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Game Launcher

The Sims 3 Walkthrough and Guide

by Mike Hazleton  

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The Sims 3 Guide - Mod Guide

Game Launcher


The Sims 3 game launcher acts as your central hub for most of what goes on in the game. Much like the game’s official website, here you can see many of the latest official items available, ones that you have downloaded, and movies and screenshots that you have captured during the game.

The game launcher houses all your Sims 3 downloads (the official ones!)

Recording Video and Screenshots

The Sims 3 includes a powerful video recording suite, and a more ordinary image capture facility. To capture video, press V during play or click the camera icon. You can in fact activate the capture while in open play and then go into the Create a Sim or Edit Town modes with the movie still recording – so there is a lot of possibilities open to you. Ensure that you peruse the Video Capture options menu to ensure that the video will be suitably compressed and that you are able to record for long enough.

Screenshots are more simple, and you can capture them with or without the game’s interface overlaid.

When you have a collection of assets taken from the game, they can then be accessed from the Sims 3 Game Launcher, from the Sims 3 folder, or on website, when creating a story or video.

Use the Game Launcher to view and upload all your recorded video and images from The Sims 3.

Installing Official Items

Items will install automatically once downloaded from – or when double-clicked if saved to a location on your computer. The Sims 3 Game Launcher will open and a progress bar will be shown. Once it completes, the item is then in the game and ready for use!

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Oct 5th 2015 Guest
Can somebody help me? I bypassed my launcher a few months ago because I got sick of having to click the play button; but now I can't find the launcher itself which I need so I can run updates and so on! Please help!
ID #614096
Sep 4th 2015 Guest
does anybody know where i can get a custom launcher TO RUN THE GAME?
i need a custom launcher because my launcher is missing TS3.exe wont run for me
ID #605382
Jul 13th 2015 Guest
i am very confused. i looked up soemthing WAY different than this. very confused please help me!!!
ID #584021
Jun 24th 2015 Guest
where can you find the sims3 game launcher
ID #574872
Apr 22nd 2015 Guest
I've always wondered where my Sims 3 videos and photos have gone... And now I know!😃👍
ID #546243
Nov 17th 2014 Guest
I officially quit! been tryin for three weeks to get my games to work. I'm done!
ID #473088
Oct 10th 2014 Guest
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Jan 3rd 2014 MrsPuddleduck
I have been uploading from the sims 3 game launcher and it did it by firefox browser, but when I uninstalled the firefox browser and have I have Google browser it will not upload my lots etc or sign me in. It says there is a server error, can anyone help me so that it will use Google as I do not really want firefox/
ID #338567
Dec 13th 2013 Guest
I am able to log into "Origin", but then I get to the game Launcher I'm asked to sign in again. I used the same ID and Password... the system says the email address and password does not match.
ID #328728
Apr 8th 2016 Guest
go in and change your password for origin and for sim3 site make them the same will work then
ID #645979
Jul 26th 2013 Guest
How to download the sims 3 game launcher????????????????????
ID #300357
May 30th 2013 Guest
at least idc about expansion packs cause I know that they may not work in my computer
ID #286578
May 21st 2013 Guest
i have to install the sims 3 but i cant to update !!!!!!!!!!!
ID #284285
Apr 27th 2013 Guest
i have uninstalled my sims3 university 3 times now and everytime i think it is going to work then it stops and the sims3 launcher has stopped working. What is going on
ID #277992
Feb 1st 2013 Guest
[b]SO HERE'S WHATS GOING ON I GO TO LOCAL DISK C, THEN PROGRAM FILES (X86) AND ELECTRONIC ARTS AND THEN TS3.exe AND ALL THAT BUT WHEN I GO TO CLICK ON IT IT ONLY LET'S ME PLAY THE BASE GAME AND I HAVE ALL THE EXPANSION PACKS AND ONE STUFF PACK (i had to do this because every time i try to click the launcher regularly it say 'the sims 3 game launcher has stopped working' i have unistalled the game 3 TIMES!!!!!!) PPPPPLLLLEEEEAAAASSSSEEE HELP MMMEEEE!!!!!!!!
ID #248679
Jan 10th 2013 Guest
how to downlload it
ID #240881