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The Sims Bustin' Out
The Sims Bustin Out

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CHEATS, HINTS AND PLAYING TIPS

ENABLING THE CHEAT GNOME

During play, quickly press:
Down, L, Z, R, Left, X
You will hear a Sim voice say something to confirm.
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. Quickly press Left, 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 socials unlocked: Enable the Cheat gnome code. Then quickly press L, R, Down, Down, Y during game play. A Sim voice will say something to confirm correct code entry. Repeat this code to disable its effect.
Raise motives: Enable the Cheat gnome code. Press Start to pause game play at home, then quickly press L, R, Y, Down, Down, X. A Sim voice will say something to confirm correct code entry. Select the cheat gnome then choose the "Fix Motives" option to raise your motives. Repeat this code to disable its effect.
Team picture: Enable the Cheat gnome code. Then 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.

EASY MONEY METHODS

Method 1:
Instead of working, you can get a workbench from the "Building Skills" section in buy mode. When your Mechanical skill is at its best, you will get 100 Simoleons for each gnome you make. It only takes about five seconds to make each gnome, and you can make about thirteen gnomes at once. Note: Your Sim will only make gnomes when in a good mood.
Method 2: To get lots of money, enter buy mode and sell the paintings. Some of them are worth a couple thousand Simoleons.
Method 3: When you get the Tesla Coil, go on it and wait until it gives off an electric bolt. Then, go to the Build/Buy menu. Select and sell the electric bolt fpr 50 Simoleons.
Method 4: When you go to a house and do not have much money, trade in all the wallpaper and buy the cheap version. You can get a good amount of money. You can do the same thing with the tile.
Method 5: When you move into a house, sell all the wallpaper and tiles. Then, change the tiles to grass and the wallpaper to nothing.
Method 6: When you move out of a house (for example, Dudley's Trailer) sell all of his stuff except the toilet, shower, bed, and refrigerator. The Sim will survive, and you will make a lot of money.
Method 7: When at Mom's House, Mimi's Place, or Dudley's Trailer, buy things until your profit goes below 100 Simoleons. Wait about an hour. You will get a phone call and receive free money. Repeat this as necessary. Then, before you move out, sell everything that you bought. You will then end up leaving with more money than you started with.

GENERAL HINTS AND PLAYING TIPS

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.
Raise motives: To help raise motives in later levels, move back to Mom's house. The Artificial Love will make raising motives easier.
Raising skills: 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.
Fun rating: 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.
Unlock social options: To unlock most social options, become friends with the Sims. For example, when you be friends with Randy you will unlock "French Kiss" and with Paisly you could unlock "Spank Booty". Each Sim has there own social option to unlock when you become their family friend.
Keeping friends: 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.
Jock career: To successfully complete the Jock career, you need to have all Body points, 4 Cooking points, and 5 Charisma points. You will also need six friends. A quick way to complete this is go to Mom's house and buy something to work your body (for example, a treadmill, pool, etc.);a bookshelf or something similar to the gourmet cooking stove; and something for your charisma (for example, a microphone or a mirror). Do that, then build your skills and move to the different houses so you can complete a goal and unlock something. You will eventually get to Malcolm's mansion.
Skipping work: In Bustin' Out mode, you can skip work by moving back into Mom's house. While you live with Mom, the bus will not arrive, and you do not have to work. This is useful if things are not going so well and you need some time to "restore" your Sim.
Never work: 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.
Get a bigger room: When at Dudley's trailer, go to the master bedroom. Then, sell the door that leads to the smaller room so that there is just a wall. Next, make a door at the top right corner so that there is a place you could walk into the smaller room. Then, decorate both rooms' wallpaper and carpet to be the same and you will have a bigger room.
Getting married: 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.
Raising a baby: When you have a baby, do not play with it ever, as it does nothing. If you feed it then sing, it will stop crying for a couple of hours.
Alien abduction: 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.
Fishin' For Profit book: To get the Fishin' For Profit book go to Nikki Nack's store (open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). After you buy it, find O'Phil Mclean. Give it to him and he will give you a job. Note: You must get the goals from him first. To do this, talk to Salty. Later in the game, you will be offered by Nikki Nack to buy the Waterfront Villa for 3,000 Simoleons.
Contaminating sports at Shiny Things Labs: To find out where contaminating spores are coming from when living at Shiny Things Labs, visit the Goth Manor and steal a fern. This will unlock the Giant Fern.
Finding the Goth's fern: The Goth's fern is located behind Dudley's Trailer by the broken car. Select it, and it should say steel.
Finding the Sci-Fi script: Go to the Shiny Things lab and talk to the brain in the jar.
Finding a neighbor with candelabras: To find the candelabras, enable all the social options. Do Romantic Kiss on Mortimer if your Sim is female or your wife if your Sim is male.
Framing Malcolm at Pixel Acres: You first need to unlock the Synthesizer and the Pixel Booty Song. Then, move into Pixel Acres. Buy a Synthesizer, make food, throw a party, and invite Malcolm over. Then, play the Pixel Booty Song on the Synthesizer. A cop should appear from the bushes and arrest Malcolm.
Score a red pool table: When you are living at Tinsel Bluffs, visit Club Rubb and play pool with Bing. This will unlock the pool table.
Find and shut down the hackers: At The Octagon, visit the Shiny Things Lab and select the first computer at the front of the lab. Select "Steal Computer" and it will confirm that the mission is complete.
Making sure Mimi's OK: Go to Mimi's house. She will tell you that she has made a mess around the house and for you to clean up. Then she will tell you a secret. Once you have picked up all the mess you should be rewarded with a car.
Muscle the Muscle at the Gym: While you are living at Tinsel Bluffs, go to Toane's gym and attack someone.
Stop protesters at The Octagon: Go to Club Rubb and attack Mona or Bing. This will unlock the Parrot.
Throw an art opening: When you move to Studio 8, one of the goals is to throw an art opening. In order for the art opening to be successful, you have to purchase a Sculpting Block and sculpt it first. Then, have the party and it will be successful. However, before you can purchase the Sculpting Block, you must complete the goal that will give you access to it.
Help with outsider art: This is a Casa Caliente mission. Just go to Studio 8 and use the easel to paint a picture.
Mission Classified: Eliminate Senator Landgrabb: First, you need to be at The Octagon. Make sure you have the Miss Gyrotic (obtained after you unlock it at the skill building menu at the buy/build menu). Go to the phone and call Malcolm over. Once he is there, go to the Miss Gyrotic and program it for defense. The robot will appear and go after Malcolm.
Moving objects other than furniture: Use the following trick when newspapers, or sometimes empty plates are in your way. Press Start, then choose "Buy" or "Build". Select the newspaper or plate and move it instead of waiting for your Sim to put it inside, or throw it away. This does not always work on every plate, and only rarely works with pizza boxes.
Kinetic Gnome and Flamingo limit: When your Creativity bar has reached its peak, use the workbench with the tank on it to build Kinetic Gnome and Flamingos. However, after you have built a certain amount, you will not be able to select it again. Either sell or launch them to build more.

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