add any money amount to the family.

fullscreen on/off Adjusts your game screen to full or windowed mode.

constrainFloorElevation [true/false] Allows all terrain adjustments regardless of objects, Sims, and other structures on them. Walls, fl oors, and objects will move with the terrain.

enableLlamas [on/off] Gives a message that says, "Llamas enabled."

jokePlease Gives you a joke in the code console prompt.

hideHeadlineEffects [on/off] Hides all meters and effects in the game, such as the plumbbob and skill meter.

quit Like it says, quits the game.

help Lists all available commands at the moment.

slowMotionViz Puts the game in slow motion. Optional parameter, value 0 = normal speed and 8 = slowest.

resetSim Resets the named Sim with neutral motives, no moodlets, and teleports Sim back home.

fps on/off Shows your Frame per Second in the upper right area while on.

fadeObjects [on/off] Toggles whether objects fade when the camera gets close to them.

testingcheatsenabled true Turns on Testing Cheats, just shift+click a Sim, or anything else, like your Mailbox.

unlockOutfits on/off Unlocks outfits in CAS (Create a Sim) mode. This must be enabled before going into CAS.

disableSnappingToSlotsOnAlt [on/off] When on, objects will not snap to slots while holding alt.

kaching While on the lot, entering this will give you $1,000.

motherlode While on the lot, entering this will give you $50,000.

moveobjects on/off With this On, it will allow you to move anything, including Sims, in your Buy/Build mode.



Sims can be an overwhelming game at the start. It's easy to get caught up in the little details, such as whether you should buy a television or a computer, or buy a better refrigerators. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you embark on another one of life's grand adventures.


There are certain activities that need to be completed everyday. They may seem fairly obvious, but it's easy to forget them while you're busy job hunting, or even playing video games. They include eating, bathing, socalizing and paying the bills.

Attending to those four needs forms the basis of the Sims experience, and helps open up many opportunities for your Sim. Conversely, neglecting those needs can result in everything from bad hygiene to death. Try to get into a routine that sees you eating and bathing everyday, at the very least.

Invest in a Computer

If you don't have enough money for both a television and a computer, it should be no competition -- get a computer. Not only can your Sim go job hunting, they can surf the Internet, play games or build on their budding writing career. It becomes slightly less important after a job has been found, but still quite useful.

Having a television does have its uses though. Unlike the computer, it's possible to exercise in front of the television. It's an excellent (and free) way to keep your Sims' health up.

Purchase a Good Stove and Refrigerator

Having a good stove and refrigerator really matters in this game. A lousy stove will result in the "Uneven Cooking" moodlet, which will hold you back from the all-important "Amazing Meal" feeling. Meanwhile, a bad refrigerator has a potential to result in food that "tastes like fridge." We don't know exactly what that tastes like, but it can't be all that great.

Settling Down

When you're first starting out, make sure that you give yourself plenty of room to expand. As you'll soon discover, land is a precious commodity, one that isn't acquired as easily as new objects and other goodies.

When you're considering your lot or a new house, keep your Sims' interests in mind. If they enjoy fishing, consider moving into a lot near Waterfall Way so they can easily take care of their angling. Also consider that picking a location with a good view can greatly enhance your Sim's mood, giving them the "Beautiful Vista moodlet." They include Alto, Crumplebottom, Frio, Koffi, Landgraab, Ursine, Wan-Goddard and Wolff.

Consider your lot and house carefully, or you may find yourself making an extremely expensive mistake.

Going to Class

Books are excellent ways to pick up a few skills. For instance, if you don't want to be burning your macaroni on your first day, it's best to pick up the cooking book. However, for those looking to go a bit more in-depth, there are classes.

Classes will you $400, but they'll get you the first level of a skill quite a bit faster than if you decide to pick up a beginner's book at the bookstore (or off your bookshelf). They can be found in the local newspaper, and may even feature a discount on certain days. If you're broke though, books will more than suffice -- and they're quite a bit cheaper too.

Quality Cooking

Cooking isn't just about survival -- it's enjoying life as thoroughly as possible, then dying of heart disease. Before those final, traumatic moments though, making high quality meals is a great way to keep your Sim happy.

Even better, after cooking that perfect meal, you can put your perfect leftovers in the fridge and keep your Sim dreaming with the Amazing Meal moodlet for days. This is an excellent way to bank those all-important Lifetime Happiness Points.

Growing Up

Our experiences inform our lives as we get older. For instance, drinking your dad's whiskey in the shed is a good way to become a raging alcoholic. Or maybe a politician, depending on how good you are at hiding it.
In any case, if you decide to start your Sim at a very early age (say, a toddler), make sure you take good care of them. Keep them happy and get good grades, and you'll get to have your pick when your Sim is awarded a new trait upon getting older. Neglect those sorts of things, and you don't get to choose -- which may mean that you're handicapped by a bad trait.

See? When you're teacher told you that you'd better get good grades or you'll turn out a bum, she was right.

Influencing a Pregnancy

So you want your newborn to turn out just so? There are ways to make it happen, if you know what to do. For instance, the chances of having twins or triplets are greatly influenced by watching the kids channel on TV or listening to the kids music station. Doing both at the same time substantially improves your chances of getting a bonus baby or two.

Gender can also be influenced via fruit. Eating three apples during pregnancy increased the chances that it will be a boy, while three watermelons increase the probability of the baby being a girl. And don't neglect mom either -- the happier she is, the better chance that you'll get to select the baby's traits yourself. A disastrous pregnancy will result in negative traits, which have the potential to handicap your child for life. Do you really want that on your head?

Using Pregnancy to your Advantage

While mom is busy dealing with stomach pains and nausea, everybody else can take advantage of the fact that she's a veritable happiness factory. During pregnancy, have the rest of the family use the "Feel Tummy" and "Talk to Tummy" socials to increase happiness all around.


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