Midnight Hollow: CAS, Town Tour & Build/BuyMode


Hi everyone! To give you guys something to do while I write up the Sims 3 Midnight Hollow Guide, I have begun recording videos of the new world! Below you will find Parts 1 & 2, where I go over Create a Sim, Build & Buy Modes, as well as a tour of the town.
I will have two more videos going up tomorrow that cover the premium content items, and I will have the written material completed by Saturday. Enjoy! :)

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US Gamer: The Sims 4 Preview
Posted by The Sims 4

One of the more impressive aspects of The Sims series is its set of tools, which enable players to create unique characters and homes for them to live in. But while the tools are comprehensive and deep, they are quite time-consuming to use. However, that’s about to change.



I’ve just been playing around with the creation tools in the upcoming Sims 4, and… well… they barely feel like tools at all. Instead of using sliders and menus to bring the character I have in my head to on-screen life, I’m pulling, pushing, grabbing and shaping quickly and easily. Because next year’s Sims game has evolved the franchise’s more traditionally-functioning tools into something that feels completely natural, intuitive, and most important of all – fun.




The Official Midnight Hollow Festival Lot…


If the festival lot is not showing up in your neighborhood bin, remove the package file from your “DCBackup” folder and place it in to the “Library” Folder.

The file number is: 0x8d53e630fb04dbb642f6a16f6c61ebbf


Big Thanks for blewis823 for helping resolve the issue!


is now available to download! (Requires Seasons)



The Sims 3 Midnight Hollow Now Available!

The Sims 3 Midnight Hollow (Standard & Gold Editions) – Explore a landscape where all you’re really required to be is yourself. Under the subdued sky of Midnight Hollow, it’s the residents who really shine. Eccentric townsfolk have taken a century-old Victorian town and made it a place they can call home. What life will you make in a town where creativity and individuality are at the center of it all?




The Titanic Toy Machine (Not available for individual purchase) – The Titanic Toy Machine was designed and built by a group of vagabond gnomes. They have since disappeared without a trace and no one knows exactly how the machine works, so thank heaven for clearly labeled buttons. Regardless, if you are looking for amazing toys for all ages, then fire it up and watch the magic happen. Just don’t be surprised if those gnomes threw in a few kinks.

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Savvy Seller’s Collection (Not available for individual purchase) – The Savvy Seller’s Collection gives you everything you need to start your very own business! Simply place items on the included rugs, pedestal, wall shelf, or parking space, and start selling things like a boss! Determine your markup, set up sales, hire and fire salesclerks, and keep tabs on your daily and lifetime sales statistics! You can even set your shop hours and name your store! Stop reading and go feed your entrepreneurial spirit!

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Caption Contest Winner!

The last Caption Contest now has a winner! Congrats to CatQueen for coming up with the winning caption on last week’s photo!

“I will not listen to your “fowl” language any longer!”

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Sims 3 Store: Sales Page Update


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SIFF: Viewer’s Choice Polls

Another year, another batch of awesome Machinima by Simmers over at Simatography! Until October 1st, you have a chance to check out all the entries for this year’s SIFF, and then vote for the “Best of Films & Masters” and “Best of Other Stuff”.


Head over and vote now!



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Midnight Hollow: Titanic Toy Machine Screen


SimGuruCopeland has shared a screenshot of one of the preset colors for The Titanic Toy Machine included with the Gold Edition of Midnight Hollow.


The Sims 4 @ EB Games Expo (Sydney)
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For those of you who live in or near Sydney Australia, and are attending the EB Games Expo on October 4th-6th, know that The Sims 4 Create-a-Sim Demo will be making an appearance! If you did not have any plans to attend, perhaps this announcement will change your mind? 😉



EA have announced that the highly anticipated The Sims 4 will be making an appearance at EB Expo 2013 with the brand new Create A Sim tool playable well before the games release! Prove your creative skills on the Exhibition show floor with the first Sims 4 hands-on experience in Australia!

The new Create A Sim tool is entirely redesigned for The Sims 4 making it the most powerful and intuitive character creation tool of the franchise. Become an architect for each character you create with the ability to customise your Sim down to the finest details.

Create A Sim in The Sims 4 truly brings your Sims to life, you can even adjust their voices down to the pitch. The Sims 4 promises to provide Sims with improved intelligence and emotion and you can get a preview of this with the Create A Sim tool that will show off how your newly designed Sims will express particular emotions.

Check out why fans are going wild and explore this amazing opportunity to get a heads start in The Sims 4!

EB Expo 2013 is just around the corner and tickets are selling fast! Make sure you get in quick and secure your ticket now to avoid missing out! Tickets are available from Ticketek, EB Games stores and here.


Sims 3 Midnight Hollow: New Screens & Concept Art


Via SimGuruCopeland

Concept Art #1 Concept Art #2

Architecture and Sim Shop #2 Shop #1 Fireplace Beach Area