Sims 4 cheats: How to use Shift-click to cheat quickly

Using Shift-click as a Sims 4 cheat is a quick and easy way to cheat on the spot. It can help fill your Sim's needs or even turn them into a plant without needing to use mods.

If you play The Sims 4, chances are you will want to cheat at some point. There is nothing wrong with using Sims 4 cheats, but there are many options to use them. One option to cheat in The Sims 4 is to use Shift-click.

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This does not require the use of any mods and while it does not allow you to use all cheats, it’s a useful Sims 4 cheat for filling a Sim’s mood quickly. It’s also a useful way to use “reset object” if a Sim gets stuck.

How to turn Sims 4 cheats on

Before you enter your cheat codes, you need to open what is known as the “cheats dialogue box” or the “cheats console”. To get started with Sims 4 cheats, press CTRL+SHIFT+C on your keyboard if you’re using a PC. To open The Sims 4 cheats console on a Mac, press CMD+SHIFT+C.

Now you just need to turn cheats on. That’s the easy part. In the cheats box, simply type testingcheats on. Sometimes this doesn’t work and you have to type testingcheats true instead. You’ll know you’ve done it correctly when the dialogue box tells you “Cheats are enabled”.

Sims 4 cheats: Using Shift-click to fill needs

Once you have done this, you have various options to quickly cheat simply by using shift-click on your Sim or on the mailbox of your Sim’s house.

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You can use Shift-click to fill the needs of your Sim’s entire household or even the entire world. You can also this Sims 4 cheat to disable needs decay for the household or world. To do this, you need to Shift-click the mailbox of your household and select the cheat you want to use from the menu.

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Depending on which expansion packs you have, you will have various options to use the Shift-click cheat option. Here are some examples.

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Using Shift-click in The Sims 4 for quick cheats

You can also use this Sims 4 cheat to help increase your Sim’s bowling skills, give your Sim inventory objects and even set your Sim’s tan.

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Shift-click Sims 4 cheat to turn your Sim into a plant

You can even turn your Sim into a plant by using the Shift-click cheat option. Like with all the other cheats for this method, all you need to do is Shift-click your Sim and click the turn Sim into a plant.

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Sims 4 cheats: Shift-click to edit Sims in CAS

Another useful option with the Shift-click cheat is using it to modify any Sim in CAS. Those annoying townies and their eyeball rings will no longer commit such fashion travesties.

Just Shift-click the Sim you want to edit and select Modify in CAS from the menu. No mods needed.

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