What is the Sims 4 Free Build Mode?

Ask an experienced simmer about their dislikes for Sims 4’s building section.

They will likely mention the irritating restrictions.

There are many restrictions in Sims 4 and I’m sure there will be more!

You cannot change the size of any given lot in order to make it larger or smaller.

These things are fixed and cannot be changed.

What about Sims 4 free build?

It solves what?

Free build allows you to edit any properties or lots in Sims 4 (without limiting their size).

The free build cheat is not available for some places like University dorms.

You can customize their appearances and make them your own.

This cheat can be used to modify the appearance of University dorms.

All “special” lots can be edited in Sims 4 with the free build cheat.

This includes all secret lots and all vacant lots.

You can also change the look of your career buildings with the free build mode.

If your Sim is a detective you can activate the cheat to change the appearance of the police station in Sims 4.

You can also make the place look more real if you have lots of custom content.

For instance, See how to create a Sims 4 jail using CC!

Let’s now talk about Sims 4’s free build mode and all the cheats that you can use!

How to Enable the Free Build Mode in Sims 4?

It is very easy to activate the free build mode within TS4.

If this is your first attempt at using this cheat, follow these steps!

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Allow cheats to be used in your game.

You must first make sure cheats in Sims 4 are enabled before you can use any cheat.

Simply press the SHIFT + CTRL+ C keys on your keyboard to do this.

The CTRL button on a Mac should be Command.

The 4 back triggers on a controller should be sufficient.

After the command console appears (in the upper right corner of your screen), enter the following cheatline.

Hit enter after you have finished typing.

You should now see the message “Cheats Enabled”.

Add the free build cheat.

After cheats have been enabled, add another cheat to the command console box.

The free build mode cheatline is “bb.enablefreebuild”.

When you hit enter, it will activate the free build mode.

Use the free mode of building.

The free build cheat is still active.

However, this mode can be used to alter the appearance of lots within the game.

These are, as I said, the University dorms.

However, you can also use this mode to change the appearance of other places such as the Magic Headquarters in Realm of Magic.

Disable free build mode.

It’s a good idea to turn off the mode after you have finished editing your lot using the free build cheat.

Open the command console by pressing CTRL + Shift + C. Next, type “testingcheats false” into the dialogue box and hit enter.

Now cheats will be disabled in your game.

Final Words

It is very easy to enable Sims 4’s free build.

You just need to enable cheats and then add the “bb.enablefreebuild” cheatline.

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Even though it isn’t the best way to “free build” in the game at all, most simmers use it.

Best of luck!