News Posts Categorised ‘The Sims 3 World Adventures’

GamesRadar Lists Their 19 Favourite Woohoo Spots In The Sims 3

Tuesday 17th April 2012 | 8:39 pm UK time | Categories

As part of their week of love, GamesRadar has listed their top 19 favourite places to woohoo in The Sims 3:

The Sims series has come a long way since the tame days of the first game in the series. Those no-fun prudes would barely go near each other unless it involved making a baby. Things loosened up when the concept of WooHooing was introduced in The Sims 2, and with The Sims 3 and its six expansions, Sims are presented with over a dozen zany places to get it on.

> “Sims WooHoo spots – Our 19 favorite places to love our fellow Sim” at GamesRadar

As mentioned in the introduction to that article, The Sims 3 also featured in their top 7 “game characters we (seriously) fell in love with” with “Your neighbor in The Sims” at number 4:

It started off plainly enough: our neighbor came over for a housewarming party once we moved in, and we told them a few jokes. But then they came over again and the jokes became flirts. And then the flirts became more flirts. And then they slapped us, but then the jokes became more flirts. Cut to a few months later and we were married, pumping out kids like no one’s business.

Read the rest of the entry on page 5:
> “The Top 7… Game characters we (seriously) fell in love with” at GamesRadar

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New The Sims 3 Game Update Fixes Loads And Loads of Generations Issues, Plus More

Tuesday 26th July 2011 | 1:32 pm UK time | Categories

A new The Sims 3 game update has been released, which fixes loads and loads of issues with Generations, as well as some issues with Late Night, World Adventures, Ambitions and the base game. There’s too many to list here, so click below to go to the page for it — don’t forget to run through the all-important checklist at the bottom before updating!
“Game Update for 1.24” at (UK)

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The Sims 3 Game Update Adds Memories, Dates, Catalog Filter, Body Hair, More

Thursday 9th June 2011 | 12:33 pm UK time | Categories

I’ve just found details of the latest The Sims 3 game update, though I think it may have been released over a week ago. Here’s the details:

Base Game Updates

  • You can now collect Memories of significant moments in your Sims’ lives in the new Scrapbook. Custom Memories can also be created using the Capture This Moment tool. All Memories can be uploaded and shared on and Facebook!
  • You can now adjust the lifespan length for each individual phase of life that a Sim goes through via the Options menu.
  • Live Mode
    • Sims can now ask other Sims out on dates!
    • Sims will now be given a Romantic Reputation based on their social interactions in the local dating scene.
  • Create a Sim
    • Body hair can now be applied on male Sims, from head to toe!
  • Build/Buy Mode
    • Players can now use the Catalog Filter in Build and Buy Mode to sort Content from different installed Expansion Packs and Stuff Packs, as well as content from The Sims 3 Store.

There’s also updates for the World Adventures, Ambitions, Late Night and Generations expansion packs with “Additional bug fixes and polish to existing features”. Click below to go to the news article where you can find that update checklist, unless of course you’ve already installed the updates, in which case it’s too late.
> News at (UK)

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Want To “Murder” Your Sims In The Sims 3? IGN Tells You How

Thursday 5th May 2011 | 12:38 pm UK time | Categories

IGN has (somewhat randomly) posted a new feature covering the ways you can “murder” Sims in The Sims 3:

This one has been a staple since the first game, but it’s a little more difficult to pull off in The Sims 3 because your Sims can actually crawl out of the pool without a ladder. How do you fix this? Simple – just build a wall around the pool.

> “How to Murder Sims in The Sims 3” at IGN

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New The Sims 3 Game Update Allows Poltergeist Haunting Jobs To Complete On Lots With Hot Tubs, More

Wednesday 2nd February 2011 | 3:22 pm UK time | Categories

A new The Sims 3 game update has been released, fixing one issue with Ambitions, and one general issue:

Ambitions Updates

  • The Poltergeist Haunting job will now properly complete when a Ghost Hunter is performing the job on lots containing hot tubs.

General Updates

  • Corrected an issue that prevented launching the game from expansion pack or stuff pack desktop shortcuts for certain computer configurations.

Click Game Updates in the game launcher to install the updates, but not until you’ve followed the all-important checklist, which you can find by clicking below.
 > News at (UK)

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New The Sims 3 Game Update Stops Drink Trays Sticking To Hands, More

Wednesday 1st December 2010 | 2:15 am UK time | Categories

EA has released a new game update for The Sims 3, fixing lots of bugs, mainly affecting Late Night. Here’s a choice few:

Late Night Updates

  • Hot tubs can now be placed on the balconies of high rise buildings by using the moveobjectson true cheat.
  • Vampires now receive the “Slept like the Dead” moodlet after sleeping in the Altar Bed.
  • Crying babies will now prompt Sims to leave a hot tub and tend to the baby.


Base Game Updates

  • The tray of drinks will no longer become stuck to a Sim’s hand when performing the “Make Drinks” interaction on regular bars.
  • Wall tops are no longer invisible when building on an empty lot on PCs with ATI video cards.

You should be prompted to get the update when you next open the launcher – but make sure you follow the all-important checklist first! For the full list of updates, and that critical checklist, click below and scroll down until you come to the article titled “Game Update for 1.18/2.13/3.9/4.6/5.4/6.1” (not there? Scroll all the way to the bottom, click Select Language, then select English > United States).
 > News at

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New The Sims 3 Game Update Adds Breast Slider, More

Wednesday 27th October 2010 | 7:58 pm UK time | Categories

EA has released a new The Sims 3 game update to coincide with the launch of The Sims 3 Late Night, adding a fair few new features. Here’s four of ’em:

  • Create a Sim   
    • Players can now adjust a Sim’s muscle definition and breast size.
    • New Sims can now have an Astrological Sign assigned.
  • Build/Buy Mode   
    • Players can now use the Platform Tool to create stages and other elevated spaces.
    • Half Walls can now be created and placed on lots.

There are many more new features listed on the page linked below, where you’ll also find that all-important checklist that you should follow before and during updating. If you get a “Page Not Found” error page after clicking below, follow the “Select Language” link at the bottom and change to English > United States.
  > “Game Update for 1.17/2.12/3.8/4.5/5.2” at

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New The Sims 3 Game Update Makes It Possible To Be Friends With Cars, More

Tuesday 7th September 2010 | 11:03 pm UK time | Categories

Another The Sims 3 game update has been released, to coincide with the launch of Fast Lane Stuff. It adds a couple of new features that relate to that pack, in fact:

New Features

  • Sims that drive extensively can now develop a relationship with their vehicles.  Vehicles can be named once a friendship is formed.
  • The Vehicle Enthusiast Trait is now available.  Sims with this trait can name their vehicles immediately and develop relationships with them more quickly.

There’s also a small number of updates for the base game and World Adventures – to read them, plus that all-important checklist that must be run through before installing, click below and scroll down to the article titled “Game Update for: 1.15/2.10/3.6/4.3” (can’t find it? Switch to English > United States via the Language link at the bottom of the page):
 > News at

Those that have the Create a World Tool will need to download and install a new version after installing this update, which can be obtained the same way as earlier versions – from the Create a World Tool page:
 > Create a World at

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New The Sims 3 Game Update Stops Sims Walking On Water

Thursday 8th July 2010 | 11:00 pm UK time | Categories

EA has released a new The Sims 3 game update, fixing a lot of issues, including these:

  • Dead relatives will no longer appear alive in your Sims’ family trees while traveling to Egypt, China, or France
  • Sketches your Sims create using the Drafting Table are now valued properly based on your Sim’s Painting Skill Level and related Profession Level
  • Sims will no longer walk on water to view paintings placed on swimming pool walls
  • Fixed an “Error 13” issue caused by saving the game immediately before having your Sim give another Sim a makeover
  • Ghost Hunter Sims can no longer “Show Off Banshee Banisher” to child Sims
  • Fixed issue that prevented players from Changing Active Household while in Edit Town mode

Before you rush off to install it though, there’s some extra steps that may need to be taken, on top of the usual ones. As usual EA have forgotten about Windows Vista and Windows 7 and provided file paths that only apply to Windows XP – the path to the The Sims 3 folder in Windows Vista and Windows 7 is C:\Users\[User name]\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 (the Documents folder appears as My Documents in Windows 7, but this path is still correct). For the extra special steps, the full list of changes, and the usual steps (in that order), click below then find the post titled “Game Update for: 1.14/2.9/3.5/4.2”:
 > News at (UK)

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The Sims 3 Game Update Enables Capability For Dynamic Advertising, More (Updated)

Wednesday 2nd June 2010 | 2:59 pm UK time | Categories

To coincide with the launch of The Sims 3 Ambitions this week, EA has released the latest The Sims 3 game update, and there’s a lot of major changes. One of those changes is somewhat dubious, however:

This game update enables dynamic ad serving capabilities in The Sims 3. However, there are no immediate plans to activate any content of this kind. The Sims 3 EULA has further details. See

There’s too many other changes to list here, so go to to read more. You’ll also find those steps that should be taken before installing (and during the installation of) patches there – though, again, Windows Vista and Windows 7 users should note that the location of your game user files will be C:\Users\USER\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3, where USER is your user name, not the Windows File Directory given there, which only applies to Windows XP.
> News at (UK)

Update (3rd June 7:29 pm BST): EA has posted on their The Sims 3 Facebook group about a problem you may find after installing the update, and a way to fix it:

Launcher Reading Version and Base Game Incompatibility

It has come to our attention that some of our fellow Simmers are encountering issues after the latest update. First off we want to apologize in advance for the inconvenience and want to do everything possible to get you back in the game!

Click below for the instructions, which involve reinstalling the EA Download Manager.
> “Launcher Reading Version and Base Game Incompatibility” at The Sims 3 on Facebook

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