How To Use Full Edit Mode in the Sims 4

Sims 4 is the latest installment in a game franchise that started almost 20 years ago. Today, it offers features and hidden settings to give users almost complete creative control over the stories they want to play. Sims 4’s full editing mode gives you the power to edit, build and create in ways you’ve never considered before.

Read the article below to learn how to enable and use Sims 4’s full editing mode.

Enable full edit mode in Sims 4

Sims 4’s full edit mode is a tool that many users use to get the most out of their game. You can let your creative gameplay shine by using these cheats for your sim and builds. But before using any of these cheats, you need to enable the game to recognize them.

Follow these instructions to learn how to enable cheats in full edit mode.

Enable cheats on a PC

  1. Press CTRL + Shift + C on your keyboard.
  2. Type in “TestingCheats True” and press enter.
  3. Close the dialog by pressing CTRL + Shift + C again or enter the cheat of your choice.

How to enable cheats on a Mac

  1. Press Command + Shift + C on your keyboard.
  2. Type in “TestingCheats True” and press enter.
  3. Enter the cheat or close the dialog by pressing Command + Shift + C again.

Enable cheats on a console

  1. Press all four triggers on your controller. Type in “TestingCheats True” and press enter.
  2. You can close the dialog by pressing all four triggers or entering your cheat.

Using CAS Full Edit Mode in Sims 4

The Sims 4 full edit mode CAS is for editing your sim outside of what the game usually allows you to do. When you first create a sim, you have a range of options for hair, skin, eyes, clothing, and more. While playing, the only way to change a sim is to use a mirror, which only allows you to change a limited number of functions. There is no way to get an already created Sim back to the “Create a Sim” screen.

This is where CAS comes in handy. You can unlock “Create a Sim” no matter how long you’ve been playing the sim. Follow these instructions to open CAS.

Open CAS on PC

  1. Press CTRL + Shift + C on your keyboard.
  2. Type “cas.fulleditmode” and press “Enter”.
  3. Close the dialog by pressing CTRL + Shift + C again and go to the sim you want to edit.
  4. Hold “Shift” and then click on the sim and choose “Change” in CAS.

Open CAS on Mac

  1. Press Command + Shift + C.
  2. Type “cas.fulleditmode” and press “Enter”.
  3. To close the dialog, press Command + Shift + C and select the sim you want to edit.
  4. Hold down “Shift” and click on the sim. Choose “Change” in CAS.

Open CAS on console

  1. Press all four triggers on your controller. Type “cas.fulleditmode” and press “Enter”.
  2. You can close the dialog box by pressing all four triggers.
  3. Hold down the O and X buttons for PlayStation. Hold down A and B for Xbox. Click on the SIM you want to edit.

How does edit mode affect build?

The Sims 4 limits how players can build in the game. Usually you are tied to grids and zones that can limit where and how you build. In general, the building restrictions imposed on you in the game are similar to the ones you have to adhere to in the real world. With the build cheat you ignore all those rules.

Follow the directions below to learn how to use the Sims 4 full edit mode build cheat.

Open Build on PC

  1. Press CTRL + Shift + C on your keyboard.
  2. Type “bb.enablefreebuild” and press “Enter”.
  3. Close the dialog box by pressing CTRL + Shift + C again.

Open Build on Mac

  1. Press Command + Shift + C on your keyboard.
  2. Type “bb.enablefreebuild” and press “Enter”.
  3. Close the dialog box by pressing Command + Shift + C again.

Open build on console

  1. Press all four triggers on your controller. Type “TestingCheats true” to enable cheats and press “Enter”.
  2. Type “bb.enablefreebuild” and press “Enter”.
  3. You can close the dialog box by pressing all four triggers.

Full Edit Mode Mods For Sims 4

One of the best aspects of Sims 4 is the mods. These are user-generated additions to the game that can increase your creative gameplay. Users have created mods for homes, careers, gender, personality, and more. Not only is there a wide variety of mods to choose from, but the game also makes it easy to load those mods.

Follow these instructions to learn how to add mods to your game.

mods on pc

  1. Download the mod to your computer and extract the downloaded file as .rar or .zip.
  2. Move all extracted files to the game’s mod folder, usually in “DocumentsElectronic ArtsThe Sims 4Mods”. Create your own folder in this location if it doesn’t exist.
  3. Open The Sims 4.
  4. Go to “Options” and then select “Game Options”. Click on the “Other” tab.
  5. Check the “enable custom content and mods” box.
  6. Close the game and start it again.

Mods on Mac

  1. Download your chosen mod and go to your mod files.
  2. Extract the file if it downloads as .rar or .zip “Double click” on it. The folder is automatically extracted to the same root folder.
  3. Move all files to mod folder. This folder is usually located in “DocumentsElectronic ArtsThe Sims 4Mods”. If there is no folder, create your own folder in that location.
  4. Launch The Sims 4.
  5. Open the “Options” menu and select the “Game Options” tab.
  6. Select the “Other” tab.
  7. Check the “enable custom content and mods” box.
  8. Close the game and start it again.

mods on console

Currently Sims 4 does not support mods on consoles. Mods for any game on the console are very rare, and when Sims 4 was ported to the console, mods were not an included feature.

Full edit mode not working properly

You may occasionally notice that the cheats do not work. There are several reasons this can happen.

Double check the code

Cheat codes are case sensitive. You have to type the activation and cheat codes exactly for them to work. If you can’t activate a cheat, double-check your capitalization and spacing.

Use a different activation code

Sometimes the code “TestingCheats True” cannot enable the cheats in your game. This can happen even if the code worked for you before. If your cheats suddenly don’t work, try using “TestingCheats On” to enable cheats in the game.

Mods and Custom Content

Both mods and custom content can interfere with your cheats. If you recently added a mod or custom content file to your game and the cheats failed, you should delete that file. If you don’t know which file is causing the problem, you may need to remove them all from your game.

Full creative powers in full editing mode

The included Sims 4 settings and play modes offer many creative possibilities for players. Stories, decorating and building are all available to you. However, enabling cheats and using them gives you creative control beyond what you may have thought possible. You can rewrite the whole world and your sim’s story.

What are you planning to use the full edit mode cheats for? Are you going to recreate your sim or build something unique? Tell us about your creative gameplay in the comments below!

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