Visual Cheats

June 6th, 2009
Command Effect
hideHealineEffects [on/off] Hides all meters and eggects in the game, such as the plumbbob and skill meter.
fadeObjects [on/off] Toggles whether objects fade when the camera gets close to them.
slowMotionViz Puts the game in slow motion, Optional parameter, value 0 = normal speed and 8 = slowest.
snapObjectsToGrid [true/false] Toggles how objects snap to the grid. If true is given, behavior is normal. If false is given, then by default, objects do not snap to the grid (and holding “Alt” will snap them to the grid).
snapObjectsToAngle [true/false] Toggles how objects rotate. If true is given, behavior is normal. If false is given, then by default, objects do not snap to 45 degree angles when rotating them (and holding “Alt” will snap them to the 45 degree angles)..

Build & Buy Cheats

June 6th, 2009
Command Effect
moveObjects [on/off] Removes footprint limitation for all object placement in Buy Mode and Build Mode. Removes limitations placed on hand tool for when objects are in use, or are normally non-movable objects.
contrainFloorElevation [true/false] Allows all terrain adjustments regardless of objects, Sims, and other structures on them. Walls, floors, and objects will move with the terrain, allowing you to create sloped walls and floored hills. However, placing new walls/floors will still flatten terrain, and placing objects will still require the terrain to be flat initially if the objects normally require it.
disableSnappingToSlotsOnAlt [on/off] When on, objects will not snap to slots while holding “Alt”.

Money & Lifetime Point Cheats

June 6th, 2009
Command Effect
kaching Adds 1,000 simoleans to active household’s fund.
motherlode Adds 50,000 simoleans to active household’s fund.
freeRealEstate Ignores the cost when buying a lot for the current game.
shazaam Gives 2,500 Lifetime Happiness Points to active Sim.

General Cheats

June 6th, 2009
Command Effect
help Lists all commands available at the moment
enableLlamas [on/off] Gives a message that says, “Llamas enabled.”
jokePlease Posts a random joke on screen
fullscreen [on/off] Toggles between full-screen and windowed modes.
resetSim Resets the named Sim with neutral motives, no moodlets, and teleports Sim back home.
fps [on/off] Toggles framerate indicator
quit Exits game
TestingCheatsEnabled Enables cheat functionality

How to activate cheats in Sims 3

June 6th, 2009

While playing the game, press [Ctrl] + [Shift] + C to display the console window. Then, type one of the cheat codes and press [Enter] to activate the corresponding cheat function. Note: In Windows Vista
you may need to press [Ctrl] + [Windows] + [Shift] + C to display the console window.