Site News & Updates

Select Artist Winners For June

We have the winners of Select Artist Creations for June! Sorry we are a bit late with this! We will be changing this a bit and looking at overal quality of creations since we have so much talent at TSR. It's hard with our Select Artists to choose one creation in particular. We urge you to browse their minisites for loads of quality items.


  •   1st prize $50 goes to Severinaka for Creations made in June.
  •   2nd prize $30 goes to Paogae for the Creations made in June.
  •   3rd prize $20 goes to Rennara for Creations made in June.


Well done everyone! Please congratulate them in their guestbooks.

Winners send a PM to RicciNumbers or Anoeskab for instructions on how to claim your prize.

Select Artist Winners for May!

We have the winners of Select Artist Creations for April!



Well done everyone! Please congratulate them in their guestbooks.

Winners send a PM to RicciNumbers or Anoeskab with e-mail address the certificate should be sent to.

Artist News

We are happy to announce a new round of Artist promotions! If you want to be on this list and even make money from uploading here as a Featured Artist, all you have to do is start submitting your creations. We will notice any Artists that stand out, we promise :)

Sims 3 Featured Artists:

- zodapop
- pizazz

Sims 3 Select Artists:


EA Releases Official Trailers for Sims 4

Coming up to the E3 gaming conference in June, there has been a lot of buzz from the SimGurus
about the Sims 4 series release. As Steve reported from gamescon,  CAS is going to feature
manipulations of just about every part of a sims body. The Official CAS Trailer was released
last week and went into detail about what is going to be possible. Built in sliders so to
speak. You can view last week's CAS video here:

Official CAS Video

Today EA released the build function Official Trailer. It features manipulation we only ever
had with a CFE cheat and a lot of Custom Content. This is going to be exciting for aspiring and
veteran builders as it opens a whole new avenue to creating.  The new build features are
amazing, different wall heights, adding the foundation later, moving the whole building, placing windows up and down. You can find the Official Video here:

Official Build Mode Video


The E3 conference will be the showcase for all things Sims 4 and we will be watching for news to bring to you here!

Select Artist April Winners

We have the winners of Select Artist Creations for April!



Well done everyone! Please congratulate them in their guestbooks.

Winners send a PM to RicciNumbers or Anoeskab with e-mail address the certificate should be sent to.

Heartbleed and TSR

The internet was recently rocked by the announcement of a critical vulnerability in OpenSSL dubbed Heartbleed. Libraries provided by OpenSSL are used by approximately two thirds of companies on the internet to secure their communication. Companies across the internet are now working to both patch the vulnerability as well as take appropriate precautions against any potential exploits of the vulnerability. This vulnerability has been given the CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) identifier of CVE–2014–0160.

Because the vulnerability may have exposed private keys used for encrypting traffic between TSR, you and third parties we have issued a new certificate and made sure that our encryption software is patched. We have also made sure that third parties have patched and mitigated the problem on their end.

There is no indication of data being leaked because of this vulnerability but as a precaution we recommend that you change your account password. If you have any questions or concerns about this please email

We are monitoring things closely and are working on ways to further improve security on TSR.


Select Artist March Winners

We have the winners of Select Artist Creations for March!



Well done everyone! Please congratulate them in their guestbooks.

Winners send a PM to RicciNumbers or Anoeskab with e-mail address the certificate should be sent to.

New search engine!

We are happy to announce the beta test of our new amazing search engine. We know many of you were frustrated with our previous search engine that often gave irrelevant results and made it hard to find exactly what you're looking for. We encourage you all to take our new search engine for a spin and let us know what you think of it. We will post more information about how you can use it shortly, but rest assured it is very powerful and allows for very complex search queries!

You can test it here: or simply use the search field in our top navigation.

Leave any feedback in our forums here and enjoy!

Select Artist February Winners


 We have the winners of Select Artist Creations for February!


  •   3rd prize $20 Amazon gift certificate goes to Sherri1010 for the creation Hunter.


Well done everyone! Please congratulate them in their guestbooks.

Winners send a PM to RicciNumbers or Anoeskab with e-mail address the certificate should be sent to.


TSR goes Mobile!

To make sure we keep up with the mobile trend we are now rolling out a responsive version of the site. This means if you shrink the browser window to a size smaller then 500 pixels in width the content on the page will adapt and look very organized and streamlined, but optimized for viewing in a mobile phone. For VIP users we have made sure the add to basket button is visible on all pages so you can add files when you're out and download them when you get home.

This is a public beta so please report any pages that look weird or messed up. Please note that the responsive version hides a few features of the site in case you find something is missing in the menues or on download pages.

Enjoy TSR on your mobile phones!

Note: If the page looks weird it is due to cached CSS in your browser and on our servers. Please allow 2 hours from the posting of this news post for the responsive version to be fully functional.

Artist news

We are happy to announce a new round of Artist promotions! If you want to be on this list and even make money from uploading here as a Featured Artist, all you have to do is start submitting your creations. We will notice any Artists that stand out, we promise :)

Sims 3 Featured Artists:

- DarkNight
- NynaeveDesign

Sims 3 Select Artists:

- zodapop
- pizazz
- Colores_Urbanos
- trin303
- demented_designs

Select Artist January Winners

We have decided to bring back the awards for Select Artists with outstanding work. The first of these have been chosen for January.



Well done everyone! Please congratulate them in their guestbooks.

Winners send a PM to RicciNumbers or Anoeskab with e-mail address the certificate should be sent to.


Testing new ad solution

Hi everyone! We just wanted to let you know we are trying out a new ad solution and that the site might load a bit slowly at times while we're finetuning this. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience. VIP members will remain unaffected by this of course!

Simspiration returns!

We are happy to announce that we have relaunched Simspiration, our inspirational Sims Magazine. First out is a holiday issue, showcasing a lot of great content that you can go ahead and download for free after reading! Go here for more information.

Merry Christmas from the TSR Team!

Here's wishing all of our members and visitors a very Merry Christmas or Holiday Season, whichever best suits your beliefs :)

We've had an interesting year what with being in Cologne for the big launch of The Sims 4 and then changing TSR to a completely free resource. Now we can look forward to 2014, the year of The Sims 4, and all the excitement and challenges that will bring us.

Our very Best Wishes to you all!

The TSR Team.


New Themes filter

We've added a new filter to our downloads browse pages. You can now sort out downloads based on a specific Theme. Compared to earlier Themes we now have a myriad to choose from and more content will be added to them as we wade through our massive database. You can find the new Themes menu is available to the left of the Subcategory menu on the downloads browse page. Hope you'll be able to find some unexpected content this way! :)

Facebook Cover Photo Contest

Baby it's Cold Outside! (Ok, so in some parts of the world it's not very cold at all, but it is here, so just agree with me!) And when it's this cold, we need something warm and cheerful... like a new Facebook Cover Photo showing your Sims celebrating the holidays!

Take a screenshot in one of your Sims games (Sims 2 or Sims 3) that best portrays your Sims in the Holiday spirit. Show them hosting a gift giving party, or having a snowball fight, or sipping hot cocoa on the front porch. Your shot can be anything related to Sims celebrating in the cold, but it must be PG-13.

Upload your screenshot to TSR, with the title 'Holiday Spirit!', at the following link - (Be sure to change the Published: No to a Yes!)

You may enter as many times as you like.

Entries must be submitted by 10PM EST on Sunday, December 22, 2013. Winners will be announced by Thursday, December 26, 2013.

- The first prize winner will see their screenshot on our Facebook page as our cover image and will also receive a full month of VIP access to the site (no advertisements, use of the download basket, etc).  

- Second place will get two weeks of VIP access.

- Third place will get one week of VIP access.

(If the winner is already a VIP, the time will simply be added to the number of days left on their current account.)

NOTE: Facebook cover photo size is 850x315 and our logo will be on top of the bottom left corner of the image.

More fixes

Hey hey!

We've finally fixed the login bug many of you have experienced. It showed many of you as being logged in, but made it impossible to post comments or use VIP features without logging out and back in again first.

We've added a nice and clean lightbox feature for displaying the full size image on the details page, it also allows you to look through the entire album in fullsize mode.

And we've done some other small tweaks and fixes as well - hope you enjoy what we're doing!

Various updates

Hi everyone!

We hope you are enjoying the now free TSR and the tons of quality content we know you are downloading.

We have spent a few days now fixing some of the bugs reported to our staff. The following has now been taken care of:

- Ads hiding the top navigation (the navigation is no longer fixed to the top as a result of this)
- Keep me logged in cookie errors (showed you as logged in although you weren't)
- Stories and Screenshots on profile pages
- Stories and Screenshots admin links in account menu
- Profile blog index looked broken
- Uploading images to blog entries fixed
- The details page now indicates which game the creation is for in the description
- Plus many other smaller fixes.

Enjoy the changes - there are more things to come!

TSR becomes FREE with a new site design!

Today we are celebrating a milestone in the long history of The Sims Resource, taking the bold decision to remove our Subscription model and return to being a free site!

With advancements in advertising revenue streams and having negotiated direct advertising deals and sponsorships, we believe that now is the right time to replace our subscriptions with a 'freemium' model instead.

Version 9 of the Sims Resource is now live and gives users unparalleled access to all of the 852,000+ downloads available for The Sims games, including our Featured Artist creations that have previously been locked away for subscribers. You don't even need to create an account or even log in, just turn up, browse and download anything you like with no restrictions.

Sites like TSR have substantial overheads with bandwidth fees and masses of online storage space. We also pay our small army of Featured Artists to create some of the highest quality creations you will find in the Sims community. We think that our new site design, which incorporates additional ads when downloading, will cover these costs and provide a future for TSR and our amazing archive of 14 years worth of custom content creation, for years to come.

For those wishing to experience the site at its very best and who are willing to make a small contribution towards the running costs, we are introducing a VIP Membership which allows users to browse the site free from any advertising and to make use of the download basket and high-speed dedicated servers that used to be reserved for our Subscribers. They also get to download with a single click from the browse pages. These benefits cost just $2.99 per month, a great deal compared to the old Subscription rate of $8 per month. You can see the VIP area and experience the ease of the download basket on our VIP Preview Page.

We would like to thank you all for your continued support for TSR and hope that you like these changes and the new website. Feel free to share you comments with us to help us improve further. Although you no longer need to log in to download, you will need to log in to post in comments, guestbooks and the forums. We have started a forum thread for feedback and bug reports for the new website.

Your TSR Team.

Sims 4: Principles of Animation

This article is a challenge. Create a Sim and Build Mode were right up there on people's wish list for information. If I tell you this is about sitting in chairs and walking, you’re unlikely to be impressed, but if you are really interested in Sims 4 I urge you to read, I found the whole subject matter fascinating!

I can't help but feel like a salesman while writing this article though. Some of you might see it as a shameful promotion of Sims 4 in trying to convince you that it is better than Sims 3. Well, that's not my job (leave that to EA marketing). All I can do is pass on my experience and the opinion I formed while at Sims Camp, it is of course for you to make your own assumptions from what you see.

Me personally? I really liked what I saw and was drawn in by the depth of the technical changes and the effort the development team were clearly putting in to this product. I only wish every Sims fan could have seen the presentation we saw from Marion Gothier who gave us the 'Principles of Animation' Masterclass. Most of you would have found it fascinating, I'm sure.

The difficult thing for me here is explaining what we saw without the benefits of the animations and research Video Marion had on hand, but I'll do my best with my mock-ups made in Sims 3!

Principles of Animation

Every single animation in TS4 is new, nothing has been ported over from any previous game and it soon becomes apparent why that would not have worked. The principles of the animation of Sims in TS4 are that they are less robot and more human. Sims have smoother, more natural behaviour motions with vastly improved routing. Group socials and multitasking are two ways that Sims look and feel more human than ever before.

In TS3, Sims could only walk in a straight line, making slight angle adjustments at turning points if necessary. In TS4, Sim can walk in a full 360 degree turn. They can also sidestep, turn while walking and manoeuvre into a tight space. Stepping and turning can be done at the same time so a Sim getting up out of a chair no longer needs to stand, then shuffle to the direction they want to head, then start walking in a straight line. TS4 Sims will raise themselves out of the chair, turn themselves accordingly and start walking in a single, fluid motion, not only making the whole process quicker but looking very realistic. In fact, there are 60 different animations for a Sim stepping and turning in different ways alone!

Sitting is something that has had a major overhaul and seating placements can now be placed on almost anything. We may be lucky enough in future to see Sims sat on counters, tables or even walls! Almost all animations that we have come to expect from a standing Sim can now be made while sitting as well. We watched a Sim multitasking at a dinner table with another Sim. In between eating, the food was placed back on the table to allow for gesturing while talking. Drinks are picked up and put down as needed and while all this is going on, the Sim is twisting in his seat to face the other Sim while talking, or facing forward while eating. It doesn't sound much but when you see it in game it makes you realize how cardboard our past and even current Sims behave.

Another example was given with the storytelling animations. When a Sim tells a story they can gesture wildly, and each story has 3 sections which can have different animations of gestures so it might start out well but end up with little response from the audience, resulting in a failed gesture of disappointment for example. Importantly though, we were shown a Sim telling this story and gesturing while standing, sitting on a chair and even sat on a barstool with his feet on the stool rail. Animations are truly flexible and can be used far more diversely in the game.

Sims 4 Build Mode - First Look

Sims Camp

Welcome to my next Sims 4 article from Sims Camp in Cologne, this time looking at Build and Buy Mode. It's been really hard keeping quiet about all the great things I learned back in August, but release embargoes have made talking about this stuff off limits... Until now!

Aaron Houts, Designer of the Sims 4 Build Tool, gave us a presentation and demo of how Build/Buy works in Sims 4. There is still a lot we don't yet know about and of course, this stuff that we think we do know might change before release. EA are drip feeding us info so expect more soon. Apologies for the image quality, we were restricted to photos of a projected screen so had to make the best I could of them.

The community seems quite split right now on its love/hate relationship with Sims 4, long before they are really able to make a fair judgement, but that's natural, given the limited information available. Let's try and balance that right now by telling you that during this presentation I noted no less than 15 'WOW' moments from the group in my notes, and it pretty much sums up Build Mode.... WOW!

Sims 4 is built on an entirely new game engine which has allowed the developers to rethink the way Build Mode works. They felt that some players felt intimidated by the complexity or sheer workload of creating their own stunning homes in previous games. Many admitted to playing their entire family in a one box house with everything in the same room (sounds familiar). At the same time, EA respected the deep customization that experienced builders wanted. The result was a complete rework of the system to make Build/Buy accessible to all.

Artist news

Time for the announcement of a new batch of artists. Please welcome our new talents:

Sims 3 Featured Artist:

- Nightcrawler Sims

- philo


Sims 3 Select Artists:

- Zauma

- Ms Blue

- MartyP


Check out their minisites for their latest creations and write in their guestbooks to give them a warm welcome :)

TSR Hands on with 'Into the Future'

While at Sims Camp getting hands on with The Sims 4 we were also given a demo and hands on time with the upcoming and final Expansion Pack for The Sims 3, 'Into the Future'. Now in my humble opinion, EA couldn't win here, whichever way they showed us the games. If they started with the Sims 3 EP we would have probably wanted them to get on with it and 'show us Sims 4 already!' But they chose to show us Sims 4 before the Sims 3 EP and I have to admit, it felt a bit dated, even though the future is what this pack is all about. After looking at the detail and modernity of Sims 4, Sims 3 feels like it's had its day and might have been better shown first, but like I say, they couldn't win.

Anyway, let's look at this EP positively as I know many people will continue with their Sims 3 game long after Sims 4 graces this world and they will want to finish on something that enhances their gameplay, and it's fair to say that time travel can indeed provide.

Now given that this event was overshadowed by Sims 4 and the fact that I knew the producer videos would be released before I got to publish my article I didn't go quite so overboard on the note taking as I usually do, for which I apologise. What I did takes notes on were the most significant or interesting parts of the game for me, plus a ton of the in-game help pages, so here goes....

Hands On with The Sims 4!

Sims Camp

Having spent a few crazy days at Sims Camp at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, I've finally found some time to sit down and start sharing my experiences with the game. I know many of you have been eagerly awaiting information to come out of the event and some attendees have already managed to get some info out via their social networking sites, but in my usual manner, I've opted for a long winded but hopefully informative article.

I have to stress the usual disclaimer, more so than ever. We were seeing and using pre-alpha software, so what we saw is in many ways far from the polished version of the game that will ship next year. Still no suggestions when next year, EA won't be pushed to committing to any quarter or season. Likewise, thinks can change, so I might tell you something here that although correct at the event, may be wrong in the final or later versions. Also, all these images are exclusive to TSR, please don't reuse them, but link people to this article if you want to share them.

EA got the scoop themselves in showing CAS off in the TS4 Live Broadcast from the show floor on Thursday but I'm pretty sure I still have many details here that Jill didn't manage to cover in her report. After speeding through CAS I'll spend more time on Emotional Gameplay which hasn't been covered much yet!

Create A Sim

Jill Johnson is a Producer on TS4 Create-A-Sim. She demoed CAS for us and then we got to play on our own, trying out the tools, stretching our imaginations and grabbing screens and info to share with you all. This build has a very limited set of clothing, hair and other assets. I invited people to post in our forums, any questions they wanted answering and there were lots of concerns about the quality of the hair and it looking like plastic. I grilled Jill best I could on the issue and she explained that hair seen in the early teasers (remember the eyes?) were built with something like Hair version 1.5, today we were using Hair 3.0 and has massive improvements already. Hair isn't finished yet and there is still work to do on layers and textures so as with most stuff, don't write it off just yet, there's still a long way to go before we see a finished game.

The biggest change for CAS is that pretty much all of the sliders have gone and been replaced with direct manipulation. This means that you can use your mouse pointer to simply grab parts of the Sim body and drag them around to make limbs bigger, smaller, wider and narrower. Breasts can move up and down as well as bigger/smaller. Butts can be inflated, shoulders broadened and even feet enlarged. Posture can be changed too, to make Sims slouch forward or walk tall and straight. It's like using modelling clay to build any shape you desire (now I have the smell of 'Play Doh' in my head!). All this allows for an almost infinite body shape. Two sliders that remain are those for Heavy/Fit (represented by an apple and a donut) and Fat/Thin (represented by a couch and a dumbbell).

You can start out by choosing one of a broad range of body shapes and starting faces which you can then fine-tune to your needs if you wish. EA claim to have spent a lot of time creating base faces that represent multiple ethnicities, which can be seen quite clearly in the latest images released. There is also a really smart randomize feature for you to quickly pull together some random Sims. In truth thought, it's not completely random at all! You can choose which features to switch so if you are happy with your Sims face you can lock that in.

Your choices are Body Shape, Body Size, Face, Skin Tone, Hair, Facial Hair, Voice, Clothing or All. The reason I say it's not completely random is that it's smart enough to match certain clothing types and colours. So if it selects a beige leather jacket for a random female Sim the tool might select some beige boots to match. Nothing came out looking like a wardrobe fail in the dark of morning, these Sims looked like the outfits where colour and style matched for them!



TSR @ Gamescom: Sims 4 Q&A

As I'm lucky enough to be at Gamescom getting 'hands on' with The Sims 4, feel free to post any burning questions you have about the game and I'll try and answer them while I'm here.

Please post in the Gamescom Q&A Forum, and while you're there, share and discuss your thoughts about the game in The Sims 4 General Discussions forum.

Watch out for my previews of Sims 4 and hopefully 'Into The Future' soon.

Also check out our facebook page as that's where I've ben 'blogging' in real time from the event so far. More updates there as the events unfold.

The Sims 4 images and info leaked

Allgamesbeta was the first to find information and images for Sims 4 yesterday and the images and information has spread like a wildfire throughout the community. For those that may have missed it, here is everything we know so far:

The sims 4 Description

The Sims 4 is the highly anticipated life simulation game that lets you play with life like never before. Create and control new Sims with mind, body, and heart. Build their unique worlds. Direct and explore the stories of your Sims and experience delightful and exciting results.

Create and control the most intelligent and relatable Sims ever with new, intuitive design tools. Customize your Sims’ appearances, personalities, aspirations, walk styles, and even their relationship to others.

Select from diverse environments for your Sims to live in and build their home with fun, intuitive design tools that allow you to effortlessly create the homes of your dreams.

Play with life like never before in The Sims 4. The choices you make influence your Sims and everyone and everything around them. These moments create delightful and exciting results throughout gameplay.

How you play The Sims 4 is up to you. Help your Sims start a new career, find love, and start their family. Construct and design the homes of your dreams. Fulfill your Sims’ needs, explore their aspirations, and experience how they respond to life’s moments

The Sims 4 allows you to play with life like never before. The Sims live with rich physical and emotional characteristics and their worlds and stories are influenced by your choices and creativity. Welcome to The Sims 4!


• New Sims – Create and control more intelligent, more relatable, and emotionally rich Sims.

• Intelligence – Your Sims move and act more naturally than ever before, from multitasking to expressing their emotions by the way they walk. Choose the personalities of your Sims, select their aspirations, and explore the depth of their lifelong goals through your Sims’ thoughts, social skills, careers, and memories.

• Emotional Depth – For the first time, Sims feel and express emotions. Your Sims can experience a diverse range and depth of emotional states and are influenced through other Sims, actions, events, memories, or even by the clothing and objects you choose. Emotions offer you more choice by giving you the opportunity to create richer stories with even more possibilities.

• New Creative Tools – Create A Sim and Build are more powerful, intuitive, and fun than ever before. You have the freedom to sculpt Sims with tactile precision. Effortlessly construct the home of your dreams with the all new room-based Build Mode.

• Vibrant Neighborhoods – Chose among brilliant and diverse lots for your Sims to live in. Vivid visuals bring your Sim’s home to life.

• Rich Rewards – Earn new objects, outfits, and traits by completing events, discovering collectables, and unlocking achievements.

• Share Your Creations – Share your Sims’ households with your friends and the community. Download community creations for an all-new look. 

Discuss this in our official Sims 4 discussion thread here:

If you prefer Facebook, here is our official Facebook discussion:

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Create a Sim screenshots (click for larger version):


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Join our Screenshot contest for great prizes!

We all have favorite characters from movies and television shows, or even from a beloved book. So imagine your favorite character in the Sims world, and then create him or her!

Take a screenshot in one of your Sims games (Sims 2 or Sims 3) that best portrays your favorite character, using clothing, makeup and objects from TSR (or EA). Placing that character into a scene to match would be awesome, but it must be PG-13.

See complete rules here.

Good luck and have fun! :)

Island Paradise EP - Hands On Preview

Another EP, another Event...      Now that the game is loaded (like the new loading screen?) what can we expect from Island Paradise?

This is the penultimate Expansion Pack for Sims 3 with only 'Into the Future' remaining before we jump into the brave new world of The Sims 4 in the first quarter of next year. So let's 'dive' in, as that's what your Sims will be doing soon!

There were several other fansites at this, and other events held around the world, so information about what this EP contains will be plentiful after today I'm sure. So, as usual, I'll be trying to bring you some different material which includes lots of screen grabs of the new content in game in detail you probably won't see elsewhere (if that's your thing).

The Headliners

Here's the new icon for Island Paradise.

The EP offers some very different gameplay opportunities including the ability to own houseboats which are basically Lots that you can build on in just the same way you can on land, so the sky is the limit (don't try basements, that could end in tears). These can be driven around the game world between the many islands that make up the new world, Isla Paradiso. Sims can suffer seasickness on these and any other boat though, so care may be needed when creating seafaring Sims. Luckily there are 2 new Traits: Loves to Swim, and Sailor.

New activities include driving these boats around the islands, snorkelling and more importantly, diving. When Sims drop below the water surface they start to use the new Scuba Diving skill, looking for shells which are a new collectible item, treasures, fish and other underwater goodies (and baddies). Look out for sharks, as being mauled underwater is a new way to die!

If your Sim really likes the ocean they might want to take up the new Lifeguard Career, spending their days patrolling the beaches and saving lives, though they need to know when they are being duped as if our Lifesaving hero is a hottie, the victims may actually be faking it to get attention!


Mermaids are the newest addition to the collection of abnormalities that EP's tend to thrust on our perfectly formed Sims. These already exist in the waters of Isla Paradiso and befriending one might enable you to invite one into your household. If you aren't that lucky (or sociable) you could spend some Lifetime Reward points on some Mermadic Kelp to send your existing Sim spinning in a wet haze, emerging as a full blown Mermaid/man. I have to admit though, it looks a bit weird when Mermaids exit the water and switch their beautifully flowing tails for some scaly looking colourful legs and feet which I guess is needed if they are to spend time on land, but I was left feeling a bit underwhelmed there. You can drag your Mermaid into CAS and change their scale colours if you want to.

Mermaids are exotic sea creatures who have adapted to life on land. They differ from regular Sims in several important ways.

Mermaids can eat regular food but they prefer things that come from the sea, like fish and kelp. Kelp can be harvested on dive lots or purchased at the grocery store.

Mermaid skin dries out easily and requires constant hydration. Frequent baths, showers and dips in the pool or ocean are a must! If their hydration motive drops too low, Mermaids start to dry up and eventually become dehydrated. If a Mermaid is dehydrated for too long they'll get a visit from the Grim Reaper!

Mermaids' natural habitat is the ocean. They need to swim in deep water regularly or they will develop a salt water deficiency. Mermaids who do not swim in salt water regularly will eventually lose their scales and tails and turn into regular Sims.

The Sims 4 Announcement!

Having just taken part in a teleconference with EA I can tell you that The Sims 4 is due to be officially announced later today!

You can expect to see more juicy details spilling out onto gaming websites over the coming days. Rachel Franklin, Executive Producer at the Sims Studio, addressed everyone to announce Sims 4. Over 100 people are already working on the game which is being developed with "fans first".

Here's what EA say about the game: "The Sims 4 celebrates the heart and soul of the Sims themselves, giving players a deeper connection with the most expressive, surprising and charming Sims ever in this single-player offline experience. The Sims 4 encourages players to personalize their world with new and intuitive tools while offering them the ability to effortlessly share their creativity with friends and fans".

The game will be released on PC and Mac in 2014.

We'll keep you posted as we get more info. Be sure to share this news with your Sims fan friends by liking our Facebook post... this needs spreading to the world!


Survey Prize Draw Winners

After thousands of participants in our 2013 Member Survey its time to give away some well earned prizes to our members!

Our first 2 winners are: stevihj and Cali95678
They will both receive a TSR Coffee Cup, TSR USB Memory Stick AND their choice of any Sims Expansion or Stuff Pack.

Our next 2 winners are: leigh89 and GirlWatcher
They will both receive a TSR Coffee Cup, TSR USB Memory Stick AND a 6 Month Subscription to The Sims Resource.

Our final 2 winners are: Prettypuddy and Hyuuga_Inesu
They will both receive a TSR Coffee Cup, TSR USB Memory Stick AND a 2 Month Subscription to The Sims Resource.

Thanks to everyone that took part. We hope you enjoyed your free downloads. The information we gathered has been used to update our Media Kit which is used to sell advertising space on TSR, which is what funds all the great premium creations we are sharing for free in our Today Only section and The Vault.

More Free Premium Downloads!

From today, the popular Today Only feature will be increased from 3 to 10 subscriber downloads. This means that every day you visit TSR as a free member you will have access to 10 different subscriber only downloads. You will see "pre-rolls", or video ads before these downloads to contribute to artist costs and to keep premium creations flowing in to the site.

We are keen to hear your feedback on the use of ads to provide more free premium content as we change the way we share premium downloads, so keep that coming in please. Feel free to use the comments section on this news post.

If you like seeing more and more premium content set to free, please help continue this trend by sharing this news with your fellow Sims players on forums, chats and social networking sites. Why not Like our Facebook Page and Share our news post about it with your friends? We have regular prize giveaways on Facebook for helping us to promote TSR.

If you like what you see then why not become a Subscriber? New and existing subscribers still have unique access to all of the 18,000+ Featured Artist creations using a faster, ad free site, 'quickview' downloads and of course the powerful download basket.

Artist news

We are happy to announce the following new Artists!

Sims 3 Featured Artists:

- -April-

Sims 3 Select Artists:

- kardofe
- Victorian Carly
- ziapina
- Rennara
- Taurona
- Tomislaw

Check out their latest creations and look out for much more! Give them a warm welcome in their guestbooks :)

2013 Member Survey - Win prizes!

As we move towards making more of TSR free we are looking to advertisers to work with us in achieving what could ultimately be a completely free TSR. For this we need an updated Media Kit outlining our audience so that we can be best matched to effective ad campaigns.

Please help us by taking part in our 2013 member survey. It should only take a couple of minutes.

As a thank you for your help you will be instantly rewarded with access to 3 subscriber only premium downloads as shown below. You will also be entered into a prize draw where you could win Sims Expansion or Stuff Packs, TSR Mugs and USB sticks and TSR subscriptions.

Your personal information is never shared with other companies or agencies, the data is collated and published only as a general overview of our audience statistics when approaching advertisers.

Please be as honest and accurate as you can to make the results as useful to us as possible.

Go to the survey here, and thanks again for your time.


Minor layout changes

We have restructured the frontpage and download details page for non-subscribers. This is to give a better alignment for our ads and make room for a new format on the frontpage. The more successful we are with advertising, the more content we will provide for free so this is hopefully a positive change on all accounts.

The changes are minor and only involves a slight restructuring of where certain information is displayed, especially on the download details page which should now look more organized and be easier to read the description on.

Thank you for your continued support!

Vote for sim_man123!

TSR Featured Artists sim_man123 is in the running for an award at EA's "Inspiring Creativity" contest. If you appreciate his creations and want to give him something back then why not head over the Official Site and vote for him? His entry is under the name KrisLW35 in the Art categoty. There are 2 week left to vote and you can vote every day, so give Kris (sim_man123) your support and go vote fom him today, or every day!

Artists news

We've cleaned out quite a bit of inactive artists recently, and made room for new aspiring talent!

Please welcome the following:

Sims 3 Featured Artists:

- Cleotopia

Sims 3 Select Artists:

- Kiolometro
- squarepeg56
- bluecoco

Check out their latest creations and give them a warm welcome in their guestbooks!

Attention Sims website owners!

Do you host your creations at other Sims sites or file-sharing places such as Mediafire? If so, please be aware that someone with nothing better to do is reporting your content with a so called DMCA complaint and calling themselves "Thomas" or "TSR".

We know this must be irritating and upsetting for you but unfortunately, there is nothing we at TSR can do about it. The underlying problem is that anyone in the world can file such a complaint and simply put whoever's name they see fit in there, and the way Mediafire works they will remove the content first and ask questions later.

Happy New Year!

We would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!

To celebrate the coming year we have set all remaining Sims 2 creations permanently free, that is over 9000 creations including all hairstyles from Newsea, Skysims and Cazy to mention a few. Enjoy everyone!

Merry Christmas!

We here at TSR would like to wish all our fans and artists a very Merry Christmas! This year has been a blast with thousands of fantastic creations from our talented artist community. We look forward to bring you more amazing creations in the year to come, along with a few big surprises along the way - stay tuned!

Enjoy your holidays here at TSR :)

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