The Sims 3 Stuff packs
|The Sims 3 Stuff Packs|
|Developer(s)||The Sims Studio|
|Platform(s)||Mac OS X|
|Genre(s)||Life simulation, Social simulation|
High-End Loft Stuff
The Sims 3: High-End Loft Stuff (HELS), or The Sims 3 Design and Hi-Tech Stuff in Europe, is the first stuff pack for The Sims 3, and was released in February 2, 2010. It includes high-end furnishings, electronic devices such as televisions, video game consoles, and computers, as well as postmodern designs of bookshelves, tables, and chairs. It contains clothes with a fashion-forward apparel, tailored suits, and sophisticated outerwear. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Sims, 3 items from The Sims or The Sims 2 are re-introduced: the heart-shaped vibrating bed, the electric guitar, and the aquarium. This is also the first game of The Sims 3 to include Shop Mode. There is only a single new object for any given category. While there is a new TV and a new bathtub, there is only one new TV and only one new bathtub. Most items featured in this pack are more expensive than items from other stuff packs.
Fast Lane Stuff
The Sims 3: Fast Lane Stuff (FLS) is the second stuff pack released for The Sims 3. It was officially announced on June 28, 2010 and the official release in North America was September 7, 2010. The release date for Europe was September 9. In some places, it was September 10. FLS is centered on cars and the lifestyle of the Sims who drive cars. It features 12 new vehicles and many new objects and styles of clothing, as well as the Vehicle Enthusiast trait. This is the first time a stuff pack has included a new trait. The Vehicle Enthusiast Trait enables Sims to have a relationship with their vehicle. The car will appear in the sim's friends tab and the more a Sim drives a vehicle, the better the relationship becomes. A Sim will eventually be able to name the vehicle. A new radio station, "rockabilly", is added as well.
Outdoor Living Stuff
The Sims 3: Outdoor Living Stuff (OLS) is the third stuff pack for The Sims 3. It was officially announced on December 7, 2010, with an official release date of February 1, 2011. Rumors for the pack began appearing in October 2010. Players can build al fresco settings for their Sims with new furnishings, outdoor electronics, and fire pits and fireplaces. The stuff pack includes highly customizable hot tubs, which have become more interactive. Outdoor cooking is also included, as there is a selection of new stoves for outdoor settings. All items in the set are divided into two styles, Garden on the Terrace and Sunset on the Veranda. It was the first pack to not contain a game manual in the box. All packs released following have not contained user manuals instead containing a small 2 page install sheet with the serial code attached.
Town Life Stuff
The Sims 3: Town Life Stuff (TLS) is the fourth stuff pack for The Sims 3. It was announced on June 16, 2011 and was released on July 26, 2011. TLS includes new venues and community lots such as playgrounds, libraries, and laundromats. The pack also includes an assortment of new items and clothing. There are 25 new clothing items in total with 12 items for female adults (5 tops, 2 hair styles and 5 outfits), 6 items for male adults (a pair of pants, a hair style and 4 tops), 4 items for female children (top, hairstyle, pair of pants and an outfit) and 3 items for male children (a top, a hair style and a pair of pants). The Stuff pack also comes with redesigned rabbit holes, such as Scrumptious Nibbles Cafe and Fresh and Frozen Express Grocer. It also allows sims to enroll their children in prep school and has new objects for community lots. Some of the new items include jungle gyms, slides, and sandboxes for children. There are pre-made community lots as well, which are Mr. Crunches Fitness Gym, Sudsy Time Laundromat, Ray of Sunshine Park, and Noble Tome Library. There are a large number of items for upgrading libraries and parks. Unlike other stuff packs, Town Life Stuff includes new objects that were originally from expansion packs. The jungle gym and sandbox were originally from Generations, while the washer, dryer, and hamper were originally from Ambitions.
Master Suite Stuff
The Sims 3: Master Suite Stuff (MSS) is the fifth stuff pack for The Sims 3. Rumors of the stuff pack surfaced in July 2011 and was confirmed by Electronic Arts on November 10, 2011. It was released on January 24, 2012 in North America and January 27, 2012 in Europe. Most of the objects included are more expensive than objects that are in other stuff packs. A majority of the furniture objects are for bedrooms and bathrooms. New beds, tubs, and vanities are added. There are also new decorations such as vases, candles, and rose petals. Many new items of sleepwear are included in this stuff pack, especially underwear for the female Sims.
Katy Perry's Sweet Treats
The Sims 3: Katy Perry's Sweet Treats (KPST) is the sixth stuff pack for The Sims 3. Released on June 5, 2012 in North America and Europe, this stuff pack includes Katy Perry-inspired furniture, outfits and hairstyles, including banana split couches and cotton candy trees. Also included are three lots – a pool, a park and a hangout decorated with these fantasy items, and a Simlish version of Katy Perry's single "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)". Part of a multi-expansion pack deal with Perry, this pack is different from regular stuff packs by omitting the tag "Stuff Pack" from its logo, having a differently-styled box art and costing roughly $10 more than previous packs. On July 15, 2013, a Community Manager for EA confirmed  that this stuff pack has been retired and is no longer available on Origin. Therefore, EA will not produce any more physical or digital copies of Katy Perry's Sweet Treats.
The Sims 3: Diesel Stuff (DS) is the seventh stuff pack for The Sims 3. It is based on Diesel, an Italian clothing company, which won a poll on TheSims3.com: "What should we see in the next stuff pack?" It is the second smallest stuff pack after Fast Lane Stuff, and adds clothing and some objects to the game. It was released on July 10, 2012. This is the first stuff pack to not include a hairstyle. There is mainly male clothing attire.
70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff
The Sims 3: 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff is the eighth stuff pack for The Sims 3. It was released on January 22, 2013. It has content from the 1970s, 1980s & 1990s decades including different clothing and hair styles along with different objects like TVs, boomboxes & a disco ball.
The Sims 3: Movie Stuff is the ninth and final stuff pack for The Sims 3. It features clothing and decor items from iconic films. Movie Stuff was released on September 10, 2013. There are 3 main categories: Comic Book Heroes/Villains, Gothic Horror, and Wild West. It was announced as the 2013 line up of "The Sims 3" games in a live broadcast in January 2013.
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