The Sims 3 is an absolute classic. It was arguably the last good Sims 3 game before Sims 4 came along with hardly any content. Sims 3 will forever be remembered for allowing you to use the famous cheat “motherlode”. It was a cheat that defined a generation of Sim users and allowed even the worst Sims 3 player to have a good house, a good job and happy Sims. This cheat wrongfully taught people that money can buy happiness… for your Sims anyway.

Sims 3 2018 is a game that has you controlling the lives of a family of Sims created by yourself or by the game. These Sims have their own personalities which define who they get on with and what hobbies they enjoy doing. You have to ensure they stay happy, exercised, have an income, get all the materialistic things they want and more. On top of that, you can spend absolutely hours building houses and going through generations of generations of families in them.


But ‘Motherlode’ isn’t the only cheat code that you can insert into The Sims. In fact, for some, it may not even be the best cheat code for the Sims 3. Below is the list of all the cheat codes that you can get on the PC. Also, if you insert the button combinations on Xbox 360 and PS3, you can bring up a list of cheats to enable and siable if you’d like too. On top of all that, we’ve also included the 50 achievements yu can earn on Xbox 360 and PS3.

CODES (for PC/Mac)

Control+Shift+C Codes

While in game, press Control+Shift+C on your keyboard to bring up the code console. Type AlwaysAllowBuildBuy (true/false)

Code Effect
fullscreen on/off Adjusts your game screen to full or windowed mode.
constrainFloorElevation [true/false] Allows all terrain adjustments regardless of objects, Sims, and other structures on them. Walls, fl oors, and objects will move with the terrain.
RestrictBuildBuyInBuildings [on|off] (do not enter [on|off]. Choose on or off to enter at the end of code text) Allows changes to lot otherwise restricted by the Homeowner’s Association
freerealestate Allows you to buy any house you want (must be done in map mode)
enableLlamas [on/off] Gives a message that says, “Llamas enabled.”
jokePlease Gives you a joke in the code console prompt.
hideHeadlineEffects [on/off] Hides all meters and effects in the game, such as the plumbbob and skill meter.
quit Like it says, quits the game.
help Lists all available commands at the moment.
slowMotionViz <level> Puts the game in slow motion. Optional parameter, value 0 = normal speed and 8 = slowest.
ResetLifetimeHappiness Resets the lifetime happiness of all the sims in an active household.
resetSim <fi rstname> <lastname> Resets the named Sim with neutral motives, no moodlets, and teleports Sim back home.
buydebug [on/off] Shows all hidden items in buy mode after using testingcheatsenabled true
HideHeadlineEffects (on/off) Shows or hides talk/thought balloons above Sims heads.
fps on/off Shows your Frame per Second in the upper right area while on.
DisplayLotPackageFileName [on/off] Switches lot tooltips on or off
fadeObjects [on/off] Toggles whether objects fade when the camera gets close to them.
testingcheatsenabled true Turns on Testing Cheats, just shift+click a Sim, or anything else, like your Mailbox.
unlockOutfits on/off Unlocks outfits in CAS (Create a Sim) mode. This must be enabled before going into CAS.
AlwaysAllowBuildBuy (true/false) When enabled, build mode and buy mode won’t disable themselves during fires and burglary.
DisableSnappingToSlotsOnAlt On/Off When holding on alt, disable snapping to slots (can be rotated in any direction also)
disableSnappingToSlotsOnAlt [on/off] When on, objects will not snap to slots while holding alt.
kaching While on the lot, entering this will give you $1,000.
motherlode While on the lot, entering this will give you $50,000.
moveobjects on/off With this On, it will allow you to move anything, including Sims, in your Buy/Build mode.


Protection from Death

Go to Pleasant Rest Graveyard, and near the gate, there is a strange bush called a “Death Flower Bush” – Harvest the flower from it. Keep this flower in your sim’s inventory, and if you die, you will automatically offer this flower to the Grim Reaper, who will ressurect you in exchange for it. This flower will not reappear, but there are Unknown Special Seeds (requires level 7 Gardening to plant) dotted about near the graveyard (and a few other places) which may grow another Death Flower (and sometimes more if your Sim has the Green Thumb trait to revive the plant.)

CODES (Xbox 360)

How to enable the cheat option

At the start menu, hold down the LB,RB,LT and RT at the same time to enable cheat option


Enabling cheats

WARNING this does disable challenges and trophies, however, the game gives you the option to save your neighbourhood before the cheats to resume from there later. once you load up your family in a house or location, hit START. Then hold L1 L2 R1 R2 and the cheats instructions will tell you that spoot is now available under Decor-miscellaneous. Place him in your lot and all cheats are readily available for you.

Check out the video below of someone covering all the cheats and what they do in The Sims 3!


Achievement Description Value
Baby Steps Create a household. 5
Be Excellent To Each-other Reach the maximum potential Karma. 15
BFF! Make a best friend. 10
Botanical Perfection Grow a perfect plant. 15
But it’s Inflammable! Extinguish a Sim on fire. 10
Challenging Complete 50 Challenges. 20
Child Prodigy Complete a Lifetime Wish before becoming a Young Adult. 20
Climbing the Ladder Reach level 5 in a career. 20
Dream Big Complete a Lifetime Wish. 50
Epic Fail Use the Epic Fail Karma Power on 13 unsuspecting sims not in your family. 15
Epic Party Throw an awesome party. 20
Expertise Reach level 10 in a Skill. 25
Fit For a King Prepare a perfect meal. 15
Genie Gain 150,000 Lifetime Happiness Points on one Sim. 30
Graduated Complete the in-game tutorial. 5
Happiness… It Stacks Get 5 positive moodlets at the same time on one Sim. 15
Home is Where the Simoleons Are Raise your household’s value to §35,000 or more. 10
How you Doin’? Learn the Charisma Skill. 10
I Double Dare Ya Explore the catacombs after dark. 5
It’s a Date Go on a date. 20
Leet Skillz Complete any 10 Skill Journal Milestones. 25
Mad Skillz Complete any 2 Skill Journal Milestones. 15
Master Architect Build a home of at least §350,000 property value on a large lot. 20
Matchmaker Start 5 romantic relationships. 30
Miracle Worker Complete 1,000 Wishes. 30
Movin’ On Up Move into a new home. 40
Not Dead Yet Resurrect a Sim. 10
Not Twice, But 10 Times Complete 10 Opportunities. 20
Once a Parent, Always a Parent Welcome a child into the family. 40
Owned! Buy out a commercial property in town. 15
Partners in Crime Become a partner of the Paragon Personal Private Charity Warehouse. 10
Power Overwhelming Unlock every Good Karma Power by purchasing them with Challenge Points. 25
Pyromaniac Get an insurance check for over §15,000 after using the Firestorm Karma Power. 20
Sim About Town Attend a town event. 10
Sim-Author Write a book. 10
Stylizer Design and save 20 styles using Create a Style. 15
That New Car Smell Buy a car. 5
The Big Proposal Get engaged. 50
The Reviler Become a public menace. 30
This is so Meta Experience the Meta. 5
Trophy Fish Catch a perfect fish. 15
True Wealth Gain 250,000 Lifetime Happiness on one Sim. 25
Uberchallenging Complete 150 Challenges. 30
Very Challenging Complete 100 Challenges. 25
What Goes Around Use a Karma Power. 10
Wish-Master Complete 100 Wishes. 25
Wishful Thinker Complete 10 Wishes. 10
Woo Hoo! Make Woo Hoo. 40
Working Friends Become best friends with your boss and all of your co-workers. 30
You Never Forget Your First Have a first kiss. 30

We hope you enjoyed checking out all the great cheat codes that are available for The Sims 3. If you’re still playing this game and it has brought nostalgia back for you, then that’s great, it did for us writing them! Let us know in the comments below which your favourite cheats were or which achievements you’re working towards! Games Cheats & CodesPS3 Games Cheats & CodesXbox 360 Games Cheats & CodesSims 3,Sims 3 2018 Cheat Codes,Sims 3 cheat codes,Sims 3 cheats,Sims 3 houses,Sims 3 money,Sims 3 motherlode,Sims 3 pc,Sims 3 ps3,Sims 3 sims,Sims 3 xbox 360
The Sims 3 is an absolute classic. It was arguably the last good Sims 3 game before Sims 4 came along with hardly any content. Sims 3 will forever be remembered for allowing you to use the famous cheat 'motherlode'. It was a cheat that defined a generation of...