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SimCity Cheats For PC

  1. Infinite Water Trick

    Placing a water pump (using filtration pumps) directly next to a sewage treatment plant allows for infinite water. The sewage treatment plant adds back in to the ground water table at that spot. The filtration pumps ensure your water won't get polluted from the ground pollution that will occur. Using this trick, you can pick 1 of the 4 clustered cities in your tradeable region to use this trick over and over. This will provide a massie amount of water that can be purchased. You can then buy from that massive source while building the other 3 cities. This will save needing to place a water source and sewage treatment plant. This can be done for any utility/service.

    Contributed by: Tintedsun 

  2. Cheat Codes

    While playing the game in Sandbox mode, enter one of the following codes to activate the corresponding cheat function:

    [Alt] + W Add §100,000 to city budget
    [Alt] + A Toggle Air Pollution
    [Alt] + C Toggle Crime
    [Alt] + F Toggle Fire
    [Alt] + G Toggle Garbage
    [Alt] + G Toggle Garbage
    [Alt] + P Toggle Ground Pollution
    [Alt] + M Toggle Health Issues
    [Alt] + H Toggle Homeless
    [Alt] + S Toggle Sewage

    Contributed by: Falcon084, TheGameMan222, nicdevile 

  3. Unlock disasters

    Unlock the following disasters with these Achievements:

    Burn 100 tons of garbage in an Incinerator at the Garbage Dump to gain access to the Big Lizard disaster Big Lizard disaster
    Mine 100 tons of coal or raw ore in your city to gain access to the Earthquake disaster Eatthquake disaster
    Have 200 tourists arrive on flights at the Municipal Airport in a day to gain access to the Meteor Strike disaster Meteor strike disaster
    Have 24 Wind Turbines at Wind Power Plants in your city to gain access to the Tornado disaster Tornado disaster
    Ship any resource to a Space Center Great Work to gain access to the UFO Encounter disaster UFO Encounter disaster
    Add a Diagnostic Lab to a Hospital and have 15 Sims die in a day to gain access to the Zombie Attack disaster Zombie attack disaster

    Contributed by: MrXentrix 

  4. Cities of Tomorrow

    How to futurize all buildings in SimCity Cities of Tomorrow expansion without needing to plop futurized buildings

    [Alt] + U futurize all buildings & roads
    [Alt] + N Toggles controlnet

    Contributed by: Branded2369, Burncase 

  5. Increase budget per hour

    Any time in single player sand box mode.

    Ctrl + Alt + W Increase budget per hour by $5,000

    Contributed by: jwbrins 

SimCity Cheats For Macintosh

  1. Self-Destruct (version 1.3+)

    In versions 1.3 and higher, type in "NUKE". Every developed tile on the map will be demolished.

    Contributed by: Eevee-Trainer 

  2. Tax Collection Glitch (version 1.0)

    In version 1.0 of the game, you can collect taxes from your citizens yet keep them happy! Set your taxes to 0% for most of the year, but in December hike them up to 20%. Once January rolls around and you collect your taxes, set them back down to 0%. You will gain funding from the citizens, yet have no complaints from them either!

    Version 1.1 fixes this. Tax is collected at the average rate set over the past year.

    Contributed by: Eevee-Trainer