Sims 4 Island Living brought the beach live to Sims 4, along with a new occult sim, mermaids. If you enjoy playing with occult sims, there are a few cheats you should know when playing with mermaids.
This article goes through the basics of mermaids, and the various cheats you can use to turn your sim into a mermaid, turn your mermaid sims back to normal, and more.
Sims 4 Island Living
You now get the ability to enjoy beach life while living in Sulani. You can now build beach houses, snorkel, swim with dolphins, sun bathe, and much more. You can also experience living as a mermaid and use your sim’s mermaid powers.
Mermaids can swim much better than an average swim even without a high fitness skill. This allows your sim to go free diving and find more treasures in the ocean which you can sell for a pretty penny. Mermaids can also summon dolphins, and use their mermaid powers to change the weather.
How to Become a Mermaid
To become a mermaid you need to eat Mermadic Kelp which can be purchased from the reward store with satisfaction points. It cost 500 satisfaction points to purchase. Once you eat the Mermadic Kelp, your sim will automatically turn into a mermaid.
You can earn satisfaction points by either completing any of the aspirations, scenarios, or by completing your sims wishes. You can also get satisfaction points by using cheats.
To use Cheats in the Sims 4 hold down Ctrl+Shift+C for windows or Command (⌘)+Shift+C for Mac at the same time and a small bar will appear at the top left hand corner of the screen where you can type.
Once you the cheat bar appears you will want to enable testing cheats. You need to type in testingcheats true and then hit “enter.” You should see “Cheats are enabled” appear in the menu below the cheat bar. You now have enabled cheats and can use the Mermaid cheats listed below.
Once you have cheats enabled you need to type sims.give_satisfaction_points X, replace X with the number of satisfaction points you want to receive, into the cheat bar. Once you have 500 satisfaction points, you can go into the reward store and purchase the Mermadic Kelp.
Tip: If you do not want to go through all the motions of becoming a mermaid, you can start off as a mermaid in create a sim. When you click on “Add a Sim” you then have a few options that come up, click on “Add Occult Sim,” and then “Add Mermaid.” This way you sim will start off as a mermaid and you do not need to worry about satisfaction points or obtaining Mermadic Kelp.
In addition to using the satisfaction points cheat to become a mermaid there are a few other cheats you can use that relate to mermaids. For all the following cheats you need to have cheats enabled using the same steps as stated above.
|traits.equip_trait trait_OccultMermaid||Turns your sim into a mermaid without Mermadic Kelp.|
|traits.equip_trait trait_OccultMermaid_MermaidForm||Gives your mermaid a tail while on land.|
|traits.remove_trait trait_OccultMermaid||Turns mermaid into normal sim*|
|traits.remove_trait trait_OccultMermaid_TYAE||Removes the hydration need back to hygiene**|
*If you use the cheat that gives your sim the mermaid tail on land, to remove it and go back to the default of only having a tail while in water, you have to change your sim back to normal and then turn your sim back into a mermaid.
**Sometimes when you change your mermaid sim back into normal sim, the hydration trait does not automatically go back to hygiene. If you have this issue, you can use this cheat to fix it.