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The Sims 4 City Living: How to get rid of apartment issues

Personally, I’m not happy with the way some lots have locked traits.  Why is the one with the cute balcony locked as “Needs TLC”?  What if I want to tell the story that a Sim renovated it and now it’s their little dream home?

Using MC Command Center, you can delete all those items and they will stay gone.  Please note that deleting them means they are gone FOREVER.  So be sure to save the apartment first in case you want to get them back (you can replace it with the original version).  You can save the apartment intact using my post here.

So how do you do it?

First off, go and download MC Command Center.  You only need the main part of that mod.  Then using the computer on your lot, make sure that  Debug Cheats Enabled is set to true (default is false).

Remember that once removed, they cannot be replaced.  So be sure to save a copy of the apartment to your gallery in case you ever want them back.

You have to be in live mode and then shift+click on each mouse hole, electric box, water pipes, and floor drain.  Select Destroy Object (Debug) and VIOLA!  They are gone and will stay gone.

Screens below…..


About the author


I’m Tatiana AKA HarmonySims/Simlish and Dreams on Tumblr. I’ve always been interested in graphic design, photography, and computers. I played Sims Freeplay for years before discovering Sims 3. An obsession was born when I pushed myself to become a better builder and learned how to make CC and mods for Sims 4.


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  • This information is either lacking or no longer correct.
    Downloaded and installed MCC but the option to delete the object never shows up (just set as head and reset objects). Tried cheat commands via console too. MCC cheats (which shows via the in-game PC or mailbox does not seem to even give any option to activate cheats to delete those objects).

    • @Frustrated
      The info in the article is still very much correct, seeing as I only found it today and did as it said.

      The MCCC settings are turned on from the MC Command Center menu on the computer. Here’s some simple instructions for turning on the debug commands:
      1. Make sure you have most recent version of MC Command Center.
      2. Go in game
      3. Click on a computer in the game and choose MC Command Center
      4. Choose MCCC Settings at the top
      5. Click on Notification/Console/Menu Settings
      6. Click on Console Command Settings
      7. Click Debug Commands in Cheats and then Enabled
      8. Restart your game!

      Upon restart you will be able to shift-click things and delete them.

      • Hi, I’m so confused. I did all this, but it won’t let me shift click anything. I set up the computer with the mc commands and enabled it, then restarted my computer, but even if I shift click nothing works. I’m confused as why not. Someone help me please.