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The Sims Freeplay- Downtown Map

There currently isn’t much in downtown but I have created this basic birds eye view map for those of you who are having trouble finding a certain building, its all colour coded, with a key below to help.

  • Red= Workplaces
  • Green= Places to do hobbies
  • Purple= Penthouse Apartments

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The Girl Who Games Sims Freeplay Advent Calendar!

Starting tomorrow (1st December) I will be posting a new video everyday until the 25th December to my YouTube:

These videos will be Sims Freeplay tips and tricks and may include information that you don’t already know so make sure you Subscribe and don’t miss out!

Day 1– Inspired Sims

Day 2– Time Limited Hobby Events

Day 3– Deleting a Sim and Sim Count

Day 4– Driving

Day 5– Using Floor Buttons and Automatic Lights

Day 6– Building Costs

Day 7– Social Points

Day 8– Star Ratings

Day 9– Saving to the Cloud

Day 10– Cancelling an Action

Day 11– Babies (includes how do they go to the toilet?)

Day 12– Earning Workplace Resources Quicker

Day 13– VIP Points and Perks

Day 14– Ultimate Makeover

Day 15– Happy Birthday to the Sims Freeplay!

Day 16– Moving Items

Day 17– Lucky Spin

Day 18– Active Tasks

Day 19– Adding New Sims

Day 20– Deleting Houses

Day 21– Starting Quest Goals Early

Day 22– Cleaning Pools

Day 23– Blue Footprints

Day 24– Pausing a Sims Life

Day 25– Cooking Hobby for LPs!!

I hope you’ll be able to check these out ūüôā

Video Playlist here!


The Sims Freeplay- Car Dealership and Driving

The car dealership is the place in the game where you can buy cars so your sims can drive around and collect driving revenue.

Check out my town map post if you are unsure where to find the dealership!

Once it has been built it will look like this:

 Buying a Car

You can then click on it and go through the choices of cars, 3 star cars find you more money and LPs than 1 and 2 star cars

I’m not going to show you a picture of every car as a lot are the same just in different colours.

1 Star Cars

  • Blizzard Pearl Prius- 8900
  • Classic Silver Metallic Prius- 8900
  • Clearwater Blue Metallic Prius- 8900
  • Sea Glass Pearl Prius-8900
  • Winter Gray Metallic Prius- 8900
  • Yellow Sedan- 10,000
  • Red Sedan- 10,000
  • Green Sedan- 10,000
  • Blue Sedan- 10,000

2 Star Cars

  • Vampmobile- 20LPs
  • Sedan with racing stripes- 25LPs
  • Hearse- 25LPs

3 Star Cars

  • Sci Fi Car- 30 LPs
  • Luxury Car- 60LPs


You also unlock the surf van when you complete the surfing hobby! (Thank you Caz for the picture!)

To buy a car click BUY and it will ask you to select a sim, pick someone who doesn’t have a car. Then it will be sitting in the parking space infront of their house!


To use the car click go for a drive:

Then go to the town map, you will see the car driving around if you follow it you will see music symbols in bubbles appear:

Click on those and it will give you money for driving.

A teenager can also learn to drive for 6 hours but an adult is required for this action.

Check out my video on driving around simtown here:

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The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Cooking


Once you complete the Bread Winner Quest your teen, adult and senior sims will be able to complete the cooking hobby by using kitchen equipment such as the stove, toaster and fridge that you can buy from the kitchen section of the home store or you can use the restaurant kitchen once you have completed the Sous Judgemental Quest and built the restaurant (you will need different equipment depending on the dish you are making in the hobby)

To begin select cooking on an oven to open up the list of dishes:

  • Cheese and Tomato on Toast- 1 minute (needs 1 star toaster)
  • Bacon and Eggs- 5 minutes
  • Level 2- Burgers- 20 minutes (cooking level 2 and needs 1 star toaster)
  • Level 2- Pizza- 40 minutes (cooking level 2 and needs 1 star microwave)
  • Level 3- Chili Con Carne- 1 hour (cooking level 3 and needs 2 star microwave)
  • Level 3- Spaghetti- 2 hours (cooking level 3 and needs a 1 star chopping board)
  • Level 4- Quiche- 3 hours (cooking level 4 and needs a 2 star fridge)
  • Level 4- Nachos- 5 hours (cooking level 4 and needs a 1 star chopping board)
  • Level 5- Spicy Tuna Rolls- 8 hours (cooking level 5 and needs a 3 star fridge)
  • Level 5- Chicken Salad- 2 hours (cooking level 5 and needs a 1 star fridge)
  • Level 6- Tacos- 12 hours (cooking level 6 and needs a 1 star chopping board)
  • Level 6- Roast Beef- 1 Day (cooking level 6 and needs a 3 star stove)
  • Complete restaurant to unlock- Lobster Thermidor- 5 hours- costs 3LPs

When each of your sims first start the cooking hobby they won’t be able to make all of the dishes above even if you have the the right equipment in that house as they will need to level up in the hobby too (it will say on the greyed out box for that dish what you need to do before you can make that dish)

TIP: I only make cheese and tomato on toast as the level up percentage increases the same for all dishes so its more beneficial to make the cheese on toast as it only takes 1 minute!

After the time has passed come back and click the food plate bubble above your sims head, they will put the plate down and you will find one of the cooking utensil collectibles. Every time your sims cook their cooking hobby skill level up percentage will increase, once you reach 100% you will level up, there are 6 levels. You need to reach level 6 to be able to unlock all of the cooking utensil collectibles, once unlocked you will be able to find them.

The table below shows the level up percentage:

This may change in future updates

 LEVEL Cheese and Toast- 1 minute
1-2 50%
2-3 25%
3-4 12%
4-5 7%
5-6 3%


The next table shows you for each level what new dishes you can make, the cooking utensil collectibles you unlock (so you can then find those ones too) and also the level up reward that a second and future sims will receive when they level up in this hobby:

1 Water Burner
  • Bacon and Eggs
  • Cheese on Toast
Bronzed Spatula, Silver Spatula and Gold Spatula are unlocked in the hobby collection
2 Hot Mess Maker
  • Burgers
  • Pizza
Bronzed Grater, Silver Grater and Gold Grater are now unlocked in the hobby collection 250XP
3 Ready Meal Maestro
  • Chili Con Carne
  • Spaghetti
Bronzed Chef’s Knife, Silver Chef’s Knife¬†and Gold Chef’s Knife¬†are now unlocked in the hobby collection 500XP
4 Home Cooking Hero
  • Quiche
  • Nachos
Bronzed Whisk, Silver Whisk and Gold Whisk are now unlocked in the hobby collection S750
5 Flavour Savior
  • Spicy Tuna Rolls
  • Chicken Salad
Bronzed Rolling Pin, Silver Rolling Pin and Gold Rolling Pin are now unlocked in the hobby collection 10,000 Town Value
6 Hail to the Chef
  • Tacos
  • Roast Beef
Bronzed Measuring Spoons, Silver Measuring Spoons and Gold Measuring Spoons are now unlocked in the hobby collection.

You can now complete the collection!



NOTE: only the first sim completing this hobby needs to get to level 6 to unlock all the collectibles, future sims will be able to find any collectible even if they are only on level 1 in this hobby but all sims need to level up to be able to cook all of the dishes

You won’t find a new collectible each time, you will get repeats, if this happens just keep going, you will find them eventually! If it is still taking too long you can use the lucky spin on the row where you cannot find the item, this will cost LPs, when you click on the LP button it will clear the row and give you a random collectible on that row so you aren’t guaranteed a new item (you will get back any other collectibles you already had in that row) Need to earn some LPs to use the lucky spin?


The completed cooking collection is shown below, once you complete the collection you need to click ‚Äėstart a new collection‚Äô at the top of the hobby collection screen, this clears the board so you can complete the collection again to earn more rewards (you will only get the option to¬†restart the hobby collection¬†when you have completed the collection):

You will earn XPs when you complete a row in the hobby but to complete the collection you need to find all 18 of the collectibles

The rewards for completing this collection are chopping boards and 5LPs:

  • The first time you complete the collection you unlock chopping boards which can be found in the kitchen section as shown in the picture below:


  • From the second time onwards each time you complete the collection you will earn¬†5LPs


This is my favourite hobby as its really quick to get LPs and money by doing it, you just need several sims in a room with a stove and toaster for each person and then do the 1 minute option over and over and within about an hour or so (depending on how many sims you have) you should be able to find all the utensils as long as you have unlocked all 6 levels! But there will be so many dishes laying around you should have a few sims there to clean them up. How Do I Have So Many LPs explains this in more detail.

Patrick says: “have all ten Sims in the room cooking and cleaning. That second it takes to present the dish can be used by the previous Sim to clean. I know it seems small, but over the course of that hour, ten Sims as opposed to six will yield a lot of money. ” And if you send your level six chefs to do another hobby then, restart them on the cooking hobby to get more money and an LP (as they will start at level one again they will get the rewards for levelling up)

Confused about hobbies? Read my Hobbies Frequently Asked Questions post

Find all hobby posts here
Thanks for reading!



The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Arcade Gamer

This is a post about the arcade gamer hobby! I will tell you a little bit about how to do the hobby and the rewards you can get from it.

Who can be an arcade gamer?


How can you be an arcade gamer?

Firstly you need to have built the arcade on the mysterious island using geeky orbs, once unlocked you can access the machines

Where can you be an arcade gamer?

At the arcade

What are the arcade gamer options?

Stellar Interlopes- 1 hour

Digging Douglas- 2 hours

Pursuit H.Q- 4 hours

Virtual Smiter 5- 6 hours

Spooks n Spectres- 8 hours

Street Puncher 2- 12 hours

What are the arcade gamer levels?

There are 6 levels, these are:

  1. Button Master
  2. Quarter Muncher
  3. High Scorer
  4. Local Hero
  5. Kill Screen Hunter
  6. World Record Holder

What rankings are there to collect?

The pictures below will show you the the rankings you can collect:



This hobby works a bit differently from other ones, each machine gives you 3 different ranks so 1st, 2nd or 3rd each time, the level you are on doesn’t matter.

The first time you complete the hobby you need to find all 3 for one machine before you can go onto the next one, so you need to get 1st, 2nd and 3rd rankings on Stellar Interlopes before you can play Digging Douglas.

Once you have completed it you can then play them in whatever order you like.

What do I win?

The first time you find all the rankings you unlock the all in one arcade gamer machine for your home! (which costs 15,000 and can be found in the electronics section)

The second and further times completed you get 5LPs.

I can’t find one of the pieces, any tips?

The only advice I can really give you is to keep going, that is the only way you can find them- there is no trick to it, its completely random.

Is it worth using the lucky spin?

I would say no, it doesn’t give you one that you need it just gives you one at random so really it is probably just a waste of LPs

How do I start the collection again?

Once you have finished the collection you can click start a new collection on the list to start over.

Confused about hobbies? Read my Hobbies Frequently Asked Questions post

I hope this has helped!

Thanks for reading!