Carl's The Sims 3 Game Site
Strategy Guide, Wiki, Game Help & Walkthroughs for PC/Mac
Sunset Valley 2020
Inspired by Naga's improved Sunset Valley, Jaga Telesin and MrsFlynn have released Sunset Valley 2020 and a post directing you to download links can be found below. This uses fixes from EllaCharmed's Sunset Valley map and works to improve performance and reduce the amount of stuck Sims. You'll find many of the lot types already installed (Consignment, Salon, Junkyard etc), Parks upgraded for Generations, and Equestrian Center and Horse Ranch and even Dive Spots from Isla Paradiso.
There are both Vanilla and Chocolate versions to download. You can Learn More Here. Vanilla features a number of new Sims populating the world, while Chocolate includes more Supernaturals and some upgraded lots. The more packs you own the less will be replaced as this was built for players who own many packs. See full credits/contributors and get a full features rundown in the link above.
Site Speed Improvements, The Sims 4 Coverage and Youtube Channel
I'm now working on my site for The Sims 4 and recently Launched a Youtube Channel for The Sims. I've done some recent speed improvements to this site. It's some of my best work and I don't want ads or a bad server to slow that down.
Sims 4 Expansion Packs
Sims 4 Cheats
How to Cheat in The Sims 4
Sims 4 Challenges
Get to Work Expansion
Get Famous Expansion
Island Living Expansion Pack
Building Houses and Lots - a Build Mode Guide
We now have a Guide to Roaring Heights with Maps to Collectibles along with information on the Premium Content that comes with this new Town. There is a Boardwalk with Rollercoaster parts to allow you to build your own, along with new clothing and a fixer-upper car that Sims can use to fix up a vehicle to drive around town or sell for a huge profit. Check the Guide to learn more and see if this town is right for you!
The Sims 3 Into the Future Expansion Pack Guides
The Into the Future Guide coverage is nearly complete, although many pages throughout the site need updated to cover this and other Expansions. I'm working to update pages to a finalized version and will list them along with ItF coverage here:
Lifetime Rewards for ItF - New
Time Remote Control
Trait Chip Bundle
Utopian and Dystopian Future Timelines - New
More than a Machine Lifetime Wish - New
Legacy Statue Requirements and Tips - New
Descendants System: Family Size and Wealth
Bot Arena Career: Arena Mechanic or Plumbot Arena Official
Astronomy Career: Space Explorer or Astrophysicist
Into the Future Expansion Pack Features - New
Nanite List, Rare Nanites, and Maps for Finding Them
Advanced Technology Skill Guide
Bot Making Skill Guide
Laser Rhythm-a-con Instrument Guide - New
The Time Traveler, Entering Oasis Landing and Research Opportunities
The Sims 3 Island Paradise Expansion Pack Guides
Island Paradise Guide Coverage
IP Expansion Pack Guide coverage has completed. I have the following guides available:
Scuba Diving & Snorkeling Skill Guide
Scuba Levels and Skill Challenges
Scuba Diving Spots, Treasure Chests, and Caves
Collectible Sea Shells and Sea Life
Finding Uncharted Islands
Finding Map Fragments
Lifetime Rewards for IP
Friend of the Kraken
Lungs of Steel
Uncharted Island Map
The Sims 3 Dragon Valley World Guide
Ricalynn has written a Guide to the Sims 3 Dragon Valley World. It is fully featured and covers places in the town itself, Baby Dragons that are included with the World, a list of residents, and collectibles maps that will help you find all the rare things you need like Palladium, Pink Diamonds, and Alley Catfish to catch Angel Fish and reel in those Death Fish after midnight. This is the first in a series, with the next coverage featuring Aurora Skies. Rica has accepted to cover all the Worlds in this style, and that has me enthused about the quality of information I will happily host here. It appears we'll have the most comprehensive information on worlds all in one place here, but it'll take some time.
The Sims 3 University Life Expansion Strategy Guides
Most of University Life is covered. There are a few things to do throughout the Guide that will wait for Island Paradise.
University Life Expansion Pack Guide
PlantSims & Forbidden Fruit
Jock Social Group
Nerd Social Group
Rebel Social Group
Social Networking Skill
Street Art Skill
Art Appraiser (Rebel Career)
Sports Agent (Jock Career)
Video Game Developer (Nerd Career)
Majors, Class Schedules, Performance Metrics and Graduation
Enrolling in University, Scholarships, and the Aptitude Test Mechanics
Other Helpful Sims 3 Base Game & Expansion Pack Information
The Sims 3 Seasons
The Sims 3 Seasons' ultimate addition is the new weather system. Seasons change and the weather can turn cold or hot, while brining on the rain, thunder, hail and even beautiful snow that coats the land. The new life state is the Alien.
The Sims 3 Supernatural
Supernatural features a whopping five new life states for Sims. Sims can be either a fairy, werewolf, witch, vampire, or be turned into a Zombie. This EP adds lunar phases to the game, and complements Seasons well.
The Sims 3 Showtime
Showtime lets your Sims perform as Acrobats, Singers, or Magicians. They gain levels in these new career options, allow them to earn more money and please the crowds. Showtime's unique life state is the new Genie.
The Sims 3 Pets
The Sims 3 Pets lets your Sims adopt or breed cats, dogs, and horses. Each of these pets has their own traits, and Sims can scold or praise them to improve their behavior. This EP also brings Unicorns, which are ridable just like horses though featuring some unique magical abilities.
The Sims 3 Generations
Learn about the new activities offered to the various age groups in this Sims expansion pack. You'll find in-depth information on the new imaginary friends and chemistry logic activity.
The Sims 3 Late Night
This guide will teach you all about making the most of this expansion. Learn about vampires, and how you can get your Sim into the hottest clubs.
The Sims 3 Ambitions
A Guide to The Sims 3 Ambitions expansion. Offers a summary of what's new, along with links to other articles about the new features you get with the Add-on. Read up on Inventing, Sculpting, and the new Professions.
The Sims 3 World Adventures
A Guide to World Adventures. This expansion focuses heavily on travel to France, China, and Egypt. However, it also adds new skills that players who dislike travel can employ. The info you find here may help you decide whether or not you'd want to buy this expansion.
Sims 3 Cheats for Xbox 360 and PS3
Owners of The Sims 3 on Console, either PS3 or XBOX don't need my cheat articles to get infinite money, or unlock karma powers. Instead head to my Xbox 360 and PS3 info page.
Learn all about Sims and their characteristics in The Sims 3. This will teach you about the motives Sims need to fill in order to be happy, the Lifetime Wishes you can pursue and the Wishes that can be fulfilled by meeting game goals. This Guide ties together many of the others on our Sims site and will help players new to the game.
A strategy guide to the Careers in The Sims 3, along with Ambitions Professions such as firefighter. You'll find wages for each job level, information on what traits will help Sims to excel to the top of a career track, and other ways Sims can make money.
We've got every skill covered in The Sims 3, from the base game skills like Cooking, Fishing, and Gardening guides that vanilla players on PC or the PS3 and Xbox 360 console version can enjoy. Expansion owners will love your guides to more exotic skills like martial arts, or the consignment shop.
A list of all the Lifetime Wishes in The Sims 3, Late Night, and World Adventures. You'll learn what traits inspire the wishes, happiness point rewards for finishing them, and get help for completing in the form of walkthroughs.
Get help spending those Lifetime Happiness points with our Lifetime Rewards guide. Sims can get perks like never having to use the restroom again, making friends faster, boosting skill gains, and even get a collection helper to help them find gems and metals.
How to Play the Sims 3
I wrote this guide to help people who are completely new to The Sims 3. Here you'll learn some basic game concepts, and get ideas on how to play your first Sim.
Home Building & Design Ideas
Get help designing beginner homes and ideas to design better, more intricate homes, in this strategy guide written by forum moderator TommyT.
A full strategy guide to what every trait does in The Sims 3, World Adventures, Ambitions, and Late Night. Learn what wishes they inspire, and how you can employ them to help your Sims.
The Sims 3 Cheats
A full list of cheats for The Sims 3 and its Expansion Packs. Look to this list for everything from Money cheats to the powerful testing cheats that can keep Sims' moods maxed and even make friends for them.
Sims 3 Information
Any article we've written that didn't fit neatly into another category of the guide is listed here. You'll find help with regular Sims 3, Ambitions, World Adventures, and Late Night.
The Sims 3 Review
Want to know what I think about The Sims 3? Read my Review.
About Carl's Sims 3 Site
Born July 16, 2009, this Strategy Guide seeks to help Simmers from all over the world with detailed and informative articles, hints, and tips for The Sims 3 and its expansions. We largely favor a powergamer mindset, and shoot for making the most money, finding how it works, or doing things better and more efficiently. You'll find step-by-step instructions, and screenshots to help you accomplish things in the Sims 3. Collectively, we've written over 200 pages of content for the game. If you'd like to see a listing of every article we offer, have a look at our Sitemap. There you'll find a full list of articles, along with a search tool that will help you to track down the info you need.
We have a staff of 3, with Pam Marsden and Tom Schlueter helping Carl with guide writing and the forum. If you explore the guide you'll see we've had lots of help from our growing forum community. We have numerous volunteer moderators. To learn a little about our staff, visit the Staff section of our Sims 3 Forum. Many of our moderators have supplied walkthroughs or in-depth articles for the Guide.
If you don't yet have an account, sign up at our forum to provide tips and tricks, suggestions, and corrections to the guide. You'll be helping me to improve something that has helped over 100,000 Simmers from around the world. The Sims 3 is far more complex than meets the eye, and without readers like you this guide wouldn't be nearly as accurate and helpful as it is today.
Players are able to contribute information through the comments system. This allows the site to function somewhat as a Wiki, for players can enter additional information and discuss game mechanics to help other Simmers. Questions about the game and specific features can be asked on those pages, although I (Carl) cannot answer them all. Do not expect answers to be swift unless you use our Forum. Many bits of helpful information can be found using the site's search function, which goes through about 20,000 pages of content to help you find an answer to your questions.
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I found this site and IMO it is the bestSims3 guide that I have found!
Will you be able to keep this particular Sims 3 site up and as-is?
I've been relying on your site to help coach me through Sims 3 - and your site is notable due to the huge wealth of information, filled to the brim of info regarding both depth and breadth.
I'd hate to see it go while I'm still a newbie.!
I'm sure there are plenty of other people who will stick to Sims 3 for a while, and it would be a shame if all this good info was to disappear! Please let me know your thoughts on this - should I be frantically trying to accumulate/index this content, if you are planning to delete?
It's not 2014 anymore, I still LOVE this site, and I don't want it to go anywhere! Pleeze?? The game's not gonna disappear, I'm one of this game's 'oldest wierdos', maybe not in terms of age but I played it when it was still in testing, and I'm stil playing it!
I was playing The Sims 3 and I literally just found this out on complete accident! Its a quick way to make friends....CTRL+SHIFT+C
Type in the usual: testingcheatsenabled true
Then go to your relationship tab
Pick the sim you want a better relationship with and click anywhere in the green bar under the sim's picture
This will set the relationship as wherever you clickedIts kind of hard to explain, but if you have the game then you should go try it out and if you have any questions then feel free to ask! :D And dont forget to pass it on so other simmers can learn this too!
and here: http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=20732.0
We have great tips on managing this as well as how to uninstall and then reinstall for a fresh and hopefully relatively bug free game!
We cannot find an "auto save" type option in the game settings either?
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