The Sims Online…now Free!

I remember playing TSO back when they had their 14 day trial when it was released. It was actually pretty fun, but the lack of any custom content and the fact that you have to pay monthly killed it quick. Well, that is no longer the issue (unfortunately it is 5 years to late, but better late than never).

What is EA-Land?

I would like to introduce you to EA-Land, a world that is free-to-play, and based on a re-engineered The Sims Online architecture. Yes, free.

If you played The Sims Online before, we have played together and I would like you to rejoin us in the game: My avatar is MaxisLuc (yes, I work for Maxis/EA). At the beginning of last year I assembled a team to improve The Sims Online. After months of ongoing hard work, we can say proudly that we have been successful and we have made this game fun again!

  • Former Members Of The Sims Online: You can come back for FREE right now by just downloading the game and REACTIVATING your account. If you do so before March 2008, you will get your earned ‘account based’ privileges back (gifts, skill locks etc…) when we run our ‘amnesty’ program. So make sure you are in game before that event!
  • New to EA-Land and The Sims Online: Sign up for free!

EA-Land will host all of The Sims Online cities.

The Sims Online (TSO) was made of 12 different cities (AlphaVille, Blazing Falls, etc..) and we are moving all of those cities inside EA-Land (this is called ‘the merge’ by the users!). We have a huge new map: it is 100 times bigger than the previous size of any city. We had to add a whole new zoom level to let users see it. The internet is faster now than when TSO was launched, so we have been able to let each house have more simultaneous visitors. A lot of new users are constantly joining us and we expect more. If you played TSO before, I think that you ought to own your lot in this new land, and I want you to have the ability to grab the best location before we open the gates. As an EA-Land subscriber, you will be able to have several Sims in the same “city” unlike in TSO where you were limited to one Sim per city.

EA_Land



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EA-Land has been re-designed with Smart Users in mind.

We have a blog where we explain all the things we are working on and the events we are running in the game. We also have a very active wiki web site, named “Game Blueprints“, managed by the community where you can work with others to design the game. We have already implemented many features designed by the users! The stratics forum community continues to be very active.

We have made some big changes already to the game, and many more are coming over the next few months. It is difficult to say which ones of the recent changes are the most important as users have different reasons to play the game, but let me tell you about the changes that I particularly like:

Custom Content
Users have now the ability to upload custom content. Like in the original Sims game, the goal is to let you customize the game completely, but in EA-Land you can see and buy the customizations of the other players! Players have already uploaded several thousands pieces of custom content. I suspect that by some time this year, all of the content of the game will have been replaced many times over by custom content. We started with the ability to upload bitmaps (easiest for the new creative users), then moved on to chairs and sculptures. You can now make your own portraits in the game and “skin” objects like in Sims2 but using your own images. Because we are approving all of the content, this user content is safe to be viewed by everyone! We are working with the main user web sites that have been providing custom content to the Sims users for years (e.g. http://www.TheSimsResource.com) to make sure that their content will be made available in the game.

New Economy
We heard from the community that the economy was broken in TSO. That was true, too many users were billionaires, and the goal of the game was mostly about extracting money from Maxis. I can now say with satisfaction that we have fixed the economy on EA-Land. This took many features, from establishing a real estate market, where users can easily buy or sell lots to one another, and a dynamic object pricing market where the prices of objects purchased from maxis is based on supply and demand, enabling stores and entrepreneurs to earn a living. We also enabled users to buy simoleans directly from Maxis. While there is no need for users to do so in the game (we give subscribers simoleans every week), it can help new users build their dream house faster with a simple paypal transaction secured by us.

Web Services and Social Networks
The internet has changed so much since the launch of The Sims Online in December 2002, we had to change the way we think about online games. We have opened the access to most of the in game information to the internet through web services. For example this enables you to add Google or Yahoo widgets to your computer (or iPhone! ) and see if your favorite lots or friends are online.

We are providing you with privacy settings so you can decide if or which of your avatar will broadcast what information to the internet. Sims User web sites are already using this feature to create some amazing community sites. We also built avatarbook, to show how that information can be seen and connected to social web sites like Facebook (login to face book and add the “avatarbook” application.

You can search MaxisLuc for example: http://apps.facebook.com/avatarbook

And there’s more to come! We are looking forward to seeing you in the game and having fun with us!

Sincerely

Luc Barthelet,
“MaxisLuc”

P.S: This game is continously in development. if you find that you have problems login or installing the game, please check the pages on this site: login issues.

73 Comments

  1. kristine says:

    iluv sims…itz great!!

  2. briannia says:

    I do not have a comment ,da !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. kelsey loves eoghan.x.x.x. says:

    hw do u download sims!!!!!

  4. teagan says:

    WOW!!!! i really love the sims heaps!!!! :D how do you play the sims online for free without downloading it???? coz im new to this site so i dont know much bout it and i dont know how to use it like coz it says u can play online for free without downloading but i cant figure it out!!!! :( plz help!!! thanks much apreciated bye

  5. Judhudson says:

    Hi Teagan,

    It seems that you hit an old post – EA de-activated the servers for The Sims Online…(was it last August?) so it’s no longer possible to play the game anymore. :(

  6. hannah says:

    i love this website.

  7. selena989 says:

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  8. annashae says:

    i have sims social on playstation and wii it’s so fun

  9. olivia says:

    I love my Sims so much

  10. sasha says:

    i can’t play sims because i don’t know what website to go to play it im crying right now

  11. ZZ says:

    how do i play Sims please. help i’m new to this site. it pops up with different things.

  12. jarod says:

    ass hole

  13. jarod says:

    baba

  14. hollybobo says:

    i dont know how to get on it please help:/

  15. peacegirl says:

    PLease help me. I just want to play sims freeplay without going through regestering and all that junk.
    :””” (

  16. Name says:

    i am soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo tired of looking to play it without downloading it :(

  17. Charlotte McKenna says:

    someone tell me how to get onto the sims please i have been trying to get on it for absoloutly ages now, you believe me if i told you how long i have been wanting to find the sims game online!

  18. paul says:

    i love boys… i play with them..

  19. [email protected] says:

    Sims 1 is bettter than all of them but also have3nt played sims 3 yet

  20. Jessica says:

    This is a piece of shit there is no way in hell that t will work buy the fucking game retards

  21. janell101 says:

    this is so great.most sims u hav 2 download

  22. Elle Woods says:

    Thank you for posting about TirNua. WE are always looking for grow our game. :)

    Snaps ~
    Elle Woods

  23. liyah says:

    i can’t my parents won’t let me

  24. rosa says:

    I love sims it soooooooooooooooooooooo fun

  25. uuuuuurgh! i want to play sims so much my life is hell without them can EA games allow to play it online uuuuurgh i am feeling like cryingggg ehehehe :’(

  26. tamika says:

    how do we register as a
    new player

  27. ayana tomey says:

    if this thing dosnt work wy dont they just take it off the internet?!?!?!?!?

  28. tim says:

    how do you get on and play

  29. tim says:

    who created it ayana tomey

  30. tim says:

    whoever created it has a very bad brain because even a 6 year old can think of putting it on the internet as an online free password free game

  31. tim says:

    these game developers have a very shit brain no offence

  32. tim says:

    how old are you ayane tommy

  33. BESS says:

    I hi i am new , i haven’t even starter playing the games yet are they really Good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  34. tim says:

    hey bess, i am new too. i am 12 years old and the creators of the sims are just fucking dooshebags

  35. tim says:

    shut the fuck up

  36. nick says:

    what the hell go find one dont say stuff like tht online u will get rapped dumb ass bicth

  37. nick says:

    hey do u gays hav bbm

  38. ewarl2 says:

    wats bbbm

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  40. DAMILOLA says:

    HOW DO YOU PLAY THE STUPID SIMS WITHOUT DOWNLOADING AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  41. McKenna_Baby says:

    I love sims so mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmyuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  42. buterfly2323 says:

    y need to sms >>???
    not for free???

  43. Alexa says:

    I love the Sims 3 I always wished to play it.

  44. Sophie says:

    I love sims 3 its realy realy easy to play with out diwnloading

  45. lola says:

    i just love sims its the best and if i can play it for free with out know dwonload thats will be alsome

  46. nela says:

    i love it to my mom is an expert at it.

  47. Vanilla says:

    Hi! I cant seem to sign up? please fix this!

  48. Kaley Renaud says:

    I am 12 years old be my friend on my email please.

  49. Faith says:

    so does this mean I can play sims online now? lol

  50. israel amaya says:

    this shit is fake u dumbass bitches ill shoot all of u suck my corn dog and eat some skittles bye bitches love u sike nah i fuckin hate u guuys u iritate me yea i dont know how to spell but whatever u know what…………………………………………………………………………………………..FUCK U

  51. israel amaya says:

    this sis the same person again and no im not on my brothers account i just love u guys sike i hate u bitches again
    SUCK
    MY
    CORN
    DOG
    U DUMBASS BITCHES
    THIS SHIT IS FAKE
    HOW U GOIN TO MAKE ME VISIT A WEBSITE WHEN YALL DONT DO THE SHIT U SAY
    BYE :*

  52. lisa says:

    ARGH!!! How the hell am I supposed to play this damn game without downloading!!! U bitches can go suck a pussycat because u just pissed me off!!! FUCK YALL!!!!!

  53. lilly says:

    ummm who knows kelly k pop :D because she downloaded it i think

  54. unknown says:

    how do you play without downloading it? will someone please explain it to me?!?!
    p.s. you all have horrible foul mouths and you should feel much shame for putting those words into these kids heads. sham on all of you with foul mouths!

  55. Alisya says:

    umm.. how do we play without downloading it?

  56. kalin899 says:

    how the hell do u play

  57. anthony says:

    hoq do you play it aka how do i open it up and do i have to download it?

  58. myname says:

    THIS IS STUPID I CANT EVEN DOWNLOAD IT FREE can someone teach my please…..PLEASE!!!!!

  59. SellyLover27 says:

    Weet iemand hoe je de sims 3 online kan spelen gratis zonder te downloaden?

    Help !!

  60. sexybabe says:

    i want a guy to lo0ve

  61. The Wiser One says:

    You guys, the free online no download game was taken down FIVE YEARS AGO. It’s not here anymore. Get It through your heads.

  62. Me says:

    i NEED THE SIMS!

  63. Should of left a link so i cold get it :P Sad love sims

  64. chloe says:

    i have sims pets but i want sim 3 its so much better

  65. Zeenia says:

    03350521779.searching for a sincere boyfriend.its axzina here.

  66. >Poppit says:

    What’s up with you people wanting a girlfriend and a boyfriend on here? This is a game, maybe try and sign up FOR A ACTUAL DATING SITE, god -.-….

  67. jazlyn fridie says:

    do you have to download it?

  68. KDKKKDU says:

    WANT A SEX SANDWICH HONY PUT ENIS BUTTER AND VAGINAMITE ON BREAD OR GET A GF R BF GEESE

  69. ani says:

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  70. heather says:

    um idk what to do help meeeee

  71. Jakejerk980 says:

    This is messed up! I clicked on everything and there was no game, just info about it!

  72. sharicia2014 says:

    I’m pissed off i hate it!