The Sims 3 is a reality simulator, following the style of The Sims 1 and 2. Players control their own Sims in activities and relationships in a similar manner to real life. The gameplay is open-ended and indefinite.

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Why are my Sims so slow?

I have been playing Sims 3 again and it seems that my Sim's actions are too slow for it's own good. I have Late night(+ several others) installed and so my sim is now living in a high-rise(well a 4 ...
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Multiple users and households in Sims 3

Can someone explain the sims 3 households for me? So my fiancee created a sim and played with it in bridgeport. I then started a new game and created a new sim. We both want to marry eventually but ...
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Sims 3: Mad scientist looking for a new job

If a mad scientist in Sims 3 gets a new job, can you still perform experiments on random objects?
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Lot no longer has a pool; Sims still want to swim, get stuck in loop

My current household used to contain a swimming pool on a third floor balcony. Since I've recently installed Sims 3 Ambitions, the pool had to go to make room for a laundry room. Every now and ...
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Do NPCs Throw Parties in The Sims 3?

In The Sims 3, you can throw parties and invite people over the phone. Do you ever get invitations from other Sims? Or is the player the only one who can throw parties?
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The Sims 3: Why is my Sim so unhappy?

As is visible in the screenshot below, my Sim has all their needs met and no negative moodlets, yet their happiness level is pretty much stuck to miserable. Is this a bug, and if so, how do I fix it? ...
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Cheats for the Sims on Windows Phone 7

The missus just got Sims3 on WP7, apparently it's driving her nuts and is very slow paced (?). Anyway, is anyone aware of cheats for this phone? iPhone ones don't seem to work.
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Will Sims 3 Windows-only DVD serial work on Mac?

I have one of the early Sims 3 DVD versions that apparently did not come with a Mac installer. If I could get ahold of a Mac DVD for installation, would it be possible to use my Windows CD-key? Or ...
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How difficult is it to bring someone back from the dead?

My partner accidentally died. I would like to resurrect her and I read up on the oh my ghost opportunity. Does it take long and is this oppertunity missable? Also, my partner was the cook, can she ...
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Can I detonate things without losing friends?

I have the Sims 3 Ambitions and Late Night expansion packs installed and when I detonate stuff to get scraps and the challenge, I seem to be losing friendship points with all my friends and even ...
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When I visit Shang Simla, the Sims 3 starts stuttering. What could cause this?

It only happens when i go to Shang Simla on a holliday, I've never had it since the start of the holiday and lowering graphics or reloading the game keeps the lag. When I return home everything runs ...
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Is there a way to put a lot of things in a fridge in an easy way?

Or in any container for that matter? After harvesting, I always end up having to drag every item in one by one. Also, is there a way to group the same item? After dragging and dropping, if I miss, it ...
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Can sims move to a new neighbourhood?

I got the late night expansion pack for the sims, and i'd like to move my family to the new neighbourhood that came with it. I tried it before but they lost all their money, which i would like to ...
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The Sims 3: Earn 10,000 Simoleons?

In The Sims 3, one of my sims has the wish to "Earn 10,000 Simoleons". Even though she is at the top of the corporate career ladder, she doesn't make even close to that much. Is there something I ...
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The Sims 3: Athletic skill stuck, any way to fix?

In The Sims 3, I have a sim that plainly refuses to learn the athletic skill. She can work out for hours, get fatigued, but her skill meter never moves and the skill is still stuck at zero. I've ...
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Custom music in The Sims 3 for various modes?

A feature I loved about The Sims 2 was how easy it was to customize music for the various modes -- buy, build, neighborhood, etc. As far as I can tell, The Sims 3 only lets you add music to the ...