I recently bought a new laptop, and gosh it's great. But I'll tell you, it has been a real chore to migrate all my Sims 3 stuff over to the new computer. You don't really realize how much Sims 3 stuff you accumulate over the years until you are faced with having to pack it all up and install it on a new computer!
Moving your Sims 3 game to a new computer
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So if you do back it up to the exchange and re download your family, will you be able to continue where you left off?
The exchange saves only your family, and none of their skill progress, career progress, or anything else. Only the people will be saved, and you have to start over like it's fresh from Create-A-Sim. To pick up where you left off, you would need to transfer your whole town. Your family's skills and whatnot are connected to the story progression of the town, not to the sims themselves.
I have my 'save files' from the 'Electronic Arts' folder on my old computer, now in the 'downloads' folder of my new computer. How do I play the Sims using that saved game? I tried following the instructions above but got a bit lost? I only have the saves folder from my old computer, I can't see one on my new computer...
Im having the same problem. The instructions say that the foldr that houses the saves folder is Electronic Arts. I have that from my old computer, but when I try to find it on my new computer to transfer the files over, it's not even there. It appears that instlling sims and origin no longer gives you an Electric Arts folder, which as far as I can tell means that I've got thousands of files with data from my old computer with no way to import them to the game on my new computer.
I had to reinstall the game but I still have my old files.
I tried moving the save file from my back up to the actual game, but the game won't start when I try that, so I have to remove the saves. How can I fix this?
(Can't use the exchange)
I want to move my whole town, but i've downloaded different hairstyles and my sims are currently wearing them. Do i have to deinstall all of the downloads before moving my game?