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The Sims 3

The Sims 3 is a PC game developed by The Sims Studio and published by EA Electronics and is the follow up to the popular Sims simulation game. The Sims 3 allows users to immerse their own custom made Sims (appearance, personality) in an open living neighborhood where they can roam and explore all surroundings. The game includes an optional feature called 'story progression', which allows all Sims in the neighborhood apart from those the player is currently controlling to autonomously cont…

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The Sims 3

The Sims 3 is a PC game developed by The Sims Studio and published by EA Electronics and is the follow up to the popular Sims simulation game. The Sims 3 allows users to immerse their own custom made Sims (appearance, personality) in an open living neighborhood where they can roam and explore all surroundings. The game includes an optional feature called 'story progression', which allows all Sims in the neighborhood apart from those the player is currently controlling to autonomously continue as if the player was controlling them. Player can also choose to toggle on or off the features to preference.; ie. such as toggling off aging/death if they do not want that feature to be enabled. The game has an ESRB: T, OFLC: M and PEGI: 12+ rating.

Features

The Sims 3 features an open neighborhood gameplay and an engine that allows players to immerse customized Sims in an open living neighborhood that is constantly evolving, where they can roam and explore all new surroundings. The customizable feature in the game allows players to fine-tune all aspect of the Sims face and determine much more to make lifelike Sims. Players have the option to select from dozens of personality traits and combine up to five traits to create a number of diverse individuals. Based on personality traits, skills and career choices, the Sims have short and long term Wishes that provide challenges to a player. Other than the Create-a-Sim function, players are also required to fine-tune their Sim’s personalities, build and buy mode, an “auto-roof” function that updates the roof of a Sim’s home when walls are built, a “wall drag” tool that allows users to grow or shrink a room, and a “slot” system that gives several choices on where to place decorative objects on surfaces. This game requires Windows Vista (Service Pack 1) powered by a 2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent, 1.5 GB RAM, at least 6.5 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content, and 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0 to operate. The game requires at least an Intel Integrated Chipset, GMA X3000 or above, and 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent 0.5 GB additional RAM. Supported video cards include: NVIDIA GeForce series, ATI Radeon™ series, Intel® Extreme Graphics and GMA X3x00 series. Internet connection is required.

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  • sims 3

    on my sims 3 its an girl name blair my partner at work and i have started an relationship with her and i wanted to know can i move in with her cause she have an big house and mines is small plus she is rich so can i and if so can we share money

    Answered by 07mtingey 2010-10-29:

    Yes, you can move in, but only once you are a young adult. You need to get their relationship high enough then click the other sims and ask the question.

  • Can I go inside community lots?

    When my sim goes to town, he is in the store or the movies and I can't go in. I'm outside. Is this normal? Do I have to wait for my sim? Can I not see anything inside the community shops? How do I get inside the shops with my sim so I can meet people like in Sims 2?

    Answered by Simbacat 2010-02-16:

    The short answer is that you can't go inside with your sims int he building community lots.They are "rabbit holes". I don't know if EA plans to modify this in future expansion packs. If you are having trouble meeting other sims, try going to the park in the center of town in the afternoons and on the weekend. Most everyone in the neighborhood will eventually show up there at some point in time. Read the newspaper and you will sometimes get a notification of a community event such as a cook off. Lots of sims go

    Answered by 07mtingey 2010-10-29:

    No you can't go inside community lots. You may be albe to go into some like the gym, but for most others you can't. This is one of the let downs of the Sims 3. I have the Sims 3 PS3 edition which came out today, so they might make changes since its a very new

  • how long does it take for your sims to age

    Answered by Simbacat 2010-02-16:

    It depends on what age you are tralking about and what lifespan you have set. Normal is the deault mode,and the days for each age as follows: Baby: 2 days Toddler: 7 days Child: 7 days Teen: 14 days Young Adult and Adult: 21 days each Elder: 16 days maximum Elders can sometimes have their lifepans adjusted for a few more days if they are in excellent physical condition and if they have the vegetarian trait. You can also turn aging off if you like,although I have not tested this and don't know if it affests story progression in the neighborhood. Hope this helped

    Answered by youngkiller101 2010-03-15:

    14 to 17 days but you can change it in options

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