During the game, hit Ctrl+Alt+Shift+X to bring up the Cheat Entry Box. Now enter one of the following and hit Enter.
Effect Code Adds 1,000 to your treasury. weaknesspays All Rewards you don't deserve it Change City Name. Enter cityname where [name] is. whererufrom [name] Change mayor's name. Enter Mayor Name where [name] is. hellomynameis [name] Displays Frame Rate fps Green Tinge on map gol Hides empty zone color. zoneria Increase Magnification. (1-100) sizeof [number] Opens up the Animation Recorder Menu. recorder Pause/Resume 24-hour clock. stopwatch Removes power requirement for all buildings. fightthepower Removes water requirement for all buildings. howdryiam Set the Time of Day. Enter time where [time] is. whattimeizit [time] Show coordinates when hovering over an item. TerrainQuery [on/off] Toggles your advisors between people/Llamas. DollyLlama Toggles Zots. tastyzots
Abusing the gambling ordinance
Unlike in past games, the revenue from the legalized gambling ordinance is not dependent on population. To take advantage of this, start a new city and build a single tile of road. At the beginning of the next month, enable legalized gambling and you will earn $100 a month without having to do a thing. Leave the game on overnight at maximum speed and never worry about running out of money again.
Getting More Money
If you press Ctrl & X to bring up the chest menu and leave it open, the gameplay (time, date, population and money) will still keep going. If you remove all monthly expenses (enough so your city doesn't explode!) you can increase your money very quickly. If you put the game on maximum speed and leave it for a few hours, you will see a very large case reward. This will also stop you from getting all in-game notifications until you press enter
Contributed By: tmtuffs.
C&C 95 Reference
Place industrial zones and you will eventually see a manufacturing or high-tech industry called Kane Tiberium. If you have played the first Command & Conquer game you will remember that Kane is the leader of The Brotherhood of Nod and tiberium is the green, alien, toxic mineral that GDI and Nod needed to fund themselves.
Contributed By: overmind2000.
Simcity 3000 at the Movies
If you're just starting a city, a drive-in theater may appear in your commercial zone. This drive-in plays a short clip of the intro movie for Simcity 3000.
Contributed By: Vanguard13.
Input cheats to patched versions
In the patched versions (there have been two patches released to date) the keys to access the cheat input menu are [ctrl] + [alt] + [shift] + x
Contributed By: BesigedB.
Neverending resources/garbage disposal
By giving you the ability to exchange resources between your cities, the game opens itself up for all kinds of abuse.
The big scam is that time only passes if you actually load a city. If you fill a city with nothing but power plants, water pumps, and landfill (and the appropriate connections) and then never open it up again, you can send in garbage and take out water and power without ever having to worry about paying upkeep or running out of landfill space. Not what the developers intended, but certainly a worthy trick.
Unlock Terraforming and Terrain Effects toolbars during city play.
In order to unlock the Terraforming and Terrain Effects toolbars during city play, hold down CTRL+ALT+SHIFT and click the God Mode button.
Contributed By: Cydoor.
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