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Should i get sims3 from steam?

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Im quite unsure really, I Love the sims 3 more than the rest of the series but i want to know a few things about the steam version.

1) Will steam give the CD keys when purchased so they should be usable with retail discs?

2) Is there any more expansions coming out?

2b) Would the new expansions be on sale at Christmas or sometime this year?

3) Does it come with simpoints to use at the sims3store?

4) Can i use unofficial mods and items that are not from the sims 3 store?

5) Cookies?

Thanks.
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Yes to both #1 and #4, I'm not sure about the rest.
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Interested...


So If I buy them on my account, I can use the key to download them on a couple of MACs without steam being installed on them, right?
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Interested...


So If I buy them on my account, I can use the key to download them on a couple of MACs without steam being installed on them, right?
Thats what im hoping happens, Not hit the go button yet though prolly monday tbh
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Interested...


So If I buy them on my account, I can use the key to download them on a couple of MACs without steam being installed on them, right?
You'll get a key with Steam purchases, but I'm not sure if it will be usable with CD versions. I know that older games on steam have valid CD keys, but newer games might be sold with Steam might be sold with Steam keys and not CD Keys (Steamworks enabled games).
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1. that's game dependant. probably own't work with retail activations though, considering EA tend to like pushing EADM.

2a. most likely. i expect 6 or 7 full expansions not counting the stuff packs.
2b. most likely. most games on Steam tend to go on sale.

3. i don't think so, as it says nothing of simpoints on the store page.

4. you should be able to. a Steam title is identical to a retail title functionally, except the DRM may be different. in the case of TS3, i believe there's no SecuROM in the retail version, and SecuROM on the D2D version. i last checked on this in June say, probably longer ago. for Steam it appears to only be using Steam

5. pie. and cuddles. though i wouldn't be surprised if you can bake cookies ingame

frankly, if it were me, being the cheap person i am, i would wait for an Ultimate Edition and then just buy that as you get the whole box instead of having to make loads of repeat purchases re expansons etc. expansions tend to be $30-$40 a pop. over time that's a lot of money. that said if you want to buy what's available, buying the package deal and saving 50% seems to be fair enough. you have till 10AM PST Thursday to decide.

hope that helps
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Interested...


So If I buy them on my account, I can use the key to download them on a couple of MACs without steam being installed on them, right?
No, Steam will need to be installed. If you had a retail disk (say if you own the game but didn't buy it through Steam) and you buy the game through Steam, you can install using the disk rather than having to download game and all of expansions. I don't see why this wouldn't be possible, the program files are exactly the same.
However, if you only have a Windows install disk you'll need to download the game through Steam if you want to install on a Mac.
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Not really. EA seen its last dollar from me.

this abusive relationship they seem to have with PC users just doesnt seem worth it.
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