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How to become Emotional

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How to become Emotional

We all know that Emotions are what sets Sims in The Sims 4 apart from their predecessors. By now you’ll have experienced a number of these and seen the impact on your Sims. From the way they walk, to the whims they generate, from the interactions they have with other Sims, to how they perform at school or work, you name it, their emotional state affects it. If you are anything like me, you are playing The Sims 4 and need your Sim in a different emotion and then go… how do I get there the fastest? This is why I wrote this guide to keep track of which actions give which emotion. Disclaimer: This guide is not finished yet, as I discover more emotional interactions I will add them to the list. If you know of any interactions, please post in the comments and I will add it to the list (and give you credit). How to become Angry Be near an Angry painting Do or receive mean interactions Have Sim’s partner cheat on them How to become Bored Receive too many of the same socials in a row Hear a bad joke As an adult watch the kid’s network How to become Confident Drink Earl Grey, Hot Tea Be near a Confident painting Cook a good meal Brush teeth Psych self up Ask a question on the Future Cube Extinguish fire Increase fitness Complete a painting Promotion at work Win a fight How to become Dazed Lose a fight Electrocution Too much coffee/juice Crash land a rocketship How to become Embarrassed Walk into bathroom while it’s being used Have Romantic Socials rejected Pee pants Do bad at school Bad woohoo Play bad on a musical instrument How to become Energized Watch Action channel on the tv Active Trait Take a brisk shower Drink coffee Read ‘E = Energy: Bolster Yourself’ or ‘Sleep less, Jog more’ Crystal Auras Study Exercise tips on the PC Drink protein drink How to become Flirty Watch Romance channel on the tv Take a Steamy shower Do Flirty Socials Be near a Flirty painting Try on outfits/Freshen up (mirror interaction) Fantasize about wedding (wedding arch) Ask about Love Life on the Future Cube Read ‘Pickup Lines for Flirtatiously Inept’ or ‘A Roadmap to Love’ How to become Focused Ponder Moves on chest table Use the telescope Drink Pitch Black tea Study an Element Browse Simpedia Play chess Study a Fossil Be near a Focused painting Ask about Scientific Mysteries on the Future Cube Play videogames (rare) Reading ‘Honing your Mind’s Eye’ or ‘Taking Control: The Fulity of trying’ (emotional book) How to become Happy Materialistic Trait + Admire new Posession option Drink Healthy Green Tea Listen to music Explore Space Decorated room First Kiss or Woohoo How to become Inspired Take a thoughtful shower Ask for Creative Ideas on the Future Cube Browse art on the computer Use the microscope Postcard Aura Read ‘Embracing the Moment and Inspiring Others’ or ‘Inspirational Posters: The Underlying Truth’ How to become Playful Have a Bubble Bath Watch Comedy channel Be near a Playful painting MySims trophies aura Read ‘Make them Laugh ’til they Cry!’ or ‘Playing with your Food’ How to become Sad Gloomy Trait Low Social Have a loved one die Break up/divorce Catch partner...

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Emotional Swimming

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Emotional Swimming

Did you know that if your Sims are sad, playful or angry they don’t swim laps, they swim emotionally! #poolvember

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SimCity Cheats

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SimCity Cheats

All the cheats for SimCity! These can only be used in sandbox mode and are actually simple alt-key + letter commands [mk_table style=”style3″] Cheats Cheat DESCRIPTION Alt+W Adds 1000000 simoleons to the household Alt+F Enables/Disables Fire Alt+C Enables/Disables Crime Alt+M Enables/Disables Health Issues Alt+A Enables/Disables Air Pollution Alt+P Enables/Disables Ground Pollution Alt+H Enables/Disables Homeless Sims Alt+S Enables/Disables Sewage Alt+G Enables/Disables Garbage Alt+U Enables/Disables Futurization Alt+N Enables/Disables Infinite ControlNet...

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The Sims Medieval Cheats

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The Sims Medieval Cheats

All the cheats for The Sims Medieval! [mk_table style=”style3″] Normal Cheats Cheat DESCRIPTION kaching Adds 1000 simoleons to the household motherlode Adds 50000 simoleons to the household rerollquests Re-rolls the random quest selection slowmotionviz 0-8 8 is slowest speed possible, 0 is normal speed shellstate cutaway/full/hide Can see behind buildings maptags on/off Shows/hides tags on the map fadeobjects on/off Items will disappear or obstruct your view if you get close hideheadlineeffects on/off Shows/hides thoughtbubbles/plumbobs fullscreen on/off Enables/disables fullscreen fps on/off Shows the game’s frame rate enablellamas on/off Enables/disables messages that make warnings less urgent help Shows the cheat list [/mk_table] Testing Cheats Different than other The Sims games, with The Sims Medieval you have to enable this cheat (once) outside the game. 1. Go to: 32-bit Windows: Program Files\The Sims Medieval\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Ini\ 64-bit Windows: Program Files (x86)\The Sims Medieval\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Ini\ Mac: Click ctrl on The Sims Medieval folder in Applications and select ‘show package contents’ then c_drive\The Sims Medieval\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Ini\ 2. Right click on Commands.ini and remove the read-only tick. 3. Then open the file in notepad and turn TestingCheatsEnabled=0 to TestingCheatsEnabled=1 4. Save the file and close it. This allows the following cheats: [mk_table style=”style3″] Cheat DESCRIPTION moveobjects on/off Allows objects to be placed anywhere, allows picking up of Sims and deletion of objects you ordinarly cannot delete DisableRespos Removes daily responsibilities setKingdomPoints <amount> Gives yourself Royal Points that you can use to buy buildings setQP <amount> Sets the amount of quest points, allows you to do more quests before ambition is finished setmood min/max/supermax Increases/decreases Sims’ focus meter. Setmood 0 sets value back to default showallquests All quests will appear in the quest list showallvalidquests Shows only quests you are eligible for disableclothingfilter on/off allows you to pick any clothing for any Sim (blacksmith in a royal dress!) [/mk_table] Other Shift click on a Sim allows: Set relationship status, change traits and profession level. Shift click on ground allows: Teleport and buy/build on any lot. Ctrl&Click on an objective completes it. Click&drag increases relationship status with another Sim and increases/decreases needs...

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The Sims 3 Cheats

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The Sims 3 Cheats

All the cheats for The Sims 3! Use the following links to quickly go to type of cheats you want: Money | Gameplay | Buildmode | Storytelling | Other | TestingCheats Enabled [mk_table style=”style3″] Money Cheat DESCRIPTION kaching Adds 1000 simoleons to the household motherlode Adds 50000 simoleons to the household freerealestate Sims can buy to buy lots for free familyfunds <householdname> <amount> Sets the amount of money for a household, can also be used to reduce amount of money the family has. [/mk_table] [mk_table style=”style3″] Gameplay Cheat DESCRIPTION resetsim <firstname lastname> Resets the Sim when they are stuck unlockOutfits on/off Allows all career/NPC outfits in CAS, needs to be entered before entering CAS [/mk_table][mk_table style=”style3″] Buildmode Cheat DESCRIPTION constrainFloorElevation true/false Enables/disables terrain adjustment, advanced cheat disableSnappingToSlotsOnAlt on/off Using the alt button can place objects anywhere on the lot moveobjects on/off Allows objects to be placed anywhere, allows picking up of Sims and deletion of objects you ordinarly cannot delete placefriezes on/off Foundations ca be used on top of tiled floors RBBB on/off or RestrictBuildBuyInBuildings true/false (Requires testingcheatsenabled) Allows buy/buildmode in public spaces (lobbies in apartment buildings) enableLotLocking true/false (Requires testingcheatsenabled) Allows (un)locking of lots in Edit Town buydebug on/off Unlocks buymode with ‘hidden’ objects, like plants, collectables and gnomes. Find this option under filter by function option [/mk_table] [mk_table style=”style3″] Storytelling Cheat DESCRIPTION Moviemakercheatsenabled true/false (Requires testingcheatsenabled) Gives options to pose the Sim hideHeadlineEffects on/off Enables/Disables thought bubbles and plumbobs [/mk_table] [mk_table style=”style3″] Other Cheat DESCRIPTION help lists most commands/cheats help <cheatname> Shows more information about the cheat enableLlamas on/off Turns on/off the llamas message jokeplease Gives a random joke fullscreen on/off Turns the game to fullscreen or windowed (can also be done in options) fps on/off Shows the framerate of the game fadeObjects on/off Enables/disables object fading when the camera gets close (does not apply to Sims) quit Quits the game maptags on/off (Requires testingcheatsenabled) Removes maptags from view, can be done in ‘none’ option too but might be useful for screenshots discotags on/off Makes maptags blink and change color playsounds on/off turns on/off the sounds in game recordvideo small/medium/large low/moderate/high/max Starts recording video, these settings can also be set in options and recording can be turned on/off with pressing v on your keyboard speed <0-8> 8 is slowest speed possible, 0 is normal speed [/mk_table] [mk_table style=”style3″] testingcheatsenabled true Use the cheat testingcheatsenabled true/false it unlocks the following options [mk_table style=”style3″] Shift click on Mailbox: INTERACTION RESULT Make All Happy Sets mood of everybody on the lot to the max level Make Friends for Me Makes friends for your Sim Make Needs Static All Needs will not stay green Make Needs Dynamic All Needs will go down/up again Make Me Know Everyone Makes your Sim know everyone in the neighborhood Force Visitor Random Sim will come to visit Force NPC… Forces an NPC to come visit Set Career… Can set path, branch and rank of a career for your Sim Supernatural Population Control Gives option to add/remove supernaturals to the world [/mk_table] [mk_table style=”style3″] Shift click on Workplace: INTERACTION RESULT Force Opportunity Forces a work opportunity Force Event Forces an event Force All Events Forces all workplace related events [/mk_table] [mk_table style=”style3″] Shift click on Community Lot or Neighbourhood house: INTERACTION RESULT Spawn Job Only happens if your Sim has a profession or is in...

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The Sims 2 Cheats

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The Sims 2 Cheats

All the cheats for The Sims 2! Use the following links to quickly go to type of cheats you want: Money | Gameplay | Buildmode | Storytelling | Other | TestingCheats Enabled [mk_table style=”style3″] Money Cheat DESCRIPTION kaching Adds 1000 simoleons to the household motherlode Adds 50000 simoleons to the household familyfunds <householdname> <amount> Sets the amount of money for a household, can also be used to reduce amount of money the family has. [/mk_table] [mk_table style=”style3″] Gameplay Cheat DESCRIPTION resetsim <firstname lastname> Resets the Sim when they are stuck aging on/off Enables/disables aging intProp maxNumOfVisitingSims <amount> Allows you to invite more guests to a a party [/mk_table][mk_table style=”style3″] Buildmode Cheat DESCRIPTION moveobjects on/off Allows picking up and deletion of objects that are normally in use and Sims. boolprop snapobjectstogrid true/false Removes any limitations with placing objects on the grid boolprop allow45DegreeAngleOfRotation true/false Allows 45 degree rotation on Objects changeLotZoning residential / community / apartmentbase / apartmentsub / secrethobbylot / secretsocietylot / secretdestinationlot / dorm Changes the type of zone of the house [/mk_table] [mk_table style=”style3″] Storytelling Cheat DESCRIPTION boolProp enablePostProcessing true/false Enables the 4 postprocessing cheats below bloom [r g b x] (rgb is color) (x is the bloom amount) <0.0 – 1.0> Adds a blur effect vignette [centerX centerY X] (X is the vignetteing factor) <0.0 – 1.0> Adds a vignette effect – blurry edges filmGrain [val] <0.0-1.0> Makes the screen grainy letterBox [val] <0.0-0.4> Gives a letterbox effect [/mk_table] [mk_table style=”style3″] Other Cheat DESCRIPTION help lists most commands/cheats help <cheatname> Displays information about the cheat plumbbobtoggle on/off Shows/hides the plumbob StretchSkeleton <0.0-> Adjusts a Sim’s height (1.0 is standard) slowmotion <0-8> 8 is slowest speed possible, 0 is normal speed exit closed the cheat window expand expands/contracts the cheat window [/mk_table] [mk_table style=”style3″] testingcheatsenabled true Use the cheat boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true/false it unlocks the following options In CAS press shift-N, allows more clothes. shift-M disables it. Shift click on your Sim to spawn objects like Tombstone of Life and Death and other debug objects....

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The Sims 1 Cheats

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The Sims 1 Cheats

All the cheats for The Sims 1! [mk_table style=”style3″] Cheats Cheat DESCRIPTION rosebud Adds 1000 simoleons to the household !;!;!; ! repeats the last cheat and ; separates between repeated cheats (only works with money cheat) set_hour <1-24> Sets time of the day Nessie Shows nessie in the neighborhood river (old town, downton, vacation) autonomy <1-1000> Sets how much your Sims do themselves or how much you have to control them map_edit on/off Enables/Disables map editor edit_char Can edit the Sim hist_add Adds history to the family history save family history to file prepare_lot fixes requires lot objects import Imports a family file interests shows the Sims’ interests (not those added in Hot Date) reload_people Total reload of skins, animations, suits, people tile info on/off shows/hides tile info sweep on/off Enables/disables ticks...

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Decoration tips from the Community

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Decoration tips from the Community

As we are all getting used to the new possibilities in The Sims 4, The community is thriving in sharing ideas with each other. Don’t know what do without Move Objects On to make your house unique and lived in? This thread on The Sims forum has been started to share ideas and inspiration for your interiors in The Sims 4! Some of my favorite solutions This Halfwall/build in cabinets. I’m not sure what to call it, but it sort of looks like a build in closet that was removed, to make an open shelving place. Or some sort of niche in the wall. Shared and made by ahholladay. Or this one, creating a media center with kitchen cabinets. It’s looks homey, and something people have in real life too. And last but not least, it’s very modular! Build it any way you want! Shared and made by Mstybl195, the starter of the thread. If you have any ideas of your own that you want to share, or are just looking for inspiration, I would highly recommend browsing there....

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Graphics, Camera or UI not behaving? Find out the fix!

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Graphics, Camera or UI not behaving? Find out the fix!

In The Sims 4, the graphics sometimes (rarely) seem to go a bit haywire! The objects don’t look as smooth, the textures have lower quality, the User Interface disappears and the camera misbehaves. Tonight Ruthless had exactly this strange thing happen in her. Originally her images look very smooth, but suddenly the edges of all the objects looked jagged. The technical terms is that the anti-aliasing stopped working. She did not change anything in her game. Below you will see what happened From: To: There is a fix! In My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4 there are two files called Options.ini and UserSetting.ini. To fix any graphical issues these two files new to be recreated. Cut/Paste these files to a save place, for example to your desktop. Load the game. The files will be recreated by the game You will have to set up any custom settings you have again (The Sims 3 camera for example). Let me know if this helps you and what it...

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The Sims 4 and two video cards

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I consider myself a tech savvy person. Grew up with computers and even used DOS back in the days. I troubleshoot most of my own computer problems – probably also cause most of the problems. So this Summer I bought a fancy new laptop, it sounded amazing – 16 Gig of Ram, Nvidia graphics card and a whole load of other nice things. I bought it with The Sims 4 in mind and for the last 3 weeks the game just hasn’t felt right on my laptop. It was laggy and would slow my laptop down a lot. Today at work (I work in technical/computer related troubleshooting) I randomly saw something come by about computers having 2 Graphics Cards and games not using the proper card, but I did not have time to study it however as work is insanely busy. What does one do during that time? Ask Crinrict about it, she is the queen of all technical The Sims questions. Turns out you have to force The Sims 4 to use the proper graphics card. I advise everybody with a laptop and two graphic cards to follow the easy steps on her blog and to make sure you use the correct card! Scroll down to ‘you have two graphics cards’  on this page....

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