[AST] Sims 2 / 3 Machinima Movie-Making Cheats

This page provides a list of cheats that are essential for storytelling and machinima. In order to enter a cheat in your game you must press CTRL + SHIFT + C to access the cheat window, then enter the appropriate cheat code (listed below).

Sims 2

• Aging off – ensures your sims don’t age up in the middle of a shot.
• Aging on
• Motherlode – instant injection of 50 000 simoleons to help you build the sets you want.
• MotiveDecay off – keeps them from running to the toilet mid-shot.
• MoveObjects on – so that you can put an object, or a sim, anywhere.
• PlumbBobToggle off – gets rid of that big, shiny, green diamond floating above their heads.
• SetHour 1-24 – sets the time of day, 1 = 1am, 24 = midnight.
• ShowHeadlines off – gets rid of thought and speech bubbles.
• SlowMotion 1-10 – so you can get some slow-mo, 10 is the slowest.
• StretchSkeleton (enter a number) – so that you can make your sims taller or shorter. 1 = normal, 0.5 = half of normal height, 2 = twice normal height, 1.1 = a little taller (by 10%).
• UnlockCareerRewards – so that you can get additional prop items.
• Boolprop TestingCheatsEnabled true – enter this cheat code before the codes below. Also right-click on sim and objects (the letter box) to spawn a number of useful items.
• Boolprop Allow45DegreeAngleOfRotation True – allows objects to be on an angle, press the comma to turn them.
• Boolprop ControlPets – allows you to direct pets.
• Boolprop PetActionCancel – allows you to cancel pet’s actions.
• Boolprop PetsFreewill off – allows you to turn off free will for pets.
• Boolprop SnapObjectsToGrid false – this allows you to place an object anywhere, you are not restricted by the grid.
• Boolprop UseEffects false – gets rid of all headline effects including stereo visual effects, rain, speech bubbles, sleeping zzzzz, and the sky!

Sims 3

• FadeObjects off – objects don’t fade when the camera gets close.
• HideHeadlineEffects on – removes plumbbobs, speech and thought bubbles.
• Motherlode – instant injection of 50 000 simoleons to help you build the sets you want.
• MoveObjects on – so that you can put an object, or a sim, anywhere.
• ResetSim [first name] [last name] – sometimes sims can get stuck, this returns them home.
• SlowMotionViz 0-8 – so you can get some slow-mo, 8 is the slowest.
• UnlockOutfits on – enables use of npc uniforms.
• TestingCheatsEnabled true – enter this cheat code before the codes below. Also right-click on sim and objects (the letter box) to spawn a number of useful actions. Also, press ctrl and click on a moodlet to remove it – this is quite useful to allow your sims to travel again immediately (when you have WA). Drag motives up or down with your mouse.
• BuyDebug on – this allows you to buy all items in the game and expansions eg you don’t have to travel to buy a camera if you have WA.


Archived from the defunct A-Sims-Tale Movie-Making Wiki.

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