SimCity 4

Strategy Guide/Walkthrough/FAQ


  • Reactivate God mode

    To reenter God mode after you have created your City, hold [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Shift] and click the "God Mode" button. The tools will not be the post-establishment tools, but will revert back to pre-city tools. They will remain that way as long as you stay in God mode, otherwise they go back to normal.

  • Brainwashing

    On the adviser screen, click the query box, then click the "X" on the bad or good messages.

  • Quick money

    Use the following trick to quickly accumulate money:

      1. Press [Ctrl]+ X
      2. Type "weaknesspays"
      3. Hold [Left Shift]
      4. Press [Enter]
      5. Press [Cursor Up]
      6. Press [Enter]
      7. Repeat steps 5 and 6; you will get $1000 each time.

    Alternately, press [Ctrl] + X to display the console window. Type "weaknesspays", but do not press [Enter]. Highlight the word using the mouse, then press [Ctrl] + C to copy the text. Press [Enter], then press [Ctrl] + X to open the console window again. Hold [Ctrl] and press V to paste the text, then press [Enter], without releasing [Ctrl]. Keep pressing V then [Enter] while holding [Ctrl] while the console window is still open to amass as much money as desired.

  • Cheat Codes

    While playing the game, press [Ctrl] + X to display the console window. Type one of the following codes, then press [Enter] to activate the corresponding cheat function. If you entered the code correctly, the console window will close.

    Result Cheat Code
    Unlock all rewards [Note 1]you don't deserve it
    1,000 more Simoleons in treasuryweaknesspays
    Change city namewhererufrom [name]
    Change mayor namehellomynameis [name]
    Toggle the 24 hour clockstopwatch
    Set time of the day (military format)whatimeizit [hh:mm]
    Set magnification levelsizeof [0-100]
    No power requirement for all buildingsfightthepower
    No water requirement for all buildingsHowdryiam
    Hide empty zone color zoneria
    Toggle cell warningstastyzots
    Start recorderrecorder
    Green tinge on map gol
    Turn advisors into llamasdollyllama
    Display frame ratefps
    Empty Zone colors disappear [Note 2]zoneria
    Display terrain values when query
    button is on [Note 3]

    Note 1: To display the ' character, press ", then press [Backspace].

    Note 2: When you zone land, the green color appears blue or yellow, depending on what you zone. When this code is active, those colors disappear, but the zoning is still there. Repeat the code to disable its effect.

    Note 3: This code shows the x, y, z, cell x, and cell z values in the bubble when the query button is on. Move over something and it will appear.

    -Some codes from: and

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