To maintain an authentic gameplay experience in The Sims 4, the virtual characters must address various needs. Meeting these needs requires specific actions that players must take. For example, hunger can be addressed by eating, hygiene can be maintained through showering, and energy levels can be restored with a nap or sleep.
If a player fails to meet their Sim’s needs in The Sims 4, it can have serious consequences on their health, such as low productivity and even temporary fainting. However, it can become tiresome for players to constantly fulfill these needs, and they may consider alternative methods, such as using cheats, to deal with the situation.
A bar in the bottom left corner of the screen indicates the status of the needs. A completely red bar indicates low needs, while a green bar signifies fulfilled needs.
How to Cheat Needs in The Sims 4
Players can use cheats to keep their Sims happy and fulfill their needs. However, cheats will only work if activated within the game. Players who are unfamiliar with the process can follow these shortcut commands for each device.
PC: Ctrl + Shift + C Mac: Command + Shift + C PS4 & Xbox: All four bumper buttons
After entering these shortcut keys, players must follow these steps.
Type in “testingcheats true” and press enter. While holding Shift, click on the desired Sim and select Cheat Need from the pop-up menu, then choose Make Happy.
Players can also use the cheat “sims.fill_all_commodities” to fulfill all of the Sim’s needs.
Cheat For Fulfilling the Needs of a Whole Household or World
Fortunately, it is also possible to fulfill the needs of an entire household or even the entire world in The Sims 4. Instead of clicking on a specific Sim, players simply need to go to the mailbox outside the Sims’ home and choose “Fill needs.”
Other Cheats for Sims 4 Needs
Fulfills All Of Sim’s Needs
Fulfills Hunger Needs
Fulfills Fun Needs
Fulfills Social Needs
Fulfills Hygiene Needs
Fulfills Bladder Needs
Fulfills Energy Needs
How To Disable Needs Decay for a Household
It is also possible to disable the needs decay for a specific Sim or even an entire household in The Sims 4. To turn off needs decay, players can follow these steps.
Go to the mailbox outside the home. Press and hold the shift key and click on it. From the available options, click on Alter Needs. Choose Disable Household Needs Decay.
The Sims 4 is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.