Champs Les Sims, France Guide

Champs Les Sims, France Guide

Champs Les Sims, France is a travel destination introduced with The Sims 3 World Adventures. It’s the home of the new expansion skill, nectar making, with a countryside full of harvestables to gather. In fact, you can find nearly every new type of fruit offered by World Adventures here. Look to the plant list for information on finding these, as well as rare grapes. While there aren’t a lot of places to explore without following adventures, there’s a lot of treasure to be found in the old ruins and catacombs of this land.

French Shops

  • Bookstore: Recipes for Bouillabaisse, Cheese Plate, Frog Legs and Crepes are sold here. Additionally, you can learn the bait for Frogs, Crawfish, and Snails. There’s a nectar skill book sold here, but you probably should just stick with raising the skill the old-fashioned way than purchasing this. Additionally, you’ll find region-specific books for Sims to read.
  • Food Vendor: Chrimola Blan and Renoit Grapes are sold here. At the proper meal times, Sims can also find Crepes, Frog Legs, and Bouillabaisse.
  • General Goods: The only two special items here are the Kenspa scooter and Little Boy Soldier incense holder. The Kenspa is a pretty zippy way to get around and the incense holder helps improve romantic interactions.
  • Nectary: Nectar racks are sold for $550 and $1,200 Simoleons here. Nectar Makers cost a whopping $1,500. Consider paying for the most expensive rack as it ages nectars better. You may also want more than one Nectar Maker.

Adventures in France

A Trivial Affair
This is the opener for France, and can lead you to your first Signet and the Forgotten Burial Mound (Celtic Ruins). It’s an adventure you’ll probably drop first, and getting it out-of-the-way is good because it helps to open up bigger, better things later. If your Sim is adventurous, completing this chain will be enough work to allow them to reach Visa Level 1. Also, you can find the Signet of the King’s Burial Ground along the way.

The Search Begins
This Chain will lead your Sim to Chateau du Landgraab for the first time. It’s an important part of adventuring in France because several other quests will take you there. You’ll gradually unlock more and more of the mansion as you proceed. This chain is great and awards an awesome amount of VISA points for the time taken.

The New Nectar Machine
This adventure chain sends your Sim after Titanium, and whether you complete the entire chain it’s worth pursuing it. All titanium on the map will be revealed, and you can grab some extra money by collecting more than you need to complete it.

Landgraab I: Kidnapper?
A good chain that leads to two locations at Chateau du Landgraab. It’ll unlock another significant portion of the “tomb” and provides the opportunity to get unlimited gold, as you’ll be given an adventure to collect some on the third step, which allows you to gather more than you need. Chateau Crawl leads to the side entrance of the estate, which clears the rest of it. The final section can only be accessed by starting an adventure chain in China.

Trouble at the Museum
This adventure chain will lead your Sim to the Museum Catacombs under La Gallerie d’Art. The place seems to be explorable without this adventure, but if you’re going to tackle it anyway, you should pick this up to snag some VISA points for your Sims. It will also show some treasure to be found at the cemetery which can be quite valuable.

Surveying the Property
Take this to gain access to the secret garden, a small area which features no collectible relics but does offer some excellent treasure. I found a rainbow gem here worth $2,000 Simoleons.

More Like “Haunted Garden”
This comes after surveying the property, but may not be worth the effort. It will however show to you that it’s possible to get pomegranates in France. Look to the plant list for where to find them. The trouble is there is only one pomegranate tree available to harvest, so it may take several days’ vacation time to gather enough. It’s one you could remember to turn in later, after a trip to Egypt, where Pomegranates are sold by the food vendor.

Nectar Research Assistant Needed
This adventure begins a very long line that will lead your Sim deeper and deeper into the Nectary Cellars. It’s highly recommended as there are multiple French Sigils that are only accessible by doing this chain. Unfortunately, it does need a trip to Egypt to complete, meaning some travel time is involved, but it’s the only way to access the Tomb of Isael and the Tomb of Jean Necteaux. If you do this adventure after clearing some other tombs, it will be a very fast trip to Egypt that results in a Visa level increase for that destination. You could then choose to stay and try to get level two.

Tombs in France

Chateau du Landgraab
This massive mansion is probably the most difficult place to explore in the Sims 3 World Adventures, due to the large number of traps and sheer size. It’s easy to get lost, so I hope to help with the various puzzles that present themselves as you proceed through the adventures that unlock more and more of the estate. Thankfully, the Chateau behaves like a tomb and will gradually reveal rooms so it’s easier to tell where you’ve visited. Later trips become more challenging as you must skim around looking for the entrance to the next section.

The Lost Library of Landgraab
You’ll need to disarm traps to even enter the building through the back entrance. The hall with traps is in accessible at first. Look for an accessible doorway with a series of stairs. Your Sim will pass the oddly placed entrance to the Landgraab Cellars, which are only accessible through an adventure from China. Up top, you’ll find a relic for one of your collections. The only other area you can access at first is the library (near the front entrance of the house), using the keystone you were given upon accepting the adventure. Tip: Move the statue back, then over the floor trap to clear it. The papers are nearby, along with a couple of non-collection relics. The sparkles leading to the stereo should give you a clue that turning it on will disarm the traps blocking your Sim’s way.

The Groundskeeper’s Journal
Very easy. If your Sim already has a heart keystone they can enter the door out front of the shack outside the Chateau. It’s not worth skipping the stairs out back, which lead to a keystone and relic (non-collectible).

Chateau Crawl
Use your Keystone to the Landgraab Ballroom on the door to the right side of Chateau du Landgraab (if viewed from the front). Turning on the stereo inside will reveal panels where you should push the four statues in the center of the room. This not only allows progress to the second floor of the estate, but opens some shortcuts as well. Be sure to find the hidden door (an inspectable wall on the side opposite that of the staircase to the third floor), and look closely at surfaces for relics and other items which can be collected. A nice part about adventuring in the Chateau at this stage is that all your needs can be met without consuming any supplies. In the room with the hole and railing where you can see the first floor, look for a foot panel allowing you to proceed to a couple more scattered foot panels which eventually disarm the traps on the third floor. With that done, the second floor of the Chateau is completely clear. A small portion of the third is accessible now (the rest only with the Cellars keystone).

Signet of Le Chateau du Landgraab
For those looking to complete their French Tombs relic collection, know that the final area (cellars) is only accessible by doing the Knowledge of the Past adventure chain which begins in Shang Simla, China.

Forgotten Burial Mound 
Your Sim will be led here during the ‘A Trivial Affair’ Adventure Chain, which will likely be the first one you pursue in France. Inside you’ll find at least two random relics for your collection while you learn the basics of adventuring. You’ll need to clear rubble, push and pull statues, stand on floor switches, and inspect holes to make your way through. Remember that mourning at tombstones can also show hidden switches, holes and other mechanisms that may offer your Sim extra treasure. Be sure to look for hidden doors off the hedge ‘maze’ and the last room to collect more treasure and the Signet of the King’s Burial Ground.

Behind the mound, there’s a foot switch which reveals the Smuggler’s Cave. It’s a rather short and easy tomb that has its own Signet at the end. You don’t need any adventures to get this one, so it’s a side trip you can complete when your Sim has spare time. The other switch is only accessible with Pangu’s Axe. Smash the boulder to show a switch so your Sim can descend the other staircase. This is the Maze of the High Ruler tomb, and again has a Signet.

La Gallerie d’Art: Museum Catacombs
To gain entry to the catacombs, look to the hole in the wall on the first floor near the chinese artifacts. There’s a stairwell leading down there. The switch in the hole reveals a hidden door on the other side of the wall. If you’re stuck upon entry, try pulling the torch on the wall in the first room. Upon reaching the hall with three statues, pull the only movable statue off its floor plate, then push it to the other plate in the corner. This will unlock a door down the hall which allows you to collect the French Signet of the Museum Catacombs. It will also turn the original floor plate into a foot switch, allowing your Sim to get out and reach the last room. Look for another relic for your collection as your Sim leaves the tomb.

Nectary Cellar / Tomb of Isael / Tomb of Jean Necteaux
In order to get inside initially, you’ll need to search for the hidden door. The Nectar Research Assistant Needed Adventure must also be pursued to get progressively further in. Look for two hidden doors inside this place. The first is in the room with two large rocks, the second in the hall just before the room with the Nectar bottle you need. The second of these hides the French Signet of the Nectary Cellar. Once you’ve traveled to Egypt through the adventure chain, the Tomb of Isael will be unlockable via its keystone. Look for it on the pedestal in the center of the room once you’re told to re-inspect the three holes.

Your Sim will need to collect two heart keystones to bypass the traps near the entrance. Sure, you could use skeleton keystones but you’d miss the opportunity to collect a relic or two and open a couple of doors on the floor below. This place is massive, so I provided the map above to help you find hidden doors. Two can be revealed by flushing toilets. You’ll find a ton of opportunities for mummies in this tomb, toward the end. Find the hidden doors leading to the room at the top of the map, where your Sim can collect the French Signet of the Tomb of Isael relic. While the puzzle in the room near the end of the tomb can be solved by pulling the statue across the large room, then using it to break the traps, before the mummies appear, don’t as the staircase there is accessible during the Tomb of Jean Nexteaux, and if you do it can break the quest. While the other statues in the Tomb of Isael should be placed on the floor switches so your Sim has access to hidden doors in Necteaux, the one you come across just before the statue room puzzle should be pulled off, as it prevents collecting tresure in the Tomb of Jean Necteaux.

The Tomb of Jean Necteaux is finally unlocked during the Nectar Research Assistant adventure chain. It’s the last stop on the list. This tomb intertwines with that of Isael, so maps get very confusing quickly. You’ll eventually find a shortcut to the Tomb of Isael, to activate the doors in this tomb if necessary. The puzzle with all the foot switches is easily solved by finding the point where the statues’ gazes intersect. In the room with the jagged bridge and a statue that causes electric traps to appear, find a hidden door behind the traps. This passageway leads to another door and some rubble piles. You’ll find some treasure at the end of this path. Your Sim will eventually come to a path that intersects this with Isael’s Tomb again, allowing you to disable the traps that were blocking your way there. This leads to a sarcophagus that holds the Nectar Recipe you need, which also disables the floor traps. If you have a skeleton or star keystone check the hidden door behind the sarcophagus to get another relic. Head out and you’ll find the Signet of the Tomb of Jean Necteaux in a chest as you also show a shortcut out of the tomb.

Tuatha’s Garden: aka The Little Island in France
In order to reach this island without cheating or zeneport, you’ll need Pangu’s Axe. Smash the boulders at the place in the screenshot with the axe, and you’ll be greeted with one of the toughest tombs in the game. The first puzzle is tricky, and some have suggested you need a second Sim or a statue that can be assembled in that room. However, it can be accomplished easily by using the darkest green colored statue to activate two of the floor switches at once. It’s a whopper of a maze but the trek is largely worth it. There are probably a dozen plants you can harvest inside, including life plants, death flowers, and every variety of rare grape. I did find a couple of relic spawn locations inside. The place is also practically infested with butterflies, and your odds of flying a glowy fly on the real island are quite high. Once you’ve fully unlocked this tomb, you can revisit and look down to the bottom level for the dive well place, then proceed to return to the island for more collecting attempts.

To find the French Signet of Tuatha’s Garden, look near the two money trees after your Sim has gone through the dive well. There is a camouflaged floor plate near some green foliage that reveals a hidden door and a staircase. The treasure chest in the floor below has the Signet.

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The Sims 3 World Adventures: Shang Simla, China Guide

Introduction

The Sims 3: World Adventures

Shang Simla, China is a great place for The Sims 3 gamers to start traveling with the Sims 3 World Adventures. Here you’ll learn martial arts, new recipes and a lot of other things. This guide will help newcomers along.

Chinese Shops & Special Shops

Bookstore: Novels, cook books, bait books and martial arts skill book.

General Goods: Chinese incense holder, martial arts training dummies and block breakers, dried food, tents, shower in a can and plenty of other items.

Food Vendor: Plums, and pomelos for gardening and cooking, stir fry and egg roll dishes.

Relic Vendor: Relic collector filler..

  • Pemmican
    • Ancient Coins: 10
    • Visa Level: 1
    • Description: Gives a +moodlet when eaten.
  • Potion of Liquid Courage
    • Ancient Coins: 40
    • Visa Level: 1
    • Description: Cures the fear moodlet, potentially saving your Sim some time. Especially if you were cursed by a mummy.
  • Sands of Understanding
    • Ancient Coins: 100
    • Visa Level: 1
    • Description: Helps you get through tombs by highlighting triggers in the current room.
  • Skeleton Keystone
    • Ancient Coins: 400
    • Visa Level: 2
    • Description: Unlocks the ’shape’ doors, such as stars and crescents.
  • Master Thief‘s Coins
    • Ancient Coins: 75
    • Visa Level: 2
    • Description: Your Sim will find more Ancient coins than normal.
  • Sultan’s Tabernacle
    • Ancient Coins: 2500
    • Visa Level: 3
    • Description: Slumber on the road.
  • Certificate of Partnership China
    • Ancient Coins: 1200
    • Visa Level: 3
    • Description: Gives you 3-plus days in China.

Relic Collections

Chinese Tombs Symbol Collection

  1. Symbol of Dong Huo’s Treasure Trove
  2. Symbol of the Hot Springs Cave
  3. Symbol of the Annex of the Resolute Fist
  4. Symbol of the Market Caverns
  5. Symbol of the Temple of the Dragon
  6. Symbol of the Tomb of the First Emperor
  7. Symbol of the Halls of the Lost Army
  8. Symbol of the Resolute Fist Retreat
  9. Symbol of Pangu‘s Haven

Chinese Vases Collection

  1. Vase of Amin
  2. Vase of Barooka
  3. Vase of the Dragon
  4. Vase of Nosylla
  5. Vase of Nebu
  6. Vase of the Empress
  7. Vase of Life
  8. Vase of Maroof

Zodiac Animals Collection

  1. Snake of Simhara
  2. Green Dragon
  3. Wandering Tiger of Baroo

Chinese Tombs

The Dragon’s Maw – This tomb is only partially explorable without doing adventures. In order to explore it fully, you’ll need the Keystone of the Dragon.

Halls of the Lost Army – This tomb is only accessible if you accept the first pair of adventures, starting with ‘Seeking Adventure’.

Hot Springs Cave – At the top of the hot springs area, there’s a boulder which can be smashed allowing access to a dive well

Market Caverns –You can explore this tomb any time, but the Dong Huo keystone will only be present if you are currently pursing the ‘A Curious Note’ adventure.

Resolute Fist Retreat – Explorable during the Potent Signs of Potential adventure

Temple of Heaven – The entrance to the Temple of Heaven is through one of the two small buildings in the complex.

Terracotta Army – Tomb of the First Emperor – Access this area by accepting the Assisting an Elder adventure.

The Sims 3 World Adventures: Al Simhara, Egypt Guide

Introduction

Al Simhara, Egypt is a great place for tomb explorers. It features probably the largest tombs in the game, along with a wide selection to choose from. This is a great place to stop after you’ve visited China. Here you can learn snake charming, and purchase the best cameras in the game to pursue the photography skill.

Snake Charming

Charming a snake  is a hidden skill learned from the  snake charming basket. Buy them at the general goods store for $325 [if you don’t have any money you always bring up the command console and type in ‘motherlode’]. As your Sim gets better, they’ll eventually be able to put a cobra into the basket, for $1,000 Simoleons and possibly and if you stay at it, you’ll eventually be able to kiss the snake; which gives a positive moodlet and can be used to heal the mummy’s curse [click here for more on that subject].

New Fish

Of course there will be new fish in The Sims 3 World Adventures. Its quite silly for you think there wouldn’t be. The names of these fish are Crocodile and Mummy Fish and a quite few others, if you want you can check this guide here for more of the World Adventures fish areas.

Shops in Egypt & Special Shops

Bookstore: Cookbooks, bait books and other novels.

General Goods: Cameras, mummified teddy bear‘s, and incense holders which can help your Sim to prevent stress.

Food Vendor: Egyptian foods like ‘Falafela’ and ‘Shawarma’, pomegranates, and cherries that you can use to garden or cook with also you can go to this vendor for nectar making purposes. It is also useful for one of the quests in which you need to serve up some ‘Shawarma’.

Relic Vendorcanopic jars and the like. You can sometimes find items to fill out your collections here, and some may even be more valuable than the purchase price.

Egypt’s Special Shop

Marked in red on your map will be a special vendor who will sell items that require ancient coins and a set VISA level. The following items are sold in Egypt:

  • Pemmican
    • Ancient Coins: 10
    • Visa Level: 1
    • Description: Gives a +moodlet when eaten.
  • Potion of Liquid Courage
    • Ancient Coins: 40
    • Visa Level: 1
    • Description: Cures the fear moodlet, potentially saving your Sim some time. Especially if you were cursed by a mummy.
  • Mummy Snacks
    • Ancient Coins: 100
    • Visa Level: 1
    • Description: Your Sim will give these to a mummy, preventing the mummy encounter entirely.
  • Skeleton Keystone
    • Ancient Coins: 400
    • Visa Level: 2
    • Description: Unlocks the ‘shape’ doors, such as stars and crescents.
  • Tear of Horus
    • Ancient Coins: 1600
    • Visa Level: 2
    • Description: When activated from the inventory, it displays the locations of dig sites and relics in map mode. Tomb raiders may find hidden rooms with this artifact activated.
  • Escape Dust
    • Ancient Coins: 75
    • Visa Level: 2
    • Description: This will teleport you to your current home.
  • Sultan’s Tabernacle
    • Ancient Coins: 2500
    • Visa Level: 3
    • Description: Slumber on the road.
  • Certificate of Partnership with Egypt
    • Ancient Coins: 1200
    • Visa Level: 3
    • Description: Gives you 3-plus days in Egypt.

Relic Collections

Tombs of Egypt Relic Collection

  1. Sigil of the Den of Lost Souls
  2. Sigil of the Soulpeace Chambers
  3. Sigil of the Tomb of the Burning Sands
  4. Sigil of James Vaughan Command Center
  5. Sigil of the Tomb of the Desert Ocean
  6. Sigil of the Bazaar Basement
  7. Sigil of the Ancient Library
  8. Sigil of the Criminal Headquarters
  9. Sigil of Queen Hatshepsut
  10. Sigil of the Copper Quarry
  11. Sigil of the Tomb of the Rock
  12. Sigil of the Tomb of Discovery
  13. Sigil of the Sanctuary of Horus

Canopic Jars Collection

  1. Canopic Jar of the Cat
  2. Canopic Jar of the Eagle
  3. Little Pharaoh Canopic Jar
  4. Mummified Canopic Jar
  5. Weeping Canopic Jar

Egyptian Gold Figurines Relic Collection

  1. Seth of the Desert
  2. Sultan of the Sphinx
  3. Horus of the Sky
  4. Statue of the Cobra

Tombs in Al Simhara, Egypt [With Adventures]

  1. Abu Simbel – Entry into Abu Simbel requires an offering. You’ll need a tiny space rock
  2. Copper Quarry – Located on the island in the shot above. You are sent to this place on an adventure, but it’s fully explorable as long as you have Pangu’s axe and zeneport.
  3. Great Pyramid – To fully explore it you’ll need Pangu’s Axe to smash a boulder.
  4. Great Sphinx – You can choose to explore the Great Sphinx before you get cursed by a mummy and this will open up the cleansing ritual for you in the future.
  5. Pyramid of the Burning Sands – The First half of this pyramid is explorable without an adventure keystone.
  6. Pyramid of the Sky – This place is fully explorable but not exploitable without Pangu’s Axe but there is three boulders that block doors in the pyramid. You’ll first need to go to the right side and explore that area to find the Keystone to the Heart of the Water Temple.
  7. Pyramid of the Wind – There’s a chest in the entry and three stairwells that lead to treasure. You could encounter a mummy here from the single sarcophagus.
  8. The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut – This place is not even accessible without first reaching key stages in the In Search of Love adventure.
  9. Tomb of Discovery – The Tomb of Discovery is the first place you’ll go after accepting the Business Abroad quest.

Homes

20 West Riverview Place – The Ancient Library
It’s in a home and can be accessed by reading a book on the shelf in the living room. If your sims has maxed-out skills then you can’t activate this. You’re directed here on step eight of the Business Abroad quest. You can get inside before the quest by asking to be let in. You’ll find another relic for your collection here as well.

7 Marketview Place
This place is only fully explorable with Pangu’s Axe, but there’s nothing incredible here. It’s just yet another tomb to clear. You are directed here with the Trapped at Home adventure, which is probably the only time you’ll visit it. Return with the Axe to search for for prizes.

1 Quarry View Place
This is James Vaughn’s Command Center, where you can find a Sigil of the same name. You’ll be directed here through the continuation of the quest line that begins with Nefarious Intentions. The puzzles in this place can be tough.

The Sims 3 World Adventures: Fishing Area Guide

Introduction

The Sims 3: World Adventures

This a guide for those just now getting the Sims 3 World Adventures expansion pack and wondering where are the best places to fish while you’re out of the country. I’m sure those who has had it way before then won’t need any help.

Shang Simla, China

  • Han’s Orchard: Kawarimono Koi, Ochiba Koit, Doitsu Koi
  • Dragon Springs: Tancho Koi, Dragon Fish
  • Hot Springs: Doitsu Koi, Kawarimono Koi, Ochiba Koi
  • Abandoned Barn: Doitsu Koi, Ochiba Koi, Tancho Koi
  • Scholar’s Garden: every type of Koi

Al Simhara, Egypt

You’ll find frogs in Egypt but if you haven’t been to France and got their favorite bait which is ‘Cherimola Blan Grapes’ you won’t be catching many of them, unless you’re lucky or you have the ‘angler’ trait.

  • Water in the Sand: Mummy Fish, Crocodiles and frogs
  • Behind the Great Pyramid are two ponds with crocodiles and frogs. The furthest of the two has a good spot for mummy fish.

France has them all in all their fishing spots.

The Sims 3 World Adventures: The Legendary Axe of Pangu Guide

Introduction

The Legendary Pangu‘s Axe is a vital tool for adventurers who want to explore tombs. You can only get Pangu’s Axe in china, and you’ll have to complete all of the available adventures there [in the Temple of Heaven]. This guide will help you along in achieving the great feat in earning Pangu’s Axe.

What does the axe do exactly?

Pangu’s Axe removes rubble piles a whole lot faster than any Sim. It can smash boulders as well which is its greatest ability. Tombs in ChinaFrance and Egypt all feature boulders that cannot be surpassed without the Axe. Getting this axe will save your Sim some backtracking and perhaps allow them to access great treasure much earlier. The things you will need to get started on your pursuit in receiving this axe is:

  1. Tent.
  2. Dry food.
  3. Puzzle solving skill. [Only in World Adventures].
  4. Charisma. [Try reading a book a charisma and raise it to at least 3 or 4].

Getting the Quest

Depending on your luck and patience you’ll have to spend a lot of time in China and you may have to make a few trips back depending on that luck I mentioned. Taking the ‘prepared traveler reward’ helps with this as it can give you three extra days out of country. Check the adventure board frequently. There are at least four or five in there, if one named ‘Confounded Boulder!’ isn’t there, you will need to eliminate some. You may even need to do four or more, so that more slots are freed up when the board is replenished overnight.

When you’ve finally got the Confounded Boulder quest, you’ll begin a five part chain of events. First, you’ll need to convince three locals, then convince one to give up the location of the axe. That Sim will require you to collect several gems to fund the city [which is why you need your Charisma up to par]. You’ll then need to retrieve the Axe from the Temple of Heaven. Lastly, acquire a relic from Hot Springs to claim ownership of the Axe.

The Temple of Heaven

The door to get in is located in one of the two outside buildings. There’s a stairwell inside. Once you get to the end of the long path and are met with two stairwells, that’s where the tombs are.

Once you’ve retrieved the axe, your Sim will have to get back out of course. There will be new traps to get through along the way, and you’ll need to do a bit of disarming and attempting to cross in order to make it out. Keep a sharp eye and you’ll be able to avoid getting hit too much. Once you reach the first stairwell in the map, take the other for an exit route featuring some boulders to smash. There’s some extra treasure to be had here as well. It will eventually take you straight back to the entrance of the tomb. You have a choice if you want to do the next part although you already have Pangu’s axe in your possession, but you should probably complete the chain and get it over with since you’ve came this far.  Move on to the Hot Springs in the next step to get plenty of visa points and ancient coins to help fund your explorations.

Adventuring the Hot Springs

When you’re finished with the last quest, your Sim will be sent to do an adventure in the Hot Springs to recover a relic for the quest giver. Pangu’s Axe will be needed to smash the boulder blocking the dive well at the entrance to the hot springs. The dungeon inside is rather small and features just a few puzzles. The only hard one involves fire. Push the statue onto the floor panels then step on the foot switches to gradually extinguish all the flames but the one blocking the door to the right. Once you’ve made it to the end, and recover the relic, Pangu’s Axe will be yours upon speaking with the quest giver. You’ll now be able to use Pangu’s Axe to smash through boulders in many places in China, France, and Egypt, revealing new hidden treasures for your Sim to collect.

The Sims 3 World Adventures: Mummies & Curses Guide

The Sims 3: World Adventures

Where are the mummies located?

Mummies have been sighted in all three countries but are most commonly found in as one might expect. The pyramids there all have a chance to spawn mummies. The great pyramid is fully explorable with ‘Pangu‘s Axe’ and has so many sarcophagus you’re likely to bump into at least one.

When and if You find one…

They’ll usually attack your Sim on sight. Thankfully, they’re not fast; so running from them is an option. You’ll sometimes find fire traps nearby which can kill them as well [only the mummies that’s not playable can be killed this way]. Mummy snacks, kept in the inventory, can act as a distraction and give your Sim a chance to have a look inside the sarcophagus. If it does come to blows, there are three options: You win [if you’ve maxed out martial arts and or the athletic skill], you can lose if you’re knocked out or you’ll lose if a mummy hits you with a ‘Mummy’s Curse’.

The Mummy’s Curse

The Mummy’s Curse will affect a Sim for 14 days. For two full weeks you have a -25 moodlet, but even worse is that once the clock winds down, your Sim will die. Within those two weeks you will have to find the cure in regards of the multiple options to remove the curse or perish. The multiple options are:

  • Sleeping in a sarcophagus.
    • This will remove the curse after sleeping in it for several hours. There is one to be found within the Sphinx.
  • Kissing a King Cobra
    • Buy a Snake Charming Basket from the ;general goods merchant’ in Al Simhara. Practice charming the snake basket until the option to buy a cobra for $1,000 Simoleons comes up. Buy it, then keep practicing until your Sim is able to kiss the cobra. This will remove the curse and give your Sim a positive moodlet.
  • Adventuring inside the great Sphinx
    • This option is like a adventure challenge when and if you have no other opportunities in removing the Mummy’s Curse. This is also a nice way to earn visa points. Once you’ve entered the great Spinx, you’ll work your way down, through a lower level, then back up where you can ascend to the ‘soul peace chambers’. Click on the statue and select ‘seek cleansing’. A little ritual will occur, where your Sim meditates and hovers in midair; then a burst of energy and a few other animations from the Soul peace statue then your Sim is curse free.
  • The ‘no other option but to cheat’ or the ‘easy way out’ option
    • Open up the Command Console bye pressing CTRL + Shift + C and typing in ‘testingcheatsenabled true’ exactly and then you’ll be able to press control + click and remove the moodlet.

How to get a Mummy [Easy]

Assemble a collection of 5 canopic jars. Once you’ve got them all, you can place them into a Sarcophagus. They’ll be transmuted into a mummy for your control. I’m sure you know that finding these jars aren’t easy and you’ll have to go far and wide to find them but the success-rate percentage isn’t 100. The canopic jars that count toward a set will work.  You can check that you’re using the right ones by noting that the jars are not in the stack with your other Egyptian items.

How to get a Mummy [Cheating]

Bring up the command console and type in ‘testingcheatsenabled true’, bring it up again if you have to then type in ‘buydebug’. Then find the two sarcophagus types in sort by function > buy debug > miscellaneous objects. Go to your Sims needs and raise all of their bars, hygiene, social to the right except for energy, slide that one all they way to the left [until its red]. Climb inside a cursed sarcophagus and go to sleep.

Turning Your Sim into a Mummy

Sleeping inside of a cursed sarcophagus will raise your Sim’s athletic skill. The catch is, your Sim will eventually be cursed and turn into a mummy. It takes about 16 hours of sleep for this to occur. The way to reverse this is to sleep in a Blessed Sarcophagus for 8 or more hours.

Caring for your Mummy Sim

Mummies have steel bladders and never need to use the toilet. They have infinite energy; so they can work all night and only taking breaks to eat. They age slowly, meaning they’ll have longer lives. Mummies cannot have children. They can be easily killed by fire. You can used them when traveling in Egypt [fire traps].

The Sims 3: If Nothing Solves Your Problematic Game, Read This…

This is the ‘if all fails’ back up plan. It involves steps that will/might help your game.

Before You Begin

  • It is highly recommended that you read over, or at least skim, over these steps before you continue on to anything else. These simple things have been known to fix many of issue reports from game players having trouble getting patches to work. These steps include…
  • Backup your user files– This is especially important for saved files and store content that you do not want to redownload.
    • Go to you user profile path in “Documents\Electronic Arts\“, right-click “The Sims 3” folder and select “Copy”.
    • Go to your desktop and Right Click and choose “Paste” – This will move your folder to your desktop.
    • If your harddisk do not have sufficient space, paste it into a secondary drive, if you have one. If you don’t the important folders to backup are:
      • Downloads – the Sims3Pack files you downloaded from the store, these files would need to be reinstalled via Launcher
      • Exports – the Lots you have “shared”
      • Library – the Lot Bin in the Edit Town screen
      • SavedSims – your Sims
      • Saves – your saved towns and games
      • Recorded Videos & Screenshots – if you have any of these for storytelling
  • Removing your “Mods” folder– Some people who experience issues when they still have their “Mods” folder in the game data
    • To remove your folder go to “Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\” – Take note that this folder is in the “Program Files” folder, NOT “My Documents” like TS2
    • Right click on the folder labeled “Mods” and select “Cut”
    • Go to your desktop and Right Click and choose “Paste” – This will move your folder to your desktop. Doing so may take a few seconds.
  • Remove any custom camera hacks– If you have any custom camera hacks downloaded, you need to restore the originals (you did back them up, right?)
    • If you did back them up like you were supposed to, put the original files back into your “Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Ini” folder. This should replace your camera hacks.
  • OSX Users – You should back up their entire game (not only the user files – everything) before upgrading to 1.3 or 1.4. Version 1.3 introduces changes to the graphics that apparently don’t work for everyone, and a full backup is the only way to roll back to 1.2.7 seeing as the 1.2.7 patches for OS X aren’t available anymore.

Uninstall

Go to Start/Control Panel/Programs & Features (Vista/W7) or Start/Control Panel/Add Remove Programs (XP) Then follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall the game – it’s a standard “next, next, next” type uninstall. There will be separate uninstall options for every expansion and the base game, just like with The Sims 2.

Then Restart your computer and bring this guide back up to continue.

Cleaning up Leftover Folders

  • Click the Start button and select My Computer.
  • Select the Local Disk (C:) drive folder. (If you installed to default paths)
  • Select the Program Files folder.
  • If you want to remove Base game:
    • Select and expand the Electronic Arts folder
    • Right-click The Sims 3 and select Delete.
  • If you want to remove Expansion Packs:
  • Go to My Documents
    • Select and expand the Electronic Arts folder
    • Right-click The Sims 3 and select Delete. (You should have made a backup in step 1.)

Cleaning up the Registry

Beginner – Use 3rd-party Registry Utility

  • Download this registry cleaner program, and install it, following the on-screen instructions.
  • Launch the program after installation has completed.
  • Click the Registry tab, and click the Scan for Issues button.
  • When scanning has completed, click the Fix Selected Issues… button.
  • When you’re prompted to backup, click Yes, accept the default name and location
  • Click Fix All Selected Issues

Advanced – Edit Registry manually

Backup the registry:

  • Hold down the Windows key and press R.
  • At the Run command, type in “regedit” (minus the quotes) and select OK.
  • Click on File and then Export…
  • Choose a location and name for the file; this will be your backup registry file.
  • Click Save.

Delete the registry keys: (If you haven’t installed any Expansion Packs, those entries will be missing)

  • Expand the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder.
  • Expand the SOFTWARE folder.
  • Expand the Electronic Arts folder. If you have 64-bit this will be under the wow6432Node
    • Base Game: Right-click The Sims 3 folder and select Delete.
    • EP01: Right-click The Sims 3 World Adventures folder and select Delete.
  • Collapse the Electronic Arts folder.
  • Scroll down and Expand the Sims folder.
    • Base Game: Right-click The Sims 3 folder and select Delete.
    • EP01: Right-click The Sims 3 World Adventures folder and select Delete.
  • Collapse the Sims folder.
  • Scroll back up and Expand the Microsoft folder.
  • Expand the Windows folder.
  • Expand the CurrentVersion folder.
  • Expand the Uninstall folder.
  • Delete the following folder(s) if it appears:
    • Base Game: {C05D8CDB-417D-4335-A38C-A0659EDFD6B8}
    • EP01: {BA26FFA5-6D47-47DB-BE56-34C357B5F8CC}
  • Collapse the Microsoft folder.
  • Scroll up further and Expand the Classes folder.
  • Delete the following folders if they appear:
    • .Sims3
    • .Sims3Pack
    • Sims3
    • Sims3Pack

Delete the uninstall files

  • Click the Start button and select My Computer.
  • Select the Local Disk (C:) drive folder.
  • Select the Program Files folder.
  • Select Tools, then Folder Options, then View, then select “Show hidden files and folders.”
  • Select the InstallShield Installation Information folder.
  • Delete the following folder(s) if it appears:
    • Base Game: {C05D8CDB-417D-4335-A38C-A0659EDFD6B8}
    • EP01: {BA26FFA5-6D47-47DB-BE56-34C357B5F8CC}

The Sims 3 should now be completely removed from your system.

You can also see this at The Sims 3

After the Uninstall

  1. reinstall base-game,
  2. test load the unpatched base-game first,
  3. then patch (you can go from retail to current patch version directly eg: if you want to go to version 1.7, then download 1.7.x_from_1.0.x)
  4. test load a final time before installing CC framework and adding CC.
  • If you’re also reinstalling Expansion Pack(s),
  1. reinstall base-game,
  2. test load the unpatched base-game first,
  3. then patch base-game to 1.5 (WA needs base game to be at this level before it will proceed),
  4. install WA Expansion Pack,
  5. test load the unpatched Expansion Pack game,
  6. then patch the Expansion Pack (you can go from retail to current patch version directly ie 2.3.x_from_2.0.x) and
  7. finally, patch base game to 1.8 (ie 1.8.x_from_1.5.x)
  8. test load a final time before installing CC framework and adding CC.

The Sims 3: Worlds of Adventure Official Trailer

I guess November is the month for games. We have Left 4 Dead 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and Assassin’s Creed II that’s all coming out between November 10 – 17th.

There has been an announcement for The Sims 3 Expansion Pack: World Adventures.

The Adventure is Near…
Take your Sims on the adventure of their lives with The Sims 3 World Adventures. Guide your Sims to acclaimed fortune—or potential doom. Take your Sims to exotic destinations to hunt for hidden treasures.  Uncover new skills, experience new personality traits and garner rewards, if your Sims succeed.  Explore ancient tombs in the pyramids of Egypt, master martial arts in the Far East, and discover rich culture and famous landmarks of France.  Adventure is on the horizon — what will your Sims discover?

FEATURES

  • Accept challenges, find treasures, discover what’s lurking in hidden caves and more.
  • Explore famous landmarks in ChinaEgypt, and France.
  • Learn new skills like photography and pursue new opportunities.
  • Meet new Sims from exotic locations and share their cultures.
  • Customize your Sims homes with new styles & artifacts from their adventures.
  • Get $10 worth of free SimPoints for The Sims 3 Store, and additional online features to be announced.

So is anyone looking forward to this new expansion pack? I honestly believe they should extend the due date [which is November 16th, 2009] until they get the bugs, errors, glitches out of the actual game.