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Restoring Your Game

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Are you feeling stuck in the Sims 3 world? Are you trying to figure out how to reset a Sim but not sure of the steps? You’ve come to the right place! In this blog, we’ll take a look at the easy steps you can take to reset your Sim and get back on track. So buckle up gamers, it’s time to reset your Sim and get back in the game!

Let’s get started:

  1. Open the Sims 3 game.
  2. Go to the main menu.
  3. Select the “Reset Sim” option.
  4. Choose the Sim you want to reset.
  5. Confirm the reset.


Welcome to our guide on how to reset a Sim in The Sims 3. Resetting a Sim is the ultimate solution if you want to start over or if your game has become unstable. By resetting an individual Sim, you can delete all of their data in the game.

It is important to note that once you reset a Sim, all previous interactions and history between them and other Sims will be wiped as well. Therefore, it’s best only to resort to this option when necessary.

In our guide we will provide you with instructions on how to reset your Sim step-by-step so that they can start over fresh in The Sims 3. Let’s get started!

What is Sims 3?

The Sims 3 is a popular life simulation video game developed by the video game company Electronic Arts. It allows players to create simulated characters, called “Sims,” and control their lives, customize their homes and lifestyles, and set them off on different adventures. As of February 2020, The Sims 3 has sold over 200 million copies since its initial release in 2009 for multiple platforms such as Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, iOS, Android and Mac OS X.

The Sims 3 allows players to personalize the appearance of each Sim using different tools such as head shapes, facial features, hairstyles and clothing. Each Sim has different wants or needs which can be managed using a variety of tools available in the game. This includes relationships between your Sim and other characters in the world or playing minigames like bowling to earn rewards for buying items for your Sim’s home.

If you are having trouble with resetting your Sims 3 game, there are several steps that you can take to do so:

  1. Delete any custom content that you have downloaded; this includes clothing accessories and items that have been added to your game through third-party websites or applications outside of Electronic Arts’ official content packs. This can be done by navigating to ‘Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Downloads’ folder on Windows PC systems (or /Documents/EA Games/The Sims 3).
  2. Delete any corrupt save files; this can be found in Game Settings under ‘Delete Old Saves’.
  3. Ensure that any mods or cheat codes have been disabled by returning all settings back to default from within the options menu within the game itself.

Reasons to Reset Sims 3

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Resetting your Sims 3 game can be helpful if you want to start fresh or enjoy a different kind of gameplay experience. There are several reasons that you might want to reset your game and start again:

  1. You have reached a story point where you can no longer make any significant changes, or your Sim is stuck in an unexpected situation.
  2. You’ve completed all the challenges and wish to play differently, on the same save file.
  3. You want to create a new town but do not want to delete the one you already have, which means creating a new town from scratch isn’t an option for you.
  4. You would like to restart but keep some of the elements of your original save file, such as items and characters that have been transferred from The Sims 2 over into The Sims 3 game.
  5. You are having serious errors or glitches which cannot be resolved by normal means, so resetting your game may solve these issues in some cases.

Regardless of why you choose to reset your game, it is important that you back up all important data before making any changes as there may be instances where certain information could get lost or damaged during the reset process. Resetting should only be done with caution and understanding what steps need to be taken in order for everything to go smoothly without losing data and characters that were an important part of previous playthroughs or experiences!

How to Reset Sims 3

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When playing The Sims 3, sometimes it can become necessary to reset your Sims or an entire game due to glitches that have occurred. Resetting a Sim back to its original form can give the game an opportunity to start over and get back on track with its normal programming. Resetting removes any and all changes that were made to a Sim during gameplay. Follow these steps when you need to reset your Sims in the game.

  1. Open the “cheat” window by pressing Ctrl+Shift+C or all four shoulder buttons on the console simultaneously (Left Shoulder + Right Shoulder + Left Trigger + Right Trigger).
  2. Type “Resetsim [Sim’s first and last name] into the command line in the cheat window and press Enter. This will reset your specified Sim only.
  3. To reset every Sim in a saved game, open up the cheat window again type “resetSim[First name] {last name]” again, but this time type “all” after their name and before typing enter.
  4. For console versions, if you need to permanently delete a Simulator enter “deleteSim [First name] [Last name] into the cheat window then press enter—this method cannot be reversed so be sure that you really want to permanently delete them before entering this command!

Safety Measures for Resetting Sims 3

When resetting your Sims 3 game, it is important to take certain safety measures in order to prevent any damage or loss of data. The following steps should be taken each time you decide to reset your game:

  1. Back up all of your data and store it on an external hard drive or a cloud storage service. This step ensures that you will have a safe copy of all your game progress in case something goes wrong during the reset process.
  2. Close all other applications while doing the reset and make sure the game is not running while trying to complete the task. This helps prevent any conflicts with the reset process, which could lead to unwanted errors and glitches.
  3. Make sure that you have enough free space on your device before starting the reset procedure, as this can affect how quickly and efficiently it will run. More free space means less slowdown when loading up all new content after a fresh start.
  4. Make sure that all installed mods, custom content and add-ons are safely removed or transfered into their respective backup folders before initiating a wipe or clean slate for your Sims 3 game files. Some who experience problems after performing changes often find the source causes are from faulty mods or corrupt downloads so it’s best to make sure everything is exactly as intended before making any drastic moves such as restarting from scratch again.

Following these safety measures can help ensure an enjoyable experience when attempting to reboot or reset your Sims 3 game without having to worry about running into problems along the way.

In conclusion, resetting the Sims 3 world is a straightforward process that anyone can accomplish. To recap:

  1. Begin by deleting the broken saves in your Saves folder.
  2. Open the Neighborhoods folder and delete all the .world files inside it.
  3. Lastly, open up your The Sims 3 folder and type in ‘neighborhood’ into the search engine to find the worlds you have created and delete them as well.

After these tasks have been completed, you can continue with a clean slate on Sims 3!