|The Sims 3|
|Developer(s)||Maxis Redwood/The Sims Studio|
|Publisher(s)||Electronic Arts, Producer: Ben Bell|
|Engine||The Sims 3 Engine|
|Aspect Ratio||4:3, 5:3, 5:4, 85:48, 25:16, 16:9, 16:10|
|Native resolution||640x480 - 1920x1080|
|Platform(s)||Windows XP+, Mac OS|
|Release date(s)||June 2, 2009 |
|Rating(s)||ERSB: T |
|Media||DVD, Digital download|
Before it was delayed, it was originally to be released only on Windows but after the delay, it is available on both Windows and Mac OS X, which makes this the first time EA released The Sims on both Windows and Mac OS X (EA only made the Windows version of The Sims, The Sims 2 and The Sims Stories; Mac versions were made by Aspyr Media).
It is primarily produced by Ben Bell.
In The Sims 2: FreeTime, a computer is delivered by Mr. Rod Humble to every household that a player plays. On it, Sims can playThe Sims 3 game. A video of this can be seen on YouTube. It shows something towards a continuous, panning neighborhood, diagonal placings for objects, better lighting systems, and the ability to change shoes in the CAS, an ability previously limited to only console versions of The Sims. The preview only lasts about one minute, and has poor resolution.
The game has disc-based copy protection – there is a Serial Code just like The Sims 2. To play the game no online authentication is required. This was done in response to consumer complaints with EA's other games that made use of SecuROM DRM, such as Spore.
information found via The Sims Wiki