SimCity 3000 Cheats & Tricks

Welcome to the SimCity 3000 Cheats & Tricks section! There are three available categories of SimCity 3000 cheats. Please select a category from the following list:

All Platforms Cheats Tricks News Ticker Codes

If you've found a cheat that we don't know about yet, and would like to share it with SimPage.net, head on over to our submission form and let us know about it.

All Platforms - Cheats

The following cheats will work with all known versions of SimCity 3000. To activate these cheats, press CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+C if you are using the Windows version, or SHIFT+OPTION+APPLE+C if you are using the Macintosh version to bring up the cheat input box, then enter the desired code and press enter. Some of these cheats will work only one time in your city, and unless specified, they cannot be undone.

i am weak This code makes most items, such as buildings, utilities, zones, transportation, trees, and surface water free.
call cousin Vinnie A petitioner will appear in the Meet window, announcing a "Local Fundraising Event." He will offer you some cash, no questions asked. If you choose to accept his offer, you will be given a small amount of extra cash.
zyxwvu This code is only available after you prove your integrity by using the "call cousin Vinnie" cheat and refusing his offer. You may then use this cheat to receive the SimCity Castle which will appear in your Rewards menu. The castle boosts the land values and aura of the surrounding area.
garbage in, garbage out This code makes all garbage disposal facilities available, even if they have not yet been invented.
power to the masses This code makes all power plants available, even if they have not yet been invented.
water in the desert This code makes all water facilities available, even if they have not yet been invented.
pay tribute to your king This code makes all reward buildings available, even if you have not yet earned them.
let's make a deal This code causes all possible business deals to be offered in the Meet Window. (Casino, Mall, Maximum Security Prison, and Toxic Waste Disposal Plant)
salt on This code converts your oceans (but not lakes and rivers) to salt water.
salt off This code converts your oceans (but not lakes and rivers) to fresh water.
terrain one up This code raises your entire map by one unit of elevation. The entire city is removed when this cheat is used.
terrain one down This code lowers your entire map by one unit of elevation. The entire city is removed when this cheat is used.
terrain ten up This code raises your entire map by ten units of elevation. The entire city is removed when this cheat is used.
terrain ten down This code lowers your entire map by ten units of elevation. The entire city is removed when this cheat is used.
nerdz rool This code causes all undeveloped industrial zones to develop as low-pollution high-tech industries.
i love red tape This code sets the game date back to January 1, 1900.
ufo swarm Starting the UFO attack disaster after using this code will cause the city to be attacked by a swarm of UFOs rather than just one.
the birds This code causes a flock of birds to fly over your city.
traffic lights This code reduces traffic congestion in your city.
force <advisor> to say <text> This code causes the specified advisor to say the given text. Replace <advisor> with the advisor's first name. For example, use Moe for the Transportation Advisor or Mortimer for the Financial Advisor. Valid names are Mortimer, Moe, Constance, Karen, Maria, Randall, Gus, and Petitioners.
load terrain <filename> This code is used to load a grayscale bitmap image as a terrain. It will clear any exising city on your map. Replace <filename> with the full path of the grayscale bmp (bitmap) file you want to use as your terrain.

All Platforms - Tricks

The following tricks will work with all known versions of SimCity 3000. To ensure that these tricks work correctly, make sure that you follow each step exactly as it is written. SimPage.net does not provide support on any tricks listed here.

Free Buildings
  1. Open the Power Plants Dialog and close it with the "X" button.
  2. Open the Rewards Dialog and close it with the "X" button.
  3. Open the Garbage Disposal Dialog and close it with the "X" button.
The Landmarks Dialog will now contain every building that can appear in the game. This also removes the 10 landmark limit in the original version of SimCity 3000.
Free Water
  1. Start a new game and build only one building.
  2. Run pipes from that building to the nearest neighbor.
  3. Make a connection and wait for a water deal to be offered.
  4. Accept the deal, regardless of what the price is.
  5. Wait until the end of the month.
  6. Bring up the cheat box and enter "terrain one up." All buildings on the map will be removed and your deal will appear to be terminated.
  7. Rebuild a new water connection at the same point where you originally made the connection.
When you rebuild the connection at that same exact tile, the water will still flow into your city, but since the deal has been terminated, you will not be charged for the water supply!

All Platforms - News Ticker Codes

The following codes will work with all known versions of SimCity 3000. To activate these codes, press CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+C if you are using the Windows version, or SHIFT+OPTION+APPLE+C if you are using the Macintosh version to bring up the cheat input box, then enter the desired code and press enter. Each of these codes will produce a message in the SimCity 3000 News Ticker, as indicated.

help Dozens Of Hidden News Tickers, Study Reveals; Sims Encouraged To Collect Them All And Amaze Friends
fund FUND Not A Cheat Code, Do Not Type MOREMONEY, It Is Not A Cheat Code Either
moremoney MOREMONEY Not Cheat Code, Research Concludes
money Money Does NOT Grow On Trees, Study Concludes
simcity Keep Trying, And Maybe You'll Figure It Out
sim If You Lived Here, You'd Be A Sim
hello Greetings, Mayor, Your Sims Salute You
advisors Mayor Under Investigation For Possible Embezzlement
bat Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da BAT-Man!
llama The Llama Is A Quadruped
electronic arts Not Just Sports Games Anymore
maxis Did You Know That MAXIS Spelled Backwards Is SIX AM?
will wright What Will He Think Of Next?
mayor Mayor <your name> Brings <your city's name> To News Ticker Highlights
porntipsguzzardo Aha! We Have A Real Pro Here. Try BROCCOLI
broccoli Sorry. Money Doesn't Grow On Broccoli
scurk If You Build It, They Will Come
easter egg Duo Ragazzi's Easter Egg Palace: Old World Charm In A Post Modern Setting
erts Investment Tip: Buy Low, Sell High
sc3k Mayor Suspected Of Attempting Embezzlement; Ends In Failure
1234 Secret Number Combination Causes Announcement In News Ticker
ticker <your city's name> Picayune: The Finest In Scrolling Entertainment
simon says <text> <text>