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Cheats are special codes which can be used to alter the state of the game; they have been presented in almost every iteration of The Sims. Some cheats make gameplay easier or unlock features, while others are technical or humorous in nature. The cheat code prompt is known as the console.

How to cheatEdit

Opening the consoleEdit

The console can be opened by holding Ctrl+Shift+C (PC users), or Command+Shift+C (Mac users). This is the same sequence used in mainstream The Sims games. Although the console can be accessed at any time during live gameplay, the majority of console commands are only usable when a kingdom is loaded.

Enabling testing cheatsEdit

By default, the console only allows certain basic cheats. Testing cheats, designed to aid in testing the game for bugs, must be enabled separately. These are more advanced commands which tend to have drastic effects on gameplay.

To enable testing cheats, go to the INI folder in your The Sims Medieval install directory. The default path is C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims Medieval\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Ini. The file "Commands.ini" is set to "Read Only" mode during installation, this must be undone before it can be edited. An easy way to do this is to right click the file, select "Properties", uncheck the "Read Only" box, then click "Apply". After this, open the file with a basic text editor like Notepad and change the line "TestingCheatsEnabled=0" to "TestingCheatsEnabled=1" (without quotation marks). Save the file, choosing to overwrite it if prompted.

Windows Vista users may need to turn the "User Account Control" feature off or log onto an account with administrator rights before being allowed to edit the file.

If successful, testing cheats will be enabled when the game is loaded. This allows the Hunger and Energy bars or a Sim's relationship bars to be dragged left or right with the mouse. Objects can now be debugged by Control+Shift+Clicking on them, bringing up a menu. Steps in a quest can be be completed by Ctrl+Clicking them, and entering the "help" cheat into the console will provide many new codes.

List of basic commandsEdit

Effect Code
When on, objects will not snap to slots while holding ALT. disableSnappingToSlotsOnAlt
Toggles Llama Mode enableLlamas
Toggles whether objects fade when camera gets close to them fadeObjects
Toggles the frame rate display in the upper right corner of the screen fps
Toggles between fullscreen and windowed modes fullscreen
Displays the command listing help
Removes all plumbobs and thought balloons above Sims hideHeadlineEffects
Adds §1,000 to active household funds kaching
Toggles map tags on and off. This is most noticeable in Map View maptags
Adds §50,000 to active household funds motherlode
Exits the game quit
Starts recording video with specified size and quality recordvideo
Randomizes available quests RerollQuests
Sets building's shell visibility ShellState
Puts visuals in slow motion. 0 = normal, 8 = slowest slowMotionViz
Sets game speed. 0 = paused, 4 = ultra speed through current action speed

List of testing commandsEdit

Effect Code
Disables Clothing category filters DisableClothingFilter
Turns Responsibilities off DisableRespos
Turns Responibilities on EnableRespos
Removes Limitations for placing/moving objects moveObjects
Gain as many Kingdom Points as you like. It affects both your Resources (RP) and Renown. SetKingdomPoints
Allows precise setting of mood meter setmood
Sets the amount of Quest Points. SetQP
Unlocks all of the quests. Also makes them infinitely replayable. ShowAllQuests
Shows only potentially available quests ShowAllValidQuests
Shows only potentially available quests ignoring Kingdom aspect requirements ShowAllValidQuestsNoAspect
Toggles the video maker ability videoMakeModeEnabled

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