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Debug Console Command Enabler (Updated July 6th, 2009)

by Rick Posted 3rd Jun 2009 at 10:47 AM - Updated 17th Jul 2009 at 12:24 AM by Srikandi
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Debug console command enabler for The Sims 3. Usage of debug commands could cause game instability, use at your own peril.

Enables the following debug console commands:
  • SaveSimAsLooseFile
  • ExportAsEAContent
  • ExportAsPaidContent
  • ShowInteractions
  • Select
  • ShowMoreSocials
  • RefreshDnP
  • DnPOutputPrimitives
  • AssertOnRetestingDnPNodes
  • ToggleStringId
  • TriggerShareTutorial
  • RefreshOpportunities
  • SetHouseholdName
  • SetHouseholdDescription
  • ResetLifetimeHappiness
  • dialogs
  • spawnerwarnings
  • DisposeInvalidSimDesc
  • resetDnP
  • cleanhouseholds
  • piemenu
  • lifetimehappiness
  • lookat
  • killplantableobjects
  • refreshmotives
  • refreshhouseholdthumbnails
  • refreshlotthumbnails
  • refreshsimthumbnails
  • sacsdump
  • playobjectsound
  • stopobjectsounds
  • esrbchecks
  • loginteractions
  • findsimwithoutfit
  • showbroadcast
  • showwalkdist
  • zoom
  • storyprogression
  • meta
  • debuglots
  • worldbuilderimport
  • worldbuilderoutput
  • SaveUniform
  • LoadUniform
  • DeleteAllObjects
  • exterminate
  • spawn
  • debugSocial
  • killobject
  • routedebuglog
  • DisplayLotPackageFileName
  • money
  • purgegenealogy
  • logobjects
  • stressreset
Tags: #console, #command, #debug, #enabler

Type:

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
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debugenabler_1.0.631.zip | Debug Enabler for TS3 1.0.631 (Retail)

Size: 4.33 MB · Downloads: 13,562 · 6th Jul 2009
4.33 MB 13,562 6th Jul 2009
debugenabler_1.2.7.zip | Debug Enabler for TS3 1.2.7 (First patch)

Size: 4.33 MB · Downloads: 30,102 · 6th Jul 2009
4.33 MB 30,102 6th Jul 2009
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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Test Subject
#51 Old 6th Jun 2009 at 9:55 PM
hello i placed package inside this directory, C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages. but it still says unknown command when i try to use the cheats. Did I do something wrong? I'm getting frustrated

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Giblets for hire
Original Poster
#52 Old 6th Jun 2009 at 10:29 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by xxhappyxgunxx
This looks great! It looks like it's similar to the old boolprop cheat and the magic mail box (Oh how I miss that)
I'm a bit confused though. Do you need this to utilize the cheat code system?
No, what this mod does is enabled the *debug* commands. There are still some non-debug cheat commands in the game.
Giblets for hire
Original Poster
#53 Old 6th Jun 2009 at 10:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Annalese Revere
hello i placed package inside this directory, C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages. but it still says unknown command when i try to use the cheats. Did I do something wrong? I'm getting frustrated
You have a proper Resource.cfg in the root Sims 3 directory, right?
Test Subject
#54 Old 6th Jun 2009 at 10:53 PM Last edited by Annalese Revere : 6th Jun 2009 at 11:04 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rick
You have a proper Resource.cfg in the root Sims 3 directory, right?


what does that mean i dont understand. i need to put the downloaded file inside the sims root directory? or what? im confused where does the resouce file go?

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Test Subject
#55 Old 6th Jun 2009 at 11:24 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Annalese Revere
what does that mean i dont understand. i need to put the downloaded file inside the sims root directory? or what? im confused where does the resouce file go?



Nevermind i feel like a dummy! i think i figured it out now thanks for this mod it rocks!

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Test Subject
#56 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 12:54 AM
Okay, reading all the comments on here i'm a little confused on where the resource.cfg and the package file are supposed to go on a mac.

Is it Documents/EA/Sims 3/Downloads ?
Or is it Documents/EA/Sims 3/Mods/Packages

I read the downloading for idiots on here and it said not to place it in the program itself, so i am beyond confused.
Test Subject
#57 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 1:09 AM
I attempted to do this on my mac but the game crashes before it starts. :/ I have to reinstall it now to get the original resource.cfg because I didn't copy the original, DANGIT!
Test Subject
#58 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 1:39 AM
Quote:
storyprogression - Sets the story progression mode. Usage: storyprogression <Disabled|Enabled|Accelerated>


How does this work? If disabled, is it only for the selected sims only? Because when I disabled it on Active1 then move to Active2 for "a few days" then move back to Active1, my sims' job was demoted by one rank and they aged... Also, the NPC/neighbours/premades also had changes...
Test Subject
#59 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 2:07 AM Last edited by Razvan : 7th Jun 2009 at 5:29 AM. Reason: added "s"
My best explanation of how to use the custom content:
STEPS
1- Go to: Program Files> Electronic Arts> The Sims 3
2- In "The Sims 3" folder create a new folder named "Mods"
3- Open the new "Mods" folder
4- In the "Mods" folder, create a new folder called "Packages"
5- When you down load files, find the files with "packages" at the end and place them in the "Packages" folder.
6- Download the "Resource.cfg" file available at: http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=342820
7- Place the "Resource.cfg" file into Program Files> Electronic Arts> The Sim 3

Start the game and see if it works! If not, make sure you followed the steps.
Field Researcher
#60 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 3:02 AM
I am rather disappointed in seeing the "ExportAsPaidContent" cheat there. Is this because TSR is in bed with EA? It makes me think less of EA. I am surprised no one has mentioned this. Does this not bother anyone?

Have a bright platinum diamond day!
Deb
Giblets for hire
Original Poster
#61 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 3:21 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by simdebster
I am rather disappointed in seeing the "ExportAsPaidContent" cheat there. Is this because TSR is in bed with EA? It makes me think less of EA. I am surprised no one has mentioned this. Does this not bother anyone?
It's a debug command, not normally enabled (and can't be enabled without a hack such as mine). I'm not sure why you think this is "TSR is in bed with EA", but it has nothing to do with that.

Surely EA needs a way to create the paid content they offer on the store, right? Use your head.
Test Subject
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Test Subject
#62 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 10:20 AM
unfortunately this doesnt work for me crash everytime to desktop when main game menu loads. any insight to what might cause this? thanks in advance.
Test Subject
#63 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 3:54 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rick
This includes normal commands too, but sure:

Game commands:

testingCheatsEnabled - Usage: testingCheatsEnabled [true|false]. Enables/disables testing cheats.
SaveSimAsLooseFile - Sets the save sim mode. Usage: SaveSimAsLooseFile [true|false] or [1|0] (default is false)
ExportAsEAContent - Exports content as EA content. Usage: ExportAsEAContent [true|false] or [1|0] (default is false)


thank you so much i love you!!!!
Test Subject
#64 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 6:11 AM
Some pictures in-game would be nice.. Such as the menu that pops up using it.. Anything? Also some information of what each thing does would also be good, if that is possible. I know it's a lot but I am not totally sure what this does or what debug means, etc.. So I can't download it. x3
Test Subject
#65 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 5:28 PM
If you guys have vista you should use the keys ctrl+shift+windows flag+c
Then cheatbox appears. had that problem myself before in both sims 2 and 3!!!
Test Subject
#66 Old 9th Jun 2009 at 4:05 PM
Many thanks for making such a cool thing. Great.
Test Subject
#67 Old 10th Jun 2009 at 1:58 AM
So needed! Thanks so much!
Lab Assistant
#68 Old 10th Jun 2009 at 2:48 AM
Hello this works great but one cheat is not removing headline effects at all and I typed off, They do not get removed! Thanks!
Test Subject
#69 Old 10th Jun 2009 at 8:07 AM
@Mac users

I figured out where it goes. Apparently, the mac version is "windows emulated". It took me a while to find the folder to put the stuff in, but I got it working flawlessly.

1. Extract the .zip file
2. Copy the Mods folder and Resource.cfg (Command-C)
3. Go into your Sims 3 folder (in the applications folder by default).
4. Right click on The Sims 3 application and click on "Show Package Contents"
5. Navigate to /Contents/Resources/transgaming/c_drive/Program Files/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3
6. Paste (Command-V) both the Mods folder and Resource.cfg here
7. Fire up the game.
8. Open the cheat console (Control-Shift-C) and type in help
9. You should now see all the new debug commands in the list.
10. Enjoy!

MAC USERS UNITE ^_^
Lab Assistant
#70 Old 10th Jun 2009 at 11:43 PM
when I refreshmotives it doesn't refresh energy. It actually makes it go down. Am I doing something wrong or is there another one for energy?
Test Subject
#71 Old 11th Jun 2009 at 5:30 AM
It worked for me for a few days, but then today the game would freeze on the loading screen, and I had to force quit it a few times. Then I took this mod out, started the game again, and it worked perfectly. So obviously there are some kinks to be worked out. Bummer too, cause I was using some of those cheats and they were awesome!
Test Subject
#72 Old 11th Jun 2009 at 11:50 AM
you are awesome. thanks for shared
Test Subject
#73 Old 11th Jun 2009 at 3:15 PM
Very nice mod.
Instructions are hanging on the wall above my PC now,and it works great!
Make more stuff like this.
Lab Assistant
#74 Old 11th Jun 2009 at 11:04 PM
I've noticed my computer crashing so I deleted the package. I'll see if that changes things.
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