Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Academics: A Guide to Making the Grade

The Sims 3 University Life is full of new options for hanging out and making friends. However, in between all of the parties, socializing, and fun activities, your Sim might want to attend a class or two. Whether your Sim is an A student, or only attends class to nap, I’m going to tell you all about how to get the best academic experience for your Sim in The Sims 3 University Life.

Preparation for university can start before your Sim ever leaves home. Before enrolling in university, your Sim can take an aptitude test. Your Sim’s traits, skills, work experience, and even high school grades will affect their test score. Scoring well on the aptitude test can result in credits toward a degree and scholarships to help pay tuition costs!


Once your Sims says goodbye to hometown family and friends and gets settled into their new living environment at university, they may be finding themselves asking, “Now what?” Well, now it’s time to take them to class, of course! Classes start Monday morning, and the university creates a schedule for every Sim based on the class load selected during enrollment. Use the academic panel in the UI to check your Sims’ class schedules and keep an eye on their academic progress during the term. There are tons of ways to affect academic performance, and performance is what will dictate your Sim’s final grades at the end of the term. So how do studious Sims finish the term with flying colors? Let me tell you a few ways…

Mondays and Wednesdays are devoted to seminar-style classes. These classes are held in one of the academic rabbit-hole buildings on campus, and can vary from Introduction to Dodging Questions to Methods and Practice of Tragic Clowns. While in seminar classes, you can choose from a variety of tones to set behavior of your Sims; tones will affect the amount of academic benefit your Sim gains from a class. Is your Sim feeling ahead of the curve? They can take it easy and chat with friends. Or maybe your Sim needs to suck up to the professor for a little extra academic boost since they forgot to study. Truly sneaky Sims can always ask another poor sucker (I mean Sim) to attend class for them; all the benefits of actually working hard in class but without the pesky use of your Sim’s valuable time! Be careful though, professors don’t look kindly on getting someone else to do your work. If caught, there are consequences…

Tuesdays and Thursdays your Sim will get out of the classroom for a more interactive academic experience. Grab your Sim an organic brew or energy drink from Roasted Toasted Beans Coffee Shop and head over to the Student Union for a lecture! This is a chance for your Sim to interact with the professor as they impart vital knowledge to eager minds. Ask questions, take notes, and soak up some academic goodness as the professor illustrates theories on the whiteboard! (Or sleep in your chair to make up for the wild party the night before). For Sims who want hands-on learning in a group environment, class activities give your Sim the chance to use academic objects to gain practical knowledge related to their major. Gather with your classmates around campus and break out everything from sketchbooks to skeletons to expand your Sim’s mind!


Sketchbooks and Skeletons?! Really?

Yep! Each Sim is granted an object specific to their major when they enroll. These objects are great for class activities or a bit of extra studying on the side. For example, Communications majors can take their Frequency Fun Mobile Radio Station to the Quad to conduct interviews with other Sims and report on campus events, all while improving their academic performance!

In fact, your Sim can learn so much from actions outside of class that skipping a class or two may be okay. (I’m sure your Sim has a good reason for skipping after all)… However, if it is getting close to exam time and you find that your Sim is in need of an academic boost to prepare for the test, don’t forget to study! Sims can study from textbooks, computers, and even their smart phones. While studying can certainly help, more deviously-minded Sims may want to just take the easy route and create a cheat sheet for the exam. Be careful not to get caught though!


Exams are held on Fridays and the final exam is when all of your Sim’s hard work throughout the term will pay off. Make sure your Sim is in a good mood for their exams and is well prepared – failing an exam can have major impact on your final grade.

Why should your Sim care about their grades? Let’s say your Sim has gone to university for a few terms and has earned enough credits to graduate – congratulations! Graduating has several benefits – the first of which is an extra trait slot for your Sim! Add a sixth trait to your Sim to reflect all the personal growth they have undergone during their time in university. Graduating and earning a degree from university will also provide career benefits to your Sim. For example, Sims with a degree in Technology will find better career opportunities in Law Enforcement and Military careers, start at a higher level, earn more pay, and gain an increase in bonus and promotion opportunities! Your Sim’s grades will directly affect the career benefits they receive; Sims who graduate with higher grades instantly get more bonuses.

In The Sims 3 University Life, Sims have access to tons of ways to learn and grow. Spend some time enjoying classes, objects, skills, lectures, class activities, studying and even cheating! Just don’t forget to take a break from all that academic enrichment to hang out with friends and let loose. After all, the reward is in the journey!

Happy Simming!

Brittany Henry, Associate Producer, The Sims 3 University Life

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Sims 3 Store: Toyota Prius Update (Free)

Although I am not 100% sure if this is a new download, it is showing up as new for me. It seems that the Prius download has been updated with a new laptop, guitar, radio, stereo & TV.

This was last updated a really long time ago, so if I’m wrong, let me know!Apparently this is not new, but I will leave it up until our “Free Content” page is fixed. Thanks Iron Seagull!

Source:  Sims Vip

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New Sims 3 World: The Sims 3 Aurora Skies

Welcome to the Sims 3 Aurora Skies official discussion thread. Check out the page for information on Aurora Skies, and join the discussion!

Explore the breathtaking scenery and vast, unspoiled nature that await you at Aurora Skies! This quaint, coastal town features the very best in outdoor living: grow your family on spacious land and houses surrounded by an eco-friendly community, traipse under majestic, towering waterfalls that come to rest on the banks of a large, steaming geothermal lake sky, or take a night hike under the dome of the bright, multi-colored sky. It’s the ultimate getaway for Sims searching for change, searching for themselves, or searching for a piece of peace.

What will you find at Aurora Skies?

When does Aurora Skies come out?

The Sims 3 Aurora Skies comes out February 21, 2013 in the Sims 3 Store.

Can I use my simpoints to buy Aurora Skies?


Will The Sims 3 Aurora Skies be available in retail stores?


Will there be a gold and standard version? 

Yes! You’ll find out more details about the gold and standard versions as we get closer to the release date.

Can I gift the Aurora Skies to my friends?


Source: Sims Vip
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Official Sims 3 University Life Icon


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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Maternity Outfit ~ Long - awaited Comfort

2 - recolorable areas.
Compatible with base game + include pregnant morph.
All LODs are reduced in the number of polycounts + edited.
High LOD: 4034 polycounts
Medium LOD: 2001 polycounts 
Low LOD: 995 polycounts
Age: Young Adult | Adult
Category: Everyday - Athletic - Outwear - Maternity
Format: Sims3Pack - .package


4 animal chairs and a table by Jenni Sim

Monday, January 21, 2013

Happy Days Vintage Nursery

Yes Mortimer Goth remembered these little gems well. The decals popular in from the 40's to the 60's will bring back many a good memory to the dear old folks. They were on everything for kids. The era was baby bright colours to jar the little one's senses. One set has been lovingly restored with the pretty darker pinks and aqua colours. And there is one plain set of course. You will even find the special woods and blonde shades specific to the times. Sold at very reasonable prices this set can be yours today!

Included are:

Crib - 4 variations
Dresser - 4 variations
complete with baby and toddler clothing (Generations)
Toybox -4 variations
Curtain - 4 variations (2x1 size also available...see recommendations)
Knotty Pine wood planks -horizontal and vertical
Hug Decor - 2 variations


Nursery Full Set

Nursery Full set, everything you would need for having a new baby sim in your home.

Peter Rabbit Wardrobe in three colours,
Baby Crib in three colours,
Baby Shelving in three colours,

Baby Changing table (Deco only but has 3 slots to place items on) in three colours,
Peter Rabbit Wallpaper patterned and Plain Recolourable
Peter Rabbit Pictures Three in One with Recolourable frames,
Baby Pamper Nappies.


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Winteranoraks .... Jackets or

Today I have for you a couple of warm colored winter jackets from the new game 4 seasons, so everyone can have it load. I hope you like them ...

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Waterslide children dream

Waterslide children dream

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The Notebook – Noah’s Haus

OMG I couldn't believe it when I saw this so I had to make sure I posted here....

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Cupcake Shop

For the first time in a very long time, I joined in on the Build n-Share challenge on the main TS3 forum.  The challenge was to create a cupcake shop with a small apartment for the owner above it with a budget of only 35,500.  So, I give you the Buttercup Bake Shop.  It was built at  380 Mirabello Rd.   in Sunset Valley (site of the Little Corsican Bistro).  Check the read-me in the download for a list of Custom Content credits.

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Sims 3 70s, 80s, 90s Stuff!

Read SimGuruSarah's latest community blog "Product of the 80s" as she gives details on the 80s generation in The Sims 3 70s, 80s, 90s Stuff!
Read SimGuruSarah's latest community blog "Product of the 80s" as she gives details on the 80s generation in The Sims 3 70s, 80s, 90s Stuff!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Sims experience 'University Life' March 5

Sims experience 'University Life' March 5
The Sims go back to college (if you had The Sims 2: University) in The Sims 3: University Life, available March 5. The latest addition to the power-mad franchise has players taking the tots they've raised since birth and watching their every move at college. Whether this is a parent's dream or a child's nightmare – or some combination therein – is for you to decide.

Sims will get their
degrees, party, grow their social network (somehow avoid STIs) and gain faster promotions and a higher entry-level job for university grads. The irony of recent college grads playing this game all day because they can't find a job in this economy is not lost on us. 
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Source: Joystiq

The Sims 3 Live Broadcast

Watch live streaming video from electronicarts at

Sims 3 Game Update 1.47

     :!: Remember to Remove Custom Content and MODS before updating. Check with your modding community for updates post patch.

    This game update includes the following changes:
    Base game updates:

        Fixed an issue where Sims could not get married.
        Fixed an issue where Sims could not use the telescope.
        Fixed an issue where Sims could not collect space rocks.

    Create a world updates:

        Fixed an issue with saving worlds in Create A World.
        Worlds will now install and appear on the main menu properly when downloaded. Worlds do not need to be resaved for this to apply. Any worlds that were affected by this issue can be reinstalled via the launcher and will appear in the main menu.

    Store updates:

        Fixed an issue where several Store sets were not appearing in the appropriate room category in Buy Mode.


You can download it here

Source: Sims VIP

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Snowbidrs Set for kids

Facilities for the children's room "Snowbirds". 13 soft plush patterns, double sofa, functional bookcase in a tree, four dimensional figures of birds, picture frame, cushions. Sofa, pillows, shelf - disguise. Frame repainted the back. In a set used Scrap NitWitCollections.

 детская мебель snowbirds

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Baby Gifts

Christmas Gifts for Kids.....

Boy Opens present of a teddy bear......

Girl opens a present of a bunny

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Snowman by Zedrael

A buyable snowman with recolorable hat and scarf!

Tired of having to make a snowman, only to have it melt and be gone for good?  Well now you can just buy one!  You can even have a snowman during summer! 

Make sure you save your recolors with the design tool, so you can buy it again and again!
Found in Outdoor/Lawn Ornaments


Sims 3 Seasons Game Guide PDF’s Now Available!

Our Sims 3 Seasons Game Guide PDF’s are now available for you to view online and/or download. The PDF links can always be found on the game guide’s page. Enjoy! :)

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Special Thanks to Sim Hrvatska for the PDF’s!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Sims 3 Store: January 3rd Sets & Premium Content

:!: Individual items begin here, and end here.

Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes Set (1,675 SP) - Create a nursery for the ages! Dress your little one in brand new outfits and decorate your nursery with furniture made for the discerning baby. The included Gift of Speech Baby Monitor will allow your baby to communicate his wants and needs, and, if those needs happen to be a bath or a diaper change, the Dirty No More Changing and Bathing Station has got you covered! Get ready to take your nursery to the next level with the Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes se

Dirty No More Changing and Bathing Station (Not Available For Individual Purchase) – Dirty diaper? Dirty child? Does your baby just always seem to be slightly sticky? Well, this is the product for you! Safely clean your child with the Dirty No More Changing and Bathing Station! Specially designed with a no-slip tub and a comfort-padded changing surface, just give a swipe and a twirl, and the dirt will be flying off!
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Gift of Speech Baby Monitor (Not Available For Individual Purchase) - If a baby cries alone in a room, does anyone hear him? Well, with the Gift of Speech Baby Monitors placed throughout your home, everyone will hear him! Go about your daily business and you’ll know the moment your child becomes unhappy. And, with its state of the art sensors, there won’t be any more guessing what your child wants! With this monitor, you’ll know exactly what he’s miffed about this time.

Source: Sims VIP  

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Army wives House - Burton's Home

For sale:
Burton's house, single plan.

Single floor: kitchen, dining, living, 1 bath, 1 bed room and extra room.

Furnished: fully furnished.

Lot size: 25x20
Lot price furnished: 48.098§
Lot price unfurnished: 36.183§

I hope you like it!! Please,you comment and enjoy! :DDD

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Changing Table for Babies Is coming back

SimGuruTaterTot (yum!) has shared a sneak peek photo for upcoming Store Content. What looks to be a new children’s furniture set, will also include the brand new Changing Table premium content! The Store is due to release new content tomorrow, and TaterTot has confirmed that it will be released then.

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