The Sims 3: Prima Official Game Guide

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Overview

Poster: Pullout map poster identifying all shops, parks, services, and hidden collectable locations.
Personalities: Learn the in's and out's of Sim personalities with detailed trait breakdowns and mood templates.
Design: Our new design section will supply tips and tricks from the pro's to build the most elaborate homes and yards.
Customization: Learn how to update your décor with tutorials to help you customize your own chairs, walls, and floors.
Wishes: Detailed walkthroughs and tutorials will help you learn how to achieve your short term and long term wishes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761561378
  • Publisher: Random House Information Group
  • Publication date: 6/2/2009
  • Series: Prima Official Game Guide Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.04 (w) x 10.82 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Table of Contents

What’s New
This chapter explains all of the revolutionary and evolutionary features in The Sims 3. The newest chapter in The Sims franchise offers improved tools for Sim creation, home building, and more.

Creating a Sim
Here we help you understand all of the new tools for fashioning Sims out of digital clay. Learn how to make physical changes to your new Sims and discover how assigning traits shapes their personalities.

Creating a House
Dig into the building process. We show you how to use Build Mode and Buy Mode to erect your new house then build on to it when the Simoleons start rolling in. We also detail all of the existing lots you can move into if you want to jump into a pre-made life.

A Day in the Life
This chapter is all about the unfolding life of your new Sim. This chapter talks about getting settled in your house, meeting neighbors, and starting a job. Developing useful skills and exploring the town of Sunset Valley is also explained.

Simology
Drill down into what makes your Sims tick. Every trait is detailed here and the effects they have not only on personality, but on jobs and relationships. Moods and moodlets are elaborated here, too, so you can keep your Sim happy. Goals and wishes are also detailed here.

Relationships and Aging
Relationships and Aging talks about friends, romance, and households in Sunset Valley. Learn how social interactions affect your Sim’s life. Plus, we offer tips for getting your groove on with a potential significant other.

Tour of Sunset Valley
This is where you’ll find all of the necessary knowledge about Sunset Valley, such as store inventories, job sites, and communal locations.

Design Corner
Highlights of outstanding professional lots created by Sims experts specifically for The Sims 3. Get your inspiration here!

Object Catalog
The Object Catalog contains every single object you can buy for your Sims. Prices, effects, and depreciation are all detailed in here.

Community
Learn everything you can do with the online world of The Sims 3, such as share screenshots and videos of your Sim stories.

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Reading Group Guide

With the dawning of Sims 3 comes a new era of Sims strategy. The Prima Official Sims 3 strategy guide will step you through learning the in's and out's of each Sim personality with detailed trait breakdowns and fun mood templates. Our guide now includes a design section which will supply tips and tricks from the pro's to building the most elaborate homes and yards. Learn how to update your décor with tutorials to help you customize your own chairs, walls, and floors. Also, become the master of your own destiny with detailed walkthroughs and tutorials to help you learn how to achieve all of your short and long term wishes and goals, whatever they may be.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2009

    wow

    what a helpful book! simmers will delight!

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 27, 2009

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    A must for Simmers!

    This book is a must-have for anyone who Sims. It is very helpful in fulfilling your Sims lives! It doesn't include all of the info on the game, but a vast majority of it! I love this book. and have right by my computer for when I play!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2009

    The Sims 3 Game Guide

    A must have for all those attempting to play the new Sims 3 game. The reference guide is loaded with options, tools and tricks for maximizing your gameplay. The Sims 3 is an entirely different type of gameplay than the other Sims games, and the guide is needed as it explains how to create your Sims, what makes them tick, building and furnishing their homes and developing skills amd/or careers.

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  • Posted July 15, 2009

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    For the most part it was accurate but there were a few inaccurate items in here. I got this as a gift and really, just play the game and you'll know how it works pretty quickly or save a few bucks and visit The Sims 3 forums. This guide isn't really practical or heavily needed, it's only here to tame impatient curiosity.

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