The Top 10 Things to Do in "The Sims 3"

Updated on June 6, 2019
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I've been an avid Sims player for years and love sharing my experiences with the world.

Want to add some fun to your Sims 3 playthrough? From creating your 'Simself' to tackling every career available, the possibilities are endless!
Want to add some fun to your Sims 3 playthrough? From creating your 'Simself' to tackling every career available, the possibilities are endless!

I've been an avid Sims player for years, and I've learned that The Sims 3 is a game with infinite capabilities. It is a complete virtual world, and the possibilities for fun are endless. Nowadays, we just don't have the time to try them all, so here are 10 of my favourite things that will complete your gaming experience.

Note: Some of these activities will require expansion packs.

A Legacy Founder
A Legacy Founder

1. Complete the 10-Generation Legacy Challenge

If you don't know what the Sims Legacy Challenge is, you're missing out on a huge part of playing the game! Typically, the legacy challenge is a 10-generation challenge in which you strive to raise 10 generations of Sims. The challenge starts with the creation of a founder, who lives on an empty plot of land with a very small amount of money.

In this challenge, you are restricted from using cheats. This makes it much more difficult, as we Simmers (fans of The Sims series) are so accustomed to them.

If you have already mastered this challenge (and bravo if you have) there are many interesting variations that you should try out!

Variations on the Legacy Challenge

The following challenges are creative variations of the original 10-Generation Legacy Challenge. Try them all for some added difficulty and hours of entertainment.

I'm Surrounded by Idiots

This challenge is extremely funny. You must create a family, but you are only allowed to control one Sim (the torch holder). It is really interesting to see what your Sims get up to without your control! I love this one because I get to see the personalities of my Sims.

Differences in the Family Tree

This is a very long 15-generation challenge that has many rules and goals for each generation. There are many different paths to take, and it's great for those who are persistent.

A Round Robin

In this challenge, you rotate through different Sims and play each one for about a week. A really good twist on this one is to play with another person, alternating weeks. If you're writing a story, two different authors, ideas and perspectives can make it very interesting!

A Genetic Legacy (Prettacy/Uglacy)

In these two legacies, you aim to have completely different genetics when you reach the end. In a Prettacy, you start with a hideous Sim and aim for a beautiful one after ten generations. In an Uglacy, you do the opposite!

A Rainbowcy

This is not much different than an ordinary legacy. In a Rainbowcy, however, each generation has a specific colour that is used to decorate the house, the Sims' clothing, etc.

2. Build a House

I know this is something many Sims players avoid simply because it is really quite hard and takes many grueling hours in front of the screen. That said, it is a rewarding experience knowing that your Sims are living in a house that you built from scratch. Even if all you can manage at first is a simple box house, just look for inspiration and building tips online and you'll soon be building grand mansions of your own! I often scour YouTube for inspiration myself. Rocketdmg11, ChrillSims3 and Curtis Paradis are three of my favourite designers on YouTube.

There are limitless options when it comes to designing and furnishing a house with all the content that EA provides. This is especially so with the use of Custom Content. You can see more info on that at the bottom of the article.

3. Create Your Simself

What could be better than being able to control your own life, cover to cover? Creating a Simself is something every player should try. Whether you recreate your present life or make a completely new one is up to you!

Personally, I think it's really fun to create a Simself in the neighbourhood, but then leave them up to their own devices while playing with another family. It's interesting (and occasionally horrifying) to see what your Simself gets up to on their own!

Hopefully, they won't make too many mistakes. This probably works best if you have Twallan's Story Progression installed in your game. Otherwise, your Simself won't get up to too much. You can see more info on that at the bottom of the article.

Also, if you have the Pets Expansion Pack, you can even make your own little cat, dog or horse! Imagine being able to cuddle your pet in real life and in The Sims!

4. Create a Story

Whether you choose to document your legacy or a story, it's a great idea to get a blog started. The game's blogging community is very active, and sharing your stories is a great way to brush up on your writing skills and make a few friends. Tell the world the story of your Sims and show everyone just how creative you can be!

A narrative supported by beautiful screenshots can make for a very immersive experience. There are many places to start a blog, with the most popular being Wordpress, Blogger and Live Journal. The Sims 3 website is also a great place to start.

Taken is one of my favorite stories.

5. Try a Challenge

A lot of people are under the impression that the Legacy Challenge is one of the only challenges made for this game, but in actuality, there are thousands to choose from! Here are some I recommend:

The Mythical Creatures

In this challenge, each of the ten generations is a different type of mythical creature with different rules to follow, e.g., Generation 1 is the vampire generation and Sims are not allowed to leave the house during the daytime or they die. It is a very interesting and complicated challenge with many rules and goals.

Apocalypse

This challenge begins in a post-apocalyptic world in which your Sims have to complete certain tasks throughout the generations to unlock 'restrictions' that have been placed on them.

Cinderella

In this challenge, Cinderella lives with her step-mother and step-sisters. She has to cook and clean up after them all on top of going to school and living in a shed behind the house. You live out Cinderella's life and help her find her Prince Charming!

6. Try Every Career

With the addition of Ambitions and Showtime, there are some great careers that you can control. Everybody should try all of the Ambitions and Showtime careers. It's great being able to actually control your Sims at work.

Each career in the game offers new uniforms, rewards and interactions. Each and every job has its own surprises too—I guarantee it. Explore various careers in your playthrough to take advantage of these unique benefits!

Unique Career Benefits

Mastering the Criminal career (Emperor of Evil) makes your Sim glow an evil red colour, while mastering the Culinary career gives you a fridge that boosts the quality of all meals cooked from it.

7. Create a Ghost of Every Colour

Did you know that the colour of the Sims' ghosts is related to how they died? For example, a Sim who died of old age becomes a white ghost that sparkles, and a Sim who died of electrocution becomes a yellow ghost with electricity running through it.

Considering there are so many ways to die in The Sims 3, it is rather a feat to have ghosts of all colours.

8. Create a Homeless Family

Creating a homeless family makes for a brilliant story. Imagine your Sim living on an empty lot with just some trees and perhaps a park bench. They would have to scavenge in others' houses since they don't have anything of their own.

It is fairly difficult, but makes for an interesting challenge. Give it a shot!

Alice and Kev is a brilliant example of this challenge. It is a heartwarming story about a homeless man and his daughter.

9. Try to Complete Every Lifetime Wish

From adopting a unicorn to becoming a Master Thief, there are many different lifetime wishes that Sims can strive towards. Every player should try to complete them all! Some are easier than others, but they'll all be fun to try, so take a shot at it!

Note:

Once your Sim has completed their Lifetime Wish, they will not be able to have another. To complete them all, you must use different Sims.

10. Try All the Traits in the Game

Traits are what make every Sim unique. With each one comes new interactions and personalities for your Sims!

One of the most interesting things to do in the Sims 3 is to give a Sim random traits, (or really awful ones to make it a lot more fun!) and set the Sim on 'free will' to see what they'll do! I'm sure that there'll be a few surprises in there. Trust me on that!

My personal favourite traits include Insane and Absent-Minded. What are yours?

List of Possible Sims 3 Traits

Absent-Minded
Excitable
Hopeless Romantic
Neurotic
Angler
Family-Oriented
Hot-Headed
Never Nude
Athletic
Flirty
Hydrophobic
No Sense of Humor
Charismatic
Friendly
Inappropriate
Over-Emotional
Childish
Frugal
Insane
Party Animal
Clumsy
Genius
Kleptomaniac
Perfectionist
Commitment Issues
Good
Light Sleeper
Slob
Computer Wiz
Good Sense of Humor
Loner
Snob
Couch Potato
Great Kisser
Loser
Technophobe
Coward
Green-Thumb
Loves the Outdoors
Unflirty
Daredevil
Grumpy
Mean
Unlucky
Dislikes Children
Handy
Mooch
Vegetarian
Easily Impressed
Hates the Outdoors
Natural Cook Virtuoso
Virtuoso
Evil
Heavy Sleeper
Neat
Workaholic
Use this table as a reference when exploring various Sim traits in your playthrough.

Additional In-Game Content

Here are things that some players use to enhance the quality of their game. You don't need to use all of them, but adding a couple can make a big difference in your experience.

If you do install mods or Custom Content, you will need to keep track of all of them and perform routine checks as you install new updates and expansions. Though not everything out there is completely safe, most Simmers don't have problems with the websites below. If there are problems, they will usually result in game glitches, which don't pose any real threat to your computer.

Mods

A mod (modification) adds content or changes gameplay mechanics. Installing a mod can enhance features that are already great, or increase replayability with a complete overhaul.

Twallan's Story Progression

This is an absolute must-have if you are installing mods for your game. Normally, your neighbours simply stand around in the houses and do nothing while you are playing. But with this story progression, they finally do things! They have enemies, develop love interests, get married and have children all on their own. The best part is that you can receive notifications regarding all the exciting things that happen with other families. If you find that annoying, you can always turn it off.

Custom Content (CC)

CC includes things like brand new clothes, hair and furniture. The pre-set choices in the game are pretty limited, especially if you don't have many expansion packs or buy from EA's online store.

CC only occasionally requires payment. But even if you have to pay, it is well worth it. Many of these content creators are truly talented and share great work that makes your game look much nicer. Be careful, though! A lot of CC is buggy and conflicts with the game, so you have to be careful where you download from. Here are a couple of resources that I have downloaded from safely:

Mod the Sims

MTS is a huge online community where people upload their creations of mods, custom content and poses. There is a lot to choose from. If you are writing a Sims 3 story, poses and CC are extremely helpful in portraying characters and scenes. But before you download anything, be sure to check that the content is up to date. If it has not been updated recently, it will probably not be compatible with the latest expansion packs and patches.

Anubis Under the Sun

Anubis does amazing retextures of hair and clothing. This is one of the most high-quality and safe resources to download from. It also has content for The Sims 4.

Lotus

Lotus has some of the most beautiful hair designs I have ever seen, and I have downloaded many things from here. Not once have I had a problem with my game!

Ace Creators

Ace Creators are four very talented Sims 3 CC makers that make great hair and clothing. Their pieces are stunning!

Store Content

This can be a little pricey but some of this content is definitely worth downloading even if you also use custom content. They sell many amazing worlds and premium content on here as well as furniture and extra Create-a-Sim content for your game.

Even if the things on here are expensive, some of the premium content and new worlds are worth buying as they do add new gameplay.

Complete Your Gaming Experience

Now that you know some of the most fun, interesting or just plain weird things that you can do in The Sims 3, it's time to get playing. There are endless possibilities to be explored, so don't be afraid to stray from these 10 things. Utilize your creativity to make the most of your playthrough!

Questions & Answers

    What are your favourite things to do in "The Sims 3"? Post your thoughts!

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        Sexysimmer 

        5 weeks ago

        i love that people are still playing the sims 3! I do enjoy the sims 4 but i much prefer the sims 3. that just what i prefer

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        katie 

        7 weeks ago

        i love how people still play sims 3 :) i still play it

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        FoxyLoxy 

        7 months ago

        So I use Xbox, cc doesn't work...

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        Dah_Facepainted_Tiger 

        12 months ago

        My favourite thing to do is: Make a sim and get her/him a house. When he/she starts getting hungry, make them order pizza. When the pizza arrives make a pool and put a piece of land in the middle of it, put the pizza at the end of the table, put them in the pool and make a wall around them. It’s so funny to watch

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        TJ 

        16 months ago

        I'm currently playing as Max Skills custom sim and his robot... What was her name again? Anyway, going to do legacy challenge of a sort and am teaching said robot everything... And most of all, Max had 0 in Into the Future skills!! Dammit...

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        Sids 

        16 months ago

        I downloaded a bunch of stuff and made a family from the late 1800's. I had lots of fun with it.

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        Sims Player 

        22 months ago

        Ok so i have Sims 3 on ds and have a problem. My ex husbands never move out... So I lock them in a room and they start yelling at you and its actually funny but their grave stones get in the way!!! What do you do in sums to pass time?

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        Hegsb 

        2 years ago

        Do the 100 baby

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        Simba 

        2 years ago

        Nice, these are all great things. I like to do a lot of c.c. myself. Nraas has some really great stuff. And so does lostacount. I'll use mods that make the game realistic. Such as lost accounts hospital mod that has the abortion/insemination clinic. And superscripts that allows miscarriages and child support. From Nraas I thin NoFridgeShopping and Story Progression are must haves. And for those who want a more adult game loverslab has some neat tricks.

        Some day I'm going to learn to create my own mods. Seeing everything that has been created for the challenge of it or as a request for a story is really cool. There is so much out there, but you do have to be careful not to overload your pc. You'd have to have a custom beast to handle everything. XP I'm going to get myself one of those as well.

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        Paige Wilkerson 

        2 years ago

        Cool. Jesus Loves You!!! :)

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        Sims3 For Life 

        2 years ago

        My favorite thing to do is definitely becoming famous. This you need two expansion packs, one being Showtime. The other is the one where you unlock Bridgeport..... I forget what it's called. It's the city one. I once got a 5/5 level fame just by becoming best friends with a 5/5 level fame superstar. Use traits that make you good at singing and other traits like 'Star Quality'. I recommend doing this; it is very fun!!

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        Silje 

        3 years ago

        Love it

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        mega 

        3 years ago

        you get the diva trait by the sims 3 showtime expansoin

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        joe 

        3 years ago

        poooooooo

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        Lulu 

        4 years ago

        Great article! Thanks so much for taking the time to explain all the different things you can do in the Sims! I keep getting lost and uninspired so this article was helpful and well done! ♥

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        PlumberJorge 

        6 years ago

        Building my dream house

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        My Sim's Wife is an author so it would be a good idea to write a story, maybe of my first sim.

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        I'm doing a variation of the Pregnant Challenge. So far it's been one woman, twenty-six men, fifty-one kids,sixty-seven grandkids, four great-grandkids and a great-great grandson. I am using cheats all over the place obviously but it's still really fun :)

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        I once began with homeless sims and I managed to get in 12 generations on normal mode before I started a new game. Love forever the Amadeus family.

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        I once tried to make a story, and Alice and Kav is REALLY good!

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        I haven't play the sims for 1 year and 2 months but I'm convinced to play it again.

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        @anonymous: My middle name is Ayla after the same character. My dad wanted my first name to be Ayla but my mum won. :) I loooove my middle name haha

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        SamanthaHaupt 

        6 years ago

        The Sims games have always been soo fun! I used to play them every day, but I haven't played them for about a year now. This lens has definitely made me want to play again! Great list :)

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        @anonymous: This is irrelevant but we have the same name. :P

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        @anonymous: I just want to let you know that horses require a lot of attention and you have to be dedicated to them especially I your going to race them. You also need to raise your own racing skill and horses have 2 skills: racing, and jumping. Above all the attention and care all the animals need, Pets is a really fun expansion! What expansions do you have already? I have all of them + all the stuff packs. No, I'm not OBSESSED or anything.., xD

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        I'm getting my sims 3 pets tomorrow! I can't wait to get a new horse. I plan on building a ranch and becoming a showjumper! My family will be: Ayla, Jondalar, Jonayla (their child) and then there will be 3 horses Whinny, Racer and I'm not sure about the last name. (These names are from the clan of the cave bear series and I haven't read the last book yet, I'm near the end of the second last)

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        @anonymous: Lol I can't see any banks

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        clevergirlname 

        6 years ago

        And now I'm going back to Sims.

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        @anonymous: But, there aren't any banks? ?.?

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        I am in love with the sims and am super obsessed every day I play on the sims 3 and now I play the sims 3 island paradise.

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        Temcat49 

        6 years ago

        @anonymous: where do u get the challenges, and what do they do with the babies?

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        I love the fact that u can do amost everything.I somehow even got my girl sarah to have 6 babies at once it was hard with 4 girls and 2 boys but i got the hang of it.I also robbed the bank sevral times its so easy!!

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        CalobrenaOmai 

        6 years ago

        I tried a little bit of everything. One of the latest restarts I did involved me working in the culinary career. I was practically rewarded free kitchen equipment once I reached a certain level. Writing and winning contests helped me earned simoleons which I used to invest in real estate and later upgrade my property; went from one story to two. I didn't even know there were cheats till after viewing the forum section of the site. This is a really intriguing lens. Thanks for sharing.

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        @anonymous: the 100 baby challenge is where you create a women and then you have 100 babies either with different men or the same!!!

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        @anonymous: What's the 100 baby challenge?

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        This is an awesome list! Creating a homeless family is always fun.

        If you don't have the sims 3 then check out this video: youtube.com/watch?v=auQHHsZz4OI

        it'll teach you how to download it :D

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        @anonymous: About 5 to ten sim days

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        I make animal families some times, like I have just done a horse family, and soon I shall be doing a unicorn one. I tend to follow it down 5 generations and then start again with a new one hehe xx I try to keep it to the breed specification, though I have not yet got a purebred family :( xxxoxoxox

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        i love the sims 3 i have town life stuff pets showtime and master suite stuff and i am doing the 100 baby challenge it is really fun <3

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        gracieloopy 

        6 years ago

        I really want to make a homeless family. I think that would be hilarious.

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        Great ideas.. I have been playing sims for YEARS and often get bored of my families or don't know what to do next. I liked the ghost challenge (actually completed that in sims 2 but not sims3) and I think Im going to try a legacy with sims 3. (had an 8th gen. in sims 2 but didn't finish as sims 3 came out. :/ ) thanks!

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        I've tried most of these already. :) I just thought of them without the help of this though

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        I'm surprised. This is one of the first Sims "to do" lists I've seen that wasn't totally sadistic. Maybe I SHOULD try and play the game the way it was designed to be played...lol.

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        Try earn all the badges!

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        @anonymous: a long time

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        how to get good stuff on the sims 3

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        Try for a baby

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        Question. How long does it take to have a sim die of old age on Sims 3 for wii?

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        @anonymous: haha so true

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        @anonymous: I had the same issue for some time. The game would crash and my pc would restart. The problem may occur if you have the Intel Express Chipset and not some upgraded video card like NVIDIA. I didn't purchase this graphic card, though. I downloaded a software. Installed it and since then, my game never crashed. You can download the driver software here (http:// downloadcenter.intel.com / Detail_Desc.aspx?lang=eng&DwnldID = 20598). The file name is Win7Vista_151718.exe. Hope this helps.

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        @anonymous: you should try right mouse click on the icon on your desktop and run with powerful processor

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        The sims 3 is annoying. It keeps crashing, I spend ten to fifteen minutes In create a sim and it crashes, I play normal for half an hour and it still crashes. It really ticks me off.

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        GLHackworth 

        6 years ago

        Something else you can do in the Sims is make machinima for the Sims International Film Festival :)

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        ChillyHotDog 

        6 years ago

        I used to spend many hours on Sims 3. Sadly the files got corrupted one time whilst updating and I couldn't be bother to build all my stuff back up again.

        I mostly used to concentrate on 'Building a House' and 'Trying out all careers' from your list. My most ingenious house that I created had a room for every occasion, and even an underground museum that had egyptian and all sorts of artifacts. It was only accessible through a secret doorway which I created using a cheat code that enabled me to code characteristics into random objects. I could even use dev items like secret switches that you would find in tombs.

        Nice lens by the way :) If you have time, try pop over my side of the court. My recent lens highlights the best browser based flash games you can play on your PC... and I'm not talking about simple pong games either. World of Warcraft equivalent visuals games you can play right in your browser :) I promise you'll be surprised.

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        TwistedWiseman 

        6 years ago

        I used to play sims a lot, the original one, played it for years with the same family.

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        I do not have this game fir pc

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        @anonymous: You have to have the Pets and Showtime expansion packs for those options.

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        @anonymous: You must find the unicorn out in the wild

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        @anonymous: Unfortunately, to get unicorns you need to get TS3 Pets expansion, and for diva, you need Showtime.

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        Carol Goss 

        6 years ago

        Being the romantic that i am, I always seem to make my sims fall in love and gt married lol

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        logan-henderswag 

        6 years ago

        I love the sims 3!

        There's so much to do, it's absolutely amazing!

        There's some really fun ideas on this lens, definitely gonna try them out!

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        itsashleyh 

        6 years ago

        Nice lens!

        I absolutely LOVE the Sims 3! It's so much fun to play and it's really addictive - one of those games you can play until 3am and not feel tired at all!

        I love some of the ideas you've given above, definitely going to try them out!

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        i have been playing TS3 since its realese and after you descover everything that is possible the game gets really boting,after a few months of silence it becomes fun again,but after a week it is boring again.but the sims 3 is fucken lame!i can't believe i was a simnatic!luckily gta and midnight club is the only games that litaraly never gets boring!YEAH ROCKSTAR NORTH AND ROCKSTAR ROCKS!ROCKSTAR 4EVER!!!!!!!!!

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        achesh 

        6 years ago

        What, no cheats to kill people by ovens? :p Nice article

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        MelaniePHenderson 

        7 years ago

        @anonymous: That sounds awesome! I always forget to pay the bills too, It's awful though when sims are celebrities because they get publicly disgraced for it!

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        MelaniePHenderson 

        7 years ago

        @anonymous: A cinderella challenge is a challenge where you make a sim of cinderella, her stepmother, step sisters etc. There's lots of fun twists of the challenge and if you're interested you can check out the rules here! :D

        http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/42494....

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        anonymous 

        7 years ago

        These are some fun ideas. Something I just started doing is creating a sim of myself and a sim for each of my friends and coworkers.. pretty much everyone I see in my daily life, and putting them in my neighborhood and see what happens. Also if i forget to pay my bill or something, and my stuff gets taken, i look to see what the repo persons name is, then I call them and invite them over, and start a fight with them.

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        anonymous 

        7 years ago

        what's the cinderella challenge

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        anonymous 

        7 years ago

        @anonymous: It's on expansion packs

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        anonymous 

        7 years ago

        @anonymous: Adopting a Unicorn comes with the Pets expansion pack, and the Diva trait comes with the Showtime expansion pack. (:

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        anonymous 

        7 years ago

        I've created a challenge involving creating a household of absent-minded lunatics, building a lot with most amenities and giving your Sims free reign to improve their skills. Once they improve their skills you can step-in to control them more and more. Its an Asylum Challenge spin-off which is quick, relatively easy and lots of fun!

        I've called it the "Giving Them (Almost) Every Opportunity Challenge". Check out the details at MTS (modthesims, challenges forum) and give it a try!

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        anonymous 

        7 years ago

        Oh and the exitable trait!!!!!

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        anonymous 

        7 years ago

        I love the sims 3 another fun thing to do is make a sim evil,Insane,Childish,hotheaded its Fun to watch what they do!

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        anonymous 

        7 years ago

        I don't get it. I have the sims 3, but how do you get things like "Adopting a unicorn" or "Diva" trait?

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        anonymous 

        7 years ago

        There are some super ideas in this lens! Some of the challenges look great, I'm definitely going to try out the ISBI!

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        Emmag31 

        7 years ago

        @anonymous: Me too!

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        Emmag31 

        7 years ago

        This is an AMAZING lens! I never thought of trying any of these ideas! I think I am going to try the Cinderella Challenge and the "I'm surrounded by idiots challenge.". I may also do the homeless family idea too.

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        anonymous 

        7 years ago

        my fav traits are clumsy, absent-minded, and exciteable

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        kburns421 lm 

        7 years ago

        Oops, forgot to like this page when I was here before!

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        kburns421 lm 

        7 years ago

        These are some great ideas! I love this lens. I would've never thought to try most of these, but they're good because the game can get boring if you don't have any goals in mind (other than just the the Sim's goals). I've made Sims of myself before, played entire games and gotten Sims rich and to the top of their career without cheats, stuff like that.

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        anonymous 

        7 years ago

        i love creating my family and my house on the sims 3 loads of fun you also make yourself have your dream job and boyfriend.

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        minemyown 

        7 years ago

        creating your sim and building their homes of course starting off with shiftcontrol cmotherlode cheat : ), and then making needs static by testingcheatseabled true!

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        wolvyz 

        7 years ago

        Creating a simself is what I tried to do. I also drowned the people in the pools.

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        TheJDM 

        7 years ago

        Great lens!

        Some good ideas here and lots of things I enjoy doing!

        Building houses is definitely something I really enjoy.

        Thanks for the good lens!

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        anonymous 

        7 years ago

        I love looking at new challenges and things to do on the sims 3! I just feel like I've exhausted every part of the game, but some of the challenges that people come up with are so creative and intriguing! I really want to try some of these out now! Thanks for the recommendations!

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        MelaniePHenderson 

        7 years ago

        @biggking lm: A legacy is a 10 generation challenge. You start with an 'heir' that you make, and keep the family going by having kids and the main goal is to reach the end of generation 10! There's different variations of legacies but that's basically the main idea.

        It's actually a pretty challenging task!

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        biggking lm 

        7 years ago

        what's a legacy?

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        ilike2create 

        7 years ago

        really good lens! I like to build houses (especially community places) and I always have a story in mind when I start a new household.

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        anonymous 

        7 years ago

        Thanks for this great lens!

        Some of those challenged look really interesting! I can't wait to try some of them out!

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        anonymous 

        7 years ago

        Great lens! I can't wait until the Sims 4 comes out!

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        ImmatureEntrepr 

        7 years ago

        Really amazing lens you've crafted here! I love the unique concept and you can tell you're a skilled writer as well. Squid Angel blessed. :)

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