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Achievements? Achievements!

JoxerTM22JoxerTM22 Posts: 5,323 Member
This thread is not ment to be just a list, but also a place to discuss achievements, hints on how to reach each one as fast or as easy as possible.

Some achievements you'll unlock automatically during normal playing, but for some you'll need to "work". There are also hidden achievements you'll see only when you solve them. So if you want to get all achievements done, well... You're at the right place.

Notes:
- The post will be edited on each update that introduces new achievements and on each achievement related bugfix
- Achievements I didn't do yet or didn't see a screenshot someone did them - lack of number of points they add
- Sadly there is no "reward" waiting for you after doing these, they're there simply for fun, and fun they are!
- hints on achievements with ghosts: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/12800144/#Comment_12800144
- Since patch 1.8, there is a way to pass achievements across to a new game: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/13779383/#Comment_13779383

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Achievements in Sims 4 as they appear in the game by categories (hidden ones are italic):

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Careers

Are you Entertained - 50
- Have a Sim reach max level in the Entertainer career.

Flying Colors - 50
- Have a Sim reach max level in the Painter career.

I, Spy - 50
- Have a Sim reach max level in the Secret Agent career.

Knack of All Trades - 100
- Reach max level in every career in The Sims 4.

Startup Upstart - 50
- Have a Sim reach max level in the Tech Guru career.

Stellar Work - 50
- Have a Sim reach max level in the Astronaut career.

Suave Criminal - 50
- Have a Sim reach max level in the Criminal career.

The Pen is Mightier - 50
- Have a Sim reach max level in the Writer career.

Up a Notch - 50
- Have a Sim reach max level in the Culinary Career.

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Player Feats

‘Til Death Do Us Part - 100, hints: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/12751528/#Comment_12751528
- Have a Sim die at their own wedding. (but before exchanging wows!)

Aspirational - 100
- Complete every Aspiration in The Sims 4.

Event Horizon
- Earn a Silver rating on every social event.

Full House - 10
- Play with an eight-Sim household in The Sims 4.

Ghost Family - 100
- Have a family of 8 playable Ghosts. (a household in fact, not an actual family of bros, sistaz, etc)

Ghostly - 25
- Have a Ghost in your household.

Honorary SimGuru
- Play the Sims 4 for 100 hours. (starting from 10/1/2014)

Host with the Most - 100
- Host 50 Bronze or better Social Events across all Sims.

In The Game - 50
- Play The Sims 4 for 24 hours. (starting from 10/1/2014)

Just Getting Started - 25
- Play The Sims 4 for 5 hours. (starting from 10/1/2014)

Knock, Knock… - 50
- Visit 25 different Lots in The Sims 4.

Old Lace - BROKEN, details: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/12722910/#Comment_12722910
- Cause 10 NPC deaths on your home lot in The Sims 4.

The Main Event
- Earn a Gold rating on every social event.

Vengeful Deity - 25, fast strategy: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/12728021/#Comment_12728021
- Kill off 10 of your Sims via unnatural causes.

Whimsical - 50
- Complete 100 Whims across all Sims.

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Relationships

50-Mile-High-Club - 10
- Successfully WooHoo in a Rocketship.

Hello, Darkness, My Old Chum - 25
- Have a Sim befriend the Grim Reaper.

Serial Monogamist - 50, hints: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/12806864/#Comment_12806864
- Perform Marriages in 20 Unique Households.

So… I’ll Call You? - 10, hints: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/12728924/#Comment_12728924
- Have a Sim bladder fail while on a date.

Speed Dating - 25, hints: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/12728924/#Comment_12728924
- Have a Sim "first kiss" three times at a single social event

Super Best Friends - 50, strategy: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/12750888/#Comment_12750888
- Make 20 BFFs with Non-Player Sims.

WooHoo! - BROKEN, details: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/12744650/#Comment_12744650
- WooHoo with 50 Unique Non-Player Sims.

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Sim Feats

All Nighter - 25
- Have a Sim stay awake for 24 straight Sim hours.

Basketcase - 100, hints: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/12728446/#Comment_12728446
- Have a Sim get in and out of all primary emotional states within 24 Sim hours.

Black Widow - 25
- Have a Sim outlive five spouses.

Channel Surfer - 10, hints: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/12722910/#Comment_12722910
- Have a Sim listen to all radio stations and watch all TV channels.

I’ll Get Around to it - 10, hints: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/12728853/#Comment_12728853
- Have 10 broken objects on Sim's lot

Introvert - 25
- Have a Sim do nothing social for 24 Sim hours.

My, You’ve Changed - 25
- Have a Sim become both max thin and fat within a lifetime.

No Excuse - 10, details: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/12809388/#Comment_12809388
- Have a Sim's bladder fail on a lot with 5 or more toilets.

Older & Wiser - 10
- Have a Sim age up.

On a Whim - 25, hints: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/12728924/#Comment_12728924
- Have a Sim complete 10 Whims at a single social event.

Over-Achiever - 100
- Have a Sim complete 5 Aspirations. (5 different achievement groups!)

The Circle of Life - 25
- Play a Sim from birth to natural death.

The Most Interesting Sim in the World - 50
- Have a Sim with 12 or more Traits.

Triple Play
- Have a Sim give birth to triplets.

What Makes a Sim Turn Neutral? - 25
- Have a Sim stay in the Fine emotion for 48 straight Sim hours.

What Would It Be Like - 10
- WooHoo with a ghost. (...for the first time. whoohooing the ghost of a dead lover doesn't count)

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Wealth & Collecting

For the Hoard! - 100
- Complete all collections.

Harvested Interest - 25
- Harvest from 50 wild plants in The Sims 4.

Rosebud - 100
- Gain 1,000,000 Simoleons in a single Household.

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Skills & Crafting

Beyond Repairs - 50
- Have a Sim reach max level in the Handiness skill.

Bow-dacious - 50
- Have a Sim reach max level in the Violin skill.

Cast Away - 50
- Have a Sim reach max level in the Fishing skill.

Code Monk - 50
- Have a Sim reach max level in the Programming skill.

Connoisseurs Rex - 50
- Have a Sim reach max level in the Gourmet Cooking skill.

Elementary - 50
- Have a Sim reach max level in the Logic skill.

Fired Up - 50
- Have a Sim reach max level in the Fitness skill.

Games within Games - 50
- Have a Sim reach max level in the Video Gaming skill.

Green Thumb - 50
- Have a Sim reach max level in the Gardening skill.

I’m the Mix Master - 25
- Mix 100 Drinks.

It’s Not Brain Surgery - 50
- Have a Sim reach max level in the Rocket Science Skill.

Ivory Tower - 50
- Have a Sim reach max level in the Piano skill.

Literal Genius - 50
- Have a Sim reach max level in the Writing skill.

Mael-strum - 50
- Have a Sim reach max level in the Guitar skill.

Mischief Mastered - 50
- Have a Sim reach max level in the Mischief skill.

Problem Child - 25
- Have a Sim reach Level 10 Mischief skill as a teenager.

Refined Palette - 50
- Have a Sim reach max level in the Painting skill.

Smooth Talker - 50
- Have a Sim reach max level in the Charisma skill.

Splice of Life - 25
- Unlock a new plant type through grafting.

Straight for the Jocular - 50
- Have a Sim reach max level in the Comedy skill.

Tender Loving - 50
- Have a Sim reach max level in the Mixology Skill.

Tungsten Chef - 50
- Have a Sim reach max level in the Cooking skill.

View to a Skill - 100
- Reach max level in every skill in The Sims 4.

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Unsorted hidden achievements - requirement known, possibility to complete unknown.

Baby Boom
- Have 400 babies across all your Sims.

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Comments

  • XminajestyXXminajestyX Posts: 216 Member
    So far the only Achievement i've earned is the introvert one. Thanks for putting this list together though! Still working on them.
  • JoxerTM22JoxerTM22 Posts: 5,323 Member
    edited September 2014
    Oookay... First input and it's not an optimistic one.

    Problem Child requires you to reach maximum Mischief as a teenager.

    Doesn't work!
    I got mischief level 10 on a child. No achievement.
    Reloaded the point before getting kid to level 10 mischief, aged the kid to young adult, reached mischief level 10, again no achievement.

    Maybe there is something more needed here?
    Anyone made this achievement or should I report this on EA answers HQ?

    Just so you know I wasted a couple of hours to get no achievement in the end:

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  • DeKayDeKay Posts: 54,031 Member
    Hey, since you have collected all the collectibles, can you tell me how you find the elements? Cuz I only found one and I kinda forgot how I did it. I know my sim dug up some rocks but are those the elements in the capsule (box thing)? Cuz usually I find MySims trophies and it's so annoying. Thanks.
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  • poisonedsodapoppoisonedsodapop Posts: 1,144 Member
    I wish achievements were account wide and not save bound. I like normal achievements rather than ones stuck to a save.
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  • JoenielJoeniel Posts: 727 Member
    I've killed JB with the cowplant. Then the Grim Reaper shows up and we invited him to a party to celebrate JB's death. After a while I've earned an achievement for being friend of the Grim Reaper. YAAAAAAAYYY MEEEE! (*) :D (*)

    Side note:
    I should've earned another achievement for killing that celebrity, just saying. :#
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  • JoxerTM22JoxerTM22 Posts: 5,323 Member
    edited September 2014
    Some more info about Problem Child achievement.
    I've tried also by completing chief of mischief aspiration on young adult - no use.
    Then I've tried by making the same mischief kid from above declaring an enemy on both his mother and father. Again, no achievement. Only angry and very angry emotion. Bah.

    I don't have any more ideas what could devs set as a problem child in this game. A kid that skips doing homework perhaps? That would be cretinous.
    So I'm abandoning that achievement until someone gets it (if it's even possible) and posts the correct requirement.

    @DeKay
    Erm... I'll make a fresh thread about collections as elements are tied to minerals and can't be collected separately.
  • SpradaciSprojSpradaciSproj Posts: 1,272 Member
    Thanks for the list & all the work! :)
  • CinebarCinebar Posts: 31,070 Member
    JoxerTM22 wrote: »
    The only thing left for me to do is that. So I'll try to nail as many as I can.
    There are 64 achievements total and... I didn't reach them all. :(

    As many already know, I went completionist route, got all skills maxed, gathered all collectibles (except gardening which is bugged) and did all careers and aspirations.
    While this was enough for some achievements, some simlpy didn't happen. :(

    The next list is all possible achievements in Sims 4. Those I got automatically by completing different "challenges" in the game are bold and I've added also points you get for them.

    Are you Entertained - 50
    Flying Colors - 50
    I, Spy - 50
    Knack of All Trades - 100
    Startup Upstart - 50
    Stellar Work - 50
    Suave Criminal - 50
    The Pen is Mightier - 50
    Up a Notch - 50

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    Aspirational - 100
    Baby Boom
    Event Horizon
    Full House - 10
    Host with the Most - 100
    Knock, Knock… - 50

    Old Lace
    The Main Event
    ‘Til Death Do Us Part
    Vengeful Deity
    Whimsical - 50
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    50-Mile-High-Club - 10
    Hello, Darkness, My Old Chum
    Serial Monogamist
    So… I’ll Call You?
    Speed Dating
    Super Best Friends
    WooHoo!
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    For the Hoard!
    Harvested Interest - 25
    Rosebud - 100

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    Beyond Repairs - 50
    Bow-dacious - 50
    Cast Away - 50
    Code Monk - 50
    Connoisseurs Rex - 50
    Elementary - 50
    Fired Up - 50
    Games within Games - 50
    Green Thumb - 50
    I’m the Mix Master - 25
    It’s Not Brain Surgery - 50
    Ivory Tower - 50
    Literal Genius - 50
    Mael-strum - 50
    Mischief Mastered - 50

    Problem Child
    Refined Palette - 50
    Smooth Talker - 50
    Splice of Life - 25
    Straight for the Jocular - 50
    Tender Loving - 50
    Tungsten Chef - 50
    View to a Skill - 100

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    All Nighter - 25
    Basketcase
    Channel Surfer
    I’ll Get Around to it
    Introvert - 25
    My, You’ve Changed - 25
    Older and Wiser - 10

    On a Whim
    Over-Achiever - 100
    The Circle of Life
    The Most Interesting Sim in the World - 50
    Triple Play
    What Makes a Sim Turn Neutral? - 25

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    That's total of 2305, as on the pic:

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    So I'm now trying to get as much achievements as I can.
    I will return to this thread for each new achievement or a few I grab and edit the post. New ones I get will be not just bold but also italic so you know it's not an achievement you get automatically from completionist route but you need to do something additionaly to get it. And I'll describe the best/fastest way for it.

    Do we have a deal? :)

    Achievement are what are in games that aren't a sandbox. Because the sandbox can't deliver the sandbox so they throw in fillers to pass the gamer's time.
    "Games Are Not The Place To Tell Stories, Games Are Meant To Let People Tell Their Own Stories"...Will Wright.

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  • junkbarbarianjunkbarbarian Posts: 95 Member
    I have a freaking graveyard behind my house, and no "Old Lace".
  • junkbarbarianjunkbarbarian Posts: 95 Member
    Here is a shot of my Sim screaming in frustration.....
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  • ebuchalaebuchala Posts: 4,942 Member
    Here is a shot of my Sim screaming in frustration.....
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    This makes me hope they put ghosts back in the game soon. Would love to see screenshots of your Sim being haunted by a yard full of angry murder victims. :p
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  • JoxerTM22JoxerTM22 Posts: 5,323 Member
    Here is a shot of my Sim screaming in frustration...

    Okay I'll try to do that achievement next. I know you did the graveyard by being evil (still having your thread bookmarked!), can't be plum to gamble with silly cow plant that kills nothing for days so I'll try with laughter killer if that's even possible. >:)
  • tinahjalmartinahjalmar Posts: 1,555 Member
    The only achievement I have is the one where you don't interact with other sims for 24 sim hours. I don't remember that achievement name. But the picture is of a wolf howling at the moon.
  • TzadTzad Posts: 2 New Member
    I would be very curious if "Channel Surfer" is working for you (or anyone for that reason).
    I've been trying to get that to work without any succes.
  • JoxerTM22JoxerTM22 Posts: 5,323 Member
    Tzad wrote: »
    I would be very curious if "Channel Surfer" is working for you (or anyone for that reason). <br />
    I've been trying to get that to work without any succes.
    I'll try that one too.
    So far no luck with making NPC sim die from a laughter. But I have another strategy, a bit mean it is, still not evil. ;)

    Will be back in an hour.
  • JoxerTM22JoxerTM22 Posts: 5,323 Member
    edited October 2014
    I'm confirming the problem junkbarbarian has - Old Lace achievement is not working.
    10 NPC sims died on my lot and I caused their death, next pic shows their 10 urns.

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    Those NPC sims are (were): Haeju Robles, Osvaldo Padgett, Tristen Guzman, Matt Mead, Bonnie Koenig, Itzel Gilchrist, Kaci Panero, Brandon McDermott, Emilie Yarbrough.
    Some were already old, some I've aged up to elder with birthday cake ("age up sim" option on a cake if you're talking to that sim).
    Beguille, flirt a bit, woohoo in the spaceship twice, in about an hour you cause 10 sims to die and you get no achievement! :angry:
    To repeat myself, more time I play the game, more bugs I find. :very angry:

    Oh but at least I befriended grim reaper so I'm editing the first post. :D

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    Airing networks achievement...
    TV: action, comedy, cooking, fireplace, kids, sports, romance, news, music. Also used channel surf.
    Radio: Appreciate classical, the blues, alternative, oh, it kicked in!

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    I actually used "listen to" on my parties, but never alternative, apparently. :)

    Channel surfer is working all right. Also editing the first post.

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  • tinahjalmartinahjalmar Posts: 1,555 Member
    Channel Suffer is working? :) Good, good. I've been trying to get that for awhile now. I just had a sim die on my lot, but he lived in my Sim's home. Does that one count? I'm just now working on befriending the Grim Reaper. I guess I have to buy a bigger TV and radio for the Channel Suffer. Thanks JoxerTM22! :) You're a big help! :)
  • JoxerTM22JoxerTM22 Posts: 5,323 Member
    edited September 2014
    The radio is this one from the pic.
    The TV I have is Plasmatron 3000 flat (startup branch, tech guru career) so check if your TV has all those channels I've listed above.

    Both TV and "radio" are fully upgraded with instaupgrade (Nerd Brain aspiration reward action).
  • tinahjalmartinahjalmar Posts: 1,555 Member
    I don't have that TV. Or that radio. I don't have the Nerd Brain aspiration reward. Guess I'm going to have to work harder for those.
  • JoxerTM22JoxerTM22 Posts: 5,323 Member
    edited September 2014
    Eh you definetly need an upgrade action for TVs as I do remember getting more channels by upgrading the cheapest TV in the game. When my sims just started and were so poor they barely made weekly bills. :)

    Instaupgrade/instarepair is an awsome reward as stuff in the game breaks like crazy. ;)
  • ebuchalaebuchala Posts: 4,942 Member
    For the Old Lace achievement, where are you getting the info on what you need to do? Also, is it possible the killer needs to be an elder and/or a woman? Since I'm assuming it's from the movie and the killers in the movie were two little old ladies.
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  • JoxerTM22JoxerTM22 Posts: 5,323 Member
    Info is within the game, Old Lace is not hidden achievement:

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    Maybe they forgot to add one more zero to the description? >:)
  • ebuchalaebuchala Posts: 4,942 Member
    Well, if it were working, you could conceivably do Old Lace and Vengeful Deity at the same time.
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  • JoenielJoeniel Posts: 727 Member
    Vengeful Deity and Old Lace can be done together and I know where to do it, Goth's house! >:) Their house is perfect to leave the graves and urns, they won't care about it.
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  • JoxerTM22JoxerTM22 Posts: 5,323 Member
    edited September 2014
    NPC sims are those not of your creation. I've killed maids and sims that pass on the street, none of them were ever a part of my household and all were created by Maxis.
    Vengeful deity wants you to kill your own creations, not Maxis' sims. ;)

    I'll do that one next, it'll be easier as I can control random sims I CAS in my household.
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