Category Archives: Seasons

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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SimGuruGraham talk about CAS items in Seasons

Via SimGuruGraham – Thanks to iSims Sweden

SimGuruGraham have answered a Tweet, where a simmer asked: “One more about teens, they are basically smaller versions of adults, so why not give us teen versions of adult SP clothing?”. 

SimGuruGraham’s answer: “If teen clothing conversions were “free” you’d certainly get more of them, but they’re not. Them being smaller versions of adults helps, but any adult asset still has to have significant work done to it to convert it to teen (or elder).Each project has a set budget and man hours assigned to it for character artists that we can’t go over… so ultimately it becomes a choice between more unique assets or more age conversions. If you’ll notice in Seasons, there are a lot more age conversions for clothing, giving teens and elders (as well as children and toddlers) more clothing than they typically receive in a product. The community was fairly vocal that they felt there weren’t enough unique CAS assets in Seasons, but it’s a direct result of there being more age conversions. Perhaps there’s a good discussion to be had amongst the community if they’d prefer more unique assets for adults, or less unique assets but more age conversions so the clothing could be used for more ages. Of course for expansions (I can’t speak for SPs) we try and provide a range of assets across all ages, but it does trend towards adults for the reasons explained above.”

Savoring each season in Sims 3 Seasons

Via TheSims.com

It’s that time of year again, the time when our thoughts turn not only to giving thanks but to pondering “What should I eat next?” Yes, whether you’re sidling up to a buffet at a party or sitting down for a formal holiday meal, food is topmost on our minds at this time of year. We asked Graham Nardone, our feature producer for The Sims 3 Seasons Expansion Pack, about his favorite foods and seasonal food stories. The results were enough to whet anyone’s appetite!

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New Store patch

A new Store Patch has been released and updates objects for Seasons.

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

This Store update includes the following changes:

  • Updated objects to properly display snow and frost in winter with The Sims 3 Seasons installed.

  • Updated vehicle rigs to support water/snow FX from tires in inclement weather with The Sims 3 Seasons installed.

  • Updated fences to display the correct level of snow thickness in winter with The Sims3 Seasons installed.

  • Unlocked all Store purchased mailboxes for use in “buydebug” mode.

  • Fixed a compatibility issue with the Galactic Simball Arcade and the Atomic Jack Planet Attack Pinball Machine.

*A game restart is required for updates made while the game is running.

Sims 3 Blog: Hooray for Holidays!

Via Official Sims 3 Blog

The holidays are about spending quality time with friends and family while rejoicing in the neighborhood around us. I’m Mike Zamora, a producer on The Sims 3 Seasons, and today I’ll be talking about how holidays can affect your Sims’ lives. We featured Spooky Day in a previous blog post highlighting some of the gameplay elements you can expect to happen when holidays arrive. In this pack we really wanted to give our players unique activities to highlight the change in each season.

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