The Sims: Bustin' Out Cheats - GameCube
Primary Collection of Cheats
Quickly press [Down], [L], [Z], [R], [Left], [X] during game play. A Sim voice will say something to confirm correct code entry. A blue gnome should appear near the house that your Sim is at. Your Sim will get a phone call each day to receive Simoleons. This will also happen if they are visiting another house, except for Mom's. In order to get the Simoleons there, force the Sim that is hosting you as a visitor to answer the phone by walking near it.
All objects unlocked
Enable the "Cheat gnome" code. Then quickly press [Down], [Z], [Up], [Y], [R] during game play. A Sim voice will say something to confirm correct code entry. Repeat this code to disable its effect.
All visit locations unlocked
Enable the "Cheat gnome" code. Then quickly press Down, Z, R, L, Z" during game play. A Sim voice will say something to confirm correct code entry. Note: This code can be entered any time after your Sim wakes up at Mom's House after the initial "Dream Sequence". Repeat this code to disable its effect.
All skins unlocked
Enable the "Cheat gnome" code. Then quickly press [L], [Y], [A], [R], [Left] during game play. A Sim voice will say something to confirm correct code entry. Repeat this code to disable its effect.
Enable the "Cheat gnome" code. Quickly press [R], [Z], [Down] during the credits. A Sim voice will say something to confirm correct code entry. A picture of the developers will appear in the background. Repeat this code to disable its effect.
Two player mode
Go into freeplay mode (if there are two or more people in the house) or into the levels. Have the second player press [Start] and a bus appear if you are in the levels; or the second player will become one of the family members in freeplay mode. Note: In freeplay mode you need at least two Sims in the house to make this work.
Boosting a low budget
At Mom's house, Mimi's place, or Dudley's trailer, buy things until your budget drops below $100. Wait about an hour. When the phone rings, answer it. You will get free money. Repeat this as necessary.
While living with Mom, do not run out and get a job after you have completed the first few goals. Instead, stay around awhile and use that time to build skills. Mom will nag you, but just select "Okay" and keep doing everything else. Make sure to keep yourself happy and entertain/talk/joke with Mom to keep your relationship up to par. When you have your skills where you want them, move out. This will make things much easier. You will then be able to concentrate on your job and relationships, rather than skill building.
Notice that when you are at your Mom's house at the beginning, your Sim's energy and social do not go down, and will remain at the halfway point. Using this, you can raise your skills faster. First, have breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Then, use the toilet, take a bath, watch television for fun and comfort, then finally work on whatever skill you want. After repeating this routine before having breakfast, lunch, or dinner, clean up the plates. Do not call a maid or anything else, as it is a waste of money. For extra money, do creative skills on your paint set and sell your paintings when done. This will give you a lot of money when you are done with your skills. Do all goals except getting a job. Do not sleep or talk to your mom while doing this. When done with Cooking, Mechanical, Creative, and Charisma, buy a chess table for Logic. When you are done with those skills, sell the chess set (whole refund). Then, buy the weight lifting machine for the Body. When done with all skills, get a job and move out.
While waiting for your baby to become a child, you are not allowed to leave your house. This is a great time for building your skills up, improving your relationships for your career, and doing whatever needs done around the house.
To raise your Body skills much faster, work out on the Rock Climbing Wall. Your Sim will get Body points going up the wall and also when going down the wall.
To successfully gain skills, put fun in between your tasks, such as Study, Read, Study, Dance, Paint. Note: Do not them do dancing and watching television very long before going on to the next task.
If you have a lot of stats to improve (for example, 5 Body and 4 Mech), move to your Mom's house and stay there for a while. The bus will not come for work, and you will not get fired. You now have time to raise your stats. Also invite your friends over and keep your relations up if needed. If you get your stats up, keep friends, and stay connected, you can move out in a week (Sim time) or later and continue with your life.
In free play mode, create the Sim(s) you are going to use, but only as kids. Move them into any lot. Enter the house, then press [Start] to save and quit. Next, go back to Free street where you have the family you are going to use and evict them. Then, go to "Edit Family" and edit the kids you created. You can now raise all of their personality points. Make them adults and dress them however desired. Then, move them into a lot where you want them to live. If you look at their skills, they will already have some.
To always have a good Fun rating, buy the Aromaster and place it in your Sims bedroom. Each time your Sim goes to bed, turn it onto the second selection, "Lavendar & Marjoram". This will boost your Fun meter while your Sim sleeps. You need to have at least 150 Simoleans in order to run the Aromaster. Also, if you get robbed, the Aromaster will be one of the first things stolen; have a burglar alarm in place.
Invite a friend over, then get into a hot tub, preferably the Love Tub. Then, ask a friend to join you. When he or she gets in, place items around the Love Tub. The Sims will not be able to leave, and will keep talking to each other.
Get married when possible, then instead of getting the friends you need to get a promotion with your Sim, get the friends with the Sim you are married to. The relationship that the Sim you are married to has with other Sims never decreases. You can get friends and not have to worry about keeping them.
Having a baby
Your Sims must be married and the Love Bed must be unlocked. Pick your female Sim and tell her to "Sleep". Then, bring the male Sim and tell him to "Play In Bed". After you finish, kiss her and you will be asked if you would like to have a baby. Note: Your relationship must be 100%.
If you need to have a baby as part of a goal, in free play mode make a family with just a male (if playing a female) or a female (if playing a male). Then, make them have a child. Save them, then move them in on 3 Free Street. Build a small nice house then go back under your Sim that need to do this goal. Have him or her get in love and then marry. Make sure this is the last goal that you need.. This way, you can just move out and move on with the game. When you move in with the next family and view your goals, "Get married" and "Raise a baby to child" will be already be checked.
Use the following trick to have a baby on a low budget. If you have not unlocked the Vibrating Bed, use this instead. Tell your Sim to call your mate over. Then give them a gift, kiss them, hug them, then kiss them again. You have to do this immediately. That means they must be lined up at the top. You can do this without being married. Your Friendship meter must be high.
Career for completing the game faster
To complete the game much faster and easier, start it with the Mad Scientist career. Work on your Mechanical and some Body skills, then after completing that career, get a new job in the Counter Culture career. Work on your Cooking and Charisma skills. While doing these careers, you can stock up on the "important" skills. For example, you must work on your Mechanical and some body Skills in the Mad Scientist career so you can get full bars for those, full bars of Cooking for the Counter Culture career, and Charisma for both.
In Bustin' Out mode, the people who you live with (who you can control) cannot get fired. If you want them to stay home, just let them. This can be very useful if you need them to clean up, or need them to do some other things.
If you do not want to keep a job, use this strategy. Stay with your mom to raise your skills then get a job. Make sure that you raise Creativity, Mechanical, and Cooking (slightly), because those are most important skills. Get a job, and if desired, get promotions to unlock places. When you get to a place that you think would suit you do not go to work. You will lose your job and perhaps a skill point, but you will keep playing. Since you already unlocked the places, you may now work on the necessary things. If your creativity and mechanical are at 10 (Logic also) you can make gnomes, sculptures, and mutant plants that will help you gain money. Once you have full skills in everything, work on making friends. Then, get a job and complete the other goals. This will enable you to unlock everything.
Use the following trick if you want to take the day off and control another Sim, and do not want to mess with it. When your roommates go to work, leave and return after the time they come back from work. You will be able to live alone. Alternately, you can build a small room in the back yard, with a door. Go into it, call the other person over, and leave once they get there. Then, go to build mode and delete the door.
Catch a robber
Enable the "All objects unlocked" code. Buy a motion sensor alarm and place at your front door on the wall. If you have a backdoor, do same thing there. This security costs only 300 Simoleons, instead of buying walls at the corner of your street and putting burglar alarms there.
Build a wall at each corner of the map that a burglar can approach from and place a burglar alarm at every wall. The burglar will be caught before entering the house.
When you first move in to someone's house, buy the Sims home alarm systems and put them on both sides of the doors, outside. This will stop the robbers from getting anywhere near your possessions.
Get rid of annoying Mom
At the beginning of Busting' Out mode, you will start out living with Mom. She will keep talking and say things like "What did I do to deserve this?" or "When are you going to find a job?" She will keep saying things and will not allow you to play without interruptions. To avoid this, Enable the "All socials unlocked" code, then take your Mom to the back of her house. Hypnotize her, walk away, then put a wall around her. That will take care of her. However, when you move out she will wake up. You must take her somewhere quiet so that if you make noise with a radio or television she will not wake up.
Make a meal, then call your potential mate over. Sit down and eat with them. When you are done, let him or her use the bathroom. While they are doing that, watch TV then have him or her join you. When they get up, propose.
Eat dinner with someone. They will use the bathroom. While they are in there, watch television. When they leave, highlight them and the "Propose" option should appear. You can also have a baby with this person by getting the Love Tub. Mimi or Dudley are the best choices, because they will pay all the bills.
When you get the "Propose" social, serve a meal. Invite your lover over and have them get a plate of food. They will go to the restroom then go swimming. When they get out, propose. Note: You must have a pool before they get to your house.
Buy the telescope and use it until you get two skill points. Your Sim will be abducted and disappear. It will reappear some hours later, with different stats.
While living at the Pentagon, you must stop the protesters. Go to Club Rubb and wait until Mona or Bing call and invite everyone to the party. After Mona or Bing says, "Let's get this party started. We need to raise funds for the antiwar fund", attack either Mona or Bing. This should unlock the Toy Parrot.
At the beginning of the game, you will be standing in a place where people are dancing and music is playing. All of a sudden, a puff of smoke will appear. A Sim of the opposite sex will appear from the smoke. A message will appear, stating something about kissing the Sim that just appeared on the cheek. The Sim you are supposed to kiss will whistle at you, trying to get you to kiss him or her. Your Sim does not kiss the other Sim automatically. If you do not want to kiss the Sim, press [R] to speed up time. More messages will appear about kissing the sim or stating that the daydream will be over soon. After a few quick minutes in the game, another puff of smoke appears. This time, your mom appears from the smoke. She will ask you to stop daydreaming and say that Malcolm is taking your scooter. After that happens, the daydream ends and you begin the game. Also, during the "Daydream Sequence" if you do not want to be near the Sim you have to kiss, move away by using the "Go Here" queue. However, when you move, the other Sim will just follow you. Note: When you are in the "Daydream Sequence", you cannot interact with anything. The only thing you can interact with is the Sim you must kiss.
Finding the Goth's fern
In order to get the Goth's fern back, you must be living in the Goth's house. Then, visit Dudley's house. When you go to the very back of his house you will see and old broken down car, and a fern that is close to it. Select the fern and choose the "Steal Fern" option. A window will appear, and Dudley will tell you that he was just borrowing the fern. Go back to the Goth's house and a window will appear, with Bella saying something about how it figures that it was Dudley who took the fern.