Questions tagged [sims-3]

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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Do Sims ever go places other than home and work?

I have yet to see my Sims go anywhere or do anything other than things around the house or leave for work. I would expect that, based on their personality traits, they would do things. At the very ...
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Is it possible to convert The Sims 3 Xbox 360 save files to the PC version?

I have old save files on the Xbox 360 that I would like to play again, unfortunately I can't on the Xbox 360 because of reasons. But I managed to copy the save files onto a flash drive then to my PC. ...
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How do I find a good job for my Sim in Sims 3 pets?

I read the newspaper every time it comes on Sims 3 pets and I get jobs that don’t suit my characters. What do I do? My character is really handy, lv. 8, yet I don’t know what to do. I go to places, ...
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Why is my Sim mean to his wife and kids?

Yesterday I was playing Sims 3 pets and my Sim came home from work. His wife asked him how his day was and he yelled at her. His mood meter went up. His son asked him if he would play catch. My sim ...
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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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Sims 3 DLC, do I have to use the expansion packs in the bundle?

If I purchase The Sims 3 bundle from Steam, and, say, I don't want to use the Pets EP, can I turn that expansion pack off? Also: can I use the same cheat codes I would use if I had installed The Sims ...
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My sim is not sleeping in her room. What should I do?

One of my sims doesn't sleep in one specific room. It's not the bed because if I move the bed to another room she can sleep. However, all the other sims can sleep in the beds in that room. I have ...
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How to play "together" in Sims 3?

Is there any way that my girlfriend and I can interact between our Sim characters/families? Is it possible to share neighborhoods online or play the same family change by change? We have both Origin ...
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Nraas Master Controller causes Sims 3 to close automatically

I have Sims 3 Ambitions expansion pack and want to install the Master Controller. https://www.nraas.net/community/MasterController However, the second I start the game, the entire window will close ...
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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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Sims 3 Steam release changes monitor colors slightly when full screen

When I launch The Sims 3 on Windows via Steam, the colors are brightened when you press shift+tab to bring up the steam overlay. Conversely, on Linux (specifically, Ubuntu and derivatives, with Valve'...
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How can I install Sims 3 via Steam on a Mac?

I had a PC laptop and had The Sims 3 installed on it through Steam. I figure that Mac and PC have different platforms, but is there any way to have the game installed on my Mac?
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The sims 3 Plumbots

I installed an expansion pack onto The sims 3 called "Into the future" which allows me to build robots(plumbots). They have mastered their musical skill but seem unable to form a band. How can i form ...
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Sims 3 isn't working

My friend was playing The Sims 3 just fine, but I downloaded Origin on her computer, and now The Sims 3 and its expansions will not work. We would click on the logo, and the game would try to start, ...
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What are the advantages of napping?

Napping doesn't replenish energy as well as sleeping in a bed. --The Sims Wiki Why would I ever want my Sims to nap instead of sleep? Was this added for realism or does it have any actual use?
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Can I make other Sims break up?

If I know a Sim who has a partner, but I want my Sim to be that Sim's partner, can I make them break up? For example, if I romance it hard enough, will an option like "ask to break up with partner" or ...
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Can you have pets on the Sims 3, without having the Sims 3 pet disc?

Can you have pets on the Sims 3, without having the Sims 3 pet disc? I have not thought of anything to try. I have thought until I could not think any more.
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Is there an NPC I can hire or create that will do my farming for me?

I have a fairly large garden with all types of vegetables. I do have sprinklers, but harvesting gets boring quickly. Will a Butler or a Simbot or some other NPC do my gardening for me?
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Does the cost of an item change its usefulness?

In Sims 3, you're shown some attributes for the items you can buy. For instance, the "oTron" computer has "Fun: 7" but the next most expensive machine also has "Fun: 7" but is a lot more expensive. ...
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Purchasing Sims 3 expansions on Steam without owning Sims 3 base game on steam

Currently, I have purchased all of my Sims 3 expansions on a disc. However, due to moving several times, I have lost some of the games in the unpacked stuff in the garage. Through the magic of game ...
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Feeding the Omni Plant with Supernatural fish

I've completed the Omni Plant opportunity and got the seeds. Then I fed the plant with fairy damsel fish. However, the plant is stuck in harvest state with no fish appearing. The same goes with ...
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Influence of quality of fish used to stock pond

I have always stocked pond(s) in areas owned by my sim family as quickly as possible which often means low quality fishes are used. I recently spend a little more time stocking a pond with Perfect ...
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Highest paying career

What's the highest paying career in The Sims 3 base edition? I mean highest hourly income, not necessarily highest weekly.
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Everytime I dismiss a roommate a different roommate is in my apartment

So since I decided to plan to move into an the apartment with 2 adults, 1 baby and 1 kitten. So, my family went to their apartment and there was someone living there trying to go to bed. I dismissed ...
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blank button on the sims 3 mailbox

Hello so there's a glitch on my game that I pressed Shift+Click on a mailbox, do Force NPC and then there is a blank button on the screen. Is it a game or a glitch?
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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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Can I put the custom content on an external drive?

I have a 500GB external hard drive, and I want store all the custom content files on it, to save space on my C drive. Will I be able to direct the game to look for them on the external hard drive?
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Sims 3: Aging options are greyed out

The question says it all. I went in to set all my options after a fresh install of The Sims 3, and everything seems to be editable except the aging options. All of those are greyed out. This seems ...
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How can I migrate The Sims 3 Expansion Packs and Stuff Packs games from my old laptop to a new computer?

I am writing to you this message because I need some help regarding The Sims 3 and its EP and SP installation. I own all of the EPs and SPs of the Sims 3 game and I actually have the original ...
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Is there a Master Controller for The Sims 3 Patch 1.62?

I really want to download this mod known as Master Controller. On 'nraas' website the older versions for this mod are given. But the version directly skips from 1.57 to 1.63. Does this mean that there ...
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Why does my "go to work" button not work?

When it is time for my Sim to go to work they will not get into the waiting car. I make sure that they are not in the middle of doing something and every time I click on the car to make my Sim go to ...
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How do you prevent Sims from aging?

In Sims 2 you could make Elixir of Life to stop Sims from aging. Is there any way to do this in Sims 3?
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Where is the Science lab in Sims 3? Oh My Ghost Opportunity

My dog died in Sims 3, and I was an idiot and forgot to click 'show me location'. I keep looking all over the map and I see any science lab symbol. Is there a way to find out where the lab is after ...
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How can I make guests come in my second home?

I bought a second home for my sim and I can't figure out how to allow a guest in! She just stands in the front door talking on the cellphone. I tried actions that usually draw her attention such as ...
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If I Downloaded The Sims 3 from Steam can I download expansion packs from discs?

I recently downloaded The Sims 3 from Steam and I have expansion packs such as "The Sims 3 Pets", even though I downloaded the base game from Steam can I still download The Sims 3 Pets expansion pack ...
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How do I change my Sims 3 installed content and saved games location?

Because my C: drive is just a 40gig SSD and space is an issue with it, I tend to keep games from saving files, DLC and screenshots there. I've changed my 'Documents' target on Windows 7 to target a ...
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Origin doesn't load the game!

I already own a few Sims 3 expansion packs, and I recently purchased Sims 3: Supernatural. It went on without problems, and I clicked the Launcher to play it, but the Launcher wouldn't load at all. ...
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My Sims are pausing every once in a while and all NPCs seem to have been stuck somewhere?

In Sims 3, me and my fiancee have settled with doing the change active household style of playing as discussed here Multiple users and households in Sims 3 Anyway, I have a feeling that some of the ...
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How do I improve the quality of the omni plant?

My wife and I have been playing Sims 3 for quite some time and one of the only challenges we have yet to be able to complete is to have a perfect quality omni plant. The best we've managed has been ...
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Can you write your own review on a resort in Sims 3 Island Paradise?

I run my own resort in the Sims 3 Island Paradise expansion. And I must admit, the reviews really help my resort mold into the resort it is. Anyway, the people or sims that submit these reviews seem ...
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Why don't my Sims move in together when they get married?

This has happened to me with two different sims now. I have every EP except Seasons and the stuff packs. My sim will get married, but no dialogue will pop up to combine the families - I have to do it ...
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How do I buy a penthouse?

My Sim wishes that they could live in a penthouse, because apparently they are not satisfied with the nicely decorated and roomy apartment they bought. I purchased all the available homes that were ...
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Sims 3 Expansions on Steam

I bought the Sims 3 and multiple expansion packs at a store. I wanted to install some expansion packs through Steam, and I am completely aware that if I want to to that, I will need to first install ...
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How to manually add Sims 3 to Origin Launcher when already installed?

I installed Sims 3 a few years ago and I didn't play it for a year, so Origin needed to update. I also needed to log in to my Origin account, but I don't know my email, password or ID anymore, so I ...
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Can I buy the expansions from Steam if my copy of Sims 3 wasn't bought from Steam?

I already own Sims 3 and Sims 3 Generations after buying them from Best Buy and Walmart. If I want to buy other expansions through the Steam sales, do I have to rebuy these two in order to play them? ...
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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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How do I solve a problem with The Sims 3 characters resetting their animation during certain interactions?

Recently, while I was playing The Sims 3 in the university setting, I attempted to greet someone and something weird happened. My sim approached them, started to talk, then suddenly jumped 10 feet ...
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Sims 3 expansion packs?

I just got my hands on a few DVDs, I got Sims 3, World Adventures and Late Night. I never played before sims 3, but I understand the last two are expansion packs. The question is: if I install all ...
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Is it possible to set puddles of water on fire?

The puddles of water that can be created indoors in The Sims 3 are objects, and can be moved around when using the appropriate cheat. But I was wondering if it is possible to set them on fire. I have ...
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The Sims 3 into the future: selling the present lot

In the sims 3: into the future, I bought a house in Oasis Landing (the future era). Now is there any way I can sell the present house and live in the future forever? (giving that I put a time portal ...