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Cheats[edit source]

Is there a cheat i can use to make apartments on Sims 2 apartment life? if so, which one?

Here's some cheats I collected from various sites several years ago. I can't swear to how much of them will work with other peoples games, depending on patches and whatnot, but the ones that do are fun.

I'm just copying them over from the document I keep them in, so apologies for any formatting glitches.

Press CTRL + SHIFT + C to access the cheat window, then enter the following:




closes cheat window


expands or contracts cheat window


get 1000 cash

help -all

list cheats

autopatch (on/off)

lets you know if theres a patch

moveobjects (on/off)

moves objects and deletes you couldnt before

vsync (on/off)

increases game performance but lowers graphics


makes your sims larger or smaller

aging off

turn off aging

aging on

turn on aging


50,000 simoleans

faceBlendLimits (on/off)

turns off facial bounding limitations. It prevents the normal corrections the game will make for two parents with very different facial structures.

boolProp snapObjectsToGrid true/false

You can place objects outside the grid.

intProp maxNumOfVisitingSims 8

You can invite more people to your parties.

boolprop constrainFloorElevation false

Allows you to change elevation of floor tiles.

boolprop constrainFloorElevation true

Disables the ability to change elevation of floor tiles.


Clears all cheat codes on the screen, but codes are still in effect.


Puts the game in slow motion. Enter any number that 0 through 8 (0=fastest and 8=slowest)

boolprop lotTerrainLighting (True/False)

Set to false and lots will not light up when highlighted in neighborhood

boolprop displayNeighborhoodRoadsWithModel (True/False)

Set to false to remove bridges from neighborhood.

boolprop displayLotImposters (True/False)

Set to false to removes house graphics from neighborhood

boolprop displayNeighborhoodWater (True/False)

Set to false to remove water from neighborhood

boolprop displayNeighborhoodFlora (True/False)

Set to false to removes trees/plants from neighborhood

boolprop displayNeighborhoodRoads (True/False)

Set to false to remove roads from neighborhood

boolprop displayNeighborhoodProps (True/False)

Set to false to remove props like rocks and towers from neighborhood

boolprop lotWater (True/False)

Set to false to remove removes water (ponds) from lots

boolprop lotTerrainPaints (True/False)

Set to false to remove floorpainting on lot

boolprop carsCompact (True/False)

Set to true and cars will have more detail in neighborhood

boolprop lotInfoAdvancedMode (True/False)

Set to true to show lot information

boolprop objectShadows (True/False)

Set to false to remove removes shadows on objects outside house

boolProp guob (True/False)

Set to false to remove shadows on objects inside house

boolprop renderSelectedSimLevel (True/False)

Set to true and walls will no longer cut away from selected Sim

boolProp displayPaths (True/False)

Set to true to see the path where the selected Sim walks to

boolprop displayLookAtBoxes (True/False)

Set to true and blocks appear on Sims faces and on parts where Sims look at

boolProp simShadows (True/False)

Toggle shadows on/off for Sims

boolprop ShowLotPackageFilename (True/False)

In neighborhood, shows filename of house when lot is highlighted

boolprop locktiles (True/False)

Set to false to place floor tiles outside lot

boolprop allObjectLightsOn (True/False)

Set to true to light up objects continuously instead of only when used

RoofSlopeAngle (15-75)

Changes the slope angle of a roof

boolProp testingcheatsenabled true/false

if set to true ALL other cheats work.

familyfunds (Family's last name) XXXX

Alots any amount of money you desire to any sim family (remove parenthesis in the family's last name and replace the XXXX's with any amount you want)


unlocks career rewards.


Version in the cheat box.

help [cheat command]

Displays information about indicated cheat.

Debug Mode:
Press Ctrl + Shift + C to open the Cheat menu then enter the following:
BoolProp testingCheatsEnabled true.
While in Create-a-Sim press Shift + N before creating your first Sim to enable skintones, clothes, and hairstyles that would normally be used only by NPCs.
Press Shift + M to disable it. Bring up the Debug menu by pressing Shift + Left Click on a Sim while in Live mode

·  Testing cheats mode

While playing the game, press [Ctrl] + [Shift] + C to display the console window. Enter "boolProp TestingCheatsEnabled true" to activate testing cheats mode. This is a very powerful cheat that enables many new things. In Create A Sim, after enabling this code, go into debugmode by pressing [Shift] + N before making a Sim. You now have the following new things in Create A Sim: skin tones, clothing, and some other options such as viewing the skinfilenames. In the game itself, after enabling this code, hold [Shift] and left click on a Sim to have lots of options, such as changing clothes, make your Sim fat or thin, set their aspiration level, etc. This code also can spawn some interesting items, such as the tombstone of L(ife) and D(eath), and family members.

Enable the "boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true" code, then go onto a different family. A strange code will appear at the top right hand corner. If you go onto the Sims' needs, you can click on each one and drag it up or down, whichever desired. You can also increase the skill points of your Sims in the same way. This is useful if you want a promotion, if your Sim is depressed, if you are teaching a toddler to walk, etc. You can also hold [Shift] and click on a Sim. Click on "More", then "Spawn" and create the Tombstone of L and D. You can click on this, then "More" then "Make everyone here friends with me", which helps if you need friends to get promoted, or to complete an aspiration task.

·  Maximum skills

To fill your skills to the maximum level instantly, enable the "boolProp TestingCheatsEnabled true" code. Then, pause the game without going into build or buy, and select your skills icon. When you are in the tab with the skill meter click and drag the pointer over the desired skill bar to raise it.

·  Gain skill without losing money

Use the following trick if you do not have a lot of money and want to buy goods or an object to gain more skill to get a promotion. Buy the particular goods that will help you for a promotion (for example, an exercise machine, or book shelf) and study the knowledge (for example, cleaning). When you get a skill point, delete the item that you bought (sell it before 24 hours have elapsed). You will a get full refund back from that object. If you sell after 24 hours, you will get less money. By doing this, you will gain your skill without losing your money.

·  Buy expensive houses

Use the following trick if you want your average Sim to buy a house that is above his or her means. First start a family or load one, and find an empty lot. Move the Sim on that lot. Enable the "motherlode" code a few times, just to the point where you can buy the expensive house. Exit the lot, but save the game. Then, evict (move out) the family. Notice that your family is displayed at the "Choose Family" window. You can now buy any house desired.

·  Quick money

Get a friendship with a rich Sim (girl recommended). Ask them to to move in. The Sim will bring at least 20,000 Simoleons with them. The money will be added in your account. Then, you can make him or her move out.

·  No job

When you first move into your new house (especially if you have any kids or plan to, or if you have the Popularity, Knowledge, Family, or Romance Aspiration), do not get a job. If your Sim has a Family Aspiration, then keep it at home to potty train, teach to work, or talk your toddler. If you have Romance, you must keep up with them woohoos. Knowledge may require you to get a job, but it probably will not be a power want. Popularity aspirations will keep you home making friends (unless they work); stay at home and take care of your Sim, their family, and their aspirations.

·  Never pay bills

Go to buy or build mode and use the hand tool. Pick up the mailbox and delete it.

·  Free groceries

Order for groceries and wait for the man to deliver the goods. When he arrives, do not greet him. He will ring the bell two or three times and wait for you. When you do not answer, he will place the goods there and not take your money.

·  Select a baby

Go into buy mode. Enable the "moveObjects on" code and click on the baby you wish to select. Without deselecting the baby, use the "moveObjects off" code. Still without deselecting baby, press [F1] to enter live mode. You will now be able to view the babies needs. The baby can only perform one interaction. Click on it, and for a moment a menu will appear that says "Grow Up". If you want an alien child or any child that looks like your family when you adopt them, go to the certain family, and delete the entire the family except for the baby by using the "moveObjects on" code . The social worker will arrive and take the baby. Go back to your other family and adopt a baby. You will get the same child that got taken away.

·  Build toddler skill four times as fast

Wear a Thinking Cap and feed Smart Milk to your toddler.

·  Custom paintwork

Use the following trick to decorate your house with custom art. Your Sim must have a Creativity level of 5 and be able to paint a still life. Have your Sim paint, and a frame will appear. Center it on what you want to paint. You can also "paint" something that is not in the game by pressing C to pause the game, then press [Alt] + [Tab] to switch outside the game. Start a graphics program, such as Windows Paint, then load the original captured in-game picture at "c:\mydocuments\eagames\thesims2\storytelling\snapshot.bmp". Then, open the picture or image that you want to replace it with, and put in your game. You must resize your custom picture to match the same resolution as the "snapshot.bmp" file. Copy your custom picture on to the "snapshot.bmp" file, then save it. Press [Alt] + [Tab] to switch back to the game. Your Sim will begin painting your custom picture.

·  Custom radio music

Copy your own MP3 files to the "c:\mydocuments\eagames\thesims2\music\[radio station]\" folder. Start the game, go to the options menu, select the music settings, then the radio station option. You can now choose which songs you want to hear.

·  Custom television show

Copy your own AVI files to the "c:\mydocuments\eagames\thesims2\music\[television station]\" folder. Note: The AVI file must have a 128x128 resolution and a frame rate less than or equal to 15 fps.

·  Listen to game's audio

You can play a lot of the game's music and sound effects as MP3 files on your system. Enter the "\tsdata\res\sound" folder. Then, copy any .PACKAGE file to some other location. Rename the copy so that it has a .MP3 extension. The resulting file will be playable as a normal MP3 file. If you want to get a specific track from within one of the larger files (such as the stereo music) you will need a program capable of editing MP3 files.

·  Invisible Sim

Enable the "StretchSkeleton" code and use the following value: 100000000000000000000000000000000000.0. Note: This will affect how tall the Sims will be. 1.0 is normal. Your Sim will be so tall that they cannot be seen. Exiting out of the game will deactivate the code.

·  Social worker does not leave

When you adopt a child, if you greet the social worker before she rings the doorbell, the social worker will not leave your house. If this happens, you cannot buy items, build, or save the game.

·  Floating house

Place a lot of columns around the ground and build your house on top of it. When you are done, delete all the columns. Note: Make sure you have a way to get to the house, or no one can get in. Also, you can build a house up to ten stories high up. Make sure you put floor tiling on the top of the column so you can put another column on top of it.

·  Death and ghost types

Old Age: When a Sim reaches the end of his life. Results in a white ghost.

Electrocution: Three or more Needs hit -90 (red) while a Sim repairs an electrical object with a low Mechanical Skill. Results in a yellow ghost.

Burning: Fire spreads into the square where the Sim is standing. Results in a red ghost.

Drowning: Energy Need hits -100 (all red) while swimming. Results in a blue ghost that leaves puddles around the house when it appears.

Starvation: Hunger reaches -100. Kids and younger cannot starve. Results in a transparent ghost that will take food out of the refrigerator.

Disease: If a fatal disease is not treated for ten days the Sim will die. Results in a green ghost.

Flies: In a very messy room, when a Sim steps over a plate all flies may form a deadly killer swarm. Results in a purple ghost.

Scared: When three Needs drop below -90 because of a ghost scare. Results in a pink ghost.

Satellite: When a satellite falls on a Sim while Stargazing (without a telescope) or Watch Cloud. Results in an orange ghost. Note: You can sell the Satellite in buy mode.

Note: Babies and toddlers are fire-proof and cannot die by any cause; the Social Worker will instead take them away. Children can die of fire, drowning or disease. Rather than starving to death, children in hunger failure will be taken away by the Social Worker.

·  Cheat Codes

While playing the game, press [Ctrl] + [Shift] + C to display the console window. Enter one of the following case-sensitive codes to activate the corresponding cheat function:


Cheat Code

List most cheat codes


Display information about indicated cheat

help [cheat command]

1,000 more Simoleons


50,000 more Simoleons


No censor; set to 8 to return to normal

intprop censorgridsize 0

Have twins when baby is born

twinzr2cute, twinsr2cute, or ForceTwins

Remove all Sims; use in neighborhood view


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]

Prevent Sims from aging

aging [on or off]

Slow motion; 0 is normal, 8 is slowest

slowMotion [0-8]

Increase game performance with some
graphics glitches

Vsync [on or off]

Turn off facial DNA blending in Create A Sim

faceBlendLimits [on or off]

Use in neighborhood screen to invite more
guests to a party

intProp maxNumOfVisitingSims [number]

Enable postprocessing cheats; requires
video card that supports pixel shaders

boolProp enablePostProcessing [true or false]

Set to false to place objects out of grid

boolProp snapObjectsToGrid [true or false]

Toggle automatic game updates

autoPatch [on or off]

Set to false to remove props like rocks and
towers from neighborhood

boolprop displayNeighborhoodProps [true or false]

Set to false to remove roads from

boolprop displayNeighborhoodRoads [true or false]

Set to false to removes trees/plants from

boolprop displayNeighborhoodFlora [true or false]

Set to false to remove water from

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

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]

After typing "expand", will you see the game
version in the cheat box


·  Postprocessing cheats

Use the following case-sensitive codes after enabling the Postprocessing cheats with the "boolProp enablePostProcessing true". Note: Do not enable or use the Postprocessing cheats unless your video card supports pixel shaders.


Cheat Code

Blur effect; red, green, blue value must be between
0 and 255, and x (bloom) between 0.0 and 1.0

bloom [r g b x]

Centered blur effect; centerX and centerY are screen
coordinates; x (vignette) must be between 0.0 and 1.0

vignette [centerX centerY x]

Grainy screen effect

filmGrain [0.0-1.0]

Letterbox screen effect

letterBox [0.0-0.4]

·  Command lines

Start the game with one of the following command line parameters to activate the corresponding cheat function:


Command Line Parameter

Full screen


Set screen resolution


Windowed screen


Disable sound


To open cheat window: ctrl + Shift + C ...but you already knew that right?!
1.) AddneighbortoFamilycheat [on/off]: With this cheat activated you can Shift + left click on an NPC to add one to the current household. This won't work on service NPCs engaged in their jobs, like the maid cleaning and what not, but it will work if that same NPC is visiting socially or hanging out after work. You can even add sims in excess of the customary 8 sim limit on families. This cheat doesn't work on NPCs like the Grim Reaper or Mrs. Crumplebottom.

Max Party Invites '

Entry Location: Use in neighborhood screen to invite more guests with a party
intProp maxNumOfVisitingSims [number]

Unlock Clothes

Each time you raise a relationship to 100, you will unlock a new item of clothing.
'''Submitted By: princess mel'''


Buy the expensive telescope (FarStar E3 Telescope), and make your male adult sim stargaze in it every night until they turn into an elder. There's a 4% chance that your sim will get abucted and become alien pregnant!

Takes off censoring:
Intprop censorgridsize 0
You can tell what social reaction will happen before you do it:

·        autoPatch -on — Turns autoupdate on.

·        autoPatch -off — Turns autoupdate off.

This cheat lets you re-enable notifications when there is a game update available for The Sims 2. With auto-update on simply go to the Custom Content Browser, if there is an available update for The Sims 2 you will be asked if you want to install it.

Slow Motion Sims

Move Mood Bars

Just bring up the cheat tool (ctrl c) and type in boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true and then exit the lot you are in. Then go back into the same lot. You can then move the mood bars up and down.
Move Mood Bars cheat submitted by
Georgia R.

Make a Custom Sim in Sims 2

Type in boolProp TestingCheatsEnabled true/false into the cheat screen then hold shift and click on anything! Bonuses come up, but do not click 'Force Error' if you do, just press reset and all will be fine for the sim, but if it is nothing to do with the sim press delete and your sim will be safe.

While in the make a family screen, you must have already typed in this code, boolProp TestingCheatsEnabled true, then hold Shift + N and you will be able to make a custom sim!

Solar panels cut back on bills. (talk) 06:26, January 23, 2014 (UTC)trying to help

There is a cheat to make apartments in The Sims 2: Apartment Life. First, place a empty residental lot, then, go into the lot and build an as if you are building an apartment. Once finished, type 'changeLotZoning apartmentbase' without the quotations marks and you now have an apartment! If you have any questions, just ask. Joey.eyeball (talk) 06:38, January 23, 2014 (UTC)

Boolprop forceboy/girl 0-100[edit source]

I've recently discovered and tried this cheat which apparently increases the percentage of the chosen gender for the baby of the pregnant Sim.

  • boolprop forceboy 100 - will increase the chances of the pregnant Sim having a boy baby at birth.
  • boolprop forcegirl 100 - will increase the chances of the pregnant Sim having a girl baby at birth.
  • boolprop forceboy 25 - will give the pregnant Sim roughly a 25% of producing a boy baby at birth.
  • boolprop forcegirl 25 - will give the pregnant Sim roughly a 25% of producing a girl baby at birth.

I don't know which version of the Sims 2, the cheat comes from, as I only discovered the cheat yesterday. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 20:16, December 28, 2015 (UTC)

There are several reasons that I would say that this is a fake cheat. First is that I am guessing that there would be mention of this cheat everywhere because people have been wanting to determine the gender of the baby since the beginning of the game, and this wouldn't be the first time you came across it because you have been play this game for a long time now. Second is Boolprop is short for Boolean Property -- which means you have two choices of switch, true or false. Following a boolprop with a percentage is a dead give away that it isn't a true cheat. -- Icemandeaf (talk) 22:44, December 28, 2015 (UTC)
Still, I will do some further in-game tests before I make my personal mind up whether I think it's a possible cheat, or a blatant fake cheat. This doesn't mean that I would support adding it to the page as an official cheat, until it's been confirmed by a group of experienced players, or otherwise confirmed officially whether the said cheat is genuine.
But the way I see it, if it was definitely a fake cheat, an error would have occurred in the cheat window, but it didn't happen, so the game apparently recognises it as a cheat. At the present time, I am a little puzzled about this, since both sides seem plausible. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 06:15, December 29, 2015 (UTC)
I'd love to believe C.Syde, and I hope it's a real cheat. But on the other hand Icemandeaf is also very right. Because I've always wanted to determine the gender of my babies, and I never came across this cheat. I could be wrong. Sims Plumbob.png Player (talk) (mistakes) 06:45, December 29, 2015 (UTC)
YooHa! Answers is not known for its factual accuracy. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 15:34, December 29, 2015 (UTC)
I haven't been able to find any further evidence suggesting that this information is correct, yet if the information is false, then why doesn't the cheat-box say that it doesn't recognise the cheat? ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 06:04, December 31, 2015 (UTC)
Today I have enough time, so I'll do a test and upload some screenshots here. Sims Plumbob.png Player (talk) (mistakes) 09:00, December 31, 2015 (UTC)
Sorry C.Syde, but this was the outcome...
The Sim gets pregnant
The cheat does work (I used it after she got pregnant as you said)
It is a...
No matter. I wasn't entirely sure if it was really a cheat myself. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 10:16, December 31, 2015 (UTC)
That's okay! But I found something proving it's fake, here you can see this line under The Sims 2: "No Maxis cheat or fan-made hack exists to force a gender, though there have been many rumors, none of which are true. These include a fake "boolprop force[gender] 100" or the "twinsr2cute" cheats." So that means it's a fake cheat. Sims Plumbob.png Player (talk) (mistakes) 10:29, December 31, 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── [I]f the information is false, then why doesn't the cheat-box say that it doesn't recognise the cheat? Perhaps because it is a "boolProp" cheat? I have not tested this out myself, but I heard that any cheat that simply begins with boolProp will be silently accepted, even if the cheat doesn't actually exist. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 15:36, December 31, 2015 (UTC)

I just typed up "boolprop (some random gibberish)" and it wasn't accepted. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 19:13, December 31, 2015 (UTC)