The Sims 3 Supernatural: Zombies Guide
Zombies in The Sims 3 Supernatural are perhaps the weakest addition to the game for one reason – excess. When the novelty wears off, you'll probably be left cheating to remove Zombies from your town. It's better to consider this a curable ailment than a true life state lest you be disappointed. In this guide, we'll discuss the properties of Zombies and how you can protect your garden, cure Sims of Zombification and trim the walking (and frustrating) dead from the neighborhood.
The needs of a Zombie are the same as those of a Sim, and their life span is the same as the type of Supernatural they were before turning. They suffer a -30 moodlet while transformed which is either two days or permanent depending on how they're turned. They're essentially normal Sims only slower, with poor social skills and a bad complexion to match their moods.
Zombies' socials are restricted, but amusing. They can do a variety of things to other Sims, such as Arrrgh, Argh, and Arrrrggggh, which will all increase their hunger, energy, and social motives. Target Sims get a surprising amount of socializing out of this as well, but some Sims are known to talk to plants so it's not a huge surprise. Zombies don't socialize with Plants but will kill plants with their Graaains! Interaction. Read further to learn how to keep Zombies (and wildlife from Pets) out of your garden.
Using the Brains! Interaction the Zombie will lunge for a Sim's arm. This may result in the Sim appearing to die and transforming to a Zombie. Fret not – they can be cured.
Zombies were originally bugged, but this has been fixed by EA. Patch up to ensure Zombies do not get stuck spawning indefinitely, as though it's always a full moon. During Full Moons, they can pop up and really mess with your Sims and their gardens. Here's how you can fight back:
Cure Potions made from Alchemy are an option accessible to any Sim. They can often be purchased at the Alchemy store in town. If you're in any neighborhood other than Moonlight Falls, you might need to use Edit Town from the '...' menu to put this into your game. Another option is to become a Witch and learn the level 8 Sunlight Charm. Both of these options remove all curable diseases from a Sim.
Removing Zombies via Cheats
Regrettably, EA failed to give us the slider or checkbox we need most to control the Zombie population – although we hope for this to be fixed in a future patch. For now, the only way to trim Zombies from the game world is to use testingcheatsenabled true, shift-click the mailbox and choose Supernatural Population Control. Using this you can cause the game to remove a percentage of all Zombies (or any other Supernatural Sims) from the neighborhood. Do this a few times and there will be significantly fewer Zombies running around. Resetsim firstname lastname will also reset a Zombie and remove it from your lot.
Protecting Your Garden
Supernatural comes with Indoor Planters you can find in Buy Mode – Sort by Room – Living Room – Plants. These will keep Zombies from eating your plants as they can't invade your home like real Zombies. The better option is to build a fence or greenhouse. Go to Build Mode and select fences, choose one that's more than ankle high so it can't be stepped over, and place a gate. Once you've got that set up, click the gate and lock it to anyone not in your household. Now Zombies can't enter this garden, nor spawn there. A Greenhouse could be built with indoor planters but to leave exposed ground there, you'd have an unfinished room moodlet.