- The Sims 4
- The Sims 3
- Other Sim Games
I’m doing a poor job keeping track of my poll…I know it’s there, it’s just that some Sunday nights I completely forget about it! Lucky for me I have some spare time – and a question worth posting. But first, we need to view the results from the previous poll!
Plan to pick up The Sims 3 High End Loft Stuff this week?
- Sure (38%, 149 Votes)
- Pass (34%, 132 Votes)
- Will, but not this week (28%, 111 Votes)
Total Voters: 392
Looks like the majority chose to pick up the first Stuff Pack! Something tells me they are here to stay and that The Store will not be replacing them anytime soon. Of course, it came in pretty close with many passing on it…but give it time, if you can find it for dirt cheap I’m sure you’ll give in
This time, let’s focus on the soon-to-be-mentioned console versions of The Sims 3. What console would you like the game to appear on most? I’m curious to know how many of our readers own the various video game setups.
Simply beautiful is all I have to say, and a very awesome idea The Turkish fansite SimsTR put together a fan-made mini pack which consists of a new world in shape of a heart, new buildings, clothes and even pre-made sims! A lot of effort has been put into this pack by many people. Please read the info below, and if interested, download here.
Complete The Sims 3 World with unique housing, clothing and sims.
“Loverland” is a pack prepared by SimsTR Staff and Mini Designers for the Valentine’s Day.
SimsTR is the oldest and biggest Turkish Sims Community in the web, established in 2000.
Loverland heart shaped. And many memories inside.
This two packages. [Main package][Alternative sim package-Mods downloads contains]
For high performance: Mods downloads separate. If you want, you can download.
The Sims 3 (with latest patch)
World Adventures Compatible but not needed
Download Loverland[Setup] and install
And then manually install them from the Launcher. That’s all.
In order to achieve more realistic look we packed up houses close to each other, and used lots of trees, which will cause performance issues in some PCs. Some houses with complex architecture may even cause high-end PCs to lag sometimes.
As far as tested there was no issues with the roads but there might be so feedback would be welcomed.
SimsTR Staff and SimsTR Mini Designers
Town Design : Calyps
Houses: Calyps, Denizzo_ist, Freyja, Poseidon, Shake
Architectural Elements: Calyps, Rubi
Clothing: Artizz, BluElla, Nia
Sims: Artemis, Blind, Quietus, Rubi, Sparklé, Tinuviel
Special thanks to reader Umi for making mention of this!
Or for me, I should say Happy National Single Awareness Day! Did everyone here have a good one or did you manage to get into a fight with your significant other? If I was dating, more than likely I’d find myself in the doghouse. I never did understand the concept of V-Day, even back when I was a little kid I thought it was stupid (but the candy was okay).
While I was looking through the mods section of modthesims.info I stumbled across a mod titled “Hidden Traits Unlocked”. I decided to take a look at it and download it into my game. As it turned out, there are a dozen traits that are built in to the game but are not available in CAS. This mod unlocks those traits and makes them available in CAS. The traits and how to get them are as follows:
Note: every trait is inherited by the resulting child
- Pyromaniac – Having a child with a firefighter
- Immune to Fire – Having a child with a firefighter (my guess, and this is just a guess to how to get one over the other is the gender of the firefighter)
- Makes No Messes - Having a child with a maid
- Mummy – Having a child with a mummy
- Burglar – Having a child with a burglar
- Can Apprehend Burglar – Having a child with a cop
- Can Salute – Having a child with a Military Sim
- Pizza Appreciator – Having a child with a Pizza Delivery Sim
- Rocker – Having a child with a Rockstar
- Asian Culture – Having a child with a sim from the China destination in WA
- Egyptian Culture – Having a child with a sim from the Egypt destination in WA
- French Culture – Having a child with a sim from the France destination in WA
If you would like to download the mod, it is located here. There is also a free public login for modthesims.info located here at the top of the page (its the first login). You will also need an package installer tool, I highly recommend the one located here. Enjoy!
Update – EA has fixed these codes, they will only now work for Mass Effect 2.
I can’t take credit for the following as it was posted on the official Spore forums. However I tried one of the codes…and to my surprise, it actually worked. It did say that it was for Mass Effect 2, but it’ll still let you choose what games to use it for – Spore, The Sims 3, Battlefield Heroes – its left up to you to decide. Here’s the info below. Enter your codes at the Dr. Pepper Promotion Page
Reusable Dr. Pepper Codes
Use one of these:
They are ALL reusable. But you can only enter one of these on your account. But if you want more prizes you can just make another account. These also work outside of the US.
ZIP CODE: 85224
Street:2118 w knox rd
Only 1 EA account is necessary, however multiple Dr.Pepper accounts are necessary.
I want this. Want it now – will cut off an arm and a leg to get it (don’t worry, it won’t be any of mine). Sadly it is just an animated short that was shown at TED2010 in California. If Spore 2 ever looks like this…damn…
This spot was inspired by, and is a new take on life and evolution simulated video games. It was a labor of love, animated by the wonderfully talented staff at Tippett Studios in Berkeley, CA.
All the characters are CG, modeled and painted after drawings by Daren and Isaiah. The swarms are particle simulations, with creatures exported from a game and attached as sprites. The backgrounds are all digital matte paintings, created by Isaiah and Daren.
The Stuff Pack has a decent selection of high-end objects in various categories, so you’ll be able to an entire house brimming with the modern gadgets. Even if your Sim’s house doesn’t have all the rooms for it, there are objects for an office, the bedroom, the kitchen, the living room, and more. However, the Stuff Pack does not come with any new textures, wallpaper, or carpets; you might have some high-class stuff in the rooms, but the room itself will still be limited to the same number of options.
The worst part of the Stuff Pack is that, other than the purely decorative objects (such as wall sculptures), there is only a single new object for any given category. So, while there is a new TV and a new bathtub, there is only one new TV and only one new bathtub. If you have multiple wealthy virtual houses you want to decorate, you’ll have to be fairly creative with d?cor and textures to avoid making the houses look like clones of each other.
I wonder if it’s dusty “down there”
I wish the Sims team would branch off of their usual expansion pack formula and go for an idea that truly is out there. While World Adventures was a fresh change in gameplay, it still could be compared to The Sims 2 Bon Voyage and The Sims Vacation where your sims travel on trips. If we are led to believe the rumored next expansion, The Sims 3 Hobbies and Professions, more than likely it’ll base itself on The Sims 2 Freetime and The Sims 2 Open for Business.
While many would like to see them re-work the past sim expansions, I love the new ideas that Cinema Blend shared in the following article. ‘Different Times’ and ‘Waterworld’ would be welcome to the Sims series. Although I’m not quite sure how much an idea like Waterworld could bring to the game, they could quite easily pull off the Different Times idea. Would also make for some interesting stories as well – westerns, medieval, perhaps even involving time traveling! Make it happen, EA!