Cheats in Sims 4
The Sims 4 is probably the most open game when it comes to cheating. Not only are cheats allowed in TS4, but they’re also recommended for many different things. For example, building your perfect house is literally impossible without cheats like Move Objects, so in certain situations, you must simply use cheats! However, what about the Mac cheats for Sims 4?
Well, since the Sims 4 is available on multiple different platforms, the use of cheats is a bit different on each of them. There are different commands and ways to activate cheats in Sims 4, so you should know how to approach cheating in this game for your specific platform.
The Mac players may find it interesting that the cheats are nearly the same as on PC. There is almost no difference to the activating of cheats too. So if you’re familiar with using cheats while playing The Sims 4 on a PC, you’ll have no problem using them on your Mac too.
However, if you’re a new player and have no idea where to start with the Sims 4 Mac cheats, this post is for you! Here, I’ll do my best to cover everything you need to know about using cheats in Sims 4. And by the end, you’ll know how to make your life easier while simming.
Keep in mind that I won’t cover every single cheat in the game. On our cheat page here at SnootySims, you can find the entire list of Sims 4 cheats. But in this post, I’ll give you all the essential cheats you need for playing the game the best way.
So, let’s get started with this complete guide on Mac cheats for Sims 4!
How to Enable Cheats in Sims 4 on a Mac?
The Sims 4 is a unique game in the sense that it requires enabling cheats before you do any cheating. This is quite the opposite of video games such as Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, for example. There, you only need to type your cheat command (a specific combination of letters on your keyboard) and the cheat is immediately activated.
But in Sims 4, you have to enable cheats if you want the cheats to actually work.
Here I have an entire guide dedicated to enabling cheats in Sims 4. It covers everything from Windows PC and Mac to the consoles PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. But for now, here is everything you need to know to enable cheats in Sims 4 on your Mac today!
- Hold down CMD + SHIFT + C on your keyboard. When you press these 3 buttons on your keyboard, the command console box will pop up. That’s the small window in the top left corner of your screen. In it go all the cheats you want to use in Sims 4.
- Type “testingcheats true” in the command console box. Testingcheats true is the command line that gives permission for all other cheats to work in your game. You can also use “testingcheats on”, which does the exact same thing.
- Press Enter. Once you’re done typing and hitting Enter, the game will immediately notify you that you’re about to enable cheats. This means that you won’t be able to earn achievements while cheats are on. Agree to continue.
That is how you can enable cheats in Sims 4 on your Mac. Once you repeat this process a couple of times, it becomes the easiest thing you can do in this game!
The Best Sims 4 Cheats for Mac
Since the building is one of the most important things in Sims 4, it’s good to start here. The way the building is designed in Sims 4 is pretty limited, so you’ll definitely need these cheats in your journey.
The first cheat you need to know is the Move Objects cheat or bb.moveobjects on. As its name suggests, this cheat allows you to move any object in any place you want. For example, you can take a vase, place it on a counter, and move it left, right, up, or down as much as you like. This cheat is simply a must!
The second most important build cheat in Sims 4 is Show Hidden objects cheat or bb.showhiddenobjects. It allows you to access all the hidden items in your game, so you can have greater freedom when it comes to building and decorating.
You can also use the [ and ] buttons on your keyboard to scale an item up or down. But here’s my entire guide on the Sims 4 build cheats to help you out.
Developing a relationship between two Sims isn’t easy. And instead of wasting hours and hours of your time forcing interactions, you can use the relationship cheat to instantly boost the relationship status.
This is the relationship cheat:
modifyrelationship [sim 1’s first name] [sim 1’s last name] [sim 2’s first name] [sim 2’s last name] [# of relationship strength] [relationship type]
The command is pretty self-explanatory. First, you’ll have to insert your Sims’ names. Second, you’ll have to enter the relationship strength number, which can be anything from -100 to 100 (100 is the strongest and the negative is the opposite). And third, you’ll have to determine what type of relationship you want for those two Sims. Here’s what you can place in the last part of the cheat.
- LTR_Romance_Main – romance between two Sims.
- LTR_Friendship_Main – friendship between two Sims.
- LTR_SimtoPet_Friendship_Main – friendship between a Sim and a pet.
Here’s an example of the whole cheat:
modifyrelationship Mila Wellstone James Hardy 100 LTR_Romance_Main
The skills cheats are one of the most useful cheats in Sims 4, including Mac. They allow you to instantly boost your skills to level 10 without doing the work. All skills can be increased in Sims 4 using the same cheat but with different variations. Here’s what I mean.
To increase your fitness skill to level 10 in Sims 4, use stats.set_skill_level Skill_Fitness 10. Instead of the number 10, you can put any other level number you like. And if you don’t put any number, the cheat will simply give you the next level (for example, level 4 to level 5).
To level up any other skill in the game, simply change the skill name. Here’s a guide to all skill cheats in Sims 4.
Pregnancy can also be a bothersome process in this game. That’s why I recommend you use these Sims 4 cheats, even if you only casually play the game on your Mac.
- sims.add_buff buff_pregnancy_trimester1
- sims.add_buff buff_pregnancy_trimester2
- sims.add_buff buff_pregnancy_trimester3
- sims.add_buff buff_pregnancy_inlabor
You can use any of these cheats to make your Sim pregnant. Just choose the one it seems right for you.
Controlling your Sims’ moods isn’t easy too. You can never really tell how you’re Sim is going to feel, so it’s good to have the option to change that. Luckily for us, there’s a cheat for every moodlet in the game. And by simply inserting it, you’ll immediately grant your Sim that moodlet. Let me give you an example.
To give your Sim the Confident moodlet, use the sims.add_buff ConfidentHigh cheat. The same cheat of sims.add_buff works for any other moodlet. You simply need to know the correct name of the moodlet to activate the cheat.
Once you’ve activated a moodlet cheat, the effect usually lasts for 12 hours. However, some moodlets last for longer.
Here’s a table of all the moodlet cheats for Sims 4 which also work on a Mac.
As you can see, using Sims 4 cheats on a Mac is as easy as on a PC or a console. You simply need to know how to enable the cheats and the correct command lines. Enabling cheats is easy once you’ve repeated the process a couple of times. And as far as the specific cheatlines are concerned, you can find all of them here at SnootySims. Just search for the one you want to try!
There are tons and tons of different cheats for Sims 4. And honestly, not all of them are useful. I gave you an overview of the necessary cheats for better gameplay. But feel free to use any cheat you might need at the moment for your specific game.
Good luck and happy simming!