Talk:The Sims 3: Showtime

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To-do List for Showtime

Wikians who bought the pack, I'm begging you to please help contribute everything you can. Use SimVIP's Showtime Game Guide for reference or for information (but try not to copy the whole thing from there, try to rephrase it).

Things needed:

  • SimFest (new page needed)


*Lifetime wishes and lifetime happiness rewards

  • Objects from Showtime
  • Gigs
  • Big Show Performance (new page needed)
  • Simport

Any other things needed to be added or updated, add/update in the list. If done, do not delete it and use <s>*'''Example'''</s>.

Hope we make these informations useful for other players to look up on and learn. Thanks.
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Same article (deleted)[edit source]

I had created the same. Can someone transfer it? ThomasWikia 09:49, December 6, 2011 (UTC)

I have deleted the page because duplicate with this one and I see most of the content is same. thank you for creating the page and share the information thomas :) Wiryawan310 09:54, December 6, 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. ;)
ThomasWikia 09:56, December 6, 2011 (UTC)

Helpful info[edit source]

There is an article on SimsVIP on this link: Images of Limited Edition box art, extra photos and notes.

Hope this helps. :) ThomasWikia 16:06, December 6, 2011 (UTC)

Interesting...[edit source]

Send your Sims to a friend’s game and have your friend’s Sim come to your game with the new Simport feature!

This will be interesting. ;-) Alex9400 | TALK with me. I ♥ ♦³ :-) 16:47, December 6, 2011 (UTC)

I don't think so. ._. -ThomasWikia 10:33, December 7, 2011 (UTC)
Maybe, I'd rather see the rabbit holes be removed, or give us more streets/shops/malls/places to visit. Buffyfan123 03:45, December 10, 2011 (UTC)

Theme?[edit source]

Is there anyone who knows what theme The Sims 3: Showtime will have?

The theme is rising to fame, like in The Sims: Superstar. Lost Labyrinth Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (c)(b) 18:29, December 7, 2011 (UTC)
Thank you.Tamara the Cool 19:39, December 7, 2011 (UTC) Tamara destiny

Linux?[edit source]

From this link, I found out that Linux is included at the platform. Does that mean Showtime is releasing for Linux users? But yet, The Sims 3 do not include Linux. Is there a mishap? Please clarify. Thanks. ThomasWikia 04:50, December 9, 2011 (UTC)

It is a complete mislap, and it only got the Windows OS correctly. The Sims 3 only runs smoothly on Snow Leopard, since it has issues with Lion and Leopard is just vintage, it never supported tiger. And the term "Linux" is way too general. But then again, let's wait and see. A trip to hell is an exciting experience, isn't it?18:29, December 9, 2011 (UTC)
That's a mistake on Amazon's part. There's no way EA would start supporting Linux in the middle of The Sims 3's life. Half of the DVD is the Windows version and the other half is the Mac version, that and Origin is Windows exclusive. I highly doubt that Linux will be supported now or in the future.--The Black Scorpion 20:39, December 9, 2011 (UTC)

DJ[edit source]

New work as a DJ? I guess the songs will be from Skrillex, Daft Punk and deadmau5. =) - Random contributor

I guess not. The songs might be made by The Sims Studio only.. but let's see.
ThomasWikia Main|Talk
10:12, December 28, 2011 (UTC)

So Excited![edit source]

This expansion pack will be great! I'm really interested in stage lighting and stuff, so it should be a great expansion pack for me! Can't wait til' March!

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New Death : By Magic?[edit source]

I read the source where the editor got it from but it doesn't really explain much about the death and if its really called "Death by Magic". We don't really know a lot of detail about the death and how it occurs right? (talk) 08:22, January 8, 2012 (UTC)

From the newest press release, "Beware the Box of Danger! If a Sim fails at correctly executing their tricks with this object, death may come calling". This is the box we see in the trailer, the one the magician sticks the sword though. Thus, if that trick goes wrong, the Sim inside of the box will die.--The Black Scorpion 08:36, January 8, 2012 (UTC)
So its more like death by Failed Trick than death by Magic, because its not really magic killing the Sim, the "Magic" skill of the performer will likely determine whether or not this trick will succed or fail. But if failing that trick ALWAYS results in the death of the assistant, I believe that the death rate from this trick will be extremely high if there is'nt some way to Practice with a Dummy. Or if the required skill level to succesfuly perform this trick is'nt to high -- Mr. Hamming 00:23, January 11, 2012 (UTC)

Katy Perry[edit source]

I love Katy Perry. That's all i wanted to say. :D Alex9400 | TALK with me. I ♥ ♦³ :-) 20:12, January 18, 2012 (UTC)

Going to get the collector's edition right?
ThomasWikia Main|Talk
14:39, January 27, 2012 (UTC)

The Return of Genie?[edit source]

From the screenshot I saw, it looks like Genie will be back in this game as a returning life state for real! And it looks as if it's playable! Is it true? Nikel Talk 12:06, January 23, 2012 (UTC)

Those are two of many screenshots uploaded to the Exchange by secondary accounts of a few participants of the Showtime Beta. They are real and yes the Genie is the creature. Due to the embargo, I can not give any info about the Genie. We'll have to wait until after the live chat on Thursday.--The Black Scorpion 12:26, January 23, 2012 (UTC)
According to the live chat, nothing is explained about genies yet. Graham knows that a lot of The Sims 3 community knows that there's a genie as a life-state. Probably you have to wait.
ThomasWikia Main|Talk
14:39, January 27, 2012 (UTC)

Notes section[edit source]

Is it fine if I post four different types of editions in a new article? The four are: standard edition, limited edition, bundled edition and collector's edition. All the box arts goes at the bottom of the topic. So, can I?

ThomasWikia Main|Talk

14:39, January 27, 2012 (UTC)

Gosh, so many choices, so little time! Can't EA just release one of each EP??? Does every edition of Showtime game really exist? Nikel Talk 14:49, January 27, 2012 (UTC)
Well, EA has offer these kind of stuff so that their customers can sell one of these, thus getting lots of cash.
It could be better if EA can just show what are their future packs (showing themes) and make them. The customers will create hype and chooses what they want. And EA should hold a suggestion live chat, the customers will tell what suggestions they want in the packs.
That's my opinions.
ThomasWikia Main|Talk
02:23, January 28, 2012 (UTC)
Sounds like EA's name has been smeared with their greed of money... Nikel Talk 15:00, January 28, 2012 (UTC)

Starlight Shores?[edit source]


I noticed the new town is going to be called Starlight Shores,and I found a possible picture of it. Is this true?Most say that it's just made to look fitting,but not the actual town.Dailingping11 11:42, February 5, 2012 (UTC)

Not sure with it... It's true that the town is going to be Starlight Shores, but I haven't seen what it will be like. Where did you get that snapshot? Nikel Talk 13:42, February 5, 2012 (UTC)
For crying out loud, does nobody else follow the SimGurus/Producers on Twitter? That was staged in Sunset Valley. Also, there was a live chat a few weeks ago where they showed off the LA inspired town.--The Black Scorpion 01:35, February 6, 2012 (UTC)
Sorry, I'm barely on twitter. Nor am I excited about this Showtime. :/ Nikel Talk 09:44, February 6, 2012 (UTC)
Not Starlight Shores.. because they don't look like Starlight Shores... :/
Oh and Black Scorpion, chillax. :)
ThomasWikia Main|Talk
12:00, February 6, 2012 (UTC) least now I know the rumour that this is fake originated from. Dailingping11 16:14, February 10, 2012 (UTC)

Release countdown colors[edit source]

I'm not a fan of the colors used on the release countdown header - I think they should be changed back to standard info header colors, as found in {{Info}}. -- LostInRiverview talk · blog 18:05, February 9, 2012 (UTC)

I agree, since it will be consistent. It's not a big problem to deal with anyway, so I'll just revert it. Nikel Talk 09:46, February 10, 2012 (UTC)

90% fake![edit source]


Check this out! what do you think? Wiryawan310 17:25, February 25, 2012 (UTC)

Looks fake all right. hehe.
ThomasWikia Main|Talk
10:59, March 1, 2012 (UTC)

Featured Article[edit source]

I can't believe it. This article is featured. Surely, I want to thank the contributers of this article (and me, hehe) who made this possible. :)

ThomasWikia Main|Talk

10:59, March 1, 2012 (UTC)

Duh! XP Nikel Talk 13:40, March 16, 2012 (UTC)

return of Magic?[edit source]

the magician Career looks great, and i noticed a sim holding a glowing energy ball or something in a picture (on the cover of the game, i think)

does anyone think that magic or witches/wizards might be returnung?

Can we really hire Magicians?[edit source]

Sorry if I someone has already asked this question, but I just want to ask about this statement: "You can hire DJs, magicians, singers, and acrobats from the “call for services” menu. You can also hire a Sing-a-gram from the phone, to deliver a message to someone special."

Can we really hire NPC Magicians ? I haven't bought the game yet but I'm curios if the NPC magicians are finally being used in the game because I've heard that before this EP was released they were just left-over scraps that had no use/function in the game.

Yes you can. Magicians are finally used in Showtime. Starmoonie 02:05, May 13, 2012 (UTC)
Now, I'm curious. Are the hired magicians NPCs or Sims who work as Magician? If they're the NPCs, does it mean the hireable Singers and Acrobats are also NPCs? Nikel Talk 17:48, May 14, 2012 (UTC)
Yeah I think that's what he/she meant. They're like Firefighters . You can call NPCs to help you out with the fire or you can turn your own Sim into one so that you can control one yourself. So I guess the Magician (NPC) article needs to be updated.
Yes you can consider them as NPCs but when you hire them they are completely random Sims, so they aren't really like Firefighters since you don't really know who you hire. Starmoonie(Talk Here) 23:40, June 1, 2012 (UTC)
I have another question. Are they like Service Townies then?Blueknightex 00:15, June 2, 2012 (UTC)
Kind of, most are usually generated by the game so you may have a chance of seeing them in the neighborhood, but most likely not until you hire them. Starmoonie(Talk Here) 00:17, June 2, 2012 (UTC)
Also you will just find the two main magicians in Starlight Shores, so yeah I guess Magicians are new NPCs my bad. But for other towns there maybe generated ones since they are newly introduced. Starmoonie(Talk Here) 00:25, June 2, 2012 (UTC)
Sorry if my question sounds similar, but are only townies becoming these magicians, singers, and acrobats NPCs? Will other playable Sims who happen to work there become one too? Nikel Talk Vote for Featured Media! 02:12, June 2, 2012 (UTC)
Oh crud, let me fix this all up cause I guess now that I'm all wrong after trying to figure out how to answer these questions while playing the game. No worries guys I got it right this time! xD Starmoonie(Talk Here) 02:28, June 2, 2012 (UTC)

Showtime[edit source]

Does anyone else dislike Showtime? I dislike it. I'm not the person who is obsessed with celebrities and magazines, I prefer History and Science. It's my opinion, but I think Showtime isn't very good. Bakerychaz 13:07, June 23, 2012 (UTC)

Nope I like it...I don't really think you'll ever find a history related EP besides vacation ones. Starmoonie(Talk Here) 13:10, June 23, 2012 (UTC)
That's true. I meant that I just don't like it, not that I want a history EP. Bakerychaz 08:15, June 24, 2012 (UTC)