by Ultimate Sims Guides | Nov 14, 2019 | Base Game, Cheats, The Sims 4 Guides | 22 comments
There are some lots in The Sims 4 that aren’t editable without using cheats. This includes all the active career buildings from The Sims 4: Get to Work, as well as dorm buildings in The Sims 4: Discover University.
Since we spend so much time in these buildings if you have a career or are in University, you may need something that isn’t included to make it comfortable for your sim.
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What Does Free Build Do?
The enable free build cheat is a good one that allows you to fully edit buildings that are not traditionally editable on their own. You can add anything to these buildings as long as you follow their lot restrictions and requirements.
How to Use the Free Build Cheat
Using the free build cheat is really easy. First you’re going to start with opening up the cheat dialogue box by hitting ctrl + shift + c on your keyboard. Then typing in testingcheats true to make sure that cheats are on.
Then you’re going to type in bb.enablefreebuild and hit enter. This should allow you to fully edit those lots.
I hope this article helped you figure out how to edit locked lots in The Sims 4 and you’re now editing away! Thanks for reading and if you have any questions please leave them in the comments!
Terri Hoskinson February 29, 2020 at 2:18 am
How can you add more lots to neighborhoods on the Sims 4 PC. I want to add more houses and sims.
ורוניקה רצ׳יובon April 23, 2020 at 1:50 am
You can’t do that 😕
Laterahon April 26, 2020 at 12:08 pm
demolish the homes on the lots then go into the library and add some homes you like. Its the only way. I add sims from the in game library as well, but nothing about lots yet I guess.(Video) How to Use the FREE BUILD CHEAT in The Sims 4 🏡
Annon October 3, 2021 at 2:30 pm
Why bb. In front of the cheat?
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Ellieon June 11, 2020 at 3:16 pm
Soulsofangelon June 14, 2020 at 2:41 am
You get a cc called «world of wip» which erase and replace every lot in the world and allows you to build whatever you want on them.
What I’m looking for, however, are tips and tricks on how to build my own crypt/tomb with traps and everything.
chelseaon March 17, 2020 at 7:09 pm
how do i turn free mode cheat off!!!!
CnSimon March 22, 2020 at 5:25 pm
I have quit game without saving. When I opened again bb.showhiddenobjects cheat was off. Now I’m going to try again but I’ll copy the save file first, then quit the game saving it while the cheat was on. I’ll let you know.
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Olion April 10, 2020 at 2:51 pm
I think u should just type it in again, or write the command and write false at the end
ורוניקה רצ׳יובon April 23, 2020 at 1:52 am
Jillon March 25, 2020 at 11:23 pm
I entered the code, and it enabled it, but then when I selected the game I wanted to play/edit, it didn’t work 🙁
Qon April 5, 2020 at 5:06 pm
You have to enable it while on the lot you want to edit
Sarah Simonon April 10, 2020 at 3:57 pm
I am interested in houses that surround the current lot that you can’t see, until you are on the lot you want to build on/play. Is there a cheat to unlock those houses, in order to save them?
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AlexaFaieon June 20, 2021 at 4:21 am
No. Those aren’t actually houses or lots. They are just visual assets the sims team made to make the world look more populated whilst being able to run with very little resources (they were originally intending the game to be playable online with others and only at the very last minute did they realize that they couldn’t finish that idea in time which is why a lot of the game is very basic).
What you can do is find some of them in the debug cheat options – the cheat for the liveeditmode objects has some of the fake houses (not all of them I don’t think) and whilst they aren’t proper objects and can be walked through, you can place them on a lot sized down and use them as a reference to build something similar. Or place them on a lot next to the one you are working on in full size if that makes it easier to see.
Its honestly really annoying to me that they filled the world with fake houses which look amazing and then there are like 3 lots to build on near them. 🙁 I grew up playing Sims 1 and Sims 2 where you can place lots anywhere you want to and really wish we had that in the Sims 4 with the newer build tools.
Nathanon May 4, 2020 at 9:42 pm
How do I do this on xbox one?
noodlezzz barzzzon June 9, 2020 at 6:45 pm
I have PS4 and I just did exactly what it said. as long as you know how to get the cheats bar you should be able to type in the same thing.See AlsoMeta Keywords: What Are They and Should You Use Them?Top Nursing Schools In Florida - NursingTalk.netSims 4 University Mods | Discover Mod - Download (2022) -Profile.dat File Download DLS 21, 22 Dream League Soccer 20/2021/2022
noodlezzz barzzzon June 9, 2020 at 6:43 pm
is this cheat also supposed to work for apartments in city living ?
Maryon July 10, 2020 at 10:01 am(Video) The Sims 4 Tutorial - #9 - Build Mode Cheats I Use
So I spent weeks (literally, well on and off) building an apartment complex that I built in San Myshuno at Myshuno Meadows Center Park for the PS4 Sims 4 platform; using the enable free build cheat. Towards the end of my build I started getting error CE-34878-0. It started out coming once every hour or so, and then it came more frequent every five mins. I started saving more and more. I managed to finally get it uploaded to the gallery and it only appears as generic…I can’t change it to anything but generic. Not to residential not to anything. When trying download it to a residential lot using the free build cheat it comes in partial and slow and then starts to show a lot of question marks as though i’m using a lot of CC from a PC and then it crashes showing the same CE-34878-0 error. I have tried everything. Everything from saving under a different game. Bulldozing the lot, trying a new game with new SIM. Deleting the game. Initializing the PS4 reinstalling the SIMS game, etc. And the something happens over and over again. How do I change the lot type to residential from generic. This seems like a myth among SIMmers that has never been fixed for all time.
tinyglitchon September 21, 2020 at 10:02 pm
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Taliaon October 5, 2020 at 1:48 am
How do I change a locked lot type?
gemmaon November 10, 2020 at 9:11 pm
Hello anyone know how to rezone plots in sims 4. I have built an apartment block but it stays as a normal residential plot. Thanks
Queenon August 4, 2022 at 8:17 pm
WARNING WARNING DO NOT DO THIS IF YOU HAVE ITEMS IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD INVENTORY. I tried it and not only did it not let me place the wall I wanted, but it completely erased my household inventory, so my Sim’s urn, her diplomas and photos, EVERYTHING was gone. Now I have to start my build over from scratch. Do not do not do not use this cheat if you have items you care about!
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What is The Sims 4 cheat for free build? ›
The Sims 4 build cheats for free building and moving objects
FreeRealEstate On - Build anywhere for free. FreeRealEstate Off - Turn off building anywhere for free. bb.moveobjects on - Move objects anywhere, regardless of grid placement. bb.enablefreebuild - Build anywhere.
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To summon the cheat box on PC press CTRL + Shift + C, for Mac this is Command + Shift +C and for console simply press in all four triggers.What does BB Enablefreebuild do? ›
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- modebb.moveobjects - lets you put items wherever you want.
- bb.showhiddenobjects - reveals hidden objects and lets you buy them.
- bb.enablefreebuild - lets you build wherever you want.
- bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement - lets you get items that are usually locked into certain careers.
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- While playing in that world, press Esc to open the Game Menu.
- Select Open to LAN, and then click Allow Cheats: OFF so it turns to Allow Cheats: ON.
- Click Start LAN World.
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Re: [OPEN] Empty lots wont fill
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