How to Cheat Needs in The Sims 4 (Or Keep Them Full Forever)

Keeping your sims needs full at all times is an overwhelming experience when you have more than one sim to care for. Your sims are constantly peeing their pants or falling asleep on the floor before you can ever manage to care for them properly. What’s a simmer to do?

Thankfully, there are a handful of cheats you can use any time your sims needs are getting suspiciously low and you just need them to be happy. These include cheats that will fill just a single need as well as cheats to fill the needs of your household or even the entire world if people just don’t seem happy.

There are also some really great mods for PC or Mac simmers to use that make cheating your needs even easier with just the click of a button!

How to Enable Cheats

Your cheat codes aren’t going to work automatically, especially these ones. Before you can use many of the cheats listed you’re first going to need to take the time to enable cheat codes in the game. To do this you first need to open up the cheat dialogue box which you can do with the following commands:

  • PC: Ctrl + Shift + C
  • Mac: Command + Shift + C
  • Console: All Four Triggers

Once you open up this box you’ll want to type in testingcheats true and hit enter and the game should say cheats are enabled and then you can either type in whatever text cheat you need, or if you’re using a shift and click cheat you can hit esc or the same buttons you used to open the box to close it up again.

How to Cheat Needs

There are two types of need cheats in the game with one being a bit easier to use than the others. The first type is the shift click cheats that you can use after cheats are enabled. For cheating needs you’ll want to hold down shift on your keyboard and you’ll want to click either on your sim or on your sim’s mailbox depending on the cheat type.

Cheat Cheat Code
Fills All Your Sim’s NeedsHold down shift and click on your sim and click make happy
Stops Your Sim’s Needs From DecayingHold down shift and click on your sim and click disable need decay
Lets Your Sim’s Needs Decay AgainHold down shift and click on your sim and click enable need decay
Fills Needs Of Entire HouseholdHold down shift and click on the mailbox and click alter needs and choose fill needs (household)
Fills Needs of Entire WorldHold down shift and click on the mailbox and click alter needs and choose fill needs (world)
Stops Your Household’s Needs From DecayingHold down shift and click on the mailbox and click alter needs and choose disable household needs decay
Stops The Entire World’s Needs From DecayingHold down shift and click on the mailbox and click alter needs and choose disable world needs decay
Allows Your Household’s Needs To DecayHold down shift and click on the mailbox and click alter needs and choose enable household needs decay
Allows The World’s Needs to DecayHold down shift and click on the mailbox and click alter needs and choose enable world needs decay

Those cheats are all the easiest to use since all you need to do is hold down shift and click on a sim to use or mailbox to use them. However, there are also individual cheats that will fill either all of your sims needs or just a single need at a time depending on what you need.

CheatCheat Code
Fills All Of Your Sim’s Needsims.fill_all_commodities
Fills Your Sims Hunger Needfillmotive motive_Hunger
Fills Your Sims Fun Needfillmotive motive_Fun
Fills Your Sims Social Needfillmotive motive_Social
Fills Your Sims Hygiene Needfillmotive motive_Hygiene
Fills Your Sims Bladder Needfillmotive motive_Bladder
Fills Your Sims Energy Needfillmotive motive_Energy

How to Turn off Needs Decay

Have you ever wished you could play The Sims 4 without having to care for your sims needs? Just have them go off and work and do hobbies and never sleep? Well, that is possible with the disabling of needs cheats that you can do on your sims mailbox.

To turn off needs decay you need to first enable cheats before you can use it which we’ve talked about and then go ahead and hold down shift on your keyboard and click on your sim’s mailbox. There will be a section that says alter needs and when you click on it you’ll have options to disable household or worlds need decay.

If you want other sims in the world to have to pee and sleep and eat then you shouldn’t worry about their needs decay, but if you just want everyone to be available to you at all times then you can disable it.

Disabling your household needs decay will stop anyone in your household from ever needing to use the bathroom or sleep ever again freeing up time for you to have fun.

Using Mods For Needs

If you’re fortunate enough to be a PC or Mac player (sorry console) you also have the option of download some cheat mods to be able to use these instead of typing in cheat codes and going down the hard way. There are two really incredible mods that can make it so you can easily cheat your sim’s needs with just the click of a button.

1. UI Cheat Extension

The first mod is the UI Cheats Extension Mod which allows you to click on any of the UI in the game and cheat things that way. You’re able to click with your left mouse button on any part of the need bar to make it so your sim has that much of that need to wherever you click.

You can also right click on your needs bar and use a -100 to +100 point system to choose exactly where you want these needs to be. It is important to remember that -100 will kill your sims from hunger if you do that, so be careful!

You can also use this incredible cheat mod to click and cheat on things like your household funds, skill levels and aspirations and even your relationships which is amazing because relationship cheats are long and hard to remember.

UI cheats extension logo with large plumbob to the left and weerbesu sim to the right of the logo

2. MC Command Center

Our second mod is MC Command Center which is one of the most popular mods for The Sims 4 because it lets you cheat just about anything. It isn’t as user friendly for cheating needs as UI Cheats can be but it is also great for so many other things.

To cheat needs with MC Command Center you want to click on your sim and choose the MC Command Center button that’s been added with this mod and go to MC Cheats and then choose the Make Happy button to completely fill the sims needs.

You can also use this mod to cheat your sims household funds, cheat pregnancy stages, increase your satisfaction points and so much more with just the click of a button. You can even change the weather if you have The Sims 4: Seasons.

Final Thoughts

Cheating needs is honestly such a game changer, you may use these cheats just as often as well all use money cheats in the game. You’ll be able to have your sims have so much more fun and save them from inevitable death types like starvation.

If you’re looking for something else to read, be sure to check out one of the following articles about other cheats you may want to know:

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