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Debug Mode

Open the cheat menu by pressing Ctrl + Shift + C, then entering the following:
boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true

While in Create-a-Sim, press Shift + N before creating your first sim to enable skintones, clothes, and hairstles that would normally be used only by NPCs. Press Shift + M to disable it.

While in Live mode, Shift + Click on a sim to bring up the debug menu.

Contributed By: Donbert Knottsfried.

Misc. Codes

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

EffectCode
motherlode50,000 simoleans
boolprop constrainFloorElevation falseAllows you to change elevation of floor tiles.
familyfunds (Family's last name) XXXXAlots 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)
RoofSlopeAngle (15-75)Changes the slope angle of a roof
clearClears all cheat codes on the screen, but codes are still in effect.
exitcloses cheat window
boolprop constrainFloorElevation trueDisables the ability to change elevation of floor tiles.
help [cheat command]Displays information about indicated cheat.
expandexpands or contracts cheat window
kachingget 1000 cash
boolProp testingcheatsenabled true/falseif set to true ALL other cheats work.
boolprop ShowLotPackageFilename (True/False)In neighborhood, shows filename of house when lot is highlighted
vsync (on/off)increases game performance but lowers graphics
autopatch (on/off)lets you know if theres a patch
help -alllist cheats
StretchSkeletonmakes your sims larger or smaller
moveobjects (on/off)moves objects and deletes you couldnt before
slowmotionPuts 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 locktiles (True/False)Set to false to place floor tiles outside lot
boolprop displayNeighborhoodRoadsWithModel (True/False)Set to false to remove bridges from neighborhood.
boolprop lotTerrainPaints (True/False)Set to false to remove floorpainting on lot
boolprop displayNeighborhoodProps (True/False)Set to false to remove props like rocks and towers from neighborhood
boolprop objectShadows (True/False)Set to false to remove removes shadows on objects outside house
boolprop lotWater (True/False)Set to false to remove removes water (ponds) from lots
boolprop displayNeighborhoodRoads (True/False)Set to false to remove roads from neighborhood
boolProp guob (True/False)Set to false to remove shadows on objects inside house
boolprop displayNeighborhoodWater (True/False)Set to false to remove water from neighborhood
boolprop displayLotImposters (True/False)Set to false to removes house graphics from neighborhood
boolprop displayNeighborhoodFlora (True/False)Set to false to removes trees/plants from neighborhood
boolprop displayLookAtBoxes (True/False)Set to true and blocks appear on Sims faces and on parts where Sims look at
boolprop carsCompact (True/False)Set to true and cars will have more detail in neighborhood
boolprop renderSelectedSimLevel (True/False)Set to true and walls will no longer cut away from selected Sim
boolprop allObjectLightsOn (True/False)Set to true to light up objects continuously instead of only when used
boolProp displayPaths (True/False)Set to true to see the path where the selected Sim walks to
boolprop lotInfoAdvancedMode (True/False)Set to true to show lot information
boolProp simShadows (True/False)Toggle shadows on/off for Sims
aging offturn off aging
aging onturn on aging
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.
unlockcareerrewardsunlocks career rewards.
gameVersionVersion in the cheat box.
intProp maxNumOfVisitingSims 8You can invite more people to your parties.
boolProp snapObjectsToGrid true/falseYou can place objects outside the grid.

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More Codes

Press Ctrl + Shift + C to access the console.

Some cheats require you enter the Postprocessing cheat.

EffectCode
letterBox #Adds a letterbox effect to the view. (# = 0.0 to 0.4) (require postprocessing on)
vignette # # #Blurry bits at the edge of the screen. (# = 0.0 to 1.0) (require postprocessing on)
slowMotion #Make you set the game speed. (# = 0 to 8, 0 is normal)
filmGrain #Makes the screen grainy. (# = 0.0 to 1.0) (require postprocessing on)
bloom rgb #Sitcom flashback blur effect (# = 0.0 to 1.0) (require postprocessing on)
boolProp enablePostProcessing falseTurns Postprocessing off.
boolProp enablePostProcessing trueTurns Postprocessing on.

Contributed By: Hercules6.

Neighborhood Only Cheats

Bring up cheat window by pressing Ctrl + Shift + C

EffectCode
deleteAllCharactersAt neighborhood view only, removes every Sim from the neighborhood.
TerrainType (desert/temperate)Only for use in neighborhood view, toggles between the two terrain types.

Contributed By: anm4ever1984.

Other Parameters

Add these to the shortcut's parameters for other helpful things. Some have code counterparts.

EffectCode
-nosoundDisables sound
-fFullscreen Mode
-r[width]x[height]Start with desired resolution (in pixels).
-wWindowed Mode

Contributed By: Junkie.

Glitches

Disgusting Faces

There is a glitch in character creation mode where you can make absolutely disgusting faces. The trick is that if you go to the face designing area and you select a face part such as the eyes and max out all the sliders one way or the other, then go to a different face part and select one of the PREDESIGNED parts, and then come back to the eyes, the sliders will have reset in the middle, but the eyes will still look the same. This works for all of the face adjusting tabs. Exploiting this, you can make eyes the size of dinner plates, cheekbones 4 feet long, and a HUMUNGOUS nose, to name a few.

Contributed By: ev1hmr.

free bookcase skills

Buy a bookcase, then have your sim start to study. Interrupt the action so that the book it placed on the ground, then simply sell the bookcase. The book can then do everything the bookcase could have done for free.

Contributed By: gh0st3000.

Secrets

Custom Painting

To decorate your house with custom artwork, first 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 that you can center on whatever you want to paint. If you want to paint a picture of something outside the Sims 2 game, just press C anywhere at this time. This will pause the game.

Use Alt + Tab to exit the game, then open a picture program such as Paint and open the snapshot you just took, it will usually be in the folder: C:\My Documents\EA\Sims2\Storytelling\Snapshot.bmp

Then, you also have to open the picture you want to have in your game. If your picture is too large resize it so it will fit in the original snapshot from the game.

Copy your custom picture on to your snapshot from the game, then save the picture. Use Alt + Tab to get back to your game and your sim will start painting your own custom picture.

Using this trick you can put pictures of your friends or family, web pictures, or anything else in your Sims 2 game.

Contributed By: gsgreg.

For Poor Families

The trick is that no matter how many times you use an object, if you sell it in the same day, you can get all your money back. So if your Sim is poor and needs body points or something, buy a body machine and keep selling it back to refund all your money.

Contributed By: sftblchic002.

Listen To Mp3's On Sim Radio

First get whatever Mp3's you want to put on the game, then open up MyDocuments/EAGames/TheSims2/Music/(whatever RadioStation you want your song on). Then, Drag your MP3 into the folder. Now, start Sims 2 then go to options menu, then music settings, then the Radio Station, then pick witch songs you want the radio to play. You can now listen to your favorite songs in your Sims game.

Contributed By: Brado.

Listen to music included with game

First, open your The Sims 2/TSData/Res/Sound directory. The names of radio stations, plus a few more including Build mode and Neighborhood music should be here in *.package files. Copy and paste the file corresponding to whatever you want to listen to into another folder. Rename it from [File].package to [File].mp3. You can now listen to the sound/songs included in the file.

Contributed By: BloodMachine.

Saving Pizza

Have a sim call for pizza. When the pizza delivery guy comes DON'T accept the pizza! The pizza delivery guy will eventually leave the pizza on the front porch, and the pizza will never get stale. You can stack as many pizzas as you want, so if your sims get hungry, just tell them to get a pizza from the front porch.

Contributed By: VinsMousseux.

Use your own videos for the TV

It's possible to watch your own videos on the Sim-TV. You must put the video you want into My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Movies\Broadcast (the TV sender you want). If you then turn on the TV in the game you can watch it! The video must be .avi-clips and the clips shouldn't be larger then 128x128 pixel also it shouldn't have more then 15 frames per second.

Contributed By: Ganondorf13.