The celestial music has stopped. Clouds cover the sky, yet nothing but toxic ash rains down upon the land. Sims despair of ever seeing the symphony of a babbling brook or the chimes of insects whirring as they move from flower to flower again. One sim, however, still hears the music, deep in their soul, and they set out to release it in all it's power and glory.


    • Prerequisites - None
    • "The skies are dark and packed with clouds
      No more concerts, no more crowds
      The land sleeps in a blanket of snow
      Waiting for the start of the show
      All that's missing is the lead
      For the land to wake and take heed
      Blast Mother Nature’s eardrums out
      Show grandfather winter what you're about
      Make the existence look and nod
      To the emergence of the Symphonic God"
      • Reach Level 10 of the Symphonic branch of the Music Career


    • 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 Entertainment)
      • You must wait until the sim is employed in the music career before playing guitar.
      • You may learn the Guitar skill via other means; you are simply barred from playing guitar. For example, if you have lifted Education and Military, you may take a class in the Guitar skill; if you have lifted Education, Espionage, and Military, your teens may enrol in the after school Music club.
    • Items from the buy menu may not be placed outdoors. Everything must be covered by a roof or awning of some sort.
        • Delivered items (newspapers, bills etc) do not count for this restriction.
        • Cars and Motorcycles are a noted exception. They can survive the rigors of the outdoors. If Politics is not clear they must be within the 8X8 area.
          • Bicycles MUST be kept under a roof.
    • You may not promise any wish (by locking it in a wish slot) except to set a Lifetime Wish.
    • Features from the Fountains, Pools and Ponds features (not swimming pool, the other kind of pool) may not be placed.
    • Foliage - trees, shrubs and flowers may not be placed.(also restricted by Naturalist)
    • You may not build or swim in an outdoor swimming pool - it freezes over (also restricted by Athletic, Medical, and Naturalist).
    • Sims may not swim in the ocean (this came with a patch for the Seasons expansion) (also restricted by Athletic, Medical, Military, and Naturalist).
    • You may not purchase or use Solar Panels or the Windmill (also restricted by Science).
    • Sims may not use telescopes as the skies are too cloudy to see anything. (also restricted by Science)
    • Sims may not sleep outside (also restricted by Military)
    • Sims may not go on International Adventures because the weather is too rough to permit flight. (Also restricted by Military, Politics, and Espionage. Plus Forensics for Elders with less than 10 athletic skill.)
      • Exception: Sims attempting to lift Business via the Multinational Conglomerate method are able to go on international adventures; they are given a military pilot specially trained for low visibility conditions.
      • Please refer to World Adventures for restrictions while visiting other lands.
    • No one may play any instrument (other than the guitar, for sims attempting to lift a restriction with Rock Star or Symphonic). (Also restricted by Entertainment).
      • As with Guitar, you may still learn the skills if otherwise able - you just cannot play the instruments.
    • Sims may not go on the "free vacation." Weather is too rough to permit flight. (Also restricted by Military, Politics, and Espionage. Plus Forensics for elders with less than 10 athletic skill.)
  • PETS
    • The Pet House has to be indoors or placed on the ground and covered by a roof or awning.
    • Your seasons must be set to all winter. Summer, Spring and fall must be shut off.
      • Once Symphonic is cleared, and until Naturalist is cleared, you may set your seasons to a minimum of 14 days of winter and a maximum of 14 days of spring for each year.
    • Sims MAY go to University.
    • You must set your seasons to all winter all the time for your founder and all subsequent heirs who attend University. If you've taken the How Much Time Do I Have? advantage, you may set your seasons as you wish for your founder, but they must be set to all winter for any other subsequent sims.
    • Plant sims may not photosyntesize.
    • Sims may not go snorkeling or scuba diving (also restricted by Athletic, Medical, Military, and Naturalist)
    • Sims may not take boats or jet skis out on the water
    • Sims may not move their house boat from the port at which it was first built (also restricted by Military).
    • The Helm of your houseboat must be inside. (also restricted by architect)
    • Sims may not wind surf
    • Only the Sim attempting to lift Medical via the Island Paradise Lifeguard method may become a Lifeguard.
    • Sims may not use the "Liquid Pro Quo" Pool Bar (also restricted by Culinary, Entertainment, Athletic, and Medical.)
    • ALLOWED items and activities
      • tbd
      • Change Lifetime Wish (also restricted by Education)

  • MODS and HACKS
    • Twallen's Traveler mod - sims may NOT travel to other neighborhoods. The weather is simply too rough. (Also restricted by Military and Politics)
      • Any other mods or hacks that act in the same way as Traveler and enable your sim to visit other neighborhoods is likewise restricted.

With a mighty chord and a mighty roar
The icy grasp of winter is no more

All of the Music restrictions are lifted when your sim braves the elements and the zombies and puts on a one man show. The very elements seem to react to the thunderous booms of synthesized kettle drums and the crash of cymbals. In an amazing display, the heavens open up and the toxic ash is washed out of the sky by torrents of rain that cleanse the air.