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This page contains Cheats for The Sims 2 organized by sections for PC. This game has "Simulation Virtual" as genre, made by Maxis, released on Sep 14, 2004. If you can't find a hint or secret in our list, then please check this page periodically for the latest updates.

Boxshot & Details
The Sims 2
  • Developer: Maxis
  • Publisher: Ea Games
  • Genre: Simulation Virtual
  • Release: Sep 14, 2004
  • ESRB: Teen

Game Codes

Cheat Mode

Press [Ctrl] + [Shift] + C during game play to display the console window.

Code:Result:
Kaching1,000 more Simoleons
motherlode50,000 more Simoleons
gameVersionAfter typing expand, will you see the game version in the cheat box
floatProp tvVolume <0.0-1.0>Change television volume; default is 0.5
exitClose console window
help <cheat command>Display information about indicated cheat
boolProp enablePostProcessing <true or false>Enable postprocessing cheats; requires video card that supports pixel shaders
expandExpand or contract console window
twinzr2cute, twinsr2cute, or ForceTwinsHave twins when baby is born
boolprop ShowLotPackageFilename <true or false>In neighborhood, shows filename of house when lot is highlighted
Vsync <on or off>Increase game performance with some graphics glitches
helpList most cheat codes
StretchSkeleton <number>Make Sims larger or smaller; 1.0 is normal
intprop censorgridsize 0No censor; set to 8 to return to normal
moveObjects <on or off>Objects can be placed anywhere in buy and build modes; hand tool can move any object
aging <on or off>Prevent Sims from aging
deleteAllCharactersRemove all Sims; use in neighborhood view
boolprop lotTerrainLighting <true or false>Set to false and lots will not light up when highlighted in neighborhood
boolprop locktiles <true or false>Set to false to place floor tiles outside lot
boolProp snapObjectsToGrid <true or false>Set to false to place objects out of grid
boolprop constrainFloorElevation <true or false>Set to false to raise and lower floor even when covered with objects
boolprop displayNeighborhoodRoadsWithModel <true or false>Set to false to remove bridges from neighborhood
boolprop lotTerrainPaints <true or false>Set to false to remove floorpainting on lot
boolprop displayNeighborhoodProps <true or false>Set to false to remove props like rocks and towers from neighborhood
boolprop objectShadows <true or false>Set to false to remove removes shadows on objects outside house
boolprop lotWater <true or false>Set to false to remove removes water (ponds) from lots
boolprop displayNeighborhoodRoads <true or false>Set to false to remove roads from neighborhood
boolProp guob <true or false>Set to false to remove shadows on objects inside house
boolprop displayNeighborhoodWater <true or false>Set to false to remove water from neighborhood
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Ibwuhhmt, Oct 20, 2006

Postprocessing cheats

Use the following case-sensitive codes after enabling the Postprocessing cheats with the boolProp enablePostProcessing true code.

Note: Do not enable or use the Postprocessing cheats unless your video card supports pixel shaders.

Code:Result:
bloom <r g b x>Blur effect; red, green, blue value must be between 0 and 255, and x (bloom) between 0.0 and 1.0
vignette <centerX centerY x>Centered blur effect; centerX and centerY are screen coordinates; x (vignette) must be between 0.0 and 1.0
filmGrain <0.0-1.0>Grainy screen effect
letterBox <0.0-0.4>Letterbox screen effect

DadMidd, Oct 20, 2006

Cheat mode (command line)

Start the game with one of the following command line parameters:

Code:Result:
-nosoundDisable sound
-fFull screen
-r<width>x<height>Set screen resolution
-wWindowed screen

oo0 spartan 0oo, Oct 20, 2006

Make your sims happy, fast!

This cheat will make your sims mood meters go up except the enviroment. in the cheat box type in "maxmotives" and your sims will be happy.

KJ, Oct 20, 2006

More Money Faster than motherlode

If you have a sim faliy that doesn't have enough money to buy thte house you desire, and you need to save time ot you don't feel like wasting time by typing in motherlode a thousand times, than listen. Go to the neighborhood view, and type in (familyfunds) (family's last name) (amount you want).

Ex. Your family's last name is Sim, and you want $9785758. it should look like (familyfunds) (sim) (9785758)

Note: The maximum is 9999999

thesims2master0, Jan 3, 2008

Game Unlockables

Unlock Hidden Game Outfits, Hairs etc.

This is a cheat maxis used to test out different outfits, hairstyles, skintones and other create-a-sim things. In the neighbourhood screen , type:

boolprop testingcheatsenabled true

Then in create a family screen, Hold in the shift key and press N. You should unlock hidden things.

You can now get the alien skin tone, and NPC outfits, and if you have expansion packs installed, like nightlife, females will be able to wear Mrs. Crumplebottom outfit and in university you'll unlock young adult outfits, and NPC outfits like a clown outfit and a zombie skin tone.

HunterMav66, Apr 13, 2007

Game Hints

Alien Abduction

If you want your sim abducted by aliens just enter "boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true" with no quotes then click on the picture of the sim you want abducted. Click on a telescope while holding shift and it should say some wierd letter combo and abduct. Click on that a Viola! You can do this day or night!

xcbffgjsfjjs, Oct 20, 2006

Buying expensive houses

Use the following trick if you want your average Sim to buy a house that is above his or her means. First start a family or load one, and find an empty lot. Move the Sim on that lot. Enable the motherlode code a few times, just to the point where you can buy the expensive house. Exit the lot, but save the game. Then, evict (move out) the family. Notice that your family is displayed at the "Choose Family" window. You can now buy any house desired.

21athawes, Oct 20, 2006

Never pay bills

Never delete your mailbox. If you do, the Repo Man will appear after three days. Just simply direct your Sim to get the mail. Then, cancel it as soon as they get it.. Let them put it on the ground or another surface. Then, use the boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true code to simply delete the bills.

Enter build or buy mode with the moveObjects on code enabled. Place the bills in front of the fire with more bills or an object next to fireplace. Make sure to completely surround the fireplace. Have a Sim light a fire. Get the Sims out of the room and sell the door. This trick is not the easiest nor the safest, but it usually works.

Enter build or buy mode with the moveObjects on code enabled. Then, simply delete the bills. Unfortunately this does not work with homework.

The easiest way to get rid of bills, homework, and repo men is to enable the boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true code and forcing some errors. To do this, after enabling the code, hold [Shift] and click the bills, repo man, homework, etc. and select "Force Error" from the menu. A message will appear that an error has occurred. There are three buttons marked "Cancel", "Reset", and "Delete". Click "Delete".

Ragormoniue, Sep 22, 2007

Never work

If you do not want to have the hassle of going to work every day, you must have a Sim with the Fortune aspiration. Get your Creativity skill high enough and they will then constantly get satisfaction from selling masterpieces, which will be easy if you have full Creativity. To start out, just buy the bare minimum until you get your Creativity to maximum. You can make as much as 1,500 Simoleons per day by painting. The best part is that you can work on your own schedule.

fsfori, Oct 20, 2006

No job

When you first move into your new house (especially if you have any kids or plan to, or if you have the Popularity, Knowledge, Family, or Romance Aspiration), do not get a job. If your Sim has a Family Aspiration, then keep it at home to potty train, teach to work, or talk your toddler. If you have Romance, you must keep up with them woohoos. Knowledge may require you to get a job, but it probably will not be a power want. Popularity aspirations will keep you home making friends (unless they work); stay at home and take care of your Sim, their family, and their aspirations.

Goody13, Oct 20, 2006
More Hints

Game Glitches

Have a weird-looking house

First create a family of two, so that they can communicate and fill their social bars. Next, move them in a medium-sized home. Then, build them a house but do not furnish it. Them activate the "moveallobjects on" code and then purchase a painting. What is cool is that you can move the painting where ever you want in the home without hanging it up on the wall. Keep purchasing and you should have a weird-looking home. Enjoy your new weird-looking home!

glitch2 hunter, Dec 17, 2009
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