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How to Add Real Friends on Sims Freeplay – A Complete Guide

Hey there! Are you looking to connect with friends and expand your social experience on Sims Freeplay? Well you‘ve come to the right place.

Adding friends on Sims Freeplay allows you to visit each other‘s unique Sim towns, interact with their Sims, and collaborate on parties and relationships. It‘s a great way to enhance the fun and creativity of the game.

In this comprehensive guide, I‘ll walk you through the different methods of adding friends in Sims Freeplay step-by-step. I‘ll also provide tips from expert players on maintaining friendships, interact with buddies, and troubleshoot issues.

Let‘s dive in!

Overview – How Do You Actually Add Friends on Sims Freeplay?

There are four main ways to add friends on Sims Freeplay:

  1. Linking Facebook Account
  2. Manually Entering Email/Username
  3. Exchanging Friend Codes
  4. Adding Nearby Players

Once connected as friends, you‘ll be able to visit each other‘s Sim towns, date each other‘s Sims, collaborate on parties, gift items, and more!

Now let‘s look at each method in detail, including step-by-step instructions.

Linking Facebook Account

Connecting your Facebook account to Sims Freeplay is the easiest way to find friends who also play the game.

Here is how to do it:

  1. In Sims Freeplay, tap the menu button (3 lines icon).
  2. Select the Connect tab and choose Facebook.
  3. Login to your Facebook account when prompted.
  4. The game will sync your Facebook friends list.
  5. Any friends already playing Sims Freeplay will show up under Party Boat > Friends.
  6. You‘ll also see their Sim towns on your Maps page.

And that‘s it! The game will automatically detect friends on Facebook who have Sims Freeplay connected too. Their Sims towns will populate in your game.

Pro Tip: Make sure your Facebook privacy settings allow Sims Freeplay to access your friends list, or else it won‘t sync properly.

Manually Entering Email or Username

If you know your friend‘s Sims Freeplay email address or username, you can directly send them a friend request:

  1. Go to Party Boat > Friends.
  2. Tap the + symbol to open the Friend Request screen.
  3. Enter your friend‘s email address or Sims Freeplay username.
  4. They‘ll receive your request and can accept it!

This method is great when you know a specific person you want to connect with, even if they aren‘t on your Facebook.

Exchanging Friend Codes

Every Sims Freeplay player has a unique 9-digit Friend Code. Exchanging codes with someone allows you to become friends:

  1. Go to Settings > About to view your Friend Code.
  2. Share your code with a friend, and get theirs.
  3. Open Party Boat > Add a Friend.
  4. Enter the 9-digit code your friend provided.
  5. Tap Send Request and they‘ll receive it.
  6. Once they accept, you‘re connected on Sims Freeplay!

Friend Codes are great for finding new friends outside of Facebook. You can share codes on forums, communities, and fan sites.

Pro Tip: Make sure to enter the code exactly correct, with no extra spaces or characters, or it may not work.

Adding Nearby Players

You can also find nearby Sims Freeplay gamers based on geographic location:

  1. Go to Party Boat > Add Nearby Players.
  2. The game will detect other users near you.
  3. Tap Add Friend next to their name.
  4. Once they accept, you‘ll see their Sim town on your Maps.

Using nearby players helps you connect with Sims friends in your local area. It‘s fun to build relationships with those close by.

Expert Tips for Connecting with Sims Friends

Here are some tips from veteran Sims Freeplay players on building strong friendships:

  • Visit friends‘ towns often – This maintains your friendship level by interacting with their Sims and environment.

  • Give gifts frequently – Send rare items or resources to help them progress. Stickers also provide relationship boosts.

  • Date each other‘s Sims – Romances between your Sims unlocks special rewards over time.

  • Coordinate parties together – Set up joint parties and have friends bring their Sims over. Chat via Facebook while attending.

  • Help rebuild after disasters – Gift resources to friends to help repair damage from fires, earthquakes, or meteors in their town.

  • Set Visibility to "Friends" – In both Facebook and Sims Freeplay account settings. This ensures your friends can see you.

  • Move in together – Take the friendship to the next level by moving into your friend‘s Sim house.

  • Chat while playing – Use the in-game chat while visiting each other‘s towns.

  • Join Sims groups/forums – Exchange friend codes and find new connections in the Sims community.

  • Travel internationally – Swap friend codes with players worldwide to get a geographic diversity of Sim towns.

Prioritize your own town progression at first, but eventually frequent friend interactions provide benefits. Finding the right balance is key!

Troubleshooting FAQ – Solving Friend Issues

Let‘s go over some common issues and questions when adding friends:

Q: Why can‘t I see my Facebook friends in Sims Freeplay?

A: Double check that you properly connected Facebook in the game‘s settings. Also confirm your Facebook privacy settings allow Sims Freeplay to access your friends list.

Q: Friends show up but not as neighbors on the map – why?

A: If showing as Facebook friends but not neighbors, try reloading the game. Make sure you both have visibility enabled in Facebook and Sims Freeplay account settings.

Q: My friend code isn‘t working – what‘s wrong?

A: Verify you entered the 9-digit code exactly correct, with no typos or extra spaces. Also the code expires after a while if not used, so get a new one.

Q: How do you interact with friends in Sims Freeplay?

A: Visit their towns, date Sims, attend joint parties, use in-game chat, exchange gifts and stickers, help rebuild towns after disasters, and more!

Q: Is Sims Freeplay multiplayer?

A: There is no true real-time multiplayer. However, you can visit friends‘ towns asynchronously and interact through dating, parties, gifting, etc.

Q: How many friends can you have on Sims Freeplay?

A: You can add an unlimited number through Facebook and friend codes. Your maps can display up to 100 friend towns at once.

Q: Should I limit friend interactions early on?

A: Focus on your own town first when starting out. But later on, frequent friend interactions provide rewards and bonuses. Find the right balance for you.

Final Tips for Making More Sims Friends

If you‘re looking to expand your social circle on Sims Freeplay, here are some final tips:

  • Join Sims Freeplay groups on Facebook – Great way to exchange friend codes and advice.

  • Participate in official friend referral programs – EA sometimes offers incentives for referring new players.

  • Check forums and communities – Share codes on Sims fan sites and forums to find new friends.

  • Use Nearby Players when traveling – Connect with local players as you visit different cities/countries.

  • Convince real life friends to play – Get existing friends to download the game and start playing!

So there you have it – everything you need to know about adding friends on Sims Freeplay! Let me know if you have any other questions. I hope this guide helped explain the different methods and best practices around connecting with people.

Time to go make some new Sims buddies!



Michael Reddy is a tech enthusiast, entertainment buff, and avid traveler who loves exploring Linux and sharing unique insights with readers.