There are always times when playing The Sims 4 when you need a certain item but can’t access it because its behind a wall. Thankfully, there are ways to unlock all items in the game to really create a home you love.
There are actually three categories or locked items in The Sims 4. The first, is a bunch of items that your sims may use at random times (i.e., plates, cups, seeds, etc).
The second, is a bunch of items that are around the worlds (i.e., decorative cars, fences, boats, statues, plants). The third, is a bunch of items that are locked unless you finish a certain part of the game (i.e., career reward items).
Buy Debug Items
These hidden objects are more household based than the live edit cheat is, with things like pots and pans, seeds and plants and so much more. There are hundreds of items to be unlocked using these cheats.
To be able to use the buy debug cheat you first need to enable cheats by opening up the cheat box by hitting ctrl + shift + c and then typing in testingcheats true and hitting enter.
Then you want to type in bb.showhiddenobjects and hit enter. Now when you enter build mode you can search debug in the search bar and find all of the hidden objects in the game to add to your home.
It is important to note that if you decorate with things like plates or pots and pans, people may clean them up while tidying the house.
Live Edit Items
Around the time that The Sims 4: Island Living was released we got a new items cheat that allows you to find a ton of the items that are located around the world. These are the live edit items and are things like trees, boats, fences, and other weird things you sometimes see off in the distance.
To use this cheat you first need to enable cheats by hitting ctrl + shift + c on your keyboard and typing in testingcheats true to the cheat box and then hitting enter to enable cheats.
Then, you’ll type in bb.showliveeditobjects and hit enter.
When you enter build mode you can search the word debug and a ton of these items will appear for you to scour through.
Gameplay Unlocks Items
There are a ton of items in the game that are locked behind a wall but you can still see them in the build catalog. These items are unlockable through completing tasks like getting to a certain level of a career, or by using the gameplay unlocks cheat.
To use this cheat you need to first have the cheats enabled by hitting ctrl + shift + c on your keyboard and typing testingcheats true into the cheat box and hitting enter.
Then you’ll want to use one of the longest and weirdest cheats in the game which is bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement and hitting enter. Then, when you go into the build mode catalog you’ll be able to see all of the different things that are purchasable for your home.
It is really helpful to have all of these objects able to be unlocked in the game so you can create more unique homes and commercial lots. Happy Playing!