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All of the latest news, and archives, of content for The Sims 3, The Sims 2, The Sims 1 and The Sims Medieval, amongst other various titles, from 2007 onwards!

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How To Play The Sims 1 on Newer Computers (Windows 11, 10, 8, 7)

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With The Sims recently celebrating its 21st anniversary, I have been in a nostalgic mood and re-discovering older Sims titles. And that has included going back to where it all started! The Sims was released...

Gerri Lawlor, Original Voice Actor on The Sims, Sadly Passes Away

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Robi Kauker, audio director at Maxis, has shared some sad news on The Sims official website today regarding Gerri Lawlor, the original voice actress for The Sims. Kauker, who has been working on The Sims...

The Sims 2: Fixing Graphics Issues on Newer Computers

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The Sims 2 was released back in September 2004 and, at the time of writing this, that was almost 17 years ago. It was very much designed for operating systems at the time such...

The Sims Online…now Free!

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PLEASE NOTE: The Sims Online/EA-Land was retired on August 1st 2008. A community-made project, called FreeSO, has since been released which brings back The Sims Online experience with added extras such as 3D mode....
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The Sims Franchise Celebrates 19th Anniversary

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Can you believe that it's been 19 years since Bob and Betty Newbie moved into 7 Sim Lane in The Sims? Well, it's time to believe it because The Sims is celebrating its 19th anniversary...

Custom Content and Sims 3 hair

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There is now a thread at the official Sims 3 forum which lists links to many fansites with Custom Content.  I urge you to view it for the latest updates. I've been dropping the ball...

SecuROM Removal Tool added with Tutorial & confirmation that it removes ALL files

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*Update - June 10th* - A tutorial for this program has been added at the bottom of this post!  Also, this program has indeed been tested and according to Simmers Against SecuROM, removes ALL...

The Sims 3 Renault/Toyota Electric Vehicle Pack and EV/Eco Set

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First off, let me give reader Nate a huge, huge thanks for sending me an email about this.  He brought to my attention that the official Sims 3 site is gearing up (meaning it's...

FPS Limiter and The Sims 3

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For some odd reasons on many various graphics cards The Sims 3 will have high FPS (frames-per-second) rates.  It's said that having too high of FPS could possibly crash your game or worse, cause...

Sims 3 Exchange – killer doll on the loose and it’s not Chucky

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I love user-created tools and content from those tools, but sometimes if not done right, they cause problems - serious ones.  It's one of the main reasons the Sims Team do not support them...