Asylum Challenge

This challenge has been around since the Sims 2, and I still love the concept! There are 3 different difficulty levels that you can try, depending on the level of chaos you’re interested in. I also love the idea of building the run-down asylum. Although, if you aren’t a builder then you can always check the gallery for an asylum under #AsylumChallenge.

Check out the link below for the full challenge rules.

Link & credit to creator: simswithcheese

For those who do not know the Asylum Challenge, here is the backstory:
“You have been committed to a run-down mental health facility against your will. In order to prove that you are fit to rejoin society and earn your freedom, you must achieve the goals your psychiatrist has set for you – your aspiration. The catch? You need to achieve your goals as quickly as possible, while keeping 7 other patients, who you don’t know and are out of your control, alive and as happy as possible. Add to that budget cutbacks leading to a lack of decent furniture and limited supplies, and your task gets harder.”

For this challenge there will be an easy mode, medium mode and hard mode, just to spice things up a bit.

Setting Up
Create your main sim in CAS. They must be a young adult. You can choose whatever you want for looks, clothing, voice and walk styles. They must have the insane trait and the other two traits can be anything except for custom traits.

You can also choose any aspiration except for the following:

  • Successful Lineage
  • Big Happy Family
  • Super Parent
  • Fabulously Wealthy
  • Mansion Baron
  • City Native

After finishing your main sim, create seven other sims. They all must be young adults and they must all have the insane trait. The other two traits and their aspirations can be whatever you want. (I recommend having a few evil, mean and romantic sims, just to make things interesting). None of the eight sims are allowed to be related.

Next step is to build the asylum on a residential lot in either Willow Creek or Oasis Springs. The size of the lot does not matter. You can build the asylum yourself, download an asylum from the Gallery using the hashtag #AsylumChallenge or modify an existing house in Willow Creek or Oasis Springs. Money cheats are allowed when building or placing your asylum. Depending on your mode of difficulty depends on what objects are allowed in your asylum, but all objects must be the cheapest at the beginning (Cheap counters, cheap beds, cheap couches etc.). You cannot have objects in the asylum which affects sim’s emotions (unless the object was obtained through a career reward) or which prevents fires. When you have finished building the asylum you cannot modify further unless sims get stuck in a certain area or your asylum saves up enough money for a new skill building item or when you can purchase an upgraded item. Pools are allowed but they are classified as a skill building item.

When you have finished creating your asylum, your family funds must be at the required amount for your difficulty. To change the family funds you must first type into the cheat box “testingcheats true” (without quotations), then type into the cheat box “money (amount required). For example, for easy mode you would put “testingcheats true” followed by “money 1000” followed by “testingcheats false”.


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