ENTERTAINMENT

Sims don’t care about personal appearance anymore. They would rather be fed and safe than pretty. Cosmetics, hair care supplies, and clothing stores have all been cleaned out by looters or destroyed. Nobody wants to spend any money to bring these items back to the region. As a result, Sims’s appearances have taken a turn for the worst, leading most to keep to themselves. Large gatherings, socials, brunches and parties have virtually disappeared. The social elite of the region have long since fled for greener pastures. And with no cheap mass entertainment, there is no inspiration for parties and sims have run out of conversation topics with large groups.

METHODS

  • Base Game: Music - Rock Star

    • Prerequisites - None
    • "Wanna see my picture on the cover (Stone) Wanna buy five copies for my mother (Yes) (Stone) Wanna see my smilin' face on the cover of the Rollin' Stone'” Dr. Hook
      • Reach Level 10 in the Rock Star Branch of the Music Career
  • Ambitions: Stylist Profession

    • Prerequisites - Ambitions Expansion
    • "Life in plastic, it's fantastic."
      • Reach level 10 of the Stylist Profession
  • Late Night: Film - Actor Career

    • Prerequisites - Late Night Expansion
    • "I wanna fall from the stars straight into your arms."
      • Reach Level 10 in the Actor Branch of the Film Career
  • Showtime: Professional Singer Career

    • Prerequisites - Showtime Expansion
    • "Sing out loud, sing out strong - sing of good times, not bad."
      • Reach level 10 of the Singer Career

RESTRICTIONS

    • BASE GAME
    • Sims may not throw parties of any kind (also restricted by Espionage)
    • Sims may not attend parties thrown by other sims. (also restricted by Espionage)
      • If military is not clear, once Entertainment and Espionage are clear, sims may only attend parties that are thrown by sims in their "neighborhood".
    • Sims may only watch TV between the hours of 5pm and midnight on weeknights. They may watch all day long on Saturday or Sunday. (also restricted by Communications )
      • Sims with televisions are limited to the Work Out channel, Cookin' Cable, the Fishing channel, and Got Garden.
    • Sims may not discuss their favorite TV shows.
    • Sims may not go to plays at the theater.
    • Sims may not attend concerts.
    • Sims may not tour the theater.
      Sims may not go to a movie at the theater.
    • Sims may not hold autograph sessions or sign autographs.
    • No item from the Party tab or Recreation tab may be purchased or used, including the buffet table and any of the juice bars.
      • The Birthday Inferno birthday cake is allowed if Culinary has been lifted.
      • The Fuzzy Logic Picnic Basket is allowed if Culinary has been lifted.
      • Fire Pits are allowed if Culinary has been lifted.
    • Only sims attempting to lift a restriction using EITHER Music career branch (Symphonic or Rock Star) may skill up on the acoustic guitar. (Also restricted by Symphonic)
      • You must wait until the sim is employed in the music career before playing guitar.
      • You are allowed to learn the Guitar skill via other legal means. For example, if you have lifted Education and Military, you may take classes in the Guitar skill; if you have lifted Education, Espionage, and Military, your teens may enrol in the Music club. But you cannot actually play the guitar while this restriction is in effect.
    • Sims may use only the "Play Alone" interaction with musical instruments, and may only do so on their home lot. (Assuming they are even allowed to use the instrument at all - see above).
    • Sims may not listen to music on the radio unless they, or another sim in the same room, are working out
    • Sims may only purchase one mirror for the entire household.
    • Sims may only use the “Practice Speech” interaction on mirrors
    • Sims may not use dressers to plan their outfits or change their clothes nor click on themselves and choose "change outfit"
      • You may change your sim to suitably apocalyptic attire if you wish but you may only do this once during each life stage and only immediately after their birthdays. If you decide to change their appearance, they should be raggedy & shabby looking with no makeup or tattoos and the only accessory allowed is a plain wedding ring for married couples that was handed down from generation to generation.
      • Upon marrying in a spouse you may also do a one time attire update for your spouse to provide them with raggedy and shabby looking clothes. They will then follow the birthday rule above.
        • NOTE: There is a bug currently with work outfits that kicks your sim out of their going to work action. If your sim is bugged, you may choose your sim and "change outfit" or you may use the dresser to "plan outfit" and remove the bugged career outfit.
    • Sims may not "Read Something", unless it is a novel that has been published by someone in the family, a skill book, or a book received as part of a career opportunity. (Also restricted by Journalism.)
    • The extra songs may not be purchased from the book store for any instrument. (Also restricted by Journalism, and Business.)
      • NOTE: Concerning Recipes and Musical Scores
        • These are considered special skill books for the sake of the challenge, meaning your adult sims MAY choose to read these if you are able to buy them and stick them in your book shelf. (Buying books is restricted by Business and Journalism.)
        • Recipes are further restricted by Culinary.
    • Sims may NOT purchase toy boxes, doll houses, xylophones, pegboards, or the block table for their toddlers and children.
      • Toddlers ARE allowed to read the toddler skill books alone. (Older Sims are not allowed to read skill books to toddlers until Education is lifted. Journalism is required for a sim to read children and toddlers to sleep, and for children to read to toddlers.)
      • Sims may buy teddy bears.
      • Sims may NOT purchase the toy oven. (Also restricted by Culinary.)
  • WORLD ADVENTURES
    • Sims may not learn any songs on foreign adventures or sing any songs. If a sim autonomously sings in the shower for example, don't worry about it, but the option cannot be chosen.
    • Sims may not dance at all.
    • Sims may not meditate
  • AMBITIONS
    • The drafting table may only be purchased for a sim attempting to lift Architect via the Architect career or a sim attempting to lift Entertainment via the Stylist career.
      • Only the Sim attempting to lift Architect or Entertainment via the Ambition careers may use the drafting table. Hint: Move the chair when not in use.
      Sims may not choose the “Go Here With..” interactions except for with immediate family members.
    • Sims may not choose the "group up with" action for any sim. If the game forces you into a group when you invite another sim over to your house, don't worry about it or leave the group (this is a bug, I believe, and you don't have control over it)
    • Sims may not get Tattoos.
    • Sims may not purchase the tattoo bench
    • Sims may not purchase the stylist station
  • LATE NIGHT
    • The ONLY instrument that may be purchased is the acoustic guitar. (Electric instruments further restricted by Science.)
    • No one may play any instrument (other than the guitar, for sims attempting to lift a restriction using either Rock Star or Symphonic ). (also restricted by Symphonic).
      • Similar to the Guitar skill, you are permitted to learn these skills if you are otherwise able - you just may not play the instruments.
    • Sims may not play instruments at parties or at clubs.
    • Sims may not form bands, perform in public (parties or lounges), or even at the park.
    • Dance floors may not be purchased or used.
    • Club lighting and effects machines may not be purchased. (Also restricted by Science.)
    • Sims may not go to bars, lounges, or clubs.
    • Only sims in the Film Actor or Film Director career may pursue pop-up Celebrity Status opportunities
      • Opportunities are subject to other restrictions currently in place.
    • Only sims in the Film Actor or Film Director career may try to "impress celebrity"
    • Only sims in the Film Actor or Film Director careers may "draw attention" of the Paparazzi (also restricted by Espionage)
  • GENERATIONS
    • Teen sims may not go to the Prom (also restricted by Education)
    • Sims ARE allowed to play with the Imaginary Friend dolls
    • Children may not use the dress up trunk
      Sims may not play on playground equipment (swing set, slide, teeter totter, playground horse, etc.)
    • Sims may not buy any playground equipment at all for their home.
    • Sims may not play in, or own tree houses (also restricted by Naturalist).
    • Children may not play in the sand, or own, or play in sandboxes. (Also restricted by Naturalist)
    • Children may not use the dress up trunk
    • Sims may not use the slip n slide (also restricted by Naturalist and Medical).
    • Children and Teens may not choose to pull pranks.
    • Children may not play pretend.
    • Children may not "go for a joy ride" on the sofa.
    • Children may not play submarine in the tub (also restricted by Medical).
    • Children may not climb on chairs to be king or queen.
  • PETS
    • Sims may not get plastic surgery (also restricted by Medical).
  • SHOWTIME
    • All Showtime specific portal interactions are restricted until all three restrictions related to Showtime are clear (Entertainment, Paranormal and Athletic)
    • No sims may be sent to another player's game to perform at their venues.
    • No sims may be accepted into your game to play at YOUR venues.
    • Sims may only perform their act on stage at outdoor venues. (Like Performance Park or the Diner that came with Showtime.)
    • Sims may not get performance jobs at any indoor venues at all.
    • You may only perform gigs if you get an Opportunity to do so. You may not ask a Proprietor to get a gig without the Opportunity (also restricted by Espionage).
    • Gifts received from Sing-a-Grams must be black holed as usual, unless you have lifted Espionage.
    • You may not compete at Sim Fests.
  • SUPERNATURAL
    • Domino Tables are allowed.
    • Fairies may not use the Aura of Creativity (also restricted by Paranormal).
  • SEASONS
    • Toddler and Child sims ARE allowed to ride the rocking horse on your lot
    • Your sims may not attend seasonal festivals. (Also restricted by Military and Espionage.)
  • UNIVERSITY LIFE

    • Sims may not listen to Podcasts on their cell phones, MultiTab, or on the computer. (Also restricted by Science.)
    • Playing Juice-Pong is NOT allowed.
    • Sims may not use the Salutatory Speakers Podium. (Also restricted by Politics and Education.)
    • Sims may not use the Instant Inspiration Whiteboard. (Also restricted by Politics and Education.)
  • Activities children and teens may do to increase social group influence:

SOCIAL

GROUP


FACTION BUILDING

ACTIVITY


OTHER RELEVANT

RESTRICTIONS

Jock

Building Athletic skill, talking to other jocks, using the soccer ball.







Nerd

Play Video Games, talking to other nerds, mind melding, trivia challenges, boasting about gaming prowess, talking about comic books to anyone.

Video games are restricted by Science and Communications.





Rebel

Play kicky bag, use the street art bag, talk to other rebels



  • ISLAND PARADISE
  • INTO THE FUTURE
    • Sims may not use the Windcarver hover board (also restricted by Science, and Athletic).
    • Except for sims attempting to lift Alien Technology via the ITF method, Sims may not use the Brite Sprite Holo-disk (also restricted by Science).
    • Sims may not use the Sam-7 Drink Synthesizer Unit (also restricted by Culinary and Science).
    • Sims may not play the Laser-Rhythm-a-Con. (Also restricted by Science)
    • Sims may not create, buy or use Musical Machine trait chip for Plumbots (also restricted by Science).
  • STORE CONTENT
    • NOT ALLOWED
      • The Hypnotiser (Also restricted by Alien Technology.)
      • Head Start Playpen (Also restricted by Education and Super Skilling Optional Clear.)
      • Solace Snugabunny Deluxe Baby Swing (Also restricted by Criminal)
      • Above Reproach
      • Attractive
      • Always on the List
      • Clean Slate
      • Complimentary Entertainment
      • Engaging
      • Excellent Groupie
      • Eye Candy
      • Fearless Voyager (Also restricted by Military and Politics.)
        Legendary Host
      • Master of Seduction
      • Never Dull
      • Perfect Host
      • The Hustler
      • The Next Big Thing
      • That Was Deliberate
      • Watering Hole Regular
Your sim takes a bow at the Simcademy Awards Festival. They are not only a star they are also a fashionista! They have worked long and hard to produce a body of collaborative work to entertain the masses and with style. Tired of seeing radiated zombies shambling around looking 10 times better than everyone, your sim gained a renewed interest in appearances. Their “Fallout wear” becomes a new trend across the country. Once Sims have bought their new threads and gotten all gussied up, they are once again confident enough to organize social gatherings and show off their new looks. Even some members of the social elite decide to return. Now your sim is a household name, and the movies and shows they have starred in are being played on television almost nightly. Sims everywhere begin to feel better about themselves. They are able to relax and enjoy themselves together in front of the television after work at last! All Entertainment restrictions are lifted.