Rupert Simavarious loved the violin. Unfortunately, from the first time he picked up a violin and bow it was obvious that he should never, ever be allowed to play one again. His love of the violin was so strong, though, that he vowed that someday people would remember his playing so he set out to make a violin that would turn his shrieks and squeaks to sublime sounds. He never accomplished his goal, but the end results were some of the finest violins ever created. His techniques were used to create the Simavarious VII - a new line of old beauty.
A violin can be played for tips by teens and up, but will not sync with a piano, guitar, bass, or drum set. Players should note that, if FreeTime is not patched, the tip jar will leave an unusable tile after being picked up.[n 1]
The violin appears in The Sims 4, along with an associated violin skill. Both violins have a Fun rating of 3 and boost the player's violin skill. Until Sims reach at least level 3 in the skill, playing the violin can irritate others and in turn embarrass the player so it might be best to practice alone. Children have special child-sized violins, which increase the Creativity skill, rather than a violin skill.