The Sims 4 came out in 2014 and since then the wonderful people of the Sims community have found all the best cheats, codes and tips. Most of these Sims 4 codes and cheats should work on both PC and Mac. However, note there are different commands for opening the cheat console window on PC and Mac. In addition, please note some cheats or codes apply to certain expansion packs where listed.

The Sims 4 General Cheat Codes and Tips

Many of the cheat codes you use will only work if you first enable cheat testing. To enable cheats:

  1. On your PC keyboard hit CTRL + SHIFT + C to bring up the cheat console window.
  2. On your Mac keyboard hit CMD + SHIFT + C to bring up the cheat console window.
  3. In the cheat console window type the following and then press enter

testingcheats true

Now all of the cheat codes for The Sims 4 we have listed here will work in your game. Please note if you use a lot of cheat codes there is a bug that means you may need to enable cheats again by repeating steps 1 and 2. To disable cheats type in the cheat console window

testingcheats false
Once you have enabled cheats testing there is a wide range of changes you can make to your game and sims. Get more Simoleons, have an instant pregnancy, turn off death, and even alter your careers and skills. Includes cheat codes for The Sims 4 expansion packs up to and including the latest Parenthood expansion pack released May 2017.

cas.fullEditMode Edit a Sim mid-game
freeRealEstate [on or off] All houses are free to buy. Note: Use this cheat code while in the neighborhood screen.
resetsim firstname lastname Resets a stuck Sim
death.toggle false Disables death
death.toggle true Enables death
fps [on or off] Turns the display of Frames Per Second on or off
fullscreen Makes the game fullscreen, use the same code to go back to windowed mode
objects.consumables_infinite_toggle Infinite consumables for your Sim
ui.dialog.auto_respond Backs out of dialog or makes a choice automatically
headlineEffects [on or off] Hides all overhead effects such as speech and thought bubbles
sims.spawnsimple[# of Sims desired] Spawn specified number of Sims. Note: Keep this number low to avoid crashes.
stats.set_stat commodity_becomingVampire 2160 Turns your active Sim into a vampire via the natural process
traits.remove_trait trait_occultVampire Turns your active Sim into a vampire straight away
traits.remove_trait trait_occultVampire Turns your active vampire Sim back into a human
stats.set_stat rankedStatistic_occult_vampireXP 1593 This code will max out your vampire rank as well as add 2 power points every time you enter the code. Vampire codes courtesy of TwistedMexi
help Displays available commands
quit Exits the game

How to remove Tutorials from The Sims 4

  • Open the Origin Client
  • Right Click The Sims 4 game cover
  • Select View Game Properties
  • Click on Game Properties.
  • In the pop up box add the following line to the Command Line Arguments box and then hit apply:

— — no_tutorial

How to turn off or adjust aging

In The Sims 4, you have built in options to change the duration of your Sim’s age growth. Through these same options, aging can be turned off completely as well. To access the aging options go to the Main Menu and then Options. Under Options you can alter your Sim’s lifespan by adjusting it between short, normal, and long. To completely stop aging, in the same options just above Lifespan, turn off auto aging.

How to use Shift-Click cheats

In The Sims 4, there is also a variety of cheats that are used by shift-clicking sims, objects etc. instead of typing codes into the cheat console window. To enable shift-click cheats you must still use the cheat console window. Open the cheat console window by hitting CTRL + SHIFT + C (CMD + SHIFT + C for Mac) and type testingcheats true then hit enter. Now with testing cheats enabled you can shift-click the following:

  • Sims – See options to enable/disable an individual sim’s needs decay, edit the sim’s appearance in CAS, add this sim to your current active family, fill all needs or reset the sim.
  • NPC Sims – See options to add this NPC sim to your active household, reset the sim, enable/disable the sim’s needs decay or edit their appearance in CAS.
  • Mailbox – Enable or disable overall household needs decay.
  • Objects – Reset objects or make them dirty/clean. You can also use Shift + [ or ] to change the size of a selected object.
  • Ground – Teleport anywhere in a neighborhood where your sim is able to walk.

The Sims 4 Money Codes and Cheats

kaching or rosebud Gives your active Sim $1000 Simoleons
motherlode Gives your active Sim $50,000 Simoleons
sims.modify_funds +[enter amount] Adds specified number of Simoleons to active Sim’s wallet
households.autopay_bills Auto-pays your household bills
households.force_bills_due Force household bills to be due

The Sims 4 Build mode and Buy mode Codes and Cheats

  • Use SHIFT + [ and SHIFT + ] to scale the size of an object up and down. Items cannot go smaller than their original size though they can go quite large. Make sure you have the item selected.
 bb.moveobjects [on/off] Enables moveobjects cheat and objects can be put on top of each other
 bb.showhiddenobjects Shows hidden objects
 bb.enablefreebuild Enables all building, edit secret lots, build on rabbit holes
 bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement Unlocks career objects
 objects.gsi_create_obj <objectID> Spawn object
shift [

shift ]

Makes the size of an object smaller.

Makes the size of an object larger.

The Sims 4 Death Codes and Cheats

Sims.add_buff buff_mortified Death by embarrassment. Causes death within 5 hours.
Sims.add_buff buff_death_elderExhaustion_warning Death by exhaustion
Sims.add_buff buff_motives_hunger_starving Death by hunger within 24 hours
Sims.add_buff buff_hysterical Death by laughter
Sims.add_buff buff_death_electrocution_warning Death by repair electrocution

The Sims 4 Career and School Codes and Cheats

careers.demote[name of career] Earn a demotion in chosen career
careers.promote[name of career] Earn a demotion in chosen career
careers.promote gradeschool or

careers.promote highschool

Raise a child Sim’s Grade Performance
careers.promote astronaut Gain a promotion in the Astronaut Career
careers.promote athletic Gain a promotion in the Athlete Career
careers.promote business Gain a promotion in the Business Career
careers.promote criminal Gain a promotion in the Criminal Career
careers.promote adult_critic Gain a promotion in the Critic Career (City Living Expansion)
careers.promote culinary Gain a promotion in the Culinary Career
careers.promote detective Gain a promotion in the Detective Career (Get to Work Expansion)
careers.promote doctor Gain a promotion in the Doctor Career (Get to Work Expansion)
careers.promote entertainer Gain a promotion in the Entertainer Career
careers.promote activist Gain a promotion in the Politics Career
careers.promote scientist Gain a promotion in the Scientist Career
careers.promote secretagent Gain a promotion in the Secret Agent Career
careers.promote socialmedia Gain a promotion in the Social Media Career (City Living Expansion)
careers.promote techguru Gain a promotion in the Tech Guru Career
careers.promote writer Gain a promotion in the Writer Career
careers.add_career [nameofcareer] Adds specified career to active Sim
careers.remove_career [nameofcareer] Removes specified career from active Sim

The Sims 4 Pregnancy and Relationship Codes and Cheats

Use the following codes to set a relationship. To do so, make sure you have testingcheats enabled [testingcheats true] and then enter in the cheat console window:

[relationship.add_bit[Sim’s ID Number] [target Sim’s ID Number] [relationship code name]

e.g. relationship.add_bit 30487 78039 romantic-married

Note: To get a Sim’s ID number use the following:

sims.get_sim_id_by_name (first name) (last name)

  • romantic-married
  • family_husband_wife
  • family_parent
  • family_son_daughter
  • family_brother_sister
  • family_grandparent
  • family_grandchild
modifyrelationship [Sim’s full name] [target Sim’s full name] [50 or -50] Modify the friendship of 2 Sims
Modifyrelationship [Sim’s full name] [target Sim’s full name] [50 or -50] romance_main Modify the romantic relationship of 2 Sims
relationship.introduce_sim_to_all_others Makes Sim acquaintances with ALL Sims Note: Includes recently deceased Sims. Takes a few seconds to complete.
relationship.destroy [your Sim’s ID number] [target Sim’s ID number] Destroy your active Sim’s relationship with specified Sim
sims.add_buff pregnancy_trimester1 Make Sim or Ghost pregnant in first trimester
sims.add_buff pregnancy_trimester2 Make Sim or Ghost pregnant in second trimester
sims.add_buff pregnancy_trimester3 Make Sim or Ghost pregnant in third trimester
sims.add_buff Pregnancy_InLabor Make Any Sim or Ghost Appear Pregnant. This reenacts a birth and provides a bassinet from social services as well as all the notifications that come with birth. However, it does not produce a baby or new family member.

 

The Sims 4 Skill Change Codes and Cheats

Use the following codes to change the skill levels of your sims. To change the skill level of a currently active sim:

  1. Open the cheat console window with SHIFT + CTRL + C (CMD + SHIFT + C for Mac).
  2. Type testingcheats true and hit enter to enable cheats.
  3. Type stats.set_skill_level <skill> <level> filling in <skill> with a skill code from below and <level> with the level you want your sim’s skill to be.

 

e.g. stats.set_skill_level AdultMajor_Baking 9  – sets your sim’s Baking skill to level 9.

Adult’s Skill Selector Codes

Skill level range [0-10] for Adults unless listed otherwise.

AdultMajor_Baking Selects the Baking Skill
AdultMajor_Bowling [1-5 range] Selects the Bowling Skill (Bowling Night)
AdultMajor_Charisma Selects the Charisma Skill
AdultMajor_Comedy Selects the Comedy Skill
AdultMajor_HomestyleCooking Selects the Cooking Skill
Minor_Dancing Selects the Dancing Skill
Major_DJ Selects the DJ Skill
AdultMajor_Fishing Selects the Fishing Skill
Skill_Fitness Selects the Fitness Skill
AdultMajor_Gardening Selects the Gardening Skill
AdultMajor_GourmetCooking Selects the Gourmet Cooking Skill
AdultMajor_Guitar Selects the Guitar Skill
AdultMajor_Handiness Selects the Handiness Skill
AdultMajor_Herbalism Selects the Herbalism Skill (Outdoor Retreat Expansion)
AdultMajor_Logic Selects the Logic Skill
AdultMajor_Mischief Selects the Mischief Skill
AdultMajor_Bartending Selects the Mixology Skill
AdultMajor_Painting Selects the Painting Skill
AdultMajor_Photography Selects the Photography Skill (Get to Work Expansion)
AdultMajor_Piano Selects the Piano Skill
Major_PipeOrgan Selects the Pipe Organ Skill (Vampires)
AdultMajor_Programming Selects the Programming Skill
AdultMajor_Reaping Selects the Reaping Skill
AdultMajor_RocketScience Selects the Rocket Science Skill
VampireLore [0-15] Selects the Vampire Lore Skill (Vampires)
AdultMajor_VideoGaming Selects the Video Gaming Skill
AdultMajor_Violin Selects the Violin Skill
AdultMajor_Wellness Selects the Wellness Skill (Spa Day)
AdultMajor_Writing Selects the Writing Skill

Children’s Skill Selector Codes

Skill level range [0-10] for Children.

skill_child_creativity Selects the Child’s Creativity Skill
skill_child_mental Selects the Child’s Mental Skill
skill_child_motor Selects the Child’s Motor Skill
skill_child_social Selects the Child’s Social Skill

Toddler’s Skill Selector Codes

Skill level range [0-5] for Toddlers unless listed otherwise.

skill_level Toddler_communication Selects the Toddler’s Communication Skill
skill_level Toddler_imagination Selects the Toddler’s Imagination Skill
skill_level Toddler_movement Selects the Toddler’s Movement Skill
skill_level Toddler_potty [1-3 range] Selects the Toddler’s Potty Skill
skill_level Toddler_thinking Selects the Toddler’s Thinking Skill

The Sims 4 Services Codes and Cheats

Soak.create_soak_handyman_situation Call a Handyman
Soak.create_soak_maid_situation Call a Maid
Soak.create_soak_party_situation Call and start a party
Soak.enable_soak_handyman_situation Enable Handyman and send one to household
Soak.enable_soak_maid_situation Enable a Maid and send one to household
Soak.enable_soak_party_situation Enable a Party and send one to household
Sims.remove_buff NPC_maid Stop being a maid, removes the Maid buff
Sims.add_buff NPC_maid Make a Sim a Maid, adds the Maid buff

The Sims 4 Needs and Moodlets Codes and Cheats

sims.remove_all_buffs Removes all moodlets from active Sim
sims.give_satisfaction_points # Adds specified amount of satisfaction points to active Sim
aspirations.complete_current_milestone Complete current Milestone for active Sim
sims.add_buff buff_enraged Add Enraged buff and access enraged social options
sims.remove_buff buff_enraged Remove Enraged buff
fillmotive [motive] i.e motive_hunger or motive_energy Fills specified motive

The Sims 4 Get To Work Expansion Codes and Cheats

Use the following codes to unlock The Sims 4 Get To Work retail perks for your sims also courtesy of TwistedMexi. To unlock a retail perk for a currently active sim with ownership of the retail store:

  1. Open the cheat console window with SHIFT + CTRL + C (CMD + SHIFT + C for Mac).
  2. Type testingcheats true and hit enter to enable cheats.
  3. Enter the desired cheat code into the cheat console window and hit enter.

Retail Perks

Register of Tomorrow bucks.unlock_perk RegisterMimic true
Stunning Sign bucks.unlock_perk SignageMimic true
Provocative Pedestal bucks.unlock_perk PedestalMimic true
Extra Worker Slot 1 bucks.unlock_perk AdditionalWorker_1 true
Extra Worker Slot 2 bucks.unlock_perk AdditionalWorker_2 true
Serious Shopper bucks.unlock_perk CustomerPurchaseIntent true
MegaManager bucks.unlock_perk ImproveManagementSocials true
Slick Salesman bucks.unlock_perk ImproveRetailSocials true
Superfluous Surplus bucks.unlock_perk DecreaseRestocking_Temporary true
Cheaper Restocking bucks.unlock_perk DescreaseRestockingCost true
My First Simoleon bucks.unlock_perk StorePlacard_1 true
Fobbs 500 bucks.unlock_perk StorePlacard_2 true
Snazzy Shirt bucks.unlock_perk RetailOutfit true
Faster Checkouts Small bucks.unlock_perk CheckoutSpeed_Small true
Faster Checkouts Large bucks.unlock_perk CheckoutSpeed_Large true
Faster Restock Small bucks.unlock_perk RestockSpeed_Small true
Faster Restock Large bucks.unlock_perk RestockSpeed_Large true
Curious Shopper bucks.unlock_perk CustomerBrowseTime true
Sure Sale bucks.unlock_perk SureSaleSocial true
Instant Restock bucks.unlock_perk InstantRestock true

 

The Sims 4 Parenthood (expansion) Codes and Cheats

The following cheat codes are for new The Sims 4 Parenthood expansion pack and were provided courtesy of TwistedMexi. TwistedMexi is a long time Sims player and The Sims 4 modder who found these developer cheat codes super quickly for players! You can follow TwistedMexi’s Twitter and donate to their Patreon. Also at Patreon find more info on TwistedMexi’s Sims 4 mods like the awesome Terrain Pack pictured below.

TwistedMexi The Sims 4 mod terrain pack

Parenting Skill

Change the level of skill for your Parenting capabilities.
Valid values are 1 through 10.

stats.set_skill_level AdultMajor_Parenting <value>

Curfew Cheat

Quickly change the curfew of the current household with this cheat.
Valid values for <time> are 19, 21, and 23. (7PM, 9PM, and 11PM respectively)

curfew.set_curfew <time>

Character Value Cheats

These cheats will let you set your sims character values, -100 for completely negative, and 100 for completely positive.
0 is neutral.
<value> should be a value between -100 and 100.

Character Values Command
Empathy stats.set_stat lifeSkillStatistic_Empathy <value>
Manners stats.set_stat lifeSkillStatistic_Manners <value>
Responsibility stats.set_stat lifeSkillStatistic_Responsibility <value>
Conflict Resolution stats.set_stat lifeSkillStatistic_ConflictResolution <value>
Emotional Control stats.set_stat lifeSkillStatistic_EmotionalControl <value>

 

Character Trait Cheats

These cheats are for the traits that are normally rewarded for having a certain character value. Opposite traits can not be added at the same time, and you may use traits.remove_trait to remove the existing trait if you wish to add the other one.

Character Values Trait Command
Good Manners traits.equip_trait GoodManners
Bad Manners traits.equip_trait BadManners
Responsible traits.equip_trait LifeSkills_Responsible
Irresponsible traits.equip_trait Irresponsible
Mediator traits.equip_trait Mediator
Argumentative traits.equip_trait Argumentative
Compassionate traits.equip_trait Compassionate
Insensitive traits.equip_trait LifeSkills_Unfeeling
Emotional Control traits.equip_trait EmotionalControl
Uncontrolled traits.equip_trait Uncontrolled

 

Childhood Phase Traits

These cheats are for the traits that are normally part of the childhood phases system. Conflicting traits can not be added at the same time, and you may use traits.remove_trait to remove the existing trait if you wish to add the other one.

Childhood Phase Trait Command
Clingy traits.equip_trait ChildhoodPhase_Clingy
Picky Eater A traits.equip_trait ChildhoodPhase_PickyEater_A
Picky Eater B traits.equip_trait childhoodphase_PickyEater_B
Picky Eater C traits.equip_trait childhoodphase_PickyEater_C
Picky Eater D traits.equip_trait childhoodphase_PickyEater_D
Picky Eater E traits.equip_trait childhoodphase_PickyEater_DisgustedByFood
Picky Eater F traits.equip_trait childhoodphase_PickyEater_F
Loud traits.equip_trait ChildhoodPhase_Loud
Rebellious traits.equip_trait ChildhoodPhase_Rebellious
Mean Streak traits.equip_trait ChildhoodPhase_MeanStreak
Bear traits.equip_trait ChildhoodPhase_Bear
Distant traits.equip_trait ChildhoodPhase_Distant

 

 

 

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