The Sims 4: How to enter CAS Full Edit Mode

The Sims 4: How to enter CAS Full Edit Mode
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Written by 

Kiera Mills


21st Apr 2023 21:34

The Sims 4 CAS mode (also known as Create-a-Sim) is the screen where you'll create your household, choose their aspirations, and refine their appearance - and using the CAS Full Edit Mode cheat allows you to do this after the fact.

Without using this cheat, once in the game, you'll lose access to the full suite of tools available in CAS, instead limiting you to editing a Sim's outfits only (locking out the ability to change features or traits). To learn how you can access CAS Full Edit Mode through cheats, keep reading for all you need to know.

How to enter cheats in The Sims 4
Screenshot showing the cheats box in The Sims 4
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To bring up the cheat box in the top left corner of your screen in order to turn on the Full Edit Mode CAS cheat, you'll first need to input the following in Live Mode:

  • For PC, press CTRL + Shift +C
  • For Mac, press Command + Shift + C
  • For consoles, press all four triggers at once.

If you've done that correctly, a box will appear in the upper-left of your screen. Now, you'll need to type in 'testingcheats on' in the cheat box to enable the use of cheats in your game. If successful, a prompt will show up in the box stating 'Cheats are enabled'.

How to use the CAS Full Edit Mode cheat in The Sims 4

A Sim standing in front of a mirror with the pie menu open on screen
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Once the following steps have been successfully completed, all you now need to do is enter the following cheat: cas.fulleditmode

Now you can change your Sim with much more freedom by interacting with a mirror or dresser or by Shift-clicking (or by holding A/B on Xbox and X/O on PlayStation) on the Sim you'd like to edit. You'll then be taken to CAS with all options for changing your Sim available.

So, that's everything there is to know about CAS Full Edit Mode in The Sims 4. Make sure to check out our The Sims 4 homepage for all of the latest news and guides. Wondering what illness your Sim has? Take a look at our The Sims 4 Doctor diagnosis list.

Kiera is a Guide Writer for GGRecon, with a BA (Hons) in Journalism. When she’s not busy covering either the spookiest or cosiest of games, she can be found toiling hours away into her favourite RPGs like Mass Effect, The Witcher and Baldur’s Gate 3. If DnD is your jam, she also moonlights as a Wildfire Druid.

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