Re: cheat to remove the blur
There are a lot of ways to do it, and I personally know three. They all require having mods, well, there is one that doesn't require mods, but it is outdated.
If your game is completely updated, try the latest "NoMosaic" mod on MTS, found here: http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=392100
If you already use the core mod called AwesomeMod, you can set up a custom config file that automatically disables blur. You can find that on the website Awesome mod comes from.
The first one should probably work for you, but otherwise, good luck!