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The Sims Freeplay- Life Dreams & Legacies Quest


LEVEL UNLOCKS: 26 UNLOCKS: automatic ageing, personalities and orbs TIME LIMIT: 5 days PRIZE: singing salmon

If you have not unlocked this quest yet it is because previous quests have to be completed first.

SMFR-IOSF_EN_Logo_R8If you complete within 5 days you will unlock the singing salmon that when listened to makes your sims inspired. You can still complete the quest after the time is up. You will unlock the ability to build new places; pet park, arcade, beach, carnival and pet salon once you complete this quest.

It is a good idea to have an adult sim to sacrifice when completing this quest.

NOTE: your sims will start to automatically age and die as soon as you start this quest

How long does this quest take to complete?

Times may vary depending on the star rating an item has.

  • Call a friend- 4 minutes
  • Send invitations on a computer- 4 minutes

  • Send 5 sims to snow park
  • Tend the bar in the snow park (stay tending the bar for the next task)

  • Order a cocktail at cabin (snow park)- 32 seconds (you can only do this task when someone is tending the bar)

  • Ask Osiris about new inventions- 6 minutes 12 seconds

  • Open the age controller (see steps 1 and 2 in the image below)
  • Advance an adult sims age

  • Send a sim to the park
  • Examine the glowing orb- 1 day 20 minutes (can be found on the pier in the park)

  • Give the orb to a senior (that sim will pass away during this quest)

  • Open the life dreams menu (see image below)
  • Choose a life dream

  • Fulfil a life dream- you could get any one of these life dreams, I have included how to complete them (times may vary):

I want to read Sci Fi books from a preteen bookshelf- 4 hours (Select Sci Fi from preteen bookshelf)

I want to debunk theories of relativity while drinking tea- 13 hours 20 minutes (Select debunk theory of relativity on teapot)

I want to write letters to sci fi celebrities on the computer- 7 hours 12 minutes (Letters to celebs option on computer)

I want to get all Dr Whoozits memorabillia via the internet and send it to a museum- 11 hours 42 minutes (Select the option on a computer)

I want to talk to tech support about computer systems on the phone- 4 hours 30 minutes (Select the option on the phone)

I want to create an edible board game army by baking gingerbread sims- 6 hours (Bake Gingerbread on a stove)

I want to read encyclopedias from bookshelfs- 3 hours (Select encyclopedia on a bookshelf)

I want to argue with park statue constantly about the virtues of Dr Whoozits- 8 hours 20 minutes  (Click on the thinking man statue in the park)

I want to have many scientific breakthroughs in the bath- 9 minutes (Select the option on a bath)

I want to strategize chess on a chessboard as often as possible-6 hours (Select the option on a chess board)

I want to have marathon movie sessions on a TV- 8 hours (Select Movie Marathon on a TV)

I want to tell a lot of sims all about Ms Vampire Slayer- 10 hours (requires another sim, select option)

  • Have a senior ask Osiris for help- 5 minutes

  • Tap on the beach, carnival, arcade or pet park on island

  • Have a senior ask Osiris for help- 20 seconds

  • Fulfil a life dream- (the same as you did before)
  • Have a scientific breakthrough in the bath- 9 minutes

  • Debunk theory of relatively while drinking tea- 10 hours 30 minutes

  • Have a senior grow watermelons- 1 hour (works with an adult and can be started early)
  • Bake gingerbread sims- 6 hours (again works with adult and can be started early)
  • Complete a cycle of life (goodbye senior sim!)


Still confused with life dreams?  Read my Frequently Asked Questions about Life Dreams post here and my Guide to Life Dreams and Orbs post here

How can I stop my sims dying? The Pausing a Sims Life post may help!

Prize: Singing Salmon


Is the prize worth it? Yes it really is worth it! It makes it so much easier to keep your sims in a good mood but you have to wait 30 minutes for it to recharge before you can use it again.

Where can I find it? In the decorations section

Costs: S1500

You cannot unlock the singing salmon if you do not complete the quest in the time limit

Thanks for reading!

Please note this quest was correct at time of writing, it may change.


please read this post before asking:

NOTE: Last updated during the baby steps 2015 update.


Author: weightlessmagic

I'm a 21 year old from England who is passionate about being creative, I would like to say I'm good with words but I'm really not! Hopefully you will find my blogs helpful and entertaining! Enjoy! x

1,144 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Life Dreams & Legacies Quest

  1. First I want to thank you for all the help you’ve given me on these quests, you’ve saved me so many hours of anguish:)

    I’m in the middle of this quest, and I’m concerned about how I’m going to be able to have a baby and still complete it in a reasonable amount of time. I need to get through two more levels before I can even add another sim again…does this quest make an exception and let you have one anyway or do I have to wait?

    • You’re welcome!
      No, it doesn’t make an exception but when your sim dies your sim count should decrease so you can add the baby but the problem with that is you won’t be able to start having the baby early, if you wanted to have the baby before the sim died you would need to delete an existing sim in your town.

  2. I just completed this quest and wanted to let you know that sometime since the the baby steps update they have changed some of the times. I used all three star Items, which might account for some of the differences, but not all of them.

    “Send invitations on a Computer” is now only 4 min.
    “Ask Osiris about new invention” is back down to 6 min 12 sec
    “Have a scientific Breakthrough in the bath” was only 9 min
    “Debunk Theory of Relativity with a tea set” was 10 hr 30 min
    the add a baby was also not free (48000 i had 27 sims in my town), I would have started it early if i knew that had changed.😦

  3. Your blog helps me so much thank you for it

    Even though I am not in this quest yet I just have a question.
    When one of your sim dies can you revive it with lifestyle points or is there someway a sim can visit the dead sim like in a cemetery and is there a funeral or it just dies like that 😵 and no sim cares?

    Sorry for the long question 😋😝

  4. Hi! So glad to find a page like this… I need a help with this quest Im currently in, the “Life Dreams & Legacies”…Im actually at the last task which is to have a baby but I cant do it. I have a married couple and even bought a new wood crib (which cost me 5LP!!) thinking it would work but did not. Im at Level 40 now and still even have 1 slot for new sim (26/27). What am I missing? Please help, I still have 2 days for this quest. Thank you!

  5. I had to age one of my married Sims for this quest and thought I’d be able to reverse it. It’s giving me the option to age back to the beginning of the Senior stage. I don’t want to have a married couple with one senior and one adult. Is there any way to make him an adult again?

  6. I love your blog. I have made a couple of comment/questions but they don’t appear to be getting answered, so I have another question and posting here: I have all of my sims busy doing thing always, but some of them aren’t hardly aging at all and others are aging very rapidly. (Adult age group) Do you know why?

  7. Just finished this quest and the sim that passed away had a cat which I now can’t find when I visit the house. I didn’t even think of it when I picked that sim but do they remove the pet as well?

  8. Hi weightlessmagic!

    Thank you for this amazing website!

    I have a question. Can I just not do the quest altogether?

    Like everyone else, I don’t want my sims to die!

    Thank you!

    • You’re welcome! You can, just stay on the previous quest (in stitches) or your sims will start to age as soon as this quest begins

    • I’m in the same boat! My little daughter watches me play and says I must never kill any of the Sims off, as she designed most of them and named some after her friends, yikes!

  9. Hi there! This is really a good help, but, I have a problem! At the “Debunk theory of relatively while drinking tea”, I tried with everything, but it doesn’t give me the option, just the normal ones. May can you help me? Thank you!

  10. I am having trouble with the Life Dreams and Legacies quest.

  11. So I’ the life and dreams quest and I had all 5 sims at the snow Park… They asked Osiris about his invention and then the next part is to age my simple, but it doesn’t give me the option when I click Osiris… I’ve closed the game and reopened it and it still doesn’t work… Any idea?

    • Osiris doesn’t age your sim, you need to go to the age controller (on the panel which shows you your sims jobs, hobbies and relationships, there is a new tab to advance a sims age) The picture in the post under the goal ‘Advance an adult sims age’ you need to click on the button in step 3 and click advance to complete this goal.

  12. I accidentally deleted my sim who I chose to age during this quest and now don’t seem to be able to age another in its place in order to complete the quest. Help?! Thanks!:)

  13. Your Life Dreams and Legacies Update Tips page is 404ing me. The place where I asked about advancing and reversing age regarding age paused. Can you look into that?

  14. Ignore my previous post, I just found your link with all the questions on it and got the answers I was after. Scrolled past it before, sorry.
    Great link and very detailed, very helpful too Thank you.
    The sims aging does sound more interesting after reading that but I definitely don’t want that to happen until I’ve completed all the other quests and built everything else up first.
    Maybe one day when I’ve done everything else that I can, I might go for it then.
    I’ve got quite attached to my sims but I could always recreate them once they’ve died I suppose.
    Would be nice to give them a life purpose as well once I’ve completed everything else.

  15. Hi I just wanted to say first how much I love your blog! This is probably about the 8th time I’ve posted a comment but only about 3 of them have been responded to. I don’t mean to sound rude and understand that you can be busy but I would really appreciate it if you responded to this one! So here it goes. I am just about finished the l,d&l quest (I’m on the have a baby task ) and I have started giving my Sims personality’s and dreams I have completed a few of the tasks but its not showing any progress of the dreams so I’m kinda confused. Do I have to finish the quest before it can show progress? Again love your blog and sorry if I sound rude but I would love a reply. Thanks!

  16. Started the life dream quest…now wish I didn’t. Please answer me this…once I lose all my sims I have now after they age and die will my new ones continue to age and die as well?
    Thank you

  17. Hi I am waiting for this quest to get that stuff but the question is, do I have enough time to complete it without spending LP?

  18. Is there a way for then to stop auto aging? Cause I don’t want my sims to age but I want to get all the things that the quest has like the dog park. Any info would be amazing:)

  19. Hi I’m on the last step of the quest and I can’t seem to find were it says to have a baby

  20. Hi I already have a baby ready to be made in a cradle (green button above cradle) for the last task “have a baby” would it be complete if I went in and made one??? Thanks for your blog it’s really helpful. I’ve used it for most of the course of my game.

  21. I just started the quest and I don’t want to finish it. Will it go away in time or will it be there, incompleted, forever?

  22. Your blog is really helpful!! I just had 1 question. After I complete this quest, will I need to have birthday cakes to age sims?

  23. Do your sims cry after the elder dies like the ones in the house as they die? Thanks sorry I’m late I love your posts they help so much❤

  24. I picked the life dream about talking to tech support about computer systems on the phone. When I click on the phone, the closest option is being on hold with tech support. Will that work or do you know what to do if a dream isn’t showing up? Thanks!!

  25. Thank you so much for all of the info. My only regret is I wish I would have known about this blog in the beginning.

  26. Hi there. Not really a question but more of an opinion…… as i trust your opinions, do you think it’s worth while to do this quest or stay away from it. Is it difficult to play the game after this quest is done. I had done all my quests but that one on a previous game but had to restart. I’m still debating whether or not to go ahead with this quest and I’d like an honest opinion regarding it.

    • Honestly this is such a difficult question to answer, I have done this quest, I didn’t want to at first but I did it and now I am used to them dying, I have built all the places with orbs now I am working on getting the platinum orbs to pause my sims so I can start to rebuild my town, it takes a long time to earn the orbs needed to pause a sim so it is a lot of effort but its not difficult to play as you will get used to it.
      This post may help if you find the life dreams concept confusing: but it is hard to tell you what to do, if you don’t want your sims to die then you probably shouldn’t do this quest, you can always do it later if you change your mind.

      • How long since you’ve completed this quest….. to give me an idea of how long it would take to get the orbs to pause my sims age.

      • I did this when it first came out, so March 2014 but there was a period when I didn’t play that game for a while and just concentrated on my newer game so it probably wouldn’t take you 2 years!

  27. I decided to go ahead with the quest and have finished it so now working on life dreams.

    Q1. Would it be better to build the arcade and such first or work on getting platinum to pause my sims?

    Q2. As an adult…. does the bar increase by just 1% for all tasks?

  28. Is it only infants you can set a life dream for? How do I do existing adults? Is that possible? I am not sure how to create a personality either? I have completed the l, d & l quest. Thanks for your time:)

  29. Hey, I can’t find the link to your page anymore with which quest should I stop at if I don’t want life and legacies to start. Like, I don’t want to do that whole new game orbs and all. I just want to do all old school normal tasks and not get seniors and death and all this new nonsense. I remember reading on your blog that if you stop at a certain quest, you don’t advance in the game but your sims don’t die. I just wanna go as far as I can quest-wise before aging and dying is introduced. And just rack ups money to finally slow down and do thing I can’t afford right now like upgrade my houses etc.:) thank you so much

  30. Hi!Just wanted to ask about the information panel.Im nowhere near this quest since I’m currently in the unicorn one When do you get that panel because I don’t have mine yet (I’m on iPad)

    • Do you mean the whole info panel or just the age controller part? You won’t get the age controller part until you get onto this quest, you will have the info panel that shows your sims jobs, hobbies and relationships.

      • I’m actually referring to the whole panel (sim tracker I think) because mine is on the bottom left and the one in the quest would be much more effective.

      • That version is for iPods and other small devices because there isn’t room for the panels to be the other way.

  31. I need to have a baby but when I buy crib, there is no option above the crib to make a baby. Does anyone know why? Btw, crib is in the maried couple’s house.

  32. Hi! Weightlessmagic! Thank you for this blog, it helps me a lot. I have some questions, if Life Dreams and Legacies Quest is done the other sims will die also? And if they died, the LPs for making baby, is it free or it takes 5LPs just like before? And last question 😉 if the baby age to adult, they’re going to die also? 😢😢😨

  33. Hey there, thank you so much for making this blog, it’s been of great help to me and now I actually know and can calculate each task in the timed quests.

    About the life and legacy quest, I have a tip if someone wants their sims to still be alive for a longer time so they can complete the other hobbies. I am currently on the Road To Fame quest and the time has run out. I have completed 91% of the quest but if I don’t finish it, I can buy myself more time to do other things. (As you know every quest must be completed before moving on to the next)

    I hope this is helpful and can save people the trouble of hurrying through the last few quests. I also feel like its a good alternative to escape ‘death’.

  34. When the sims pass away, is there a graveyard that appears or do the sims just dissapear??

  35. Thanks for all of the help with sims I wouldn’t ever finish in time if it wasn’t for you! I did this quest a couple of weeks ago and I just wanted to point out that the singing salmon is SO worth it! You can buy one for every sim and you will never have to use the bathroom, eat, shower, or anything else ever again!! So just a word of advice to other simmers who are on this quest or are about to start it: start having the baby early! And go as fast as you can to complete it in time for the singing salmon. SO WORTH IT! even if you have to spend Lps.:)

  36. Wow, I really appreciate all the work you have done! It has been amazing help since I started the game. I was so clueless about events and I’m glad I finally searched the internet for help. I was brand new during the last long hair event (fashion designing). I was still really clueless during the romance island, but I found your blog about 4 days into it! I didn’t even realize you could buy more than one banana tree! I got with the program and got everything up until the wedding venue.

    Anyway! I am stopped in the in stitches quest because all that I have read about LD&L! I want to do that quest one day after I have built up my town. I am curious about Death taking over houses after sims die. Is their anyway to avoid that? Can you still add people to that house? Is their anyway to get the house back from death (grim I guess)?

    I appreciate the time you take to help everybody! Thank you!

  37. Hey I have given two of my senior sims the life dream of having scientific discovery in the bath which takes ten mins. They have been doing it constantly but they are still stuck on 86% which is what they were as an adult. One of them has a silver orb and is going for a gold one so I really need to complete his life dream. Am I doing anything wrong? Also is there a way of changing their dream without changing their personality and setting them back to the start? Thanks!

    • This life dream is so short it takes a long time to increase the percentage, especially when they are trying to earn a gold orb. You are just going to have to keep going because you cannot change their life dream without having to start from 0% again.

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