Enter the codes quickly the cheat needs to be entered in about 1.5 seconds during gameplay:
Pause time, then quickly press Down, L, Z, R, Left, Right. A Sim voice will say something to confirm correct code entry. A gnome should appear near the house that your Sim is at. Select it for 10,000 Simoleons.
Reveal all objects
Enable the "Cheat gnome" code. Then, pause time, then quickly press Down, Z, Up2, R. A Sim voice will say something to confirm correct code entry.
Reveal all locations
Enable the "Cheat gnome" code. Pause time, then quickly press Left, Z, R, L, Z. A Sim voice will say something to confirm correct code entry. Note: This code can be entered any time after your Sim wakes up at Mom's House after the initial "Dream Sequence".
Boosting a low budget
At Mom's house, Mimi's place, or Dudley's trailer, buy things until your budget drops below 100. Wait about an hour. When the phone rings, answer it. You will get free money. Repeat this as necessary.
To help raise motives in later levels, move back to Mom's house. The Artificial Love will make raising motives easier.
While living with Mom, do not run out and get a job after you have completed the first few goals. Instead, stay around awhile and use that time to build skills. Mom will nag you, but just select "Okay" and keep doing everything else. Make sure to keep yourself happy and entertain/talk/joke with Mom to keep your relationship up to par. When you have your skills where you want them, move out. This will make things much easier. You will then be able to concentrate on your job and relationships, rather than skill building.
Notice that when you are at your Mom's house at the beginning, your Sim's energy and social do not go down, and will remain at the halfway point. Using this, you can raise your skills faster. First, have breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Then, use the toilet, take a bath, watch television for fun and comfort, then finally work on whatever skill you want. After repeating this routine before having breakfast, lunch, or dinner, clean up the plates. Do not call a maid or anything else, as it is a waste of money. For extra money, do creative skills on your paint set and sell your paintings when done. This will give you a lot of money when you are done with your skills. Do all goals except getting a job. Do not sleep or talk to your mom while doing this. When done with Cooking, Mechanical, Creative, and Charisma, buy a chess table for Logic. When you are done with those skills, sell the chess set whole refund. Then, buy the weight lifting machine for the Body. When done with all skills, get a job and move out.
Unlock social options
To unlock most social options, become friends with the Sims. For example, when you be friends with Randy you will unlock "French Kiss" and with Paisly you could unlock "Spank Booty". Each Sim has there own social option to unlock when you become their family friend.
To successfully complete the Jock career, you need to have all Body points, 4 Cooking points, and 5 Charisma points. You will also need six friends. A quick way to complete this is go to Mom's house and buy something to work your body for example, a treadmill, pool, etc.;a bookshelf or something similar to the gourmet cooking stove; and something for your charisma for example, a microphone or a mirror. Do that, then build your skills and move to the different houses so you can complete a goal and unlock something. You will eventually get to Malcolm's mansion.
In Bustin' Out mode, you can skip work by moving back into Mom's house. While you live with Mom, the bus will not arrive, and you do not have to work. This is useful if things are not going so well and you need some time to "restore" your Sim.
In Bustin' Out mode, you can skip work by changing jobs before the bus arrives. Later, you can just change back to your old job. This is useful if you are about to get fired. Note: You will only get fired if you skip work two or three times in a row.
In Bustin' Out mode, the people who you live with who you can control cannot get fired. If you want them to stay home, just let them. This can be very useful if you need them to clean up, or need them to do some other things.
Get a bigger room
When at Dudley's trailer, go to the master bedroom. Then, sell the door that leads to the smaller room so that there is just a wall. Next, make a door at the top right corner so that there is a place you could walk into the smaller room. Then, decorate both rooms' wallpaper and carpet to be the same and you will have a bigger room.
Raising a baby
When you have a baby, do not play with it ever, as it does nothing. If you feed it then sing, it will stop crying for a couple of hours.
Fishin' For Profit book
To get the Fishin' For Profit book go to Nikki Nack's store open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. After you buy it, find O'Phil Mclean. Give it to him and he will give you a job. Note: You must get the goals from him first. To do this, talk to Salty. Later in the game, you will be offered by Nikki Nack to buy the Waterfront Villa for 3,000 Simoleons.
Throw an art opening
When you move to Studio 8, one of the goals is to throw an art opening. In order for the art opening to be successful, you have to purchase a Sculpting Block and sculpt it first. Then, have the party and it will be successful. However, before you can purchase the Sculpting Block, you must complete the goal that will give you access to it.
When a plant is dead, do not throw it away. You can sell the dead plant for as much as a new plant costs.
When you go to a house and do not have much money, trade in all the wallpaper and buy the cheap version. You can get a good amount of money. You can do the same thing with the tile.
When you move into a house, sell all the wallpaper and tiles. Then, change the tiles to grass and the wallpaper to nothing. Instead of working, you can get a workbench from the "Building Skills" section in buy mode. When your Mechanical skill is at its best, you will get 100 Simoleons for each gnome you make. It only takes about five seconds to make each gnome, and you can make about thirteen gnomes at once. Note: Your Sim will only make gnomes when in a good mood.
To get lots of money, enter buy mode and sell the paintings. Some of them are worth a couple thousand Simoleons.
Get Roommate's Skills
If you have a GBA connection established, and you are in Bustin' Out mode, have your sim go to Simvalley from the car/scooter. On his/her way there, select a roommate with high skills that you are living with. Keep this sim selected untill yours leaves. If you do this correctly, the roommate will be transported onto the GBA. Return as usual and check your sim's skills. They will be the same as said roommate.
More Simoleons without effort
For this to work you need a GBA and link cable. Connect the GBA to the GC and switch on during gameplay. Purchase the Game Arcade for 99. With the GBA on play the Arcade and when the load bar starts on the GBA, pause the GC. This way as you play the mini game your stats will not change, you can spend days on end making money with only minimal impact on your sim.