Welcome to the Heir To Ruins Challenge!
Windenburg was founded by a powerful family, the Von Windenburg, who gave their name to the town. They ruled over it for centuries from their island. Unfortunately, there were fights within the family. Some members left to live their lives elsewhere and when the last Lord Von Windenburg died without children about 200 years ago, the property was abandoned. As decades passed, it slowly fell into ruins.
Now the mayor of Windenburg is passionate about History and sad to see this great landmark of the town fall into decay. He decided to study the Von Windenburg family tree and seek the legitimate heir of the Windenburg Manor.
It turns out that the last living member of the Von Windenberg family is a young person that was abandoned at birth in an orphanage. They just turned 18 and got kicked out. Their life was pretty chaotic so they have no money and no skill whatsoever.The mayor offers a deal : a lifetime without bills but the manor has to be completely renovated.
(The children will have to pay their bills).The goal :
Completely renovate the entire house and garden. Every wallpaper, flooring and objects must be replaced, every hole in the floor fixed, the garden completely cleaned.
Optional : turn the manor into a 5 star Hotel/Restaurant.
The setup :
- Start with a sim fresh out of CAS. They must not have been played with before. You can give them any trait you chose. The aspiration doesn't really matter because you'll be switching constantly.
- Through Manage world, bulldoze the "Von-Windenburg Estate" lot (64x64 lot on the island) and place the Windenburg Manor. Search #HeirToRuins in the gallery or my ID "vnscecile". Then move your sim into the manor using the cheat "freerealestate on". Don't add money to buy the house, it will fulfill steps of some aspirations.
- Bring the money down to 0.
Two useful cheats for this challenge :
- money [amount]
- sims.modify_funds [amount]Rules :
Before you are allowed to clean and fix the estate, or even move in people and have a family, you'll have to fulfill some aspirations :RENAISSANCE SIM :Milestone I: Prudent Student :
You can access the gardenMilestone II: Jack of Some Trades :
You can access the first floorMilestone III: Pantologist :
You can access the second floorMilestone IV: Renaissance Sim :
You can access the whole property, including the roofs. You can fix the roof decorations : §50 to clean one (change the color), §100 extra to buy oneFREELANCE BOTANIST : You can't place outdoor plants or grow plants in the ground because it's poisonous. You have to use gardening pots or planter boxes. Milestone I: Naturewalker :
You can get rid of the overgrown grass and algae (§50 per patch)Milestone II: Garden Variety :
You can get rid of the aloe vera plants and the bonfires (§200 per item)Milestone III: Nature Nurturer :
You can get rid of the dead plants (no reviving them) and the rocks (§1,000 per item)Milestone IV: Freelance Botanist :
Pay §10,000 to purify the ground (use the eraser on the ground). You can now plant anything in it and landscape however you wantPAINTER EXTRAORDINAIRE : When changing a wallpaper or floor, you first need to remove them by painting them with the §0 option and get rid of the money you gained by doing so.Milestone I: Ill at Easel :
You can clean the exterior walls of ivy (§50 each)Milestone II: Fine Artist :
You can change the exterior wallpapers and fix the exterior trims (§100 extra per wall + §200 per square of fixed trim)Milestone III: Brushing with Greatness :
You can change the interior wall paper (§200 extra per wall)Milestone IV: Painter Extraordinaire :
You can change the floors (§200 extra per square) and the roofs if allowed to access them (§1,000 per roof, no matter the size)BODYBUILDER : When you sell objects you have to get rid of the money you get back. Milestone I: Basic Trainer :
You can clean the branches and sticks on the floor (§50 each item)Milestone II: Exercise Demon :
You can get rid of small furniture and build objects (one square footprint, not taller than the waist of an adult sim) : counter, chairs, etc. (§200 per item)Milestone III: Fit to a T :
You can get rid of medium-sized furniture and build objects (up to 2 squares footprints, any height) : bookcases, columns, windows, etc. (§500 per item)Milestone IV: Bodybuilder :
You can get rid of furniture and build objects of any size (§1,000 per item)THE CURATOR : When you sell objects you have to get rid of the money you get back.Milestone I: Out and About :
You can get rid of decorative objects and sculptures (including dirty dishes / glasses, silverware, etc)Milestone II: Gatherer :
You can get rid of paintingsMilestone III: Treasure Hunter :
You can buy decorative objects and sculpturesMilestone IV: The Curator :
You can buy paintingsNERD BRAIN : Milestone II: Erudite :
You can repair small holes in the floor (1 triangle) (§50 per hole)Milestone III: Rocket Scientist :
You can repair medium-sized holes in the ground (2 triangles) (§200 per hole)Milestone IV: Nerd Brain :
You can repair the larger holes in the ground (§1,000 per hole)CHIEF OF MISCHIEF : Milestone II: Artful Trickster :
You can remove a lot traitMilestone III: Professional Prankster :
You can remove a second lot traitMilestone IV: Chief of Mischief :
You can remove the last lot traitMANSION BARON : Milestone II: The Great Landscaper :
You can add a lot traitMilestone III: Home Renovator :
You can add a second lot traitMilestone IV: Mansion Baron :
You can add the last lot traitFRIEND OF THE WORLD : When you move someone in, you have to get rid of their money and furniture. Milestone II: Well Liked :
You can move in a roommateMilestone III: Super Friend :
You can move in a 2nd roommateMilestone IV: Friend of the World :
You can move in a 3rd roommateSOULMATE ASPIRATION : When you move your spouse in, you have to get rid of their money and furniture.Milestone II: Marriage Material :
You can move your spouse inMilestone III: Love Handler :
You can get pregnant / adopt a child. In case of twins or triplets you need to give up the extra child/children through manage worldMilestone IV: Soulmate :
You can have any number of children you choose
I will post the first video of my own let's Play for this challenge very soon.
*edit : here it is!
Please link me if you do any video of this challenge and get back to me for any suggestion!