Sims 3 Seasons

 

The Sims 3 Seasons Game Guide

 

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Limited Edition and Origin Exclusive Content

 

All pre ordered versions of Seasons come with the exclusive Limited Edition Ice Lounge content. Those who pre ordered from Origin will also receive Exclusive Shark & Buzy Bee Costumes. For links to redeem your codes, click here.
 
 
 
 

Limited Edition Content

 
The Ice Lounge social hangout can be placed in any world, and is available in all seasons. The venue includes 12 new buy mode ice objects that can be placed on any lot, and even though the objects are icy, there is no temperature affect to Sims.

 

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Origin Exclusive Content

 

The Origin Exclusive bonus content includes the Buzy Bee costume for children, and the Shark costume for Sims children to elder. These costumes can be worn as every day clothing, and also used as swimsuits.

 

Origin Exclusive Costumes

 
 

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Cross Expansion Content – The Weather Stone

 

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The Sims 3 Weather Stone is an object automatically placed within every town when you have The Sims 3 Supernatural & Seasons installed. Both games must be installed for this object to appear, as it cannot be found in buy mode.
 
 
 

Location of the Weather Stone

Once you load any new or existing save, a pop up notification will appear to let you know the Weather Stone is successfully placed in town. This notification also includes the location of the weather stone in that specific town. Select “View Weather Stone Location” and the camera will direct to the location.

 

You can also find the weather stone using the town’s map view!

Weather Stone

 

 

:!: The location of the Weather Stone can change with each game loaded. It usually does not appear in the same location twice, but it is a possibility.

 

Appaloosa Plains (Cinnamon Crest Falls) Barnacle Bay (Community School for the Gifted) Bridgeport (Plasma 501) Hidden Springs (Shoreline Cabin) Lucky Palms (Area 52 Test Labs) Lunar Lakes (Crystal Mine) Moonlight Falls (428 Huckleberry Lane) Riverview (Little Corsican Bistro) Starlight Shores (Verde Park Festival Grounds)
Sunlit Tides (The Hidden Fishing Hole) Sunset Valley (Sunnyside Strand) Twinbrook (Ivy Hill Graveyard)

 
 
 
 

Using the Weather Stone

 

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The Weather Stone is an object exclusive to Supernatural Sims. Vampires, Witches, Fairies & Werewolves can create special weather effects throughout the town. Supernaturals can group up to increase the chances of a successful weather effect.

 

:!: Supernaturals who have a higher level of magic skill, have a better chance of enabling the weather effect on their own.

 

:!: Weather effects last 5 hours.

 

:!: The Weather Stone can only be used once per day.
 

:!: The Weather Stone may become angry, and in return, will strike your Sim with a lightening bolt!

 

 

Eclipsing Fog (Vampires) - Vampires can summon a cold Eclipsing Fog that puts other Sims under their spell. Any Sims unwilling to be turned, or used as a snack, can’t help but fall victim by the effects of the Eclipsing Fog.

 

Eclipsing Fog

 
 
 

Bewitching Rain (Witches) - Witches can call forth a Bewitching Rain that showers the world with green precipitation.  Sims who are under the rain will get a boost to their mood and have an uncontrollable urge to rain dance.

 

Bewitching Rain

 
 
 

Hunter’s Storm (Werewolves) – Ferocious werewolves can summon a super snow storm with their own mystical powers. The Hunter’s Storm snows down collectibles onto the ground, and increases their chances of finding rare items.

 

Hunter’s Storm

 
 
 

Reviving Sprinkle (Fairies) - The Reviving Sprinkle turns rain into flowers. Plants will be magically watered and fertilized, killing off weeds and making them disappear. At the end of a Reviving Sprinkle, a beautiful rainbow will appear across the sky.

 

Reviving Sprinkle

 
 
 

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New Game/Social Options

This section includes details for all new game and social options available with The Sims 3 Seasons. Images have been sized down in most cases, so click the images for a larger view.

 

:!: All Social Options require a constant internet connection

 
 
 

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Disable Memories

 
In the Game Options menu, a new feature allows you “Disable/Enable Memories” & “Disable Memory Notifications”. This will stop the automatic creation/notification of memories within the game. Even with automatic memories disabled, you are still able to create a custom memory with the “Memory Capture” option.
 

Disable Memories

 
 

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Memory Capture

 
The custom memory capture works the same as always, but you now have a shortcut in the User Interface to quickly and easily “Capture This Moment“. Once selecting this option, you will be greeted with a memory screenshot box.
 

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Ocean Swimming

 
Swimming in any body of water - that is not placed on a lot - has been enabled within the game. This includes bodies of water in vacation worlds from World Adventures.
 

Swimming in the Ocean (China) Swimming in the Ocean (Sunlit Tides)

 
 
Join the Polar Bear Club! Take a dip into the ocean during the winter time, and receive the “Polar Bear” moodlet! Your Sims’ body temp will plunge to the single digits, but it’s worth it!

 

Polar Bear Club (Moodlet)

 
 

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Greeting Cards

 

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Similar to the photos taken at Prom in the Generations Expansion Pack, greeting cards are a new way to “capture the moment”. Whether you choose to create a greeting card with one Sim or more, there are two ways to create a greeting card.
 
 
1) Photo Booth – Photo Booths can be placed throughout the town using “Edit Town Mode”, or can be found one on the grounds of a spawned town festival. Each season spawns a new photo booth, that contains a different type of background setting.
 
 
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2) City Hall, Science Facility & School Grounds – Visit any of these public buildings and enjoy a complimentary greeting card. Each building provides a different background setting.
 
 
Greeting Cards

 
 
Greeting Cards will automatically be placed in a Sim’s inventory. When two or more people participate in a greeting card photo, all Sims will have their own copy. You can place these photos on the counter or wall, and additionally, you can share these cards with your friends list on TheSims3.com.
 
Click the photo while in your Sim’s inventory, and select “Share to Wall“. This gives you the option to post the greeting card directly to your Sims 3 Player Wall, or directly to a friend’s player wall. You may also choose to share the greeting card on Facebook & Twitter.
 
 
Greetings Cards

 
 

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Call in “Fake Sick”

 
Until now, the only way to skip work was to take un-paid time off. With Seasons, Sims can call into work using the “fake sick” option. This option allows a Sim to skip work, while still getting paid for personal time off. When used frequently, the chances of getting caught increase, and abuse of this power may result in decreased job progression and loss of bonus pay.
 

:!: This option only appears one hour before your Sim is due at work.

 
 

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New Party Types

 
Seasons introduces 4 brand new party types. Even though these party types are seasonally themed, they can be hosted at any time. Make sure to keep your guests entertained when they come, otherwise they will end up leaving early and unsatisfied.
 

:!: If you have the Late Night Expansion installed, you will also receive invitations to attend these new festive parties.

 
 
 
 
Pool Party – When the summer heat kicks in, the best party to throw is a pool party. Invite guests to enjoy an entire day of fun around the pool, with barbecued foods and lounge chairs. Having a Diving Board installed in your pool brings an extra boost of fun to your guests.
 
 

:!: You must have a pool on your home lot for this party option to appear.

 

Pool Party

 
 
 
 

Feast Party – Unlike other parties where you have to prepare everything yourself, a feast party cuts your workload in half. Guests who attend this party will bring their favorite dishes, which eliminates your time over a hot stove. The game automatically generates guests with enough food to feed all attendees twice. Time to get stuffed!
 
 

Feast Party

 
 
 
 

Gift Giving Party – This party is all about spreading the Holiday Cheer. Invite guests to your home to take part in a special gift giving process. As guests arrive, they will being along a gift which they place into the “gift pile”. Once all guests have arrived, use the “Call everyone to open gifts” option. At this time Sims will gather around the gift pile and take turns opening gifts. Notifications will inform you of what gifts your household Sims have received.
 

:!: There is a chance that Sims will receive coal in their gift box.

 
 

Gift Giving Party

 
 
 
 

Costume Party – Costume Parties are a new fun way to bring together Sims of all ages. Guests, both children and adults, will arrive at your home wearing randomly selected costumes. When the party begins, your household Sims will also randomly change into a costume.
 
 

Costume Party

 
 
 

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Holiday House Lights

 

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Holiday Lights are a new way to decorate the exterior of your home. Click the front door of your home – or another home in the neighborhood – and use the “Holiday House Lights” option. These lights can be displayed during any season, however, homes in the neighborhood will only automatically display them during the winter season.
 
You can choose to display strip lights, or hanging lights that dangle from the roof like icicles. Both styles can be set to an array of different colors, or you can customize and create your own unique colored lights.
 

:!: Holiday Lights cannot be hung on a home with a flat roof.

 

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Blueprint Mode

 

Building your very own home in the game has just become a whole lot easier! The new “Blueprint Mode” allows you to create or edit lots by easily placing down pre-made room layouts. Blueprint mode allows the non-builder to create better than usual homes, and also helps the advanced builder skip the “starting from scratch” step.

 

Blueprint mode is located in Build/Buy Mode.

Blueprint Mode

 

Blueprint offers a variety of great layouts, and the best part is that you can modify the finer details of designs, decor and furnishings after you are done placing the selected blueprints. Don’t like the default half walls or curtains? Remove and change them!
 

To better understand the process of building with blueprints, and for a complete list of default room types, check out the Blueprint Guide by Platinum Simmers.
 
 
 
 

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Seasonal Lot Marker

 
There are twelve seasonal “Festival Grounds” included in the neighborhood community lot bin, but that is definitely not enough for the advanced builder. The Seasonal Lot Marker is an object that can be used to create unique festival lots for every season. This special object holds the ability to save a custom layout, and dynamically change the festival grounds throughout the year.
 
The Seasonal Lot Marker can be found in BuyDebug Mode using the TestingCheatsEnabled true cheat. SimGuruGraham has created an advanced builder’s guide for this object.
 
 

Click Here For The Seasonal Lot Marker Guide

 
 

Seasonal Lot Marker

 
 

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New Game Achievements

 

 
There are brand new Sims 3 Achievements available with The Sims 3 Seasons. When completing certain actions within your game, you can unlock special badges to show off on your profile. Click the links below for a full list of achievements.
 
 

Sims 3 Seasons Achievements

 
 

Complete List of Sims 3 Game Achievements

 
 
 

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New Romantic/Social Options

 


 
 
 

New Attraction System

 
There is a new way to pick out which Sim in town could be a potential Romantic interest. The game now includes an auto-romance-detector, that tells you when your Sim is attracted to or wants to get to know another Sim. Astrological signs, skills, wealth, celebrity status and traits, all play a major role in detecting who’s compatible with who.
 
The game will auto generate notifications when your (or another) Sim wants to “get to know you better”, and if your Sim is looking for love, then you better jump on the opportunity!. When your Sim is attracted to another Sim in the same room, your Sim will receive the “Attractive Company” moodlet. This is an indication that love is just a few embraces away.

 

Holding Hands

 
 

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Love Letters

 
Love Letters are a new romantic interaction in the game available to Sims Teen through Elder. Love Letters are a great way to let another Sim know how you feel about them. Click on your home lot mailbox and select “Send Love Letter To…“. This interaction will open a pop up with names of Sims you know around town.

 
After a day or two, you will receive a reply in your mailbox from the recipient of your love letter. The recipient will wither accept, or reject. With the new attraction system in place, these love letters will also play a role in determining compatibility.

 

:!: Spontaneous Love Letters – Is someone around town thinking of you? If so, they might even send you a sweet love letter of their own. Check your mail often!

 

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Online Dating

 
Is your Sim too busy to search for love the old fashioned way? Then online dating is what they need! Instead of dragging your feet around town hoping to run into that “perfect someone”, why not sit down, relax, and turn on the computer?

Select the Online Dating option on a PC, and then “Create a Profile“. This automatically generates an online profile based on your traits, favorites, and body type. After your profile has been created, you can edit or delete it at any time.

 

Online Dating

 

Are you eyeing someone who likes the color Red? Just because your favorite color is Blue, doesn’t mean you can’t change that to appeal to the other Sim a little more! As a matter of fact, your entire profile can be based on lies if you choose to do so. Be careful though! Don’t think there aren’t any repercussions when you’re caught lying or cheating!
 

:!: Married Sims can use the online dating feature, but since a marriage is public knowledge, you do not want to get caught tangled in a mess! Best way to avoid irreversible damage? Stay away from this feature!

 

Looking for a mate is as simple as browsing profiles. When selecting the “Browse Profile” option, you can view all the available profiles in your town. Similar to yours, you will view their traits, favorites & body type. If you like what you see, send them a message. This is the first step towards creating a long lasting relationship, or just a spring fling!

 

Browse Profiles Send Message

 
Once you begin exchanging messages with other Sims online, their avatar will appear in the friendship panel. You can they call them up and chat, or invite them over for a romantic dinner. You already know their favorite food, so be sure to cook it!

 

Use the “Check Messages” option to view friendship requests

Online Messages

 
 

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Slow Dancing

 
Dancing is a skill that has always been in the game, but Seasons adds a more intimate dance. Slow Dancing. The faster your Sims level up in the Hidden Dancing Skill, the better they get. You may step on a few toes at first, but eventually your Sim will iron out the kinks.

 

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Mistletoe Kisses

 
If you’re looking to snag a quick kiss from someone in the room, then make sure to buy a Mistletoe. Found in the Misc. Decor section of buy mode, this little mistletoe can give you the “butterflies in your stomach” feeling. Click the mistletoe and “Ask for a Kiss“.

Not all kisses are successful, but if you manage to snag a kiss under the mistletoe, both Sims will receive a special “Kissed under the Mistletoe” moodlet.

 

Mistletoe Kiss

 
 

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Work & Marriage Anniversaries

 
If you dedicate your time and effort into a relationship or career, you will now be rewarded and celebrated. Work & Marriage Anniversaries celebrate the 1 year, 5 year and 7 year milestones. Notifications will pop up letting you know the anniversary has come, celebrating with Office Parties or gifts.

 

One Year Anni (work)

 
 

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Create A Sim Features

 
 

New Skin Types

 
With the addition of Aliens to the game, the Sims 3 Seasons adds a brand new Green Alien Skin Tone. This skin tone can be used on all Sims, but it is the default skin tone for Aliens in the game.
 

Alien Skin

 
 
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New Facial Sliders

 
There are brand new “Alien Inspired” facial sliders with Seasons. The game includes 3 brand new facial sliders: Alien Eyes Modifier, Alien Ears & Alien Eyes. These new sliders are available to all Sims.

 

Alien Sliders

 
 
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New Hairstyle/Eyebrow Options

 
When creating Sims, you now have the option to choose a “Bald Hairstyle” and “No Eyebrows“.
 

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 Create a Ghost Addition

 
When you have the Sims 3 Supernatural installed, an additional ghost type is added to the create a ghost option. Freezing to Death, Seasons’ new death type, is now available for you to choose in CAS.
 

Freezing To Death

 
 

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 CAS Clothing Filters

 
Seasons has added brand new Clothing Filters. Once the clothing section fully loads, click the filter on the upper right side to select the clothing from specific custom, stuff pack, expansion pack, store, or base game content.
 

CAS Clothing Filter

 
 

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 New Outerwear Category

 
Sims will now have a brand new clothing category to keep them warm during the winter! The Outerwear Category is the 6th clothing type for Sims. Not only does Seasons provide new outerwear, it also enables appropriate looking clothing from Stuff and Expansion packs to serve as outerwear as well.
 
 

Outerwear

 
 
 
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Create A Sim Fashions

 
Female Adults/Elders – -10 Hairstyles, 6 Tops, 2 Bottoms,  2 Outfits, 5 Accessories, 4 Shoes, 1 Pajama Outfit, 1 Swimsuit, 10 Costume Makeup Options
 
Female Teens – 10 Hairstyles, 5 Tops, 2 Bottoms, 1 Outfit, 5 Accessories, 3 Shoes, 1 Swimsuit 10 Costume Makeup Options
 
Female Children – 7 Hairstyles, 5 Tops, 7 Outfit, 4 Accessories, 2 Shoes, 1 Pajama, 11 Costume Makeup Options
 
Female Toddlers2 Hairstyles, 1 Outfit, 1 Top, 1 Accessory
 
 
 
 
Male Adults/Elders – 6 Hairstyles, 7 Tops, 1 Bottom, 2 Outfits, 5 Accessories, 2Shoes, 1 Pajama Outfit, 1 Swimsuit, 10 Costume Makeup Options
 
Male Teens – 6 Hairstyles, 6 Tops, 1 Bottoms, 2 Outfits, 1 Swimsuit, 5 Accessories, 2 Shoes, 10 Costume Makeup Options
 
Male Children – 7 Hairstyles (Same as Female Children), 4 Tops, 5 Outfits, 4 Accessories, 2 Shoes, 1 Pajama, 11 Costume Makeup Options
 
Male Toddlers2 Hairstyles, 1 Outfit, 1 Top, 1 Accessory (Same as Female Toddlers)
 

 
 

 Hairstyles

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Clothing

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Accessories/Shoes

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Costume Makeup (aka: Face Paint)

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New Traits

 

Loves The Cold – Sims that love the cold enjoy chilly weather, and can stay out longer before freezing.

 

 

Loves The Heat – Sims that love the heat enjoy warm weather, and can stay out longer before getting sunburnt.
 
 
 
 

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Lifetime Happiness Rewards

 
 

Competitive Eater (5,000) – The bottomless pit in your Sim’s stomach will help you gain an advantage over others in eating contests. Competitive Eaters will never feel nauseous or stuffed in these contests. Not only will your Sims increase their chances of winning, when they do win, they finish long before the rest.

 

Competitive Eater

 
 
 

 
 
Festival Frequenter (5,000) – Festival Frequenters know how to get more out of festivals. Your Sim will be able to earn more festival tickets, and receive discounts on concession stands, face painting booths, and kissing booths. Sims with this reward get 50% off everything at the festival, and almost double the festival tickets.

 

Festival Frequenter

 
 
 

 
 
Simmunity (7,500) – You’ll have super immunity that prevents you from getting nauseous, sick, and allergies. This reward is useful for Alien Test Subjects, Pregnant Sims, and those who are around germy/ill Sims. Bobbing for Apples is one of the easiest ways to contract an illness, but thanks to this reward, you shall never be ill!

 

Simmunity

 
 
 

 
 
Immune to Heat (10,000) – Sims immune to heat can enjoy a nice tan without ever getting burnt. This reward also helps prevent sweltering, sweaty Sims from spontaneous combustion!

 

Immune To Heat

 
 
 

 
 
Immune to Cold (10,000) – Sims immune to the cold will always stay pleasantly warm. This reward allows Sims to wander in the snow without outerwear, and never worry about freezing…to death!

 

Immune to Cold

 
 
 

 
 
All Weather Champion (10,000) – A champion for all seasons. Your Sim is naturally great at snowball and water balloon fight, has the ability of a world-class skater and snowboarder, and is proficient at building snowmen, snow angels, and igloos at an impressive rate.

 

All Weather Champion

 
 
 

 
 
The Cloud-inator 9000 (30,000) – The Cloud-inator gives you nothing less than command of the weather (albeit in an extremely localized fashion). It’s easy to operate: just point, shoot, and laugh in the face of nature. Make sure not to abuse your powers though! This baby strikes back…literally! Using this device too many times in one day will result in an electrifying backfire! If a Sim is already singed, it will result in automatic death.

 

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Climatron Control Unit (40,000) – It’s the dream of any self-respecting mad scientist: a machine that controls the weather. Whether you want to use it to destroy the world’s crops or make the weatherman look dumb, this Climatron Control Unit is the answer. Choose from Hail, Fog, Rain, Snow & Sunny weather.

 

Climatron Control Unit

 
 
 
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Weather

 
 


 

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Weather Introduction

 

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Until now, Sims have only been able to enjoy fun in the sun. The Seasons expansion brings additional forms of weather to the game, ranging from rain to snow. There are no types of natural disasters such as tornadoes, but blizzards, hail, and lightning, are a definite possibility.
 
Just as in real life, Sim life has a weather system that changes day by day. The complex system of weather ensures that weather will be different each and every day. Sometimes rare weather conditions occur that are not typically present during a certain season. For example, a rare storm could leave a dust of snow on the ground during a hot summer day.
 
 
Besides sunny days, there are four weather conditions possible in the game…

 
♦ Hail
 
♦ Snow & Blizzards (Light, Moderate, Heavy)
 
♦ Rain & Thunderstorms (Light, Moderate, Heavy)
 
♦ Fog

 

 
Rain one hour, and hail the next. All types of weather are possible at any time in each 24 hour day. Also, the duration of weather varies. One day it may rain for seven hours, and the next only one. There isn’t a default time schedule for any form of weather.
 
 


 
 
If you would rather not rely on the game system for your weather needs, you can always control which weather conditions and seasons appear in your game.
 
New climate control options have been added to the game options panel. From there, you can select which Seasons you want (and don’t want) enabled in your town, as well as the length of each season. You can also choose which natural weather effects are available for the town, and allow the game to measure temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit. These settings can be changed at any time.
 
 

:!: These options are applied per saved game, so you can have different options in every town. When you start a new game, the settings shown below are the default.

Weather Options

 
 
When in game, you can check the town’s temperature, Season & length. Hover over the seasonal icon to the left of your Sim’s avatar for specifics.
 
 
UI Weather

 
 
 
Weather is transitional. When spring rolls around and the rain begins to fall, you will not see an immediate change in your town. Instead, weather and seasons gradually change from one state to another. This also includes the environmental changes to trees and plants.
 
When seasons change from Fall to Winter, the cooreful deciduous trees will begin to slowly lose all their leaves with the approach of winter. If a winter snow storm rolls through town, the ground will slowly accumulate snow. When spring time has come, the snow will gradually dissipate.
 
 
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Temperature plays a major role in the game, affecting everything from Sims to plants. Sims maintain a normal internal body temp when they are indoors, no matter what the outdoor conditions. During the summer they are more likely to overheat with the blazing sun, and in winter, more likely to freeze. It is best to make sure Sims are always at a comfortable temperature.
 
If you have other expansion packs installed, creatures and supernaturals from those games may or may not react to weather the same as human Sims.
 

:!: Fairies, Witches, Werewolves, and Aliens all react to weather the same as human Sims.
 
:!: Zombies, Mummies, Simbots and Imaginary Friends are not at all affected by temperature.
 
:!: Vampires are a bit more sensitive to sunlight and heat, so they tend to heat up quicker than normal Sims.

 
 

Eating an ice cream cone is a great way to stay cool during the summer!

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Harvestables and Trees are another part of town affected by climate change. With the addition of rain to the game, harvestable plants can be easily watered and saved from becoming barren.
 
During winter when temperatures plunge and snow is on the ground, they automatically cease their growth cycles and become dormant. As soon as the temperature rises above freezing again, plants will thaw and continue their normal growth cycle.
 
 
Dormant Garden

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Deciduous trees around town are also affected by weather conditions. During the Fall season, deciduous trees will gradually lose their leaves while changing into autumnal leaf colors. Not all trees are deciduous, so some trees will remain in their original form.
 

:!: Deciduous trees completely lose their leaves during winter. During this time, they will remain completely bare and dormant.

 
 

Deciduous trees in Twinbrook

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One final weather affect in town happens during winter. Any body of water that is not an ocean, (or leads to it), will freeze over when the temperature plunges. During winter, a thick layer of ice will cover the very same waters you swim and fish in.
 
 
When ponds and lakes freeze over, Sims can Ice Skate on them!

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Weather Forecast

 
Checking the weather daily is a great way to prepare for conditions ahead of time. Sims can check the weather via the new “Weather Channel” on TV, or they can just as easily check the forecast on their computer.
 
The weather forecast consists of a 5-day weather outlook that includes the “Hi” and “Low” temperatures. It is important to know that the forecast can change at any time, so don’t blame the meteorologist!
 

Weather Forecast

 
 
 

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Illness

 
Time to bundle up, stay dry, and drink plenty of fluids. The possibility of Sims contracting germs during any season is average, but Fall, Winter & Spring, are the more desirable seasons for germs to spread around.
 

Hapcheeeew!

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There are more than one way for a Sim to end up with the “Germy” moodlet. Walking outside without proper attire during the cold winter, getting soaked on a rainy day, or bobbing for apples in a tank, are the easiest ways to end up germy.
 
Once Sims get the Germy moodlet, they have two days to tough it out. If they don’t stay inside and stay warm, chances are they will end up with the flu. (extended germy moodlet)
 
Children and teens who are carrying the germs can stay home from school without being scolded or grounded. In fact, even their grades won’t take a hit because the school would rather your child stay home.
 

Cough Cough, sniff sniff!

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Your Sims may do everything they can to prevent an illness, but chances are, someone around town has the germies. Since germs can be transferred from one sim to another during a simple conversation, it would be best to take precautions.
 
During the Fall & Winter seasons, Sims can get a “Flu Shot” at the hospital. The vaccine will prevent a Sim from contracting an illness for an entire season cycle. Alternatively, you can purchase the “Simmunity” lifetime reward which prevents Sims from ever becoming ill.
 
 

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Allergies

 
Picking wildflowers is a great way to pass time, but it can also take a toll on the collector’s health. During springtime, wildflowers are known to bring on allergic reactions to most Sims. Those who carry the “Loves The Outdoors” trait, are less likely to end up with the “Allergy Haze” moodlet.
 
Sims who do end up with allergies have to deal with 2 days of a runny nose and sneezing. It is best to stay indoors during this time in order to avoid a continual allergy haze, but if your Sim has §200 simoleons, they can go to the hospital and receive an Allergy Shot.
 
The allergy shot will remove any lingering allergies, and prevents Sims from contracting allergies for the remainder of the season. Allergy Shots are only available during Spring. Alternatively, you can purchase the “Simmunity” lifetime reward which prevents Sims from ever getting allergies.
 
 

Sims can breathe easy with an allergy shot!

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Summer


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You and your Sims are used to clear weather and lots of sunshine, but with the introduction of transforming weather effects, you can now play with summer as you never have before. Sims will now have the chance to experience a summer with blistering high temperatures and heat waves!
 
The temperature during summer can change over the course of the day, transitioning from a cool, brisk morning to a scorching heat by noon. Summertime is typically a dry and hot season, but that doesn’t stop the occasional hail or rain storm from stopping by.
 
If the weather system is ready to release precipitation from the sky on a hot summer day, but is met with a small plunge in temperature, hail is the end result. Hail does not leave puddles on the ground, and is not by any means restricted to summer. As mentioned during the introduction, all weather conditions can be created in any season, however some seasons are more favorable for certain weather systems.
 
 
Carry an umbrella to protect your Sims from those hail pellets!

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Days are longer during summer, which gives you more time enjoy all the outdoor activities before nightfall. On a typical summer evening, the sun will set around 8 or 9pm. Swimming pools, evening walks and fireworks are just a few of the activities Sims can enjoy.
 
 
 

Summer Activities

There are a variety of activities for Sims to partake in and enjoy. While almost all activities are available throughout any season, some are more suitable for the summer season.
 
One of the exclusive activities available for Sims during summer, are the brand new fireworks. When summer rolls around, the local grocery store sells a variety of fireworks, sparklers, and firework bundles for your Sims to go “boom” with. Fireworks can also be purchased when redeeming festival tickets, and found in buydebug for those who want to cheat. ;)
 

:!: If you have The Sims 3 World Adventures Expansion installed, you can purchase the “Golden Dragon Fireworks“.
 
:!: If you have The Sims 3 Katy Perry’s Sweet Treats Stuff Pack installed, you can purchase the “Sugar Explosion Fireworks“.
 
:!: Fireworks, with the exception of sparklers, can only be used by Sims Teen-Elder.
 
:!: Fireworks can be used and set off during any season.

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There are 7 types of fireworks available in game

 
♦ The Little Maniac
 
♦ Parent Approved Snakes
 
♦ White Sparklers
 
♦ Facemelter Fireworks
 
♦ Red Glare
 
♦ Ninja’s Choice Smoke Bomb
 
♦ Holiday Cannon
 

 

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When Sims are not lighting the town up, they can take a nice dip into the ocean or swimming pool. Swimming is available year round, but taking a dip in the water during single digit temperatures is not as refreshing.
 
Now that swimming in the ocean is available for your Sims, spend a day at the beach soaking in the sun! If your Sims are homebodies, purchase a diving board for their pool, and let the fun begin!
 

:!: Warning: Prolonged exposure to the sun can result in a sunburn

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Another great way to cool off in the summer heat, is to partake in a water balloon fight. Click the ground anywhere in town, prepare your arsenal of water balloons, and challenge up to 3 Sims! The more you practice, the better your chances of winning!
 

:!: Water Balloon fights help Sims advance in the “Water Balloon” & “Snowball” tossing hidden skills. As Sims continue to use their tossing arm, their aim will become more accurate.

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When Sims are outside in the heat for long periods of time, (especially during heat waves), there’s a good chance they will soak up some sun. When exposed to the sun, Sims can end up with a tan. Boasting a beautiful golden color is great, but soaking up too much sun will result in a sunburn.
 
If your Sims end up with a sunburn, not only will they be humiliated by laughing Sims around town, they will also have to deal with a painful “Sunburned” moodlet for 12 hours. If they do not seek immediate shelter, the sunburn will continue indefinitely. Ouch!
 

:!: Sims who do not cool off during the summer heat may end up with more than a sunburn. Sims who do not heed warning to cool off, can end up spontaneously combusting. Its a very cruel way to die!

 

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Summer Holiday: Leisure Day

Each season has a designated day, specifically in place to celebrate the season. These special holidays are celebrated a few days before the season is set to end. On this special day, Children and Adults are not required to attend school or work. Grades are not affected, and adults will still receive their daily pay.
 
In the days leading up to Leisure Day, you can plan for a fun day at the summer festival, throw a BBQ pool party at your home, or just go with the flow when Leisure Day arrives. Summer is only around for a few months out of the year, so make sure you make the most of it!
 

:!: If you have The Sims 3 Late Night Expansion installed, Sims may receive party invitations on this special day.

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Summer Festival

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The Summer Festival has arrived in town! Join your friends and family for long days packed with excitement under the warm sun. Make sure to come hungry for hot dogs and snow cones, then get ready to burn the calories in the rollerskating rink, or play a game of soccer. Maybe you’ll just grab a spray tan and relax as fireworks fill the evening sky. Whatever you choose, it’s sure to be a great time!
 
Festivals will spawn exactly one day after a season has begun, and operate from 8am to 9pm. Seasonal festivals bring many new activities for your Sims, and offer exclusive objects and food items that are not found in any other season. Seasonal festivals remain in town until the end of every season.
 
 
 

Summer Festival Activities

So many fun objects, so little time! Can you pack a whole festival into one day? Maybe, but take your time enjoying all the activities a festival has to offer.
 
The Summer Festival comes complete with a rollerskating rink, soccer goal, hot dog eating contest and more. Most of these objects can be purchased for use on your own home lot, but these objects are what make this seasonal festival more complete.
 
 
 


Hot Dog Eating Contest

Make sure to come hungry! The Hot Dog eating contest is available only at the Summer Festival, so make sure you prepare for the madness! There are many factors that determine who will end up being crowned the winner, and a few ways for Sims to gain an advantage.
 

Training - Eating hot dogs for a few days leading up to a contest is considered training, giving your Sims the upper hand.
 
Food Favorite – If a hot dog is a Sim’s favorite meal, they have an advantage over other Sims.
 
Empty Stomach – Come prepared to eat with a bottomless stomach. This allows Sims to stuff their faces faster.

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As fun as stuffing your face may be, there is a chance that contestants and observers will end up with the nauseous moodlet. And yes, they will throw up!
 

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Rollerskating

Throw on a pair of skates and head into the arena! The Summer Festival has a large rollerskating rink for Sims to use during their stay. As they practice their skating moves, Sims begin to increase their Hidden Skating Skill. The more they skate, the better they get at it. If your Sims is already a master at skating, make sure they show off their skills!
 

:!: The rollerskating rink and skating skill are further explained in the Interactive Objects section of the guide.

 

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Water Balloon Arena

The Family Fun Water Arena has a special place at the summer festival that let’s Sims take family fun time to the next level. Prepare your arsenal of balloons, and aim away! Water balloon fights also help Sims increase their water balloon Hidden Skill, and the winner gets a stack of festival tickets!
 

:!: The family fun arena and water balloon tossing skill are further explained in the Interactive Objects section of the guide.

 

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Soccer Goal

If you ate too many extra hot dogs at the festival, throw on that athletic wear and get ready to lose some calories. While allowing Sims to level up the Athletic Skill, this fun activity offers solo, duo, and tournament style shootouts.
 

:!: The soccer goal and athletic skill are further explained in the Interactive Objects section of the guide.

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Spray Tan Booth

Make sure your Sims keep their well earned summer tan year round! While at the festival, head into the Golden Glow Tanning Booth (teen-elder) and get your “Spray Tan” on! Sims will either come out boasting a beautiful golden glow, or hide their discolored tan.
 

:!: The spray tan booth and its options are further explained in the Interactive Objects section of the guide.

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Snow Cone Cart

Snow Cones are the sweetest of treats! While giving your Sims color related moodlets, the Snow Cone also gives a small boost to a Sims’ hunger motive. There are a variety of flavors to choose from, and a few of them also give your Sim a boost in social interactions! (Hint: Have a Cherry Snow Cone before flirting with that Sim you’ve been eyeing!)
 
 

The following flavors are available with the Snowcone Machine/Cart: 

 ♦ Cherry
 
Lime
 
Lemon
 
Grape
 
Blue Raspberry
 
Rainbow
 

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Face Painting Booth

No festival is complete without a face painting booth. Sims of all ages can head into the face painting booth and choose from a variety of face paints. Face painting costs 50 simoleons, but if your Sim carries the “Festival Frequenter” lifetime reward, they get a 50% discount.
 

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These face paints are available in the makeup section of CAS, however, the face painting booth makes available those that are seasonally acceptable for the festival. The “Surfer” and “Sun” designs are summer exclusive face paints.
 

:!: There is a 15% chance that Sims will end up with a botched face paint!

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Greeting Cards

Before you leave the festival grounds, make sure to capture the moment! Each seasonal festival comes with a seasonally themed Photo Booth, that allow families and friends (up to 8 Sims) to take home a memory of their time spent at the festival.
 
Greeting Cards will automatically be placed in a Sim’s inventory. When two or more people participate in a greeting card photo, all Sims will have their own copy. You can place these photos on the counter or wall, and additionally, you can share these cards with your friends list on TheSims3.com.
 

:!: Photo Booths & Greeting Cards are further detailed in the Game Options section of the guide

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Festival Tickets & Redemption

As Sims participate in activities during a seasonal festival, they receive Festival Tickets that can be redeemed for exclusive festival only objects. While some of the items can be found in buy mode, getting them for free is even better!
 
Any activities your Sims partake in will give them anywhere from 5 to 10 festival tickets. If your Sims carry the “Festival Frequenter” Lifetime Reward, they will get double the tickets. Tickets can be found in a Sim’s inventory.
 

Tickets

 
Tickets can be collected year round, and redeemed during any season, at any festival. Each festival has seasonally festive kiosks where Sims can purchase unique foods for simoleons and objects with festival tickets. The Summer Snacks Concession Stand, is the kiosk available during the summer festival.
 

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Foods for Purchase

♦ Chili Cheese Fries

♦ Coffee

♦ Colored Popsicle – (Requires the Pets Expansion)

♦ French Fries

♦ Fruit Punch

♦ Funnel Cake

♦ Hamburger

♦ Hot Dogs

♦ Hot Wings(Requires the Late Night Expansion)

♦ Ice Cream Cone

♦ Lemonade

♦ Nachos(Requires the Late Night Expansion)

♦ Onion Rings (Requires the Late Night Expansion)

♦ Pulled Pork Sandwich

♦ Soda

♦ Tofu Dogs
 
 

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Festival Ticket Redemption (Objects)


 
♦ Parent-Approved Snakes

♦ Ninja’s Choice Smoke Bomb

♦ White Sparklers

♦ Rainbow Sparklers

♦ Red Glare

♦ Facemelter Fireworks

♦ The Little Maniac

♦ Holiday Cannon

♦ Rain Disruptor

♦ Sun’s Bane Parasol

♦ Inflato Aqualounge

♦ Horseshoe Court

♦ Snow Cone Machine Cart

♦ Small Roller Skating Rink

♦ Soccer Goal

♦ Hot Dog Eating Contest Arena – (Kiosk Exclusive)

♦ Golden Glow Tanning

♦ Family Fun Water Arena

♦ Face Painting Booth – (Kiosk Exclusive)

♦ Large Roller Skating Rink

♦ Brawn Brawn G’nome
 

 
 
 


 


Fall


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While playing in the fall season, it will be tough not to notice the visual transformation of your town. The weather will begin to cool, as rain and fog blankets the skies and autumnal colors become more dominant in town, as deciduous trees begin their transformation for the colder climate. Since Fall is the road to a sharp cold winter, the mild skies of Fall will ready your town with precipitation, fog, and falling leaves.
 
Even though the majority of Fall weather is cool, cloudy, and wet, doesn’t mean snow and hail won’t make its way to town. You may even end up with plenty of cool, sunny days. Also, if the temperatures drop low enough, your garden plants may end up dormant earlier than expected. As mentioned during the introduction, all weather conditions can be created in any season, however some seasons are more favorable for certain weather systems.
 
 
Pull out the umbrellas! It’s gonna be a rainy, foggy day!

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Daylight begins to decrease with the approach of winter, so make sure your Sims are out and about bright and early. On a typical Fall evening, the sun will set around 6 or 7pm. Pumpkin carving, raking, and apple bobbing, are just a few of the activities Sims can enjoy.
 
 
 

Fall Activities

There are a variety of activities for Sims to partake in and enjoy. While almost all activities are available throughout any season, some are more suitable for the fall season. One of the exclusive activities available for Sims during fall, is raking, playing, burning, and “woohoo-ing” in leaf piles.
 
As fall makes its arrival, you will notice all the deciduous trees are constantly dropping their leaves. Since leaves only accumulate on the ground during fall, they bring with them several new interactions.
 
Leaves will gather underneath the tree they drop from above, allowing Sims to go around town raking them up. Click a part of the ground that is covered with leaves, and the interaction will appear. As Sims begin raking leaves, piles of leaves will begin to accumulate. Leaf piles small and large have fun activities in store.
 

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Once you have managed to rake piles and piles of leaves, it’s time to play in them! Sims of all ages get a great fun boost when playing in the leaves. Don’t worry, your leaf piles will remain in tact!
 
 

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If you haven’t the time to play around, get rid of leaves the old fashioned way. Burn them! Click any pile of leaves and burn them to the ground. This is the easiest way to rid those wet, soggy leaves. If you would rather dispose of the leaves in the trash, this is also an option.
 

:!: WARNING: There is a chance of your lot or Sims catching fire. Be ready to extinguish!

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Need a quick romantic escape? Look no further than the Leaf Pile! Make sure to rake a huge pile of leaves, and then jump in for some alone time with that special someone!
 
 

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Fall Holiday: Spooky Day

Each season has a designated day, specifically in place to celebrate the season. These special holidays are celebrated a few days before the season is set to end. On this special day, Children and Adults are not required to attend school or work. Grades are not affected, and adults will still receive their daily pay.
 
In the days leading up to Spooky Day, you can plan for a fun day at the fall festival, throw a costume party at home, or just go with the flow when Spooky Day arrives. Fall is a very festive and colorful season, so be sure to head outdoors and enjoy its beauty.
 

:!: If you have The Sims 3 Late Night Expansion installed, Sims may receive party invitations on this special day.

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Children and Teens can partake in a special activity on Spooky Day, that is only available to them on this unique day. Trick or Treating! When Spooky Day arrives, Children and Teens can head out to town and knock on some doors for candy! But first, make sure to pick out their very own costume.
 

:!: When clicking on Children & Teens, the “Choose Costume” option will appear. Choose any costume out of many!

 

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Once their costumes are picked out, head out to town and knock on some doors. Not everyone will be home, and some may be out of candy, but chances are kids will go home with a ton of sweets. (Watch out for the sugar rush and tooth aches!) Click on any home in town and use the “Trick or Treat” interaction.
 

:!: Trick or Treating can begin the day before Spooky Day. This gives children a chance to score more candy!
 
:!: Just as your children can trick or treat, so can townies! Be ready to bust out the sweets, because kids will come to your house and trick or treat too!
 

:!: Not all treats are sweet. When trick or treating, kids might end up with an Evil or Cracklin Nakerbell Gnome!

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Fall Festival

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The Fall Festival has arrived to town! Don your best costume, and get in the mood for Spooky Day! Sims can try their luck at the pie eating contest or apple bobbing tank as well! If competition doesn’t strike your fancy, s trip through the haunted house may leave you a changed Sim — literally! Cap it all off with a stroll through the pumpkin patch to pick out a carving pumpkin, fresh from the farm.
 
Festivals will spawn exactly one day after a season has begun, and operate from 8am to 9pm. Seasonal festivals bring many new activities for your Sims, and offer exclusive objects and food items that are not found in any other season. Seasonal festivals remain in town until the end of every season.
 
 
 

Fall Festival Activities

So many fun objects, so little time! Can you pack a whole festival into one day? Maybe, but take your time enjoying all the activities a festival has to offer.
 
The Fall Festival comes complete with a haunted house, pumpkin patch, pie eating contest and more. These objects are what make this seasonal festival more complete.
 
 
 


Apple Bobbing Tank

Secure your hands behind your back and stick your face in a giant tank of water! You need five apples to win, so bob away!
 

:!: Warning: The Apple Bobbing Tank is the easiest way to contract an illness. If one person has the germs, your Sim is likely to leave with more than an apple!

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Pumpkin Patch

The Fall Festival is known for its beautiful Pumpkin Patch. Pumpkins are one of the most popular harvestables during fall, so make sure you take a few home with you. From pumpkin carving, to pumpkin pie, there are plenty of ways to enjoy this fruit.
 

:!: Pumpkins and their uses are further explained in the New Collectibles & Recipes section of the guide.

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Pie Eating Contest

Make sure to come hungry! The Pie eating contest is available only at the Fall Festival, so make sure you’re prepared to smear your face! There are many factors that determine who will end up being crowned the winner, and a few ways for Sims to gain an advantage.
 

Training - Eating pie slices for a few days leading up to a contest is considered training, giving your Sims the upper hand.
 
Food Favorite – If pie is a Sim’s favorite meal, they have an advantage over other Sims.
 
Empty Stomach – Come prepared to eat with a bottomless stomach. This allows Sims to stuff their faces faster.

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As fun as stuffing your face may be, there is a chance that contestants will end up with the nauseous moodlet, and some leftover pie on their face. Get home quick to shower that pie off your face! It will definitely mess with your hygiene!
 

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Haunted House

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During this time of the year, Sims may feel the need to test their bravery against the horrors of the unknown. This urge pulls them to the Scary Shack, said to be the home to many spooky and creepy beings. Enter if you’re brave enough, but beware! You may come out looking like a whole new you..literally!
 
Sims will enter the haunted house only to exit as brave humans, or scared and shaky cowards! There are 6 moodlets a Sim could end up with upon exiting, and one of them temporarily transforms a Sim into a ghost. Others will make Sims throw up, or run out screaming!
 

 
♦ Cursed by the Witch
 
♦ Sucked into the 4th Dimension
 
♦ Touched by a Ghost
 
♦ Haunted
 
♦ Brushed with Zombie Fingers
 
♦ Attacked by the Mummy

 

This Sim ended up with the Cursed by The Witch moodlet!

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Face Painting Booth

No festival is complete without a face painting booth. Sims of all ages can head into the face painting booth and choose from a variety of face paints. Face painting costs 50 simoleons, but if your Sim carries the “Festival Frequenter” lifetime reward, they get a 50% discount.
 

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These face paints are available in the makeup section of CAS, however, the face painting booth makes available those that are seasonally acceptable for the festival. The “Pumpkin” and “Turkey” designs are fall exclusive face paints.
 

:!: There is a 15% chance that Sims will end up with a botched face paint!

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Greeting Cards

Before you leave the festival grounds, make sure to capture the moment! Each seasonal festival comes with a seasonally themed Photo Booth, that allow families and friends (up to 8 Sims) to take home a memory of their time spent at the festival.
 
Greeting Cards will automatically be placed in a Sim’s inventory. When two or more people participate in a greeting card photo, all Sims will have their own copy. You can place these photos on the counter or wall, and additionally, you can share these cards with your friends list on TheSims3.com.
 

:!: Photo Booths & Greeting Cards are further detailed in the Game Options section of the guide

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Festival Tickets & Redemption

As Sims participate in activities during a seasonal festival, they receive Festival Tickets that can be redeemed for exclusive festival only objects. While some of the items can be found in buy mode, getting them for free is even better!
 
Any activities your Sims partake in will give them anywhere from 5 to 10 festival tickets. If your Sims carry the “Festival Frequenter” Lifetime Reward, they will get double the tickets. Tickets can be found in a Sim’s inventory.
 

Tickets

 
Tickets can be collected year round, and redeemed during any season, at any festival. Each festival has seasonally festive kiosks where Sims can purchase unique foods for simoleons and objects with festival tickets. The Fall Fare Concession Stand, is the kiosk available during the fall festival.
 

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Foods for Purchase

♦ Cinnamon Donut

♦ Coffee

♦ French Fries

♦ Fruit Punch

♦ Fudge Popsicle – (Requires the Pets Expansion)

♦ Hamburger

♦ Hot Chocolate

♦ Hot Cider

♦ Hot Dogs

♦ Hot Wings – (Requires the Late Night Expansion)

♦ Ice Cream Cone

♦ Nachos – (Requires the Late Night Expansion)

♦ Onion Rings – (Requires the Late Night Expansion)

♦ Pie

♦ Soda

♦ Sweet Potato Fries

♦ Tofu Dog
 
 

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Festival Ticket Redemption (Objects)


 
♦ Sun’s Bane Parasol

♦ Rain Disruptor (Waterproof)

♦ Horseshoe Court

♦ Scarecrow

♦ Apple Bobbing Tank

♦ Snow Cone Machine Cart

♦ Soccer Goal

♦ Face Painting Booth

♦ Golden Glow Tanning Booth

♦ Pie Eating Competition Trough – (Kiosk Exclusive)

♦ The Scary Shack – (Kiosk Exclusive)

♦ Cracklin Nackerbell
 

 
 
 


 


Winter


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The most apparent change when winter arrives, is how different the world around you appears. Deciduous trees in the world are bare and dormant, icicles will form on the gutters of your home, windows fog up all around, and a beautiful white snowfall will begin to cover the town. If there is one seasonal change you are sure to notice, this is it!
 
Winter brings with it some very dangerous temperature drops and weather systems. A Sim’s internal temperature is very much affected during winter, so the brand new outerwear category is very beneficial. Make sure Sims are always bundled up and ready to tackle the cold weather. Blizzards and dense fog will roll through town at times, and some are even heavy enough to cancel a school day.
 
Not only does the temperature drop affect Sims, but also the waters & harvestables in town. During the winter all harvestables in your beautiful garden will become dormant, and smaller bodies of water will freeze over. Winter has its drawbacks, but the benefits shine through.
 
Snowfall is most likely the only weather system that will roll through town in the winter, but thankfully a few sunny days will smile upon the town. As mentioned during the introduction, all weather conditions can be created in any season, however some seasons are more favorable for certain weather systems.
 
 
Brrrrrr! Winter has brought your town the chills!

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Daylight decreases significantly during winter, so make the most of the little sunlight you have. On a typical Winter evening, the sun will set around 4 or 5pm. Building Snowmen, Ice Skating and making Snow Angels, are just a few of the activities Sims can enjoy.
 
 
 

Winter Activities

There are a variety of activities for Sims to partake in and enjoy. While almost all activities are available throughout any season, some are more suitable for the winter season. Some of the exclusive activities available for Sims during winter include making snow angels, building snowmen, and “woohoo-ing” in igloos. Note that when the snow melts and the temperatures rise, anything you build with snow will melt away!
 
Once enough snow has accumulated on the ground, Sims can use their arms and legs to create their own Snow Angels! Click anywhere on the ground and let those Sims have some fun. After they have created their unique piece of art, Sims can destroy theirs, or someone else’s, snow angels.
 

:!: Sims who carry the “Daredevil” trait will change into their swimsuit to create a snow angel. Just be sure they don’t freeze!
 
:!: Sims who carry the “Insane” or “Absent-Minded” traits will fall onto the ground face first. Ouch!
 
:!: Sims who destroy another Sims snow angel will take a relationship hit, and may even make a child cry.

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Once you’re done destroying those snow angels, dig deep into the snow and create your own Jack Frost. Another fun booster for Sims is building their very own Snowmen. There are a total of Six snowmen to be learned, and some can be discovered faster by Sims with certain traits.
 
There are two options when clicking the snow covered ground. Create “Classic” snowman, or “Random”. Classic snowmen can be created by all Sims, and using the random option boost their chances of discovering and creating a new type of snowmen. Just like snow angels, snowmen can also be destroyed.
 

 
:!: When two Sims work together to build a snowman, their experience will rub off on one another. This means that there is a chance your Sim could learn a new snowman type without the required traits.
 
 
Classic Snowman – This snowman type can be created by all Sims.
 
 
Alien Snowman – Alien Sims and Sims with partial Alien DNA can automatically create these Snowmen. Additionally, Sims who carry the Insane or Computer Whiz traits, have a better chance of discovering this snowman type.
 
 
Tragic Clown Snowman – Sims who are in a bad mood, carry the Grumpy or Hate the Outdoors traits, have a better chance of discovering this snowman type.
 
 

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Hockey – Sims who carry the Athletic or Love the Outdoors traits, have a better chance of discovering this snowman type. Additionally, being on a lot with ice skating rink can also increase the chances of creation.
 
 
Grim Reaper – Elder Sims, Sims who work at the mausoleum, or Sims carry the Unlucky or Evil traits, have a better chance of discovering this snowman type.
 
 
Evil – Sims who carry the Daredevil, Mean Spirited, Pyromaniac (hidden skill), or Evil traits, have a better chance of discovering this snowman type.
 
 
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Building with snow as the main ingredient is about to get a whole lot cooler! Building Igloos is yet another fun way to make use of the snow. Igloos can be built by one Sim alone, or with the help of another. Sims who work together to build an igloo can raise their relationship level, and then spend some time inside the igloo relaxing, snoozing, or chatting.
 

:!: BONUS: Igloos can also be used as a “Woohoo” spot! Grab your partner and take your relationship to the “next degree”!

 

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When your handiness (and romantic) side takes break, grab some friends and prepare for snow in face! Another great way to enjoy the outdoors during winter, is to partake in a snow ball fight. Click the ground anywhere in town, prepare your arsenal of snowballs, and challenge up to 3 Sims! The more you practice, the better your chances of winning!
 

:!: Snow Ball fights help Sims advance in the “Snowball” & “Water Balloon” tossing hidden skills. As Sims continue to use their tossing arm, their aim will become more accurate.

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As temperatures drop in the winter, ponds, lakes, and other small bodies of water will freeze over. When this happens, a thick layer of ice will cover the very same waters you swim and fish in. This may not be great for the angler in your family, but a skater’s paradise awaits for the others.
 

:!: Roller & Ice Skating Rinks, skating in general, and the hidden Skating Skill, are detailed in the Interactive Objects section of the guide.

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Enjoying the outdoors during the winter is a real treat, but there are precautions to take when doing so. When Sims are outside in the cold for long periods of time without proper attire, (especially during wind chills), there’s a good chance they will begin to freeze. When exposed to the brutal cold, Sims can end up shivering, shaking, and even freezing solid. Trying to impress others with your Daredevil ways might sound fun at first, but prolonged exposure to the cold can do you harm.
 
Sims who are outdoors without the proper attire, will receive the “Getting Chilly” moodlet at first, and eventually end up with the “Frost Bitten” moodlet. If they do not seek immediate shelter, frostbite will turn into a frozen solid state. Luckily, nearby Sims will pull out a hairdryer and thaw you out.
 

:!: Sims who do not warm up during the winter cold may end up with more than just a temporary freeze. Sims who do not heed warning to warm up, will end up freezing to death. Its a very cruel way to die!

 

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Winter Holiday: Snowflake Day

Each season has a designated day, specifically in place to celebrate the season. These special holidays are celebrated a few days before the season is set to end. On this special day, Children and Adults are not required to attend school or work. Grades are not affected, and adults will still receive their daily pay.
 
In the days leading up to Snowflake Day, you can plan for a fun day at the winter festival, throw a gift giving party at home, or just go with the flow when Snowflake Day arrives. Winter is probably going to be your favorite season, so make sure you make the most of it!
 

:!: If you have The Sims 3 Late Night Expansion installed, Sims may receive party invitations on this special day.
 
:!: Sims who are employed when Snowflake Day arrives may get a “Holiday Bonus”! Bonuses depend highly on the economy, so you may or may not receive one every year.

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Winter Festival

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The Winter Festival has arrived and it’s the most wonderful time of the year. The Hot Chocolate is flowin’, and the fire logs are glowin’ and everyone’s spreading the cheer. Whether you skate or you shred, don’t fall on your head!
 
Festivals will spawn exactly one day after a season has begun, and operate from 8am to 9pm. Seasonal festivals bring many new activities for your Sims, and offer exclusive objects and food items that are not found in any other season. Seasonal festivals remain in town until the end of every season.
 
 
 

Winter Festival Activities

So many fun objects, so little time! Can you pack a whole festival into one day? Maybe, but take your time enjoying all the activities a festival has to offer.
 
The Winter Festival comes complete with a snowboard half-pipe, ice skating rink and more. These objects are what make this seasonal festival more complete.
 
 
 


Snowboard Half-Pipe

This is the place where Sims come to experience the thrill of extreme winter sports. Snap those boots into those bindings, peer over the lip of the pipe, and plan your next move. If you hit it just right, you will feel like you’re floating through the sky. Before you breathe in the high altitude air, remember that every boarder has to face kiss some snow first.
 
The half-pipe can be used by Sims of all ages, and allows Sims to gain skill levels in the Hidden Snowboarding Skill. As a Sim advances in their Snowboarding Skill, they will perform more tricks and some pretty sweet moves.
 

:!: Half-pipes, snowboarding, and the hidden Snowboarding Skill, are further detailed in the Interactive Objects section of the guide.

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Ice Skating Rink

Throw on a pair of skates and head into the rink! The Winter Festival has a large ice skating rink for Sims to use during their stay. As they practice their skating moves, Sims begin to increase their Hidden Skating Skill. The more they skate, the better they get at it. If your Sims is already a master at skating, make sure they show off their skills!
 

:!:Roller & Ice Skating Rinks, skating in general, and the hidden Skating Skill, are detailed in the Interactive Objects section of the guide.

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Snowball Arena

The Family Fun Water Arena has a special place at the winter festival that let’s Sims take family fun time to the next level. Prepare your arsenal of snowballs, and aim away! Snowball fights also help Sims increase their Snowball Tossing Hidden Skill, and the winner gets a stack of festival tickets!
 

:!: The family fun arena and snowball tossing skill are further explained in the Interactive Objects section of the guide.

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Face Painting Booth

No festival is complete without a face painting booth. Sims of all ages can head into the face painting booth and choose from a variety of face paints. Face painting costs 50 simoleons, but if your Sim carries the “Festival Frequenter” lifetime reward, they get a 50% discount.
 

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These face paints are available in the makeup section of CAS, however, the face painting booth makes available those that are seasonally acceptable for the festival. The “Snowflakes” and “Freezer Bunny” designs are winter exclusive face paints.
 

:!: There is a 15% chance that Sims will end up with a botched face paint!

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Greeting Cards

Before you leave the festival grounds, make sure to capture the moment! Each seasonal festival comes with a seasonally themed Photo Booth, that allow families and friends (up to 8 Sims) to take home a memory of their time spent at the festival.
 
Greeting Cards will automatically be placed in a Sim’s inventory. When two or more people participate in a greeting card photo, all Sims will have their own copy. You can place these photos on the counter or wall, and additionally, you can share these cards with your friends list on TheSims3.com.
 

:!: Photo Booths & Greeting Cards are further detailed in the Game Options section of the guide

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Festival Tickets & Redemption

As Sims participate in activities during a seasonal festival, they receive Festival Tickets that can be redeemed for exclusive festival only objects. While some of the items can be found in buy mode, getting them for free is even better!
 
Any activities your Sims partake in will give them anywhere from 5 to 10 festival tickets. If your Sims carry the “Festival Frequenter” Lifetime Reward, they will get double the tickets. Tickets can be found in a Sim’s inventory.
 

Tickets

 
Tickets can be collected year round, and redeemed during any season, at any festival. Each festival has seasonally festive kiosks where Sims can purchase unique foods for simoleons and objects with festival tickets. The Winter Vittles Concession Stand, is the kiosk available during the winter festival.
 

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Foods for Purchase

♦ Clam Chowder – (Requires The Late Night Expansion)

♦ Coffee

♦ Eggnog

♦ French Fries

♦ Fruit Punch

♦ Gingerbread Cookie

♦ Hamburger

♦ Hot Chocolate

♦ Hot Cider

♦ Hot Dogs

♦ Hot Wings – (Requires The Late Night Expansion)

♦ Nachos – (Requires The Late Night Expansion)

♦ Onion Rings – (Requires The Late Night Expansion)

♦ Pie

♦ Soda

♦ Tofu Dog
 
 

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Festival Ticket Redemption (Objects)


 
♦ Mistletoe

♦ Snowy the Snow Bear

♦ Small Ice Skating Rink

♦ Face Painting Booth – (Kiosk Exclusive)

♦ Family Fun Water Arena

♦ Snowboard Half-Pipe

♦ Large Ice Skating Rink

♦ s-GNOME-man Bittertotter
 

 
 
 


 


Spring


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The snow is slowing melting, trees have begun sprouting their leaves, and there is lots of rain falling. Your Sims have officially made it to Spring! Springtime is a very lovely season, and it does bring the town a refreshing colorful thaw. Yes, that means those awesome snowmen and igloos will be no more.
 
Springtime is not necessarily a warm season, but it is definitely a wet one. Purchasing an umbrella for your Sims is a must during spring, or the rain will give them a continuous “soaked” moodlet. The rainfall also helps put out fires around town, and automatically waters your growing garden. Temperatures during spring are typically warmer during the day, and cooler at night.
 
Rain will leave many puddles around town, and they are extremely fun to play in. Even though the majority of Spring weather is cloudy and wet, doesn’t mean snow and hail won’t make its way to town. As mentioned during the introduction, all weather conditions can be created in any season, however some seasons are more favorable for certain weather systems.
 
 
Go outside and enjoy the refreshing rainfall!

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Daylight begins to increase during spring, which gives you a little more time to enjoy all the outdoor activities. On a typical spring evening, the sun will set around 6 or 7pm. Splashing in puddles and picking wildflowers are just a few of the activities Sims can enjoy.
 
 
 

Spring Activities

Springtime does not include any season exclusive activities, but there are plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors. Sims who love nature, will especially love to be outside and take in the view. Springtime creates a colorful scene in your town and also allows for more collectibles to spawn.
 

:!: If you have the Sims 3 Pets Expansion installed, you will notice that there are significantly more rodents and animals outside during Spring.

 
 


Wildflowers

Springtime speeds up the sprouting of 8 different types of Wildflowers. While wildflowers can be found during any season, they are less likely to spawn when there is residual snow on the ground, and most likely to spawn during the constant Springtime rain. Sims can view and collect any of 8 wildflower types.
 

 
:!: Collected wildflowers turn into vases within a Sim’s inventory. They can be gifted to other Sims or displayed in their home.
 
:!: Wildflowers are valued anywhere from §5 to §600 simoleons.

 

 

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Picking wildflowers is a great way to pass time, but it can also take a toll on the collector’s health. During springtime, wildflowers are known to bring on allergic reactions to most Sims. Those who carry the “Loves The Outdoors” trait, are less likely to end up with the “Allergy Haze” moodlet.
 
Sims who do end up with allergies have to deal with 2 days of a runny nose and sneezing. It is best to stay indoors during this time in order to avoid a continual allergy haze, but if your Sim has §200 simoleons, they can go to the hospital and receive an Allergy Shot. The allergy shot will remove any lingering allergies, and prevents Sims from ending up with allergies for the remainder of the season. Allergy Shots are only available during Spring. Alternatively, you can purchase the “Simmunity” lifetime reward which prevents Sims from ever getting allergies.
 
 

Sims can breathe easy with an allergy shot!

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Spring Holiday: Love Day

Each season has a designated day, specifically in place to celebrate the season. These special holidays are celebrated a few days before the season is set to end. On this special day, Children and Adults are not required to attend school or work. Grades are not affected, and adults will still receive their daily pay.
 
In the days leading up to Love Day, you can plan for a fun day at the spring festival, write a few love letters, or just go with the flow when Love Day arrives. Spring is a great time to flirt and sprout romance, so make sure you make the most of it!
 

:!: If you have The Sims 3 Late Night Expansion installed, Sims may receive party invitations on this special day.

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Spring Festival

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The Spring Festival has arrived in town! Flowers aren’t the only thing blossoming. Love is in the air! Take a turn at the kissing booth, or muster the courage to man it yourself for tips. Tear it up on the dance floor, or tune out the world around you for an intimate slow dance with that special someone.
 
Festivals will spawn exactly one day after a season has begun, and operate from 8am to 9pm. Seasonal festivals bring many new activities for your Sims, and offer exclusive objects and food items that are not found in any other season. Seasonal festivals remain in town until the end of every season.
 
 
 

Spring Festival Activities

So many fun objects, so little time! Can you pack a whole festival into one day? Maybe, but take your time enjoying all the activities a festival has to offer.
 
The Spring Festival comes complete with a rollerskating rink, kissing booth, dance floor and more. Most of these objects can be purchased for use on your own home lot, but these objects are what make this seasonal festival more complete.
 
 
 


Roller Skating Rink

Throw on a pair of skates and head into the arena! The Summer Festival has a large rollerskating rink for Sims to use during their stay. As they practice their skating moves, Sims begin to increase their Hidden Skating Skill. The more they skate, the better they get at it. If your Sims is already a master at skating, make sure they show off their skills!
 

:!: The rollerskating rink and skating skill are further explained in the Interactive Objects section of the guide.

 

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Horseshoe Court

Horseshoes is an outdoor game played between two Sims – or two teams of two Sims – using four horseshoes to toss and fling. Players take alternate turns tossing horseshoes at stakes in the ground, in hopes of getting a “ringer”.
 
As Sims play this game, they also raise their Hidden Horseshoes Skill. There are a total of ten levels, with each level improving a Sims chances of winning. Once a round of horseshoes is concluded, the team/player with the most points wins.
 

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Kissing Booth

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Looking to snag a kiss and test those lip muscles? Then step right up to the Kissing Booth! The kissing booth can be used by both NPC & controllable Sims. NPC’s will always attend to an empty kissing booth, but controllable Sims can take over at any time.
 
There are two kissing booths available: one for a female attendant, and one for a male attendant. The kissing booth is not gender specific, so any Sim can snatch a kiss from either booth. Each kiss costs 5 simoleons, and if your Sim is a great kissing booth attendant, they may even get a tip! Once a Sim completes a shift at the kissing booth, they will be notified of how many simoleons they earned. Do you have what it takes to make a few bucks kissing?
 

:!: All Sims who receive a kiss from a kissing booth attendant will always receive the “Kissed at the Kissing Booth” moodlet. This gives a Sim an LTR boost, and lasts for 8 hours.
 
:!: Kisses given and received from a kissing booth DO NOT count as a “First Kiss.
 
:!: If a Sim is in a relationship, kisses from a kissing booth will not cause any jealousy.

 

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The kissing style of Sims varies depending on their traits. The average kiss is just that. Average. Sims who carry the Hopeless Romantic, Flirty or Great Kisser traits, are more likely to end up in a steamy make out with the attendant. While Sims who carry the Slob trait will slobber all over the attendant, leaving them in a foul mood. No one wants saliva on their face!
 
 

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Love Tester

Step right up to the Love Tester, deposit 5 simoleons, and let “Love Inspector” tell you if you’re hot…or not. The love tester is an easy and very accurate way to find out if your are compatible and capable of finding love.
 

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When you use the love machine, it will let you know how you rate. Are you a cold fish, or an uncontrollable hottie? Notification boxes will pop up on the upper right screen, giving you one of the following results with text:
 
 
Example result and text

love

 

 
♦ Cold Fish
 
♦ Clammy
 
♦ Harmless
 
♦ Mild
 
♦ Naughty but Nice
 
♦ Wild
 
♦ Burning
 
♦ Passionate
 
♦ Hot Stuff
 
♦ Uncontrollable

 

 
Your Sim’s body temperature and traits also play a big role in determining a result. If a Sim has romantic traits like Great Kisser or Flirty, chances are they will receive a “hotter” result. If a Sim’s internal temperature drops while outside, chances are they will receive a “colder” result.
 
Using the love tester will give your Sims their own private readings, but if you want to test your compatibility with someone in particular, make sure to bring them with you. Step and and use the love tester with household members or friends that are also on the festivals grounds.
 
This compatibility result between two Sims determines whether or not they should pursue a relationship with that certain someone, or never see them again!
 

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Results from the love tester will vary with each couple tested, but if they score a high number, both Sims will receive the “Hot Loins” moodlet. If the couple tested receives a lower score, they will both receive the “Frozen Loins” moodlet.
 
While you cannot always predict what the outcome between two Sims will be, there are a few combinations of Sims that work well - and not so well - together. Traits, Lifetime Wishes & lifestate, all play a role in the final result.
 
 

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Egg Hunt

Do you see that colorful, shiny egg on the ground? Go grab it! Every day, new eggs are scattered throughout the festival grounds, and Sims of all ages can enjoy finding and picking up these prize filled eggs. Finding these colorful eggs can net your Sims some valuable festival tickets, or even some awesome surprises like the fancy festival egg!
 
When you find an egg, click on it to pick up the selected egg, or opt into the egg hunt. Sims will autonomously cover the entire festivals grounds searching for eggs during an egg hunt. Make sure to get there bright and early because festival eggs are limited.
 

:!: Festival Eggs can be kept in a Sim’s inventory, or displayed on a table/shelf in your home.

 

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Spring Dance Floor

The Spring Dance floor is a great place to practice your moves and become a master at footwork. Large enough for single dancers or couples, make sure you make use of it. Every hour in which a Sim dances at the spring festival, on the spring dance floor, is counted by the game.
 
On the last day of the spring festival, the game will automatically select one female and one male Sim to be crowned Queen/King of the Spring Dance. Sims who have danced the most during the spring festival, will be crowned. The prize is a beautiful plaque to display on your wall, and 200+ festival tickets.
 
Dancing is a skill that has always been in the game, and Seasons adds a new, and more intimate dance. Slow Dancing. The faster your Sims level up in the Hidden Dancing Skill, the better they get. You may step on a few toes at first, but eventually your Sim will iron out the kinks.
 

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Face Painting Booth

No festival is complete without a face painting booth. Sims of all ages can head into the face painting booth and choose from a variety of face paints. Face painting costs 50 simoleons, but if your Sim carries the “Festival Frequenter” lifetime reward, they get a 50% discount.
 

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These face paints are available in the makeup section of CAS, however, the face painting booth makes available those that are seasonally acceptable for the festival. The “Hearts” and “Bunny” designs are spring exclusive face paints.
 

:!: There is a 15% chance that Sims will end up with a botched face paint!

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Greeting Cards

Before you leave the festival grounds, make sure to capture the moment! Each seasonal festival comes with a seasonally themed Photo Booth, that allow families and friends (up to 8 Sims) to take home a memory of their time spent at the festival.
 
Greeting Cards will automatically be placed in a Sim’s inventory. When two or more people participate in a greeting card photo, all Sims will have their own copy. You can place these photos on the counter or wall, and additionally, you can share these cards with your friends list on TheSims3.com.
 

:!: Photo Booths & Greeting Cards are further detailed in the Game Options section of the guide

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Festival Tickets & Redemption

As Sims participate in activities during a seasonal festival, they receive Festival Tickets that can be redeemed for exclusive festival only objects. While some of the items can be found in buy mode, getting them for free is even better!
 
Any activities your Sims partake in will give them anywhere from 5 to 10 festival tickets. If your Sims carry the “Festival Frequenter” Lifetime Reward, they will get double the tickets. Tickets can be found in a Sim’s inventory.
 

Tickets

 
Tickets can be collected year round, and redeemed during any season, at any festival. Each festival has seasonally festive kiosks where Sims can purchase unique foods for simoleons and objects with festival tickets. The Spring Spread Concession Stand, is the kiosk available during the spring festival.
 

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Foods for Purchase

♦ Coffee

♦ Freezer Bunny Popsicle – (Requires the Pets Expansion)

♦ French Fries

♦ Fruit Punch

♦ Garlic Fries

♦ Grasshopper Pie

♦ Hamburger

♦ Hot Dogs

♦ Hot Wings – (Requires the Late Night Expansion)

♦ Ice Cream Cone

♦ Lemonade

♦ Marshmallow Bunny

♦ Nachos – (Requires the Late Night Expansion)

♦ Onion Rings – (Requires the Late Night Expansion)

♦ Soda

♦ Tofu Dog
 
 

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Festival Ticket Redemption (Objects)


 
♦ Inflato Aqualounge

♦ Rain Disruptor (Waterproof)

♦ Horseshoe Court

♦ Busy Bee Bouncing Bobble

♦ Soccer Goal

♦ Love Inspector – (Kiosk Exclusive)

♦ Face Painting Booth – (Kiosk Exclusive)

♦ Bucktooth Butternut
 

 
 
 


 
 

Festival Grounds

 

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No Season is complete without their very own Seasonal Festival. Approximately one day after seasons have changed, the season specific festival spawns in your town. Each festival brings new activities, food, fun, and decor. The four seasonal festivals are explained with further detail in their Seasonal section.
 
With the addition of festivals to the game, Seasons also adds brand new “Festival Grounds” to the neighborhood lot bin. There are a total of 12 new festival lots, one for each of the worlds released in The Sims 3 Store, and in Sims 3 Expansions thus far.
 
Festival lots created for other worlds are still fully functional whether you own the world or not. Some festival lots have been created specifically for certain worlds, but if you place a festival lot without owning that world, world/expansion specific objects will be deleted. The festival lot, however, will still remain fully functional.

:!: Specific lots in every world will automatically be replaced with the “Festival Grounds”.
 
:!: Any lot being replaced with a festival lot, will have the original version of the lot also available in the edit town lot bin.

 
 

Below is a list of lots that will be replaced in every world. 

  • Sunset Valley = Central Park
  • Twinbrook = Town Center
  • Bridgeport = Bridgeport Acres
  • Appaloosa Plains = The Lexington (home)
  • Starlight Shores = Verde Park
  • Moonlight Falls = Eerie Park
  • Riverview = “All the Rave” Warehouse
  • Barnacle Bay = Crowe’s Nest Campgrounds
  • Hidden Springs = Beryl Lane Picnic Spot
  • Lunar Lakes = Memories of Riverview
  • Lucky Palms = Civic Center
  • Sunlit Tides = Starfish Sands Playground

 
Along with these new Festival Grounds, is a brand new community lot type. When creating your own festival lot with the Seasonal Lot Marker, be sure to choose the “Festival Grounds” community type. This will ensure that your festivals welcome all townies.
 
 

Festival Grounds

 
 
 


 
 
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Aliens

 

Alien (Female)

 
 

Aliens are the Extraterrestrial Life that come from an unknown Sims world. They maintain basic needs just like humans, however, their energy motive is swapped with Brain Power. Aliens exist in both male and female form, complete with their own amazing powers, distinct looks, and unique DNA. When you find an Alien, you’ll know!

 
Finding and befriending an Alien is not the easiest, but there are ways to increase your chances of meeting or being abducted by one. Aliens appear in the night between the hours of 12am and 4am, while brightening the sky with sparkling anomalies. If you are about to be abducted, look out for a special action in your Sim’s queue.
 
 

An Alien is landing on earth!

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How to invite an Alien to your town

 
 
♦ Smashing Pumpkins (Very Rare Chance)
 
♦ Waiting for a visit from an Alien (Rare Chance)
 
♦ Heading out into the neighborhood on the lookout between 12 and 4 am (Medium Chance)
 
♦ Collecting Space Rocks and placing them outside your home (Medium/Good Chance)
 
♦ Searching the Galaxy with the telescope (Good/High Chance)
 
♦ Collect space rocks & search the galaxy through the telescope in one night (Very High Chance)

 
 
Aliens love collecting space rocks, so having them around your home definitely increases your chance of a visit. When they do visit, they will simply come onto your home lot, observe, and take the space rocks. You can immediately introduce yourself and befriend them. The Alien will then appear in your friendship panel for you to call and invite over at any time. Once you have made contact, they then become part of your town.
 
Once you have grown a good relationship with an Alien, you can then invite them to be part of your household. These NPC turned family Aliens are automatically skilled with a Level 10 Logic, and a Level 7 Handiness. These skills come in handy!
 
 
 
 
 

Alien Abductions

 

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Using the telescope and collecting rocks in the wee hours of the night, increases your chance of an Alien Abduction. When an Alien comes to abduct your Sim, there is no escape! Sims will leave the home lot for about two game hours, and come back feeling a bit…out of it.
 
Sims can come home with all sorts of fun scientific stuff (space rocks, gems etc), but Male Sims may come home with a little something more! Male Sims have a 75% chance of being impregnated when abducted by an Alien.
 
If the Alien Impregnation is successful, a few days later the Male Sim will be given the “Unexplained Weight Gain” moodlet. Weight gain is immediate.
 

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After 48 hours, it will be time for the Male Sim to give birth. At this time, you will be asked if you want to keep the child, or send it to be raised in its homeworld. Should you choose to let it leave, you will not have contact with the child in the future. If you do keep the baby, you will set its traits and name, to then raise it like any other child.
 
 

The Offspring of a Male Pregnancy has 100% Alien DNA

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Alien DNA & Offspring

 

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The DNA of an Alien is different than human and supernatural DNA. Alien DNA can be passed on for generations, and even be interrupted/decreased when human/alien offspring are born.
 
Naturally, when a pure Alien tries for a baby with another pure Alien, the offspring will always have 100% Alien DNA. However, once you begin having children with humans or other supernaturals, the Alien DNA is altered. Once the Alien DNA has been decreased significantly throughout the bloodline, the offspring will no longer carry Alien powers.
 
Alien DNA can be better understood as a give or take bloodline. When Aliens and Humans have babies, the offspring has a 50% (+/- 10%) chance of carrying either the Alien or Human DNA as dominant.
 
Eventually, the DNA bloodline of an Alien decreases enough to spare the offspring of any Alien powers. Any DNA percentage lower than 20%, is no longer considered an Alien in the game, and therefore has no powers.
 
 

 
:!: These are DNA samples from a test I personally conducted, so results will vary in different games
 
 
♦ Male Abduction Pregnancy = 100% Alien DNA (Always)
 
 
♦ 100% Alien DNA + 100% Alien DNA = 100% Alien DNA
 
 
♦ 50% Alien DNA + 50% Alien DNA = 51.8% (+/- 10%) Alien DNA
 
 
♦ 100% Alien DNA + Human = 53.4% (+/- 10%) Alien DNA
 
 
♦ 53.4% Alien DNA + Human = 23.45% (+/- 10%) Alien DNA
 
 
♦ 23.45% Alien DNA + Human = 17.8% (+/- 10%) Alien DNA (No Powers)
 

 
 
 
 
 

Alien Powers

 

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All Aliens have special powers that allow them to do what no other human or supernatural can. Children who are born with enough Alien DNA to have powers, will be able to use their powers when they turn into teenagers.
 
 

Scan Sims

 
Similar to the Vampires in Late Night and Supernatural, Aliens have the ability to scan Sims from afar to learn a little bit more about them. Knowing a Sim’s traits before speaking to them is very beneficial.
 

Alien Scan

 
 

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Probe Sims

 
Time to have a little fun with the Humanoids! The probe interaction isn’t as bad as it may look. In fact, it is a friendly interaction that is sour at first, and immediately turns sweet. The device that an alien uses to probe a Sim looks very painful, but the little rubber duck that is buried away comes out to tickle and play!
 

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Bio Drain and Bio Boost Sims

 
The Bio Drain and Boost can be beneficial to both a Sim and the Alien. This interactions deals directly with the bladder, energy, fun, social, hunger & hygiene motives.
 
When an Alien’s motives are decaying and there isn’t enough time to replenish, Bio Draining a Sim will transfer the motive powers of that Sim to the Alien for one hour.
 
Likewise, when an Alien has a little extra motive power to give away, the Alien can Bio Boost a Sim and transfer their motive powers to a Sim.
 

:!: This action can be used on Pets if you have The Sims 3 Pets Expansion installed.


 

Bio Drain/Bio Boost

 
 

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Re-combobulate Broken Device

 
Aliens are natural born handy-liens, but their brain power gives them an extra benefit. Use the “Re-combobulate Broken Device” on any broken object, and it will be fixed in seconds!
 

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Mind Control

 
When you are too busy to deal with broken radio’s and dirty dishes, this is the interaction you want to save brain power for! Invite a guest to your home and use the “Mind Control” option to transform them into a 2 hour servant. Sims who fall under this spell will go around your home cleaning and fixing everything!
 

:!: Sims with a high logic skill or the Genius Trait can make this interaction fail.
 
:!: This interaction can only be performed on Sims who are not part of your household.

 

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Transmute Object

 
If you have the Sims 3 Supernatural Expansion installed, the Philosopher’s Stone power is enabled for Alien use in a slightly different form. Instead of transmuting objects into gold, this interactions allows Aliens to transmute metals and gems into more valuable items.
 

Transmute

 
 

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Summon Meteor

 
If you have the Sims 3 Ambitions Expansion installed, Aliens can summon meteors. Click the ground anywhere in your world, and summon meteors until it burns!
 

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Sell Alien Secrets & Steal Space Rocks

 
If your Alien is running low on simoleons, he/she can head over to the Military base and “Sell Alien Secrets”. Aliens receive up to 2000 Simoleons for dishing out info!
 

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Aliens love to observe and collect Space Rocks, so no matter what, they will find a way to steal the best of the best! Head over to the Science Facility between 8pm and 6am to snag up the goods! Be careful though, the cops are watching!
 
 

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Restoring Brain Power

 

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Alien interactions come with a cost. Brain Power. Unlike humans, sleeping and napping does not help an Alien restore its brain power. Aliens have their own ways of restoring their power to get them back on their feet.
 
 
 

Consume Space Rock

 
If you’re traveling around town using too much brain power, it would be a good idea to keep a space rock in your Alien’s inventory. If they need a quick boost in brain power, the space rock will do the trick. The larger the space rock, the more brain power it has to offer.
 
 

Consume Space Rock

 
 

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Restore Brain Power Interaction

 
If you don’t have a spare space rock on hand, use the “Restore Brain Power” interaction on your alien. The Alien will find a nearby surface to sit/lay on while it restores brain power from the cosmos.
 
 

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Galaxa Space Car (UFO)

 

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No Alien is complete without their own form of transportation. One of the perks of a pure Alien joining your household is that they bring this awesome new vehicle with them! The Galaxa Space Car cannot be purchased in buy mode, but if you’re willing to cheat, you can find it in buydebug.
 
This futuristic vehicle can be used by any Sims (Teen through Elder), and has exclusive uses and upgrade powers. Hover over the town when you head out to the grocery store, and abduct a few Sims on the way back!
 
 
 

Create a Storm

 
The Galaxa Space Car can fiddle with nature and change the weather. When selecting this interaction, your Sim will hop in, shoot to the skies, come back to earth and create a storm.
 
The Season that is currently taking place in your town does have a direct influence on what storms the galaxa will create, but there are chances of rare storms in any season.
 

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Abduct Sims

 
Selecting the “Abduct Sim” interaction allows you to abduct any one of your friends in town. You will be prompted to select a Sim, and then away you go! When you successfully abduct the Sim, they get a free ride to your home.
 

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Space Travel

 
Space travel is nothing more than a “Text” Adventure. When high up in the sky, you will receive notifications letting you know what’s going on. After each travel, Sims come back with space rocks, gems, food or small decor items. There are three destinations for you to travel to: The Moon, Planet Sixam and The Great Asteroid Belt.
 

:!: You must have a level 7 handiness skill to upgrade the Galaxa for space travel

 

Sample Adventure Text

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Invade Community Location

 
Choose the “Invade Community Lot” option, select which lot you want to invade, and the galaxa zooms you right over. When you arrive, Sims begin running around like crazy as they try dodging your laser cannons. Some Sims will get away, but the majority will end up singed and in their undies!
 

:!: You must have a level 7 handiness skill to upgrade the Galaxa for community lot invasion

 


 

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Part Time Job – Alien Test Subject

 
Seasons introduces an Alien exclusive part time job. Aliens can sign up for a Part Time job as an alien test subject at the science facility, and work their way through three promotions.
 

 
1) Associate Probe Tester (§64): Tired of just lying there and taking it at your current job? Consider a career where that IS your job! Sign up to be an Alien Test Subject! The hours and instruments are both flexible, and you can tell your friends that you are aiding in vital research.
 
 
2) Associate Probe Tester (§84/hr + §768 Bonus): Valuable Test Subjects are declared official specimens and are used for the harvesting of truly impressive amounts of data. The “Living” tag is extremely important. Be sure to specify that you are the living kind of specimen before each test.
 
 
3) Organ Farm (§114/hr + §1,008 Bonus):Certain specimens have just the right physical attribtutes to allow the growth of exciting new organs within their person. These little “experiments” are nearly guaranteed not to interfere with the function of existing organs, and may even increase their efficiency!
 
 
 

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Edit Town & Buy Mode Objects

 
The Sims 3 Seasons adds brand new community & residential objects that allow you to decorate and customize your town. Some objects are only found in certain categories, so check out the break down below.
 
 

Edit Town Community Lot Objects

 

Face Painting Booth Fall Fare Concession Stand Holiday Smiles Photo Booth (Fall) Holiday Smiles Photo Booth (Spring) Holiday Smiles Photo Booth (Summer) Holiday Smiles Photo Booth (Winter) Hotdog Eating Contest Arena Love Inspector Moochas Smooches Kissing Booth (Female Attendant) Moochas Smooches Kissing Booth (Male Attendant) Pie Eating Contest Trough Spring Dance Floor Spring Spread Concession Stand Summer Snacks Concession Stand The Scary Shack Winter Vittles Concession Stand

 
 
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Buy/Build Mode Objects

 

Ammonite Shell Lamp Apple Bobbing Tank Arbor bookshelf Autumn's Table for Coffee Boardwalk Bench Boardwalk Picnic Table Boulder Built Patio Table Busy Bee Bouncing Bobble Butterfly Rug Cape Cod Double Bed Celebration of Leaves@ Crab Pot End Table Cushions Galore Deep Forest Trees End Table Enchanted Branch Candlestick Enchanted Branch Lighting Enchanted Branches Dining Table Enchanted Petal Lamp Everflow Light Everpetals Lamp Fair Meadow Curtain Family Fun Water Arena Forest Moon Bar Frosty Waves Gentleman's Barstool Glowing Lily Lamp Golden Glow Tanning Booth Hew Snowboard (Adult) Hew Snowboard (Child) Hive Climber Horseshoe Court Ice Skating Rink (Large) Ice Skatink Rink (Small) Keep Out! Construction Cones Keep Out! Construction Sawhorse Kids Lamp by Bloom! Layer Cake Lighting Leaf Shelter Leafy Shade Lighting Table Happy Flowers Lucky Breeze Coffee Table MAGnificent Pole Maya the Mermaid Metamorphosis Swing Set Mia the Mermaid Mirror of the Meadow Mistletoe Mountain Avalamp Natural Coffee Table Nature's Flair Naturlone End Table Naturlone Trash Can Nautilus Fossil Oar Naments Perfect Fit Dresser Permanent Leaves Placid Stream Coffee Table Placid Stream Dining Table Pod Lamp Posturight Spine Helpers Rain Disruptor (Waterproof) Rippled End Table Roller Skating Rink (Larger) Roller Skating Rink (Small) Rolling Leaf Floor Lamp Rolling Leaf Table Lamp Scarecrow School of Plastic Fish Sea Swell Glass Vase Seasons End Table Shell Planter Sleigh Bells Double Bed Snow Cone Machine Cart Snow Cone Machine Snowboard Half Pipe Snowy the Snow Bear Soccer Goal Solidesk 9000 SolidShelf 9000 Spittin Llamas Model; Spring Bloom Spring Serenity Shower Spring's Table for Coffee Starry Hangers String of Shells Light Summer by the Sea Shelf Summer Meat Master Summertime Fun slide Sun Spot Sun's Bane Parasol Table Yeti Tayporoff Dining Chairs Tayporoff Living Chairs Tayporoff Sofa The Permachair The Permadresser The Permalounger The Permaloveseat Towel Shelf Combo Tower of Teeth Tower Path Lights Unexpected Table Lamp Uniformity Hot Tub Unique Snowflakes Mirror Very Symmetrical Table Vitrine Hutch Widow's Mirror Inflato Aqualounge Classic Arch Window Knobbs Double Door Nature's View Sliding Door Ocean's Memory Rising Globe Window The Commander's Fence The Commander's Gate Very Symmetrical Arch

 
 
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Buydebug Objects

 

Amphib-clopse Plush Doll Brawn Brawn G'nome Bucktooth Butternut Cracklin Nackerbell Dr. F's Climatron Control Unit Evil Mr.Gnome Facemelter Fireworks Fancy Festival Egg Festival Egg Holiday Cannon Jack-o-Lantern Traditional Leaf Pile Pumkin Vine Rainbow Light Rainbow Sparklers Seasonal Coal s-Gnomes-man Bittertotter The Cloud-inator 9000 The Galaxa Space Car Wildflower Spawner

 
 
 
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Interactive Objects

 
The Sims 3 Seasons includes a variety of new interactive objects that advance a Sims’ skills or simply gives them that “fun” motive boost. These objects allow for new gameplay interactions that were not previously available.
 
 
 
 

Snow Cone Maker

 

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Snow Cones are the sweetest of treats! While giving your Sims color related moodlets, the Snow Cone also gives a small boost to a Sims’ hunger motive. There are a variety of flavors to choose from, and a few of them also give your Sim a boost in social interactions! (Hint: Have a Cherry Snow Cone before flirting with that Sim you’ve been eyeing!)
 
 

The following flavors are available with the Snowcone Machine/Cart: 

 ♦ Cherry
 
Lime
 
Lemon
 
Grape
 
Blue Raspberry
 
Rainbow
 

 

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Diving Board

 

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Splish Splash! Diving Boards are a brand new pool object for Sims of all ages to enjoy. Cannonballs, swan dives, and belly flops, are all interactions used to better the Hidden Diving Skill. Sims will start off using the diving board without any diving experience, but with practice, Sims will noticeably get better at it.
 
 
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Inflato Aqualounge

 

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Sometimes Sims are not up for the whole swimming thing. Lucky for them, pool loungers are available to use in the pool or ocean. When using the inflato aqualounge, Sims can relax, read a book, or nap, all while they float freely in the water.
 
 
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Golden Glow Tanning Booth

 

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Make sure your Sims keep their well earned tan year round! Purchase the Golden Glow Tanning Booth, and let Sims (teen-elder) get their “Spray Tan” on! Sims will either come out boasting a beautiful golden glow, or hide their discolored tan. Sorry, the tanning booth fails sometimes!
 

:!: If you have The Sims 3 Generations Expansion installed, teenagers can Booby-Trap the tanning booth, giving their victims and uneven or discolored tan.
 
:!: The Spray Tan option has been added to the Day Spa for §175 simoleons.

 
 
 
Suntanned (Lasts 24 hours) – There’s a delicate balance, but when Sims spray tan or stay in the sun just long enough, they are rewarded with the skin of a bronzed God.
 

Suntanned (Golden Glow)

 
 
 
Over Saturated (Lasts 6 hours) – There’s a “Golden Tan” and there’s the “Turkey left in the oven for days” tan. Your Sim has the latter.
 

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Uneven Tan (Lasts 6 hours) – Hmmm..maybe no one will notice? Perhaps your Sim can convince everyone that this is how tanning is done, and everyone else is doing it wrong….or not.
 

Uneven Tan (Two Tone)

 
 
 
Discolored Tan (Lasts 6 hours) – Your Sims go in thinking that they can use a little color, but never would they imagine coming out with a color of the Rainbow! Sims can emerge with Green, Pink, Purple or Orange Skin. Stripes and Zig Zags are possible. Have fun explaining this one to friends and family!
 

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Family Fun Water Arena

 
Take family fun time to the next level with the Family Fun Water Arena, and give your family a place to play all year round. When it’s hot out, take your spot on the arena floor and prepare your arsenal of water balloons. What should you do when winter rolls in and the ground is covered in snow? You got it! Snowball fight! Start and join matches with up to four Sims.
 

:!: This object helps Sims advance in the “Water Balloon” & “Snowball” hidden skills. As Sims continue to use their tossing arm, their aim will become more accurate.

 
 

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Rain Disruptor/Sun’s Bane Parasol

 

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Purchase an umbrella or parasol to keep your Sims cool during the summer heat, and dry on those rainy days. Sims will automatically pull out their parasol or umbrella when it starts raining, in order to avoid the “soaked” moodlet.
 

:!: If you have The Sims 3 Late Night or Supernatural installed, Vampires can use an umbrella or parasol to protect them from the Sun.

 
Umbrella’s and Parasols can be used frequently, but the more often you use them, the more likely they are to “break”. Eventually you will have used it so much, that pieces of it go missing! Unfortunately you cannot repair an umbrella or parasol, but there are ways to avoid damage.
 

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:!: Sims who have a level 6 in the Handiness skill can make an umbrella or parasol “Unbreakable” from regular wear and tear. This does not protect from Lightning Strikes
 
:!: Sims who have a level 7 in the Handiness skill can upgrade an umbrella or parasol to give it a “Glow”. Once you have upgraded the light rod, you can adjust the color accordingly

 

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Apple Bobbing Tank

 
The Apple Bobbing contest is typically a fall festivity, however you can purchase it in buy mode to use year round. Secure your hands behind your back and stick your face in a giant tank of water. You need five apples to win, so start bobbing!
 

:!: Warning: The Apple Bobbing Tank is the easiest way to contract an illness. If one person has the germs, your Sim is likely to leave with more than an apple!
 
:!: When this activity is used on festival grounds, Sims will receive festival tickets.

 

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Soccer Goal

 

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Soccer is a new outdoor sports activity that allows Sims to level up their Athletic Skill. This fun activity offers solo, duo, and tournament style shootouts. Whichever way you play, the athletic skill will determine who has a better kick. Start practicing!
 
 
 

Practice (Solo) – Sims will kick the soccer ball toward the goal 10 times per session.
 

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Shootout Against… (Duo) – When choosing to shootout against another Sim, your options are limited to Sims that are on the active lot. Both Sims will switch between goalie and shooter once.
 

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Challenge Tournaments – Once your Sim gains one level of the Athletic Skill, they can use the telephone to “Invite Over Next Ranked Soccer Opponent”. The game will automatically choose a Sim who is at or above your athletic level, and allow you to challenge them tournament style.
 

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:!: Soccer Rank and tournament progress is tracked in the Athletic Skill Journal Tab.
 

Soccer Challenges & Rank

 
 

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Roller Skating Rink

 

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Throw on a pair of skates and head into the arena! Roller Skating is a great way to enjoy the outdoors. You can purchase a Roller Skating Rink (large and small) in buy mode, purchase them by redeeming festival tickets, or wait for the Summer/Spring festivals to roll around.
 
When skating (roller and ice), Sims begin to increase their Hidden Skating Skill. The more they skate, the better they get at it. There are a total of 6 skating skill levels, which give a Sim new skating options when learned.
 
When a Sim puts on those skates for the first time, they look like a total Noob! As they try to keep their balance, they experience some pretty close calls. Luckily for them, they are only a few skill levels away from skating with ease.
 

:!: If you have The Sims 3 Supernatural Expansion installed, Fairies will be seen flying around the arena, and Werewolves will run on all fours.

 

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Once a Sim achieves a level three skating skill, they can begin doing solo and duo spins in the rink. As they increase the skating skill, the solo spin styles will change, while the duo spin styles remain the same.
 

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:!: If one of the Sims you skate with has a low skating level, there is a greater chance of them falling and taking you down with them!
 

 

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Once a Sim achieves a level 4 skating skill, they can begin skating backwards. After they have achieved this final trick, they become skate masters.
 

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Ice Skating Rink

 

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Throw on a pair of skates and head into the rink! Ice Skating is a great way to enjoy the winter chills. You can purchase an Ice Skating Rink (large and small) in buy mode, purchase them by redeeming festival tickets, or wait for the Winter festival to roll around.
 
When skating (roller and ice), Sims begin to increase their Hidden Skating Skill. The more they skate, the better they get at it. There are a total of 6 skating skill levels, which give a Sim new skating options when learned.
 
When a Sim puts on those skates for the first time, they look like a total Noob! As they try to keep their balance, they experience some pretty close calls. Luckily for them, they are only a few skill levels away from skating with ease.
 

:!: If you have The Sims 3 Supernatural Expansion installed, Fairies will be seen flying around the arena, and Werewolves will run on all fours.

 

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Once a Sim achieves a level three skating skill, they can begin doing solo and duo spins in the rink. As they increase the skating skill, the solo spin styles will change, while the duo spin styles remain the same.
 

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:!: If one of the Sims you skate with has a low skating level, there is a greater chance of them falling and taking you down with them!
 

 

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Once a Sim achieves a level 4 skating skill, they can begin skating backwards. After they have achieved this final trick, they become skate masters.
 

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Horseshoe Court

 
Horseshoes is an outdoor game played between two Sims – or two teams of two Sims – using four horseshoes to toss and fling. Players take alternate turns tossing horseshoes at stakes in the ground, in hopes of getting a “ringer”.
 
As Sims play this game, they also raise their Hidden Horseshoes Skill. There are a total of ten levels, with each level improving a Sims chances of winning. Once a round of horseshoes is concluded, the team/player with the most points wins.
 

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Scarecrow

 

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The main purpose of a Scarecrow is to protect your precious garden. You can place a Scarecrow on your home lot year round, and he’ll get to work immediately. Sometimes he does his job a little too well, and ends up scaring off Sims.
 
When using the “View” interaction on a scarecrow, it will either imitate the “running” action that entertains, or throw its hands out in the air to scare. Cowardly Sims beware!
 

:!: If you have The Sims 3 Pets Expansion installed, the Scarecrow will prevent wild animals from eating away at your garden.

 

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Snowboard Half-Pipe

 

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This is the place where Sims come to experience the thrill of extreme winter sports. Snap those boots into those bindings, peer over the lip of the pipe, and plan your next move. If you hit it just right, you will feel like you’re floating through the sky. Before you breathe in the high altitude air, remember that every boarder has to face kiss some snow first.
 

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The Snowboard Half Pipe allows Sims to advance in the Hidden Snowboarding Skill. There are a total of 2 levels, each level making Sims better at taking on the half-pipe. At first, Sims will take a few face dives, but with enough practice, they will be flying high in no time.
 
The half-pipe can be purchased in buy mode (assuming you have a large enough lot), purchased by redeeming festival tickets, or you can wait for the winter festival to hit town. As the Sim advances in their Snowboarding Skill, they will perform more tricks and some pretty sweet moves.
 

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Snowboards are automatically provided to all who use the half-pipe, but Sims are not limited to the default snowboards. Hew Snowboards are purchased in buy mode, can be completely customized, and allow Sims to hit the half-pipe in style.
 

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New Collectibles & Recipes

 


 
Gathering valuable items from around town is every collector’s dream, whether it be a common butterfly or rare seed. Seasons introduces brand new collectibles that can be found around town.
 
 
 

Wildflowers

 
Springtime sprouts romance, rain, and 8 types of Wildflowers. While wildflowers can be found during any season, they are less likely to spawn when there is residual snow on the ground, and most likely to spawn during Springtime. Sims can view and collect any of 8 wildflower types.
 

 
:!: Collected wildflowers turn into vases within a Sim’s inventory. They can be gifted to other Sims or displayed in their home.
 
:!: Wildflowers are valued anywhere from §5 to §600 simoleons.

 

 

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Picking wildflowers is a great way to pass time, but it can also take a toll on the collector’s health. During springtime, wildflowers are known to bring on allergic reactions to most Sims. Those who carry the “Loves The Outdoors” trait, are less likely to end up with the “Allergy Haze” moodlet.
 
Sims who do end up with allergies have to deal with 2 days of a runny nose and sneezing. It is best to stay indoors during this time in order to avoid a continual allergy haze, but if your Sim has §200 simoleons, they can go to the hospital and receive an Allergy Shot. The allergy shot will remove any lingering allergies, and prevents Sims from ending up with allergies for the remainder of the season. Allergy Shots are only available during Spring. Alternatively, you can purchase the “Simmunity” lifetime reward which prevents Sims from ever getting allergies.
 
 

Sims can breathe easy with an allergy shot!

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Pumpkins

 
Pumpkins are an all new harvestable with the Seasons expansion. The easiest way to get your hands on this fruit, is to head over to the local grocery store. If your Sim is feeling a bit more adventurous, head out into town and look for pumpkin seeds.
 


:!: Planting Pumpkins requires a level 5 gardening skill


 
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Another great way to snatch up some nice quality pumpkins, is to attend the yearly Fall Festival. The seasonal festival grounds during fall come complete with Pumpkin Patch. Head on over to the festival and harvest away!
 

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Once Pumpkins are grown and harvested, there are plenty of uses for them. The tastiest form of pumpkins, is using them as the main ingredient for Pumpkin Pie.

 

:!: The Pumpkin Pie recipe will unlock when a Sim reaches level 5 in the Cooking Skill

 

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After you’ve experienced a delicious pumpkin pie, you can use the spare pumpkins to boost your Sims’ fun motive! Pumpkin Carving is a fun and creative way to make use of those extra fruits.
 

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There are 5 different face carvings to create, but once in a while Sims will ruin the carving, resulting in a “Failed” carving.
 
 
Light up a carved pumpkin for a spectacular glow!

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If you’ve had your fun carving away, use your leg power to stomp on those pumpkins. Evil, Grumpy and Mean Spirited Sims are more likely to do this autonomously, but those good spirited Sims can get a real fun boost from this. Just click and stomp!
 

:!: WARNING: Stomping on lit pumpkins may set your Sim on fire!


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Festival Food Items

 
With the addition of new food kiosks to the game, there are 17 brand new food & drink items for purchase at the festival ground kiosks. These items cannot be made at home as a recipe, but they are available during certain seasons at their festival. Seasonal food is listed in each seasons’ festival section.
 

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Besides the food items above, there are also several drinks that are now available at the festival ground kiosks. They cannot be found anywhere but the festival!
 

 
♦ Lemonade
 
♦ Hot Cider
 
♦ Hot Chocolate
 
♦ Fruit Punch
 
♦ Soda
 
♦ Coffee
 
♦ Eggnog

 

 
 
 

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Magical Gnomes

 
 
Cracklin Nakerbell (Fall) – This gnome can be found after a night of Trick or Treating, or a scary survival in the Haunted House. They also spawn on lots that have a Scarecrow.
 
 
Bucktooth Butternut (Spring) – This gnome is found on a residential or commercial lot that has a beautiful garden arrangement, and even on a lot that spawns wildflowers. They also spawn during Egg Hunts.
 
 
s-GNOME-man Bittertotter (Winter) – When you build a snowman on your home lot or in the park, chances are this little guy appears. There is also a good chance of him showing up on Snow Days when the town is buried in snow!
 
 
Brawn Brawn G’nome (Summer) – Wherever there are Fireworks, Barbecue’s & Pool Parties is where this gnome loves to be. Party on!
 
 
Evil Gnome (Year-round) – Ever explore the catacombs and come out with a regular happy gnome? Well now there is a chance you will come out with the Evil Gnome! These little mischievous creatures can cause havoc in your home and disrupt your beauty sleep. They will un-set your bed, kick down your trash, and even give you a Gnitemare! Be aware of your surroundings when you sleep! (The chances of you finding this gnome increases when you have enemies, or carry the Evil trait)
 
 

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New Hidden Skills

 


 
The Sims 3 Seasons adds a brand new set of Hidden Skills. These skills cannot be tracked in the skill journal, but with practice, your Sims will get visibly better. As a Sim advances in some hidden skills, they have an better chance of winning team matches.
 
 
♦ Water Balloon Fight (Levels 0-3)
 
♦ Snowboarding (Levels 0 – 2)
 
♦ Horseshoes (Levels 0 – 10)
 
♦ Ice Skating (Levels 0 – 6)
 
♦ Snowball Fight (Levels 0 – 3)
 
♦ Roller Skating (Levels 0 – 6)

 
 
 
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New Woohoo Spots

 
 

Igloo Woohoo

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When the snow is deep enough, head outside and build an igloo! Not only can you relax, sleep and hangout in an igloo, you can woohoo in it too!
 
 

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Leaf Pile Woohoo

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When Fall rolls around and your backyard is full of leaves, head on out there and rake them! Besides playing in and burning piles of leaves, you can also woohoo in them. There must be enough leaves in the pile for the woohoo option to appear.
 
 

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New Deaths

 
 

Death by Freezing

 
Playing outside in the winter has its perks, but there is also a very deadly downside. When winter rolls around, make sure your Sims are wearing their warm protective outerwear as the temperature plummets. If your Sim is exposed to cold weather for too long, their skin will turn blue and their body will become a frozen mass. Shocked by frostbite, the Sim will fall over.
 
Typically, a passing Sim will come by and thaw out the frozen Sim with a hairdryer, but if your Sim is home alone with no one to help, their motives will eventually decay to the point of no return. This results in a Sim Freezing to Death.
 

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Death by Electrocution (Lightning Strike)

 
When mother nature rips a thunderstorm through town, try to watch out for that cloud to ground lightning. Sims who are outside or playing in a puddle during a thunderstorm, have an increased chance of being electrocuted.
 
The first lightning strike will singe a Sim, but if they do not seek shelter immediately, the next lightning strike will be fatal.
 

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Death by Spontaneous Combustion

 
If you thought freezing to death in the winter was bad, wait until you see your Sim burst into flames! When the weather gets a little too hot for comfort, Sims will sweat profusely as their internal body temperature begins to rise. Being outside for too long during the extreme heat can be deadly. Sims who ignore the signs of an over heated body, will die from combustion.
 

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