Hidden Springs is a mountainous downloadable neighborhood on The Sims 3 website and costs 2,250 Sim Points.
In The Sims 2: Free Time, a computer is delivered by Mr. The Sims 3 official site also reveals that players now have greater customization options.
Such things like personality, Create-A-Sim, and build mode have been expanded.
Its creation was confirmed on November 2, 2006, by EA chief financial officer Warren Jenson who said, "Yes, there's a Sims 3 in development and it's likely to be a fiscal '09 title." In July 2007 AI researcher Richard Evans, who is part of the TS3 team, gave a talk at the annual AIIDE (Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment) conference in California, notes from which can be read here.
The title was to be released on February 20, 2009 according to the official The Sims 3 website, but was delayed worldwide to June 2, 2009.
The game includes tools which allows you to export your houses, Sims, and neighborhoods as Downloadable Content for other people; and, as mentioned, there is a huge variety of unofficial Game Mods which change the way the game functions.
The Sims 3 is the third installment of The Sims franchise/series.
Electronic Arts cites the reason for the delay was to "create awareness for The Sims 3". 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.
Before it was delayed, it was originally to be released only on Windows but after the delay, it is available on both Windows (Windows 98-10) 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). 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 Secu ROM DRM, such as Spore.