The Sims 4 Ghosts explained, from why you want to turn into a ghost, how to become a ghost, and back again

Everything you need to know about dabbling in the afterlife.

If you're looking for something that goes bump in the night (and we don't mean in the WooHoo variety, then you'll probably want to know more about The Sims 4 Ghosts .

Ghosts are supernatural characters that are a staple of The Sims franchise, and they reappear in The Sims 4 base game.

Ghosts are non-playable characters by default, but can be made playable with the right know-how. This page covers how to make ghosts playable in The Sims 4 , as well as detailing the powers, abilities, and unique behaviours of this occult creature type.

Death is its own (mis)adventure in The Sims 4: with all add-ons installed, there are over twenty different ways for your Sims to meet their maker. This page isn't about turning a living Sim into a dead one - instead, it primarily covers turning an already deceased Sim into a fully playable ghost.

On this page:

What are ghosts in The Sims 4 and why would you want to become one?

How do you become a playable ghost in the sims 4, how to turn your ghost back into a regular sim.

  • What other ghost types are there?

Looking for more The Sims 4 help? Our The Sims 4 cheats page can help fast track you to various aspects of the game.

Technically speaking, Sims in The Sims 4 don't have to die: even the inevitable death from old age can be staved off almost indefinitely using satisfaction rewards, or even averted forever by turning the game's auto-ageing mechanic off in the Game Options panel.

In normal gameplay, your Sim's loved ones can even bargain with the Grim Reaper as he comes to collect, which has a chance of successfully convincing him to spare them... at least this time. But, you do of course have the option to just let them go.

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A Sim who dies while you're actively playing their household leaves a grave marker (a gravestone if placed outdoors, or an urn if placed indoors) at the site of their death. This can be moved to a more convenient location in Build Mode, and it serves as a reminder of their life and legacy. Quite a vivid reminder, actually, since sooner or later a ghost of said Sim will emerge: looking much as they did in life, except more... translucent.

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Initially, ghosts will be non-playable characters (NPCs), regardless of their prior playability. These ghosts spawn from their grave marker and will tend to stay nearby to it until you interact with them.

How to meet ghosts in The Sims 4

Unfortunately, NPC ghosts very much work to their own schedule, and there's not much you can do to make one appear except wait. However, you can use the 'Strengthen Connection' interaction with the grave marker to ensure that their spirit doesn't fade from the world in the meantime.

(Translation: because The Sims 4 can only handle a limited number of characters in a single save, NPC ghosts you don't interact with will eventually be deleted to prevent game-breaking overpopulation. Strengthening the connection tells the game not to do this.)

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Additional note: With the Realm of Magic game pack installed, a spellcaster who has reached the rank of Acolyte of Untamed Magic can learn the Necrocall spell to instantly summon ghosts.

After they've materialised, the ghost will hang around the place doing ghost stuff (more on that shortly), and your playable characters can interact with them like any other Sim (including the ability to WooHoo )... although they might need a moment or two for the shock to wear off.

Also, it should also be added NPC ghosts can't be contacted by phone, even if they appear in your relationships panel. Thanks to the weirdness of The Sims 4, however, they might call you and ask you out for a night on the town. Accepting the invitation allows you to build your relationship with the ghost without needing to wait for them to spawn near their grave.

Why would you want to make a ghost playable?

For many players, the idea that ghosts are cool will be reason enough to want to make a few of them playable. They are, after all, the original supernatural creature type of The Sims franchise, and a staple of many occultish households you might want to create.

The main practical benefit of the ghost mechanic is that it allows you to keep a character around after they die. It's useful if you had more you wanted them to achieve in terms of their aspirations, skills, careers, and relationships (a.k.a. a classic case of unfinished business); or if you were just particularly fond of that character. Having a deceased Sim's ghost stick around is also a necessary first step towards resurrecting them, if that's your eventual aim.

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Unlike most occult creature types in The Sims 4, there's no major gameplay differences between a living Sim and a ghostly one: once they move in, a ghost Sim will spend the majority of their time behaving just like they did before they died.

Despite the obvious cosmetic differences, they will still have to eat, sleep, use the bathroom, and generally attend to all the other needs they had in life. Of course, since they can't get any deader, starving won't kill them, and you can feel free to trap them in a burning room or send them swimming until their energy runs out with no further fatal results.

However, catastrophic need failures will still make ghosts very uncomfortable, and eventually you will have to attend to the depleted need before the Sim will be able to engage in any other activities.

In addition, adding a ghost to the household allows you to take control of their hauntings. While NPC ghosts may occasionally engage in destructive or antisocial behaviours based on their cause of death (e.g. a ghost who burned to death starting fires, or one who died from extreme negative emotion causing the same moodlet in nearby Sims), playable ghosts will no longer do this autonomously.

Finally, if you're an achievement hunter, you'll need playable ghosts to unlock two secret ones: 'Ghostly' (have a ghost in your household) and 'Ghost Family' (have a family of 8 playable ghosts).

What can you make a ghost do?

Being a playable ghost in The Sims 4 also comes with a modest set of special animations, object interactions, and social options.

Ghosts are semi-invisible and fade out somewhere around the calf region, which might explain their use of a unique floating walk animation. (Although it does make it very difficult to try on shoes.)

If you've ever been annoyed that your Sim takes ages to pathfind, you'll be pleased to learn that this isn't a problem once they're a ghost: they can take the most direct route to wherever it is they're going, and if there are pesky obstacles like tables and walls in the way, they'll just float straight through them. They can even pass through living Sims, though they won't do this autonomously, but as a social interaction under the 'Mischief' category.

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Other unique social interactions between ghosts and their living friends allow an open and honest dialogue about death and what comes after, as well as giving the ghost the opportunity to deliver a few scares (mostly it's in good fun, though). If you have the Seasons expansion installed, interacting with a ghost fulfills the 'Spooky Spirit' holiday tradition; and with the Spooky stuff pack, ghosts can wear carved pumpkins on their head for a quick boost to their mood.

Finally, ghosts have the ability to 'Possess' certain objects, such as kitchen counters, refrigerators, and televisions. (For meta levels of spookiness, they can even possess their own urn or gravestone.) This causes the ghost to disappear into the object, which will then float around for a few moments while they have their fun. The downside to this is that it can cause some alarm to any living Sims who witness it; but on the plus side, the 'Ghostly Repair' interaction allows ghost Sims to fix certain broken household items as they possess them.

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There are multiple ways to become a ghost in The Sims 4:

Method 1: Making friends and influencing dead people

The only official method for getting a playable ghost in The Sims 4 is to befriend a ghost NPC and add them to your household.

This works in largely the same way as getting a living roommate, except that the randomness of ghosts spawning and the inability to contact them via the telephone adds an extra level of difficulty.

Ghosts of formerly playable Sims retain the relationship values with others they had at the time of their death, with relationship decay occurring at the game's fairly forgiving daily rate if you don't interact. Familial and friendly relationships will see no change in status.

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However, formal romantic bonds - boy/girlfriend, fiancé(e), spouse - will be dissolved (since it would hardly be fair to force the surviving partner to break up with a dead person in order to move on); but romantic relationship value will remain, making it the work of moments to ask one another out again.

Once your active Sim has made contact with the ghost you want to make playable, enough time and positive social interactions will allow you to use the 'Invite to Household' interaction, which can be found under the 'Friendly' category.

The interaction might take a little while to appear, even if your Sim and the ghost have a good pre-existing relationship; don't worry too much if the ghost de-spawns a couple of times and you have to wait for them to reappear again before it becomes available.

Generally speaking, it helps to have the characters be at least Good Friends (which unlocks when the friendly relationship bar is around 60% full); for them both to be in a positive overall emotional state; and for the current conversation between them to also have a positive mood attached to it.

Upon the ghost Sim accepting the invitation, they'll immediately become a fully playable member of your active household.

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Method 2: Downloading a ghost from the Gallery

Unlike most other occult creature types in The Sims 4, you can't create ghosts in Create-A-Sim. Ghosts were introduced as a bonus rather than a big new feature, and so if you want a playable one you're meant to wait for a Sim to die (or help them along in that direction, you murderer) and then have another Sim invite them to move back in, as detailed in Method 1.

However: The Sims community is a generous, collaborative, creative space, and even if the devs didn't want you making ghosts in CAS, you'd better believe that your fellow players almost immediately came up with a work-around.

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Opening CAS and selecting on the 'Gallery' icon from the panel in the upper right hand corner (the one that looks like a stack of polaroid photos) gives you access to player-created content that can be downloaded and added to your game.

Searching the Gallery with terms including the word 'ghost' (e.g. 'ghost family', 'female ghost', etc.) gives you access to literally thousands of playable ghost characters who can then be edited in CAS - because, once playable, a ghost is fully editable.

Some helpful souls have even created 'ghost templates' or 'ghost bases': generic looking starter characters who can quickly be modified into the ghost Sim you want to play with.

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'Merge' or 'Replace' your current CAS Sim with the ghost household from the Gallery, and it becomes an ordinary CAS experience (with an added spectral touch: seriously, have fun trying to pick good shoes for a Sim with no visible feet).

Edit the ghost Sim to your heart's content, save the household when you're done, and voilà! Your playable ghost is ready to move in.

This method has the benefit of being completely cheat-free, massively reducing the risk of corrupting your save.

The only minor drawback is that your ghost won't come with a grave marker, meaning that some interactions tied to that object (e.g. mourning and returning to the Netherworld) are unavailable for that character.

Method 3: Using cheats

There are two main types of cheat to add a playable ghost to your household. As always, begin by saving your game, opening the cheats console, and entering 'testingcheats on'. Then, depending on which result you want, enter one of the following cheats:

  • Adding an NPC ghost to the household: If you want to quickly add an existing NPC ghost to your Sim's household, Shift+Click on the ghost and select the 'Add to Family' option from the pop-up debug menu. This works just like the 'Invite to Household' social interaction in that it immediately makes the character playable in your household, but it carries no potential for rejection.
  • Making a living Sim into a ghost: If you want a playable Sim to become a playable ghost without delay, this is the only way to achieve it. With your chosen ghost-to-be as the active character, enter 'traits.equip_trait {cause of death}'. Any cause of death from the base game or add-ons can be equipped this way: for example, 'traits.equip_trait hunger' will instantly turn your Sim into a ghost who died of starvation, without the unpleasantness of actually watching them starve to death. They will not acquire a grave marker, and their loved ones will not get any Sad moodlets relating to their death; nor will they lose their jobs or romantic relationships.

Method 4: Die

Look, it may not be as fancy as you'd like it to be, but we're 100% sure that the best way to become a Ghost Sim or get a Ghost Sim into your house is to just straight up die.

Once your Sim has died, use another Sim to pick up your gravestone and take it back home. Once that's done, put the headstone down and choose to Strengthen Connection to the Physical World. Then wait. Eventually the dead Sim will show up (usually at night) and you can interact with them. Once you have a friendly relationship with the Ghost Sim (or if you did before they died) you can invite them to your Household again and then, voila! Ghost Sim time.

How you choose to die is up to you, but we recommend going through with this method with another Sim in your household otherwise you'll risk dying and your gravestone being lost to the ages before a Sim can pick it up and put it in their inventory.

As fun as it can be to have a ghost in your Sims' household, there are some good reasons for wanting to restore your dead Sims to life. Neither family members nor the deceased themselves are ever quite able to get over the loss: living loved ones still become sad when interacting with the ghost's grave marker, and the deceased themselves have the unique option to mourn for their own lost life.

Also, ghosts can get kind of distracting after a while: even putting aside their tendency to idly possess household appliances, it can just look a bit weird to have a ghost residing alongside their living family, all of whom are still presumably growing and ageing. Ultimately, you (maybe) wanted that Sim to live a good, long, happy life, right?

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Bringing a ghost Sim back from the dead is no easy task: it can be done, but it usually takes a special show of dedication.

There are two methods of restoring a ghost to life in the base game, and two more have been introduced in add-on content:

Ambrosia: Ambrosia is a food that can be prepared and fed to a ghost Sim in order to resurrect them. However, it can only be prepared by a Sim who has achieved Level 10 in both the Cooking and Gourmet Cooking skills; and requires some extremely rare ingredients: a Death Flower, an Angelfish, and a Potion of Youth.

The Book of Life: A Sim who has the Poetic reward trait (granted for completing the Bestselling Author aspiration) can take preemptive measures to protect their loved ones from a ghostly purgatory.

Poetic Sims have the ability to write The Book of Life on a computer; once written, the book can be bound to another living Sim using the 'Capture Epic Saga' interaction. From then on, if the target Sim dies and becomes a playable ghost, they can use the book to restore themselves to life. (Note: The Book of Life cannot be bound to Sims who are already ghosts, or to its own author.)

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Wishing Well: A ghost can interact with the wishing well object and choose to wish for 'Life'. If they succeed, they will either be restored straight away; given a serving of ambrosia; or given the ingredients to craft ambrosia, which will require the same skill levels set out above. (Requires The Sims 4: Romantic Garden stuff pack.)

Dedeathify: A spellcaster who has achieved the rank of Master of Untamed Magic can use the Dedeathify spell on a ghost to bring them back to life. (Requires The Sims 4: Realm of Magic game pack.)

Resurrection cheats: If the officially sanctioned in-game methods are beyond your Sims' reach - or if you want instant results - you can bring a playable ghost back to life using cheats instead.

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After opening the cheats console and turning testingcheats on, enter 'traits.remove_trait {cause of death}' to instantly return your Sim to the land of the living.

For example, if some cruel person lured a Sim into a swimming pool and then blocked all the exits until they drowned, entering 'traits.remove_trait drown' on the active ghost of said Sim would immediately undo that terrible fate.

If you don't know or can't remember a Sim's cause of death, don't worry: you can view their death trait in their Simology panel. And as always, be sure to save your game beforehand.

What other ghost types are there in The Sims 4?

Ghosts don't have to be just Sims, you know - there are other hybrids out there...

Ghosts and other occult creatures

Ordinarily, The Sims 4 doesn't allow for hybrid creature types. If, for example, your Sim's mother was a mermaid and her father was an alien, she'll be born with just one set of powers or the other.

Likewise, if your Sim is a vampire who dreams of becoming a spellcaster, they'll have to relinquish their status as one of the children of the night before they get issued with their magic wand. It would be really cool to have both at once, but we don't make the rules.

Ghosts are a slightly different matter. Death isn't quite inevitable in the world of The Sims 4, but it's hard for anyone to avoid the Grim Reaper forever, and even the notional immortality of vampirism doesn't protect your Sim from certain forms of accidental death.

Under those circumstances, it would be a bit unfair for you to lose that Sim permanently just because they were an occult creature in (un)life.

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Aliens, vampires, mermaids , and spellcasters retain their powers after they die, in addition to acquiring ghost powers - the one exception to the rule that disallows hybrid creature types in The Sims 4.

Furthermore, Sims who were not occult creatures before they died can still travel to the Realm of Magic and complete the quest to become spellcasters; however, they cannot consume kelp to become mermaids or ask vampires to turn them.

(Luckily, if you simply must have it, the usual cheats can be used to turn any ghost into a compatible hybrid occult type. You can even turn them into an alien, something which is not even achievable in-game through normal means.)

If you have the Discover University expansion installed, your playable Servos will suffer a much sadder fate. Apparently the makers of The Sims 4 don't believe that even the most Turing-test approved robots can have souls, because once your Servo dies, they're gone forever.

They'll leave behind a grave marker for you to remember them by like any other Sim, but there's also a pile of scrap metal next to it: the latter is all that remains of your departed robot buddy.

Ghostly pets

If you have the Cats and Dogs expansion installed, your beloved fur babies will sadly be subject to the inevitabilities of life and death. Fortunately, as with any other living Sim in a household, cats and dogs who have a grave marker on the lot can reappear as ghosts and be added back to your family.

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Like their humanoid counterparts, you can contact your deceased pets by waiting for them to spawn near their grave marker. Once they're there, having them rejoin the family works just the same: do friendly interactions with them until you're at least Good Friends, and eventually you will be given the option to add them to the household.

Ghost pets can be resurrected by feeding them Ambrosia as a treat. If you don't have the requisite skills and ingredients, you can even buy a pet treat version of Ambrosia at the vet clinic, provided you have two-and-a-half grand to spare.

(And in case you were wondering - no, you can't exploit this system and feed the Ambrosia treat to an ordinary ghost Sim. Even a second chance at life isn't worth the indignity of eating a dog biscuit, it seems.)

However, unlike mishap-prone bipeds, cats and dogs can only die of old age.

Therefore, giving them Ambrosia will grant them just two or three days' extra life before they die once again, and restart the cycle as an NPC ghost. So if you want to hold on to them long-term, it's perhaps better to keep them around in ghostly form.

Other unique ghost types

If you haven't played around all that much as a Ghost in The Sims 4, you might not actually know that depending on how your Sim has died, they'll get their very own unique trait. This trait can be seen by other Sims when either interacting with the Ghost or watching the Ghost interact with other objects.

The different Sims 4 Ghost types and traits are:

  • Death by Hunger - This Ghost Sim will occasionally clutch their belly in hunger. That hunger has stayed with them, even in death.
  • Death by Fire - This Ghost Sim has a flame that flickers inside of them and can start fires whenever they want, and even when they don't want to if they are angry.
  • Death by Old Age - This Ghost Sim has done everything they need to do in life, and as such they don't have a specific Ghost trait.
  • Death by Drowning - This Ghost Sim has drowned in a body of water and is now deathly afraid of water. They also leave puddles of water wherever they go.
  • Death by Electrocution - This Ghost Sim has lightning inside of them, and can shock other Sims and destroy electronics if they want to.
  • Death by Anger - This Ghost Sim has some seriously bad vibes, and will negate all of the moods of the Sims living in your Household.
  • Death by Laughter - This Ghost Sim has a case of the giggles, so much so that it followed them to the afterlife. Sims near this Ghost will get a Playful moodlet.
  • Death by Embarrassment - This Ghost Sim proved that dying of embarrassment is real. Nearby Sims will get an Embarrassed moodlet.
  • Death by Overexertion - This Ghost Sim exhausted themselves to death, thankfully they can take it easy in the afterlife.
  • Death by Cowplant - This Ghost Sim got a little too close to a Cowplant. They can affect nature by helping make plants grow, or cause them to whither and die.
  • Death by Steam - This Ghost Sim spent a little too long in the sauna. They will permanently stay dehydrated, even in the afterlife.
  • Death by Pufferfish - This Ghost Sim ate a low-quality pufferfish and paid the ultimate price.
  • Death by Sunlight - This Ghost Sim didn't pay attention to the vampire manual and perished in the sunlight. They permanently have a Sun inside them. (Vampires Only)
  • Death by Spellcaster Overload - This Ghost Sim kept on playing with magic and it led to their explosive death. At least you sparkle in the afterlife. (Spellcasters Only)
  • Death by Poison - This Ghost Sim got bit by something nasty while exploring the jungle and perished for it. They permanently have a green ooze that follows them. (The Sims 4 Jungle Adventure only)
  • Death by Rabid Rodent Fever - This Ghost Sim got bit by a dirty rodent and now has a rat face for a head. Sims who see them will panic and run away in fear of catching something... ghastly. (The Sims 4 My First Pet Only)
  • Death by Overheating - This Ghost Sim didn't pay attention to the heat and suffered for it.
  • Death by Freezing - This Ghost Sim didn't pay attention to the cold and suffered for it. At least they got to turn blue before travelling to the afterlife.
  • Death by Lightning - This Ghost Sim has the worst luck ever and got struck by lightning!
  • Death by Flower Scent - This Ghost Sim sniffed the wrong flower and have been sent to the afterlife. (The Sims 4 Seasons only)
  • Death by Mother Plant - This Ghost Sim got too close to The Mother Plant and paid for it. All they've got to show for it is weird spores that follow them around. (The Sims 4 Seasons only)
  • Death by Murphy Bed - This Ghost Sim got beat to death by a vengeful Murphy Bed. They'll not feel too safe around them, despite already being dead. (The Sims 4 Tiny House only)
  • Death by Flies - This Ghost Sim didn't clean up after themselves and got eaten by flies to make up for it. Gnarly.
  • Death by Falling from a Great Height - This Ghost Sim went rock-climbing but didn't have the strength to continue, falling to their death. (The Sims 4 Snowy Escape only)
  • Death by Vending Machine - This Ghost Sim didn't learn about patience, and ended up getting crushed by a vending machine because of it.
  • Death by Stink Capsule - This Ghost Sim tried to be funny, but ended up getting the stinky side of the prank themself. A foul smell follows them everywhere. (The Sims 4 High School Years only)
  • Death by Urban Legend - This Ghost Sim said 'Bloody Mary' too many times in the mirror and paid the ultimate price for it. (The Sims 4 High School Years only)
  • Death by Killer Chicken/Rabbit - This Ghost Sim was mean to an animal, and now they've got their just desserts. (The Sims 4 Cottage Living only)

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The Sims 4 Ghost Guide: Get Your Spooks Up!

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Did you know there is a ghost occult life state in the Sims 4 base game? Ghosts have been a part of the Sims franchise since the first installment of the series way back in 2000 but they’ve gone through a lot of developments since then.

Sadly, ghosts seem to be a step backward from their Sims 3 predecessors but that doesn’t mean ghosts in The Sims 4 don’t have some gameplay of their own.

Here’s everything you need to know about playing as a ghost in The Sims 4!

Can you play as a ghost in the Sims 4?

Ghost Swimming

Of course, the most obvious way to become a ghost in the Sims 4 is to kill a Sim through any in-game means but this requires some effort, at least if you want to be able to play as a ghost. First, you’ll have to make sure there are at least two teen or older Sims in the household before you kill off one of your Sims. If you kill the only Sim in a single Sim household, you’ll get a game over and have to go back to the world select screen to play as another family. If you kill a Sim with only children or younger Sims left in the house, social services will remove them and you’ll still get a game over screen. You could have your new family purchase the lot with the tombstone on it but it’s easier to not have to do all that in the first place.

When a Sim dies, they become a ghost but they leave your household and turn into an NPC ghost that periodically visits whatever lot their tombstone is on. In order to make the ghost playable, you’ll need to wait for the ghost to spawn. Keep an eye on their tombstone at around midnight each night. They won’t appear every night but they will usually show up once every couple of nights.

Ghost interaction in the Sims 4

Once the ghost is on the lot, your Sim will have to befriend them. Asking a ghost to move in requires a maxed out friendship bar. The option to ask them to join the household won’t appear under the Friendly socials until you have a full friendship bar. If you’re impatient and don’t want to bother building up a relationship with a Sims 4 ghost, you can always use the cheat testingcheats true and then Shift+Click the tombstone to immediately add the ghost to your household.

Ghosts in The Sims 4

Or, if you really just want to jump in the game and play with a ghost immediately, you can always grab a ghost off the Gallery.

Ghost Characteristics

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Ghosts change colour according to what their current emotional state is. You can always tell how a ghost is feeling just by looking at them. Their colour will correspond with the different emotion colours:

  • Grey – Fine/Bored
  • Happy – Green
  • Blue – Confident
  • Navy Blue – Sad
  • Turquoise – Inspired
  • Red – Angry
  • Yellow – Embarrassed
  • Purple – Focused
  • Magenta – Playful
  • Uncomfortable – Orange
  • Tense – Light Orange
  • Dark Purple – Scared

The Sims 4 Ghosts will have different special effects depending on the manner in which they died. They may also display unique autonomous behaviours depending on how they died. Ghosts who died particularly gruesome deaths are generally a nuisance to everyone around them. Not every type of ghost will display special effects or behaviours but there are a lot of them that do:

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  • Fire – Flame effect flicker on their ghost, will start random fires throughout the house and can be directed to start fires themselves if you’re playing as them.
  • Drowning – Dripping water effect on their ghost. Will leave puddles of water behind everywhere.
  • Electrocution – Crackling electricity effect. Will break objects around the house constantly and has the ability to shock Sims
  • Anger – Rippling effect. Prone to random outbursts of rage, making all nearby Sims angry, too.
  • Cowplant – Will try to kill the plants in your garden by causing them to decay in health.
  • Starvation – Frequently raids the fridge for stuff to eat. They will eat everything in your fridge so if you have a ghost who died by starvation and your fridge is mysteriously empty… you know why.
  • Old Age/Overexertion – These ghosts are by far the nicest ghosts to have occupying your lot. They just sleep a lot so the worst they’ll do is hog your bed.
  • Flies – Will frequently bat at the flies buzzing around them.
  • Murphy Bed – Terrified of Murphy Beds and will frequently lecture other Sims on the dangers of them. Can also possess Sims to rob them of their energy.
  • Rabid Rodent Fever – This is one of the funniest ghosts. They literally come back as a giant rodent frothing at the mouth.
  • Mother Plant – These ghosts have purple spores floating around them and their needs never decay.
  • Freezing – These ghosts have a cloud of condensation following them around, like a Sim exhaling in cold weather. They also shiver and rub their arms frequently. They can also cool down a Sim who is too hot.
  • Overheating – Frequently act like they’re too hot, fanning themselves and wiping their brow. They can also warm up a Sim who is too cold.
  • Pufferfish Poisoning – They have a pufferfish swimming around inside their chest.
  • Spellcaster Overload – Have rays of light and sparkles around them and can be dueled by other Sims.
  • Killer Chicken – Have an evil chicken head with glowing eyes floating around inside their chest.
  • Vending Machine – These ghosts have a spinning pop can inside their torso that sprays pop everywhere.
  • Poison – These ghosts have a green stink cloud following them around.
  • Sauna – Will absorb puddles on the ground. Useful if you also have a Death by Drowning ghost trying to flood your house.
  • Laughter – These ghosts are just Playful often and will make nearby Sims Playful, too.
  • Embarrassment – These ghosts frequently recount the embarrassing nature of their death and become embarrassed all over again. For eternity. How relatable.
  • Sunlight – These ghosts have a sunburst inside their chest.
  • Beetles – These ghosts will never get scared in a Haunted House.

Wondering how to get all these deaths? Check out our ultimate guide!

Understandably, ghosts never age in The Sims 4 and cannot die again while they are still a ghost. In fact, they are frozen at the point of their death in every respect… meaning they cannot reproduce. That’s right, Simmers. Unfortunately, no cute ghost babies like The Sims 3. We’re disappointed about it, too. The only way to have a ghost have a baby is to turn a pregnant Sim into a ghost (via cheats since pregnant Sims cannot die) but your ghost Sim will still give birth to a very much alive, non-ghost baby.

Guide to Ghosts in The Sims 4

Even though they don’t age, ghosts do have a lifespan of sorts. They only have so much time on earth before their spirit fades away to the netherworld. This is usually around 100 Sim days or so, typically a full generation when playing on a normal lifespan. You’ll receive a notification when a ghost is going to return to the netherworld soon.

If a ghost is visiting you at night to cause trouble and you’re tired of it, you can click on their tombstone to release their spirit to the netherworld. This will delete the ghost from existence and your Sims will never be bothered by them again. On the flip side, if you’ve grown attached to your nightly ghost visitor and don’t want their spirit to fade over time, you can click their tombstone and strengthen their connection to the physical world.

Playing as a Ghost in the Sims 4

The Sims 4 Ghost

The Sims 4 kind of treats ghosts the same as regular Sims, which is a bit… unfortunate. This means that your playable ghosts still need to take care of their motives and they will keep inviting their living friends and relatives out for coffee and stuff as if they never died. Yeah. It’s weird.

But ghosts do have some unique interactions and abilities that living Sims do not.

Sims 4 Ghost Interaction

  • Possess – Ghosts can possess almost any object in the game. It’s just a fun classic ghost thing they can do. They will jump inside the object, causing it to levitate for a few minutes. Any nearby living Sims who witness an object being possessed will become scared.
  • Possess to Break – Ghosts do this a lot autonomously but you can also direct them to do it. Possess to break is available on some breakable objects, mostly plumbing. After the ghost possesses it, the object will break and need to be repaired.
  • Ghostly Repair – Ghosts can do a ghostly repair on objects, which is very helpful considering they are usually the cause of the broken objects in the house. They seem to only be able to repair plumbing objects this way.
  • Ghost Scare – Ghosts can sneak up on living Sims and scare them. The living Sim will be quite shaken for a time afterward.
  • Pass Through – This is under the Mischief social category. Ghost Sims can fly through a living Sim which will scare them at first but then the living Sim will encourage the ghost to do it again once they realise hey… this is kinda cool!
  • Reminisce About Life – Ghosts can reminisce about being mortal with other ghosts.
  • Mourn Past Life – Ghosts can mourn for their past lives at their grave.
  • Return to the Netherworld – If you’ve grown tired of playing with your ghost and just want to retire them, you can have your ghost return to the netherworld by clicking on their tombstone. Be very sure you want to do this! Returning to the netherworld deletes the ghost so once it’s done, the ghost is gone forever.

Ghosts can also hover and float around instead of walking. They can pass through walls and objects but the player can’t really control what path a ghost will choose to take to get somewhere. They will sometimes still choose to use doors if it’s not more convenient to pass through a wall.

How to bring a ghost back to life in the Sims 4?

If you want your ghost Sim to return to the world of the living, there are several ways you can accomplish this; however, resurrection has been glitched for some time now. Many players report that the resurrection action cancels itself on the ghost when attempting to revive them, but it does work some of the time. Currently, we’re not quite sure what causes it to work for some players and not others. We have done it multiple times in our own game and experienced both failure and success seemingly at random.

Ambrosia

Ambrosia is a level 10 Gourmet Cooking recipe but your Sims must also be level 10 in Cooking in order to unlock it. It requires a death flower, angelfish, and a Potion of Youth to make. Angelfish can be caught in Willow Creek and Potions of Youth can be purchased from the Rewards Store for 1,500 satisfaction points. See our guide on how to obtain a death flower .

If a ghost eats a plate of ambrosia, they will be brought back to life.

The Book of Life

The Book of Life

Sims who have completed the Bestselling Author aspiration will gain the Poetic trait, which allows them to write the Book of Life. Once the Book of Life has been written, it can be bound to a living Sim. When the Sim dies, they will be able to come back to life by reading the Book of Life.

The Book of Life will only resurrect the Sim it was bound to. Since it cannot be bound to a ghost Sim, the Book of Life won’t be of any use to a Sim who is already dead. This is very much a preventative measure that requires forethought in case something ever happens to a living Sim.

The Wishing Well

Sims 4 Wishing Well

The wishing well comes with the Romantic Garden Stuff pack and can be used to resurrect a dead Sim. Ghost Sims can wish for life at the well for $1 but a resurrection is not always guaranteed. There is a range of different outcomes. Positive outcomes include being gifted a plate of ambrosia or just magically resurrecting the Sim on the spot. Negative outcomes include flat-out ignoring the wish or even sending your ghost Sim back to the netherworld, never to be seen again!

To increase your chances of a good outcome, give the maximum offering of $5,000 to the well before making your wish and don’t attempt to wish if the face above the well is mischievous, angry, or shrouded under a hood.

You can cheat the well outcomes by using the testingcheats true cheat and Shift+Clicking the well to force positive or overwhelmingly positive outcomes.

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How to Get a Ghost to Appear in The Sims 4

If you are wondering how to get a ghost to appear in The Sims 4, you have come to the right place. You will find three different methods to do so, including the Move Object cheat and the Ghost Creation cheat. In addition, this article will discuss how to use the Ghost Ambrosia cheat to bring back a ghost that has already died. Read on to learn how to do all three!

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Move Object cheat

To get a ghost to appear, you must first befriend the ghost. You cannot call the ghost via phone, but you can interact with it and ask him to join you on a night out. You must be in a good mood to make the ghost come out. When you’ve done that, the ghost will become a fully playable member of your household. If you’re curious about how to get a ghost to appear on your Sims’ houses, read on.

If you are having trouble getting ghosts to appear on your property, you can send them back to the grave using a cheat in the game called ResetSim. To do this, you need to press ctrl+shift+c and then type in “ResetSim (first name, last name)”. Make sure to use a lower case ‘t’ if you’re typing the ghost’s name, and type it without brackets. The ghost will go back to the grave.

Creating a ghost from a living Sim

The simplest way to create a ghost is to kill a Sim. You’ll need at least two older Sims living in your household. You can then equip a ghost trait to the Sim to make them playable ghosts. You can do this by either killing the Sim or equipping a ghost trait to the Sim. However, remember to wait for the “Oh My Ghost” opportunity before doing so.

First, you’ll need to get your Sim to accept your friend request to become a ghost. Once a friend requests the ghost, he or she can join your household. The ghost’s friendly relationship bar must be at least 60% full before it will be visible. A ghost is not able to reproduce like a living Sim can. In addition, you’ll be unable to have a ghost baby, but if you’re pregnant, you can make your Sim a ghost. You’ll still be able to give birth to a non-ghost baby, though.

Bringing a ghost back from the dead

You can resurrect your deceased Sims without spending any money, but you have to perform certain tasks first. In the Build Mode, you must zoom to the far right corner of the screen and click on their portrait. After this, you must create an Ambrosia potion and give it to the ghost. You can also use the Overuse of Testing CheatsEnabled to bring a dead Sim back to life for free.

The ghost’s relationship is high enough to bring them back to life. However, they may cause trouble and will eventually move on to the netherworld. Once you have resurrected the ghost, you should restore it to its original age and add it to an active household. However, if you don’t want the ghost to bother you anymore, you can try to strengthen its connection to the physical world.

Bringing a ghost back from the dead with Ambrosia

Bringing a ghost back from the dead is possible in Sims 4, but you must have the necessary ingredients to make the drink. The potion is only available to Sims with level 10 Cooking skills. Ambrosia contains rare ingredients like Angelfish and Death Flower. It will not work if you don’t have any of these ingredients, and will require you to create two or more Sims to make it.

Ambrosia is a recipe that resurrects deceased Sims and resets their ages. You can also serve the Ambrosia to non-playable Ghost Sims. Of course, this method requires a high level of relationship with both Sims and ghosts. If you are not comfortable with this method, there are other ways to undo a Sim’s death without putting much effort into gardening and fishing.

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Ghost

Ghosts are featured in most The Sims games after Sims die . Some lots will have pre-made ghosts, and after Sims die, they linger as ghosts. Ghosts appear as transparent color-varied Sims.

  • 2 The Sims: Bustin' Out (console)
  • 3.1 Infants and Children
  • 3.2 Behavior
  • 3.5 Types of ghosts
  • 4 The Sims 2 (console)
  • 5 The Sims 2 (DS)
  • 6.1 Types of ghosts
  • 6.2 Playable ghosts
  • 6.3 Related opportunities and wishes
  • 6.4 Ghost glitches
  • 7 The Sims 3 (DS)
  • 8.1.1 Specters
  • 8.2 Abilities
  • 11 See also
  • 13 References

The Sims [ ]

Ghosts appear on residential lots that have the remains of a deceased Sim in the form of either an urn or tombstone. They can appear at any time between 12:00 am and daybreak but they don't always appear. When they appear, eerie music will play indicating their presence. They will usually hang around for a few hours doing nothing but just walking around while making windy noises. They take on the same appearance that they had when they died, except that they appear to be pale green-blue and transparent. Although playable Sims cannot interact with them, ghosts can "Spook" living Sims. When this happens, the ghost will sneak up on the Sim, vanish, and then jump up behind the Sim while moaning and laugh. This causes the Sim to scream frantically and run away, while some of their needs will be depleted. This "Be Spooked" interaction can be canceled. It will not override what is in the Sim's action queue, so it can be canceled before the Sim is spooked. One premade lot where Sims can see ghosts is the cemetery of the Goth family, which has the ghosts of dead relatives, i.e. Boy , Bratty , Uncle , Auntie , Grandma , Grandpa , Cousin , and Vegas .

In Makin' Magic , magical Sims can make the Shed Your Skin charm . When it's used at night, the Sim who used it will be transformed into a green, ghost-like figure and will be able to talk to ghosts, as well as walk through walls and objects. Also, drinking Magic Nectar (x2 Grapes, x1 Toad Sweat) has the same effect as Shed Your Skin - but can be used during the day, as well.

The Sims: Bustin' Out (console) [ ]

In The Sims: Bustin' Out , ghosts work mostly the same as they do in The Sims for PC. The ghosts of dead Sims will appear at night and haunt the living Sims and scare them, and "scary" music will also play when ghosts appear on a lot. Only one lot, Goth Manor , has pre-made ghosts. The ghosts on that lot can be exorcised by using the Séance Table.

It's also possible for the maid to die to the mutant plant and continue working her role as ghost. She will not scare Sims, and she will be more efficient at her job thanks to her newfound ability to pass through walls and objects.

The Sims 2 [ ]

Simon Crumplebottom Haunting

Simon Crumplebottom , one of the many ghosts that haunt 165 Sim Lane , spinning a teddy bear 's head.

Sims aged child and older can die and become ghosts. Dogs and cats will also become ghost pets when they die of old age. There is a different type of ghost for each type of death in The Sims 2 . Most of these ghosts have their own unique color, though some death types share appearances. All adult male ghosts are voiced by Stephen Kearin, while all adult female ghosts are voiced by Gerri Lawlor, regardless of which voice the Sim had when they were alive.

One to three ghosts can haunt a lot from 8:00 PM-onwards, and will return to their graves by 6:00 AM to avoid sunrise. They will corporealize next to their grave, or sometimes in a position their grave was previously located on a lot. An eerie ambiance will play when ghosts are haunting the lot, being emitted from the ghost themselves. Ghosts can also rarely appear during daylight hours. If a ghost's gravestone is struck by lightning , they will appear briefly before returning to their grave. If a Sim has collected 10 spiders in their bug hunting collection box and places it on the lot, ghosts will emerge at all hours and never return to their graves.

The presence of multiple ghosts will greatly deplete a Sim's Environment need. Seeing a ghost is a common want for Knowledge Sims, and they will get a positive memory when they see one. Other Sims will get a negative memory. Sims may also have wants to "See the Ghost" of Sims they are enemies with or furious at.

Ghosts have unique abilities, with certain death types bestowing additional exclusive behaviour. Ghosts can intentionally frighten living Sims, sometimes even to death. They can possess or use objects, for example: making a chair float or a teddy bear's head spin. Sims do not seem to notice or react to ghosts unless one chooses to make its presence known.

The only ways to exorcise ghosts from a lot are to either sell their graves [n 1] , place them in inventory , or move them to a community lot. Due to an oversight, ghosts who have graves moved to a community lot will have their death type changed to Starvation, regardless of how they actually died. Ghosts on community lots will also never become angry, though they will express their displeasure if there is no fridge on the lot.

A number of other oversights affect ghosts. Saying goodbye to visitors on the lot can cause any ghosts actively haunting the lot to disappear, as they are also treated as visitors. Ghosts may also change their clothing to outerwear while going outside when the weather is cold, and can react to rain outside just as living Sims do despite their spectral form.

Infants and Children [ ]

Babies are unable to die, and so cannot become ghosts. Toddlers are not intended to be able to die, but due to an oversight they can die if they are on a tile that is on fire for a prolonged period. Deceased toddlers will become ghosts, but there are no animations for them in this state so they will not behave correctly.

Although children can die and become ghosts, they are missing several animations; they will teleport around the lot instead of floating, and they lack any facial animation whatsoever. Furthermore, child ghosts are not excluded from the child visitor curfew at night, so older NPCs may appear on the lot to remove them. As all ghosts are added to the "Default" household, these NPCs could potentially be Universal NPCs (such as the Witch Doctor ) which can cause issues to occur. [n 2] Moving a child's grave to a community lot is a workaround that can prevent this from happening.

Behavior [ ]

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A microwave door floating, levitated by a ghost

All ghosts exhibit unique behavior while haunting a lot, making use of several abilities that they did not possess in life. Ghosts will float through the air, instead of walking on the ground. They can also float through walls, fences, and furniture, but cannot cross ponds . Ghosts have a tendency to be attracted to their favourite object on the lot, oftentimes this will be their bed, but occasionally it can be a different object such as an easel.

Ghosts can cause mischief on lots. They can wither flowers, wake Sims, turn on electronics (even if the object is broken), fill bathtubs or make them filthy. They can also possess objects, such as chairs (even while living Sims are sitting on them), microwaves, teddy bears, toys, table lamps, the surgical dummy , and even graves. Most possessed objects will float in mid-air, but some objects exhibit unique possession behaviour, such as the teddy bear's head spinning, or the toddler xylophone appearing to play by itself. Ghosts can also possess puddles and invisible objects, though when they do nothing will appear to happen. Ghost dogs can dig spectral holes in the ground outside. On the other hand, some ghosts may exhibit helpful behavior, such as cleaning counters, or picking up or emptying trash.

The first time a ghost comes out of their gravestone or urn, they will mourn their own death. They can also mourn over the deaths of other Sims who have recently died. Sim ghosts generally do not interact with other Sim ghosts, but they may play with the ghosts of pets. Ghost pets may also fight with one another if multiple are actively haunting a lot.

Some types of ghosts will have special abilities that other ghosts do not have, based on the manner of their death. The ghosts of Sims who died of electrocution, disease, or hail will periodically appear to re-enact their death before dramatically collapsing to the ground. Ghosts of Sims who drowned will leave puddles on the lot. Ghosts who burned to death will seek moisture in pools, the sea, or bathtubs. The ghosts of Sims who starved to death will be compelled to seek food from fridges on the lot, and become angry if they are unable to find any. Cowplant victims will spend their afterlife obsessively taunting the plant with a chunk of meat.

In Apartment Life , Ghosts are unaffected by the Tempus Interruptus spell . Using Expello Simae on a ghost will compel them to immediately return to their grave.

Ghosts can frighten living Sims, potentially killing them. Calm and mildly angry ghosts can frighten Sims within 3 tiles of their position, while very angry ghosts can frighten Sims within 6 tiles. Ghosts cannot frighten living pets, but they can disturb them.

Frightened Sims will lose 16 points from their Hunger, Comfort, Hygiene, Energy, and Bladder motives. If the Sim is a Teen or older, and four or more of their motives (including Environment) are at -40 or below then they will die. If the Sim does not die, but their bladder motive is -20 or below, they will experience bladder failure.

Ghost in the kitchen

Some Sims can get angry if they find their spouse happily married again

Ghosts on residential lots can become angry from several causes, and there are two levels of anger they can experience. Angry ghosts will haunt the lot more aggressively, and are more likely to break objects or make them dirty. They will also periodically stomp and wave angrily and emit a thought bubble indicating the cause of their anger. Ghosts with the highest intensity of anger can also frighten Sims within 6 tiles of their position instead of within 3 tiles.

Ghosts will become angry if any of the following conditions are met:

  • The ghost died of starvation and there is no food in a fridge or no fridges on the lot.
  • A different family resides on the lot to when the ghost was alive (based on the family's internal ID).
  • The ghost's favourite object in life, the one they used most, is sold or destroyed.
  • Ghosts are also supposed to become angry if their widowed spouse remarries, however due to an oversight, this will only affect pre-made ghosts with living pre-made spouses (e.g. Darleen Dreamer will become angry if her widowed husband Darren Dreamer marries another Sim). All other Sims will have any spousal relationship flags cleared when one partner dies, making the conditions necessary for this situation to occur impossible

A ghost's anger will increase to a higher level of intensity if their tombstone is kicked, or their urn is smashed by a living Sim.

Types of ghosts [ ]

Most ghost types have a unique appearance, but there are no colors defined for Coffin Scare, Sunlight, Wishing Well, Lightning, and Murphy Bed ghosts and so they reuse the colors of other ghost types. The Coffin Scare, Sunlight, and Wishing Well ghosts share the same light blue appearance as Starvation ghosts. Lightning ghosts have the same yellow shade as Electrocution ghosts, and Murphy Bed ghosts have identical pink coloration to Fright ghosts.

The colors for ghosts of Large Dogs , Small Dogs, and Cats are all defined separately, but all of them use the default light blue color despite them only being able to die of old age, which for Sims will make their ghost appear gray.

The Sims 2 (console) [ ]

In the home console versions of The Sims 2 , all dead Sims become ghosts that the player can fully control. Ghosts will be able to perform different social interactions with living Sims, including the ability to possess and scare them. Their needs will be static in the middle. All ghosts look the same regardless of how the Sim died. Unlike most Sims games, ghosts will appear at all times of day. Ghosts can also be revived by winning a fiddle challenge with the Grim Reaper or giving him §100. Dead Sims are never really lost forever (or at least for a long time) as they are in the PC version.

In the PlayStation portable version, the main character can only die and be controlled. As playing with this life state, the player can move the character throughs walls or scare others. The Sim will stay as a ghost until the Grim Reaper himself resurrects the Sim or is asked by the player before the duration's expiration.

The Sims 2 (DS) [ ]

Although Sims will only pass out and wake up in the Manager's Suite Nintendo DS version of The Sims 2 , there is one ghost that can haunt the hotel. When the Cute Ghost painting is placed in the hotel, Sims may start receiving phone calls and text messages from the guests and concierge complaining about the hotel being haunted. The players may find the cute cartoonish looking ghost (who dons the original look of a ghost opposed to looking like a Sim) floating around Strangetown, he appears mostly in the lobby. He attempts to scare guests but can be temporarily removed via vacuum cleaner; he will return as long as the painting remains in the hotel. Due to the ghost not looking like a Sim it is unknown who he actually is, guests will just refer to him as 'Ghost'. He makes child like noises, so he could be a child. The Concierge will ring the player saying the ghost visited and started crying, though the player will never see this. If the ghost is nearby while the player is socializing with another sim it may reduce the amount of successful interactions needed to successfully perform an interaction.

The Sims 3 [ ]

Riverview-graveyard

Ghosts in the Riverview Graveyard

Ghosts also appear in The Sims 3 , and are fairly similar to those in The Sims 2 . They also appear in different colors depending on how they died, but are much richer in color and appear to have higher visual fidelity than those in The Sims 2 . There are premade ghosts in each graveyard and also in some houses that ship with The Sims 3 and each of its expansions . Unlike in previous games, ghosts are treated like normal Sims and can be interacted with as soon as they appear on the lot by simply clicking on them. They can also be turned into playable characters and can do all of the things normal Sims can do. They are the only life state other than normal Sims in The Sims 3 base game. The ghost state can be combined with all other life states.

They are also seen briefly right after a Sim dies as the Grim Reaper comes to reap the ghost Sim from their mortal body. This also makes it possible for a Sim to fulfill a wish to see a ghost just after another Sim dies.

When talking to a ghost, they sound like a normal Sim with a little echo. Prior to patch 1.26, they would scream at random. Ghosts move by floating instead of walking. They can become invisible, as well as possessing and haunting furniture. Ghosts, including playable ones, have free will actions which tell them to scare other Sims, but they do not do this all the time, and scaring Sims cannot cause death . The most ghosts could do is make a cowardly Sim faint. As of patch 1.6, ghosts float rather than stand (but do walk up and down stairs), and autonomously go through objects, walls and even other Sims.

When a Sim's spouse dies (of any cause except for old age), it will still show the Sim as being in a relationship with their deceased partner. Therefore, if the ghost finds their living spouse (who will be shown as a fiancée instead) performing any strong romantic action with their new partner, the ghost will be angry, as he or she will think of it as cheating. If a Sim goes around town and performs romantic interactions with their new romantic interest, girl/boyfriend, fiancée, or spouse, he or she may get the cheater reputation. The player can stop this by having the surviving partner break up with the ghost when he or she is haunting. However, angry ghosts can be quite violent, so it would be easier to either put the grave in the graveyard, sell it, place it in a Sim's inventory, or hire a ghost exterminator.

Another unique thing about ghosts in The Sims 3 is that they can also go outside of the graveyard to go to other lots and haunt other Sims, but they will only target homes that are somehow related to them. If taken notice of at the graveyard when they are already floating around, some ghosts will seen going out to the entrance and driving away in cars (either a Sloppy Jalopy or Big Lemon). However, the cars will look perfectly normal, not like ghost cars.

Note that, when a ghost goes back to its grave, their relationships will be reset to zero. Therefore, it is useless trying to have a Sim become friends with a ghost unless the ghost's urn or tombstone is placed in the Sim's inventory and taken into their house.

Sometimes, when using the cheat ResetSim [InsertNameHere] on a ghost, the ghost may return to the Netherworld .

As in The Sims 2 , ghosts have different colors depending on how the Sim died, but their appearance is rather different. They have blank eyes, which is their most notable feature. Different ghosts may behave a little differently depending on their traits when they were alive and how they died.

Playable ghosts [ ]

Ghost Family

A ghost family

Ghosts can be resurrected to become playable using the Oh My Ghost! opportunity . The player can get this opportunity 2–3 days after the Sim dies. They can get married and have babies, including ghost babies . As a playable character, the ghost will be added to the household, like a family member. They can then be resurrected as normal Sims if they are fed with Ambrosia . Ghosts who have lost their gravestones cannot be resurrected. In The Sims 3 for console, a ghost can be brought back to life by using the Divine Intervention Karma Power. [1] If a Sim in the player's household dies, that Sim will be playable as a ghost for 5 days. After which the ghost returns to the Netherworld and is never seen again.

There are multiple ways to revive a ghost. If a Sim has a death flower in their inventory when they die, the Grim Reaper will take the flower and bring the Sim back to life. Ghosts can attempt to travel back in time using the time machine for a chance of revival. [ TS3:A ] Sims can also wish for a Sim to be resurrected using the genie . [ TS3:ST ]

Ghost Sims carry their own tombstones in their inventory which cannot be removed. If the player no longer wishes for the ghost to be around, the ghost can be dismissed by simply clicking on it and selecting the "Return to the Netherworld" option. This will revert the ghost to its remains, which will then need to be reburied or turned into an urn.

Ghosts act in many ways similar to normal Sims. They eat food, clean messes, and sleep. Ghost children even go to school, even though they are dead. A ghost child's grade always starts at C, no matter how high the grade was before death.

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A child having consumed the Ghost Potion

If the Generations expansion pack is installed, a Sim who is good with the chemistry table or has a Ghost Potion in their inventory can turn into a ghost for three hours. While under the effects of the Ghost Potion, the Sim has the appearance of a ghost who died of old age and has all of the abilities of a true ghost; however, as they are not actually dead they do not have an urn in their inventory and therefore cannot use the "Return to the Netherworld" interaction. [ TS3:G ]

The console version of The Sim 3 Pets will have a karma power named "Ghostify" which will turn a Sim to a ghost and can be upgraded to choose a type of ghost.

If the Supernatural expansion is installed, playable ghosts can be created in Create a Sim , and their type of death can be chosen. Deaths from other expansions can also be chosen even though the player doesn't have the corresponding expansions installed. (This is because the codes for expansion-ghosts types are carried forward through the different patches for The Sims 3 . In order to kill Sims to get these types of ghosts, however, still requires their corresponding expansions.) Playable ghosts of pre-existing Sims (as well as ghost pets and Plumbot ghosts) can also be added to a household by using the Philosopher's Stone . [ TS3:SN ]

At the initial release of The Sims 3 , ghosts were unable to become partners in or buy out businesses. However, in fully-updated games, ghosts can now purchase properties (including businesses) by using the "Check Real Estate" interaction on their cell phone.

Oddly, ghosts that were made in CAS (including all playable ghosts from Moonlight Falls ) will not age, but ghosts that were made playable in gameplay will age, and eventually die of old age (along with ghost babies made in gameplay). In addition, playable ghosts are immune from forms of death in the game (being already dead), such as fire and starvation, although with regards to the latter, they still have an active hunger motive, but they will not die again of starvation, but will only receive the very negative hunger moodlet.

Related opportunities and wishes [ ]

Sims with the Gold Digger lifetime wish want more than anything to see the ghost of their rich spouse. This can be easily achieved by marrying a young adult Sim to a wealthy elder .

  • Sometimes, when given this scenario, some of the ghosts may appear with a death type from an expansion pack the player does not have installed. This is because the codes for ghost types are carried forward in the patches, and is not exclusive to the expansion pack. Killing Sims in certain ways requires the corresponding expansion pack, however.
  • Sims with the Evil trait often wish to see the ghost of living Sims around them.
  • Several of the Photography photo album in the skill journal include capturing the snapshot of a ghost, some ghosts, and a Mummy-Ghost .

Ghost glitches [ ]

In The Sims 3 , a glitch might occur; when a ghost is haunting the lot, they may continue to haunt the lot forever and never return to their graves. In order to send the ghost back to its grave, the player must activate " Testingcheatsenabled ", hold down shift and left-click on the ghost. The player will see an option titled Force Object ; if it is selected, an option titled "Delete It" will become available. Select this and the ghost will disappear, as if it never came out to haunt the lot in the first place. This cheat is mostly harmless and can be used to send a ghost back to their grave if this glitch occurs. Another way is to send the ghost back to its grave is to use the ResetSim cheat (ctrl+shift+c, then type "ResetSim (first name) (surname)"). Type the name of the ghost into the ResetSim (without the brackets) and they will go back into their urns or graves.

Another bug in the game causes ghosts on community lots to leave the lot and drive to a random unoccupied lot instead. The ghost will move onto the unoccupied space and then vanish. If the player attempts to interact with the ghost or clicks any interaction on it the ghost will disappear. Because of this bug, ghosts will no longer haunt the lot even if they are in a graveyard. This will also happen on unselected households.

Prior to Patch 3 , it was common for ghosts to lose their gravestone if the player switched families. That meant it could not be resurrected nor could it die.

If a ghost is asked to move in and join the active household, the urn or grave for that ghost can be deleted; however, the sparkles on the ghost that died of old age will be lost. If the ghost eats ambrosia , it cannot be brought back to life. Deleting its urn or grave will also cause the ghost state to be permanent.

The Sims 3 (DS) [ ]

Ghosts in The Sims 3 for Nintendo DS look much like regular Sims, but their features are grayed out slightly, and they are transparent. They don't 'walk', so much as they 'float', by lifting their legs up and moving. They cannot drive cars. They also appear prone to glitches, including getting stuck in the ground, and appear more frequently at night. They can be talked to, angered, and even flirted with, but a ghost has the extra ability to scare other Sims. They can go through walls, and when they move, ghostly Simlish can be heard.

It is known that when normal Sims (especially Sims with the coward trait) try to interact with ghosts, their hair turns white, and the normal Sim runs away. When this happens, the ghost that the normal Sim ran away from will usually reenact the normal Sim's fright. Most normal Sims will run to the stoplight beside the road outside the graveyard, scream, and faint; ghosts will run there (or float), and will do what the Sims did. They will scream, fan themselves if it is a female Sim/ghost, and faint, but instead of being transported to the hospital after fainting like normal Sims, they will get back up and float to back to the graveyard. This could be a sign that ghosts are offended when normal Sims get scared of them.

The three ghost characters are Sarah Abreu, Abrams Daigle, and Star Vega. Obviously, all three start out unemployed. None have lifetime wishes, but the players can give them one through the Mid-Life Crisis lifetime happiness reward. Strangely, Abrams and Sarah both have the insane trait, while Star Vega has the kleptomaniac trait. All three of these characters can be found at Pleasant Rest Graveyard, usually only at night. One can play as a ghost by befriending them, inviting them over and convincing them to move in. When played, ghosts act much like regular Sims, and can pursue careers. They can live indefinitely without food, and do not need to use the bathroom or clean themselves. They do, however, have a fun need, sleep need, and social need. When they get a job, or have a Magic Moment, the ghost will appear alive. This can also be seen if one attempts to edit the appearance of a ghost.

Ghosts are generally quite grumpy, and are hard to make friends with. Abrams will usually reject a proposal.

The Sims 4 [ ]

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An angry ghost in The Sims 4

The Sims 4 did not originally contain ghosts. When Sims died, they were permanently unplayable. Ghosts were added to The Sims 4 via a game patch on October 1, 2014. As in The Sims 3 , ghosts come back as non-playable Sims that haunt the area around their graves upon death. Developing a good relationship with them can allow Sims to ask them to join the household.

Newborns and infants cannot be ghosts, while all other life stages can be ghosts. However, toddler ghosts are not accessible without the use of cheats (by either using to equip.trait to give a toddler a death trait, or aging down a child-or-older ghost into a toddler) or mods, and they lack many animations.

Ghosts change to certain colors depending on their emotional state :

  • White: Fine
  • Green: Happy
  • Blue/Teal: Confident
  • Magenta: Playful
  • Red/Fire Engine Red: Angry
  • Grey: Bored
  • Lime: Energized
  • Purple: Focused
  • Dark Blue: Sad
  • Yellow: Embarrassed
  • Orange: Uncomfortable
  • Amber: Tense
  • Pink/Brilliant Rose: Flirty
  • Lavender/Amethyst: Dazed
  • Cyan/Light Sea Green: Inspired
  • Reddish Purple/Eggplant: Scared
  • Navy Blue: Asleep/PØŞŞ€ŞŞ€Đ [ TS4:SV ]

Sims can interact with ghosts like they can with normal Sims. There is a friendly interaction for ghosts in which ghosts can pass through Sims. Sims can also "Ask Them What Happened" to figure out how they died. Ghosts can appear for every 2 days from 12:00 AM to 6:00 AM. Ghosts can also appear in some public venue lots for their visit (especially at night), such as on nightclubs , bars during the Ghost Night [ TS4:GT ] and onsen bathhouses [ TS4:SE ] . Having ghosts in a household is the requirements for two achievements .

Ghosts can possess objects and go through walls and objects, though the player can choose which objects to possess. Ghosts can also break and/or "Ghostly Repair" objects through this possession ability, which is useful for Sims with lower handiness skill.

If Spooky Stuff is installed, ghosts can wear any carved pumpkins on their heads, which will provide them with a happy moodlet.

The known ghost types and their respective attributes are:

  • Old age : The ghost of a Sim who has reached the end of their lifespan will prefer to take it easy.
  • Hunger : A Sim who starves to death will seek to satisfy their hunger in the afterlife.
  • Fire : Imbued with fire, the ghost of a Sim who burned to death can start fires at will, as well as set off continuous fires when they're angry on the lot they live on.
  • Electrocution : Imbued with electricity, the ghost can give other Sims an electric shock. When the ghost is angry , they can possess electronics to break them.
  • Cowplant : A Sim who is consumed by a Cowplant becomes one with nature. If the ghost is happy , they can help plants grow and mature faster. If the ghost is angry , the ghost can choke plants with weeds, and make them decay in quality.
  • Laughter : Humor doesn't end at the grave, and Sims who are nearby to the ghost will become playful or happy .
  • Anger : The ghost will negatively influence the mood of Sims living in the house.
  • Embarrassment : Shame follows the deceased to the afterlife, and nearby Sims will feel embarrassed to be in the ghost's presence.
  • Overexertion : The ghost of a Sim who has pushed the limit will prefer to take it easy in the afterlife.
  • Drowning : The ghost remains eternally wet, causing puddles of water to form wherever the ghost roams.
  • Steam : [ TS4:SD ] Too much use of the sauna can be fatal. The ghost of Sim killed by steam will be eternally hot and dehydrated. The ghost can absorb puddles of water for hydration.
  • Pufferfish : [ TS4:CL ] Eating a low quality Nigiri Pufferfish could prove fatal.
  • Sunlight : [ TS4:V ] Vampires who stay in the sunlight too long will burn to death. A sun is visible inside the ghost vampire that died from it.
  • Poison : [ TS4:JA ] When a Sim is exploring the jungle, there's a chance that Sim can get poisoned. This can happen by a spider, a bee swarm, poison dart, scorpion, when they opened a treasure chest or when they're trying to pass a gate with poisonous gas.
  • Rabid Rodent Fever : [ TS4:MFPS ] A Sim needs to get bitten by their rodent pet while their cage is dirty. The ghost appears as an oversized ghostly hamster that's foaming at the mouth. They can spread the fear of the disease, which will cause all sims in the room to run in panic.
  • Lightning : [ TS4:S ] Sims struck by lightning have a chance to die, especially if they are struck multiple times.
  • Freezing : [ TS4:S ] Sims who stay outside in cold weather without appropriate clothing on for too long will turn blue and freeze to death.
  • Overheating : [ TS4:S ] Sims who stay outside in hot weather without appropriate clothing on for too long will burst into flames and die.
  • Consumed by the Mother : [ TS4:SV ] The ghost of a Sim who is consumed by the Mother Plant will have plant spores floating around them, and will have no motive decay.
  • Spellcaster Overload : [ TS4:ROM ] Spellcasters who push their spellcaster charge to its limits and continue casting spells will cause their magic to react explosively, if done multiple times they will die. The ghost will have light beams coming out of their chest as well as have magic sparkles around them.
  • Crushed by Murphy Bed : [ TS4:TiLS ] Sims who try to pull down a broken murphy bed will have a chance of being crushed by it resulting in death. The ghost will have Z's coming out of their chest. These ghosts can steal energy from living Sims by momentarily possessing them.
  • Flies : [ TS4:EL ] A lot with the Reduce and Recycle trait will attract flies if trash is allowed to overflow, and these flies may end up swarming Sims and killing them.
  • Beetles : [ TS4:EL ] Sims who drink beetle juice three times in succession will instantly turn into a ghost. Beetle juice can be made at level 10 of the mixology skill with beetle nuggets in a Sim's inventory.
  • Falling From Heights : [ TS4:SE ] Sims who go rock climbing in dangerous conditions in Mt. Komorebi with too low of a skill level may fall off the mountain and die.
  • Vending Machine : [ TS4:SE ] Shaking a vending machine to get out stuck items carries the risk of the machine tipping over and crushing the Sim to death.
  • Killer Chicken : [ TS4:CLV ] Repeatedly being mean to an evil chicken may cause it to attack the Sim and kill them.
  • Killer Rabbit : [ TS4:CLV ] Repeatedly being mean to a wild rabbit may cause it to attack the Sim and kill them.
  • Meteorite : Sims have a chance to discover a new meteorite headed straight for them while looking through the telescope. If the sim fails to take shelter, they will be stricken. Death by Meteorite ghosts have a meteor core and will occasionally relive their death.
  • Mold : [ TS4:FR ] Living with mold piles for too long can cause Sims to develop mold on their skin and kill them.

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Special NPC Ghosts:

  • Elementals : [ TS4:IL ]  Elementals are ghosts that can be summoned by Sims with the child of the islands trait. When summoned, they can provide buffs or debuffs depending on how the Sims treat the island and its culture. Elementals all have the Sulani mana trait which can be inherited by adding them to the household (which makes them mortal) and having them try for a baby with a member of the household. Alternatively, the trait can simply be added with the cheat traits.equip_trait trait_Hidden_IslandAncestor_Elemental . Elementals will eventually disappear after being summoned.
  • Island Spirits : [ TS4:IL ] Island Spirits are ghosts akin to the ones from The Sims 3: Ambitions ghost hunting career where they are more ethereal than previous ghosts. Island Spirits can only be seen on lots with the "Island Spirits" lot trait, and will appear at random times. When they appear, Sims can commune with them or banish them. Communing with them will grant buffs and debuffs in a similar fashion to elementals.
  • Forest Spirits: [ TS4:SE ] Forest Spirits are non-humanoid ghosts that are found in specific areas of Mt. Komorebi. A successful interaction with a Forest Spirit will give you a doll version of that spirit that can be hung up at the Sim's home.
  • Claude René Duplantier Guidry : [ TS4:PS ] Guidry is a special ghost NPC that appears in haunted houses or can be summoned by skilled mediums . Guidry is mainly there to help Sims know more about living in haunted houses and also answer many questions for Sims about specters and the paranormal.
  • Temperance : [ TS4:PS ] Temperance is a special ghost NPC who is eternally angry, she appears after a while when a Sim is living in a haunted house, she has a feud with Guidry and will appear to disrupt any interactions to be friendly with ghosts or seances. Sims can stop her if they summon Bonehilda or ask Guidry for a bizarre idol which will hold off Temperance from doing actions.

Specters [ ]

Specters are a special ghost type appearing in haunted houses introduced in The Sims 4: Paranormal Stuff . Specters can either be friendly, sad, or angry, and there are multiple advantages and disadvantages to having them in the house. Normal Sims can interact with them fine but Sims who have the medium skill will have a better time influencing their relationship and specters will behave differently depending on their moods:

  • Happy specters will be kind and often give out spooky candy for Sims on the lot, they mostly will float around and Sims can have successful chats with them.
  • Sad specters have mixed results in interactions with Sims. They can be friendly or mischievous as they stay up during the night, and possibly drop cursed objects.
  • Angry specters are very mischievous ghosts that are mostly playful but have a chance when really angry to attack Sims by setting fires on the lot. Almost all interactions with them will fail.

When specters appear, they will cause lights to flicker all about the house. Cursed Objects and not being friendly with the specters for a while will bring down the spiritual volatility of the house as well as make specters angrier.

Sims in the Freelance Paranormal Investigator career will often meet specters and will possibly need to exorcise them from the lot. Sims can get rid of specters in multiple ways:

  • Ask to Leave: Friendly specters most likely will accept this interaction and will leave peacefully.
  • Present Offering: Sims can present offerings of food, drinks, craftables, etc. and the specter may leave afterwards.
  • Offer Soul: Sims can offer a piece of their own soul to a specter, this will cause a Sim's lifespan to fill up a considerable amount. However Sims can eat soul scraps specters leave behind to counteract this.
  • Perform Ceremony: Mediums can perform a ceremony to exorcise all the ghosts, however, if this fails, the specters will become angrier.

Abilities [ ]

Ghosts in The Sims 4 can manually access their abilities, unlike in previous installments where it was an autonomous interaction. All ghosts can do a variety of ghostly interactions, but they can also get extra interactions or effects based on how they died.

  • Possess objects making them float, such as microwaves, chairs, tables, computers etc.
  • Float through objects and walls instead of going around them.
  • Scare Sims. This interaction makes ghosts become completely invisible and reappear with a jump scare sound effect.
  • Break objects such as sinks, toilets etc.
  • Repair broken objects by possessing them.
  • Pass through Sims, which is a more playful interaction that allows ghosts to float through Sims, to which the Sim will be amazed and encourage to pass through again.
  • Wear carved pumpkins on their heads and float around with them. [ TS4SS ]
  • Ghosts who died by fire can stomp the ground and cause a fire where they stand when they're angry.
  • Ghosts who died by electrocution can break electronics such as TV's, computers etc. as well as repair them.
  • Ghosts who died by drowning will leave puddles.
  • Ghosts who died by laughter will always have successful jokes and give off a playful aura to other Sims.
  • Ghosts who died by embarrassment will give off an embarrassed aura to other Sims.
  • Ghosts who died by anger will give off an angry aura to other Sims.
  • Ghosts who died by a Cowplant will cause plants to flourish and grow faster when they are happy but wither and die when they are sad.
  • Level 4 or higher Mediums can perform a Ghastly Ritual that has a chance of temporarily turning them into a ghost. This even allows child Sims to temporarily become ghosts. [ TS4:PS ]
  • Ghosts who died by overheating in the sauna will absorb puddles. [ TS4:SD ]
  • Vampire ghosts who died by sunlight retain their vampiric abilities in death. [ TS4:V ]
  • Ghosts who died by overheating during hot temperatures have an interaction to warm up Sims. [ TS4:S ]
  • Ghosts who died by freezing have an interaction to cool down Sims. [ TS4:S ]
  • Ghosts who died by the Mother will have no motive decay. [ TS4:SV ]
  • Spellcaster ghosts who died by spellcaster overload retain their magical abilities in death. [ TS4:ROM ]

Gallery [ ]

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See also [ ]

  • Ghost Hunter
  • ↑ In an unmodified game, deleting a Sim's grave will irreversibly delete the Sim's character file. This also prevents them from being resurrected.
  • ↑ Mods such as this one can be used to prevent this issue.

References [ ]

  • ↑ Electronic Theater: The Sims 3 Karma Powers Detailed

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The Sims 4 Paranormal Stuff: Everything You Need To Know About Guidry

Guidry the ghost can help your Sims with their paranormal problems. From low needs to unwanted visitors, here's how to call on Guidry's aid.

The Sims 4 : Paranormal Stuff is crammed full of new supernatural content and it can feel a little overwhelming. There's a new lot type, career and skill to master and some new visitors to deal with who are even less welcome than the welcome wagon.

Luckily Guidry, or Claude René Duplantier Guidry to give him his full title, is here to help. There's a lot more to Guidry than meets the eye but he can be tricky to find if your home isn't haunted. Here's everything you need to know about your new spirit guide.

Meeting Guidry

If you live on a Haunted House Residential lot then meeting Guidry is a simple case of surviving the first night. Once you've made it through, he will automatically show up the next night with the greeting seen above. This is because Guidry's first appearance is tied to the traits of these new haunted lots. After he has appeared you can introduce yourself to him and he will then continue to visit and help out with the spiritual harmony of your house.

Related: The Sims 4 Paranormal Stuff: Everything We Know So Far

However, if you don't live on a haunted lot you'll need to go and find him. This is because while you can summon Guidry to a regular lot using a séance table or séance circle , you can't do this until after you've met him. Due to the mechanics of his first visit, it means that you'll need a Haunted House Residential type lot somewhere in your game.

The Haunted House Residential Lot Trait

When you install the pack you'll get a message asking if you want to place the Duplantiér Mansion into your game. This is the lot built by Doctor Ashley and can also be found in your library with other Maxis creations.

While the game will ask if you want to keep the Haunted House Residential trait it doesn't always transfer over from the gallery. Due to this glitch it's worth going into the lot in build mode and making sure it's selected, otherwise you'll have a wasted journey.

The house will also need to be occupied so you can visit at night. Then you'll need to visit the occupants and simply hang around until the specters come out and Guidry appears. Once you've introduced yourself to him then you'll notice he is summonable in the same way as Bonehilda .

Guidry's Social Menu

When you speak to Guidry he has his own social menu that's split into two parts. The first is general questions you may want to ask about the game and these can be asked at any time.

Guidry will tell you about how to deal with specters and creepy objects as well as how to cleanse a haunted lot. Simply click on the questions to find out a little more about him as well as how to deal with paranormal events.

Related: The Sims 4 Paranormal Stuff: Guide To The Paranormal Investigator Career

On a haunted house lot Guidry will show up each night at random times, unless you choose to disable his visits. If you live on a regular lot you can summon him using a séance table or circle.

The hand statue you can see on the table in the image above is the object needed to stop Guidry's visits and is under clutter in the build and buy catalog. Simply click on it and you'll see an option to disable them. Once chosen, it will give you the dialogue shown further up this guide and you'll have a chance to change your mind.

If you want him to return simply click the hand again and you can renable the nightly company. The other option on the statue enables Heroic Mode for your haunted lot, meaning more ghostly goings on. In a regular lot the statue is simply inactive and purely decorative.

Guidry's Practical Help

There are moments when you'll find your Sim in a mess, especially if they are living in a haunted house. This is because the terrified moodlet, which frequently occurs when things go bump in the night, can prevent your Sim from performing regular actions. When their needs are low Guidry can come to the rescue with some supernatural solutions that are usually greyed out. He can also help with a specific terrifying NPC. Here's now.

  • Your Sim Is Hungry

Using the second level menu select "I can't get a chance to eat!" and Guidry will add an Ectocake to your inventory that you can consume for a quick boost.

  • Your Sim Is Tired

If you tell Guidry that you "can't get a good night's sleep" then he'll restore some energy to your Sim.

  • You Sold Your Soul To A Specter

If you confess this Guidry will be confused but will give you a soul scrap, that can be used to reverse the days of life you lost when you gave a ghost a piece of yourself.

  • Your Sim Is Terrified

When this moodlet hits is can be incredibly limiting but Guidry has a solution. He will give you some Wraith Wax to craft some Sacred Candles, while getting in a sneaky dig about "Evergreen Harbor hipsters." Standing by the candles will reduce the time of your moodlet.

  • Temperance Has Appeared

Temperace will only appear on Haunted House lots but she's a force to be reakoned with. To help you stay safe Guidry will give you a Bizarre idol. Keep this around since it will burn when Temperance is in the same room and force her to cower.

  • Your Sim Is Flirty

You can propose a drink with Guidry but when you use this option you'll recieve a Specter Sip, a drink that grants your Sim a random skill point.

Guidry will also help out by mopping up symbols and slime and has occasionally dabbled in fixing things. He makes a great team alongside Bonehilda, who will also help you out with Temperance.

Getting Closer To Guidry

Of course no guide would be complete without answering the question " Can you WooHoo with Guidry ?" The answer is yes. You'll even get an achievement for it if you've not been intimate with a ghost before, although ghost babies still aren't a thing in The Sims 4.

Your Sim can build up a relationship with Guidry in the same way they would with another Sim but, like Bonehilda, he remains independent and cannot be added to your household. Instead he'll come and go as he pleases. However, if you want a night out then you can use a séance circle to summon him to any lot of your choice and he'll hang out for a while.

The Paranormal Investigator Career

Guidry's final job is as distributor of Paranormal Investigator Licenses to those who have achieved level five in the Medium skill. Once you hit this milestone simply ask him and he will deliver.

While in the career you can also summon him to any lot using a séance circle and this will enable you to gain an extra pair of hands for the practical tasks, such as mopping up slime, as well as being able to access the help he offers with low needs.

Overall, Guidry is an incredibly useful ghost to have around and his skills compliment Bonehilda's nicely.

Next: The Sims 4 Paranormal Stuff: How To Summon Bonehilda And What She'll Do

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The Sims 4: Ghosts

Removal, resurrection, and joining the family.

A Ghost in The Sims 4

Ghosts are a feature of the Sims 4 Base Game. They are the result of Sims who've passed away, and their behavior and abilities vary based upon the cause of death. We have a separate guide to individual ways Sims can die, and preventing death . This guide to Ghosts will teach you about their attributes, means of getting rid of ghosts, having ghosts join your household, and how to bring a ghost back from the dead.

Ghost Visits & Basics While there is some variation in what ghosts can do and how they behave, they also share the same qualities. Ghosts will visit in the middle of the night (after 10) and depart in the morning (around 6am). The presence of their urn (indoors) or tombstone (outdoors) is what determines the lot they will spawn on. Ghosts tend to behave erratically, but also in ways tied to the type of death they experienced. Having a haunting can be predictably chaotic, given the damage they could cause overnight, but they're mostly a minor nuisance that sometimes leads to funny moments and overall has a negligible impact on gameplay.

A Ghost scares a Sim in The Sims 4

Ghosts get a few unique socials, namely 'Scare' and 'Pass Through'

Ghosts may cause a Tense +2 Moodlet on Sims whenever they possess a nearby object, and possess the spook and pass through socials in order to scare Sims. Often, their arrival is nothing special to a group of Sims unless they possess a nearby object, and you're able to easily socialize with them and even befriend them over time. The color of a ghost shifts based on their emotions, not on their death type. You can easily tell if a ghost is happy if they're green. Flirty if pink, red is angry, blue sad, and so on.

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Befriending ghosts lets you ask them to move in.

Given the odds are somewhat low for a visit from an individual ghost each night, the more urns on your lot the more likely you are to experience paranormal activity. Players of multi-generational families who keep their previous Sims around may have 2-3 ghosts running around at night, messing with the house. I'd say a ghost appears on average 1-2 nights a week, sometimes more, and you may experience long dry spells with no activity.

Cheat to Get a Ghost

The following cheats add or remove a specific type of death trait that is responsible for making a Sim into a ghost in the first place. Turning one of these on will immediately turn them into a ghost of the appropriate type. Equip the trait with traits.equip_trait X to turn them into a ghost or remove it with traits.remove_trait X to return the Sim back into a normal, living Sim. For this second part, you must use the exact type of death cheat to reverse it. Use the simology panel ( hotkey Y) if you're unsure.

  • traits.equip_trait trait_ghost_anger - Anger, and for example traits.remove_trait anger to remove it. This cheat may be temporarily broken due to a patch .
  • traits.equip_trait trait_ghost_animalobjects_killerchicken - Death by chicken (Cottage Living)
  • traits.equip_trait trait_ghost_animalobjects_killerrabbit - Death by rabbit - Cottage Living
  • traits.equip_trait trait_ghost_beetle - Beetle - Eco Lifestyle
  • traits.equip_trait trait_ghost_climbingroute - Climbing Route fail - Snowy Escape
  • traits.equip_trait trait_ghost_cowplant - Cow Plant
  • traits.equip_trait trait_ghost_drown - Drowning
  • traits.equip_trait trait_ghost_electrocution - Electrocution
  • traits.equip_trait trait_ghost_embarrassment - Embarrassment
  • traits.equip_trait trait_ghost_fire - Fire This cheat may be temporarily broken due to a patch
  • traits.equip_trait trait_ghost_flies - Flies - Eco Lifestyle
  • traits.equip_trait trait_ghost_frozen - Frozen - Seasons
  • traits.equip_trait trait_ghost_hunger - Hunger
  • traits.equip_trait trait_ghost_laughter - Laughter
  • traits.equip_trait trait_ghost_lightning - Lightning - Seasons
  • traits.equip_trait trait_ghost_motherplant - Mother Plant - Strangerville
  • traits.equip_trait trait_ghost_murphybed - Murphy Bed - Tiny Living
  • traits.equip_trait trait_ghost_oldage - Old Age
  • traits.equip_trait trait_ghost_elderexhaustion - Overexertion (Old Age)
  • traits.equip_trait trait_ghost_overheat - Overheating - Seasons
  • traits.equip_trait trait_ghost_poison - Poison - Jungle Adventure
  • traits.equip_trait trait_ghost_pufferfish - Pufferfish - City Living
  • traits.equip_trait trait_ghost_rodent_disease - Rabid Rodent Fever - My First Pet
  • traits.equip_trait trait_ghost_steam - Sauna
  • traits.equip_trait trait_ghost_vampire_sun - Vampire sun exposure - Vampires
  • traits.equip_trait trait_ghost_vendingmachine - Vending machine - Snowy Escape
  • traits.equip_trait trait_ghost_witchoverload - Spellcaster Overload - Realm of Magic

Removing Ghosts and Bringing Back the Dead

Return to the Netherworld sends a ghost off to the beyond, never to be seen again

Ghosts can be removed from the game by sending them to the netherworld. Afterward, the tombstone or urn they belonged to can be destroyed.

Return/Send to Netherworld This is how you get rid of a ghost, forever. Do not use this option unless you are sure that you never want to see a ghost again and that you'll never want to play them. Click the ghost's urn or tombstone and you can release their spirit, permanently. Family tree aside, it will be as though that Sim never existed as far as the game is concerned and they cannot be recovered. Ghosts can decide to 'move on' this way, even once controlled by the player. Simply have the ghost select their own remains and return to netherworld.

Resurrecting Ghosts

Sims who complete the Bestselling Author Aspiration can earn the Poetic Reward Trait , which allows them to write the Book of Life . This book, which cannot be bound to the author, allows a Sim to be restored to life when they are a Ghost. If you want to protect the Author, you'll need to have another Sim do this Aspiration. Once it's written, simply bind the book to a Sim while still living, and then have them read the book themselves. You can make one for every member of your household. The Ghost must use the Restore feature to resurrect themselves. Any other Sim who reads it can only summon the Ghost.

Ghosts and the grim reaper

A group of ghosts gathers around, as the Reaper prepares to make another of the poor test family join their ranks.

If you did not get the Poetic Trait, then you need to make Ambrosia to bring the Ghost back to life. This requires a Death Flower, Potion of Youth, and Angelfish, along with mastery of both Cooking and Gourmet Cooking . Click to learn about Ambrosia and how you can get all its requirements in an efficient way. Ambrosia is one of the more challenging things to create in The Sims 4.

Playing as Ghosts

Ghosts can walk through walls, sometimes.

Ghosts can sometimes take shortcuts to get from A to B faster. This is great, even better is that they're immortal and have all the time in the world.

Playable Ghosts Even if a ghost was your Sim's husband, relationship will decay at the normal rate and thus levels may fall. In order to play as a ghost, you can simply befriend one each time it visits and then ask it to join your household. If you don't mind cheating, you can easily use testingcheats on and shift-click the ghost when it visits, click add to family. If you wait it out, you should be able to befriend them within 2-3 visits and get them to rejoin the family.

Ghosts are immortal as they have already died, and you can play as a single ghost without any living Sims in the household without issue. Sims can Woohoo with ghosts, but may not produce the ever-coveted Ghost Baby. Ghosts do not have any special abilities when it comes to need decay, their needs are exactly the same as those of living Sims.

They can, however, walk through walls (when you've clicked and automatic pathing decides it's a good idea) and get a few unique socials related to scaring Sims. Ghosts can do the 'Ghostly Repair' on certain objects (mainly plumbing, but not electronics), fixing them and saving Sims time. They'll actually gain handiness skill in the process. Other behaviors relate to how they died:

A ghost who was eaten by a cow plant can decay plants when angry

Sims' death type determines their abilities as a ghost. In this case, she was eaten by a cow plant and can now decay plants when angry - hence the red.

Ghost Behavior by Death Type Here are the behaviors ghosts exhibit, based upon the type of death. Many of these effects are situational or only existent whenever the ghost is a non-player character:

  • Anger - May give nearby Sims a small angry Moodlet (+1) with +2 for the Ghost.
  • Cow Plant - When angry, they can Decay a plant and cause it to grow weeds and lose water, possibly killing a plant that was already in bad shape.
  • Drowning - May cause pools of water to appear.
  • Electrocution - When angry, they may break electronics by possessing them. They can also shock Sims for a laugh.
  • Embarrassment - May give nearby Sims a small embarrassed Moodlet, with +2 for the Ghost.
  • Fire - May set fires at times, in random places. When player controlled, click the ground while angry to start a fire (may only work on the home lot).
  • Hunger - Will often eat in the middle of the night
  • Laughter - May give nearby Sims a small playful Moodlet, +1 for others, +2 for the Ghost.
  • Old Age/Overexertion - They just tend to chill when acting autonomously.
  • Sauna - Like the death-by-hunger Sim, except they strongly desire a cool-off. Because of this, they can near-instantly absorb puddles from the ground as opposed to mopping them.

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We’ve all dabbled in The Sims before, right? If not, now is the perfect time. These Sims 4 Ghost Cheats will help jumpstart any save you’ve got so you can get stuck into whatever Sim-related mischief you fancy!

Cheating is all well and good in The Sims 4 , but you need to know where to put the cheats in, right? Well, opening the command console isn’t too complicated at all. All you need to do is press CTR, SHIFT, and C to toggle it on or off. Then, once you’ve typed in the cheat… You just hit enter. Easy peasy. 

If you’re playing on a console, pressing all four shoulder buttons simultaneously will also toggle the console on or off.

Before you get stuck in though, it’s worth noting that for a lot of these, you’ll need to have Testing Cheats on, otherwise they won’t work. All you have to do for this is type testingcheats on into the command console. To disable this, you type testingcheats off into the console instead. 

If you’re having trouble with this, ‘testingcheats 1’, ‘testingcheats true’, and ‘testingcheats yes’ all appear to  work as well. 

Where a cheat requires a SHIFT-Click, console users can press X+O on PlayStation 4, or A+B on Xbox One for the same effect.

Throughout this series, I will display the cheats as follows: 

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Sims 4 Ghost Cheats

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Turn A Sim Into A Ghost Via Anger – traits.equip_trait anger

A Sim who died via Anger may give nearby Sims an anger Moodlet (+1) with +2 for the Ghost.

Turn A Sim Into A Ghost Via Cow Plant – traits.equip_trait cowplant

A Sim who died via Cow Plant can cause decay and death to plants when angry. 

Turn A Sim Into A Ghost Via Drowning – traits.equip_trait drown

A Sim who died via Drowning may cause pools of water to appear around them.

Turn A Sim Into A Ghost Via Electrocution – traits.equip_trait electrocution

A Sim who died via Electrocution may break electronics when possessing them, when angry. They can also shock other Sims for a laugh.

Turn A Sim Into A Ghost Via Embarrassment – traits.equip_trait embarrassment

A Sim who died via Embarrassment may give other Sims an embarrassed moodlet (+1) with +2 for the Ghost.

Turn A Sim Into A Ghost Via Fire – traits.equip_trait fire

A Sim who died via Fire may set fires at random times in random places. While angry, they can be instructed to start a fire when controlled.

Turn A Sim Into A Ghost Via Hunger – traits.equip_trait hunger

A Sim who died via Hunger will often eat in the middle of the night.

Turn A Sim Into A Ghost Via Laughter – traits.equip_trait laugh

A Sim who died via Laughter may give other Sims a playful Moodlet (+1), with +2 for the Ghost.

Turn A Sim Into A Ghost Via Old Age – traits.equip_trait oldage

A Sim who died via Old Age will relax more often when acting autonomously.

Turn A Sim Into A Ghost Via Overexertion – traits.equip_trait exhaust

A Sim who died via Overexertion will relax more often when acting autonomously.

Turn A Sim Into A Ghost Via Sauna – traits.equip_trait steam

A Sim who died via Sauna will have a strong desire to cool down. This will lead them to near-instantly absorb nearby puddles of water.

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Death in The Sims 4

The Sims 4 includes 10 different death types: Electrocution, Hunger, Fire, Rocket Ship Crash Landing, Old Age, Overexertion, Cowplant, Embarrassment, Anger, and Hysteria . Modern Grim Reaper included.  

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Death types are categorized as “Natural” or “Emotional” . Fire, Electrocution, Hunger, Old Age, Overexertion and Cowplant are filed under Natural Deaths, while Embarrassment, Anger, and Hysteria are filed under Emotional.  

❗ There are no cemeteries/graveyards in The Sims 4. ❗ Children can only die by Fire ❗ Death in The Sims 4 is more rare and much harder to achieve than ever before.

  Emotions have different intensity levels. Once a Sim reaches the highest level of a specific emotion, they will eventually be greeted with death. There’s only so much Embarrassment, Anger and Hysteria Sims can handle.   No matter which way your Sims dies, the Grim Reaper will be sure to come by and scoop up their soul. You will have the option to “Plead” for the dying Sim when the Grim Reaper appears, but if unsuccessful, he will leave you with the Sim’s Tombstone/Urn. You always have the option to resurrect a Sim as well.  

Death by Fire Fire and flames can move through the walls in The Sims 4, so do your best to extinguish nearby flames immediately. Sims who are not able to get away in time will burn to their death.   Advertisement         Death by Rocket Ship (Fire) “Racing” in space (Adventure Text) with a low level Rocket Science Skill, or exploring space after using the “Stuff a Fruit in exhaust pipe” action ( Mischief Skill ) , are guaranteed ways to crash land the rocket ship. Sims who crash in the rocket ship may catch fire from the surrounding flames and die.           Death by Electrocution Sims who repair electronics with a low level Handiness skill risk being shocked. Sims who are shocked during repair will receive the “Singed” moodlet for a few hours. If you attempt to repair broken items before your Sim has overcome the first shock, the Sim will be electrocuted and die.           Death by Hunger As mentioned above, it is much harder to force death in The Sims 4. Sims have a natural instinct to survive, even when you turn their free will off. There are two different 24-hour moodlets your Sims will have to overcome before completely dying of starvation: Hungry and Ravenous . Once your Sim has had the Ravenous moodlet for 24 hours without eating, they will die.   Advertisement         Death by Cowplant The Cowplant must be fed at least once every 12 hours, and if left unfed, the Cowplant will attempt to lure Sims its way by teasing them with cake. Once the Cowplant sticks out his cake tongue, Sims can either Eat the Cake, or feed the Cowplant.   Sims that attempt to grab the piece of cake from the Cowplant’s mouth will be eaten alive by the plant. Some Sims will be spit back out to the ground, while other Sims will take their last breath in the Cowplant’s “stem”.   It is my finding that the Cowplant will “kill” a Sim every other time they “eat cake”. So while you might get lucky the first time, they second is probably going to kill you. Sims who die will be take away by the Grim Reaper, and a tombstone will be left behind.           Death by Old Age Unless you have aging turned off, or they constantly drink the “Potion of Youth”, Elder Sims will eventually pass away. There isn’t much you can to do prevent their life cycle from expiring.           Death by Overexertion (Elders) Elder Sims do not have the stamina they had as Adults, which easily exhausts them when exercising or Woohoo-ing. Elder Sims who reach their limit will receive the “Dangerously Tired” moodlet for 4 hours. Avoid any strenuous activities during this time or they’ll die of overexertion.   Advertisement         Death by Cardiac Explosion (Anger) The angry emotion has four different intensity levels: Angry, Very Angry, Furious, and Enraged . Sims who reach the Enraged emotional state will only have a short period of time to cool off.   Emotions give Sims special interactions, and using them will help lower the intensity level. Sims who are left in the Enraged Emotional State for a long period of time will die.           Death by Laughter (Hysteria) The Hysteria emotion has four different intensity levels: Playful, Very Playful, Silly, and Hysterical . Sims who reach the Hysterical emotional state will only have a short period of time to rid this feeling.   Emotions give Sims special interactions, and using them will help lower the intensity level. Sims who are left in the Hysterical Emotional State for a long period of time will die.           Death by Embarrassment The Hysteria emotion has four different intensity levels: Embarrassed, Very Embarrassed, Humiliated and Mortified . Sims who reach the Mortified emotional state will only have a short period of time to calm down.   Emotions give Sims special interactions, and using them will help lower the intensity level. Sims who are left in the Mortified Emotional State for a long period of time will die.   Advertisement

     

Saving a Sim from Death

If you do not want your Sims dying and turning into ghosts, there are three ways to save them from death:

• Demand that the Grim Reaper spare the Sim’s life (Requires Confident Emotion) • Plead for the Sim’s life when the Grim Reaper appears • Give the Grim Reaper a Death Flower (Acquired by splicing the Orchid and Pomegranate plants)

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Playing as a Ghost

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❗ If you have created an “Epic Saga” for the target Sim via the Book of Life, you can summon the ghost immediately after death. No need to wait! Advertisement

  So let’s get us a ghost to play! There’s the easy way, and the hard way. Developers wanted to ensure playing as a ghost was challenging, so if you want a ghost without having to do a thing, head over to The Sims 4 Gallery . If you want to earn the ghost, you will need to do the following:

• Achieve a Ghostly Friendship level of 95%   • Invite the ghost to live in your household   • Play as a ghost!

  Seems simple, but keep in mind that it is challenging to raise Friendship and Romance relationships in the game. If you are having difficulties leveling up your ghostly relationship, feel free to use the relationship cheats to raise your relationship faster, or Shift + Click and “Add” the ghost to your family immediately.  

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❗ Ghosts do not age. The only way to age the Sim is to resurrect the ghost.

  Now that you have a Sim in your household you can resume life as usual. Once a ghost is “playable” it can get a job, get married and contribute to the family like any other living Sim. Ghosts can also change colors depending on their emotion, they have special interactions, and acquire unique abilities in their ghostly form. As a ghost, Sims have the following interactions available with Sims, Ghosts and Objects:  

• Ghost Scare – Ghost disappears and reappears • Pass Through – Ghost passes through the body of the target Sim • Possess – Ghost enters and elevates electronics and appliances • Repair – Ghosts repair objects much faster than living Sims • Talk about Death – Social Interaction • Ask about Death – Social Interaction

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• Start Fires – Sims that died by fire can “Start a Fire” anywhere by clicking on the ground   • Share Emotions – Sims that died by an emotional death will pass on their emotion to other Sims   • Break Electronics – Sims that died by electrocution, when angry, have the “Possess to Break” interaction to break electronic devices. They also have the “Trick with Hand Buzzer” interaction by default.   • Decay Plants – Sims that died by Cowplant, when angry, have the ability to “Decay” plants Advertisement

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Resurrection.

Just because your Sim is dead doesn’t mean they are gone forever. Sims who advance in the Writing, Cooking, and Gardening Skills are able to resurrect a deceased Sim. There’s two ways to resurrect a Sim in The Sims 4.  

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Resurrect via the Book of Life

The Book of Life’s functionality has been updated since the October 1st patch that added ghosts. Rather than resurrecting a Sim, the book will only summon the ghost from their grave.

Once summoned you will have to invite them into your household, and have the ghost “Restore” their own life from the book. SimGuruDaniel confirms this change is not a but and part of the challenge.  

• Reach Level 10 in the Writing Skill • Complete the “Bestselling Author” Aspiration • Write “ The Book of Life” on the Computer • Once the book is complete, click it and “Capture Epic Saga…” of a nearby Sim • You must “Capture Epic Saga” of a Sim BEFORE they die • When the Sim dies, use the “Summon” interaction for their ghost to emerge from the grave • Invite the ghost to be a part of your household (Requires 95% Friendship level) • The ghost must then use their Book of Life to “Restore Life”     Note : You must build a friendship level of 95% in order to ask a ghost to move into your home. Feel free to use the relationship cheats to raise your relationship faster, or Shift + Click and “Add to Family”

  This process can be performed on multiple Sims, with multiple books. There is no limit on how many “The Book of Life” books you can write, nor how many different Sims you can bring to life.  

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Resurrect via Ambrosia

If writing is not your forte, try learning to Cook. Ambrosia is a rare single serving food dish that can bring a ghost back to life or reset the age of a living Sim. The dish can be worth upwards of 2500 Simoleons, and lasts 10 hours outside the fridge without spoiling.  

Skill Levels required for Ambrosia:

Level 10 of the Cooking Skill Level 10 of the Gourmet Cooking Skill Level 7 of the Gardening Skill

Ingredients required for Ambrosia:

Angelfish – (Uncommon Fish found in Willow Creek) Death Flower – (Acquired by splicing the Orchid and Pomegranate plants) Pomegranates are acquired by splicing Apple & Cherry Trees, or fishing in Sylvan Glades . Orchids are acquired by completing the Space Rock Collection Potion of Youth – (Purchase this from the Rewards Store for 1500 Satisfaction Points)

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It's Getting Spooky in Here: Ghosts Are Now Haunting The Sims 4

We’re super excited to announce the release of ghosts in The Sims 4.

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We’re super excited to announce the release of ghosts in  The Sims 4 . Check out our guide below!

Ghosts, how do they work?

Just how do you find these spooky creatures from the spirit world? When a Sim dies, non-player character (NPC) ghosts attach to a tombstone or urn around your Sim’s home or yard. But these aren’t just decorations. You can build relationships with these ghosts, and invite them to join your Sim’s household where they can become playable characters. Once a ghost is “playable” it can get a job, get married and contribute to the family like any living Sim. Of course, they wouldn’t be properly undead without some special ghostly abilities and behaviors.

Ghostly Behavior

Ghosts are a moody bunch and much of what they do depends on how they’re feeling and how they died. Ghosts that die from laughter stay positive, with a moodlet causing nearby Sims to become playful. Beware of ghosts that die from anger, as they will have a very different attitude. Other ghosts will have more… unique  behaviors. Sims that have been electrocuted to death will become ghosts capable of breaking objects by possessing them. Victims of the Cow Plant spend the afterlife interested in gardening; if you’re lucky, a ghost will lovingly tend to your Sim’s garden, but a bad mood will lead to a yard full of dead plants.

Luckily it’s pretty easy to tell what mood a ghost is in as they tend to radiate their emotions for everyone to see - it’s the undead version of wearing your emotions on your sleeve.

The way you play determines ghost behavior as well. If you keep your ghost Sims happy they’ll be a big help around the house freeing Sims to spend time working on goals, making friends or whatever it is that makes them happy. For example, you may hate how long it takes normal Sims to repair objects around the home. With ghosts around you can use “ghostly repair” to save all kinds of time! A Ghost Sim can even be used as a sort of maid that tidies up while your Sim family sleeps if the Ghost Sim has the “neat” trait.

Getting Rid of Ghosts

Tired of your ghost Sim? No problem! Ghosts can be easily banished to the netherworld with one interaction on their urn or tombstone. You can also bring ghosts back to life! If a Sim has a high enough gardening and cooking skill they can make a tasty plate of Ambrosia to bring ghosts back from the dead. You’ll need three ingredients to do that – Angelfish, a Death Flower and the Potion of Youth.

We really hope that you enjoy the new ghostly gameplay and we can’t wait to see what new stories you’re going to tell. Happy haunting Simmers!

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Removal, resurrection, and joining the family.

Ghosts are a feature of the Sims 4 Base Game. They are the result of Sims who've passed away, and their behavior and abilities vary based upon the cause of death. We have a separate guide to individual ways Sims can die, and preventing death . This guide to Ghosts will teach you about their attributes, means of getting rid of ghosts, having ghosts join your household, and how to bring a ghost back from the dead.

Ghost Visits & Basics While there is some variation in what ghosts can do and how they behave, they also share the same qualities. Ghosts will visit in the middle of the night (after 10) and depart in the morning (around 6am). The presence of their urn (indoors) or tombstone (outdoors) is what determines the lot they will spawn on. Ghosts tend to behave erratically, but also in ways tied to the type of death they experienced. Having a haunting can be predictably chaotic, given the damage they could cause overnight, but they're mostly a minor nuisance that sometimes leads to funny moments and overall has a negligible impact on gameplay.

Ghosts get a few unique socials, namely 'Scare' and 'Pass Through'

Ghosts may cause a Tense +2 Moodlet on Sims whenever they possess a nearby object, and possess the spook and pass through socials in order to scare Sims. Often, their arrival is nothing special to a group of Sims unless they possess a nearby object, and you're able to easily socialize with them and even befriend them over time. The color of a ghost shifts based on their emotions, not on their death type. You can easily tell if a ghost is happy if they're green. Flirty if pink, red is angry, blue sad, and so on.

Befriending ghosts lets you ask them to move in.

Given the odds are somewhat low for a visit from an individual ghost each night, the more urns on your lot the more likely you are to experience paranormal activity. Players of multi-generational families who keep their previous Sims around may have 2-3 ghosts running around at night, messing with the house. I'd say a ghost appears on average 1-2 nights a week, sometimes more, and you may experience long dry spells with no activity.

Cheat to Get a Ghost

The following cheats add or remove a specific type of death trait that is responsible for making a Sim into a ghost in the first place. Turning one of these on will immediately turn them into a ghost of the appropriate type. Equip the trait with traits.equip_trait X to turn them into a ghost or remove it with traits.remove_trait X to return the Sim back into a normal, living Sim. For this second part, you must use the exact type of death cheat to reverse it. Use the simology panel ( hotkey Y) if you're unsure.

  • traits.equip_trait anger - Anger, and for example traits.remove_trait anger to remove it. This cheat may be temporarily broken due to a patch .
  • traits.equip_trait cowplant - Cow Plant
  • traits.equip_trait drown - Drowning
  • traits.equip_trait electrocution - Electrocution
  • traits.equip_trait embarrassment - Embarrassment
  • traits.equip_trait fire - Fire This cheat may be temporarily broken due to a patch
  • traits.equip_trait hunger - Hunger
  • traits.equip_trait laugh - Laughter
  • traits.equip_trait oldage - Old Age
  • traits.equip_trait exhaust - Overexertion (Old Age)
  • traits.equip_trait steam - Sauna

Removing Ghosts and Bringing Back the Dead

Ghosts can be removed from the game by sending them to the netherworld. Afterward, the tombstone or urn they belonged to can be destroyed.

Return/Send to Netherworld This is how you get rid of a ghost, forever. Do not use this option unless you are sure that you never want to see a ghost again and that you'll never want to play them. Click the ghost's urn or tombstone and you can release their spirit, permanently. Family tree aside, it will be as though that Sim never existed as far as the game is concerned and they cannot be recovered. Ghosts can decide to 'move on' this way, even once controlled by the player. Simply have the ghost select their own remains and return to netherworld.

Resurrecting Ghosts

Sims who complete the Bestselling Author Aspiration can earn the Poetic Reward Trait , which allows them to write the Book of Life . This book, which cannot be bound to the author, allows a Sim to be restored to life when they are a Ghost. If you want to protect the Author, you'll need to have another Sim do this Aspiration. Once it's written, simply bind the book to a Sim while still living, and then have them read the book themselves. You can make one for every member of your household. The Ghost must use the Restore feature to resurrect themselves. Any other Sim who reads it can only summon the Ghost.

A group of ghosts gathers around, as the Reaper prepares to make another of the poor test family join their ranks.

If you did not get the Poetic Trait, then you need to make Ambrosia to bring the Ghost back to life. This requires a Death Flower, Potion of Youth, and Angelfish, along with mastery of both Cooking and Gourmet Cooking . Click to learn about Ambrosia and how you can get all its requirements in an efficient way. Ambrosia is one of the more challenging things to create in The Sims 4.

Warning: Culling The game has a limit of 180 Sims, and ghosts are subject to deletion in multi-generational games. They are likely targets for the game to delete and make room for new Sims as others grow old. You can prevent this and remove the limit entirely with the No Culling Mod , available at modthesims.info.

Playing as Ghosts

Ghosts can sometimes take shortcuts to get from A to B faster. This is great, even better is that they're immortal and have all the time in the world.

Playable Ghosts Even if a ghost was your Sim's husband, relationship will decay at the normal rate and thus levels may fall. In order to play as a ghost, you can simply befriend one each time it visits and then ask it to join your household. If you don't mind cheating, you can easily use testingcheats on and shift-click the ghost when it visits, click add to family. If you wait it out, you should be able to befriend them within 2-3 visits and get them to rejoin the family.

Ghosts are immortal as they have already died, and you can play as a single ghost without any living Sims in the household without issue. Sims can Woohoo with ghosts, but may not produce the ever-coveted Ghost Baby. Ghosts do not have any special abilities when it comes to need decay, their needs are exactly the same as those of living Sims.

They can, however, walk through walls (when you've clicked and automatic pathing decides it's a good idea) and get a few unique socials related to scaring Sims. Ghosts can do the 'Ghostly Repair' on certain objects (mainly plumbing, but not electronics), fixing them and saving Sims time. They'll actually gain handiness skill in the process. Other behaviors relate to how they died:

Sims' death type determines their abilities as a ghost. In this case, she was eaten by a cow plant and can now decay plants when angry - hence the red.

Ghost Behavior by Death Type Here are the behaviors ghosts exhibit, based upon the type of death. Many of these effects are situational or only existent whenever the ghost is a non-player character:

  • Anger - May give nearby Sims a small angry Moodlet (+1) with +2 for the Ghost.
  • Cow Plant - When angry, they can Decay a plant and cause it to grow weeds and lose water, possibly killing a plant that was already in bad shape.
  • Drowning - May cause pools of water to appear.
  • Electrocution - When angry, they may break electronics by possessing them. They can also shock Sims for a laugh.
  • Embarrassment - May give nearby Sims a small embarrassed Moodlet, with +2 for the Ghost.
  • Fire - May set fires at times, in random places. When player controlled, click the ground while angry to start a fire (may only work on the home lot).
  • Hunger - Will often eat in the middle of the night
  • Laughter - May give nearby Sims a small playful Moodlet, +1 for others, +2 for the Ghost.
  • Old Age/Overexertion - They just tend to chill when acting autonomously.
  • Sauna - Like the death-by-hunger Sim, except they strongly desire a cool-off. Because of this, they can near-instantly absorb puddles from the ground as opposed to mopping them.
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How to Get Rid of Mold in the Sims 4

Posted: December 14, 2023 | Last updated: December 14, 2023

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With The Sims 4: For Rent expansion, the gameplay is enriched with a range of new features, placing a significant focus on property management, allowing Sims to take on the roles of landlords or tenants. This expansion introduces various interactions, including maintenance tasks within rental properties and more. Alongside these features, two new lot challenges have been incorporated: Maintenance Troubles, similar to the Needs TLC challenge from the City Living expansion , and Mold.

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While real-life experiences with maintenance or mold issues in the house may not be desirable, incorporating these challenges into the Sims' virtual lives can add an extra layer of complexity and immersion to the gameplay. The mold mechanic, in particular, introduces unique elements, requiring players to pay attention to specific aspects to effectively address and manage it.

In contrast to certain house-related mechanics, such as dust accumulation that can occur over time (if enabled in the general gameplay settings), the appearance of mold in The Sims 4: For Rent is not a random occurrence. To introduce mold as a challenge in a specific unit or residential lot, players must actively set it as a lot challenge . This process is straightforward and follows the same steps as enabling other lot challenges. In Build/Buy mode, players can access the trophy icon at the top left corner and click on it to enable as many lot challenges as they desire. If the lot does not have mold set as a challenge, there simply won't be any mold appearance or accumulation in that particular lot.

Moreover, mold accumulation is influenced not only by the lot challenge setting but also by other factors such as poor plumbing maintenance, especially if plumbing objects are broken, the presence of puddles, and the accumulation of trash in the lot. With that, while mold accumulation will happen over time as long as the lot challenge is active, it may simply appear quicker or less often based on this factor. To prevent mold from appearing too often, players should prioritize maintaining plumbing objects in good condition, promptly addressing any maintenance issues (either by contacting the landlord or fixing them directly), and ensuring overall cleanliness on the lot. This can help mold lot challenge to become much easier to manage.

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It's important to note that mold in The Sims 4: For Rent comes in two distinct types: Allergenic Mold Pile, which has a greenish appearance with a more scattered pattern, and Toxic Mold Pile, distinguished by a more condensed pattern and a black color. The Allergenic Mold Pile primarily affects nearby Sims by giving them negative moodlets and allergies. On the other hand, the Toxic Mold Pile poses a more serious threat, as Sims in close proximity can die from exposure to this type of mold. Mold can also spread within the lot and progress through different stages, making it crucial to address the issue promptly, ideally when it first appears. Once a Toxic Mold Oile appears, players will get an orange notification regarding its appearance, so they will not miss out on this.

Fortunately, removing mold is a straightforward process, and Sims can choose from three different methods to get rid of it. Players should prioritize the removal of Toxic Mold piles over Allergenic ones, especially when dealing with a significant amount of mold. Mold piles are typically visible on the floor instead of walls, making them easy to identify.

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  • Clean: Players can select a specific mold pile and choose the "Clean" option. If there are multiple molds in the area, players will need to select each one individually to eliminate them all.
  • Set on Fire: Alternatively, players can opt to set the mold on fire . However, this approach may lead to the entire lot catching fire, introducing additional risks and hassle that outweigh the initial issue of mold.
  • Use Mold-B Gone Bomb: For a more quick and easy solution, players can deploy the Mold-B Gone Bomb, which effectively removes all mold from the lot upon activation. However, players should keep in mind that this method comes at a cost of 750 Simoleons, so it is recommended primarily for situations where cleaning each individual mold pile is impractical or challenging, especially if Sims are quite short on Simoleons.

Death by Mold is the latest addition to the extensive list of deaths in The Sims 4. To experience or avoid this death, players need to pay attention to Toxic Mold Piles, as Allergenic Mold Piles do not lead to this outcome. Sims must remain in close proximity to a Toxic Mold Pile for an extended period to succumb to death by mold. However, players can prevent this by either leaving the lot or cleaning the toxic mold pile.

In the unfortunate event that a sim dies from mold, they unlock unique interactions as a ghost , similar to some other death types. These ghost sims can use the spread mold interaction on a lot, but they lack any unique interactions with living Sims.

The Sims 4 is the latest offering from Maxis and The Sims Studio, serving as a sequel to The Sims 3. Although it was released back in 2014, the game is still going strong today thanks to an array of DLC add-on packs that give players access to more unlockable items and events.

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The Sims 4: How to Cure Sickness

Being sick isn't fun for anyone, even in The Sims 4, so here's how Sims can treat illnesses and get healthy.

While players control basically all aspects of their Sims' lives, certain things occur naturally that aren't as fun for your Sims. For example, if you have downloaded The Sims 4: Get to Work DLC, there's a chance that Sims will get sick.

Sick Sims will experience many symptoms regardless of their illness, leaving them uncomfortable for some days. If Sims are too uncomfortable, they won't be able to complete specific tasks, and any creations will be of low quality. This guide has everything Simmers need to know to keep their Sims healthy and cure sickness in The Sims 4 .

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How to cure sickness in the sims 4.

The Sims 4: Get to Work includes a feature that makes Sims occasionally sick. This occurs randomly, but if players have Seasons installed, it does happen more often in the rainy and cold seasons. Players will know their Sim has caught something if they get moodlets about dizziness, nausea, or hives.

While these symptoms won't kill them, it is not a pleasant experience for them and can make getting work done difficult. Players have several options to help their Sims recover from any illness.

Take Medicine

The quickest way to cure sick Sims is to purchase and take medicine. Sims can catch multiple types of diseases, but they are treated with the same medicine . Follow the steps below to get medicine:

  • Select a computer or laptop
  • Choose "Order..."
  • Open the "Purchase Medicine.." Menu
  • Buy medicine for 50 Simoleons a dose

Once bought, the medicine appears in the selected Sims inventory. Players can then click on the bottle to take it, which will relieve all sickness symptoms immediately. Sims should only take one dose at a time to avoid making themselves loopy.

Drink Tea or Orange Juice

Players can drink tea or orange juice to help with sickness symptoms. Unlike medicine, this method isn't instantaneous, but it does shorten the amount of times that Sims has negative moodlets related to their illness.

Sims can drink orange juice by clicking on a fridge and selecting it from the quick meal menu. Tea, on the other hand, requires the Tea Magic Personal Brewer. Players can buy it from the Build/Buy mode. Brewing any tea will get the job done.

Players can also cure sickness the old-fashioned way with some R&R. If players cannot buy medicine or make a healing beverage, they can click on any sofa or bed and have their Sim nap or sleep.

Sleeping won't cure a sickness immediately but makes symptoms last less. Certain illnesses are harder to kick, but with enough rest, Sims will feel in tip-top shape again in no time.

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Yes, you can have funerals in The Sims 4. This is possible with the City Living pack, which includes a podium. Follow these steps to have a funeral in the game:

What do you do when someone dies in Sims 4?

In Sims 4, when a Sim dies, you can bring them back to life by having another Sim plead with the Grim Reaper to spare their life. Approach the Grim Reaper and select the option to plead.

How do you give a eulogy in Sims 4?

To give a eulogy in Sims 4, your Sim needs to have a charisma level of at least 6 and a podium on the lot. Place the urn of the deceased Sim in the Sim’s inventory, then click on the urn and the option to give a eulogy will appear.

How you get a funeral home in Sims 4?

To get a funeral home in Sims 4, you need to use the build mode. Filter for lots and make sure you have the option to include CC and mods turned on. Find a funeral home you like and place it on your lot. Make sure the lot type is set to general and that it has the custom lot trait for a funeral home.

How do you mourn a death in Sims 4?

When a Sim dies in Sims 4, their tombstone or urn becomes a place of mourning for other Sims. When Sims pass by the grave, they will stop and cry. The duration of mourning varies, with some Sims taking longer to pay their respects than others. Generally, mourning lasts up to 48 hours.

Can you talk to death in Sims 4?

In Sims 4, you can interact with the Grim Reaper in various ways. You can talk, flirt, dance, and even give roses to Death. However, you cannot have a romantic relationship or sleep with Death.

Can you befriend death in Sims 4?

In Sims 4, it is possible to befriend the Grim Reaper. After a Sim dies, the Grim Reaper may remain on the lot for a short time, allowing other Sims to interact with him. You can chat and build a friendly relationship with Death, but a romantic relationship is not possible.

Why can’t I have a funeral in Sims 4?

Having a funeral in The Sims 4 requires the City Living pack, as it includes a podium. Place the urn of the deceased Sim in your inventory and place a podium on the lot. Then, place the Sim with the tombstone in their inventory. With these steps, you can have a funeral in the game.

Where is the urn or grave in Sims 4?

When a Sim dies while you are not playing their family, their urn or grave will usually appear at the graveyard. To find the urn, go to the mausoleum located at the graveyard, choose “manage the dead,” and take the urn. You can also find the urns of other Sims who died in different households.

Do you get a hospital in Sims 4?

To access the hospital in The Sims 4, you need to install the Get to Work expansion pack. Once installed, you can visit Willow Creek’s Civic Center neighborhood to find the hospital and interact with it.

Is there a pet cemetery in Sims 4?

Yes, there is a pet cemetery in The Sims 4. In the Deadgrass Isle district of Bridleton Bay, you can find this pet cemetery. You can also befriend ghosts of dead pets, explore a lighthouse, or find adventuring spots near the graveyard.

How do you make a Sim mourn at a tombstone?

To make a Sim mourn at a tombstone, click on the tombstone of the deceased Sim and select the “Mourn” option. If the Sim died on your lot, the grave will usually be at or near the place where the Grim Reaper collected them.

Can you see how a Sim died in Sims 4?

If a Sim in The Sims 4 dies and is a playable character or has other playable relatives, you can check their family tree to see the cause of death. The ghost’s color and animations can also provide clues about the cause of their death.

How do you get a Death Flower in Sims 4?

To get a Death Flower in The Sims 4, you need to perform specific plant grafts. Follow these steps to create a Death Flower: 1. Graft Cherry to Apple to make Pomegranate. 2. Graft Lily to Snapdragon to make Orchid. 3. Graft Pomegranate to Orchid to make Death Flowers.

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  1. How to make ghosts appear in Sims 4?

    #1 May 2018 Options mckennaelise530 ★★★ Newbie It has been over a week and I can't seems to make the ghost of my deceased sim appear.

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    • 1 yr. ago South-Marionberry How does one make ghosts appear? Help! Looking to "revive" my sim's boyfriend (first as ghost, then properly via "ambrosia") and I don't entirely know how to do that, is it an automatic event, or is there a prompt that comes up that allows one to "revive" the sim? Or is it limited to certain packs?

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    Initially, ghosts will be non-playable characters (NPCs), regardless of their prior playability. These ghosts spawn from their grave marker and will tend to stay nearby to it until you interact...

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    Ghosts will visit in the middle of the night (after 10) and depart in the morning (around 6am). The presence of their urn (indoors) or tombstone (outdoors) is what determines the lot they will spawn on. Ghosts tend to behave erratically, but also in ways tied to the type of death they experienced.

  5. The Sims 4 Ghost Guide: Get Your Spooks Up!

    Of course, the most obvious way to become a ghost in the Sims 4 is to kill a Sim through any in-game means but this requires some effort, at least if you want to be able to play as a ghost. First, you'll have to make sure there are at least two teen or older Sims in the household before you kill off one of your Sims.

  6. "The Sims 4" Ghosts Guide: Death, Spirits, and the Netherworld

    Rising Again Ghosts that are not a part of your household are inactive for most of the day. You won't see a ghost until the lights go out for the night (roughly 11 - 12), and even then, there's a chance the ghost will not appear. You pretty much just have to wait around and hope for the ghost to show up.

  7. How to Get a Ghost to Appear in The Sims 4

    Game Questions How to Get a Ghost to Appear in The Sims 4 Jun 29, 2022 Game If you are wondering how to get a ghost to appear in The Sims 4, you have come to the right place. You will find three different methods to do so, including the Move Object cheat and the Ghost Creation cheat.

  8. The Sims 4: How To Become A Ghost

    Ctrl+Shift+C for PC Command+Shift+C for Mac R1+R2+L1+L2 for Console All four shoulder buttons for Xbox One Afterward, type Testingcheats True or Testingcheats On in the cheat console, and The...

  9. How do I get a Ghost to appear

    How do I get a Ghost to appear - Sims 4 FAQ

  10. Get Spooked!

    Use these Paranormal Stuff cheats to see how their looks change! Change all Specters' facial expressions to friendly - Open the cheat console by pressing CTRL + SHIFT + C then enter this code: objects.set_state_value specters_Face_Friendly. Change all Specters' facial expression to mean - Open the cheat console by pressing CTRL + SHIFT ...

  11. Ghost

    Ghosts are featured in most The Sims games after Sims die. Some lots will have pre-made ghosts, and after Sims die, they linger as ghosts. Ghosts appear as transparent color-varied Sims. Ghosts appear on residential lots that have the remains of a deceased Sim in the form of either an urn or tombstone. They can appear at any time between 12:00 am and daybreak but they don't always appear. When ...

  12. How To Play As A Ghost In The Sims 4

    The Sims 4 and its expansions offer a range of beings that you can interact with or play as. One type of Sim that you may see from time to time is the ghost. These are dead Sims that can haunt spooky locations, as well as appear near their own grave. Related: The Sims 4: Vampires - All The Ways To Become A Vampire

  13. Have You Seen a Ghost? All You Need To Know About Spirits!

    What are Ghosts in Sims 4? Ghosts were always among us in Sims 4, starting from the base game. These are the deceased Sims that appear as transparent levitating characters at night. They haunt places and go about their business as NPC characters, but they can also become playable if we want them to be.. Like in real life, Sims' time in the world is limited, and so is the longevity of their life.

  14. The Sims 4 Paranormal Stuff: Everything You Need To Know ...

    Published Jan 27, 2021 Guidry the ghost can help your Sims with their paranormal problems. From low needs to unwanted visitors, here's how to call on Guidry's aid. This article is part of a directory: The Sims 4: Complete Guide Table of contents

  15. How to find a missing urn/ghost without mods : r/thesims

    Step one: Getting her ghost to my lot This involved getting her sim ID number by opening the cheat tab and entering "Sims.Get_sim_id_by_name Cassie Green" Cassie was her first name and Green was her last. This gives you a long ass string of numbers in my case it was "613908693980678559" I suggest taking a picture or something.

  16. The Sims 4 Ghosts Guide

    Ghosts will visit in the middle of the night (after 10) and depart in the morning (around 6am). The presence of their urn (indoors) or tombstone (outdoors) is what determines the lot they will spawn on. Ghosts tend to behave erratically, but also in ways tied to the type of death they experienced.

  17. Sims 4 Ghost Cheats

    Sims 4 Ghost Cheats. A Sim who died via Anger may give nearby Sims an anger Moodlet (+1) with +2 for the Ghost. Turn A Sim Into A Ghost Via Cow Plant - traits.equip_trait cowplant. A Sim who died via Cow Plant can cause decay and death to plants when angry. Turn A Sim Into A Ghost Via Drowning - traits.equip_trait drown.

  18. The Sims 4 Ghosts

    The Sims 4 includes 10 different death types: Electrocution, Hunger, Fire, Rocket Ship Crash Landing, Old Age, Overexertion, Cowplant, Embarrassment, Anger, and Hysteria. Modern Grim Reaper included. Death types are categorized as "Natural" or "Emotional". Fire, Electrocution, Hunger, Old Age, Overexertion and Cowplant are filed under ...

  19. It's Getting Spooky in Here: Ghosts Are Now Haunting The Sims 4

    Ghostly Behavior. Ghosts are a moody bunch and much of what they do depends on how they're feeling and how they died. Ghosts that die from laughter stay positive, with a moodlet causing nearby Sims to become playful. Beware of ghosts that die from anger, as they will have a very different attitude. Other ghosts will have more… unique behaviors.

  20. The Sims 4 Ghosts Guide

    A Ghost. Ghosts are a feature of the Sims 4 Base Game. They are the result of Sims who've passed away, and their behavior and abilities vary based upon the cause of death. We have a separate guide to individual ways Sims can die, and preventing death. This guide to Ghosts will teach you about their attributes, means of getting rid of ghosts ...

  21. How to Get Rid of Mold in the Sims 4

    With The Sims 4: For Rent expansion, the gameplay is enriched with a range of new features, placing a significant focus on property management, allowing Sims to take on the roles of landlords or ...

  22. The Sims 4: How to Cure Sickness

    Take a Nap. Players can also cure sickness the old-fashioned way with some R&R. If players cannot buy medicine or make a healing beverage, they can click on any sofa or bed and have their Sim nap ...

  23. Solved: Ghost with no tombstone/urn?

    March 2021. Options. CGrant56. Champion. @greenean71. Ghosts still show up in the game even with no tombstones. If you are playing on a lot with the Spooky lot trait, that actually attracts ghosts and they will visit often. If you don't have any in the game, the game will make one for this.

  24. Can Sims 4 have funerals?

    To give a eulogy in Sims 4, your Sim needs to have a charisma level of at least 6 and a podium on the lot. Place the urn of the deceased Sim in the Sim's inventory, then click on the urn and the option to give a eulogy will appear. How you get a funeral home in Sims 4? To get a funeral home in Sims 4, you need to use the build mode.