Have you tried the game repair tool? Sounds like there is an issue with the installation of the game. You can also move your saved game file to the desk top and delete your /sims4 folder. That will reset anything that might be corrupt.
I've been playing the sims for a month now on my mac and when I open the cheat box I would still be able to play the game with the cheat box open. Now if I open the cheat box the game pauses and wont let me unpause unless I get rid of the cheat box and now I can't play the game with the cheat box open anymore. And this a problem because some of the cheats i want to enter require me to be able to play the game with the cheat box open.
I am having the same dark overlay/pause issue when opening the cheat bar
Repaired via Origin - didn't fix it
Took mods out - didn't fix it
Reset my game files and started a brand new "test" game w/o mods - did not fix it either
Even though this bug isn't the end of the world, it is still quite annoying
August 2019 - last edited August 2019
That did not fix it either
The dark overlay is a valid issue and you can't click on anything while in that mode. Just exit the mode with ESC and you'll be fine.
Everything should then work,
Please give more details if you can't get out of cheat mode.
@dee15644 Same. Does it not work to press ESC to get out of cheat mode and then shift-click ?
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I can use the CTRL +C+Shift and it turns everything grey, I can't click on my sim but it does let me escape the cheat code. Haven't been playing since the update but I've run the repair game multiple times and have checked it for a fix everyday