The Sims 2: Cheats

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Cheats for The Sims 2 and Expansion Packs

To open the cheat box, hold down Ctrl, Shift and C

CheatCode Result
Kaching Adds §1.000,- to household funds
Motherlode Adds §50.000,- to household funds
Moveobjects on/off Move unmovable objects
Aging -on/-off Sims won’t age
StretchSkeleton (number) Make your sim smaller or higher.
2.0 double size, 0.5 half size, etc.
intProp maxNumOfVisitingSims # You can invite more guests with a party and more Sims show up at community lots. Use in Neighbourhood screen
boolProp snapObjectsToGrid [true/false] Use ‘false’ to place objects out of grid. Click here for more info about this and former cheat
boolProp testingCheatsEnabled [true/false] Use ‘true’ to enable CAS debugmode and more. Click this link for more info about this cheat
boolprop constrainFloorElevation [true/false] Use ‘false’ to make it possible to raise or lower the floor even when there are objects, flooring or walls on it.
boolProp simShadows [true/false] Turns shadow of sim on or off
Vsync on/off Turning off increases game performance but with some graphical errors as the price
floatProp tvVolume [0.0-1.0] 0.5 is default. Lower or increase number to manage tv sound
boolProp displayPaths [true/false] True=You see the path where the selected sim walks to
boolprop unevenTilesFloorable [true/false] True=Can place floortiles on sloped ground
boolProp useEffects [true/false] False=Turns off all effects like speech balloons, memories and the sky
boolProp useShaders true [true/false] True=Makes the pool water clearer
faceBlendLimits -on/off When making a child in CAS, this cheat can turn off facial bounding limitations


University cheats

University cheats
CheatCode Result
boolProp allow45DegreeAngleOfRotation [true/false] Allows rotating any object in 45 degree increments with < and > keys
setHighestAllowedLevel [level] Can build higher then 5 floors
boolProp dormSpecificToolsDisabled [true/false] Enables build/buy mode tools in a dorm lot
changeLotZoning [residential | community | greek | dorm | secretsociety] Changes the zoning type of the lot


Nightlife cheats

Nightlife cheats
CheatCode Result
familyfunds [Familyname] # Add or extract money for a chosen family. For example, “familyfunds Jones +10000” adds §10.000 to family Jones. -10000 extracts §10.000
roofslopeangle [15-75] Adjusts the slope angle on all roofs on a lot
showHeadlines [on/off] Makes all thought balloons invisible
unlockCareerRewards Unlocks all career rewards for selected sim
MaxMotives Sets all needs for all sims on the lot to full
motiveDecay [on/off] Turns natural need decay on or off
aspirationPoints # Adds the specified number of Aspiration points to selected sim
lockAspiration [on/off] Freezes aspiration point decay for all sims on the lot
aspirationLevel [0-5] Changes Sims’ aspiration level. 0=lowest, 5=Platinum level
agesimscheat [on/off] Adds ‘set age’ to interaction menu. Any sim you click on, can be set to any age group
setLotLightingFile [filename] Change lighting by choosing an alternate lighting file. Original can be found in /Nightlife/TSData/Res/Lights. To restore use “setLotLightingFile clear”


Open for Business cheats

Open for Business cheats
CheatCode Result
AddneighbortoFamilycheat [on/off] Click on an NPC to add one to the current household
Forcetwins With a pregnant Sim selected, using this cheat will transform the pregnancy into a twin birth
Sethour [0-23] Set time of day
Plumbbobtoggle Makes the overhead plumb bob invisible
Hold down Ctrl + Alt while an object is selected Allows you to put as many items on a wall as you want, even if they overlap


Pets cheats

Pets cheats
CheatCode Result
boolprop ControlPets [on/off] Makes pets fully controlable, but you can’t cancel actions from their queue
boolprop DisablePuppyKittenAging [true/false] Turns off aging for kittens and puppies
boolprop PetActionCancel [true/false] Makes actions in a pet’s queue accessible
boolprop ShowCatalogePFlags [true/false] Activates labels in the detail view of each Buy mode and Build mode objects to show which product they came from (EP or SP)
boolprop PetsFreeWill [true/false] Turns pet free will off
DeleteAllAwnings Deletes all awnings on lot
DeleteAllFences Deletes all fences on lot
DeleteAllHalfWalls Deletes all half walls on lot
DeleteAllObjects [Doors/Windows/Stairs] Deletes all Doors, Windows or Stairs on lot
DeleteAllWalls Deletes all walls on lot
IndividualRoofSlopeAngle [15/75] Activates a tool to change the roof slopes of individual roofs on a lot


Seasons cheat

Seasons cheat
CheatCode Result
bugJarTimeDecay [on/off] Makes fireflies live forever in jars when set to off


FreeTime cheats

FreeTime cheat
CheatCode Result
modifyNeighborhoodTerrain [on/off] Modify Nhood terrain: [= Raise, ]=lower, =level, p=Smooth terrain


Apartment Life cheats

Apartment Life cheats
CheatCode Result
printLotClass Shows the current class of a lot
changeLotClassification [low | middle | high] Changes the lot classification of the lot
clearLotClassValue Undo the former cheat
boolprop controlpets [on/off] Makes roommates controllable
boolprop petactioncancel Cancel anything your roommate plans to do
boolprop petsfreewill [true/false] Use false to turn off free will for roomates
boolProp aptBaseSpecificToolsDisabled [true/false] Use false to enable build/buy mode tools on an apartment lot
boolprop aptsublotspecifictoolsdisabled [true/false] Use false to enable build/buy mode tools in an apartment room (can give problems when used outside room).
changeLotZoning [apartmentbase/secretwitchlot] Changes the zoning type of the lot


Lot cheats

Lot cheats
CheatCode Result
boolprop lotWater [true/false] False=Removes water from lots (ponds)
boolprop lotTerrainPaints [true/false] False=Removes floorpainting on lot
boolprop showFloorGrid [true/false] Shows grid or not in build or buy mode
boolprop objectShadows [true/false] False=Removes shadows on objects OUTside house
boolProp guob [true/false] False=Removes shadows on objects INside house
boolprop renderSelectedSimLevel [true/false] True=Walls no longer cut away for selected sim
boolprop locktiles [true/false] False=You can place floortiles outside lot (Like on road)
boolprop reflectionWithExtraViewer [true/false] Turns on/off reflection in mirrors
boolprop renderInsideObjectOnlyOnSelectedSimLevel [true/false] True=Objects only appear on levels the selected sim is on and when that floor is selected
boolprop renderSelectedSimLevel [true/false] True=Only see selected simlevel; like when sim is on top floor, other floors are invisible


Neighbourhood cheats

Neighbourhood cheats
CheatCode Result
deleteAllCharacters Removes every sim from the neighbourhood
TerrainType desert/temperate/dirt/concrete Toggles between terrain types
boolProp CameraDriftCamEnabled [true/false] False=Camera does not move in Nhood
boolprop displayNeighborhoodProps [true/false] False=Removes props like rocks and towers from Nhood
boolprop displayNeighborhoodRoads [true/false] False=Removes roads from Nhood
boolprop displayNeighborhoodFlora [true/false] False=Removes trees/plants from Nhood
boolprop displayNeighborhoodWater [true/false] False=removes water from Nhood
boolprop displayLotImposters [true/false] False=Removes houses from Nhood (just the graphics, not the houses themselves)
boolprop displayNeighborhoodRoadsWithModel [true/false] False=Removes bridges from Nhood
boolprop lotTerrainLighting [true/false] False=Lots won’t light up when you move your mouse over it in Nhood
boolprop carsCompact [true/false] True=Cars in Nhood have more detail
boolprop ShowLotPackageFilename [true/false] In Nhood, shows filename of house when you move your mouse over a lot
boolprop nhoodWaterReflection [true/false] Turns on/off water reflection in nhood
boolProp carsOnRight [true/false] Cars in Nhood drive on left or right side of road


Filmmaking cheats

Filmmaking cheats
CheatCode Result
Slowmotion 0-8 0 is normal speed and 8 is slower
boolProp enablePostProcessing true/false Must be true for all filmic cheats to function
Bloom (r g b x) Creates a filmic look in which everything’s so bright it blurs together “r”, “g,” and “b” are color values (0-255) and “x” is the amount of blooming from 0 to 255
vignette (centerx centery X) Creates a filmic look in which a focal point is clear but everything around it is blurry
filmgrain (0-1) Creates a film graininess
letterbox (0.0-0.4) Creates a letterbox view of size specified


Less usefull cheats

Less usefull cheats
CheatCode Result
boolprop renderOpaqueUI [true/false] True=Removes transparency on control panel
boolprop lotTerrainCanvas [true/false] Not really sure. Grass turns blue?
boolprop displayLookAtBoxes [true/false] True=blocks appear on sims faces and on parts where sims look at
gameVersion After typing in ‘expand’, you see the game version in the cheat box
boolprop allObjectLightsOn [true/false] True= Lights up objects continously instead of only when used, like fridges/tv’s, etc.
floatprop particleDensity 1.000000 Raise number to increase green damping on spoiled food
boolprop lotInfoAdvancedMode [true/false] True=In neighbourhood shows the lotinfo. Can also just click on the ‘info’ button on the lotinfo screen
Autopatch on/off Toggles notification of available game patches
Help Lists some, but not all cheats
Exit Closes cheat window
Expand Expands or contracts the cheat window

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