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The Sims 3: Standard Edition (PC/MAC DVD-ROM)

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The Sims 3 lets you immerse truly unique Sims in an open, living neighborhood just outside their door! The freedom of The Sims 3 will inspire you with endless possibilities and amuse you with unexpected moments of surprise and mischief.

Features:

- New Seamless, Open Neighborhood—Explore the neighborhood freely. Your Sims can roam throughout their neighborhood, visit neighbors’ homes, and explore the surroundings. They can stroll downtown to hang out with friends, meet someone new at the park, or run into colleagues on the street. If your Sims are in the right place at the right time, who knows what might happen?!
- New Create A Sim—Create any Sim you can imagine. New easy-to-use design tools allow for unlimited customization to make truly individual Sims. Determine your Sims’ shape and size, from thin to full-figured to muscular—and everything in between! Choose your Sims’ facial features, their exact skin tone, hair, eye shape and color and select their clothing and accessories.
- New Realistic Personalities—Every Sim is a unique person, with a distinct personality. Create realistic Sims with distinctive personalities. Select from dozens of personality traits and combine them in fun ways. The combination of traits you choose—brave, artistic, loner, perfectionist, klepto, romantic, clumsy, paranoid, and much, much more—help shape the behavior of your Sims and how they interact with other Sims. Your Sims can now rise above their basic set of every day needs. They are complex individuals with unique personalities.
- New Unlimited Customization—Everyone can customize everything! Build your dream house or design the ultimate home. Customize everything from floors to flowers, shirts to sofas, wallpaper to window shades. It’s fun and easy to change colors and patterns giving you endless personalization options. Or you can populate your Sims’ neighborhood with pre-designed buildings and furnishings. Which of your Sims will live in high-end mansions, cool bachelor pads, ultimate dream homes or low-cost cottage?

You can play sims 3 offline. Just follow the next steps.

No internet connection

Using Origin, you can log into Origin when you're not connected to the internet. You do not need to do anything special because Origin will be in offline mode.

Without using Origin, you can still just click on the Sims 3 icon that shows up on your desktop after it's been installed. Press the big circle button with a play symbol on it on the left side of The Sims 3 launcher to start your game.

Internet connection:

Using Origin, after you have logged in just click on the word Origin in the top left corner. Then select "Go Offline". Origin is now offline while your computer is still connected to the internet.

Without using Origin, start your game from the The Sims 3 icon and do not log in when the launcher opens. Click the play button on the left side of the Sims 3 Launcher. Once you get to the main menu where you can select a town to play your game in, do no log in there either. You may get a pop up asking you if you want to continue without logging in, select Continue without log in.

The Sims 3 requires at least the following: 


FOR WINDOWS XP
* 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
* 1 GB RAM
* A 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
* The latest version of DirectX 9.0c
* Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
* At least 6.1 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB of additional space
for custom content and saved games


FOR WINDOWS VISTA
* 2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
* 1.5 GB RAM
* A 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
* Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1
* At least 6.1 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB of additional space
for custom content and saved games

For computers using built-in graphics chipsets under Windows, the game requires
at least:

* Intel Integrated Chipset, GMA 3-Series or above
* 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent
* 0.5 GB additional RAM

FOR MAC OS X
* Mac OS X 10.5.7 Leopard or higher
* Intel Core Duo Processor
* 2 GB RAM
* ATI X1600 or Nvidia 7300 GT with 128 MB of Video RAM, or
* Intel Integrated GMA X3100.
* At least 6.1 GB of hard drive space, with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games
* This game will not run on PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) based Mac systems, or the GMA 950 class of integrated video cards.




Categories
Simulation
Rating
13
Barcode
5030937060872
Number of Items
1
Format
DVD
Country
South Africa
Notes
  1. The Sims 3 lets you immerse truly unique Sims in an open, living neighborhood just outside their door! The freedom of The Sims 3 will inspire you with endless possibilities and amuse you with unexpected moments of surprise and mischief. <p> Features: <p> New Seamless, Open NeighborhoodExplore the neighborhood freely. Your Sims can roam throughout their neighborhood, visit neighbors homes, and explore the surroundings. They can stroll downtown to hang out with friends, meet someone new at the park, or run into colleagues on the street. If your Sims are in the right place at the right time, who knows what might happen?! <p> New Create A SimCreate any Sim you can imagine. New easy-to-use design tools allow for unlimited customization to make truly individual Sims. Determine your Sims shape and size, from thin to full-figured to muscularand everything in between! Choose your Sims facial features, their exact skin tone, hair, eye shape and color and select their clothing and accessories. <p> New Realistic PersonalitiesEvery Sim is a unique person, with a distinct personality. Create realistic Sims with distinctive personalities. Select from dozens of personality traits and combine them in fun ways. The combination of traits you choosebrave, artistic, loner, perfectionist, klepto, romantic, clumsy, paranoid, and much, much morehelp shape the behavior of your Sims and how they interact with other Sims. Your Sims can now rise above their basic set of every day needs. They are complex individuals with unique personalities. <p> New Unlimited CustomizationEveryone can customize everything! Build your dream house or design the ultimate home. Customize everything from floors to flowers, shirts to sofas, wallpaper to window shades. Its fun and easy to change colors and patterns giving you endless personalization options. Or you can populate your Sims neighborhood with pre-designed buildings and furnishings. Which of your Sims will live in high-end mansions, cool bachelor pads, ultimate dream homes or low-cost cottage?
BarCode
5030943110028
Label
Electronic Arts
Platform
PC
Title
Sims 3
Studio
Electronic Arts
Media
PC CD
Genre
Simulation
Age Limit
13
Release Date
5 June 2009

Courtnay, . 6 June 2009

This game truly was all I expected. While there are fewer items than when we left off with The Sims 2 (TS2), the new features of gameplay more than make up for that, and certainly leave room for more expansions.

Graphics are smoother, and more detailed than before and gameplay loads much faster than before. The neighbourhood gives you lots of great scenery and there is always something to look at and something new to find.

The sounds are much like TS2, but you are now able to choose a voice for your sim and tweak the pitch via a slider, making each sim more unique and creating more diversity within your community. Some of the music is enhanced from TS2, but still has a great nostalgia to it.

The game itself has so many new features, and adds a whole new feeling to the gameplay. There are collectables lying around town (ie bugs, rocks/gems, insects, etc) and sending your sim to work seems like a whole new action now that you can select how your sim spends their time. Whether you Word Hard, or Suck Up To Boss, or even Sleep On Counter, everything has a consequence so choose wisely!

The new Create-A-Style brings a whole new dimension to decorating both sims (clothing, that is), household items, and building materials (wallpapers, floor tiling, etc). Now simply EVERYTHING can match!

This game is certainly worth purchasing! There are so many paths you can take in this game, that playing hours are virtually limitless and there is surely something for everyone, whether you prefer to create families and happy-endings, or achieve goals one after the other, or simply enjoy creating houses and buildings. Go on, get simming!

Christopher, HOUT BAY. 25 June 2009

Why are people complaining about a good game? Most of the complainers are the ones that downloaded the illegal pirated version or have not met the min. system requirements.

The game is charming, the sims are sweet with their new traits, each new trait adding to the uniqueness of each sim. The hair does move....if you have a your graphics set right, hell you don't even need an expensive graphics card...I have got a NVidia 8500 with 2gb ram and 2.2ghz pros. and my game is working just fine on high graphics settings with no lag at all.
The whole concept of the open nieghbourhood is what sold the game to me. The fact their are rabbit holes (where the sims dissappear into buildings) is a good thing, just imagine the amount of memory and rendering and loading our games would need with all that extra detail. So before you dis rabbit holes stop and think please. The sounds are cool, even if some of them are a reworking of some of the sims 2 sounds. The music is nice, but as one review said, there should have been a next song button.

What is annoying, is people bad mouthing the game before they even give it a chance. EA did the best they could with all the presure we, the sims fans, were putting them under. Every game has its bugs, nothing can be perfect, we can't have everything people. So please....I beg you, stop moaning.

Waldo Luís, BEACON BAY. 15 June 2009

This game is the embodiment of awesome.

The graphics are not hardcore, but improve a lot over the Sims 2 and they remain true to the nature of the game.

The sound is recycled Sims 2 music but it fits in perfectly and there is some soothing rhythm to it, while being nostalgic.

This game will keep you busy for many many hours and brings so much more fun to the game as well as extremely innovative features.

The collector's edition is even a bigger bonus since the downloadable car is amazing, the R114 (1000 Sim Points) will come in handy and the 2GB Flash Drive is really cool. It's also a nice package to put on display and has a 3D look to it that can't be shown in pictures.

If you are a Sim-o-holic, now is the time!

(And it comes at a very low premium for the Collector's Edition, only a measly R45 more than the Standard Edition at such a benefit.)

Conradt, South Africa. 15 October 2010

In my opinion The Sims 3 creators would win a medal for being extremely lazy

The hair of the Sims don't move like in The Sims 2
They simply show up in the car or taxi, they don't even use the car doors or even call for a taxi and the cars don't pull out the driveway like they did.
The music and sound quality is horrible you can't hear it as good as in the Sims 2, you can't click on a next button to go to the next song. The Sims voices aren't as entertaining as in previous versions, you can't really hear them speak
Your Sims face on the panel looks very unclear, the awards objects are also mostly gone, so are the career rewards
And you can't even go in most of the buildings like the Diner or Shop, this could be done in the first Sims
why not in the third

I admit there is some good stuff in this game but it's totally overshadowed by the bad.

Khululiwe, South Africa. 28 June 2014

this game was not what I expected it to be it was just really disappointing

Marius, South Africa. 10 July 2014

Great game for a low price

Leonie, South Africa. 28 August 2014

Make sure when you buy the game you have internet,you have to create an origin account to register youre game on before it will download on youre pc.then you can play the game.its still a great game.i will recomend it to everyone for hours of fun!!
Thanx takealot for the info.

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