General Tips

The Sims Social Walkthrough and Guide

by Mike Hazleton  

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General Tips

Camera: Remember to use the Wall icon in the top right hand corner to remove the walls from your house if they are blocking your view. This makes playing easier and generally you only need to walls visible if you want to take a nice look at your complete house.

Cooking: To cook using the main cooker, there needs to be adequate preparation space around your kitchen i.e. a clear surface for them to chop food on. If they do not have this, they cannot cook!

Gifting: You can ‘gift’ items to friends in The Sims Social, but it makes sense to use this as a trading tool. If you have a lot of Fury stacked up, send them some in return for something that your Sim needs.

Impossible Actions: If your Sim is desperate for a particular need (like the toilet), but your toilet is broken, you can always go to a friend’s house and use theirs. It may be a bit rude, but if you’re strapped for cash, it’s not a bad idea. Also, if a particular action is ‘greyed out’ in your house (Daydream is the main one), go to a friend’s as you will be able to perform it there. This occurs in the IQ Club mission in particular, where you must Daydream 5 times. Once you Daydream in a chair once, you cannot do it again, so use those at your friend’s house instead of having to buy more furniture.

Posts: The game is obviously built to interact with Facebook, and you get Simoleons and other rewards for posting about your Sim and reading the posts of others.

Self-Assembly: Unlike previous Sims games, building extends to far more than just your house in The Sims Social. In this game, you need to watch out for a hammer sign in the corner of an item icon. It is like buying something to have to assemble it yourself, except this time, you need to gather all the bits and pieces yourself! Once you have finished building it, post it to your wall so that your friends can get Bling.

Self-Storage: If you buy too many items, or run out of space, there are no disadvantages to leaving items outside. Obviously you don’t want to look like a tramp! But, until you have the money to buy more rooms, or if your actual storage is full up the game is happy to allow you to keep indoor items out in the cold.

Sharing: Sharing is key to The Sims Social. Use your Facebook Wall to share your own stories and read info from others. The Wall is used to provide collectibles and Bling too.

Time Saver: It is better to click on objects in the scenery, rather than the Needs icons. This is because the game tries to work out what is best if you use the Need icons. So if your Sim needs to wash their hands, they may walk a long way out of their way to do so, just because the sink in your kitchen is newer than the one in your bathroom. Really they should always use the closest item, but you have to tell your Sim to do this at the moment.

Variety: To maximise Social Points, keep varying your actions when speaking to other Sims. If you repeat the same interaction twice, a negative rating is given.


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i ended up placing some furniture in front of the bathroom and my bed so there is no way for me to reach either 0of them! Is there a way to fix it? PLEASE HELP!

Added 14th Aug 2012, ID #175888

I have sent many request to my daughters sim for items that I need and she still has not received it to help me out. Now it won't let me send anymore. Do you know how I can fix this.

Added 12th Jul 2012, ID #163383

i put a van in front of my front door and i cant get out how do i remove it!!!

Added 19th Jun 2012, ID #154441

HOw do you make walls disappear??? Plz help ive got a giant diamond in my garden but i can see it

Added 22nd Feb 2012, ID #117327

Can you remove walls to make rooms bigger in sims social?

Added 7th Feb 2012, ID #112848

How to enable my share of this game, so I could see the items I share that I need on my timeline profile ? Now I share items that I need but I dont see them on my time line profile !? Please help - skype : mefistoffel - Facebook : Assen Doitchinov

Added 5th Feb 2012, ID #112219

Is it possible to stack a room on the top of another room, and if yes, how?

Added 21st Jan 2012, ID #107800

how do i take down wall in a room so i can have an open space between two rooms?
help me please

Added 14th Oct 2011, ID #80283

I am on the "Holding out for a hero" quest and need to put on the Don Superhero mask....where do I find that mask??? Please Help!

Added 29th Sep 2011, ID #77273