Summary: No wonder so many people have game this game and its expansions One star. There is a major bug apparently that causes "some" users to get stuck on an infinate loading loop when trying to load a neighborhood/world in the game. Nothing i did fixed it. uninstalled, reinstalled, redowndownloaded, cleared cache, even reinstalled WIndows, Nothing. turns out it may be a bug specifically for the origin version of the game.
Summary: I didn't download the base Sims 3 through Origin (I downloaded through Amazon) and now Origin won't let me download this expansion pack without first uninstalling the base game and reinstalling through Origin. Total waste.
Summary: Had I known the game was actually coming from Origin instead of Amazon I NEVER would have bought it. Amazon couldn't help me and Origin makes it next to impossible to get answers. The person who answered the phone wasn't even familiar with the Sims game! So then I bought it directed from the Origin site and still no go. I had to buy the disk after spending $80 between Amazon and Origin.
Summary: The game downloaded fine, and starts up fine, but about 10 minutes into the game every time, the screen goes black and the game crashes. I uninstalled and re-installed it several times, even uninstalling my other game expansions leaving only the Sims 3 and Seasons - still crashes. Going to uninstall it for the final time. Don't waste your money.
Summary: When I bought this game I was psyched.Only to find ever single time it rained, my game crashed.They keep releasing games that aren't compatible with new OS's (like Windows 8) got my money back and got depressed.My suggestion is make sure you have a HUGE amount of RAM and a VERY high quality high memory Video card, and are running windows 7 or lower as they are not recommending these games for Windows 8 PC~ That last quote was from an Origin tech support person!