The Sims celebrated its twenty-first birthday in 2021. I’ve always struggled with the lack of continuity even though we have the “alternative timeline” explanation. While I primarily play The Sims 4, I also enjoy playing both The Sims 2 and The Sims 3 and reading other Simmers’ speculations about lore. I’ve written a short story, “Alexander and the Time Machine,” to share my personal lore about how The Sims 4 fits into the franchise. I’ve also created the families and homes for a twenty-first anniversary/birthday save. Click on the links to take you to the short story, the prologue to the save, and to the households that will give you more insight into the worlds of Willow Creek and Oasis Springs in this timeline. All Sims and Lots should be available in The Sims 4 Gallery and any cc is optional.