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  • LSM36LSM36 Posts: 415 Member
    EgonVM wrote: »
    Kathykins wrote: »
    EgonVM wrote: »
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    Did you know that when you shift-click a sim and got into sim info, and through the menu you can add a lot of the traits from the game, plus some from mods? Pretty sure the shift click is just a base game feature. I use it to get the recipes unlocked from the packs. And found it, "add trait/remove trait".
    I don't know of other people know about it already. They probably do. But I only ever heard mention of shift clicking to get the recipes, and recently the pie menu changed. Which is how I ended up over clicking and finding that in the first place.

    If people know already that's fine. But it helped me make sims Chopstick Savvy and Spice Hounds. So they can eat all the foods without failing all the time. And means if I randomly pick a meal thinking it sounds nice, they don't burn their tongues.

    Other traits are there too. Like the one for Sulani Mana and stuff. So if you wanted a sim to be like the estranged family member of Father Winter or something, without having to wait til Winterfest, you have options.
    Only issue is it's not multiselect. So you have to add each one, and go back through the whole menu. But that's not too bad. Especially if you only need a few.

    Want a top notch toddler, but they are starting as a child sim? Or have a teen sim, who missed out on all the benefits of the aspiration rewards. No need to type it all out, just click a few times. And you're good.

    Went to check it out in my unmodded game. Didn't find it.

    Would be cool if it was in game, but unfortunately it's typing for unmodded folks...
    I'll put the link to the list of traits here. After all, there's a lot.

    I think you need to enable testingcheats for shift-clicking to work.
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    Yeah for shift-click pretty sure you need testing cheats enabled sorry. I have it set to always be enabled in my game, and to make sure all odd cheats still work. I forgot to mention that part bc now all I do is just shift-click. But I'm fairly certain it's not from a mod. Because when I was trying to remember how to find the recipe unlocks and went to discord for my mod support, it turned out to be a feature of the game itself. It's just that the mods use game features to work. So their traits are also in there.

    Ah, forgot to mention that I've have it on. I even reentered the cheat to see if it appears then. Nothing. Only adding and removing life styles, locking all motive decay, and adding preferences.

    Though when Werewolves game pack came out, people reported finding a new shift-click cheat that allowed to add all werewolf abilities. Went to check it out in my game too and nothing.
    Same story even after reinstalling my game to another computer and after starting a new save.

    So I do wonder what's going on with that...

    That's odd, do all your other cheats work? Like can you shift click the mailbox? I know there was a period where they disabled a lot of cheats for players after seasons, and a modder released something to re-enable them so people could do it again. I think they went back and undid that, but I never took it out of my game just in case. And then eventually added the additional mod so that testing cheats would work always, because I often had the problem of it not working. 3 different computers, and had to use a different "testing cheats" for each one. And even then, there was no guarantee.

    It might be something like that. Your game being finicky, maybe the code that works for everything else doesn't work for shift-click for you. I went and double checked after I saw your response the other day, and shift-click is definitely a basegame feature. Unmodded.
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  • KathykinsKathykins Posts: 1,849 Member
    @EgonVM I'm not sure you've mentioned using mods. And its too late, I'm too tired to check :D Do you use MCCC? It has a setting for testingcheats always on, I believe (at least I use the one for cas.fulleditmode always enabled). You can also change all kinds of things in the cheats/sim info module (click sim, then cheats/sim info), even favourite drink, fame level, all kinds of other stuff. I don't quite recall where that setting is. MCCC is so big, can do so much I get confused while moving around in the menus.
  • EgonVMEgonVM Posts: 4,225 Member
    Kathykins wrote: »
    @EgonVM I'm not sure you've mentioned using mods. And its too late, I'm too tired to check :D Do you use MCCC? It has a setting for testingcheats always on, I believe (at least I use the one for cas.fulleditmode always enabled). You can also change all kinds of things in the cheats/sim info module (click sim, then cheats/sim info), even favourite drink, fame level, all kinds of other stuff. I don't quite recall where that setting is. MCCC is so big, can do so much I get confused while moving around in the menus.

    Nope. No mods or CC at all.
    I have enabled testingcheats since I started the game and thanks to the patches it stays on for the save.

    I can test things out in the weekend, but right now I have two theories:
    1. Wrong language setting (perhaps that affects).
    2. My base game is limited edition.
  • chonlaphatchonlaphat Posts: 16 New Member
    just played the sims again in 10 years. i still dont know much but this is useful. sounds fun. thanks for sharing.
  • JustinB113JustinB113 Posts: 616 Member
    A little plane sometimes flies in the distance in glimmerbrook with a long banner behind it. But it’s either in simlish or Japanese so I don’t know what it says :)
  • xoJessixoJessi Posts: 1,830 Member
    You can prank a tanning sim! o:)

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  • mlnov39mlnov39 Posts: 2,291 Member
    edited November 2022
    I didn't know you could burn your marshmallow. Small detail, but cute.
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  • LeGardePourpreLeGardePourpre Posts: 14,030 Member
    edited December 2022
    It took me a long time to notice it, I didn't know that it was possible to add stools to a food stand like City Living trailer

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  • SimDork23SimDork23 Posts: 319 Member
    edited January 4
    I was today years old when I learned that wellness treats will cure your pets without having to go to the vet for an exam. All this time, I was giving all of my sims the vet skill via cheats & taking up space in my houses for an exam table so that I didn't have to go to the vet. :D
  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 24,361 Member
    Lyrie wrote: »
    Sims can pick up toddlers one armed. At least from the high chair! My sim had a cup of tea and did not want to put it down, so he scooped up the tot with one arm and let her out.

    Wow, that's one I haven't seen. I will be on the lookout for that.
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  • DreamPrincessDreamPrincess Posts: 2,337 Member
    I didn't know that sims can view objects whilst carrying a kitten/puppy.
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  • Velvet_LiliesVelvet_Lilies Posts: 39 Member
    Very late to the party on this one but I just discovered a few days ago that you could create custom holidays via the Calendars. And not just the generic stuff, there are actually a bunch of different holiday options planned for Halloween or Easter among other things, it's awesome!

    Little downside is that there are now wayyy too many holidays in my game, every other day is supposed to be a "big deal" and most of the time I can't be bothered with everything, making my sims end up with a sad moodlet
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  • Lucy_HenleyLucy_Henley Posts: 2,104 Member
    Yeah, I have an “Easter” holiday and also something to celebrate summer. Oh and a “Spooky Day” too.
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  • mollie1998mollie1998 Posts: 171 Member
    did you know that big kids can play with toys just like little kids
  • EleriEleri Posts: 162 Member
    I just found out that if one of your sims is an art critic and they live with someone with a music hobby, they can critique their household member's music practice. When I first tested this out, my art critic character dismissed his 8-year-old son's violin exercises as "Amateur!"
    -No, my almost-elderly mother, I don't think it's a good time for you to try for a baby.
    -Yes, person I barely know, you have my blessing to hang out with Johnny Zest.
    -No person with the mean, hot-headed and self-absorbed traits, I don't think you should get married.
  • Velvet_LiliesVelvet_Lilies Posts: 39 Member
    A friend just showed me that there were some kind of strange scarecrow that could be bought from buy mode and placed into a garden. Apparently if your sims interact with it enough, it comes alive and takes care of the garden, I had no clue
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  • CatSimerCatSimer Posts: 5 New Member
    If you want to check if sim is pregnant without pregnancy test, go to their stats, where the age meter is and hover over next life stage (for ex. adult). In case of pregnancy, it'll say that pregnant sims are unable to age up.
  • Lucy_HenleyLucy_Henley Posts: 2,104 Member
    CatSimer wrote: »
    If you want to check if sim is pregnant without pregnancy test, go to their stats, where the age meter is and hover over next life stage (for ex. adult). In case of pregnancy, it'll say that pregnant sims are unable to age up.

    I find that so irritating. Why don’t pregnant Sims age?? The first thing I did when I downloaded MCCC ages ago was to allow pregnant Sims to age.
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  • BenjamilianBenjamilian Posts: 394 Member
    I find that so irritating. Why don’t pregnant Sims age??

    I suspect it's the burgeoning hormones! The same reason pregnant folk in real life have a healthy glow. Being pregnant is fairly rejuvenating, but I understand raising the child cancels that out somewhat.
  • mightyspritemightysprite Posts: 3,838 Member
    edited January 8
    @Lucy_Henley It's so odd, isn't it? The only reason I can think of is so that sims don't age from adult to elder while pregnant. But you'd think it would be possible just to disable the elder birthday until after childbirth, or make pregnancy impossible starting 3 days before the elder birthday, instead of turning off aging for all pregnant sims.
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  • Lucy_HenleyLucy_Henley Posts: 2,104 Member
    @mightysprite I agree. Pregnant Sims aged normally in Sims 2 and 3.
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  • EleriEleri Posts: 162 Member
    I remember in Sims 2, sims lost the ability to become pregnant a few days before they aged up to elder. That was how the game prevented elders giving birth.
    -No, my almost-elderly mother, I don't think it's a good time for you to try for a baby.
    -Yes, person I barely know, you have my blessing to hang out with Johnny Zest.
    -No person with the mean, hot-headed and self-absorbed traits, I don't think you should get married.
  • Superhyde12Superhyde12 Posts: 11 New Member
    Over the years, I'd say the biggest things I've learned would be -
    If you have an issue with building walls, changing the floor plan and the ceiling not cooperating, double right-click on the top of the wall and it will give you the option to add a ceiling.
    With MC Command Center, you can make your sims have up to 6 babies at a time, when I first downloaded MCCC I had a heart attack when my sim popped out 5 kids, make sure you check what it's set to before starting your game!
    The kids can order homework books from the computer and can distribute them to everyone in the household from inventory, which makes things easier when your kids keep setting down their books.
    When lightning strikes, sometimes it leaves behind a present, like a rare element or a future cube, this has helped me many times during Rags to Riches challenges.
    Holding shift down while clicking on the sim will give you the option to reset them if they start to bug out.
    Debug has free landscaping, and it saves you thousands of simoleons when you are trying to decorate a house.
    If you are doing a baby challenge and can't keep up with the kids, travel by yourself to another world for a couple of hours, when your kids come back from daycare, their needs will all be full and you have some time to catch up.
    Lot Traits are game changers for challenges, they can really help your game or make it way harder.
    Cheat codes were the biggest change for me when I was just starting out, I feel like a lot of people know this already but it was essential to my starting in the game.
  • 911TruthBear911TruthBear Posts: 618 Member
    xoJessi wrote: »
    You can prank a tanning sim! o:)

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    I wish we could do that to REAL LIFE people, LOL! :D:D:D
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  • Atreya33Atreya33 Posts: 3,298 Member
    edited January 11
    I just learned there is a difference between the small campfire from outdoor retreat/little campers kit and the big campfire from get together/island living/werewolves. I thought they did the same thing and only differ in size. Turns out you can only add chairs and roast marshmallows on the small campfire. The big one also has some unique interactions.
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