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The Sims 3 Store: SimPoints / World Purchase Process Change



SimGuruDrake has announced today that The Sims 3 website will be down for site maintenance and that they’ll change the way you purchase SimPoints and Worlds from The Sims 3 Store.

Hello Simmers!

Today the The Sims 3 store / website will be going down for a short time for site maintenance starting at 11AM PT. We will be making an update to the way that you purchase SimPoints and Worlds on The Sims 3 store.

When selecting a SimPoint or World bundle you will now be brought to for your payment.

The payment flow will goes as follows:
For SimPoints:

  • Log in to using your username and password.
  • Choose the amount of SimPoints you want and follow the instructions on-screen to purchase them.
  • Go back to and refresh the page (press CTRL + F5 on a PC or Command + R on a Mac)
  • Your SimPoints balance will refresh too, and you’ll see your new points have been added.
    • If your SimPoints balance does not correctly display your expected balance, log out of and log back in.
    • If you’re also logged into the game, or have the launcher open, you’ll need to exit and restart so that your new Points balance is updated in-game.

For World Bundles:

  • If you select a World Bundle from the store on, you’ll be taken to the purchase page for that bundle.

  • If you’re asked to, please log in to using your username and password.

  • Follow the instructions to complete your purchase and you will be given a code to redeem.

  • To redeem the code, go to the code redemption page on and enter your code.

    • Check the box to agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
    • Click Redeem.
  • Next, go to your Purchase History and click the Download button for your new World.

  • The World should now be available for you to download through The Sims 3 launcher.

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