Imagine being told that a video game could teach you valuable life skills, boost your career, and even increase your earnings potential. You might be skeptical at first, but in today’s world, immersive gaming experiences are revolutionizing how we learn and grow.
Welcome to the world of Sims 4, the fourteenth installment of the captivating Sims series, where entertainment meets personal development in a truly transformative experience.
In this blog post, we will explore the ins and outs of Sims 4 and share tips for mastering the game. We’ll also delve into the surprising ways in which this seemingly simple game can reshape your life for the better
What Is The Game All About?
Before diving into any game, it’s essential to understand the core concepts, overarching objectives, and clever strategies to help you excel.
So, let’s get started by familiarizing ourselves with the fundamental aspects of Sims 4, the latest edition in the iconic Sims series:
All The Characters Are Called Sims
In the game, all characters are called Sims, which gives the game its special name. Like in real life, where everyone is human, Sims have a shared identity in their virtual world.
As a player, your main job is to handle the daily activities of these Sims. This includes building homes, making meals, and living their lives. The game’s fourth edition provides better and more detailed character development, making the gameplay more interesting and difficult.
The Characters Have Six Basic Demands In Life
In the game, all characters are called Sims and share a common identity within their virtual environment. Your main objective is to manage the daily tasks of these Sims, such as constructing homes, preparing meals, and leading their lives. The fourth edition introduces improved character development, making the gameplay more captivating and demanding.
Sims possess six fundamental needs that closely mirror real-life human experiences:
Your responsibility is to fulfill these needs consistently, understanding that they will diminish over time and necessitate your attention the following day.
Characters require these necessities regularly. By playing proficiently, you can meet all six primary goals of the characters, but as time elapses, they will lose portions of these objectives, requiring your hard work the next day to continue the game.
These basic requirements closely resemble real-life experiences. Humans need food consistently, and they require basic hygiene to prevent illness. Similarly, they also need a social life, including family, friends, and colleagues, with whom they can interact and spend quality time.
There Is A Monetary Value Associated With The Exchange Of Goods And Services
In the real world, every time you deliver a good or service to someone, he pays you the monetary value equivalent to that good or service. In the imaginary world of this game, too, there is a close equivalent of money, but here, it is not named dollar or pound; rather, it is known as the simoleon. In real life, you have a symbol like $, which stands for a US dollar, and a definite symbol that stands for Simoleon.
Thus, the game’s imaginary world makes the experience as immersive as possible, yet it drives us far away from the world of reality we live in.
The Need To Work To Earn A Living
The need to work hard to earn a living is another feature of the immersive gaming experience that closely mimics real life. So in the virtual gaming world, too, you have to learn and master a skill to become employable and eventually work, earn money, and fulfill all your desires. The more currency you earn, the better your ability to fulfill your desires.
How To Collect The Maximum Amount Of Currency That You Can
Collecting currency, and that too, as much as possible, is a necessity in the world of the sims. But how should a player go about it if he wishes to make the maximum money? Here are a few tips to help you make the most out of the game.
However, it must be kept in mind that the points listed below are tips, but they are not cheat codes to make money quickly and without putting in the necessary effort. The game has its own share of cheats, and they will be discussed in the later part of this article.
Ask For Money
Asking someone to lend you money when you need it is the easiest way to acquire currency that you can use to fulfill your desires. So in the gaming world, too, you can take the easiest way out by asking a fellow sim to lend you some currency if he can spare some. However, you need to have some charisma to ask a character for a loan, and the amount of currency you ask for in a loan depends on the level of charisma you have in the game.
Take A Part Time Job
Taking up a part-time job is an easy way to make money where you have to work in the time frame when you do not perform a full-time job. A part-time vacation may give you less currency than a full-time one, but if you can do a part-time job in addition to a full-time job, you can make some extra money.
So if you work in an office from, say, nine in the morning to five in the evening, you can work as a bartender or as a waiter at a restaurant at night to earn from two sources.
The ability to work as a part-timer or the ability to work odd hours is a new addition to the fourth edition, and this feature adds a great deal of realism to the format of the game. Moreover, a feature allows a person to work as a freelancer. So if you have some skills and do not want to go to the office in a regular job that starts in the morning and ends in the day, or if you do not wish to be answerable to your employer, you can be a freelancer.
Invest The Money
If a sim belongs to a household with enough money in their banks, then that money can be reinvested so that the basic corpus grows with time. If that is the case, you need not take up any vocation at all, and you can pursue a hobby or teach a skill to others just for fun. But if you choose to monetize your skills, you can make money from two sources: the return on the investments and remuneration in return for your skill.
Start A Simple Business Which Requires A Little Amount As Investment
A regular job is not the only way to make money. A business can, if run properly can, potentially double or treble your initial investment in no time. So look for business opportunities that will work well for you given your skill set in the virtual world.
Win Currency In Some Social Game Or Event
The simple way to get money is to work, be it in a full-time vocation or a flexible job as a freelancer. But you need not always work hard and still become immensely rich. This can happen if you win a game at one of the festivals or mega events organised in the game world. So always make it a point for you to visit such festivals where competitions organize games with a monetary reward for the winners.
Some Cheat Codes That Can Make You Wealthy In No Time
You can gain simoleons even if you do not want to take the tough route that is hard work. Instead, there are some cheat codes that you can unlock. However, to use the cheat codes, you must open the command console.
Each cheat is a word or a group of words you need to type to unlock the cheat. The cheats are such that they do not directly give you monetary rewards, but they can indirectly help you gain more currency.
Here is a list of phrases that can indirectly help you get simoleons
To Make People Immortal
Making your Sims immortal in Sims 4 can be a fun way to ensure they live forever in the game. There are a few ways to achieve immortality in Sims 4, and I’ll walk you through each of them:
- Use a Potion of Youth: You can purchase the Potion of Youth from the Rewards Store for 1,500 satisfaction points. This potion will reset your Sim’s age back to the beginning of their current life stage. You can keep using the potion every time your Sim approaches the end of their life stage to keep them young and “immortal” in a sense.
- Become a Vampire: If you have the Vampires expansion pack, you can turn your Sim into a vampire. Vampires don’t age, so your Sim will stay the same age forever. However, they will still need to drink plasma to survive.
- Use cheats: You can use cheats to make your Sim immortal. First, open the cheat console by pressing Ctrl + Shift + C on your keyboard. Then type in “testingcheats true” and press enter. Next, type in “cas.fulleditmode” and press enter. This will allow you to fully edit your Sim’s traits and characteristics. Finally, select your Sim and shift + click on them. Select “Modify in CAS,” and then select the “Age” option. Change the “Days until age transition” option to “Off.” This will prevent your Sim from aging.
- Get the “Immortal” trait: If you have the “Cats and Dogs” expansion pack, you can get the “Immortal” trait for your Sim’s pet. If your Sim has a high enough relationship with their pet, they can ask for the “Immortal” trait as well. This will make your Sim immortal, but only if they have their pet with them.
These are the main ways to make your Sims immortal in Sims 4. Choose the method that works best for you and enjoy having your Sims live forever in the game!
Opportunity To Build Anywhere In The Virtual World
Building in Sims 4 can be a lot of fun, but sometimes you might want to build in places that the game doesn’t allow by default. Fortunately, there are a few ways to build anywhere in the virtual world of Sims 4. Here’s how you can do it:
- Use the “bb.moveobjects” cheat: This cheat allows you to move objects anywhere, even if there isn’t a grid or a flat surface. To use this cheat, open the cheat console by pressing Ctrl + Shift + C on your keyboard. Then type “bb.moveobjects” and press enter. You can now move objects anywhere you want, including in the air or on top of other objects.
- Use the “freerealestate” cheat: Normally, you need to have enough money to buy a specific lot before you can build on it. However, with the “freerealestate” cheat, you can buy any lot for free. To use this cheat, open the cheat console and type “freerealestate” and press enter. You can now buy any lot without having to worry about the cost.
- Use the “Modify in CAS” cheat: If you want to create a Sim in a location where you can’t normally create one, you can use the “Modify in CAS” cheat. First, open the cheat console and type “testingcheats true” and press enter. Then, shift-click on a Sim and select “Modify in CAS.” You can now create a Sim in any location, even if there isn’t a household there.
- Use mods: There are several mods available that allow you to build anywhere in Sims 4. Some popular mods include the “Anywhere Door,” which allows you to teleport to any location, and the “Invisible Fence,” which allows you to build fences anywhere.
These are some of the ways you can build anywhere in the virtual world of Sims 4. Use them wisely and have fun building in new and exciting locations!
How To Directly Get You More Cash
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to get more cash in Sims 4, you can use cheats. Press Ctrl + Shift + C to open the cheat console and type in “motherlode” to instantly earn 50,000 simoleons. Keep in mind that using cheats can take away from the challenge and fun of the game.
How Can The Game Be A Life Changer
Real-life simulation-based games can be game changers and teach you vital lessons in every aspect of your life, whether social, emotional, or economic. So here are some of how Sims 4 can influence your future life and important decisions like your ability to hone skills, make investments, etc.
Learning A New Vocation
When you assist a sim in their job, you also learn the essential elements of that job. So, for instance, if a sim starts a cottage industry business, you, too, learn a thing or two about tending to animals. If a sim wants to build an architectural piece, you, too, learn a thing or two about architecture. The details about the basics of any vocation can help you discover your true calling. Thus, if you like the job of an architect, you can be an architect in real life.
Learning The Value Of Money And The Right Investment
Since the player’s main goal is to make money, you learn how to gain money from various channels. You also learn the value of investment, as it can give you financial support without putting in hours of hard work. You learn the value of the investment and how to invest it correctly because improper investments result in a loss, even in the world of virtual characters.
List of all Sims 4 cheats
- TestingCheats True – Enables cheats in the game
- Money [amount] – Adds the specified amount of money to your household funds
- Rosebud or kaching – Adds 1,000 simoleons to your household funds
- Motherlode – Adds 50,000 simoleons to your household funds
- FreeRealEstate [on/off] – Makes all lots free or returns them to normal cost
- Death.toggle – Toggles Death on and off
- bb.moveobjects – Allows you to move objects without grid limitations
- resetsim [First Name] [Last Name] – Resets the Sim with the specified name
- bb.showhiddenobjects – Unlocks hidden objects in build/buy mode
- bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement – Unlocks all career rewards in buy mode
- stats.set_skill_level Major_Fishing 10 – Maxes out the Fishing skill
- stats.set_skill_level Major_Guitar 10 – Maxes out the Guitar skill
- stats.set_skill_level Major_Painting 10 – Maxes out the Painting skill
- stats.set_skill_level Major_Writing 10 – Maxes out the Writing skill
- stats.set_skill_level AdultMajor_Acting 10 – Maxes out the Acting skill
- stats.set_skill_level Major_Charisma 10 – Maxes out the Charisma skill
- stats.set_skill_level Major_Comedy 10 – Maxes out the Comedy skill
- stats.set_skill_level Major_Dancing 10 – Maxes out the Dancing skill
- stats.set_skill_level Major_DJ 10 – Maxes out the DJ skill
- stats.set_skill_level Major_Gardening 10 – Maxes out the Gardening skill
- stats.set_skill_level Major_Handiness 10 – Maxes out the Handiness skill
- stats.set_skill_level Major_HomestyleCooking 10 – Maxes out the Cooking skill
- stats.set_skill_level Major_Mischief 10 – Maxes out the Mischief skill
- stats.set_skill_level Major_Parenting 10 – Maxes out the Parenting skill
- stats.set_skill_level Major_Photography 10 – Maxes out the Photography skill
- stats.set_skill_level Major_Programming 10 – Maxes out the Programming skill
- stats.set_skill_level Major_RocketScience 10 – Maxes out the Rocket Science skill
- stats.set_skill_level Major_VideoGaming 10 – Maxes out the Video Gaming skill
- stats.set_skill_level Major_Violin 10 – Maxes out the Violin skill
- careers.promote Actor – Promotes your Sim to the next level in the Actor career
- careers.demote Actor – Demotes your Sim to the previous level in the Actor career
- careers.remove_career Actor – Removes your Sim from the Actor career
- careers.add_career Actor – Adds your Sim to the Actor career
- modifyrelationship [First Name] [Last Name] [First Name] [Last Name] 100 LTR_Friendship_Main – Sets the friendship level between two Sims to maximum
- modifyrelationship [First Name] [Last Name] [First Name] [Last Name] -100 LTR_Friendship_Main – Sets the friendship level between two Sims to minimum
- modifyrelationship [First Name] [Last Name] [First Name] [Last Name] 100 LTR_Romance_Main – Sets the romance level between two Sims to maximum
- modifyrelationship [First Name] [Last Name] [First Name] [Last Name] -100 LTR_Romance_Main – Sets the romance level between two Sims to minimum
At first glance, it might seem counterintuitive that a video game capable of holding your attention on your PlayStation for hours could also provide real-life benefits. However, when it comes to simulation-based games such as Sims 4, numerous advantages and meaningful real-world experiences can be gained while playing. So, when you embark on your next gaming session, don’t merely focus on the theme or action – make an effort to learn and grow from the experience.