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Game update 1.39
POSTED ON 09/27/12 03:00 PM
To install this update, please start your game and use the “Updates” tab in your Launcher.

This game update includes the following changes:



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:

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.

Maxis Live Broadcast Tuesday, October 9
POSTED ON 09/25/12 08:07 PM
Maxis is hosting a live broadcast on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 10am - 12pm PST and it will be packed full of announcements, in-depth looks at upcoming games from The Sims 3 and the award winning SimCity PC/Mac game, giveaways and more.

Don't miss out on your chance to be the first to discover what exciting surprises we have in store for you. Sign up for the event at here and stay tuned to find out how you can submit your  questions for a special developer round table.
Get your Sim in the game!
POSTED ON 09/21/12 05:00 PM
Want to see your Sim featured in SimCity? Create your Sim in your game, submit screenshots of your Sim looking their best in CAS, and they could be featured in the upcoming SimCity game! We're taking Sims submissions until September 27. Head over to this app for more details. Load CAS and start creating!

Classic Simplicity
POSTED ON 09/20/12 05:00 PM
Gather around the dinner table and harken back to a time when things weren’t so complicated. When family time wasn’t in direct competition with smartphones, and when the computer didn’t exist. With the Mid-Century Modern Dining & Style Set, you not only get the chance to have that simple family time again, but you can dress the part too!
Get Your Game On!
POSTED ON 09/17/12 05:09 PM
A little friendly competition never hurt anyone. Get your Sims on the basketball court and pulling off moves you never thought possible. Whether they’re shattering the backboard, or slam dunking the winning point in the last few seconds of the game, the competitive spirit can stay alive with the new Basketball Hoop available as a part of the Level Up Collection.

Don’t like sweating? Your Sim can still blow off some steam indoors with the Basketball Arcade and all new décor that’s sure to get you the high score.

You’ll be the envy of every kid in the neighborhood! Get the Level Up Collection in the Sims 3 Store today!
AVAILABLE NOW: The Sims 3 Supernatural!
POSTED ON 09/04/12 04:00 PM
The Sims 3 Supernatural is here! Now you can create supernatural Sims in the mysterious town of Moonlight Falls. Brew elixirs, cast spells, and beware because witches, fairies, werewolves, and vampires lurk around every corner. Keep your eyes open for zombies and other surprises! Which supernatural will you embrace? Order your copy here and check out the enchanting new launch trailer here!