.A keyboard sequence that gives a player an advantage in the game. Codes are initially used by developers and beta testers to test specific aspects and functions in a game and cheat codes are often left in the finished game product. While some find using cheats controversial, we asked 1,000 simmers like you, Do you use cheats in your game? Why or why not!? Here are the results!
“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. If I wanted a mediocre life where I struggle with money, I’d just be living my own life.” - Jessica R.
“I use cheats because the sims is my escape and what I do to relax, unwind and be creative. I don’t want the stress of real life in my game. I have much more fun cheating money and moods, and sometimes using skill/degree cheats to make “pre-established” sims.” - Bayleigh
“It’s not cheating if the creators build it into the game. It’s a shortcut” - Kristin R.
“Motherlode BABY!” - Jenn A
“Sometimes 24 sim hours isn’t enough time to do everything and tend to their needs especially when it takes six hours to cook a meal and eat” - Cat K.
“ WILL cheat my toddlers' needs because they're very inconvenient for me” - Nyah F.
The no/ maybe:
“ I have different save files, I have 1 that I have never used a cheat except for bb.moveobjects. I don't consider that a 'cheat'.” - Brandy R.
“Build cheats I barely even consider cheats. I use those all the time. I also use needs cheats when I feel like it.
I never use money cheats though. If my sims need money, they need to earn it or take out a loan.” - Carla C.
“I don’t use cheats with whatever household I’m playing other than build cheats and bug fixes (like reset sim) but do in the world like free real estate to give townies new houses and full edit mode to redress them” - Chloe K.
“I don’t use cheats if I’m doing a challenge” - Kat B.
The general consensus
“Cheating” is essential to most simmers. Whether it's for building or catching up on bills, we rely on cheats to make our sim lives a bit easier. After all we are all here to escape the real world. I’m not going to lie, there have been times where I am 1 simoleon short on bills so a quick MOTHERLOAD really helps. Sometimes an accidental double tap and would you look at that, my sim can quit her job! Regardless of how we play there is no right or wrong. We welcome everyone, even you cheater cheaters, pumpkin eaters!!!
We pass the question onto you. Do you use cheats in your game? Why or why not? Let us know! Have a juicy question you’d like to ask the community? Leave it in a comment below!
Sims FreePlay developers have released one of many fresh events for their player fanbase: SimChase #35, Scandi Scrimmage.
While most of this update, which began October 18th, is a decadent experience of Victorian proportions, the first few events, Influence Island Scandinavian Decor and SimChase Scandi Scrimmage serve as somewhat of a palette cleanser for modern-preferring players.
SimChase 35 launched October 19th, and it offers players clean cut furnishings made of natural woods and glass.
Infographics courtesy of SalixCat!
Players can look forward to earning simple chairs, spare tables, glass vases, wooden bath shelves, and woven toiletry baskets in return for completing a healthy gamut of in-game tasks within a time limit.
Influence Island: Scandinavian Decor
Images courtesy of SalixCat.
Influence Island rewards players for cajoling FreePlay NPCs into friendship. The prizes for this event include sectional sofas, bathroom vanities and shelving, wall decor, and more!
What are you most excited for?
On October 18th, 2021, Sims FreePlay developers will drop their most opulent update yet. Dripping in Gothic beauty, the Mystery Masquerade update will not only bring the darkly luxurious Victorian fit for any haunted manor, but it will also bring players key updates to gameplay and build mode.
The update will also offer Simmers who prefer a cleaner, less fussy look a few Scandi events to wet their collective whistles, equally opulent Moroccan and South Asian items, and a ghastly Ghost Flustered Quest rerun just in time for the spookiest season of all.
Funko Pop Collaboration
To start off this incredible season of costumes and candy, Sims FreePlay has collaborated with Funko Pop, one of the biggest toy companies in the world. Funko Pop is best known for its adorable, big-headed vinyl pop culture collectibles.
All players in Sims FreePlay will receive a free pack October 18th that offers a cute ghost light, pumpkin light, and adorable costume heads for all Sims from toddlers to elders!
Here’s what the heads look like in Create-a-Sim:
Many thanks to Rachybop for the early access screens!
And here are the lamps in game, courtesy of GirlWhoGames.
Mysterious Masquerade Live Event
The title event, “Mysterious Masquerade” begins October 28th. This will be a live event which encourages Sims to craft large amounts of candles, glassware, jewelry, and pottery in exchange for the luxurious prizes pictured below.
The bookshelf pack and in-game shots:
Floor lamps and pillars prize pack:
The pillars and candelabras in game:
Bewitching Banquet set pack:
Bewitching Banquet set in-game:
Haunting Hearth pack:
Haunting Heart Pack in-game:
THE GRAND PRIZE
Simmers who complete the entire event will win the massive house template shown below:
This Mysterious Masquerade house template also comes with new female hair, sumptuous dresses, and a dance floor that enables a ballroom dance interaction:
Stay tuned for more coverage of the upcoming Sims FreePlay events! What are you most excited for?
Mods..The alteration of the program code of a video game in order to make it operate in a manner different from its original version. Mods allow for a player to add visual or gameplay changes to their games. Mods are no secret among the Simmer community. We asked simmers like you, Do you mod your game? Why or why not!? Here are the results!
“It’s makes gameplay more interesting and adaptable, fixes some annoyances, and offers more design customizations.” - Colleen M.
“I can’t imagine playing without MCCC” - Lindsey R.
“I mod because the reason I play the sims is to tell stories and it gives me more control and options.” - Cammy M.
“I can’t play without mods. It makes the gameplay so much more interesting and adds so much stuff to do. Plus mods can fix some of the broken stuff that for some reason the people making the game can’t seem to fix.” - Emma L.
“I don't have the internet to be able to download, and constantly fix them. I recently got a gaming laptop so I would be open to it but i also don't want to add to the storage the sims already takes up.” - Lexi S.
“No, because I don’t know how to” - Megan P.
“There are some that would maybe be pretty useful but I enjoy the game as it is. It is missing some things I’d like and could mod but there is plenty it already has. Plus you have to wait for them to be fixed after all the updates and such it seems like a lot of work to keep up with. “ - Tonya P.
“No. I feel like the game needs to stand on its own - even though it has short comings - but I'm stubborn and want to play the game as it was designed. I don't use mods or CC for this reason. Plus, I get all the DLC and I don't want to update my mods with every new release. I figure once the series ends and there is nothing new coming, I'll try out a few mods to enhance my gameplay but I'm happy waiting for the end of the series before that.” - Tim D.
“Because I’m on console” - Amy K.
The general consensus
While adding mods adds a different level to gameplay it can also be an overwhelming experience. Most simmers seem to mod for the story progression aspect that the game lacks. While some feel if it's not already a part of the game then it shouldn't be changed. Another hurdle is the inability to mod in the console community. Whether you mod or not we all play with the same end goal, to unleash our imaginations!
Hallyu, or Korean pop culture, has officially seized the world into its inspiringly catchy and fashionable grip.
Sims 4 is no exception. With salivating fans across the globe consuming gargantuan amounts of K-Pop music like BTS and raving about such Korean dramas as Squid Game, it is no wonder that Sims 4 developers would get around to capturing these trends in their life simulator.
Incheon Arrivals Kit is slated to release October 5th. Included in this pack are the current — think 2021 Seoul Fall Fashion week current— threads often touted by the biggest of international pop-stars on what has become one of the world’s biggest international fashion runways: the Incheon Airport.
BTS Arrives at Incheon Airport
Another gratuitous photo of BTS arriving at Incheon Airport - you’re quite welcome.
What to Expect
The Incheon Arrivals kit comes fitted with the ready-to-wear apparel currently popular amongst Korean youth. Players can expect loose-fitting knits, chunky shoes (affectionately called “turbo trainers”, ankle pants, trenchcoats, plaid button ups, military boots, and sleek head-to-toe black looks.
Seoulinspired.com: A Korean model sports the now-popular ankle trousers.
Vogue: Many Korean popstars are returning to the all-black classic silhouette.
Vogue: A Korean model shows off an all-black ensemble with the fashionable Korean skirt.
Korean trends show young people gravitating to simple neutrals and cozy, oversized items, particularly knits. Players can expect a lot of this trend in the newest kit.
Koreans are also cozying up to large trenchcoats as fashion pieces, a look Sims 4 seems to have embraced in spades:
Note the oversized trainers in this outfit too.
The Incheon Arrivals kit will appeal to players who adore comfortable fashions in muted neutrals. As some Korean youth move away from what may be considered traditional wear, they seem to edge closer to what may be recognized as “90s grunge,” and we here at Simmer’s Digest are more than happy with this.
What are you most excited for in this brand new kit?
In efforts to expand the Sims 4 repertoire of fresh fashion, Sims 4 developers have announced a new Create-a-Sim kit, one inspired by the trendy threads of Mumbai, India: Fashion Street Kit.
The incoming kit, slated to release October 5th, is filled with the bold prints, silk tops, and gold accessories that often characterize the well-dressed youth of India.
Priced at 4.99 USD, the Fashion Street Kit offers 26 new clothing items for the stylist Simmer. A quick glance at the fashionable selection reveals carefully crafted items that reflect both new and old worlds, a marriage between what is modern and what is traditional, a dichotomy that is incredibly common on the streets of Mumbai.
Old World meets New World
Young professionals in India often celebrate their ancient heritage by wearing traditional pieces with more updated ones. Someone might pair a simple white dress or suit with a dupatta, a finely embroidered shawl, for a pop of color. While traditional dupattas were often worn over the shoulders and head, more modern wearers might wear it just over the arms, around the torso like a cape, or slung over one shoulder.
The result is modest and regal, but flowing— almost bohemian— and chic.
The pack also includes several versions of a kurta, or a long, tunic-like shirt often worn with pleated, loose fitting pants that cuff at the bottom called shalwar. These garments are often worn in the name of comfort, but modern youth often update these styles with more wearable fabrics and more chic prints. Pairing these traditional silhouettes with clean, modern sandals complete this modest look.
All that Glitters
Fashion Street offers Simmers a new gold nose piercing to accompany its Indian-inspired fashions. Why nose piercings? Traditionally, Indian women pierced their noses to indicate their marital status. A single stud, or “nath,” in the left nostril often meant a young woman was married. But Indian people also enjoy chunky gold jewelry as a fashion accessory, a symbol of wealth, and to honor religious traditions.
Indian people often paint their hands, arms, legs, or feet at important celebrations like weddings, birthdays, and baby showers with a special, ink-like mixture called Henna. The intricate designs henna artists paint onto their clients are complex, beautiful, and instantly recognizable.
This tradition is also practiced in other south Asian countries and in parts of the Middle East. After crushing the Henna plant, a plant known for its cooling properties, into a stain paste, henna masters paint eye-popping patterns onto their clients with the paste. The henna emits a cooling sensation as it dries, a phenomenon enormously helpful for hot Indian summers. The result is a tattoo-like stain on the skin to be treasured.
The Fashion Street pack is for the stylist Simmer looking to add a bit of old-world elegance into their bohemian chic wardrobe. Filled with gold fittings and updated traditional-wear, this pack is sure to please.
What are you most excited about in this upcoming pack?