Category Archives: Expansion packs

New Game Update: 1.50

To install this update, please start your game and use the “Updates” tab in your Launcher.

This game update includes the following changes:

Free Sims 3 Base Game Content

  • Sims can now dumpster dive from the Commercial Dumpster pre-placed in Sunset Valley and find cool items including furniture and collectables!

  • New air conditioning units and electrical box decorative objects.

  • New Terrain Paint for Build Mode.

  • A new traffic light for Create a World.

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University Life soundtrack

Via Community Blog

Additionally, we visited with The Sims audio team who shared with us the upcoming line-up of rising stars that have recorded their music in Simlish for The Sims 3 University Life . Whether Sims are throwing the party of their lives, rallying a protest or hitting the books, we think that these new Simlish tunes are sure to leave a footprint your time spent playing University Life. There’s new music from the California indie rock band The Mowgli’s, the British Pop group Blaise, the Norwegian sensation Donkeyboy and many more. With such an eclectic mix of songs to choose from, you and your Sims are sure to have the time of your lives in this pack. Here’s the full list of artists:

•    Ashtar Command – “All of our Lives we Must Learn to Forget”
•    Dan Deacon – “True Thrush”
•    Gold Fields – “Treehouse”
•    The Mowgli’s – “San Francisco”
•    The Royal Concept – “D amn”
•    The Shades – “Gobba Bweezie”
•    Blaise – “Thunderstorm”
•    Leontib – “U Nu Wah”
•    Donkeyboy – “City Boy”
•    The Penelopes – “Now Now Now”

Pre-Order Island Paradise on Origin & new screens and info!

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Island paradise pre order

Let your Sims escape to their own island paradise, complete with sparkling waters and sun-drenched beaches in The Sims™ 3 Island Paradise. They can explore by boat, go scuba diving, live in a houseboat or even build and run their own resorts. Nautical Sims can discover new islands, uncover sunken treasure, or even befriend a mermaid!

With innovative features never before seen in The Sims™ PC franchise and a world of new possibilities on land and in sea, your Sims will have an unforgettable adventure in their own island paradise.

Game Features: • Set sail for adventure: Your Sims can now take off across the waves to discover new islands and explore like never before, whether by paddleboat, speedboat, or fully customizable houseboat! What will you discover? • Build the best resort in the islands: Specialize in waterslides and buffet tables to attract families, build pool bars where single Sims can meet and flirt, or create a romantic retreat dotted with bungalows. How you choose your amenities and set your prices will affect your reviews and profits. Get a high enough star rating, and you’ll soon be rolling in Simoleons! • Dive into the blue: See what surprises await beneath the sea! As your Sims build their snorkeling and scuba diving skills, they may find themselves on the shore of a new island or discover a long-lost treasure. • Boat sweet boat: Whether your Sims love the water or just love exploring, there is a range of fully customizable houseboats that can be moored at any open port. If your Sims tire of the view, they can just cruise on to a new locale! • Build over the water: New stilted foundations give your Sims the best of both worlds—a home that’s partially on the water and partially on land. Build a resort, create travelling houseboats, and customize your very own island paradise for your Sims!

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Sims 3 University Life/Island Paradise Fansite Previews

Thanks to SimsVIP

*This post will no longer be updated as well as the University Life Fact Sheet*

♦ SimCookie’s University Life Preview Part #2

 ♦ L’Universe Sims University Life Preview

♦ Urbania Sims University Life Preview Part #1

♦ Sims True Life University Life Preview (Translate with a browser as google breaks the site)

♦ Sims True Life More University Life Screens

♦ Edenstyle University Life Preview Part #2

♦ Sims Artist PlantSim Preview

♦ Sims Artist Build/Buy Mode Screens

♦ SimFan’s University Life Preview Parts #1 – #7

♦ SimFan’s Interactive University Life Map

♦ Sims 3 Cri’s University Life Preview (6 pages) Cri has, in a interview with EA, confirmed that Island paradise will have mermaids!

♦ Simway’s Male University Life Create a Sim Screens

♦ Simway’s Female University Life Create a Sim Screens

♦ Simway’s University Life Build/Buy mode Screens

♦ Simway’s Island Paradise info bits post

♦ SimCookie’s University Life Preview Part #1

♦ iSims Sweden University Life Preview (6 sections) One of these sections includes a Island Paradise preview!

♦ Fraizesaux Sims 3 University Life Preview

♦ Sims True Life University Life Screenshots

♦ Sims True Life University Life Preview (Translate with a browser as google breaks the site)

♦ Sims True Life’s University Life Videos (16 Videos)

♦ Mondo Sims University Life Preview

♦ Edenstyle University Life Preview

♦ Pulversoppa on Official Forums

♦ Centrum Simow University Life Create a Sim Screenshots

♦ Centrum Simow University Life Video

SimsVIP’s Q&A + Exclusive Screenhsots

SimsVIP has shared their Q&A from The Sims UK

The Sims 3 University Life Producer Interview with Argus Hulin

This Skype interview was conducted by Hannah Lord, UK Maxis Community Manager, with The Sims 3 Assistant Producer, Argus Hulin, who is based at Electronic Arts at the Salt Lake City studio.

Q1) Is there a choice of Universities your Sims can go to, or is there one University where all the Sims go to study & party?

Argus: There’s just one University but your Sims won’t want to go anywhere else! The university architecture has been designed with European influence so it’s really beautiful.

Q2) Can you go inside the classrooms & lectures with your Sim?

Argus: There are some activities that do and some that don’t. The venues are not all like in The Sims 2 University, in that lectures and other class activities take place outside the rabbit whole.

Click here to read the rest of the Q&A!