MySims

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MySims
MySims cover
Developers
EA Redwood Shores
Windows EA UK
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Release dates
Windows October 28, 2008
MySims guide at StrategyWiki
MySims at Wikipedia
The Sims
Subseries of Sim
The Sims 2000
The Sims Online 2002
The Sims 2 2004
The Sims Stories (series)
MySims 2008
The Sims 3 2009
The Sims Medieval 2011
The Sims 4 2014

Key points

Can run on low-end hardware.
Contains exclusive content not present in the console version.
Retail version contains SecuROM DRM, A De-Authorization Tool is available.
Online servers were shut down on November 26, 2011.

General information

Official website (archived)
EA Answer HQ
EA Answer HQ (OS X)
MySims forum (NeoSeeker)
The Sims Wikia
MySims Wikia

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Requires online activation
Can only be used x times
SecuROM DRM disc check and activation. A De-Authorization Tool is available.
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Windows
Origin
DRM-free after installation through Origin client (see notes)
Can be played without Origin running
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Electronic Arts\MySims\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Electronic Arts\MySims\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
VOX, Ambient, SFX & Music sliders.
Surround sound
Subtitles
All dialog is delivered only through subtitles.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Audio dialog is in a non-english "Sim Language".

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
Online servers were shut down in November 2011

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2
Processor (CPU) 1.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce4 MX series and above
ATI Radeon 8500 and above
Intel Integrated Graphics 945 and above

References