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Unlock Effects

During the game, press Ctrl + Shift + C to display the console window.  Then, enter one of the following codes to unlock the corresponding effect:

Effect  Code
List most cheat codes help
Display information about indicated cheat help <cheat command>
Close console window exit
Expand or contract console window expand
1,000 more Simoleons Kaching
50,000 more Simoleons motherlode
Remove all Sims; use in neighborhood view deleteAllCharacters
Toggle terrain types; use in neighborhood view TerrainType <desert or temperate>
Objects can be placed anywhere in buy and build modes; hand tool can move any object moveObjects <on or off>
Make Sims larger or smaller; 1.0 is normal StretchSkeleton <number>
Turn off facial DNA blending in Create A Sim faceBlendLimits <on or off>
Prevent Sims from aging aging <on or off>
Toggle automatic game updates autoPatch <on or off>
Slow motion; 0 is normal, 8 is slowest slowMotion <0-8>
No censor; set to 8 to return to normal intprop censorgridsize 0
Increase game performance with some graphics glitches Vsync <on or off>
Use in neighborhood screen to invite more guests with a party intProp maxNumOfVisitingSims <number>
Set to false to place objects out of grid boolProp snapObjectsToGrid <true or false>
Enable postprocessing cheats; requires video card that supports pixel shaders boolProp enablePostProcessing <true or false>
Set to false to remove props like rocks and towers from neighborhood  boolprop displayNeighborhoodProps <true or false>
Set to false to remove roads from neighborhood boolprop displayNeighborhoodRoads <true or false>
Set to false to removes trees/plants from neighborhood boolprop displayNeighborhoodFlora <true or false>
Set to false to remove water from neighborhood boolprop displayNeighborhoodWater <true or false>
Set to false to removes house graphics from neighborhood boolprop displayLotImposters <true or false>
Set to false to remove bridges from neighborhood. boolprop displayNeighborhoodRoadsWithModel <true or false>
Set to false and lots will not light up when highlighted in neighborhood boolprop lotTerrainLighting <true or false>
Set to false to remove removes water (ponds) from lots boolprop lotWater <true or false>
Set to false to remove floorpainting on lot boolprop lotTerrainPaints <true or false>
Unknown boolprop lotTerrainCanvas <true or false>
Set to true and cars will have more detail in neighborhood boolprop carsCompact <true or false>
Toggle grid in build or buy mode boolprop showFloorGrid <true or false>
Set to trueto show lot information boolprop lotInfoAdvancedMode <true or false>
Set to false to remove removes shadows on objects outside house boolprop objectShadows <true or false>
Set to false to remove shadows on objects inside house boolProp guob <true or false>
Set to true and walls will no longer cut away from selected Sim boolprop renderSelectedSimLevel <true or false>
Set to true to see the path where the selected Sim walks to boolProp displayPaths <true or false>
Set to true and blocks appear on Sims faces and on parts where Sims look at  boolprop displayLookAtBoxes <true or false>
Toggle shadows for Sims boolProp simShadows <true or false> boolprop ShowLotPackageFilename <true or false>
Set to false to place floor tiles outside lot boolprop locktiles <true or false>
Set to false to raise and lower floor even when covered with objects boolprop constrainFloorElevation <true or false>
Set to true to light up objects continuously instead of only when used boolprop allObjectLightsOn <true or false>
After typing expand, will you see the game version in the cheat box gameVersion