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PC Digital Download Games: The Sims 3 (PC or Mac) $7.50, The Sims Medieval $5, Expansion Packs from EXPIRED

xanchui 2,981 February 8, 2013 at 11:28 AM in Video Games (4) More Amazon Deals
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Amazon has The Sims PC Digital Download Games and Expansion Packs on sale. Thanks xanchuiThe following are no longer available:

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#31
Quote from liujeffqi View Post :
origin sucks big time because you can't choose where to install your game. it will only install all your game in the C drive
Can others confirm this? Because I was about to buy, but my C drive (where Windows is) is a small SSD and I don't have room to start installing games there.
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Can others confirm this? Because I was about to buy, but my C drive (where Windows is) is a small SSD and I don't have room to start installing games there.
I'd like to know the same thing because my SSD is getting low on space and I just bought a 1tb drive for my games like this that I won't be playing everyday.
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I'd like to know the same thing because my SSD is getting low on space and I just bought a 1tb drive for my games like this that I won't be playing everyday.
I just downloaded the Command & Conquer pack from Amazon last week and installed them all through Origin. Prior to downloading I was able to go into the Settings > General tab in origin and change the path to my secondary drive for both downloads and game installers.
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#34
Quote from Rokkyu View Post :
I'd like to know the same thing because my SSD is getting low on space and I just bought a 1tb drive for my games like this that I won't be playing everyday.
that is a issue when origin come out first and it wasn't fixed until mid of last year. i guess he haven't use origin for a long time.

you can choose where to install the games now
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#35
Quote from zachary80 View Post :
Is there anyway to gift this?
I think they just give you a code for origin, so you'd just send the code to someone and do NOT use the code yourself.
Quote from Twistedshade View Post :
I wonder how Publisher's decide what to allow Amazon and other site's to offer price wise. It doesn't seem to make sense to me that Origin would let Amazon have better prices than their own.
Except EA has this weird notion about how pricing a good sale devalues their product. They may be wanting to keep origin higher for most people, and then people looking for a deal will see amazon and jump on it.
Quote from Rokkyu View Post :
I played the first sims but kind of lost interest after that. One thing that has always shyed me away from the sims 3 is the MASSIVE amount of expansion packs. Is it ever possible to buy everything as a bundle, or can someone say what would be good for one playthrough?
I don't think they EVER offered a bundle with everything for Sims 2, let alone sims 3. I feel the same way. Unless I can get everything sims 3 for under $100, I'm not much interested in buying a bunch of bits piecemeal. Even on the best steam sales, all the add-ons are close to $200.
Quote from liujeffqi View Post :
because it is a EA game. no EA game can be activate on steam. you have to get origin and download from that and origin sucks big time because you can't choose where to install your game. it will only install all your game in the C drive
Incorrect. First off you CAN get sims 3 and most/all of its add-on's through steam.
Example: http://store.steampowered.com/app/47890/
EA removed a few of their titles from steam, mostly because they weren't willing to let steam add the DLC to be available to be purchased through steam for some titles.
Valve basically said "look, you can sell stuff through your in game digital store, fine we don't care. But we want to ALSO be able to sell it through steam, so our users won't have to be bothered going through separate stores for each game if they don't want to"
EA basically replied "screw you, we are removing some of our games then"
Games that don't have in-game digital store exclusive only way to purchase things are mostly still on steam, such as sims.
There ARE a few other games that are origin only though. I think battlefield 3 and that star wars MMORPG are some of them. Those are origin exclusives mostly so EA can try and get marketshare for origin.
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Can others confirm this? Because I was about to buy, but my C drive (where Windows is) is a small SSD and I don't have room to start installing games there.
Quote from appsniper View Post :
that is a issue when origin come out first and it wasn't fixed until mid of last year. i guess he haven't use origin for a long time.

you can choose where to install the games now
I don't know for sure since I'm not a fan of origin and rarely use it. BUT even if its true, with windows you can use junctions to make it think its installed on C when its really installed elsewhere. I did this with steam before they recently allowed you to install stuff elsewhere.

If anyone wants details on how to do this, quote this post and I'll post details.
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#36
I can confirm you can change where Origins games are installed . I currently have this done on my system with an SSD and a few platter drives . All my games are installed on a separate platter drive including my Origin games .(using Win7) .
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waiting for a full package with all expansions
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#38
i made a comment half-kiddingly about the slow download speed on my mac before, but i've gotta ask if anyone else is having an issue.

i know it's not my network (i had just previously downloaded 1gb iso from msft in a few minutes.), so is it amazon's download software, or just me??
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#39
WTB this deal on Steam.
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If you want to have a remote folder on c: drive use:
http://www.rekenwonder.com/linkmagic.htm
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#41
The Sims has to be the world's largest pyramid scheme...how people pay $300-400 for a single game and its expansions is absurd.
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i made a comment half-kiddingly about the slow download speed on my mac before, but i've gotta ask if anyone else is having an issue.

i know it's not my network (i had just previously downloaded 1gb iso from msft in a few minutes.), so is it amazon's download software, or just me??
It isn't just you. I have been trying since last night to get this to correctly download and it just won't on my mac. The farthest I can get is on the "Sims 3 Installer" and It gets stuck on file 809 of 858.

Going to try and delete everything and start over, but I hope someone has a fix.
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Quote from Twistedshade View Post :
I wonder how Publisher's decide what to allow Amazon and other site's to offer price wise. It doesn't seem to make sense to me that Origin would let Amazon have better prices than their own.
i've always wondered the same thing.
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#44
I have the steam version of Sims 3 (gift tradable) for $15 if anyone wants.
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#45
It says, Download time: 4 hours - 12 hours on broadband

Does it really take 12 hours? Geesh.
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