The Sims team has just announced they will be releasing a The Sims 3 (PC) update that will include a new Expansion and Stuff Pack Manager that allows you to choose which games you play with. For details about this change, head over to the EA Help Blog.
Tomorrow (November 12) The Sims 3 website will be undergoing maintenance from 9am PT. During this time you may have issues accessing the The Sims 3 website. An update will also be available via Origin for The Sims 3 on PC only, which will include a new The Sims 3 Expansions and Stuff Pack Manager.
You can find out more information about the update and the new The Sims 3 Expansions and Stuff Pack Manager in this FAQ: http://help.ea.com/article/new-launcher-for-the-sims-3/
You can prepare to obtain The Sims 3 update by updating to the latest version of Origin, you will receive the latest version the next time you launch the Origin client.
If you have Origin running:
- In the top left, select Origin
- Click Exit
- Re-launch Origin
You will automatically be updated to the latest version of Origin (Version 188.8.131.5263)
You can verify you have the latest Origin client by selecting HELP>ABOUT
You are now ready to receive The Sims 3 update tomorrow 12th November