The Sims 2: Nightlife/cheats

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The Sims 2: Nightlife expansion pack is required for these cheats. Some may be carried forward into later expansion packs.

Neighborhood Cheats[edit | edit source]

  • changeLotZoning [residential | community | greek | dorm | secretsociety]
This changes the zoning type of the lot. Before rezoning a lot using this cheat, make sure there are no Sims currently living in the lot. To use this cheat, enter the lot that you would like to rezone, and then enter the cheat, choosing one of these zoning options.
Do not change a residential lot that has been or is occupied to another lot zoning type, such as a community lot. Doing so may corrupt the neighborhood.
  • familyFunds [family] [amount]
Allows you to either directly specify the exact amount of money you want the specified household to have, or specify an integer value to add or subtract the desired number of funds. For example, familyFunds Doe 500 would change the Doe family's household funds to §500. familyFunds Doe +500 would give them §500, and familyFunds Doe -500 will remove §500.
  • terrainType [Desert/Temperate/Dirt/Concrete]
Changes the neighborhood terrain type. Changes are only visible after exiting the neighborhood and reentering it.
  • changeNeighborhoodType [primary/university/downtown]
Changes the type of the neighborhood or subhood. The game must be booted in debug mode — add the line "boolProp testingcheatsenabled true" to a Userstartup.cheat file.

Build Cheats[edit | edit source]

  • boolProp allow45DegreeAngleOfRotation [true/false]
Allows objects to be placed at a 45 degree angle by pressing the < or > keys; clicking and dragging to rotate will only rotate in the normal 90 degree increments.
Some objects may not work correctly when placed diagonally.
Sims can walk through certain objects that are placed at a 45 degree angle, such as multi-grid objects.
  • roofSlopeAngle [15-75]
Adjusts the angles of all roofs on the lot, measured in degrees. Acceptable values are 15 to 75.
  • boolProp dormSpecificToolsDisabled [true/false]
Setting this to false enables build/buy mode tools that would normally be disabled when in a dorm lot. It also works for community lots, although any changes made to the lot will not be saved.
  • setHighestAllowedLevel [number]
Sets the amount of floors allowed. Do not build any higher than 16 floors, or the game will crash.
This cheat works sporadically in later expansions, and does not work in the base game. To build higher, the "Dormer Trick" can be used to build one more level up; simply build to the highest level possible without cheats, build a dormer, and then build a wall on the new level. The dormer can be safely removed after this.

Storytelling Cheats[edit | edit source]

  • showHeadlines [on/off]
If set to off, will remove thought and speech bubbles, as well as relationship change graphics. Will not work in a Userstartup.cheat file.

Gameplay Cheats[edit | edit source]

  • unlockCareerRewards
Unlocks all career rewards for the currently selected Sim.
  • maxMotives
Maximizes the needs of all Sims. Will not affect Servo's Power motive or PlantSim motives. Not useful for restaurant owners (Who wants customers that aren't hungry?)
  • motiveDecay [on/off]
Enables or disables motive decay for all Sims on the lot. If motive decay is off, the needs of Sims will not decrease. Note: disabling motive decay will freeze the environment need and stop it from changing, even in the environment changes. It is best to use this cheat when the environment need is green.
  • lockAspiration [on/off]
Enables or disables decay/gain for the aspiration bar.
  • aspirationPoints [amount]
Gives the selected Sim the specified amount of aspiration points, so they can buy aspiration rewards. Won't affect the aspiration bar.
  • aspirationLevel [0-5]
Affects the Sim's aspiration level, displayed in the aspiration bar. 0 drops them into failure, 5 gives them platinum. Will not affect aspiration reward points.
  • ageSimsCheat [on/off]
Enables a "Set Age" option that appears when clicking on a Sim, which allows you to easily change their age. It will also appear on all objects, although it will not work.

Miscellaneous Cheats[edit | edit source]

  • setLotLightingFile [filename]
Used to create a new lighting file with specific lot lighting values. Only intended for experienced users.