How to Build a Spaceship in the Sims 4 and Explore Space

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There are a lot of crazy things that you can do in The Sims 4 and one of them is… explore space! Indeed, you can have your own little rocket and go in space, either as an interstellar smuggler or a Space Ranger. And if this entire craziness sounds like something that you’d like to do, we are here to teach you how to build a spaceship and explore space in The Sims 4. And, of course, get rewarded with some really cool space-related collectibles. Alien fossils, anyone?

So, in order to even have a chance at getting your Sim into space, you need to choose the Astronaut career path. You won’t be able to access the great fun from starters, so do your job well and get promoted, choosing to go either as the good guy (Space Ranger) or the villain (Interstellar Smuggler) – it doesn’t really matter what you choose.

Next, go into Build mode and from the “Activities and Skills” category choose to buy the Steampunk Flyamajig for just 5,000 Simoleons and place it in your garden. You’ll need to actually build the rocket for 1,000 more Simoleons, but afterwards space is the final frontier that you can explore.

Once your rocket is built, simply click it with your mouse and select the “Explore Space” option. Even though, unfortunately, you won’t get to see the whole space exploration thing, you will get a lot of choose your own adventure types of mini games and amazing results when you come back to earth, so I believe that it’s really worth it.

Tip: Unless you upgrade your Rocket Science skill to the max and also upgrade your Spaceship to the maximum level, you run the risk of it crashing. So max everything out before your first visit in space!

Now you know how to build your own rocket in The Sims 4 and how to Explore Space so have fun!

How to Switch to The Sims 3 Camera in The Sims 4

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The launch of The Sims 4 brings a change that is not necessary welcome by those who have played The Sims 3 a lot: the camera angle is changed and it makes it a bit difficult to get around and take care of your Sims and the game overall. Fortunately, the S3 camera view is still available in The S3, and if you want to get on familiar grounds and activate it, you’re at the right place as we have the guide for that!

So if you want to switch to the S3 camera in The S4, there are a few methods to achieve it:

Method #1:

– In the Pause menu, go to the “Game Options” menu and select “Controls & Camera” on the left side of the screen
– Notice that there is an unchecked box that reads “The  Camera”. Simply check that box, Apply the changes and you’re back on familiar camera views!

Method #2:

You can switch between cameras easily by simply pressing Ctrl + Shift + Tab on your keyboard at the same time (Mac users should press CMND + SHIFT + TAB)

I hope this helps. And don’t forget, if you need more help with the it, we have more guides and articles that you can check out below:

The Sims 4 Infinite Money cheat
The Sims 4 Making Money Guide
The Sims 4 Cow Plant Guide
How to Unlock the Sylvan Glade
How to Unlock the Forgotten Grotto

And make sure you visit us often as we’ll bring you more S4 content soon!

Complete List of Sims 4 Features that We Didn’t Have in The Sims 3

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With the launch of The Sims 4 getting closer and closer, we’re ready to share with you all the amazing things that we’ll be able to do or experience, things that are new compared to The Sims 3. There is an apparently endless thread over at the official Sims forums dedicated to just new features and mechanics, and we’re listing them all in one place for the amazement of The Sims fans all over the world.

So without further ado, let’s check out the list of Sims 4 features that we didn’t have in The Sims 3!

Create a Sim:
– Ability to change the size and shape of just about any Sim body part/area
– The bro trait
– Hats can be used with any hair style
– Boots go over and under pants leg
– Walk styles
– Aspirations now have specific traits attached to them.
– Children can now have Aspirations specific to them.
– Sims can have five outfits now instead of three per category
– Improved randomization function (randomize just skin tone, hair color, body type, etc etc)
– Search function/filters to search for certain colors/materials
– With the genetics system players can now create children based on only one person.
– With the genetics system players can now create siblings and parents
– You can now make YA siblings with teens and children in CAS
– Sims can wear leggings under skirts and shorts now.
– Hoodies that actually cover the Sims head

Pregnancy and Babies:
– Any outfit can be worn as maternity wear.
– Pregnancy tests
– Unexpected pregnancy lengths
– Maternity leave is not mandatory
– Pregnancy comes in different shapes and sizes depending on your Sim’s body type
– Bassinets no longer required to give birth at home.
– When your sim is in labor they are still playable. They can watch tv, interact with other sims, ect
– Siblings can feel “Sad” from new siblings being born
– With the genetics system, children can now inherit a blended skin tone from their parents.
– Your Sim now has different needs and emotions when they are pregnant.
– Breastfeeding

Sim life:
– Video gaming skill
– Programming skill
– Rocket science skill
– Comedian job
– Enhanced emotions
– Romance bar
– Multitasking
– Enhanced group social interactions
– Ability to write books that affect emotions
– Ability to resurrect a sim with a book you have written
– Gourmet cooking skill
– Can order more than one type of pizza
– Woodworking skill
– Assigning roles to Sims during parties
– You can make useable and decorative objects out of wood (musical instruments, furniture, plumbing, statues)
– Ability to have all aspirations
– Ability to keep progress in one aspiration when you change to another
– Improved aspirations (more detailed than just family or knowledge)
– Photo bombs
– 3 new ways to die; dying of hysterical laughter, dying of being enraged, dying of being mortified
– Paintings and objects affect Sim’s emotions
– You can bake birthday cakes
– Mentors
– Different types of Showers that affect emotions
– Sim can get writers block
– Sims can now read skill books beyond their level but become confused doing so
– Sim can now choose to keep a book they write without publishing it
– Sims skilled in writing can write love email
– Sims can write screnplays, jokes, violin music, guitar music, piano music to sell for money
– Sims can now self publish their books
– New career: Tech Guru
– Ask about Woo Hoo/Birds and Bees talk
– Enhanced WooHoo!!!! (decreased hygiene from engaging in it, “unsatisfying” woohoo, etc)
– Sims can now purchase/earn more traits
– All clothing will be available for any category
– Can do push-ups and sit-ups on the ground
– Sims talk while sleeping
– Teens can babysit

Build mode:
– SMOKE DETECTOR CAN BE MOVED UP AND DOWN THE WALL!
– Ability to move entire rooms and house
– Wall heights
– Cheat that allows you to change sizes of objects.
– Ability to move windows up and down a wall
– Curved roofs/more dynamic roof options
– Different color roofs on same lot
– The ability to place columns in fences\walls without a cheat
– Topiary bushes
– TVs can be placed on flat surfaces
– Windows can be added to an entire room at once
– Curved fences
– Spandrels
– Friezes
– Roof trim
– Add corbels to your porches
– Add a string course to the top of your exterior walls
– Curved foundations
– Awnings for Roof
– Enhanced foundation options (more looks, different heights, and more!)
– Fences can connect to your house (with a foundation)
– Gardening boxes
– Ability to edit every lot you visit

Buy mode:
– Cupcake making machine
– Rockets
– Chemistry lab for children
– Giant microscope
– Craft table for children
– Monkeybars
– Pirate Ship for Kids
– Ability to disable auto placement of counters so that you can pick the part

Quality of life features:
– Ability to play multiple households without losing relationships
– Improved pathing. (Sims no longer get stuck when trying to move through narrow spaces.)
– You can delete objects that your sim is currently using
– If you click on the book shelf, there will be categories to choose from, like: Romantic, Emotional, Skill, Children, Humor
– In game gallery
– Search function in Build/buy mode
– Enter build/buy mode from live mode on community lots.
– Ability to share individual rooms, not just homes and Sims
– From “manage worlds” you can go in and build on any lot, regardless of whether or not there is a sim family there in residence
– Mousing over Whims will tell you exactly what caused them to appear
– Auto save feature, WOOT!

Other:
– Genetic gardening
– Enhanced bills (more realistic and bigger penalties for not paying them like having water shut off)
– Being able to travel between towns
– Chimneys separate from fireplaces
– Mirrors have a true reflection
– Days have been confirmed to last longer so that you can get more things done in a game day
– Fires can pass through walls
– Capturing memories from screenshots; Sims reminisce and remember how they felt and can recognize Sims in them
– Curtains now move
– Water dripping animation on recently watered plants
– Gardener for public spaces
– Unlockable lots / areas
– The Townie Generator
– FreeRealEstate cheat
– Sims can write an excuse note action to get out of work (and school?)
– 12 new rewards
– Lights affect non-active floors
– Beds specifically made for children and teens that carry “Uncomfortable for adults” modifier
– Game will be more mod and CC friendly
– Up to 20 Sims per lot
– Cowplants have life cycles
– Cross-breeding of frogs
– Grim has a more in depth character now.
– Sims can use the rocketship to explore space and bring back stuff from outer space that they can’t get on Simsearth
– Cross-breeding of frogs
– Grim has a more in depth character now.
– Hidden Fantasy Neighbourhoods.
– Dynamic soundtrack.
– Sims can catch frogs at ponds.
– Unlockable areas with high skill levels.
– Sims can dig mounds to find fossils.
– Sprinklers inside houses put out fires.
– Collect MySims Statues from rocks
– New party gameplay with hosts, locations, mixologist (some parties) and rewards for parties. They will also now give you a status of your party and what to do to get that status.
– Can use gardening skill to grow flowers.

As you can see, there is indeed a ton of brand new, amazing and extremely exciting things that The Sims 4 will have extra compared to the previous installment. Also, all the features of The Sims 3 that weren’t available at launch, but were made available at a later date, will be present in the game. We also have a lot of throwback items coming from past versions of the Sims franchise, like:

– Open Venues
– Sims can fish at ponds
– Sims can adopt
– Variety of Sim voices
– Sims can rummage through trash cans
– Friendly, rude and friendly introductions
– Sims can heckle

Reasons to be excited? Of course, a ton! Thanks to the folks over at the official Sims forums for creating this great list showing us just how amazing and full of new features the upcoming Sims 4 will be!