|EA's Story Progression|
|Alternative Story Progressions||Awesomemod|
Some Simmers find the built-in Story progression of the game unsatisfactory. Here is what EA's Development Team say about it.
You’ve had some questions
regarding story progression and the population
SP and Pop.Con has two main goals in The Sims 3.
· Maintain town stability.(primary goal)
· Make the neighboring
Sims feel as if they have their own stories and
What does “maintain
town stability” actually mean? One of the new features
Instead of having multiple “save games”in roughly the same neighborhood, the entire neighborhood is the game, and everything progresses at the same time.
However, there are many new
challenges that we needed to overcome if those
After all of that is taken
care of, the game then tries to make the Sims more
A couple of common questions:
1) Why did some Sims disappear completely from my game?
If you move your created families
of additional Sims into your neighborhoods
2) Why when I change households do some Sims get moved around in career levels?
Story progression does occasionally
have Sims get jobs, promoted/demoted, fired,
This was done to give a little more freedom to you to choose how your
changes to the town makeup and management; it just doesn’t have
In future updates we will be improving the system to take into account
|The Sims 3 Development Team|
Personally I use Pescado's Awesomemod complete with its own Story Progression. You can get it from MATY.
Some also like Twallan's Story Progression. Both are Mods or Hacks, that is, user-made content. This means that whenever you put in a new EP, or patch, or sometimes other than that - whichever hack you use will need to be updated. You can't just put it in and forget about it. Be prepared to keep an eye on the forums of whichever you use and watch for updates, be ready to replace it or apply other mods recommended by the creator. It's ESSENTIAL to keep up with EA's game patches, even more so with any user mods installed.
For me, Pescado's AM is a good replacement for EA's Story Progression (or SP). My feeling is that while EA set off with good intentions, and it is a brilliant idea! they didn't manage to implement it quite as well as they should have. Bits of it appeared to be getting fixed with each patch, as we have come to expect from EA. What Pescado did is implement most of what EA said they wanted to do, so that it actually works.
If you are unsure which version to use, back up your game and then install according to instructions. In both cases there is some setup. AM has a configuration file that you can vary according to your taste, quite easy to use. Twallan's I believe has a set of menus and while more complicated, gives you a lot more control.
February 10, 2017