Game update for 1.42

This is the latest available patch for The Sims 3. To upgrade from version 1.39, select your region. To upgrade from any other version, download the super patch.

You can also patch your game regardless of which expansions or stuff packs you have installed.

Scroll down for manual update links!

To install this update, please start your game and use the “Updates” tab in your Launcher.

This game update includes the following changes:

Base Game Updates

  • Greeting Cards feature has been added.  Sims can take a picture using the Greeting Card feature and share it on Sims3.com, Facebook, or Twitter.
  • Attraction System has been added. This is a new initial romantic system that provides bonuses to socialization and romance when the Sim is attracted by certain attributes.
  • Sims can now swim in the ocean.
  • Diving Board object has been added to Build Mode.
  • Blueprint tool has been added to Buy/Build Mode. User’s may quickly place down furnished rooms with this tool.
  • Resolved Player Profile and Wall issue where clicking on a user’s name brought up a blank profile.
  • Badges earned by completing achievements will now appear on your MyPage on thesims3.com.
  • The moon’s glow on the UI will no longer appear when starting a new game without The Sims 3 Supernatural installed.

-UPDATE- 70’s, 80’s & 90’s Stuff Giveaway Coming Mid November

After being threatened with a Potent Zombification elixir by the human Sim candidates (& PT9), I have decided to go ahead and do the second giveaway regardless of who wins the poll next week or a week later. As soon as the Seasons giveaway is over, a new one for two copies of the stuff pack shown below will begin. WOO!!! Please don’t turn me into a zombie guys and gals… Oh Freezer Bunny, you’re on your own now. HA!


Get 50% Off The Sims 3 Supernatural!

Origin are currently running a 50% off sale for Halloween! All you have to do is play a quick game to unlock 50% off loads of great games, one of them is The Sims 3 Supernatural.

This is on Origin UK/Europe and may not be available in other countries


1up Talks about Simlish

Simlish and many other game languages.

Simlish – The Sims

Perhaps the most famous language in our medium sprang from the limitless mind of gaming luminary Will Wright. Simlish originally came to life in 1996 with SimCopter, though a majority of us were most likely introduced to Simlish during our time spent with The Sims. As we played God with our tiny digital avatars, they would chirp at one another in a strange, seemingly indecipherable language. Though we couldn’t understand the words, their inflection and tone conveyed their current emotions quite well. Players could easily determine whether a Sim was panicked, calm, or in love depending on how they enunciated their phrases. Will Wright’s wise decision to create a fictional language was partly inspired by a fear that players would grow tired to hearing the same phrases repeated over and over again. If you invest dozens of hours into a game like The Sims, and your digital family begins sounding like a broken record, the illusion of immersion would be broken. In such, having them speak in fiction circumvents this problem altogether. Also, by not having a direct word-for-word translation, Simlish allows for the player to insert their own meaning into what is spoken, helping to create a more personal experience. Over the past decade, the language has blossomed into the tongue de jour for a bulk of the Sim-universe, and with 2013’s arrival of the new SimCity, it looks as if the language won’t be going the way of Latin any time soon.


Seasons Registration Reward

Via: Rincon Del Simmer

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Download your FREE * pack stickers “Seasons”! Now your Sims can brighten your empty walls and decorate with your favorite motifs of each season.