You are playing as a runaway teenager and the object of it is simply to survive.
To be able to play a single teen household you need a couple mods:
Curfew Disabler by Sniper296. Does what it sounds like, disables the curfew. This will come in handy, trust me. I disabled it for teens - otherwise your teen will always be getting dragged back to their home lot by the cops.
Twallan's Mover. Allows households without teens. Similar mods can be used if you have any.
The creator suggests using Bridgeport but I've used both Dragon Valley and Anne Arbor and both worked. Whatever works for your back-story.RULES:
~ You cannot build any kind of shelter for yourself until you have earned the money to do so.
~ You cannot have any electronics or appliances, or cell phone
access (put it on silent), until you have a home (at least 1 living, 1 bath, and 1 bed room).
~ You cannot have a part time
job until you have a child, or are a Young Adult. You can't have a full time job until you have a home (at least 1 living, 1 bath, and 1 bed room).
~ You cannot cook/shower/etc on other people's lots or interact with anyone until you're a YA. You're a runaway, they'll report you as such right? If your social meter gets low, you can interact with children, teens, or pets. Or you can have your own child.
~ You can shower and use the restroom at any public place, such as the fire station or gym. You can use the fridge at the fire station one day a week (up to 3 times) for snacks (steal too much food and you'll get caught). If you have Seasons, you can have your sim go swimming in a lake/ocean, and slowly drag their hygeine bar us with TCE on. This is what I do.
~ You can start buying food from the food truck, concession stands, vending machines, diner, etc. once you have 500 simoleons saved up. But only every other day.
~ You can dumpster dive
, rummage through trash cans, and salvage furniture. You CANNOT replace the ruined furniture by clicking on it and clicking "replace", ever. But seats, tables, etc. are still useable. Don't use a ruined crib for a baby, otherwise the baby will get "stuck" and you'll have to resetsim.
~ Your main food sources are plants and vegetables that you grow yourself, but you can harvest wild ones if you want. No "special" plants allowed.
~ You can fish all you want, and sell those to the grocer.
~ You can use a taxi.
~ You can buy a bike when you have the money, but no car until you are a YA and can afford one.
And now on to the actual challenge!
The goal here is to survive. There are no "points". You're simply trying to survive, start a new life for yourself. You should aim for having a high paying job, at least 1-2 children/grandchildren, and a big house. The main thing you're doing is getting money the "old" way, by fishing, collecting and gardening, and by selling scrap metal.
So to start out. Make your sim. I've only done the challenge as a female because it's easier to have babies if you download WooHooer and, having babies especially as a teen adds difficulty. But you can play as a male if you wish.
They can look however you want, but the hair shouldn't be "glamorous". Ideally, it should be in a ponytail, cut short, under an ugly hat, etc. Clothing should be dirty looking, the werewolf clothing that came with SN is perfect if you have that EP.
You may have any traits, but no more than ONE that would make things easier. Those include traits such as: Loves Heat, Loves Cold, Green Thumb, Mooch, Angler, Kleptomaniac, Loves the Outdoors.
Place a 10x10 lot outside of the city somewhere, where no one can find you. You're a runaway remember? Move your sim onto this lot. Buy a sleeping bag (or bed if you don't have WA), then set your simoleon amount to 0.
(This is done by pressing control+c, typing "testingcheatsenabled true". Hit enter. Then enter "familyfunds [your sims' last name] 0")
And now you begin your new life. I usually start by going to the junkyard and getting some scrap to sell, so I can buy a few basic vegetables to plant and eat.
When I played in Dragon Valley, my sim lived mainly on veggies and eventually was able to steal a car for enough money to build a structure to live in. Then worked on catching and taming a couple wild horses to sell. I found out quickly that Dragon Valley has no dumpsters to scrounge from.
Anne Arbor is a fantastic 3rd party world - probably my favorite world. Again, there were no dumpsters and this time my sim did not have the Kleptomaniac trait but she had the Mooch trait so was able to beg and actually got fairly good at it.
I have yet to get a teen sim pregnant - I don't know if I don't have the right mod or if I'm just missing something. *shrugs* I can't get the option to Woohoo to come up.
Do you have any questions?