The Sims 4

The Sims 4 Tutorial: Removing the Plumbob and Thought/Speech Bubbles

Making beautiful screenshots in The Sims 4 is a bit difficult when your Sim’s plumbob and other Sims’ thought and speech bubbles keep popping everywhere.

This can be easily solved without editing the game files. Since the new patch that released on 1st of October, not only that your Thought and Speech Bubbles go away with a certain cheat, but now your Sim’s Plumbob disappears as well!

To make all those things go away above your Sims’ head, press CTRL + Shift + C and enter the ”headlineeffects off” cheat! (headlineeffects on if you want to turn it back on)

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Now your Screenshots will be much more beautiful!

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  • Does this work for the Sims 3 too? 🙂

    • IvanRider

      There, it’s hideheadlineeffects true.
      For Sims 2, it’s showheadlines false and plumbbobtoggle off.

  • Kristen Brookes

    So this isn’t working for me and the game actually says Headline effects off in the little cheat window when I type it and press enter but nothing is going away so what should I do????

    • Naoko

      Did you enter testingcheats true?