Questions on Sims 3: Island Paradise?

I have some questions about Sims 3: Island Paradise before I pre-order it.

My first question is: Do you need to buy Sims 3 in order to use Island Paradise or do you just need the Expansion pack alone?

My second question is: Is there any websites or videos on how-to play and cheats?

My third question is: Do they have it for Macintosh yet?

Thank you and hope you could help me! ^-^

1 Answer

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    Lv 6
    7 years ago
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    Island Paradise was released about a month ago, so you don't need to pre-order it, you can get it straight away! :)

    - Expansion packs don't function as separate games, they just add features and content to the base game, so yes, you'll need to get the Sims 3 base game first. Once you have that, you can then install whichever expansion packs you like.

    - You'll find a complete list of cheats here: and a decent game guides here: - that site has guides for each expansion pack and there are lots of sections along the left hand side that should give you tips for playing the game.

    Or if you're just looking for a general guide on how it works, try something like this:

    - Sims 3 games have always been compatible with Macs, so you don't need to worry about that.

    Hope this helps! :)

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