I have a copy of The Sims 3 that I bought from a retail store.

Having got sick of dragging out a CD drive to play the game, I re-bought the game in digital download form when it was on super-sale on Steam.

Is it possible to transfer my existing save into the new install somehow?

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    Just so you know, if you install Origin, you can use your Sims CD key to unlock a downloadable version which doesn't need the CD in drive, and it still uses the old save's location – JohnoBoy Mar 14 '12 at 7:23
  • Maybe the save location is differnt? Have you tried moving it? – IAmGroot Mar 14 '12 at 13:24

The save games should carry over between installations. I recently purchased Sims 3 on Steam and my save games and custom content from my previous retail installation worked fine.

When you uninstall(ed) Sims 3 retail, you are prompted with a dialog if you want to keep saved games, custom content, etc.. You will have to make sure you tell it to keep your content.

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