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Reminder: Plumbob Event Tomorrow!
POSTED ON 02/28/11 07:30 PM

Tomorrow is the “Stare above a friend’s head mid-converstaion & pretend there is a Plumbob” event! Are you planning on participating? Make sure you RSVP and share your stories on our event Wall! If you happen to take photos and/or video feel free to post them as well. We’re all excited to hear about your friends’ reactions.

Join the Event here!



The Sims Nostalgia Giveaway Ends
POSTED ON 02/28/11 07:09 PM
Congrats to TheTEXASKITTYKAT and Dubawesomegtr who were randomly selected to receive the Nostalgia packages from the comment giveaway! Thank you all for participating! Keep an eye out for our next giveaway!

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Shopping Carts - Now at The Sims 3 Store!
POSTED ON 02/25/11 03:37 AM
Shopping Carts make shopping a breeze, now you can buy multiple items at once at The Sims 3 Store!

Start Shopping!

The Sims Nostalgia Giveaway!
POSTED ON 02/24/11 09:56 PM
Our Youtube Channel is hosting another giveaway! Subscribe and comment on the Machinima Artist Spotlight Faalq - Kokoro (Heart) video for a chance to receive one of these nostalgia packages!

Nostalgia Package 1:

(Includes 2 t-shirts, The Sims 2 Castaway on the Wii, 2 The Sims Expansions, a The Sims 2 MP3 player and more!)

Nostalgia Package 2:

(Includes 2 t-shirts, 2 The Sims expansions, Plumbob keychain, The Sims 2 Apartment Life messenger bag & more!)

The giveaway ends when the video reaches 35,000 video views! Good luck and Happy Simming!

Watch the video & comment now!

Community Spotlight Interview: jisgr8
POSTED ON 02/23/11 07:07 PM

Castles, contemporaries, Victorians, and more! Jisgr8 builds spectacular lots that are detailed from corner to corner. Read our latest Community Spotlight Interview to get inside the mind of this amazing builder!

Read the Interview

Shorty Awards Finalist!
POSTED ON 02/16/11 09:52 PM
The Shorty Awards have announced the finalists in each category and we are listed under Gaming! Thank you all for your support and nominations, we couldn’t have done it without you! Wish us luck and we’ll keep you posted on any updates.

List of finalists

Machinima Artist Spotlight Faalq
POSTED ON 02/14/11 11:16 PM
We interviewed one of the top machinima artists in The Sims community: Faalq and feature his videos on our channel for the second round of Machinima Artist Spotlight! Watch each video and read the interview questions in the summary.

Watch now
Unexpectedly Medieval Reaches 25K+ Views!
POSTED ON 02/09/11 07:50 PM
The Unexpectedly Medieval video has reached over 25,000 Views which means the giveaway has ended! Congrats to Alucard386, ashford5000  & 44aalyssa who were randomly selected to receive a copy of The Sims 3 Fast Lane and a The Sims Medieval t-shirt (L)! Thank you to those who participated. Make sure to check our channel often for future giveaways!

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Unexpectedly Medieval Giveaway
POSTED ON 02/08/11 07:44 PM
Watch and comment the Unexpectedly Medieval video for a chance to receive a copy of The Sims 3 Fast Lane and a The Sims Medieval T-shirt (L). Make sure you are subscribed to our channel as well! The giveaway ends when the video reaches 25,000 views. Feel free to come back daily and comment as much as you like to increase your chances of being randomly selected.

Watch and comment here

Fresh New Sets Are Now Available at The Sims 3 Store!
POSTED ON 02/07/11 07:14 PM
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!

Shop Now!
Youtube Nostalgia Giveaway Ends
POSTED ON 02/03/11 08:24 PM
The giveaway has ended! Thank you for supporting our channel and helping us reach 110K Subscribers! Go to our Youtube to view the list of random recipients who were chosen to receive The Sims goodies.

Check out the names now

Game Update for 1.19/2.14/3.10/4.7/5.5/6.2/7.0
POSTED ON 02/01/11 06:00 PM
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.