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The Teen Expansions

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This may very well be the most highly anticipated and desired expansion content in the game so far -- the ability to take your Preteen and mature them into a Teen!

The new content is part of the most recent update, so you will need to patch your game with that before you can participate in it. After you have patched the game the next time you load it up the new content will kick in, starting with the Petrifying Putting Green Challenge -- which the game will ask you whether you want to participate in -- and of course you do! Read the details below to learn what it is and why you want it!

The new update also adds new Quest Boxes to your Quest Box System - the Coming of Age Quests, and The Great Ghost Escape Challenge!

Please also see our Teenagers Quest page which is updated for 2016 with all of the quest details and task times.

New FREE Items Added!

If any of your Sims still have the large (cheap) old style of TV in their Houses well here is some really great news for them! Progressive Insurance is the advertiser of the month it seems, and the branded item that they have paid to have added to the game is a nice FREE Flat Screen TV. So hey, bonus! Replace all those nasty old CRT style TV sets with a new Flat Screen!

A second item of opportunity has been added in the form of the Progressive Car -- a Free sedan style racer that you can get for any Sims who do not yet have a car (assuming you have build The Car Dealership that is).

Sponsorships often result in new items and a free car is a great new item!
Sponsorships often result in new items and a free car is a great new item!

Coming of Age Quest (Level 23)

Once your town has reached to at least Level 23, you will flag the new Coming of Age Quest from the Teen Expansion (assuming that you have properly patched your game). Not only do you get to morph your Preteens into Teens, but you can build the High School and have them embark upon a new path. Finally the Alien that previously landed in your town and then departed for their distant home is back -- not only that but that Alien whose name is Osiris -- is integral to the new Teen expansion and its Quests!

The “Coming of AgeQuest Series consists of:

  • Be Nice To Osiris

    To complete the first Quest all that you need to do is have one of your Sims do the Be Nice Action with Osiris!

  • Bake Donuts

    Baking Donuts is one of those baking Recipes that can go wrong and start a fire, so you want to be sure you hit the right spot on the spinner after the timer is up. Baking Donuts is an 8h task.

  • Be Nice To Osiris

    As before simply have one of your Sims complete the "Be Nice" Action with Osiris.

  • Read The Big Book Of Stuff

    You can find this book option on any of the standard bookshelf Objects in your Sim's homes. This is a 16h Task. Once you complete reading it you get the next Task!

  • Watch A Movie Marathon

    Usually you can start something like this earlier than actually flagging it and you will still get it so you may want to have one of your Sims start the action while you are still working on part of the previous Task to split the time. If that does not work though, then you are out nothing but still have it to do!

  • Bake Chocolate Pudding

    This is a 2h task and any of your Sims should be able to manage it!

  • Talk to a Tree

    This is exactly what it sounds like - you simply tap on a tree in your Sim's yard and have them talk to it! It is a 12h Event mind you, so keep that in mind!

  • Grow Potatoes

    This is a 2h Gardening Task. Once it is complete and you harvest the crop you have completed this stage in the Quest.

  • Be Nice To Osiris

    As before simply have one of your Sims complete the "Be Nice" Action with Osiris.

  • Be Inconspicuous On A Park Bench

    Head to the Park and have a seat on a bench, selecting the Be Inconspicuous option.

  • Bake Birthday Cake

    By far the longest of the tasks in the Quest line -- and in this instance you should do this with a Sim who has a Preteen in their family and in the house... The Cake will cost you 5 LP, and Thanks to the modifications provided by Osiris will allow one of your Preteens to grow into being a Teen!

The new Teen form is almost adult-sized - here is mom and daughter for comparison
The new Teen form is almost adult-sized - here is mom and daughter for comparison

The Results

Once you complete the above Quest lines, you will finally be able to mature your Preteen Sims into Teen Sims using the Birthday Cake object, and then begin to complete the quest to build the new High School and send them off to become popular and more useful members of your Sim Town!

Completing the first Quest line above also has the effect of causing Osiris to once again get back into their spaceship and depart your town. No worries -- they will be back someday!

In addition to these new opportunities for a new Age group the wizards behind the game have added some new purchases to the phones, specifically the Adopt a Preteen and Adopt a Teen options.

Soft options for gamers who do not want to follow the established path and have their couple build a relationship and marry, then have a kid, bake some cakes (each takes an entire real-world day to bake) and bring your kids up the usual way...

There are a number of paths that become available once you have the High School built and your Teens can start to explore the different semi-Career paths that are currently available (there will likely be additional ones added to the game later).

Higher Education Quest Line

Now that your town actually has Teen Sims in it, the time has come to begin the Quest to give it the ability to address their needs, which is actually a simple quest line that results in the building of a High School! To get started with that simply complete the following quest actions:

The “Higher EducationQuest Series consists of:

  • Watch the News

    Have one of your Sims sit down at the TV for this 4m task.

  • Call Mom

    Use the phone for the 30s Task to Call Mom.

  • Build the Town Hall

    Actually chances are you have already done that but if not, well, go do it!

  • Start a New Career at the Town Hall

    This one is a rub because even if you already have mastered that profession you will need to have a Sim start it there anew anyway for this Quest bit...

  • Make a Speech at the Park

    Simply send one of your Politician Sims to the Park and have them make a speech on the soapbox!

  • Cook Double Smoked Pulled Pork on a BBQ

    That is a 17h Task and presumably you are doing it to host a gathering of concerned parents to use it as a bribe?

  • Bribe Ducks with Caviar

    Right so it seems that Ducks actually vote? Whether they do or not you need to shy down to the Park and bribe them with some caviar. You know? Like now? If you thought the BBQ was a pain at 17h considering that THIS task requires a full DAY to complete and now you know what Pain Is.

  • Be Inconspicuous on a Park Bench

    Seems there is nervous tension everywhere these days - so head over to the nearby bench and be inconspicuous!

  • Get Promoted to Level 2 at Town Hall

    Most of the time the requirements for a Quest do not force you to do things that may disrupt the regular course of your Sim and their life, but in this case we just have to grin and take it... Just kidding! As long as you have a Politician who is Level 2 or higher this should be an instant complete.

  • Call the Mayor

    What if you are the Mayor? Doesn't matter! Head home, use the phone, call the Mayor! Well that was 3 minutes of your life you will never get back, but hey, when you are talking about your kids you are willing to do almost anything!

  • Bake Caramel Slice

    The recipe for Caramel Slice is not dangerous -- no risk of fire -- but it will take you 10 hours, so the folks back at work better appreciate your efforts!

  • Announce Grand Opening on Soapbox in the Park

    Time to head back to the Park and use the Soapbox again! Bear in mind that like a lot of the tasks for this Quest series, this one is also time-intensive, with a 13 hour timer to it. Still it is all worth it in the end, and you are in the final 10% of the quest now!

The end of the second quest unlocks the High School building site
The end of the second quest unlocks the High School building site

The Aftermath

After your 13-hour filibuster on the Soapbox in the Park you have managed to have your way -- congratulation! You have now unlocked the buildings site for the new Sim High School! The fighting Aliens sports team will be proud!

Building the High School requires you to have $200,000 Simoleons, 18 Sims resident in your town, and will take 36 hours to build. Once it is built and the game unlocks classes, you will be able to send your Teen Sims to school there!

Well done you!

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Apr 28th 2016 raychealla
I having a problem with starting a NEW career. I quit my old job and started a new one and I still can't move on to the next request:(
ID #649363
Apr 20th 2015 Guest
I completed my higher education quest but I can't send my teen to college, what should I do??
ID #545735
Apr 28th 2016 raychealla
How did you get pass starting a NEW career. I had two of my sims quit their job and start a new one. Still can't get pass this quest... HELP
ID #649365
Mar 20th 2015 Guest
Do u have to pay for sim town high plz answer😀😀
ID #530731
Jun 3rd 2015 Guest
yes u have to pay for a sim town high and it is 200,000 dollars SO SAFE UP!!!!!😀😀😀
ID #565083
Jun 3rd 2015 Guest
yes u have to pay for sim town high and it is 200,000 dollars😀
ID #565079
Mar 5th 2015 Guest
I had to Deep Sleep instead of Bake Caramel Slice on the Build school quest part
ID #524639
Mar 2nd 2015 CMBF
Once you get them to best friend switch to romance tasks and that will take you into relationship territory.
ID #523490
Feb 16th 2015 Guest
How do I get out of best friend mode?
ID #517017
Jun 3rd 2015 Guest
You be nice or funny to them and it builds there relationship😀
ID #565081
Feb 15th 2015 Guest
How you make preteen write in the dairy
ID #516515
Jun 3rd 2015 Guest
you take the preteen and click the bed and it is going to be an option😀
ID #565082
May 17th 2015 Guest
They will write the diary in bed
ID #557232
Oct 13th 2014 Guest
How do I start the new teenageR adventure quest



ID #458088
Oct 12th 2014 CMBF
The High School - like ALL of the public buildings - has a designated building site that will ONLY appear once you have reached the correct minimum level AND you have completed the required prerequisite story missions.

You probably do not want to hear this, but what you need to do is keep doing the story missions until the building site is revealed - it will be located on the bottom to the right side of the town, near the other school.
ID #457859
Oct 4th 2014 Guest
I can't find where to build the high school and I'm already on level 32!
ID #454665
Oct 1st 2014 CMBF
I am not sure if you already have one that the game will consider that. The quest requires you to make one so the question is, is the game looking for a cake and that is all, or is it looking for you to MAKE one after flagging the quest?

If it is the latter than the answer is yes, you have to make one.
ID #453779
Sep 30th 2014 Guest
I'm in the middle of the task to talk to a tree. Just wondering do you HAVE to make a birthday cake? (I've already prepared one and I can't afford a another!!)
ID #453426
Sep 30th 2014 CMBF
Sorry this is part of the story campaign and you need to play through it.
ID #453292
Sep 21st 2014 Guest
is there a way i can skip the Get Promoted to Level 2 at Town Hall piece becouse i dont want to wait please help
ID #450255
Sep 1st 2014 CMBF
Like most of the other public building projects, the High School only becomes available when you reach the required level.
ID #443229
Aug 28th 2014 Guest
I'm on level 28 and I've completed the Higher Education quest but I can't find the option to buy the high school, where is it?!?!?!
ID #441691
Aug 25th 2014 Guest
Im really confused I was past the level for Age quest at level 23 and completed everything (not in time but it was completed) im now on level 33 and if I click on an adult sim to have birthday it comes up with you must complete level 23.

I've updated and am on the latest download any help much appreciated!!
ID #440560
Jul 8th 2014 sweetblu04
Please help ive been trying to complete the "Road to fame" for months now and I've been stuck at 83!
ID #414646
Apr 23rd 2014 Guest
After doing this quest do you have to but the higher education to proceed? Or can you wait to buy it

ID #378048
Apr 23rd 2014 Nbbroker99
Have a toddler bribe the ducks and it only takes 5 min!
ID #377878
Apr 23rd 2014 Guest
Have a toddler bribe the ducks and it takes 5 min!
ID #377874
Apr 4th 2014 Guest
Thank you for that helpful infoSmile
ID #371384
Mar 30th 2014 Guest
Where do I find the mgfreeplayer for the teens to play records
ID #369805
Mar 22nd 2014 Guest
Where is osiris? I can't find him
ID #367135
Mar 22nd 2014 Guest
When I Go to the park bench .. I can't find be inconspicuous !! Please help<3
ID #366804
Mar 19th 2014 Angi25
I've sent 3 some to start new at the town hall, all have reached level
5 and still it's not saying I have completed that part. Please help in getting very frustrated that it won't work
ID #365929
Apr 28th 2016 raychealla
Did you ever figure this out? I understand it's 2016 now, but I'm having the same problem lol
ID #649364
Feb 28th 2014 Guest
I did all those things and the high school never opened up help
ID #359518
Jan 22nd 2014 Guest
Im having trouble. I never got the "be inconspicuous", "bride the ducks", or "talk to a tree" options for this quest. Im now on level 30 and can't build the high school. What can I do??? What should I do???
ID #346871
Dec 30th 2013 Guest
To all who can't talk to trees , be inconspicuous etc u should wait until Osiris actually asks u to do it then it will unlock. I had the same problem
ID #336189
Dec 15th 2013 Guest
I can't seem to find the "Be Inconspicious" button when I tap into a park bench in the park. How do I complete this?
ID #329820
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