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The SimCity 4 Extra Cheats Plugin


The SimCity 4 Extra Cheats Plugin was originally an internal SimCity 4 file, used by Maxis during the development phase to test the game before its release to the public. However, in the years following the release of the game, Buggi, a prominent modder resident here at Simtropolis, contacted Maxis and was given permission to release this file to the public.

The extra cheats plugin adds many additional features to the game, such as the ability to plop any building or lot at will, the ability to easily set how much money is in your city's treasury and even the ability to add snow to your terrains, as well as many other additional functions.

However, it should be kept in mind that this file was originally never intended to be released to the public. It was built for testing purposes only. As a result, it should be treated with caution. Using this file incorrectly can lead to game instability and even crashes. No guarantees or comprehensive user guides can be provided with this file, if you choose to use it, you must do so at your own risk.

How to use this file in the game:

After you install (see below), enter a city and press the key combination [CTRL] + [x] to open the cheat box. Right click anywhere within the cheat box, you will see a drop down list appear. You can now select a cheat from the list by clicking on it. After you have selected a cheat, press enter to confirm your selection.

Below is a list of all known cheat codes enabled by this file (as well as the standard game cheats) and a description of their effects. As the effects of some cheats are unknown, not all cheats have available descriptions.



To fill in some unknowns Maxis has given me the details on a few of the missing descriptions.


Barstuck - Once invoked, all of your small commercial services (low-density 1x3 lots) start turning into coffee bars, and then they stay that way forever.
WatchMeMove - Enables animation stepping. After it is enabled, control-shift-alt-F11 and control-shift-alt-P implement animation stepping and pausing, respectively.
GP - Enables or disables game pause when you switch to another application. This is useful for if you go away from the game and you want it to sleep while it is in the background. 
Flora (on | off) | (preserve on | off) | (propogation on | off) | (blast )
Controls flora simulation parameters. By default, during city play flora simulation is on, preservation is off, and propogation is off. Preservation refers to the keeping of trees on land when the land is developed. Propogation refers to the spreading of seeds and automatic creation of new flora life in the city.
Flora on
Flora preserve off
Flora propogation on
Flora blast 5 8 60


Installation Instructions:

Extract the file SimCity 4 Extra Cheats Plugin.dll to the root directory of your plugins folder. This means put the file in C:\...\My Documents\SimCity 4\Plugins. DO NOT put the file into a sub-folder, it will only work if placed into the main directory. Then enter your game and follow the instructions above.

RiskyMoney brings you 10.000 but after a while there will be a earthquak maybe after 10 times or after 1 time
By the way, GOL = Game Of Life (more info on wikipedia) They probably implemented that just for fun. Nice to have this file easily found, the file in the forums seems to have beem lost one or twice already.
Simcity player
Feb 22, 2009 - 05:20 AM
for those who are having trouble, download it. when the window with the filecomes up, drag and drop it into your plugins. you cant put it into a subfoldder tho, put it in the root folder.
This has been desperately needed for my upcoming CJ thank you
how do i plop the buildings? The list of buildings comes up but when i click the name of the selected building, nothing happens..please help.
@ashleybynes- You press the X box and it comes up
how do you use it? like when i press ctrl x it does normal cheat import not that
more cheats! :D btw, might wanna fill out that chart a bit more
udriveit- Drive any car including the stray dog and some pedestrians
This cheat is absolutely wonderful,I mean display paths alone is pure gold,but the others...
udriveit - Drive any vehicle by saying cheat then choosing a vehicle
Watchmemove - more sims run from you when in a UDI
Sorry if this is double posting- FPS - Displays FPS rate This is helpful! I got bored of the cheats that are on the game itself
it always works for me.. you have to put it at the VERY TOP of your plug ins folder for it to work.. it has to be the FIRST FILE laoded for the codes to work. I remember that from this website and (another one)
Mar 08, 2010 - 09:34 AM
doesnt work on mac :(
FYI: It won't work on a Macintosh because it's a DLL, which only works on a Windows system.
what does wert stand for in moolah?

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