An average simmer will know these three keys “CTRL + Shift + C.” These three sweet keys allow for a whole new world of Sims. From enabling objects to move beyond a four square (or half) grid to unlocking all items within build/buy you can ultimately shape your simming experience to your desire. There are also so many animators that are willing to create furniture packs, and these packs are to die for. I have downloaded endless toddler/children packs because you never know when exactly they will come in handy. In this guide, we’ll be highlighting cheats quintessential to building in the Sims along with a variety of CC furniture packs for different spaces.
Sims 4 Cheats
Before you begin becoming that master builder you were meant to be, let’s establish a base with a few basic, yet quintessential, cheats you need in your arsenal to construct glorious functional lots. And this goes for whether it’s a residential, commercial, or a build for the Sims gallery. One thing I want to note is that, you don’t need to copy the cheats exactly as listed below, for example, “FreeRealEstate On” can simply be typed in as “freerealestate on.”
|bb.moveobjects||Allows you to move objects beyond the standard grid and place objects anywhere. This comes in handy when you want to create clutter, giving objects a more natural placement.|
|bb.showhiddenobjects||Allows you to build with the buy debug catalog of items.
*to look for these items in buy mode, simply search DEBUG (after you’ve enabled the cheat)
|bb.showliveeditobjects||This cheat is amazing for those in-game moments when your sims path is obstructed by a tree or fence. Quickly pop this in and move that obstacle|
|bb.enablefreebuild||You can now build on “locked lots”
Lots such as hospitals and dorms become available to you
|bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement||Unlock items that are only attainable through careers, aspirations, etc.
*personally I don’t use this one, but still a good cheat to know
|[ or ] keys||[ = Makes items bigger
] = Makes items smaller
|Hold ALT while place||Allows for free placement outside of the grid but also enables free rotation as well, another great cheat for building|
|CTRL + C while clicking a roof||Helps you manipulate the shaping of roofs.|
|FreeRealEstate On||Allows you to buy literally any home, regardless of price|
Best CC Downloads
As someone who prefers comfortability when it comes to downloading CC my go-to website is simsdom.com. There are definitely other websites to go to in search of CC though. The famous one as many may know is the TSR (The Sims Resource). TSR is a great source and can even help you learn how to make your own custom content. Simdom is a landing page of sorts that’ll often redirect to Patreon pages of animators or take you to simshare (a 1000 percent trusted site for downloading mods and custom content into your game).
We highly, highly, recommend (if you can) to subscribe and give these creators some love. They diligently listen to folks within the community and have on many occasions given us what the base game has not. If you’ve downloaded mods into your games before, then downloading CC should be easy because the process is indistinguishable. Since Cottage Living came out, many creators have built whimsical packs, clutters, and cottagecore vibes. Here are some packs for various rooms that you need in your game now.
Sims 4 Bathroom CC
Sims 4 Bedroom CC
Sims 4 Clutter CC
In this category, you’ll see a bunch of clutter by the creator pocci, and when you look at their work you’ll know why! Everything listed below is directly linked to their Patreon (just reiterating that it’s free)
Sims 4 Dining Sets CC
Sims 4 Garden CC
Sims 4 Kids CC
*The link above redirects you to the creator’s Patreon but you do not need to be subscribed to purchase the pack! I do, however, push you to support them (again, if you can) because they have poured their souls into curating something like this. I personally LOVE this pack. It is just too cute for my senses.
Sims 4 Kitchen: Sets CC
The Kitchen is my most used space in the Sims. I love cooking and exploring with ingredients harvested from my garden. Since Cottage Living, the options with cooking have increased tenfold. Now you can make canned foods (such as preserved food, jam, etc). I typically love to become a chef so it naturally makes sense I have limitless packs. Here are my downloads for this month.
This pack is great for really adding clutter space around the kitchen. Giving ample space for groceries too if you have the food overhaul mood.
This pack came out a while ago and is an unbelievable must in your CC folder. The amount of swatches + textures conveys the amount of finite detailed attention that was mustered up to create this pack. The items here are pretty universal to be placed in any world and any theme you are trying to achieve. I love having various items from packs to mix and match.
Sims 4 Kitchen: Clutter CC
Country Kitchen Kit (base game compatible colors)
Sims 4 Living Room CC