How to have a boy in Sims 3

If you are especially playing the legacy family it’s important to determine the gender of your next heir. In this post i’ll tell you a simple trick which will help you to have a boy for your pregnant sim.


1.Your female sim should be pregnant and not close to give birth.

2.Go to your town mode, and click on the grocery icon and do shopping.

3.In the fruits section buy at least 20 apples.

4.Let the pregnant sim eat them! eat eat all of them!

5.Have your bubbly baby boy!

Note: It’s apples for boys and melons for girls.

Happy Simming!

Sims 3 Create a world!

Riverview,Sunset Valley are the most common sim city worlds in Sims 3. Now with the Sims 3 Create a world tool, you can create your own world!

Getting the tool would be easy if you have a registered Sims 3 product, you can register your game at their official site :  Sims 3

However, using the tool is not so easy as it seems. With the official tutorial you too may can create an awesome world for your sims to live in.

click here: Create a world Tutorial

Note: This tool is only available for PC users only.

Happy Simming!

Guides : Legacy Family Challenge

One of the hardest challenges in Sims 3. It’s not easy it can get you frustrated and no cheats at all.

What is it?

Simple. As the title says you pass down your legacy to your heir. For 10 generations.

Rules in short

  1. No cheats.


  1. Start out with a lot 60X60.


  1. Can’t move your household anywhere, if a sim moved out of the house you can’t get him back.


  1. The heir should be of the same gender. it means that the heir you produce should be of the same gender. Example : Minny and Max had two kids, Maxi and Mike. depending on the founder (if your founder is female, the heir will be female in this example it’s Maxi)


  1. Have to build your own house, no placing lots in 60X60 you purchased.


  1. Can’t change your active household.


  1. Can’t resurrect dead sims.


  1. Can’t use ambrosia(food), life fruit (fruit), death flower/omni flower.


  1. Can’t merge households.


  1. All legacy members should have a recurring one trait. (Example : Minny had the genius trait, so Maxi should have that too)


  1. Can’t disable aging, you can’t change anything in the game play : changing lunar cycle/reduce supernaturals etc.


  1. Can’t use game mods except Awesome mod.



Points are assigned as follows.

+1 point for life time wish granted ( all members of the household)

+1 point for a portrait painted. (legacy members only)

+1 for 100 000 points of net worth. (Ex: 1300 000 means 13 points)

+1 for 100 000 life time wish points granted. (Usually happens when you fulfill your sims’s life time wish.)

I suggest you make each column for each category and use the tally mark system.




  1. My Heir died! – If you have a sibling of the same gender he will be heir.
  2. Who is this founder? – He/She is the first person you have created in your legacy family.
  3. My founder died! – Nice! create a new one.
  4. What about siblings of the heir? – they can be kept in the lot and can contribute to the household.
  5. What about married sims? – They can join the family, but they are not the part of the legacy.
  6. What is household net worth? – You go to you Buy/Build mode, upper left corner you can find the furnished value, add that too the money you currently have.
  7. Portraits? – You need a sim with level 6/7 artistic skill.


Tips :

1.Build skills quicker so you can advance in your career. Progressing in your career increase simoleons.

Have many siblings/children as they will contribute to the household.

Fulfill your sims wishes.

Do not retire from your job even if your sims get old.

Save your game frequently.

Custom content acceptable.

Top 16 Mods For Sims 3

There are some mods that are so cool, that you never knew that they existed. I will be giving you some links for these mods, courtesy of Mod the Sims, which hosts plenty of downloads, all for free!

This page will cover game mods. Enjoy!

READ ME: Installing mods is quick and easy. But there’s a specific method to do it. It’s also something that every simmer should learn. I made an extensive newbie guide with screen shots for installing mods for sims 3 you can view it here

Important Notice: Please Disable the adblocker before downloading the mods- otherwise you will not be able to download.
Thanks 🙂


Pose Player

This mod is actually useful tool for you to create your own sim movies. The pose player enables your sim to pose according to your wishes. This will be in your buy/build mode in the decorations section after you install it. Place it anuwhere on the lot. Select a sim and then click on the object and any pose you like!

Posing Sim

Tagged Plants

Wondered if the plans can talk? It will say that it needs water, weeding, fertilizer. All the basic info you need to cover your gardening fantasies. It also says what kind of a plant it is!

Hospital Overhaul Mod

The hospital overhaul mod is one of those mods where the simmers are trying to find it all over the internet because the creator has closed off his site. But fortunately it’s available. With this mod you could make sims commit assisted suicide or make them become a surrogate mother. It has alien sperm implantation, sperm or egg donation and surgery for sex reassignment. Oh and if you’re ever wondering if your pregnant sim is having a boy or a girl- this mod has ultrasound services to determine it.



Same Sex Marriage

As the title says, this mod enables you to control your sims to have cheesy romantic relationships for the same sex. Also as the author says it only works with the latest patch 1.55

Death Note : The Book that Kills

Inspired by the popular Japanese animation called Death Note, Users get the chance to use a book that can kill any sim. You simply find the book, (only teens and children!) write the name of the person you want to kill, and you can even specify the cause of death!

Vampire powers!

Needs Sims 3 Supernatural to work! Your vampires will have the ability to teleport and hypnotize!

No More Zombies

Yeah at full moon., zombies invade your garden and ruins all your plants. This mod will stop it for the better goodness.

Cigarette Smoking

Lets your sim smoke cigarettes. Remember cigarettes are bad for you not only for your sim!


This mod is till on the testing level, still you can try it out on big lots and house holds.


Get a Gardener to maintain your garden.

Abortion Clinic

The hospital overhaul mod seems to provide everything but it does not give a chance for sims 3 to perform abortions. Introducing the new abortion clinic where, at a fee of 2000$-5000$ your sim can have an abortion. Try to save your babies as abortions are expensive! btw this also includes pet abortions which i don’t support -_-

Oh and if your interested in natural miscarriages, check out my Top 10 Realistic Mods for Sims 3

No Mosaic 

You know when your sim takes a shower or when they poop, a mosaic tile hides their privates. This mod disables this.

Santa in Town!

Get Santa in your town! i wonder if he actually delivers presents though!

Disasters and Blessings

Ever wanted to turn your hatred into godlike powers? With this mod you could icify a sim and be Zeus and lightning struck a sim. You can summon showers of meteors or play the cupid and make sims fall in love.


A sim turned into ice



Ever wanted your sims to be that mafia, a murderer maybe? with this mod your sims can use guns and actually shoot!

Demonic Powers

Personal fave here since I’m a fan of horror movies. So basically you can bite your sim to death. Burn them and use telekinetic powers on sims and kill them. It’s great mod if you’re making a horror movie with your sims or if you just need a bit creative method to finish them off. *snicker*

The Twerking Mod 

It was about time that twerking must be introduced to Sims 3. With this handy mod your simmies will be able to twerk their way off the dance floor!


Statue of Venus

Venus is supposed to be the god of love. With this statue you can impregnate and resurrect your sims from the dead.

Dexter The Killer

Dexter is a serial killer , which can dispose your sims at your command. Let the psychopath slash/stab a sim with a hammer or poker.

Lightning Mod

Lightning mods enable your game to display much natural atmosphere and weather making gameplay refreshing and beautiful.

Bonus- Mods for Sims 4!


Saving Error Codes 12 and 13

This error is said to be consistent and depressing as you play 3/4 hrs of game play. It’s what it feels to loose all your game play when you can’t save. There are actually ways to solve this.

The Patch 

Developers verified it’s game related issue and made a patch to resolve it. Find it here. Note that this specially common with the World Adventures expansion.

Insufficient Memory.

I made a post about tweaking the memory for the game, find it here.


Nrras’s mode which traps errors may work too.

Editing Saves Live

Mod the sims made a guide to this.

Nothing works 😦

Too bad. You can go to Edit town mode, click on your household icon (the home icon) and evict it. After island paradise expansion you can move your family to a new town by a phone call. Or use Nraas Porter mod to move the household.

Sims 3 crashing to desktop

Every simmer hates this, i hate it. Well here’s some things you can do to prevent it. Now for the reasons for this can be many.

  1. System Requirements Fail
  2. Custom Content Incompatibility
  3. Memory Problems
  4. Data Execution Prevention
  5. Disk Space
  6. Mods
  7. Graphic Cards
  8. Custom Content Corruption.
  9. Compatibility Platform

Now before doing anything you need to backup your saves.

Let’s continue.

System Requirements Fail and CC incompatibility is covered and can be read from the blog itself. So i’m going to explain 3,4,5 and 6.

Memory Problems

Sims 3 needs 3GB Minimum RAM to work. If you have less than 3GB you need to get more RAM.

If you have 3GB  or more please follow the step by step walkthrough on how to do so. This is how this works, let’s say you have 8GB RAM but for your game the system will not use whole 8GB. So the fix below will assign a decent amount of more memory to your game. Make sure you don’t run any background applications when playing the game after this. Click on the memory guide for more info.

Also some people have luck increasing their Virtual Memory- this is something that shouldn’t be attempted. Some people classify it to be safe, there’s a microsoft article giving you the instructions on how to do that.

Ultimately Increasing UserVA worked for me, but you need to Have 4GB of memory or higher. This is because Sims 3 is originally set to run with 2GB maximum so when you reach beyond that limit the game will crash. So doing this enables the game to use more than 2GB but is very risky.

The best thing you can do is to get more memory for the PC or laptop. Setting UserVA and increasing virtual memory is like playing with your RAM which I do not recommend in anyway.

Thus i am not going to hand out links on how to do this.

Memory Guide

Data Execution Prevention

Another great tweak, refer to Mod the sims link for a complete guide.

You should know that TS3W.exe should be added and all the game expansion executable s too.

Disk Space

Your saves directory is generally and almost always is in C NTFS (in my documents) So don’t place all your latest downloads and install games into the C:// directory. Free more space. by emptying recycle bin, moving folders to other drives or compress folders.


Sims 3 is officially designed for Windows XP. So it can cause some crashes with Vista and Windows 7. Remember to always run your game as administrator. And change the compatibility levels to Windows XP here’s how.

1.Right click TS3W.exe>Properties>Shortcut Tab>Advanced> check Run as administrator

2.Right click TS3W.exe>Properties>Compatibility>Run this program in compatibility mode for>Choose WIN XP from the drop down list.


There are some mods you can use to battle this error- hopefully it might work. If you don’t know what a mod is click here. All mods are done by Tawallan or Nrras(are they the same person? :O

Master controller: Used this to disable memories which might stop the crashing.

Porter: Moving your family to a new neighbourhood might stop the crashing. Use this one to move your family while keeping all the relationships of co-workers or friends.

Overwatch: This one can reduce the game file size by deleting unnecessary elements of the game like gnomes/useless gnomes/cars thus making it more less likely to crash.

Saver: Prompts you to save in cycles- so even if it does crash you have saved right?

Graphics Card

If you’re a decent gamer you usually get a good graphics card, however Sims 3 is not designed to run with the latest Graphic cards being Nvidia or any other brand that is probably the very latest so follow this Wiki article to find out how to make your game recognize your Card.

Custom Content

CC’s are also a cause of crashing- especially if you have so many content and expansions. An outdated CC which is not compatible with the game version(usually the patched version) or CC which are corrupt might crash the game.

Diagnose your error.

As there are many type of errors, there’s a useful tool called The Sims 3 Crash Log Analyzer for finding what type of an error you have. It eventually lets you know of the fixes after diagnosing.

System Requirements

For any games to run, you actually need a descent PC. For this game you need a good RAM and a Graphics Card.

  • Ram : Preferably 4GB or 8GB
  • Graphics Card – NVidia GTX ot GTS series.

These are the Min Requirements for your game.

Also you could try Can Your Run It to actually specify that you can run the game.

Here’s how: click the link above. This box will appear

From the drop down  box select Sims 3 or any Sims 3 expansion. Click Can you run it. Be patient as it analyse.

It’s a small online tool to try out. It uses Java. Get Java here. After the report comes out, If the overall result is red, you need a good PC. If green then you can run the game fine. Some times the overall result can be green but some elements like RAM might be red. 


  • Now compare your results with the minimum requirements.
The Sims™ 3 Minimum Hardware Requirements
  • 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • The latest version of DirectX 9.0c
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
  • At least 6.1 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB of additional space for custom content and saved games
  • 2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
  • 1.5 GB RAM
  • 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1
  • At least 6.1 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB of additional space for custom content and saved games
For computers using built-in graphics chipsets under Windows, the game requires at least:
  • Intel Integrated Chipset, GMA 3-Series or above
  • 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent
  • 0.5 GB additional RAM
  • Mac OS X 10.5.7 Leopard or higher
  • Intel Core Duo Processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • ATI X1600 or Nvidia 7300 GT with 128 MB of Video RAM, or Intel Integrated GMA X3100.
  • At least 6.1 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB of additional space for custom content and saved games
  • This game will not run on PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) based Mac systems, or the GMA 950 class of integrated video cards.
Windows Supported Video Cards
NVIDIA GeForce series
      FX 5900, FX 5950
      6200, 6500, 6600, 6800
      7200, 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950
      8400, 8500, 8600, 8800
      9300, 9400, 9500, 9600, 9800
      G100, GT 120, GT 130, GTS 150
    GTS 250, GTX 260, GTX 280, GTX 285, GTX 295
ATI Radeon™ series
      9500, 9600, 9800
      X300, X600, X700, X800, X850
      X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
      2400, 2600, 2900
      3450, 3650, 3850, 3870
    4850, 4870
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA)
    GMA 3-Series, GMA 4-Series
Laptop versions of these chipsets may work, but may run comparatively slower. Standalone cards that are installed in vanilla PCI slots (not PCIe or PCIx or AGP), such as some GeForce FX variants, will perform poorly.
Integrated chipsets such as the ATI Xpress and the NVIDIA TurboCache variants may default to settings that are higher than what would be optimal for them. Graphics settings can be lowered to improve performance.
The NVIDIA GeForce FX series is unsupported under Vista.
MAC OS X Supported Video Cards
NVIDIA GeForce series
      7300, 7600
      8600, 8800
      9400M, 9600M GT
    GT 120, GT 130
ATI Radeon™ series
      X1600, X1900
      2400, 2600
    4850, 4870
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA)
      GMA 3-Series

Oh and for Hell’s sake, Windows 7 can run it! Sims 8 can run it but it’s kinda glitchy and has a lot of bugs. See the official sims 3 forum for more on this topic.