You can therefore create geometrically horrific but nonetheless intricately unique designs. Many of these are merely shortcuts to avoid visiting the game's options menu. Fps on shows the current frames per second that the game is running at in the top right hand corner of the screen. Use CTRL SHIFT C to activate the console and then type the following: Help shows a list of all the game's simple cheats. Pick a number from 0 to 8 depending on how slow you want the visuals to be. This allows you to control their negative needs, such as bladder, hunger and hygiene, and focus on the fun stuff.
While the daily-grind, hard work and associated rewards are noble ways to go about building your Sims a happy and fruitful lifestyle, there is no Sanbox mode in The Sims 3 which allows you to simply build a dream house and live a life of leisure and luxury with no constraints.
Some of the building tools are also restricting, confined to a grid and not allowing complete control over object placement.
To activate it, press CTRL SHIFT C together (Vista users may need to do CTRL SHIFT WINDOWS C).
You will then see the screen darken and a blue bar appear at the top which you can then type into.
It is also useful to see all of the possible jobs in the game.
VIDEOSome of the cheats effecting Sims available through the testingcheats option SHIFT Clicking on your Sim's workplace lets you:'Force opportunity', activating one of the random events to further your career.'Force event', initiating a chance to switch careers, and triggering positive and negative events during the working day which can help or hinder your occupation.'Force all events', as above but all at once!The console to enter cheats into will appear at the top of the screen as a blue bar Cheats are shown in bold type (You don't need to enter the parenthesis (these things: ' ' ).Where a series of values is given, such as 0-5, only one number between the values should be entered. Capitals are used for cheats in this guide only to help distinguish between words and make their entry easier.For example, you would enter the following where the family name is Martinez: Testing Cheats Enabled true [Enter]Family Funds Martinez 20000000 [Enter]VIDEOUsing the familyfunds cheat The upper limit on money is set at 999,999,999 Simoleons. You can alter the lives of your sims using certain cheats.After activating the console with CTRL SHIFT C: Unlock Outfits on gives your Sims access to all the uniforms and clothing in the game.Use the terrain tools in Build Mode to change the elevation. Some parts of your house may become unusable with fiddling in the wrong place! Use the 'level terrain' tool, or CTRL Z to undo extensive meddling. SHIFT Clicking on the ground lets you:'Teleport', moving your Sim anywhere in the map.Shift Click the ground to teleport your Sim once play is resumed (if paused)SHIFT Clicking on a Sim with testing Cheats Enabled true activated allows different options depending on whether they are part of your household, active, or just a random NPC.Meddling with your Sim's needs can be destructive Note: all of the SHIFT Click cheats require testing Cheats Enabled true to be entered into the CTRL SHIFT C console first! Moveobjects on removes the rules usually applied to object placement. Constrainfloorelevation false is a fun one, which lets you raise and lower the floor of your house's plot regardless of the house. Full Screen switches the game from full screen to windowed and vice versa.