Living Large — Ideas for Houses in Sims 3 Building a mansion of your dream is one of the coolest things to do in the Sims series. Here you can experiment with architectural styles, decorations, interiors, colors, vegetation and so forth. Naturally, lack of money will set severe limits in the beginning. But through grinding or applying cheats, you can expand your budget and hammer together a whole wonder castle. And to tickle your inspiration, we've brought you 10 awesome ideas for Houses Sims 3 style. Enjoy! 1. The VillaVilla The first lot is a luxurious mansion, smoothed out with a touch of colonial Hispanic style. Red roofs would be nicely complemented with the autumn vegetation and a small, accurate swimming pool/pond in front of the house. Ornaments, elegant stylish furniture, kitchen in bleak white tonality and a gorgeous, silvery fireplace. This could be one of the best Sims 3 houses to use in the Dynasty Challenge. As a final stage of the challenge of course — price of that house is six-figure. Download: www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=5564372 2. Puckerman House Nothing can beat simplicity and the Puckerman house is a living proof to that. Its ocean green color palette is a great choice for the Miami-type surroundings. Green hills, palms, nicely mowed lawn. And as an emerald jewel in the crown of the rustic candor — this unpretentious, yet charming residency. If your Sim seeks no insane ambitions and prefers calm, serene places to live in — build it for them. Perfect for artists, writers, musicians and probably cocktail gurus.   Download: www.thesimsresource.com/downloads/details/category/sims3-lots-residential/title/puckerman-%28unfurnished%29/id/1236956/ 4. Naturel Life This is one of these Sims 3 houses, which make you regret there's no money cheat in reality. Cozy and laconic, this dwelling retains some elusive feel of comfort. It is an idyllic place to live in, whenever autumn comes to strip the trees of their foliage. And probably it has a marvelous fireplace to keep your Sim warm, when the winter's here. But despite its coziness, it's not a house for a recluse. The nice backyard calls for another barbeque party and a small garden is a perfect place for meditating. If your Sim is into Yoga and sports of course. Get fit and social with Naturel Life! Download: www.thesimsresource.com/downloads/1137225 7. Villa Perra California knows how to party. And Villa Perra is there to prove that it's true. A bright example of the classic Californian architecture, Villa Perra will bring the summer tones into your Sim's life. As long as you have World Adventures and Ambitions, this Hispanic villa will be yours to boast of in front of the neighbors. Palms, seagulls, golden grains of the beach sand and 4 bathrooms. What else do you need to fill the Happiness meter to the maximum? Download: www.thesimsresource.com/downloads/1120357     8. AYYUF Wayside If you ever want to simulate a middle-class family in Sims — this house is your go-to. Faced with red brick and adorned with a fancy chimney, this is one of the best Sims 3 house ideas. Why? It will serve wonderfully for many challenges to beat: from the Well-Rounded Family, to Cinderella Challenge. And maybe something as grim and gruesome as 16 Deaths Challenge. Who knows what could be hidden behind the facade of a perfectly normal family after all? As for the rest, use this house as stage for building a family or a whole dynasty. Sleeping, eating, showering and resting are okay as well. Download: www.thesimsresource.com/downloads/1113272   9. Good Witches Cottage This house would be a great dwelling for an eccentric and bizarre Sim. Say, a practicing wiccan maybe. Or a full-blown, real life witch. Whoever your character is, the impression they'll produce on other Sims will be long-lasting anyway! The cottage has a strong Victorian accent embedded in its architectural design and comfy, though somewhat spooky feel of coziness. Inside the Good Witches residency is pretty compact, but still spacious enough: 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, together with an office and attic. Meanwhile in the basement you will find: ·         Nectar maker. ·         Rec room. ·         Divewell entrance. A neat little garden and a swimmable pond are a nice addition to the exterior. In other words you have everything you need to practice your Alchemy skills and brew potions and elixirs. In Halloween season this house will give +12 Charisma points to you personally. Note: For more fun Supernatural expansion pack is recommended to have. Download: www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=6515628     Continue Reading How to Get Twins in Sims 3 Having a child is one of the options in the Sims series. But why limit yourself to just one kid? As they say the more, the merrier! As long as it's virtual reality, of course. And having twins and triplets in Sims is also a possibility. It will take you a little effort and some time. But in the end you will be proud of the fact that you nailed  this parenting challenge — twins are a fairly rare "trophy" to conquer. Our guide will tell you how to get twins in Sims 3. 1. Step One — Fertility treatment Okay, the very first thing to do is to obtain Fertility Treatment. It's an achievement that will cost you a staggering amount of 10,000 Happiness points.  Well, you know how to grind them already: make your simulated persona satisfied, keep the Sim in the great mood. It can be done through fulfilling your Sim's career ambitions, desires, dreams, playing, exercising, partying etc. Even simple showering can add a bit of Happiness. Once you hit the mark of 10k: ·         Open the Sim Panel. ·         Select Lifetime Happiness. ·         Open Lifetime Rewards. ·         Scroll down to spot the Fertility Treatment. ·         Buy it. Now you're ready to have a baby. But to enhance your luck of giving birth to twins, both of the Sim parents must have the Fertility Treatment reward. 2. Step Two — Pregnancy Now you're onto making the mother Sim pregnant with your future twins. It is done by getting the Relationship meter filled to the maximum. Basic strategy here is to do a lot of chatting, flirting, secret sharing and spamming one of the Sims from your in-game computer. Brighten Day is also a good move. If you are really impatient though, here's the Relationship cheat: modifyrelationship MotherSim FatherSim 80 romance_main Instead of MotherSim/FatherSim, you need to put your Sims' names and the deed is done. Once the relationship meter goes through the roof, it's time for your Sims to get intimate. And while they are doing so, an option "Try for Baby" will pop up — click on it. You should know that pregnancy doesn't always occur at first attempt. But if you hear signature lullaby sounds — it is a success! Another indication of the upcoming birth giving is the female Sim running to the toilet to puke. Beware: puke animation is grossly well-detailed. 3. Step Three — Welcoming the baby It is, probably, the hardest part of the mission. You must regularly, relentlessly dedicate the mother Sim to: ·         Reading literature and magazines on pregnancy. ·         Watch shows for kids. ·         Play music for children. To increase your luck, both of the parents must do this, so hand the pregnancy books to the father Sim too. Additionally you can make him interact with the unborn child — talking to it, feeling and touching the mom's stomach etc. It adds extra points. In the meantime the mother Sim must be kept as happy as possible. And strangely enough, dancing to the children's music is one of the key activities to do so. It is recommended to dance for hours. 4. Step Four — Pick a gender Although totally optional, you may affect the gender of your twins to be born. If you're going for the boys team — the mother Sim must consume minimum three apples one after another. If it's girls you prefer — the same, but with watermelons. This  maneuver must be done in the first two days of the pregnancy period so don't procrastinate. 5. The Final Step — Raising the new family Once the gestation is over — it's about five in-game days — twins will be born! But as the game reminds us: "Having two babies is double the fun, but also double the trouble!" The newly baked Sim parents will need a spacious house, bigger budget for two children and more time to spend with them. Moreover, you're not insured from having three kids instead of two. This is why you're supposed to do "pragmatic" preparations beforehand. Just like in real life. A couple of lifehacks 1.  Showtime If you happen to have a Showtime, you can make a wish for a bigger family! The desire is granted by a Genie. As a result, your Sims will be in the Feeling Fertile state, until you hit the Try for Baby button. The outcome maybe "disastrous" though: instead just of a couple twins you'll get triplets! Welcome to the nightmare of the early parenthood. 2. Procreation Elixir This magic Elixir gives a Sim the so called "Twinkle in the Eye". It lasts for 8 consecutive hours and if you try for a baby during this time — twins or triplets are guaranteed.  Procreation elixir is available only if you have Supernatural. 3. Soothing Massage Another trick to trigger High Fertility parameter. Give the mother Sim the Infinite Zen Massage and she'll be extremely fertile for 24 hours to follow. Attempt to have a child — a set of twins/triplets will be on the way! If you don't have the Sims 3, you can get links at "Download page". Continue Reading The Sims 3 Best Selling Worlds Sims 3 remains one of the most iconic and popular games simulators. And we have created for you a selection of the most popular items for the whole existence of the game. How many items are sold is not known, so we rely on the reliability of the store information. Welcome the top-5 worlds according to the Sims 3 Store.  1. Sunlit Tides (3,524 SimPoints)  An advanced downtown gives way to a lavish wilderness sprinkled with extraordinary bungalows and waterfront get-away homes settled between the tender waves of the sea and sun-kissed tidal pond. Appreciate an excursion on the shoreline, arrange a mystery meet at an island waterfall, or cozy up to a cherished one within the shade of a palm tree and observe the sun sink into the ocean. Will your Sims discover genuine adore, or fair have fun attempting? 2. Hidden Springs (2,000 SimPoints)  Celebrities and the wealthy run to Hidden Springs in the look of unwinding and elude from the unremarkable. Numerous cannot stand up to rumors of the apparently supernatural recuperating powers that wait within the woods and waters. A few of the townsfolk who live within the woods are highly secretive and appear to have a pale green tinge to them. 3. Aurora Skies (2,426 SimPoints)  Breathtaking view and tremendous, untainted nature are standing by at Aurora Skies! This interesting coastal town highlights the exceptionally best in concordant living: open arrive in an eco-friendly community, magnificent waterfalls that come to rest on the banks of a geothermal lake, and hot discuss inflatables that permit you to appreciate the multi-colored night sky. 4. Lunar Lakes(2,450 SimPoints)  Stranded on an outside planet after their spaceship crashed, the survivors utilized homeworld innovation and newly-discovered precious stone tech to survive at the edge of space. As the eras have advanced, these courageous Sims built streets, created horticulture, and set up a flourishing colony. 5. Lucky Palms(3,524 SimPoints)  Rest and unwinding is the title of the amusement at The Sims 3 Fortunate Palms! With plentiful parks, amusement districts, and a flourishing culinary scene, you’ll discover yourself on a desert garden of green in the midst of moving sands. This leave enclave offers manicured gardens, advanced bequests, and cozy homes settled on the banks of a perfect lake. At the heart of town lies a strange well that's said to allow wishes to those who are immaculate of heart. Which world is best for you? Continue Reading Best Mods for Sims 3 You Need Right Now The Sims 3 was so good that even with The Sims 4 released in the world, players all over still go back to the beloved game. That means that mods are essential to the experience, as it is an older game at this point and many of the vanilla features can seem outdated. Luckily, The Sims modding community is massive. Here’s a ton of mods that you need if you’re going to keep playing this amazing classic. Pose Player This mod is an actually useful tool for you to create your own sim movies. The pose player enables your sim to pose according to your wishes. This will be in your buy/build mode in the decorations section after you install it. Place it anywhere on the lot. Select a sim and then click on the object and any pose you like! Chaos Mods This object Mod brings Voodoo ( Voodoo Bottle in TS2) interactions, like maximizing the motives of the sim, kill a sim and several Animations. To use this mod, you need to download and place it in Game/bin. Also, note that some animations of this mod are still in the testing phase. Overwatch You don’t even need to admit your game is laggy. Everyone’s The Sims 3 became laggy at one point or another and became virtually unplayable. Say hello to your savior, Overwatch. Overwatch has a ton of uses, but it’s mostly a way to clean up your game each night. You’d be surprised just how many sims can get stuck and make your lag insane to handle through each sim day. It’s automatic and can relieve your game’s stress. You can turn off all televisions, turn off stereos, reset missing sims, reset everything that’s stuck, cleanse the dead (creepy), clean up inventories, and a ton more that will guarantee less lag. Thanks, Overwatch, for cleaning up EA’s mess! Tagged Plants Wondered if the plans can talk? It will say that it needs water, weeding, fertilizer. All the basic info you need to cover your gardening fantasies. It also says what kind of a plant it is! Story Progression Story Progression has ruined every sim player that’s installed it. No longer can anyone go back to the vanilla game after installing at least this mod. It can get annoying as constant messages pop up letting you know of the new story progressions, but you can shut them off. This takes the base game’s story progression and puts it on steroids, making the original look like poop. The sims will go on with their lives, getting married, breaking up, falling in love, changing jobs, having babies, buying houses, literally everything. Hospital Overhaul Mod The hospital overhaul mod is one of those mods where the simmers are trying to find it all over the internet because the creator has closed off his site. But fortunately, it’s available. With this mod, you could make sims commit assisted suicide or make them become a surrogate mother. It has alien sperm implantation, sperm or egg donation, and surgery for sex reassignment. Oh and if you’re ever wondering if your pregnant sim is having a boy or a girl- this mod has ultrasound services to determine it. Make Your Sims Extra Beautiful with Skin Mods  Subtle differences with this mod will really up to the game. They also made a mod for the sims’ eyes that change up some minor details. If we’re talking huge changes to your sims’ skins, though, check out this mod that changes your sims from doll faced mannequins to friggin’ supermodels. Higher definition, better contouring, eyes look far more realistic, and the eyebrows are hella looking good now. Once installed, you’ll never be able to even look at the EA designed sims graphics again. Same-Sex Marriage As the title says, this mod enables you to control your sims to have cheesy romantic relationships for the same sex. Also as the author says it only works with the latest patch. The MasterController This mod is somewhat like “Inseminator for Sims3”. This mod adds a new menu “Master Controller” to every computer and allows the active Sim to control Demographics (population, job level, e.t.c), Sims relations (Pollinate, Romance relations, edit active sim in CAS..e.t.c) and control the town, etc. This mod adds a menu called “NRaas Master Controller” to the following items in town: 1) Every Sim 2) Every Computer 3) Every Lot 4) City Hall Know the Attraction System? It’s Better Now Whereas before it seemed to be a random occurrence to have two sims find each other attractive (or it relied on your sim being in tuned with her or his skills), the Retuned Attraction mod makes it rely on moodlets when two sims meet. Traits, zodiac signs, and rewards are now also thrown into the mix, making the attractions at least a little more realistic for your sim to find their missing puzzle piece. Or just someone new to woohoo. The No DVD Mod I think this will be useful to everyone, this mod disables the CD Authentication with the game loads. So you no longer need to load Virtual/Physical DVD in your PC. Vampire powers! Needs Sims 3 Supernatural to work! Your vampires will have the ability to teleport and hypnotize! Get More Traits at Once! Ever make a sim and have a crisis while trying to decide which traits to leave out and which to include? With the More Traits for All Ages mod, you’re able to increase the maximum traits allowed at each age, giving your sim some mad boosts to their personality. This allows for far more intricate sims, and you won’t be able to go back to vanilla after this. Why should your sim be restricted to a couple of traits? Santa in Town! Get Santa in your town! I wonder if he actually delivers presents though! Disasters and Blessings Ever wanted to turn your hatred into godlike powers? With this mod you could icify a sim and be Zeus and lightning struck a sim. You can summon showers of meteors or play the cupid and make sims fall in love. Continue Reading