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Sims 3 Store: May Set Preview

SimGuruCopeland and SimGuruTatertot started a thread on the forums about the new upcomming set comming in May.

“Hey Simmers!

SimGuruCopeland mentioned in February that the Bohemian Garden was part of a 2 part series, where we reimagined the popular Mansions & Gardens pack from The Sims 2. Well, Part II is coming out in May! Stay tuned to this thread as we continue to update you with new details about the new set.

It’s Monday, April 14th and we couldn’t wait any longer to start talking!

Hint #1In May we celebrate Builders with a release dedicated entirely to getting the most out of your creation! Today here’s the first look at the reimagined grand curved staircase from the Sims 2 Mansion & Garden Stuff! These new stair attachments are incredibly versatile, allowing you to create a variety of unique looks.

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Stay tuned and chat away!”

 

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Sims 3 Store: Deliciously Indulgent Bakery Review

Learn more about the latest Sims 3 Store set, the Deliciously Indulgent Bakery, in Tazreen’s review!

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The Deliciously Indulgent Bakery was released on The Sims 3 Store on 3rd April. For the first time ever, you can create bakeries in The Sims 3. Love how the Store is coming up with new ideas and bringing back some old features. I loved making bakeries in The Sims 2 and I’m glad It’s finally back in The Sims 3. This new content is available on the Store for 1,900 SimPoints and currently not on sale right now. It comes with 2  premium content and 14 Buy/Build Mode objects. No CAS assets are included. The Deliciously Indulgent Bakery is a 30×30 lot and is an absolutely beautiful lot. I admire the person who worked on building and decorating the venue. This lot has an old-town look and classical look of those days. This lot will appear as “Hangout”

There are three buildings and an outdoor area in the back. I love how the venue is made. You can transform this venue to a restaurant or a little shopping area perhaps? You can also the set the venue to a residential lot! Living in bakeries would be crazy! There are lots of things you can do and they are endless. Here are some pictures I took:

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PREMIUM CONTENT : BAKER’S BAZAAR COLLECTION

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Baker’s Bazaar Collection is one of the new premium content included with this set. It’s currently not sold individually. While this may look similar to Savvy Seller’s Collection, there are some differences. If you want to set the door hours for you bakery, you need the Savvy Seller’s to do it. Another difference is that you will no longer get the message that the cashier can’t make it to work and the display needs restocking. They are removed from the displays automatically (it doesn’t happen with the Savvy Seller’s.) It also keeps the food refrigerated and prevents them from spoiling. It also focuses on the recipes you create. Just like I’ve said, this content is a bit like the Savvy Seller’s; you can create the markup with the sale price. There are many ways of restocking. One of them is your Sim have to put in the fridge, place it in the inventory and then place it in the displays. If you want to make profit, you have to own the lot.

You can also sell the food objects with many other past premium content. Here are they:

  • Teppanyaki Grill (Store)
  • Wood Fire Oven (Store)
  • Deep Fryer (Store)

Also, here are some things you should keep in mind. You won’t be able to sell nectar. The lot can’t be run by NPC’s and you can’t also sell ingredients or harvestables.

The objects that come with this PC are:

  • Delightful Dessert Display
  • Rustic Bakery Rack
  • Baker’s Sales Rugs
  • Sweet Nothing Simoleon Register

Here are the objects all arranged in order:

PREMIUM CONTENT : BAKER’S STATION

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This is another premium content that comes with this set. It is currently not on sale individually. A lot of food item comes with it! Here’s a tip: If you don’t want to bake type testingcheatsenabled true, Shift + Click the oven in Buy Mode, there will be an option that starts with ‘Debug’ and there will be all of the recipes to bake. All you gave to do is click the desired food item and it will appear automatically. If you own Bohemian Fruits & Nuts, Wood Fire Oven, Humble Harvest Stands, The Sims 3 Late Night, World Adventures or Showtime you will be able to bake a lot of goodies! Some of them require higher or lower cooking skill. Here are the recipes:

Cookies:

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Cakes:

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Deep Dish Cobbler:

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Pies:

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Bread:

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Hope it wasn’t too messy! Here are all the things you can bake with this oven. Skill are also given:

Pie:

    1. Strawberry Pie (Basic Level)  requires harvestables from Bohemian Garden (STORE)
    2. Apple Pie (Basic Level)
    3. Raspberry Pie (Basic Level) requires harvestables from Bohemian Garden (STORE)
    4. Chocolate Pie (Basic Level) requires harvestables from Bohemian Garden (STORE)
    5. Pear Pie (Level 1) requires harvestables from Bohemian Garden
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    6. Peach Pie (Level 1) requires harvestables from Bohemian Garden
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    7. Orange Pie (Level 2)  requires harvestables from Grandpa’s Grove
      (STORE)
    8. Plum Pie(Level 2) requires harvestables from World Adventures
    9. Banana Cream Pie (Level 3) requires harvestables from Showtime
    10. Blueberry Pie (Level 3) requires harvestables from Bohemian Garden
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    11. Pecan Pie (Level 4) requires harvestables from Bohemian Garden
      (STORE)
    12. Pomegranate Pie (Level 4) requires harvestables from World Adventures
    13. Cherry Pie (Level 5) requires harvestables from World Adventures
    14. Blackberry Pie (Level 6) requires harvestables from Bohemian Garden
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    15. Life Fruit Pie (Level 9)

 Deep Dish Cobbler:

  1. Apple Cobbler (Basic Level)
  2. Pear Cobbler (Basic Level) requires harvestables from Bohemian Garden
    (STORE)
  3. Lemon Cobbler (Basic Level) requires harvestables from Humble Harvest Stands
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  4. Strawberry Cobbler (Basic Level) requires harvestables from Bohemian Garden
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  5. Plum Cobbler (Level 1) requires harvestables from World Adventures
  6. Raspberry Cobbler (Level 2) requires harvestables from Bohemian Garden
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  7. Cherry Cobbler (Level 4) requires harvestables from World Adventures
  8. Blueberry Cobbler (Level 6) requires harvestables from Bohemian Garden
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  9. Plasma Cobbler (Level 8) requires harvestables from Late Night

Cake:

  1. Birthday Cake (Basic Level)
  2. Wedding Cake (Level 6)

Cookies:

  1. Chocolate Chip Cookies (Basic Level)
  2. Peanut Butter Cookie (Level 1)
  3. Oatmeal Raisin Cookie (Level 3)
  4. Sugar Cookie (Level 5)

Bread:

  1.  White Bread (Basic Level)
  2. Dinner Roll (Basic Level)
  3. Wheat Bread (Level 2) requires harvestables from Wood Fire Oven
  4. Sourdough (Level 4) requires harvestables from Wood Fire Oven
  5. Rye Bread (Level 6) requires harvestables from Wood Fire Oven
  6. Baguette (Level 8)

Other Desserts:

  1.  Cinnamon Roll (Basic Level)
  2. Cupcakes (Level 4)

Keep in mind that you won’t be able to change the shapes, size or colour of the cake :( I wish we could change it but what really excited me is that finally new cake for birthdays. Tired of the inferno cake! Some new animations are included such as frosting, rolling and tasting. After baking, a new moodlet will appear as shown here:

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Such a cute little moodlet! And it lasts for 4 hours

BUY/BUILD MODE OBJECTS

Don’t worry, no Katy Perry Sweet Treats related items come with this set! Most of the objects are used for decoration and includes all the items needed for creating a bakery. To say the truth, I really like the decorations, they are pretty and useful at the same time but don’t you think some Build mode objects would have been nice? Like spiral stairs and bakery doors? I would’ve loved some lamps, new lighting, chairs and tables with an “old-town” look. Howsoever, in short, the objects are nice and fit for bakeries.

*Just an example*

Here’s a bakery I built with this set! The Flying Cow Bakery:

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OVERALL REVIEW

I love how the venue is decorated. The size of the lot is neither too big or small and you can easily place it in any world. As I have mentioned, the lot is good enough to be transformed in to a restaurant or any other shops. As for the price, a discount would have been great. I know the premium content includes a lot of recipies and some little bit of features, but a small discount would have been nice too. I am fully impressed by the Baker’s Station. The fact that you can use the wood fire oven, bohemian fruits and nuts, EPs to unlock the recipies just made me very happy that I bought this set. This one focuses on baked food such as cupcakes, (yum!) cakes, pies, bread etc! I like the Buy/Build mode objects but some other things would have been nice such as door, arches, some flowers, arches, lighting, tables and chairs would have been nice too. Of course we got A LOT from other sets but it doesn’t hurt adding a new one with a bakery look, right? I love this set, it seems like a lot of work went on the premium content and the venue. The Buy/Build mode objects are lovely but most of them are for decor. Have you always wanted baked goods for your game? Have you played with bakeries in The Sims 2 and want them back in The Sims 3? Do you like new recipes to be included? Here are a couple of questions to let you decide. As you’ve read my review, think about the questions and gather some information from the review. This will let you decide.

Thanks for reading my review! Hope it was informative and helped you decide :)

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SimCity 4 Deluxe Now Available on Mac App Store

Aspyr Media has released the digital Mac version of SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition exclusively on the Mac App Store.

In SimCity 4, you don’t just build your city; you breathe life into it. Sculpt mountains, dig riverbeds, and seed forests as you lay the groundwork for your creation. Then, use your god-like powers to construct the most realistic metropolis you can image.

The SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition includes SimCity 4 and the Rush Hour expansion pack. An exclusive Mac feature “Custom Tunes” has been added and allows your iTunes library to be played in-game (I would recommend you keep the soundtrack composed by Jerry Martin).

You can download SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition for £13.99/$19.99.

UPDATE: If you own the Windows version of Steam then hang in there as SimCity 4 for Mac is arriving on Steam in the “coming weeks” and will support Steam Play. This means you won’t have to buy it again.

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Winner: Deliciously Indulgent Bakery Giveaway

Thank you to everyone that entered our Deliciously Indulgent Bakery Giveaway! The response we received has been fantastic and I’m excited to reveal the lucky simmer who won.

A huge congratulations to Dylan Walsh who has been randomly selected to win the Deliciously Indulgent Bakery set.

Stay tuned for future competitions. If you have any ideas for what we could give away next, then do get in touch.

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Deliciously Indulgent Bakery Giveaway

GIVEAWAY CLOSED! Winner announced here.

The Deliciously Indulgent Bakery is the latest offering from The Sims 3 Store and has all of the items you need to build a sweet little corner shop for all of your Sims goodies! We’re giving one lucky Simmer the chance to win this store set!

To be in for a chance of winning all you have to do is… leave a comment on this article telling us what your favourite food is!

Make sure you use a valid email address so that we can contact you. Entries close on the 10th April 2014 at 6pm BST so leave a comment before then!

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The competition is open to everyone worldwide and the winner will be announced once confirmed. Please use a valid email address when commenting.  If the selected winner(s) fail to reply to our email within a reasonable amount of time, another winner shall be randomly selected. Winners will receive a prize via. a gift on The Sims 3 Store. BeyondSims.com reserves the right to substitute the prize in the rare event of us being unable to provide it. We reserve the right to change or cancel the competition at anytime. Entries made after the deadline will not be valid.

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The Sims 3 Store: Deliciously Indulgent Bakery Blog

By: SimGuruCopeland and SimGuruTatertot

“Hey Simmers,

We’re back with another fresh-out-of-the-oven release. Your Sim will not be able to walk past the newDeliciously Indulgent Bakery venue without being tempted to go inside and try everything!

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When your Sim walks inside, the Baker’s Bazaar Collection’s assortment of baked goods can only be described as delicious, yummy and utterly divine. . I’m sure your Sim has never seen such a beautiful array of organic, locally sourced, baked goods.

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If your Sim’s dream is to own their own Bakery, look no further. The Baker’s Bazaar Collection is the only way to sell your Sim’s baked goods! If it’s after 7 pm in-game put those almost-day old baked goodies on sale!

If you’re Sim is like mine, they’re probably obsessed with all things cupcake related, which is why I can’t wait to talk to you about the Baker’s Station and everything it can do.

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You can bake breads, pies, cakes, cobblers, and cupcakes with the Baker’s oven.

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Cookies, cakes, and cupcakes. Did I mention cupcakes? These mini bites of deliciousness also include cinnamon rolls!

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If you have the Bohemian Garden Set, you can also use those fruits and nuts in a variety of new pie recipes. Look at how beautiful those pies come out.

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Pre-heat your ovens, the Deliciously Indulgent Bakery is available on The Sims 3 Store today, April 3rd 2014!”

 

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When Will The Mac Version of The Sims 4 Be Released?

When The Sims 4 was announced in May 2013, the press release stated that it was in development for PC and Mac for release in 2014. EA have only spoke about a PC version of the game since that announcement.

After looking at the EA Extranet website, where EA post their press releases, I have noticed that The Sims 4 on PC was listed for a 2014 release while The Sims 4 on Mac was listed as ‘TBA’. This suggests that The Sims 4 on Mac will be released after the PC version.

 

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This is good and bad news for Mac users. The Mac version of The Sims 3 is not a native port and suffers from problems and mediocre performance. The fact that the Mac version could be released after the PC version suggests that we will get a native port of the game – optimised for the Mac OS X operating system like SimCity was.

I am excited to learn more about this as The Sims 3’s performance is not up to the same standards as the Windows version. SimCity’s Mac release proves that a native port makes all the difference in performance.

Please bear in mind that this has not been confirmed by EA and can change. I am simply reporting my findings :)