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3rd Jun 2009, 10:02 PM
As I stood in the aisle of my local WalMart staring at the beauty of the new Sims 3 games, I saw that next to them is a Sims 3 guids box for twenty bucks. What is that for?
I am confused since no clerks were around and I couldn't ask dumb questions of dumb teenagers. The only other person was some guy also admiring hte beauty of Sims 3 boxes.
Do I need that box of guids for anything when I get the game? I was planning on buying it, except I had just spent all my money but around 30 bucks on a new car around an hour before I hit the store and now I just want to know if I need to set aside money for that extra box as well when I got fetch me a new game?
Mainly I want to know what it's for and it I need it badly to mess around making my own stuff some day.
4th Jun 2009, 1:50 AM
Moving to Sims 3 discussion since this is not a game help question. :)
4th Jun 2009, 2:12 AM
I'm sorry but what are guids?
4th Jun 2009, 2:27 AM
I think Deatherella means a guide book.
No, you don't need a guide book. It just includes tips for playing the game. Usually the book doesn't match up well with what is actually in the game having been written before the game was finalized.
4th Jun 2009, 2:29 AM
I thought it might be guide book, but she also says "box of guids" and refers to it as a box several times. Does the guide book come in a box? I'm really curious now. :)
4th Jun 2009, 3:13 AM
The box said Sims 3 guids. It was to the left of the Sims 3 regular and collector boxes on the shelf at my local WalMart. I have no reason to go there today or tomorrow so I can't get you a better description.
4th Jun 2009, 3:20 AM
You dont have to have the guide book to play the game. Just get it if you have the money to spare and want to be thorough about the deadline date we were all waiting for, lol! I've seen ppl buying a whole lot more than that.
For me, it was a choice between the collector's edition and the basic edition. I chose the basic because the collector's was $70 and came with a 2GB Sims 3 memory USB and cool green packaging. I did the math and if I wanted the extra 2GB I could just get this somewhere else at my own time and the basic was just the game itself with the $10 simpoint card added.
I'm not stupid. --> The regular game is worth $40 everytime a new Sims interface opens up. Expansion packs go for $14-$19, so I know when the price of this new Sims 3 was $50 for basic I was indeed paying for that "free" $10 gift card they claimed they were giving us and when I saw the collector's edition was $70 and that a 2GB USB was $20 at the same office store I could get (again) at my own time seperately, that left a disc inside the superdy duperdy uber green packaged basic edition worth $40. So I cut the middle man and just grabbed the ....basic.
I can see why they want ppl to buy the software with the 2GB though because, if I'm not mistaken, it takes 2 GB to install the game itself onto your computer.
4th Jun 2009, 4:17 AM
Thinking about this, it is possible to have a box of guids if GUIDs are Globally Unique IDentifiers. It's not anything you would need to play the game. The game is complete on one disc.
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