The Sims Freeplay- Road to Fame Quest

LEVEL UNLOCKS: 20 UNLOCKS: teen hobby and sim sign TIME LIMIT: 7 days PRIZE: premium instruments

This quest unlocks the sim sign and teen idol hobby for your teenage sims to complete, most of this quest is completing the hobby. If you complete this quest in the 7 day time limit you will unlock premium 3 star instruments. You can still complete this quest once the time limit is up to unlock the hobby but you won’t get the premium instruments
How long does this quest take to complete?


Times may vary depending on the star rating an item has

NOTE: You need a teenage sim to complete this quest

  • Buy a stack of magazines- these can be found in the living room section of buy mode (you won’t be able to buy anything else until you buy these)

  • Make a teenager read teen celebrity magazine- 4 minutes 33 seconds (click on the stack of magazines and choose the teen celebrity option- only a teen can read this!)

  • Make a teenager watch funny cat videos- 1 hour 40 minutes (on the computer)

  • Send a teenager to the park
  • Create a plan to become famous- 6 hours 10 minutes (using the blackboard in the park on the pier)


  • Buy a keyboard from the home store (in the hobby and career items section)


The next goals have you completing the Teen Idol Hobby, each time you use one of the instruments you unlock in this quest you will write a piece of music, once you find all pieces of music you will have completed the hobby collection.

  • Write music (using the keyboard to find notes- cheapest keyboard takes an hour)

  • Write 3 pieces of music (you have to find a new note to be counted as a piece of music using the keyboard so you need to find 2 more new pieces of music, when you have found all 3 you will unlock the next instrument)


You unlock different instruments with each line of notes you find, the higher star rating the instruments have, the faster your sim will write music

Once you’ve found all the keyboard notes you will unlock the bass guitar which you can buy from the hobby and career items section of buy mode (cheapest takes 2 hours to make music) then when you have found all the bass guitar notes you unlock the drum kit and so on..

  • Write 6 pieces of music (you need to use the bass guitar to find the next 3 pieces)


You can buy a drum kit from the hobby and career items section of buy mode

  • Write 9 pieces of music (you need to use the drum kit to find the next 3)


You can buy an electric guitar from the hobby and career items section of buy mode

  • Write 12 pieces of music (you need to use the electric guitar to find the next 3)


You can buy a microphone from the hobby and career items section of buy mode

  • Write 15 pieces of music (you need to use the microphone to find the last 3)

When you complete the last row you will unlock a magazine photoshoot, this is a resource needed to upgrade the sim sign, keep reading for more information!


This post explains the Teen Idol hobby in more detail

Once you complete this quest you unlock the Sim Sign

You will find the sim town sign near the premium residences by the estate agency- you need to upgrade it to get the chance to earn a bonus in revenue. When you upgrade it to level 3 you unlock the teen idol mansion- the first one is free! To upgrade the sim sign you need to collect the resources, to find these resources you can redo the collection and when you finish a line you get a resource or you can find them randomly when you do an action!

simsignThis post explains the Sim Sign And Teen Mansion in more detail

Time Limited Prize: Premium Instruments

Is the prize worth it? they are 3 star instruments so you can complete a collection quicker without buying the 3 star instruments that cost LP (but there is no difference between premium and 3 star instruments apart from the cost)

Where can I find them? In the hobby and career items section

Cost? Keyboard (S6,000) Bass (S6,500) Drumkit (S6,000) Guitar (S6,200) and Microphone (S5,500)


Watch my step by step video of this quest here[updated version is coming!]:

The next quest Adulthood ages teens to adults!


please read before asking

I have missed this quest! Why can’t I start it yet?
You cannot miss main quests they have to be completed in order. You need to complete all previous quests (list can be found here) and reach level 20 before you can start this quest

Can I complete this quest even though I have passed level 20?
Yes, you just need to complete all previous quests then this quest will start automatically

I can’t place the magazines in my house, why?
You need to put them on a table or counter, you cannot place them on the floor

My sims won’t read the magazine, help!
Do blue footprints appear? Read the answer below

Why do blue footprints appear when I try to use an item?
Blue footprints appear when your sim cannot access an item you want them to use, you need to either rotate the item or move an item that has been placed in front of it so they can use it

Help, all items are greyed out apart from the magazines! What should I do?
Buy the magazines again, this should allow you to access the rest of buy mode

Do I need a teen for this quest?
Yes, in this quest you complete the teen idol hobby for the first time so a teen is required to complete all the goals

Can I have more than one teen doing this at once?
No, only one teen can be the teen idol and complete this hobby at one time

I have done the task write 3 pieces of music but it will not complete, why?
You need to write 3 different pieces, you cannot just do the task 3 times

Why can’t I buy the microphone yet?
You need to find all 3 pieces of music on the keyboard, then all 3 on the bass guitar, then all 3 on the drum kit, then all 3 on the guitar and then you will be able to buy the microphone

I cannot find one of the pieces, what should I do?
Some take longer to get than others to find so just keep going, you will find them eventually!

What do I get if I complete this quest in the time limit?
The premium instruments

What is the difference between the 3 star instruments and the premium instruments?
Apart from cost (3 star instruments cost LPs) there is no difference

What happens if I don’t complete in the time limit, can I still finish this quest?
Yes you have to finish it to unlock the teen idol hobby and sim sign before you can move onto the next quest

I didn’t complete in the time limit, can I restart the quest?
No, you cannot redo quests

Can I still get the prize if I don’t complete in the time limit?
No, the only way to get the limited time prizes is by completing the quest in the time limit

I don’t like this quest! Can I just skip it?
No, you have to complete this quest before you can move onto the next one

How do I build the sim sign?
You need to complete the teen idol hobby several times, each time you complete a row in the hobby you earn a resource to build the sign, this post explains this in more detail

Some times are slightly different on my game, why is this?
Times may vary depending on the star rating of the item you are using, as the higher star rating an item has the quicker you will complete a goal

Some times are really off/ different goals show for me, why is this?
This will be because the quest has been updated recently, I try my best to keep these posts up to date but it is difficult as I cannot redo every quest each time the game is updated. If you notice any changes please let me know so I can update the post

The next quest Adulthood ages teens to adults!

Last updated July 2019


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560 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Road to Fame Quest

  1. Just wondering. I have completed the road to fame quest and the teens to adults. But if I take the teen idol and age her upto an adult will that make it so I need another teen idol when the mansion opens?. Do I need the teen idol for anything else in the game later on?

  2. I’m in the middle of the quest. I have done more than six notes on the piano and the bass guitar. Does it have to be six straight notes using the same instrument or I have to use just the guitar. Because I’ve been stuck on this quest for a day and the piano only takes an hour and the guitar only takes two.

    • you need to find all 3 notes using the keyboard once you have done that stop with the keyboard and move to the bass you then need to find all 3 different notes on the bass, as it is 3 notes for each instrument ,it doesn’t count if you find the same one twice.

  3. Just wanted to say thanks for creating this site. Has to take a lot of time! I use it almost daily and I really appreciate all of your input.

  4. Silly question, I have found all three notes on the keyboard, bass, guitar and drums but the microphone hasn’t appeared in the teen shop. Is there something else I need to do?

      • I love this game…but I am beginning to lose interest. I was completing the teen idol quest as I said before. I was 83 percent complete with 3 days left and needed the electric guitar to continue. But the electric guitar never appeared. I contacted ea and they took a very long time to contact me. In the mean time I tried to complete the quest using lp points which was such a waste because the notes are random. I was also skeptical in using any more lp points because the microphone would probably not appear after buying the notes for the electric guitar. I continued to contact ea which after much messages…they basically did not believe me about what I did. First they told me that I am not updated..which I was..then they told me that I do have the electric guitar in the screen shot which I did not. It’s been a month now and I am still unable to complete the quest.
        This is not fair!

  5. I’m on the teen idol quest. My teen has been practicing on the microphone for over a week now but it won’t unlock anything but the vocal melody. Do I need to buy a more expensive microphone? I didn’t have this problem on any of the other levels.

  6. Do you think I should buy a more expensive set of instruments because I can save up and I don’t like my teen busy all the time. Because I can save my lp for more instruments. Thanks

  7. where do I get the electric guitar from it hasn’t appeared after I have found all the notes off the drum kit. this is starting to annoy me as I have been in the quest for 2 or more weeks. please help!

  8. Hi I have been trying to make my sim write 3 pieces of music for like 3 days now and all I get is the Ballard do you think it is a bug? Or do I need to do more to fix it

  9. Hi! I’m just wonderingly, did you use lp to get your teen idol mansion? If you did, about how much did you use? Thanks! 🙂

      • this is just what I did, but what I found out is that it is much faster to just keep having Your teen idol help swooning fan , take pictures, or sign autographs To another teen sim in order to get the resources to build the sign. it only takes a few seconds at a time and I just kept doing that to collect the resources. I got more resources in half the time it takes to play the instruments. And I didn’t need to use lp to speed up actions or for the random Spin. If playing The instruments is taking. To long here’s a faster way without Having To use as many lp. (:

    • I think the cooking hobby is really easy once you have completed it for the first time
      No I don’t, I don’t get told, I have to wait like everyone else to find out but I think it will probably be some time this week

  10. I’m on the unlock the sign task (teen idol) and he is refusing to play any of the instruments now, what is his problem?

  11. This time, I have a question. I’m just about to get the teen idol mansion. My question is, once I do that, (i will have completed the quest, upgraded my teen sim to level 6 in the teen idol hobby, upgraded the sign to level 3, and recieved the mansion,) will I be able to have more than one teen sim play the instruments now? Or is that always just for the teen idol? I sure hope not, because I would really like to make a band with my four teen sims. :/

  12. Please help why does the link to free LP’s in the active task box keep saying “sorry this offer has expired”? I click on it as soon as I see it? Thanks in advance.

  13. If I age my teen idol to an adult, can they still live in the teen idol house? Can they invite other people/their family to Live with them?

  14. To get the Teen Idol mansion do you have to complete this quest? Or do you just have to upgrade the sign to level 3…?

  15. Hi…I’ve finished the Road to Fame quest and I want to build the Sim Sign and the Teen Mansion. What am I suppose to do to collect all the required notes to get those 3 stuffs to lit the Sim Sign. My teen idol has been doing this hobby for quite sometime now but it’s really hard. Please help me.

  16. thanks for all your posts! they really helped a lot !! but i just wonder do you know any way to complete faster? As when comes to write pieces of music, i kept get the same pieces that already had instead of creating new one.. do you have any idea to solve this?

    • you’re welcome!
      There isn’t really any tricks to completing it faster, alot of hobbies just take a long time, all you can really do is keep going or use LPs to speed things along a bit if you have any to spare!

  17. I didn’t realize we needed to buy a new instrument each round, def wasted four hours on the keyboard instead of the guitar lol

  18. Hi there, I guess I’m a little confused with all the Sign talk, do I need to complete the sign in the 7 day limit? Or is its completion just an extra to get the house and I can do it on my own time? Thanks a ton!

  19. Does the key bored matter?
    I’m thinking of getting the 10LP THE most expensive nod,there’s the 5LP one for the key bored? What should I do?
    I mean I have the cheap one,but is it worth it the 10 lp or 5 lp??

  20. i write many pieces of music but now i can t go next. i am at “12pieces” and i founde every time the same pieceses. what can i do to finish this quest?

  21. Hey, I’m not on the quest yet, but:

    1: How much does it cost in total to upgrade the sim town sign to level 3?
    2: How much time do you think it takes? (To upgrade the sign to level 3)
    3: How much does the Teen Idol mansion cost?
    4: How many teens can live in the teen idol mansion?

    I love your blog❤️❤️ it’s AMAZING❤️❤️

    • 1. It doesn’t cost anything, you have to complete the hobby several times to unlock the pieces you need to build it, but it will cost if you decide to use LPs to speed things up
      2. It takes forever! You only get one of each piece each time you complete the collection and you need several for each level
      3. The first one is free, after that they costs simoleons (price varies depending on how many houses you have already built)
      4. Its like any other house, 4 people can live in it at once, the only way you can have all teens living there is if you move in an adult and have teens be nice to the adult until they have the move in option, then you can move out/delete the adult
      The post is here:

  22. hi. I was your friend through Facebook, but now your names doesnt show up on the party boat thing. so now I cant visit your town. why arent you there anymore? great blog btw

  23. What’s the difference between the premium & the 3 star instruments? Colors only? Or is it any faster than the 3 star?. I just started the quest yesterday & now onto playing the bass guitar for the 6 pc of music. I bought the 3 star music board & bass guitar, thinking that they might speed up things a bit with its shorter (?) length of time to do a task.

  24. Why would we need the premium instruments? I mean, once you finish the quest, what’s the point? If you want to do the collection again you could just use the instruments you have. Not much of a prize if you have to buy them. Seems like a waste of simoleons. Weren’t they free before? I had the game last year but deleted it after the death thing. I’m pretty sure they were free when I did the idol thing then.

    • You need to complete the collection several more times to complete the sim sign, the premium instruments would complete the option quicker so you would hopefully complete the sim sign quicker without buying instruments that cost LPs.

  25. Hi! I was wondering…can you still get the teen idol mansion if your teen becomes an adult? I haven’t found all the resources for the teen idol sign, and my teen idol sim is already on the natural aging process. Thanks!

  26. Would you know what the instruments available during this quest would cost? I know 3 star ones cost LPs, but is it really a lot more worth it to buy one- star during the quest and then the prize ones for simoleons?
    I’ve wanted to spend time completing hobbies and things before I reach the the Life Dreams quest, so I’ve been moving through the Higher Education really slowly since it’s the last untimed one. It’s getting boring to not work on main quests, though, so I’m thinking of treating Road to Fame as one without a time limit when I get there, if the prize isn’t that important?

    • It tells you in the post how much the prize ones cost: keyboard-6,000, bass-6,500, drumkit-6,000, guitar-6,200 and microphone-5,500
      did you want to know how much 1 star and 2 star ones cost too? 1 star: all 650 each and 2 star: all 5LPs each
      The only reason really to complete this one in time is so you can complete the actions quicker with the 3 star simoleon instruments, if you complete the actions quicker you should be able to complete the sim sign quicker but it still takes a very long time so I just used LPs to finish my sim sign

  27. I am working on teen idol quest my teen played the keyboard and found the first note but when I try to get her to play it again all she does is admire it. I need help because I can’t move forward with the quest.

  28. Hi! I have a question about my infant! So I’m level 15 and my infant crawls around on the floor, plays with the dog, can be carried around, etc. but I can’t make the birthday cake! Its greyed out. I know I have to complete quest for toddlers but I don’t know where to find the quest!! Please help!!

  29. I am doing both the Afulthood quest and the teen idol one at the same time. I have unlock the sim sign for the first time, can anyone work on getting the generated action items when they do anything such as gardening?or do they need to be a teen? Kind of like collecting the items for upgrading the statues.

    I know only teens can use the instruments. Oh, I finished the basement quest on time, so after I built my basement for one of the houses I got the free one! I couldn’t pass that one up since houses are expensive..which is why I haven’t built any new houses. Keep up the good work with your blog, it must be a lot of work, plus keeping up with all the comments and Twitter.

    • Yes anyone in your simtown can find the materials to build the sim sign by completing any action (the same way you find the monument resources) but only teens can find them by completing the teen idol hobby
      Thanks, I have received a lot of comments and emails about this latest update so I am busy trying to catch up with them all so I apologise if I take a while to reply to any of your questions.

  30. Hey, I’m not doing this quest yet , I’m still on the preteen quest , even tough I’m level 27 lol, cos I take some time to build the places needed , but anyway , me n my sis love the teen idol mansion , but can we still get it when the 7 day time limit is up….? Or what..? Or do we need to do it in 7 days to get the teen idol mansion ? Cos I realllllyyyy want it 😦 / 🙂 .

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