Cheats are methods to break the rules of a game, and alter its intended gameplay. It's up to each individual person whether they want to use cheats or not. Cheats may be intentionally programmed into the game, or they may exist as unpatched bugs.
- No maintenance on railroads - Normally, railroads will deteriorate unless transport has 100% funding. However, railroads with electrical lines over them won't. Put electrical lines over all the railroads and set transport funding to 0%.
- 999,999 simoleons - First spend all your money. Put the game on the fastest setting and wait for the tax grid to appear. As soon as the screen turns black, hold L + R. While holding these buttons, change all settings to 0% and exit the screen (don't release the buttons yet). While still holding these buttons, use the menu to return to the tax screen. Raise all settings to 100% except for the tax rate. Set that to 20%. Exit the tax screen and the menu, then release L and R (be sure that your money is negative).
Congratulations! You now have §999,999. You might want to lower the tax rate now. Give those SimCitizens a break!
|Type "priscilla" during the game.||Debug Menu|
|Type "Noah" during play.||Flood|
|Use the "FUND" code twice, then enter the budget window and issue a regular bond. Repay the first two bonds. Now the third will earn $1.5 million a year.||Free money|
|Type "cass" during play. There's a good chance this may cause a disaster.||Gain $250|
|Type "imacheat" during play. This often causes disasters.||Gain $500,000|
|Type "FUND" during play.||Get a 25% bond|
|Type "damn" or "hell" during play.||Get a lot of churches|
|Type "gilmartin" during play.||Get a miliary base|
|Type "joke" during play to get the Pirate Squid Club picture.||Pirate Squid Club|
|Type "gomorrah" during play.||Start a nuclear disaster|
|Type "Moses" during play.||Stop floods|
To use a code, press Ctrl + Alt + Shift + C to open the cheat entry box.
|let's make a deal||Unlock all business deals|
|garbage in, garbage out||Unlock all garbage structures|
|i love red tape||Unlock all ordinances|
|power to the masses||Unlock all power plants|
|pay tribute to your king||Unlock all reward buildings|
|water in the desert||Unlock all water structures|
|i am weak||Building costs reduced to $0|
|nerdz rool||Convert all dirty industries to clean industries|
|call cousin vinnie||After entering this cheat, go to the "Meet" menu, and go to "Local Fundraising Event". If you click "yes", you will receive $100,000. If you click "no", you can unlock the SimCastle|
|zyxwvu||Unlock SimCastle after following the above steps|
|terrain down one||Lower all terrain by one level|
|terrain down ten||Lower all terrain by ten levels|
|terrain up one||Raise all terrain by one level|
|terrain up ten||Raise all terrain by ten levels|
|the birds||Make seagulls fly over the map|
|simon says x||Replace x with your own text to make it appear in the news ticker|
|traffic lights||Reduce traffic and pollution|
|ufo swarm||Add UFO attack to the disaster menu|
|salt on||Turn all fresh water into salt water|
|salt off||Turn all salt water into fresh water|
Press Ctrl+X to bring up the cheat box. Type in the correct code for the desired effect. Additional unreleased cheats that are not listed here, and not supported by Maxis are available, but can only be accessed after installing an external mod.
|you don't deserve it||Unlock all reward buildings|
|whererufrom "[name]"||Change city name. Replace [name] with a name of your choice.|
|hellomynameis "[name]"||Change mayor name. Replace [name] with a name of your choice.|
|fps||Display frame rate|
|riskymoney||Gain $10,000. An earthquake will occur every four times you use this cheat.|
|gol||Turn the map into a simulation of "Conway's Game of Life"|
|zoneria||Hide empty zone color|
|size of x||Increase magnification. (x = number between 1 and 100)|
|dollyllama||Make your advisors llamas. Enter the cheat again to turn it off|
|recorder||Open animation recorder menu|
|stopwatch||Paure/resume the clock|
|fightthepower||No power requirement|
|howdryiam||No water requirement|
|whattimeizit [time]||Set the time of the day|
|terrainquery [on/off]||Show coordinates when hovering over an object|
During gameplay, press enter to bring up the console, and insert the following codes for the desired result.
|allinjure 0||Heal everyone.|
|allinjure 1||Hurt everyone.|
|eureka||All buildings available to build.|
|moneytree X||Gives you money (where X = amount of money).|
|partridge||Makes everyone happy.|
|reward all||All reward buildings available to build.|
Note: Requires sandbox mode.
Enter these while playing in city/region mode in sandbox mode.
|ALT+F||Toggle Fire On/Off|
|ALT+C||Toggle Crime On/Off|
|ALT+M||Toggle Health Issues On/Off|
|ALT+A||Toggle Air Pollution On/Off|
|ALT+P||Toggle Ground Pollution On/Off|
|ALT+H||Toggle Homeless Sims On/Off|
|ALT+S||Toggle Sewage On/Off|
|ALT+T||Toggle Trash On/Off|
|CTRL+ALT+W||Increases hour earning by §5000|
|ALT+U||Toggles the level of futurization (Can crash your game)|
|ALT+N||Toggles ControlNet Need On/Off|