The Sims 4 cheats for unlimited cash and handy utilities

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Maxis and EA's latest addition to the Sims franchise is available this week, and those familiar cheats are there to help players along.

I've played The Sims games on and off over the years, but generally there's a trend to my time with them - I start of with the full intention of playing the games as intended, by creating a Sim or Sims, finding them a job, gradually progressing their lives and building them up to be wealthly individuals with large, grandiose homes. But part way through those intentions I usually get a little frustrated and want to let my creativity go nuts, by building weird and wonderful homes without the limitations of slowly gaining simoleons. That's where the cheats come in.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I remember there being cheats for all The Sims games - 'rosebud' being the one I used the most, to constantly re-supply myself with cash whenever I ran low in the first game.

It's no surprise there is a similar cheat code, and more, for The Sims 4, which launched in the US on 2nd September, and launched today (4th) in Europe. 

The Sims 4 cheats and how to use them are below. Thanks, SimsGlobe.

Open the Cheat Console: CTRL + SHIFT + C

Using the Cheat Console: enter the desired cheat code into the input field that appears at the top of the screen.

Cheat Code Description

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.

motherlode Adds 50,000 Simoleons to the active household’s funds.

resetSim [FirstName] [LastName] Resets the Sim named.

rosebud Adds 1000 Simoleons to the active household’s funds.

Pressing Shift + ] Increases the size of the object selected.


To use more Sims 4 cheats, type: testingCheats [true/false] which unlocks the following:

cas.fulleditmode – allows all Create a Sim abilities.

Shift Click on Sims Unlocks

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 in CAS, except name and inherited traits.

Shift Click on Objects Unlocks

Reset Object – Resets the object.

Make Dirty – If the object can become dirty, it will.

Make Clean – If the object is dirty, becomes clean.

Shift Click the Ground Unlocks

Teleport Sim – Immediately teleports sim to selected position.


The Sims 4 is available in the US and Europe now, with the UK release date set for 5th September, tomorrow, on PC and Mac.

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