Cheats, Codes & FAQs
Finding buried treasure
A Sim can only use the Metal Detector in direct control mode. It is possible to find money, Dangleberries, monkey idols and bottle caps.
Avoid being fired
If you accidentally miss your ride to work on your second day of missing work, before it says you have been fired, quickly find another job by looking in the newspaper or the Internet. Once you have avoided the call to get fired, you can change back to your previous job without being demoted and getting deducted skill points.
If you need friends, get a Hot Rock Hot Tub, or move to Tranquillity Falls where they already have one. Invite over who you want to be your friends and get them in the hot tub. Then, put objects around it so they cannot get out. Leave them in there long enough and they will become your friends. REMEMBER: Get out before your hunger goes all the way down or else they will die.
Bring your Friendship up to 80 or 90. If the background is very red and blurry, select "Be on" the socialize menu and go to a bed. Select "Relax" then choose the bed again. Select "Woo whoo" once then press Square to get out of the bed. Select "Socialize" and if you are in love, select "Propose" and hope that the other Sim says yes.
Energy boost effect meal
Dangleberry, Yogurt, Strawberries and Cherries; or Ostrich, Eel, Strawberries and Mangosteen (expensive but works the best). Sandwiches that boost energy (also is a love dish) are Ostrich, Pork, Strawberry, Wheat Bread.
Skills boost effect meal
Chicken, Onions, Eggs, and Milk. Carrot, Egg, Milk, White Flour. This will give your Sim a +3 boost on all skills, but it will go down after awhile.
With any meal you make using Llama, no matter what the effect, any Sim that eats it will vomit.
To raise your Power, Fun, and Comfort at the same time, power nap on a couch with a television or radio on nearby.
When you need some money and own a "Defective Arcade Genie Lamp" you can keep making wishes and you will get money eventually. However, the genie can also cause fire and make all the characters in the area of the lamp to pee themselves if you make him mad. When he is mad he will come out of his lamp with red colored smoke beneath him. However, if he is giving you something good the smoke will be purple or pinkish. It is best to perform this when you first get a house so that you can get your money and not risk losing any items you have purchased. REMEMBER: If you talk with the genie, he gives you small advice and hints occasionally.
Objectives that require buying furniture can be easily purchased on low ends. Just buy it to complete the goal then delete and get your full money back.
Business career bonuses
When you get to level 6 in a job you can ride in a limo. You will get to fly in an helicopter at about level 9.
Dangleberries can be harvested in the Sproutch Couch. Other fruits are harvested on a Frood Tree. Golden eggs can be received from Chicken Checkers game. Fish can be harvested from the Manilla 1000 Aquarium Some vegetables can be harvested from the GenoLife Garden Hutch.
There is more than just the food you can make. For example, there is food that give your skills a boost, food that helps you in love (romance Sims only for their goals), and food not in the list. For example, you can make a pizza.
Free harvested food
Use the following trick if you are in need of food and have very little money. Buy an item that can have food harvested from it. Harvest the food from it, sell it back, then buy another. This will keep you from having to spend money on food. Unless there is more than one sim in your house, you do not have to worry about the other Sim wasting money buying non-harvested foods.
The more expensive refrigerators carry more foods. They also add a bonus amount of hunger satisfaction. The more cooking skill you have, the higher the hunger satisfaction. Hunger is the one need that if left unmet can kill your Sim. To quickly fulfill your Sim's hunger even with low cooking skills, make a meal using Beef, Pork, Lamb and Potatoes. If you are low on money and do not have enough to eat, sell your refrigerator, stove, etc. and buy a Fruit Punch Barrel. It will satisfy your hunger about 98%. You can just go to "Drink From Tap" and it will do the rest.
Aphrodisiac effect meal
Ostrich and Passion Fruit; or Carrots, Lime, Pork and Passion Fruit. Most things made with Ostrich or Passion Fruit will have the aphrodisiac effect, although some have a very negative effect (black hearts) that will lower your Sim's mood.
Controlling a dead Sim
Kill your Sim. There are a lot of ways to do this, but starting a fire is the fastest. Once your Sim is dead switch, to direct control (if not already in it). As a dead Sim you can walk through walls and talk to Sims. Terrorize, Wail, and Possess are social options dead Sims can do. Unfortunately you cannot actually possesses Sims out of social mode. These social options have no effect on other Sims, but are funny. You can also challenge the Grim Reaper in fiddle challenge. You have an unlimited number of chances to try this. If you win, your Sim will become alive again. You can also pay the Grim Reaper 100 Simoleons for a Back To Life Ticket.
To master the Business career you must have Body at level 9, Logic skill at level 9, and Charisma skill at level 7.