The Sims 4 Cheats: Money, Needs, Death Cheats, and More

Every The Sims 4 cheat for money, needs, relationships, death, and more!

There are more cheats for The Sims 4 than most people could ever use in their time with the game and its myriad of expansions, but every player of The Sims eventually turns to cheats to change or speed things up.

The Sims 4 has cheats for just about anything you could think of. Not just money or needs cheats, but cheats to apply traits and level up skills, allow items to overlap, manually promote a Sim in their field, or even kill Sims in specific ways.

This part of our The Sims 4 cheat sheet will go over some of the more basic cheat codes you can use in the game. On this page, we have:

We do have every The Sims 4 cheat here on GameSkinny, just separated since there are hundreds of them!

For more cheats, check out our other cheat code lists for the game. One is The Sims 4 expansion-exclusive cheats like retail store perks and vampire powers; and the other is focused on The Sims 4 cheats for skills, careers, and traits.

How to Use Cheats in The Sims 4

There is one thing you must do before using any cheat in The Sims 4, and that is to enable cheats in the first place. This is done by:

  1. Pressing the Ctrl, Shift, and C keys simultaneously
  2. Typing testingcheats true in the prompt
  3. Hit enter

Once you do this, you can enter as many cheats as you like. You will have to enter it each time you relaunch the game and want to use cheats.

The Sims 4 Money Cheats

Make sure you use testingcheats true before trying to input other cheats.

Cheat Code Effect
rosebud Adds 1000 Simoleons to funds.
kaching Adds 1000 Simoleons to funds.
motherlode Adds 50000 Simoleons to funds.
Money [Simoleon amount] Changes the funds in the household
to the amount you specify.
Example: Money 105000
FreeRealEstate [on][off] Use in the neighborhood to make
most lots free.
Example: FreeRealEstate on

The Sims 4 Build / Buy Mode Cheats

Aside from the codes below, there are some extra cheats you can use for Buy / Buy mode. These being:

  • Hold Shift and C then click the roof for additional options
  • Shift and ] to increase selected object size
  • Shift and [ to decrease selected object size

Make sure you use testingcheats true before trying to input other cheats.

Cheat Code Effect
bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement Unlocks all career rewards.
bb.moveobjects Disables object collision to allow you to overlap items.
bb.enablefreebuild Allows you to edit certain lots, including career-related ones from the Get to Work expansion.
bb.showhiddenobjects Enables debug Buy mode.
bb.showliveeditobjects Enables a ton of environmental objects.
(requires bb.showhiddenobjects as well)

The Sims 4 General Cheats

There are two general cheats you can use aside from the ones listed below that are quite useful. These are:

  • Hold Shift and click on a Sim, then select Modify in CAS to edit them (excluding inherited traits and names)
  • Hold Shift and click on the ground, then select Teleport Me Here to teleport the selected Sim to that spot or nearby

Make sure you use testingcheats true before trying to input other cheats.

Cheat Code Effect
Help Displays all available commands.
headlineeffects [on / off] Toggles effects like thought balloons.
hovereffects [on / off] Toggles the outline when mousing over Sims
and objects.
fullscreen Toggles fullscreen mode.
fps [on / off] Toggles seeing your FPS on the screen.
caslockspeed X Adjusts how quickly a Sim moves in CAS.
Replace X with a number from 1 to 10.
cas.fulleditmode Unlocks full CAS edit capabilities.
(Click on a Sim and choose to Plan Outfit
after enabling.)
resetSim [Sim name] Resets the Sim who's name you input.

The Sims 4 Need Cheats

With testingcheats true enabled, as you need to do to use any cheats in The Sims 4, there are three unique cheats you can use aside from the commands below just by shift-clicking on a Sim.

You can easily fill a Sim's needs and make them happy, and disable or enable their need decay, by:

  1. Shift-clicking on a Sim
  2. Clicking Cheat Need
  3. Selecting what you'd like to adjust

Make sure you use testingcheats true before trying to input other cheats.

Cheat Code Effect
sims.fill_all_commodities Fills entire household's needs.
fillmotive motive_Bladder Fills the bladder need of the selected Sim.
fillmotive motive_Energy Fills the energy need of the selected Sim.
fillmotive motive_Fun Fills the fun need of the selected Sim.
fillmotive motive_Hunger Fills the hunger need of the selected Sim.
fillmotive motive_Hygiene Fills the hygiene need of the selected Sim.
fillmotive motive_Social Fills the social need of the selected Sim.

The Sims 4 Relationship Cheats

Aside from the cheats below, you can hold Shift and click on a non-household Sim to add it to the family.

You need to use the Sims' first and last names with cheats that require names.

Make sure you use testingcheats true before trying to input other cheats.

Cheat Code Effect
modifyrelationship [Sim1 name] [Sim2 name]
100 LTR_Friendship_Main
Adds 100 friendship between two Sims.
modifyrelationship [Sim1 name] [Sim2 name]
100 LTR_Romance_Main 
Adds 100 romance between two Sims.
modifyrelationship [Sim1 name] [Sim2 name]
-100 LTR_Friendship_Main
Takes 100 friendship between two Sims.
modifyrelationship [Sim1 name] [Sim2 name]
-100 LTR_Romance_Main
Takes 100 romance between two Sims.
modifyrelationship [Sim name] [Pet name]
100 LTR_SimToPetFriendship_Main
Adds 100 friendship between a Sim and a pet.
modifyrelationship [Sim name] [Pet name]
-100 LTR_SimToPetFriendship_Main
Takes 100 friendship between a Sim and a pet.
relationship.introduce_sim_to_all_others Sim becomes acquainted with all other Sims in neighborhood.           
relationships.create_friends_for_sim Spawns a brand new Sim to be the selected Sim's friend.

The Sims 4 Death and Revival Cheats

Death and revival cheats are fairly straightforward, but listing them out isn't. In the name of keeping the below table simple, only the enable traits for death are listed.

Death toggles that start with traits.equip_trait can be reversed by using traits.remove_trait and using the same modifier. Sims killed in specific ways who have turned into ghosts can be revived using the relevant remove_trait cheat. For example:

  1. traits.equip_trait Ghost_Lightning toggles a Sim to turn into a ghost killed by lightning
  2. traits.remove_trait Ghost_Lightning toggles a Sim back to life, if they were killed by lightning

Make sure you use testingcheats true before trying to input other cheats.

Cheat Code Effect
Death.toggle Disables and enables death.
sims.add_buff Ghostly Makes a Sim a ghost for four hours.
sims.get_sim_id_by_name [Pet name] Gives you the selected pet's ID.
traits.equip_trait Ghost_OldAge [Pet ID] Kills the pet and turns it into a ghost.
traits.equip_trait Ghost_Lightning Turns a Sim into a ghost who died
by lightning.
(Requires TS4 Seasons)
traits.equip_trait Ghost_Frozen Turns a Sim into a ghost who died
by freezing.
(Requires TS4 Seasons)
traits.equip_trait Ghost_Overheat Turns a Sim into a ghost who died
by overheating.
(Requires TS4 Seasons)
traits.equip_trait poison Turns a Sim into a ghost who died
by poison.
(Requires TS4 Jungle Adventure)
traits.equip_trait Vampire_Sun Turns a Sim into a ghost who died
via sunlight. Works on vampires and
regular Sims.
(Requires TS4 Vampires)
stats.set_stat
commodity_Vampire_SunExposure -100
Kills a vampire Sim via sunlight.
(Requires TS4 Vampires)
traits.equip_trait trait_Ghost_MurphyBed Turns a Sim into a ghost who was
crushed by a Murphy Bed.
(Requires TS4 Tiny Living Stuff)
traits.equip_trait trait_Ghost_Beetle Turns a Sim into a ghost who died
by drinking a bug drink.
(Requires TS4 Eco Lifestyle)
traits.equip_trait trait_Ghost_Flies Turns a Sim into a ghost who died
by a swarm of flies.
(Requires TS4 Eco Lifestyle)

 

Check out our other cheat lists, such as the TS4 cheats for traits, careers, and skills or our TS4 expansion pack cheat list, or even take a look at our other guides on The Sims 4.

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Published Nov. 23rd 2020

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