The Sims 4: All Game Packs & Their Features
A buyer's guide to Game Packs for The Sims 4. Inclues all major features, and some side attractions you might like to know about. Should help players remember things they have that they don't use, and greatly improve odds you're happy with a pack when you've bought it. That's the goal, anyway...
The Sims 4 Hidden Area:
Finding Sylvan Glade
There are two hidden areas included in The Sims 4, one in each World - The Forgotten Grotto in Oasis Springs, and Sylvan Glade in Willow Creek. All Sims may enter Sylvan Glade with no special requirements, while the other requires max Handiness. Once you've unlocked these areas, you can easily return to them at any time without having to go through all those steps - just travel to the neighborhood and head right in!
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Where to find Sylvan Glade in Willow Creek
Hidden Area: Sylvan Glade
Travel to Crick Cabana in Willow Creek, above, and look for the big, mystical-looking tree in the Screenshot below.
Water, then talk to this Tree to enter Sylvan Glade
View the Tree a couple of times, then the Water option should pop up. After watering it a few times, I had the option to 'Chat about Roots', then 'Compliment on Leaves' and finally, 'Explore'.
Click to Enlarge. A beautiful view of Sylvan Glade
From there, you must again make the right choices, but get as many tries as you like. Select Follow the Sound, Travel Downstream, Enter the Mist, Travel to Glade.
Catching a Treefish in The Sims 4's Sylvan Glade Hidden Area
Now you are in a reliable place to catch a valuable and rare Treefish! There are also Plants you may not have, and places to search for Frogs and Dig. I am sure the spawners in the Glade are more likely to spit out rare collectibles, just like those in the Grotto.
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Did catch some awesome fish, though
The Gardening Guide has a table with how many sim hours it takes plants to mature.
I think my collectables are bugged or something. I cant see a single dig, plant or anything in the glade (or any other world). has anyone had this problem??
Yikes, If your sim hangs on the lot til at least 4-6am the next day the spawners should kick in. If they don't then save your game and exit. Then delete the localthumbcache.package file from your TheSims4 folder and go back to the glade and wait till 4-6am again for the spawners to kick in.
Spawners in the Glade should kick in the minute your sim arrives on the lot but sometimes they are on the same schedule as ordinary plants and so only spawn once a day between 4-6 am.
this is amazing! I had no idea there ever WERE any secret areas on sims. Thank god I found this guide
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