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The Sims 3 Design and Hi-Tech Stuff for the PC features a modernized edition of Sims complete with all new gadgets, electronics and more. There are many things that this version of Sims adds to the game franchise feel. Along with the growing real modern world, players also want to create modern homes, acquire modern game consoles, appliances, upholstery, wallpaper, furniture and more. Upgrading these items in the virtual world will allow players to get a realistic sense of feel of a modern world within the Sims.

There are many things that the player may do in this version of Sims as well as things they may create, acquire and more. Players may create contemporary lifestyles using fashionable furniture pieces like sofas, chairs, bedroom sets, kitchen appliances and also the latest cutting edge technology. Besides the latest technology and furniture items, players can also change their players wardrobe by using the most stylish clothes available. For example players can dress their character with tailored suits if they wish or modern street clothing and even more elegant types of clothing. All of which help to give the player a sense of feel of playing in the real world even though they are still just playing Sims. In this specific version players are also presented with the 10th Anniversary features which include items from the original Sims and Sims 2. The items included from the past Sims and Sims 2 are the heart-shaped vibrating bed, the electric guitar, and the aquarium of which are all popular favorites among Sims gamers.

There are also other modes to this version of Sims which includes the Shop Mode. The Shop Mode in this Sims game differs from the previous games in which there is only one new item per category within the Shop Mode. New items may range from TVs, bathtubs, furniture, upholstery, appliances and other items. The Shop Mode while not innovative of the series does complete the game. Without the Shop Mode, the experiences just aren't the same. However, once the player has acquired their new technology, they can place it into their homes just as they would anything else.

This pack does require the user to install the prerequisite Sims 3 game or the Sims 3 Collector's Edition copy prior to installing this specific version of Sims. Once the player has installed this Sim's expansion, they are free to start upgrading their Sims lifestyles with all of the most modern gear, clothing and home furnishings they desire. This Sims expansion saves the data as normal to the players Sims game data. However the game data saved may only be accessed through when playing Design and Hi-Tech Stuff expansion. The expansion is compatible with multiple different distributions of Microsoft Windows and Macintosh systems. In order to play the game properly with an ideal frame-rate, the user will need to have a compatible graphics card within their computer such as Nvidia GeForce or ATI Radeon cards.