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Shopping Carts - Now at The Sims 3 Store!
POSTED ON 25/02/11 03:57
Shopping Carts make shopping a breeze, now you can buy multiple items at once at The Sims 3 Store!

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The Sims Medieval at Hever Castle - Ask Your Questions!
POSTED ON 16/02/11 15:00

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Good 'morrow all ye Simmers!

With just more than a month to go until The Sims Medieval releases, we're excited to be holding a European Community Day at Hever Castle in England tomorrow. Stay tuned to this site and our UK Facebook page for pictures from the day, updates and a whole lot more!

Rachel Bernstein, Senior Producer on The Sims Medieval will also be in attendance, and we'd love to ask her any questions you may have about the game.

Let us know what you'd like to ask on Facebook or on our UK Forums, and if your question is selected to be asked you may well be in line for a Simmish surprise..

'til we meet again, good people!

~The Sims UK Team~
Fresh New Sets Are Now Available at The Sims 3 Store!
POSTED ON 07/02/11 20:20
Introducing all-new Compilation Sets, available exclusively at The Sims 3 Store!

Celebrate some of The Sims 3 Store's most popluar items with all-new Compilation Sets!

Bringing together the most popular sets of last year is the Best of 2010 Compilation Set, celebrate with the year's best content by giving your Sims a reason to party!

Like Ultra Lounge? Then the Ultra Lounge Compilation Set may be right for you, now you can enjoy all that Ultra Lounge has to offer, in one set!

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Game Update for 1.19/2.14/3.10/4.7/5.5/6.2/7.0
POSTED ON 01/02/11 19:17
This game update includes the following changes:

Ambitions Updates

  • The Poltergeist Haunting job will now properly complete when a Ghost Hunter is performing the job on lots containing hot tubs.

General Updates

  • Corrected an issue that prevented launching the game from expansion pack or stuff pack desktop shortcuts for certain computer configurations.

Before installing an Update for The Sims 3, an Expansion Pack, or a Stuff Pack, it is a good idea to run through the following checklist to ensure your game continues to work smoothly.
If you have any questions about the below steps, please visit the Technical Support forum on the official Sims 3 community found at this URL: <b><u></u></b>

Step 1: Disable Custom Content

Custom Content is all Sims content that did not come from an official The Sims 3 Update, The Sims 3 Store, Expansion Pack, or Stuff Pack. Custom Content is created by 3rd Party Developers that are not regulated by Electronic Arts or The Sims 3 Development Team and may not work with new updates. Custom Content may cause the game to behave unexpectedly or not function entirely.

To disable your custom content, undo whatever you did to install this content to get your game back into an unmodified state. If you placed it in a Sims 3 directory folder, move it to a new folder that is outside your Sims 3 file directory. Your Sims 3 file directory can be found using the paths listed below:
Windows File Directory: C:\Documents and Settings\USER\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3
Mac File Directory: User/Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims/

Once you have installed the official update you may re-enable your custom content. If you experience problems, disable it again until the 3rd party developer updates their content to work with the official Update, Expansion Pack, or Stuff Pack.

Step 2: Back Up your Save Files

It’s always a good precaution to back up your save files before installing an Expansion Pack, Update, or Stuff Pack. To do this, copy the “.sims3” folders found in the Saves folder onto your desktop or another file directory.

Your Sims 3 Saves folder can be found using the paths listed below:

Windows File Directory: C:\Documents and Settings\USER\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Saves
Mac File Directory: User/Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims/Saves

After the Update is installed, run the game to verify your saves still function correctly.

Step 3: Let the Update Complete Entirely

Updates can sometimes be rather large and may take a while to download and install completely. Cancelling the update before it has completed may cause unexpected problems, so it is always best to let it finish entirely. Do not close the Launcher until you have confirmed the update is completely installed, as this will cancel the update.