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There are many differences in gameplay between the two games. I don't have Generations or the newly-released Showtime expansion packs, nor most of the stuff packs, but the main differences should still be the same between the games. Open-World The main difference is the open-world characteristic of The Sims 3. Unlike in the two previous games, your are not ...


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After thinking a bit more about it, I decided to try the following: Dismiss the butler, wait until he/she has left the premises, then call him/her to invite him/her over. He/she should then visit in everyday clothes. Since the butler is now off-duty, regular conversation options are available. "Ask To Just Be Friends" should therefore be listed in the Mean ...


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The only thing I can find about this seems to indicate that it's a problem with your Sim running out (or, ew, overflowing) of something important stat-wise during the workday. Apparently your Sim doesn't think to stop to eat lunch or go to the bathroom during the day, so you've got to make sure they eat a big breakfast and take a potty break in the ...


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Yes and no. You can not impregnate a ghost while that ghost is tied but loosely to our world, but if she is brought partway back using the science opportunity, and made part of the active family, she can get pregnant and give birth as usual. Follow-up: Occult states in The Sims 3 are inherited, according to a fairly simple set of rules: If both parents ...


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(in The Sims4) Completing a nap provides a 6 hour Energized moodlet, which is one of the longer moodlets available.


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Sims 3 is a full game in itself, so no need for older version. Have fun playing :)


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Unlike most other inventions, Time Machines don't appear in the Sim's inventory, instead they appear in the family inventory. Go into the buy menu and access the family inventory to place it.


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According to the Sims Wikia page on Moodlets, the "Having a Blast" Moodlet has a maximum duration time of 8 hours. However, Sims with the personality trait "No Sense of Humor" will be able to have that particular moodlet last up to 15 hours. Also, toddlers, children and Sims with the "Childish" personality trait can only have that moodlet for a maximum of 5 ...


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The game uses "your eyes". The point is that the collectibles are there whether or not your Sim sees them, such as in real life. Static things such as rocks and seeds in the Sims 3 generally do not appear and disappear as your Sim gets near them or far from them. And the clusters of insects and small animals if you have Pets stay around the same place. You ...


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In the game options you can specify the lengths of seasons in days (max being 28(?) days)


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Well, look at it this way: You're sending your sims out to look for work after bulldozing every local business in the city! Of course they aren't going to be able to find jobs! In all seriousness, in your effort to start from scratch, it sounds like you deleted the very rabbit holes you're looking for. Realistically, you have two options to fix this. The ...


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If you make your Sim eat when they have the 'Stuffed' moodlet, which is gained from eating while the hunger bar is full, they will gradually get fatter.


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I'm guessing the game has been hard coded to use C:\ instead of checking where the documents directory is, you could use a NTFS Symbolic Link to workaround it. This will essentially create a shortcut, that programs will actually follow it properly. To create one you will need to open a command prompt as admin. To do that just open the Start menu, type "cmd" ...


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Yes. You can have all expansion packs installed and you will have access to all of the content from everything.


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As long as you don't upgrade your house with speakers, noisesome objects are confined to the room they are in. This means every wall in the Sims 3 is effectively soundproof.


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Don't worry, the opportunity will come again, eventually. Missed opportunities are not lost forever, they do repeat.


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Those boxes represent the level of skill required to make a promotion in your current career track easier (source).


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You have to get a Handy Sim to upgrade this object to include the Dimensional Gate. Then you can use the gate at will. :)


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The Sims wiki has a page comparing the two games, including a list of features that were available in The Sims 2 but disappeared entirely in The Sims 3, or that returned to The Sims 3 via expansion packs.


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The Beautiful Vista moodlet is Deep Magic; and it's never been entirely clear how it works; but it seems to require whatever the game calls an unobstructed view. Most likely this means that the moodlet will only be given: Outside, or; Inside and within one window equivalent of the the edge of the lot, where fences are considered window equivalents. Note ...


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It works one way, but not the other. You can use the keys gained in Steam (Right click on game in left-hand menu, View Game CD Key) and activate them for your EA Games account by registering them at https://activate.ea.com, which makes them then appear in your Origin games list for installation. (This applies to most - but not all - EA Games that are ...


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Hi I had the same problem with installing it into A Drive and then there was still files in C. I came across a website that helped me. Dracs got part of the Symbolic link right but this one works 100% and I've used it. It is possible if you make a symbolic link. First move the entire The Sims 3 folder to where you want. For example in D:\Sims3. Do ...


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Yes, it is possible to make other Sims break up. If you perform enough romantic actions with the Sim you are interested in, you will have the option of asking that Sim to break up with his or her partner, assuming the Sim in question is now a "Romantic Interest", as opposed to "Friend", "Good Friend" or "Best Friend". You will then be able to ask them to go ...


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Apparently Sims 3 just likes to be confusing in this aspect. You can't actually challenge Sims in chess matches until you've reached the Teen stage in their life, so a Child is not capable of doing so (even though the option to invite them over still appears). Using a birthday cake to instantly age the Sim up to the Teen stage, then inviting the Sim over for ...


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You keep items, such as the limo, the fridge, and the laptop. You keep hidden traits (and the actions they enable), such as the ability to salute. You lose job functions, such as the ability to hold meetings and autograph sessions.


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Due to the mechanics of story progression, the base Sims 3 game doesn't allow multiple controllable families at once in a single neighborhood. This means, if you want your sims to interact, you have few options: Play in the same neighborhood. Changing the active household whenever you want to "switch" will remove wishes, and puts the other characters at ...


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Sims will never be anyplace other than home or work by their own free will, however, you can send them shopping or relaxing (spending money in the process). The most likely reason for why they do not go places other than home or work on their own would be because doing so would cost money, which a Sim cannot manage without the player's prior consent. Note ...


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If memory serves, this is a limitation of the game in that even if you raise the ground to the roof of the "below ground" section of the house. that below ground section is still the first floor, on top of it is the second floor, and the raised section of ground is the first floor again. The two can not meet by means other than a set of stairs. However, one ...


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