Steam made it super easy to install and remove the games that they sell. If you try to buy an expansion, it tells you that you don't have the original game. Infuse your Sim with personality traits and help realize their dreams. What follows is based on a few assumptions: 1. Provide details and share your research! They price match most Steam sales except bundles, and Steam hasn't had a Sims 3 bundle yet that I'm aware of.
Run a registry cleaner to get rid of lingering entries and reboot. If, for example, you have decided that the Showtime expansion was not quite what you were hoping for or that having your furniture shredded by Pets has stopped being cute, then you may now deselect them and their content will not load with the rest of the game. Island Paradise from a different store or retailer e. Horgan ah, that's what you meant. While Steam content will not install on top of your Origin installation, your Steam product keys will work. Once the download of the base game is finished, Origin will install it for you.
If not, go do that. The stuff packs are all garbage. Currently, I have purchased all of my Sims 3 expansions on a disc. Cold reboot that's a complete power down and power up again Done deal. This is just a theory — Nov 30 '11 at 9:42 It works one way, but not the other. So register your base game and you have a copy in both your Steam library and your Origin library. You can't do it on your Mac because Steam won't serve up the product keys to a Mac.
Then relaunch the game after the patch installs. Unless it turns out that you like this particular Sim, there's no need to save; you're just making sure everything is where it is supposed to be and working the way it is supposed to work. I've never tried this with a physical game or with a game that's already been installed on my computer. Title: The Sims 3 Bundle Genre: Developer: Publisher: Languages: Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish - Spain, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Portuguese - Brazil Listed languages may not be available for all games in the package. If not, you'll need a really high boredom threshold or strong masochistic leanings. Installing Expansion Packs and Stuff PacksI'm a fan of installing Expansion Packs first since they make changes to the base game.
It won't work on the Steam version directly though. The product key will be on that page and it can just be copied and pasted into the installer dialogue box no hyphens - how thoughtful. If it's cheap like that though, I may try it sometime. Start the base game download and find something constructive to do while it finishes. Basically we have the Sims 3 Base Game which was from Retail, when i installed it it went into my origin games list. If you have a registry cleaner, you'll probably want to run it to clear out lingering entries, but if you're going to immediately download and install from Origin, it's not necessary since those entries will just get overwritten by the new install.
I now want to get expansion packs, and they are cheaper at my retail store than the origin store. Instant message your friends, post to their walls, share your Sims and their memories, and more! If not, go do that. I have hopes that one day everyone will play nicely with each other and the customers we gamers won't be caught in the middle of these feuds. Will they be Evil, Romantic, Paranoid, Kleptomaniacs, or something entirely different. And I'm not sure that it's possible to make Origin content work with Steam through registry edits. It all begins here; your adventure awaits! It is £10 cheaper on Steam than origin, so I naturally want to buy it at the cheaper price point.
Honestly I'm so confused by this system, which is why I have stuck to discs all these years. While it is true that your Steam base game will not accept Origin expansions and vice versa, your Steam product keys can be registered with Origin and you'll get copies of that content it in your Origin library. If I buy a retail disc, will I need to have the disc in my tray in order to play it? Tried moving the install files to the Steam Sims 3 folder and then installing - to no avail. It really chaps my hide when I cannot fully enjoy a game that I purchased from the vendor where I purchased it. I wish you couldn't control them and they would take care of themselves on their own.
My question is: if I buy a different expansion pack e. What I know as a fact is, that you can redeem the codes of your retail games done it with the main game and the codes from Amazon done with an extension on Origin extensions on steam can only be bought with the main game. Island Paradise and maybe some other packs that I don't have will ask you for your product key when you install it. If you're not that kind of player, just queue it all up and let it go. Originally posted by :What happens with your save games, when you switch to using Origin? The Sims 3 will inspire you with endless creative possibilities and amuse you with unexpected moments of mischief! And on the supernatural topic I don't have that expansion but what I've heard from my friends that do have it is that vampires get really annoying.