• Bugs


    Problems Bridgeport has quite a few issues and if you use the Late Night features in other towns, these problems can also occur there. Non-reachable routable areas Bridgeport has two almost unreachable areas that are marked as routable terrain for Sims. Since it’s almost impossible to get there, Sims try over and over to get there. Some even success but then get stuck there cause they can’t get back. Film career audition bug A bug in the game causes NPCs to be drawn to community lots if a active Sim has an audition there. They are still drawn to it…

  • Bugs

    Lags in Islo Paradiso

    Problem The world that comes with Island Paradise, Islo Paradiso, is very laggy. I don’t have as many issues in any other world. Cause Islo Paradiso is probably the biggest world from EA and is very heavy on the performance. The world is big and on top of that, it has a whole routable ocean where every bit is accessible. On top of that the world has many routing issues and other problems that can lead to lags on the most high-end PCs. Workarounds Next to the general tips you can find here: Lags & Intermittent Freezes, there are a few…

  • FAQ

    Hidden Springs

    How do I install the DVD-Retail Version of Hidden Springs ? SimsVIP has made a step by step tutorial. Please read this: Hidden Springs Retail Disc for Origin Distribution? 

  • FAQ


    What is Riverview ? Riverview is a town like Sunset Valley that you can download for free when you register your base game. Riverview is a rural town with new characters, new houses, Rabbitholes, objects and clothing Where can I download Riverview ? Riverview is available in the Sims 3 Store. You will need to register your game and set up an account. What objects do I get with the town ? The world contains the following items Can I uninstall items from the world I don’t want ? Unfortunately you will need to uninstall the town if you don’t…

  • FAQ

    Barnacle Bay

    What is this Barnacle Bay ? Barnacle Bay is a  Store world which can be bought through the Sims 3 Store and in retail stores (only contains a code, no disc). It’s another world like Sunset Valley, Riverview etc with a pirate based theme. There is also the Buccaneer’s Bounty Set available that is now included in the new version. Barnacle Bay is no vacation world and has no extra functionality. Which Patch/Add-ons do I need for Barnacle Bay ? You will need the latest patch and the base game. Why doesn’t my retail version contain a disc ? The…

  • Bugs

    Neighborhood tinted in red

    Problem My whole neighborhood shows is tinted in red Cause This problem has many causes Corrupt/old Resource.cfg Outdated graphic drivers unsupported hardware Corrupt installation and/or savegames TS3 Mod Manager Solution Only use this method to put cc & mods in your game: How do I install Custom Content/ Mods. Use the Resource.cfg provided there. Uninstall the Installer helper monkey. It’s not valid anymore Update your graphic drivers Reinstall your game If only parts of your neighborhood are red, you are dealing with this problem: Parts of the Neighborhood are shown red

  • Incompatible Mods

    Parts of the Neighborhood are shown red

    Problem Some of the lots and landscape items are showing up in red in my neighborhood Cause This is caused by the very first nude patch. The one that changed a file Solution Replace the file shaders_win32.precomp with it’s original version. If you don’t have that anymore, you can try the one on the DVD but if that fails, you will need to reinstall If your whole neighborhood is tinted in red, you are dealing with this problem: Neighborhood tinted in red