The newly released life simulation game from EA Maxis, The Sims 4, though left many fans and critics disappointed still has got many playing the game over the weekend.
To help players, here are some of the cheats that will allow them to play with ease. Players wanting unlimited money, free houses, handy utilities will be happy with the cheats they will find below.
In order to open the Cheat Console, press CTRL+SHIFT+C. After it opens, enter the following cheats in the box on the top of the screen.
help - Outputs all commands available to the player in the command console.
death.toggle - Toggles the true/false value of death – when off, death is disabled and no sims will die.
freeRealEstate [on/off] - Only available to enter when in neighborhood/world. When toggled on, home purchases are free. When toggled off, homes costs the usual amount.
fullscreen - Toggles The Sims 4 full screen mode, on or off.
headlineEffects [on/off] - Disables "headline" effects, including plumbobs, thought balloons, etc. so as to not obscure the player's view.
kaching - Adds 1000 Simoleons to the active household's funds.
rosebud - Adds 1000 Simoleons to the active household's funds.
motherlode - Adds 50,000 Simoleons to the active household's funds.
resetSim [FirstName] [LastName] - Resets the Sim named.
Pressing Shift + ] - Increases the size of the object selected.
Players will be able to unlock more cheats by typing testingCheats [true/false]
cas.fulleditmode – enables all Create a Sim abilities.
After enabling more cheats you can also activate Interaction Cheats by holding shift and clicking on Objects and Sims.
Reset Object – Resets the sim.
Add to Family – Add the selected sim to the current household family.
Cheat Motive, Make Happy – Fills all motive/need bars and give the Happy Mood.
Cheat Motive, Enable Motive Decay – Motives/needs change normally.
Cheat Motive, Disable Motive Decay – Motives/needs freeze.
Modify in CAS – Edit everything in CAS except name and inherited traits.
Reset Object – Resets the object.
Make Dirty – If the object can become dirty, it will.
Make Clean – If the object is dirty, becomes clean.
Teleport Sim – Immediately teleports sim to selected position.
Giant Toilets Cheat
Players were able to manually resize objects by pressing Shift+]. Initially, players started testing the limits of it. It started with sofas and moved to toilets. It was being debated if it was a bug or a cheat, but later EA replied to queries by Kotaku that the cheat was intentionally placed in The Sims 4.
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Pirated Copies have Nudity Glitch and are Pixelated - a Deliberate Glitch
A deliberate glitch has been added in The Sims 4, which makes it difficult to play on the pirated copies of the game, as the bodies of the character will be pixelated when they take a shower. This later spreads and blurs out the entire screen and it stays that way indefinitely.
Newsweek reports that players were unaware of the glitch and so they approached the official forums complaining about a 'bug' and thus falling into the trap that was set up for such pirates.
However, many criticised such tactics of EA Maxis. "It looks like EA have been using their effort in the wrong place," said Loz Kaye, the leader of the Pirate Party supporting legalisation of file sharing to Newsweek.
"If they had used their creativity on the actual game, Sims 4 might have got better reviews. Making a great gaming experience is what will make people part with their cash, not 'pirate catching' gimmicks," he added.
The Sims 4 has been popular with pirates, after players and fans were disappointed with the new game. The Sims 4 was released on 2 September 2014 on PC. The UK release was on 5 September 2014.