The Sims 4 is a life simulation video game that was developed by the Redwood Shores studio of Maxis. The video game, which was published by Electronic Arts, is the fourth major version of The Sims series. The game was originally announced in May 2013; it was officially released for Microsoft Windows in North America in September 2014 and for MacOS in February 2015. And within two years of being released, The Sims 4 became the first PC game to top all-format charts.
Since its release in 2014, nine expansion packs have followed, among other updates. The most recent of this is the Eco Lifestyle, which was released in June, 2020. The game is available in only the single player mode. It runs on several platforms, including Microsoft Windows, MacOS, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
The Sims 4 Gameplay
Just like its predecessors, The Sims 4 is a life simulation video game that involves players or users creating a Sim character which they control throughout the game. The gameplay involves the user creating a character and then exploring the different personalities of this character, which in turn causes a change in the progression of the game. One of the features of Sims is their ability to multitask. They can also simulate moods which further influences the gameplay by changing their emotional state. This introduces new interaction options for them.
Similar to other versions of the game, The Sims 4 has several challenges for its players one of which is the Legacy Challenge. This challenge involves a player creating a single Sim and then controlling the character with the goal being to make its family line last for about ten generations.
Creating Your Sim
In earlier versions of the game, sliders were used to change the features of a Sim. However, The Sims 4 has replaced these sliders with direct manipulation. Now, all you have to do to manipulate the features of your Sim is to click, drag, or pull with your mouse.
Also in the older versions of the game, the player could only manipulate the fitness and fatness of his or her Sim. Now, you can manipulate the face, abdomen, chest, arms, feet, and legs among others. Interestingly, it is still possible to manipulate fatness and fitness levels of Sims in The Sims 4 using sliders like in older versions of the game. So, if you prefer that option, it is still available to you.
The Sims 4 has more than 40 different hairstyles and up to 18 different color options for each hairstyle for users to choose from when creating their Sims. You can also choose from a selection of ready-made designs of Sims, which differ in body shape and ethnicity.
There are seven life stages in The Sims 4: baby, toddler, Chile, teenager, young adult, adult, and elder. Note that the baby life stage can only be accessed through the birth of a Sim as it is unavailable in “Create a Sim.”
The Sims 4: CAS Full Edit Mode Cheat
Few video games allow you to customize your appearance in the way The Sims 4 does. With The Sims 4, you can make your Sim as tall as you want; with long or short hair; and with any facial hair of your choice, among others. However, you won’t be able to access all possible customizations if you don’t use cheats. In essence, you can only access the full range of customizations of your existing Sims, such as age, walk style, body type, aspiration and traits, relationship, etc., through the use of The Sims 4: CAS Full Edit Mode Cheat.
The process of implementing The Sims 4: CAS Full Edit Mode Cheat differs among platforms. The following describes how to cheat on different platforms.
The Sims 4: CAS Full Edit Mode Cheat on PC
- To implement The Sims 4: CAS Full Edit Mode Cheat on PC, you have to first click on Ctrl+Shift+C to bring the cheat console. Then, enter testingcheats true.
- After this, proceed to input cas.fulleditmode in the text box.
- Once all of these is done, click on a Sim while holding the Shift key. This will enable you to enter and click the “Edit in CAS” option.
The Sims 4: CAS Full Edit Mode Cheat on PS4 and Xbox One
Cheats are usually harder to implement on gaming consoles as they lack the access PC games have for mods and cheats. Fortunately, with The Sims 4, you can implement your cheats via the CAS Full Edit mode. Here is how to do so:
- To start, you have to enable the cheat console by holding down all the bumpers (that is, L1, L2, R1, and R2) simultaneously.
- When the window comes up, press X (or B on Xbox One) to call out the keyboard with which you can type testingcheats true.
- Thereafter, enter cas.fulleditmode.
- Next, close your cheat window by holding all the numbers down again.
- Finally, press O + X (and B + A for Xbox One users) at the same time; ensure that you press O (or B on Xbox One) first, then X (or A on Xbox One) to bring out the “Modify in CAS” option.