Sims 3
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Create over a million unique Sims and control their lives. Customize everything from their appearances, to their personalities and even the home of their dreams. Then, send your Sims out to explore new locations around town and to meet other Sims in the neighborhood.
Go online to download exclusive content and show off your own creations to the world. With all-new quick challenges and rewarding game play, The Sims 3 gives you the freedom to choose whether (or not!) to fulfill your Sims’ destinies and make their wishes come true.
Theres more to your Sims lives in The Sims 3. Enjoy the challenge of short-term and long-term goals and then reap the rewards! Based on personality traits, skills, and career choice, your Sims have short and long term Wishes that provide constant, fun challenges—things to do and achieve.
Design and build homes with complete freedom to customize everything from your Sims home, to their furniture, clothing and more. Enjoy infinite possibilities to stylize your Sims belongings with the all-new Create-A-Style tool.
Sims 3 System Requirements
30 Jan 2013 - Specs reviewed

Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Win Xp 32
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.0GHz / AMD Athlon XP 2000+
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon Xpress 1100 128mb or NVIDIA GeForce 6200
  • System Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Storage: 7.5 GB Hard drive space
  • DirectX 9 Compatible Graphics Card
 

Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Win Xp 32
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4000+
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6450 or NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT 256MB
  • System Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 7.5 GB Hard drive space
PC System Analysis For Sims 3 Requirements
Your PC will need a graphics card thats as powerful as a GeForce 7600 GT 256MB/Radeon HD 6450 and it should be paired with either a Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4000+/Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz CPU to match the Sims 3 recommended system specs. This PC setup will deliver 60 Frames Per Second on High graphics settings on 1080p monitor resolution. 2 GB will also be needed to achieve the Sims 3 rec specs and get 60FPS. You should also have 1 GB system memory for min specs. Make sure your GPU can run DirectX 9 or Sims 3 won’t run. We suggest a 14 year old PC to play smoothly.
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Sims 3 PC Release Date:

5 Jun 2009

Alternative Game Tags: the sims 3, sims, maxis, ea, ea games, virtual life, pc
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Can i run this game?

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yes you can at medium to high settings with your CPU that 83% weaker than reqiured, but it will play. also your graphics card and ram are prefect for playing it

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Why does Sims 3 lag on my pc?

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Which settings for me? Thanks in advance c:

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almost maxed out (on your screen if 1280x1024 is right) 50 fps would be possible.

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Site says that I can run it on medium,but I'm not 100% sure.. Please help. :) If i can please say fps :))

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mid-low, 1280x720. 20-30 fps. i've got a laptop with a intel GMA 4500m (which is a bit weaker than yours) and i'm able to get 12 fps on mid-low. so i'm expecting it will be like 20-30 fps on mid-low

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Hey, I know my PC can run this, but how about my laptop?
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if you play on 1280x720. Put the settings mid-low. you'll get 30-40 fps.

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What kind of specs do I need to run this with almost all the DLCs? I can run it just fine with 7 DLCs.

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You will run this game just fine with that card.

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Can an Intel core 2 duo T5550 1.83ghz CPU and Intel 965 GMA Express family GPU with 3GB of RAM, run this? What does the GD adjusted Requirements mean? The Minimum table says that this can run at minimum but the GD adjusted says it's too low

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with this pc ultra 100+ fps but i have another macbook air specs:
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game debate says i can play at ultra settings but at lowest settings i can only play with 20 fps why ???

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That PC in your profile wouldn't work due to incorrect components been installed, please add correct specs for more accurate information, thanks

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Bro i said i can play game at 100+ fps at p in my profile my problem is with my macbook are you serious

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I'm concerned with other members being mislead that they can get 100FPS with a rig like yours when it wouldn't be possible, as for Macbook …. I couldn't really help because I have no experience with Apple products, sorry buddy

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:D no problem but i hate apple now because the fps problem is happened after i sent report to apple :D I'm going to buy 5 ps3 games do you have any decision ???

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Depends, what genre do you normally play ?

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FPS OR RACING

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But say what you know I play all of them :DD

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Personally I'd get, MGS 4, The Last Of Us, GTA V, Uncharted and Skyrim … all top games :)

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I got all of them but just Skyrim because aaah I don't know its a bit old or a bit classical …
anything else ???

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Oblivion too is good along with Heavy Rain, Red Dead Redemption ….. Sims 3 maybe

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