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Questions & Answers for Electronic Arts The Sims 3 (PC)

Question

Do I need the sims 1&2 to play the sims 3?

Also will I be able to play the sims 3 on my laptop? On Windows Vista?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on The Sims 3 (PC)
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, you do NOT need earlier versions of the sims to play sims 3. Also, if your laptop supports all the specifications (On the back of the sims 3 box) then you can play it. I just installed it on my computer yesterday and Im not sure if your laptop will be able to allot for that much memory. It takes exactly 5,600 MB of space on your computer. Also make sure you have atleast a gig of extra space for saving houses and families. Also you need to have a video card that supports these kinds of graphics. It must have128MB or higher and 2.0 pixelation. It is compatible with Windows Vista.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
mle1992
answer 2
no you dont need 1 or 2.
if you have the system requirements you can play on your laptop and vista.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
TAB70586
answer 3
You don't need any of the other games to play this. And go to http://www.ea.com/games/the-sims-3?nostats=true and run their system requirements check.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
MusicIsLife0314
 - Erie, PA
answer 4
No, unlike the line of Sims Expansion Packs, The Sims 3 is a standalone game. which means that you do not need any prior installation of the sims to play this game. Please refer to the system requirements and compare them to your Laptop's specifications. As for windows vista, you should have no problem using the Sims 3 on vista, however like i mentioned, it is very important that you compare your system with the System requirements.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
vanx
answer 5
No, Sims 3 is a different game entirely. So you won't need any of the other Sims games to play it.

My friend plays her Sims game on her laptop that runs on Vista, so I don't see why you wouldn't be able to =)
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
Confuzled11
answer 6
No.You only have to have the Sims 2 for Sims 2 expansion packs.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
SaraxD
answer 7
No you don't need the Sims 1 and 2 at all..The Sims 3 , Sims 2 and Sims 1 are all different sets of CD-Roms.. So nope you don't and Yes you can play it on a labtop
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
ATrueGamerGirl
 - Gamerville, Japan
answer 8
Sims 1 & 2 are not required to play, depends on whether your laptop meets the hardware requirements set forth on the box, and The Sims 3 will run on Windows Vista.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
Pureiggy
Question

does the win in mac/win stand for windows computers? HELP

asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on The Sims 3 (PC)
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes....mac/win stands for macintosh/windows sytems.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
Pureiggy
answer 2
"mac" means it works on mac(apple) computers. and "win" stands for "windows" computers.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
meg4ya
answer 3
Yes, Win stands for Windows And Mac Stands for Macintosh OS X
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
Garazak
 - Fariborn,OH
answer 4
Yes, it means you can load and run the game on either a Windows PC or a Mac.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
EvilBill
answer 5
Mac/Win means that it is able to play on both Windows and Mac platforms.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
akaRosebud
Question

can I play the sims3 for windows XP even If I don't have a dvd on my computer

asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
annette20us
on The Sims 3 (PC)
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
I believe that you can download a copy from certain online retailers, and that would the only way you can play it without a DVD player.

The only other way is to buy a internal or external DVD player...
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
MusicIsLife0314
 - Erie, PA
answer 2
If the game comes on a DVD (which the sims 3 does), you need a DVD drive in order to install it. However, one workaround of this is if you have a fast internet connection and meet all the System Requirements for The Sims 3, then you can purchase it direct from EA games via Digital Download. The perks to this are: You don't have to leave your house, you don't need a dvd drive. However the Cons are: You don't have a disc which means you need to back up your download somehow whether it be saving your proof of purchase, purchase key, etc. So depends on the type of person you are.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
vanx
answer 3
It runs on the CD-rom. If you don't have one of those either, you can download the game straight from The Sims 3 website (after paying the $49.95)
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
Confuzled11
answer 4
Yes, you don't need a dvd player to play it.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
SaraxD
answer 5
They may have a CD-ROM version out. Most manufacurers design both a DVD and CD-ROM version of their games for people who may not have the appropriate drive. You will just have to look around to see.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
Pureiggy
Question

do the sims really speak english?

i heard from my couze that they might actually speak english i am wondering if thats true?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
WhiteWolf1145
on The Sims 3 (PC)
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, they're still speaking "simish" as its called. Their own made up language.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
MusicIsLife0314
 - Erie, PA
answer 2
Nah, if you watch the videos on the website, they still speak simlish. That would have been cool though.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
Confuzled11
answer 3
No..I purchased that game and they don't speak much english..still Simlish..but they do speak a little english. Seems Will Wright has given the sims a little english, but just a few common words...still in simlish but you can still make out some english words
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
ATrueGamerGirl
 - Gamerville, Japan
answer 4
They don't speak english. They still speak in the original Sim language, but they do speak more clearly and louder. Also, there are a variety of voices to make each sim unique.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
Pureiggy
Question

Does The Sims 3 work on Windows 7?

I read online that it doesnt work on windows 7, and Then other places it said it did work on windows 7. Can Someone please give me an answer I would really like to purchase this game, But I don't wanna if it's not gonna work on windows 7.
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Reader1987
on The Sims 3 (PC)
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, it does work on Windows 7 which is the laptop I have and play it everyday on. : )
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
jreedy99
 - Seymour, IN
answer 2
I can't answer for every situation, but my wife has windows 7 on her computer and she plays the Sims 3 almost every day. I don't know why it wouldn't run on this one.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
iowaruss
answer 3
It does. I have windows 7 and it works on my computer.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
poppet411
 - Georgia
answer 4
We are using it on a laptop with Windows 7
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
jsdsw
Question

how is the sims 3 different from the sims 1 and 2?

my friend has the sims 2 and i really liked it so i saved up my money for it and i keep on seeing the sims 3 and wanted to know more about it.
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on The Sims 3 (PC)
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
The Sims 2 is awesome, but the Sims 3 has better graphics and you get to choose 5 character traits for your sim which makes each and everyone of your sims unique.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
Simsfanitic
answer 2
http://www.thesims3.com/ is a good place to start.

Sims 2 is a great game, but Sims 3 will be much better. I would advize to wait untill June 2 and get Sims 3.

Sims 1 was great, Sims 2 came out and now never play sims 1, I expect the same to happen this time.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
JaedK
answer 3
In this game you can see the whole neighborhood while you're playing on a person/sim. You can modify how the person looks in so many different ways. You can choose the sims's really personality, like excited, hot headed, cheerful etc. It also looks like the sims are real. You can have your sim's houses actually be on the beach. You can go and visit other people's houses, not them visit you! It's going to be som much better than the other Sims. For more info go on youtube and search "the sims 3".
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
By
lalalakayla
answer 4
The Sims 3 is a fresh new addition to the series. Everything in the game is more customizable than it was in The Sims 2 and it has a new feature where the neighborhood is seamless, meaning that you can go anywhere in the neighborhood without stopping and saving. You can also give Sims personalities now. I think the biggest difference though is that mostly everything is customizable (colors, textures, patterns for clothes, carpets, wallpaper, objects, etc).
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
By
eggman0905
 - Knox, IN
Question

should I delete all my sims 2 on my computer in order for the sims 3 to work properly?

asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
micoman
 - Daytona Beach,FL
on The Sims 3 (PC)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
As far as I know, there is no reason the two games should interfere with each other, since they exist in completely different directories.
Even playing the two games at the same time should be OK assuming you have sufficient memory...enjoy!
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
iowaruss
answer 2
Not unless you're low on hard drive space.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
Snigs6512
 - GA
answer 3
Not necessarily.... It depends on the size of your hard drive (mine is 750 GB), and whether or not your PC meets the minimum requirements in order to run the game. You can check those HERE....

http://compsimgames.about.com/od/thesims3/qt/sims3-system.htm

(Just copy & paste the link in a new window...)
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
Beauswifey
 - Florida
Question

Is the Sims 3 worth getting?

My biggest concern is that i only have enough money to buy only the game and my computer has a dvd rom its just that i dont know about all the other this such as updating. So is it worth getting?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on The Sims 3 (PC)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Any updates released by EA for the game are provided for free; you'll be informed if there's a new update when you start running the launch screen. As far as whether or not it's worth getting, there are over 60 reviews about the game already posted. Read through them, and check out the info on TheSims3.com (including vids & screenshots) and make your own decision as to whether it's going to be right for you.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
By
HarlequinEyes
 - Hudson, NH
answer 2
it is one of the best selling game, i got it and it is the best sims game yet. so YES i know its worth getting
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
By
computerwiz123
answer 3
Actually this game is not very fun, let alone the fact that it's pointless. Is it worth getting? NO
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
By
GameProReviewer
 - At Gamestop if not in my Mom's basement.
Question

Would this game work for a PC or does it only work on Macs?

asked 4 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
on The Sims 3 (PC)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Sims 3 works on PC and Macs both.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Sushi101
answer 2
Yes, it works great on pc!! i have a toshiba lap top and it runs the game perfectly! ... of course it has to be a newer computer with lots of ram and a nice graphics card...
answered 4 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 3
The Sims 3 works on Windows XP, Vista, and MAC OS X.

For more details on system requirements, please visit the Sims 3 website [http://www.thesims3.com/game/systemreq]
answered 4 years ago
By
ZackC
 - Crestview, FL
Question

can sims give birth in the hospital

asked 5 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on The Sims 3 (PC)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, the Sims can give birth in the hospital. A dialog will pop up asking if you'd like your Sim to deliver in the hospital.

However, most places that your Sims can go, it is fun, but more than half the time, you cannot go into the community lots with your Sim. Unfortunately, the hospital is no exception. Though, you'll be able to hear sounds, music, etc. outside of the community buildings that you cannot follow your Sim into. Sometimes in a community lot, a pop up screen will appear, asking what you'd like for your Sim to do at work and when exploring the Catacombs, just to name those off the top of my head.

Hope that helps some!
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
LyricalSin
answer 2
According to snootysims.com you can! If you go to this website they have a whole section for the Sims 3 with a lot of facts. Under the "facts" section it says you can have them in the hospital or at home. Check it out!
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
By
greeneyes427
 - Va
answer 3
i dont think so, no.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
By
lalalakayla
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