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10 websites every Sims 3 player must visit

Parsimonious


Website:
 http://www.parsimonious.org/

What is it? A custom content site for The Sims 1, 2 and 3 featuring free downloads from a select set of talented artists.

 

Why should you bookmark? Because, for once, the emphasis is on quality over quantity. You won’t have to slog through hundreds or even thousands of random user submissions to find something truly beautiful… everything at Parimonious is beautiful. The site’s houses section may contain less than fifteen choices, but we guarantee you’ll be seriously tempted to download and install all fifteen in your game. Each is a masterpiece of design, and unlike so many of Parsimonious’ competitors, each is free. No “premium member” section here.

 

deviantART


Website:
 http://www.deviantart.com

What is it? A global gallery for online artists, with everything from photography and demo reels to manga comics and erotic fan art. You can find poetic, perverted twists on practically anything here.

Why should you bookmark? Machinima and photo albums, while imaginative, are still restricted to what’s possible using the Sims 3 engine. If you really wish to see what wild and wicked stuff the community is capable of, do a deviantART search. The game’s been out for just a month and we’ve already found stampscomic stripsslash ficreal-world mashupsBella & Mortimer portraits and even papercraft instructions for the series’ trademark green plumbob.

 

Simprograms


Website: http://www.simprograms.com/the-sims-3-tutorials/

What is it? At first glance, yet another Sims blog, collating the exact same news as all the other Sims blogs. Dig deeper, however, and you’ll discover possibly the most comprehensive library of Sims 3 tutorials currently on the internet. They all link to other sites, including some already mentioned in this article, but heading here first will save you a ton of searching time.

 

Why should you bookmark? “I know how to play The Sims!” you’re protesting. Sure, you may understand the basics… but can you build a waterfall, a bridge or a football field? Do you know the mechanics of a properly functioning basement or underground garage? Do you know how to build a sunken room, or a pool inside a lake? Can you bring ghosts back to life, or influence the gender of your Sims’ babies?

See, smarty pants, you may want to visit this site after all.

 

The Sims Wiki


Website: http://sims.wikia.com/wiki/The_Sims_Wiki

What is it? An collaborative online encyclopedia. Basically, Wikipedia with its sole focus on The Sims.

Why should you bookmark? Anything you’ve ever wanted to know about the series, and probably a whole lot more, is contained within Sims Wiki’s nearly 3,000 open-source articles. Need a comprehensive list of the game’s moodlets, traits, rewards and lifetime wishes? It’s there. Want every piece of information on cooking, fishing or gardening, conveniently gathered into one grid? It’s there. Want the background story on Mortimer and Bella Goth, told through all three entries in the franchise? Or comparisons of the two neighborhoods? Or the latest rumors on expansion packs? You guessed it – all there.

 

And, of course, this…


Website: http://download.chip.eu/en/The-Sims-3-Nude-Patch_5105306.html

What is it? The “no censor” patch to The Sims 3, somehow released before the actual game.

Why should you bookmark? You probably shouldn’t, unless you enjoy extremely awkward conversations with parents, significant others or anyone else who might use your computer. If seeing each new version of The Sims naked is somehow an important gaming ritual for you, though, there’s the link. We promise not to judge… too much.



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27 comments

  • SympleSym - February 3, 2014 8:53 p.m.

    Let's not forget http://www.carls-sims-3-guide.com/
  • katalala - February 5, 2012 6:04 p.m.

    Probably the best Sims 3 site I've found is www.simcredibledesigns.com. They have a lot of nicely done items. They seem to be serious about it. Some items you have to pay for...very few, but the majority is actually worth downloading. I'd recommend this site over ANY other site.
  • sarah-ann - August 30, 2011 6:01 p.m.

    If your going to list the scam artist paysites like TSR and Peggy, you should let people know about the Booty http://paysites.mustbedestroyed.org/ They provide pay site content that should be free for FREE.
  • Stalpph - July 31, 2009 5:57 a.m.

    LOL those vids are legend!
  • misfit119 - July 20, 2009 7:16 p.m.

    Ugh. The Sims Resource. I sear to the gods that site... Forget breaking the EULA for the Sims, which by its nature means it's illegal to sell stuff you make for a game like Elder Scrolls Mods, Sims Content, etc. What's really awesome about that site is that if you sign up, become part of the community and then piss off the owners they will share your private information with others and discuss how to make your online life as hellish as possible. Good times!
  • sjmck - July 19, 2009 2:40 a.m.

    I can't believe you didn't include More Awesome Than You!, home of the AwesomeMod: http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,15185.0.html
  • souldreamss - September 25, 2012 6:19 a.m.

    well the awesome mod stoped working these days all you get is a warning when starting the game to ignore or quite if you ignore game freezes seems awesomemod creator decided to stop updating
  • Xeacons - July 18, 2009 11:23 p.m.

    I haven't touched the Sims since number 1. I had no idea how far they brought it. I love the digital version of the "Redneck mansion." But I'm striving to be a movie maker too. What have I been missing out on?
  • zayleffein - July 18, 2009 4:42 p.m.

    This game was fun for a few hours but my ADD wouldn't let me play for too long.
  • michaelmcc827 - July 18, 2009 5:16 a.m.

    It got the nude patch ahead of time because a pirated copy of the review version got out a week before release, and they built it off of that.
  • SolidSpartan - July 18, 2009 4:07 a.m.

    Finally, Something to make the Sim 3 more fun. I got bored after trying to kill my Sims. ReCAPTCHA: "Pakistan bride" I think they purposely put that there... <.<
  • dweller - July 18, 2009 2:49 a.m.

    Wow, that's the first time I've heard of a game getting a nude patch before it's released. It's usually a day or two later. Time traveling nude patch? It came from the future to save release day with nudity. I think I've thought about this too much.
  • afroninjakatana - July 18, 2009 1:34 a.m.

    I hate the sims they suck.
  • ryanD - July 18, 2009 12:03 a.m.

    I take issue with your listing of The Sims Resources and PeggyZone - sites that charge for game content in breach of The Sims 3's EULA (which reserves all intellectual property to EA). Even though EA have been wishy-washy on the whole issue, since these sites' creators don't own the copyright in the stuff they sell, it's clearly an illegal practice. Think about this - would you advertise or endorse a site that *sells* mods for any OTHER game without consent from the publisher/developer? Didn't think so.
  • Cyberninja - July 17, 2009 11:39 p.m.

    of course there has to be a nude patch or it wont be a sims article
  • FinalGamer - July 18, 2009 11:33 p.m.

    That homeless one is on par with the Animal Crossing mother in terms of heart rending gaming stories. Except the Mother one was real but even so!
  • thomashalpenny - July 18, 2009 9:45 p.m.

    i used 2 hate the sims aswel but ended up getting it cos all my friends were boasting how amazing it is and frankly i agree with them. :) recaptcha "ssuck seaman" :)
  • super0sonic - July 18, 2009 6:19 p.m.

    YAY!! This is just the kind of list i have been looking for. Lots of content to keep me playing.
  • Firewarrior706 - July 18, 2009 1:52 p.m.

    Can you mix the the nude patch and the mod to make it realistic together to make realistuc naked people xP
  • Furyspittles - July 18, 2009 10:57 a.m.

    I really got alot out of those tutorials and Alice and Kev. Even if you hate Sims 3, you should really take a look at the Alice and Kev link, it's a well-told story. The fact that it's told with screenshots from Sims 3 just adds to the amazingness.

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