How to use the calendar

The Sims 4 has a lot of useful features to offer. As such, it’s easy to overlook some, especially if the player hasn’t played The Sims 4 for a long time. One of the less obvious features is the calendar.

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Although its icon is quite visible, many new players are confused about how to use the calendar and what it is for. Some may also not be aware of all the things it can do. Even though the calendar is not the most important part of the game, from a story perspective, it still adds something special to it and it would be a mistake to ignore it.

6 Find out when it all happens


Sims 4 Calendar

The most obvious feature of the calendar is knowing when everything happens. This includes holidays, festivals, seasons…the list goes on. With the help of the calendar, the player will never be surprised when another season arrives because the calendar marks him in advance.

They will also have plenty of time to prepare for the various holidays and it will be easier for them to organize their Sims’ schedules so that they can attend the festivals that take place throughout the year in the world of The Sims 4.

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5 Use it for challenges


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The calendar can be a very useful tool when dealing with various challenges that the players themselves have created to complete The Sims 4 even more interesting. For example, the 100 Baby Challenge generally states that newborns cannot age before their actual birthday.

And when the Sim has multiple kids in the house to take care of, they usually count down every minute until their babies’ birthdays so they can age them into toddlers, making it easier to take care of. charge of them. The calendar also shows the children’s grades, which again is useful for the 100 Baby Challenge because the children cannot age until they are A students.


4 Define the length of a season


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One of the less realistic aspects of The Sims 4 (other than the existence of vampires, wizards and the like) is how quickly the seasons pass. The standard time, set automatically for each season, is one week, which means that the whole year passes quite quickly in The Sims 4. However, the player has the ability to use the calendar to change the length of seasons.

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Thus, instead of one week, the seasons can last two, three or four weeks. This will give the player more time to try out various activities associated with each season (like ice skating in winter, building snowmen, or gardening in spring and summer).


3 Look for forecasts


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In the real world, people can watch TV or go online to look up forecasts. In The Sims 4, the calendar fulfills this function just as well. By browsing it, the player can see the forecast for the next seven days. It can help them plan various events, such as family vacations.

In addition, it helps to take better care of Sims, because when it is very hot there, for example, Sims have to be careful about how long they stay in the sun. Many Sims are afraid of thunderstorms, which is another reason why it’s good to follow the weather forecast and not send it when the weather is bad.


2 Add new holidays


The Sims 4 Christmas

By far one of the best things the calendar allows players to do is create their own holidays. Every season in The Sims 4 has its own holidays, but in case that isn’t enough, the player can add a brand new holiday to each day, if they wish. Each party can have five special traits, and there are forty-one traits to choose from, ensuring plenty of room for variability and experimentation. It is also possible to delete holidays already created in the game in which the player does not wish to participate.

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However, it is important to remember that only one holiday can occur per day. To create a new holiday, you need to click on the Add holiday icon which is on the side of the calendar. Pick the options that work best for the holidays, and Sims are ready to celebrate!

1 Add events


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Apart from adding holidays, it is also possible to add events to the calendar. Again, this offers a rich variety of things to do. Events include birthday parties, weddings, dance parties, house parties, and others, depending on which expansion pack players are using.

The important thing is to choose the time at which the event will start, and it is also possible to add if it will have objectives to achieve or not. When combined with other features, the calendar ensures that Sims and players will have something to do every day, and they’ll never forget someone’s birthday or a school exam again.

The Sims 4 is currently available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

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