Steam-Origin Compatibility?

Steam-Origin Compatibility?

Postby memi35 » December 5th, 2015, 7:11 pm

Not entirely sure if this is the right place to put this, but whatever.

I have TS3 base game and all the "main" EPs on Steam. I'm interested in buying some of the towns. Steam doesn't have any of these towns. I want to just buy them on Origin instead, but I'm not sure if they would work with my Steam versions of the game. Will I be able to play my new worlds if I buy them on Origin? If so, what steps do I have to go through to make it happen?

In the case that there is no way to make them work together, I'll probably just get disc versions of them (which is a last resort as I hate having my games on discs). If that is the case however, are discs compatible with steam?
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Re: Steam-Origin Compatibility?

Postby Thaitanic » December 5th, 2015, 7:25 pm

In my experience, when you get the towns they download in the same way regardless of whether they were bought on Origin, Steam or not! :) You would install it as usual and they would go straight to your C:\Users\[Your Name]\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\InstalledWorlds (if you're on Windows - not sure about Mac). I would say get the neighbourhoods! If you do encounter any problems, however, I have most of the towns myself, so I might be able to provide you the town download if that's of any comfort if the Origin/Steam conversion doesn't work~
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Re: Steam-Origin Compatibility?

Postby memi35 » December 5th, 2015, 9:18 pm

Thanks! Hope that it works.
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Re: Steam-Origin Compatibility?

Postby Thaitanic » December 5th, 2015, 9:32 pm

Yes, best of luck! <3
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Re: Steam-Origin Compatibility?

Postby Teresa » December 6th, 2015, 7:11 am

It should work. For Sims 3 I had the original game in physical form and then bought most of the expansions through either Steam, Origin, or Amazon.
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