Sims 4 objects, when was they invented?

02-10-16_11-03-58 PMI am playing the sims history challenge and I caught myself wondering, when can my sims get an easel, or that stove they want? So I sat down and made a list of all the (interesting) objects in game. I sorted them by category and by age.

I am putting everything from 1500 until 1800 into the category “Colonial times” and the 1800-1900s into Victorian times. I hope others will find it useful as well.

Building

Prehistoric

  • Shelters
  • House building (Younger neolithic period)
  • Windows: Shutters or hide
  • Roof: Thatch
  • Wall: Timbered houses
  • Floor: Dirt, stone

Ancient civilization

  • Bricks
  • Glass windows (small and expensive)
  • Paper windows (East Asia)
  • Roof: Terracotta, wood shingles, slate, copper
  • Wall: Brick
  • Swimming pools
  • Floor: Wood, stone, mosaic, terracotta, rugs
  • Column

Medieval times

  • Roof: Dutch roof tiles (almost modern terracotta roofing tiles)
  • Chimney

Colonial times

  • Glass windows become more common
  • Wallpaper (1700s)
  • Fence: Picket fence*

Victorian

  • Glass windows: Common and quite see through
  • Roof: Industrially made wood shingles, corrugated metal roof
  • Carpets rather than just rugs

Comfort:

Ancient civilization

  • Beds
  • Backstool /folding stools/taboret/faldstool
  • Trones
  • Divan: Ancient civilization
  • Bench: Ancient civilization

Medieval times

  • Proper chairs with backs that is not reserved for royalty

Colonial times

  • Swivel chair
  • Padded sofa & loveseat: late 1600 – commonly in use in normal homes 1800s so Victorian/wild west in the cities)

Can’t find information on

  • Bar stool – probably either colonial times or victorian

Surfaces

Ancient civilization

  • Countertops – wooden with no cupboard under. Or made of stone/brick. Add the cupboard from colonial time onward
  • Dining table
  • Work table
  • Office table
  • Shelf

Colonial times

  • End table

Victorian

  • All tables should be waist high or higher – otherwise the skirts get in the way

Early 1900s

  • Low sofa table

Plumbing

Prehistory

  • Shower – waterfall

Ancient civilization

  • Bathtub
  • Big communal pool
  • Washing bowl
  • Well
  • Shower: Jug of water poured over one’s head and in upper class homes drainage in the floor
  • Ancient greece/ ancient Rom: Proper showers with running water and drainage (note however that nobody else really had them till at the earliest colonial time)

Colonial times

Victorian

  • Water Closet – WC
  • Sink with running water
  • Modern showers

Note: No modern hot tubs till the 1940s

Activities and skills

Prehistoric

  • Dance floor/area
  • Painting
  • Sauna/sweat hut
  • Tents
  • Camp fire

Ancient Civilization

  • Yoga (India)
  • Chess (early version – again India)
  • Horse shoe throwing (properly)
  • Massage table
  • Chemistry lab (alchemy)
  • Easel
  • Lyre (sort of a violin-like instrument)
  • Wet bar
  • Lute (sort of guitar)
  • Workbench
  • Card games
  • Aquarium (ancient Rome)
  • Punching bags
  • Writing
  • Scroll bookcases
  • Chest

Medieval Times

  • Chess – the modern version
  • Telescope (late 13th to early 14th century)
  • Violin
  • Piano-like instruments
  • Printed books (Asia)
  • Bookcase/cupboard
  • Chest of drawers

Colonial times

  • Microscope
  • Carving pumpkins (remember they are a new world food)
  • Modern piano
  • Periodic table
  • Aquarium – popular for the upperclass
  • Printed books (Europe) – which probably mean you can publish books
  • Wardrobe
  • Tobacco: Hookah  (I mean Bobble blower) – c. 1550

Victorian

  • Camera
  • Microphone
  • Darts (as a proper recognised game – but the precursors are much earlier)

Early 1900s

  • Chemical analyser
  • Rockets (that are anything like the modern ones)
  • Guitar (the modern version)
  • Electric guitar
  • Fussball
  • Cooler box
  • Teddybears 
Note that they wasn’t invented till after WW2
  • DJ pult
  • Treadmill

Lighting & electronics

Prehistoric

  • Campfire
  • Stone bowl lamps
  • Touches

Ancient Civilization

  • Olielampe
  • Candle
  • Sundial
  • Hourglass

Middle ages

  • Kerosene lamp (Middle East)
  • Lanterns (metal or skin and wood)
  • Mechanical clock (China in AD 725, Europe 1200’s)

Colonial times

  • Street Light is now possible in some cities
  • Oil Lamp with a glass shade

Victorian times

  • Gas light (invented late 1700s)
  • Kerosene lamp (modern version)
  • Electric light

Early 1900’s

  • Electric light became common
  • TV (was invented, but wasn’t really in use until after WW2)
  • Radio
  • Gramophone
  • Jukebox
Note that they wasn’t invented till after WW2
  • Computer

Appliances

Prehistoric

  • Food storage: Mostly drying and smoking
  • Open fireplaces/camp fires

Ancient civilization

  • Food storage: Fermenting, salting, keeping cool in basements
  • Stove: Brick in large households otherwise open fireplaces was still the norm. Clay stoves in the Roman and Greek civilisations
  • Grill/bbq

1500-1700: Colonial times

  • Stove: Wood burning stoves – later part of the period. The English was sceptical. (The black metal ones)
  • Coffee makers

Victorian

  • Food storage: Canning
  • Stove: Coal or wood or gas
  • Washing Mashine (mechanical) 

Early 1900’s

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove: Electric toward the end of the period
  • Coffee maker: Electric
  • Dishwashers (though not common until after WW2)

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2 thoughts on “Sims 4 objects, when was they invented?

  1. you should add teddy bear to early 1900s activities
    it was invented after a hunting trip that Theodore Roosevelt went on during his first presidency (1902)

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