The list below consists of cheats for The Sims 2 and its expansions.  If you happen to know of a cheat that isn’t listed, I’d be glad to add it! Just head on over to the Contact Us page and fill out the form (I would need to know the name of the game and the description of the cheat).

During the game, hit CTRL+SHIFT+C to bring up the Cheat Box. Type one of the following and hit Enter.

[tab:Sims 2]

Adds §1,000 to household funds

Adds §50,000 to household funds

Moveobjects on/off
Moves unmoveable objects

Aging -on/-off
Sims won’t age

StretchSkeleton (number)
Make your sims taller or smaller, 2.0 double size, 0.5 half size etc

intProp maxNumOfVisitingSims 8
You can invite more guests with a party. Can change last number to anything higher or lower. Use in Neighbourhood screen

boolProp snapObjectsToGrid [true/false]
Use ‘false’ to place objects out of grid

boolProp testingCheatsEnabled [true/false]
Use ‘true’ to enable CAS debugmode and more

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

boolProp displayPaths [true/false]
True=You see the path where the selected sim walks to

faceBlendLimits -on/off
When making a child in CAS, this cheat can turn off facial bounding limitations

After typing in ‘expand’, you see the game version in the cheat box

floatProp tvVolume [0.0-1.0]
0.5 is the default. Lower or increase the number to change the T.V volume

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

deleteAllCharacters *Neighbourhood cheat
Removes every sim from the neighbourhood

TerrainType desert/temperate/dirt/concrete *Neighbourhood cheat
Toggles between terrain types

boolProp CameraDriftCamEnabled [true/false] *Neighbourhood cheat
False = Camera does not move in Nhood

boolprop displayNeighborhoodProps [true/false] *Neighbourhood cheat
False = Removes props like rocks and towers from Nhood

boolprop displayNeighborhoodRoads [true/false] *Neighbourhood cheat
False = Removes roads from Nhood

boolprop displayNeighborhoodFlora [true/false] *Neighbourhood cheat
False = Removes trees/plants from Nhood

boolprop displayNeighborhoodWater [true/false] *Neighbourhood cheat
False = removes water from Nhood

boolprop displayLotImposters [true/false] *Neighbourhood cheat
False = Removes houses from Nhood (just the graphics, not the houses themselves)

boolprop displayNeighborhoodRoadsWithModel [t/f] *Nhood cheat
Where T = true and F = false. When set to False, it removes bridges from the Neighborhood

boolprop lotTerrainLighting [true/false] *Neighbourhood cheat
False=Lots won’t light up when you move your mouse over it in Nhood

boolprop carsCompact [true/false] *Neighbourhood cheat
True=Cars in Nhood have more detail

boolprop ShowLotPackageFilename [true/false] *Neighbourhood cheat
In Nhood, shows filename of house when you move your mouse over a lot

boolprop nhoodWaterReflection [true/false] *Neighbourhood cheat
Turns on/off water reflection in nhood

boolProp carsOnRight [true/false] *Neighbourhood cheat
Cars in Nhood drive on left or right side of road

Slowmotion 0-8 *Filmmaking Cheat
0 is normal speed and 8 is slower

boolProp enablePostProcessing true/false *Filmmaking Cheat
Must be true for all filmic cheats to function

Bloom (r g b x) *Filmmaking Cheat
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) *Filmmaking Cheat
Creates a filmic look in which a focal point is clear but everything around it is blurry

filmgrain (0-1) *Filmmaking Cheat
Creates a film graininess

letterbox (0.0-0.4) *Filmmaking Cheat
Creates a letterbox view of size specified


boolprop dormspecifictoolsdisabled false *Requires University
boolprop dormspecifictoolsdisabled false

changelotzoning dorm *Requires University
Make a dorm from the beggining on a residential lot in a blank neighbourhood

boolProp allow45DegreeAngleOfRotation [t/f] *Requires University
T = True and F= false. Allows you to rotate objects 45 degrees

setHighestAllowedLevel [level] *Requires University
You can build a building with more than 5 floors


familyfunds [Familyname] # *Requires Nightlife
Add or extract money for a chosen family. For example, “familyfunds Sims +50000” adds §50.000 to family Sims. -50000 extracts §50.000

roofslopeangle [15-75] *Requires Nightlife
Adjusts the slope angle on all roofs on a lot

showHeadlines [on/off] *Requires Nightlife
Makes all thought balloons invisible

unlockCareerRewards *Requires Nightlife
Unlocks all career rewards for selected Sim

MaxMotives *Requires Nightlife
Sets all needs for all Sims on the lot to full

motiveDecay [on/off] *Requires Nightlife
Turns natural need decay on or off

aspirationPoints # *Requires Nightlife
Adds the specified number of Aspiration points to selected Sim

lockAspiration [on/off] *Requires Nightlife
Freezes aspiration point decay for all Sims on the lot

aspirationLevel [0-5] *Requires Nightlife
Changes Sims’ aspiration level. 0=lowest, 5=Platinum level

agesimcheat [on/off] *Requires Nightlife
Adds ‘set age’ to interaction menu. Any Sim you click on can be set to any age group

setLotLightingFile [filename] *Requires Nightlife
Change lighting by choosing an alternate lighting file. Original can be found in /Nightlife/TSData/Res/Lights. To restore use “setLotLightingFile clear”


boolprop ControlPets [on/off] *Requires Pets
Makes pets fully controlable, but you can’t cancel actions from their queue

boolprop DisablePuppyKittenAging [true/false] *Requires Pets
Turns off aging for kittens and puppies

boolprop PetActionCancel [true/false] *Requires Pets
Makes actions in a pet’s queue accessible

boolprop ShowCatalogePFlags [true/false] *Requires Pets
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] *Requires Pets
Turns pet free will off

DeleteAllAwnings *Requires Pets
Deletes all awnings on lot

DeleteAllFences *Requires Pets
Deletes all fences on lot

DeleteAllHalfWalls *Requires Pets
Deletes all half walls on lot

DeleteAllObjects [Doors/Windows/Stairs] *Requires Pets
Deletes all Doors, Windows or Stairs on lot

DeleteAllWalls *Requires Pets
Deletes all walls on lot

IndividualRoofSlopeAngle [15/75] *Requires Pets
Activates a tool to change the roof slopes of individual roofs on a lot


AddneighbortoFamilycheat [on/off] *Requires Open for Business
Click on an NPC to add one to the current household

Forcetwins *Requires Open for Business
With a pregnant Sim selected, using this cheat will transform the pregnancy into a twin birth

Sethour [0-23] *Requires Open for Business
Sets time of day

Plumbbobtoggle [on/off] *Requires Open for Business
Makes the overhead plumb bob invisible


bugJarTimeDecay [on/off] *Requires Seasons
Makes fireflies live forever in jars when set to off


modifyNeighborhoodTerrain [on/off] *Requires FreeTime
Modify Nhood terrain: [= Raise, ]=lower, \=level, p=Smooth terrain

[tab:Apartment Life]

printLotClass *Requires Apartment Life
Prints the lot’s class (low, middle, or high) as well as the corresponding numerical lot class value.

boolProp aptBaseLotSpecificToolsDisabled false *Requires Apartment Life
Every building tool is available

changelotzoning [residential | community | apartmentbase] *Requires Apartment Life
Before rezoning a lot using this cheat, make sure there are no Sims currently living in the lot. To use this cheat, enter the lot that you would like

changeLotClassification [low | middle | high] *Requires Apartment Life
This changes the lot classification of the lot. The lot will remain this classification until the following cheat is used.

clearLotClassValue *Requires Apartment Life
This changes the lot classification of the lot. The lot will remain this classification until the following cheat is used

apartmentBuildBuyRestrictions [on/off] *Requires Apartment Life
Enables buy/build mode tools in apartment lots

[tab:Mansion & Garden]

setQuarterTilePlacement [on | off] *Requires Mansion & Garden Stuff
After entering this cheat you can turn quarter tile placement on and off using “Ctrl + F” anytime you are in Build or Buy Mode. Quarter Tile Placement allows you to place objects offset from the grid in quarter tile increments. Note that some objects may become unusable or inaccessible for Sims if placed off the grid, so the use of this cheat is not recommended for anything other than decorative objects.