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The Sims 4: Fire Cheats (Start and Stop Fires)

One of the most fun parts about Sims Lore is talking to players who have started fires in hilarious ways throughout the years. You’ve got players from The Sims 1 that filled their entire home with rugs and fireworks and just let it burn, to players in The Sims 4 who forgot to change the lint in the laundry and lost their entire home.

Fires have been a big part of the game for over two decades and will continue to be a hilarious and extremely upsetting occurrence for your sims to have to experience. Thankfully, there are a few ways that you can hopefully cheat to start fires in your game and make it completely under your control for the best experience.

One important thing to note is that these aren’t super main stream cheats and may not even work for a lot of players. They aren’t like money cheats like motherlode that are super supported by EA and will always work and some have even been disabled by EA for some users!

How to Enable Cheats

Before you are able to use most cheats in The Sims 4 you need to make sure that cheats are enabled. Why is this important? Well, this cheat makes sure that the game knows you are going to use some of the more complicated cheats that aren’t usable right out the gate.

To enable cheats you need to first open the cheat box which you can do the following ways:

  • PC: ctrl + shift + c
  • Mac: command + shift + c
  • Console: all four triggers

Once the dialogue box opens at the top of your screen you want to type in testingcheats true and hit enter and the game should let you know that cheats are enabled. You can then use the same buttons you used to open the box to close it.

Turn off Fires for Good

Our first cheat gives you the ability to toggle fires on or off and turning them off will make it so you no longer have autonomous fires being caused by your sims. When they’re on the game will work as normal.

To use this cheat you need to open up the cheat box like we talked about in the last section and then type in fire.toggle off and hit enter and fires should be disabled to protect your sims. If you want to turn it back on you can do the same cheat with fire.toggle on and it will enable fires once again.

Other Fire Cheats

Spawn a Fire

The first of our cheats is stats.set_stat commodity_buff_burninglove_startfire 7 which is a confusing one to explain. This is going to increase the chance of your sim spawning a fire by 15% so it won’t happen immediately. This is a stackable cheat so the more times you use it the more likely you are to have a fire spawn. For example, using it 3 times gives you a 45% chance of spawning a fire.

Reset Chance for Fire

When you use the fire cheats in the game there is actually a TWO DAY cool down before the game will allow you to use it again. Using the sims.remove_buffer buff_fire_recentfire cheat will allow you to remove that cool down and use the spawn a fire cheat immediately again.

Scenic Fire

Our next cheat is the scenic fire cheat that won’t actually grow a huge fire. This cheat will spawn a small single tile fire somewhere near your sim but this fire is going to eventually just disappear and won’t burn down your house or set your sim on fire. This is great for taking specific fire screenshots or just for the jokes. To use this fire you need the cheat objects.gsi_creat_obj 0x0000abd9 and hit enter.

Increase Fire Chance

Our final fire cheat is the cheat that will increase the chance of your sims autonomously starting a fire at any point which is the sims.add_buff burninglove cheat and it will make it more likely to start a fire for the next four hours.

Final Thoughts

As simmers we will never stop enjoying setting fires in our sim’s homes and laughing as they burn, it’s just who we are a species of gamers. If you want to create your own fires, these are the cheats you are going to need to know. Happy playing!

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