Welcome to Parsimonious
This is a community fansite dedicated to The Sims series of computer games. Here you will find a wide variety of custom content available to download and add to your game along with the newly added section for SimCity tips and strategy.
To return to this Home page, or to browse content for a different version you can navigate between versions in each section by using the special version menu found at the very top of each page.
Downloading Sims Custom Content
1. Choose a version of The Sims from the menu above, Sims 1, Sims 2, Sims 3
2. Select the type of content you want to browse from the tab menu at the top of each section
3. Browse through the available content, if you see something you want to download, click on the preview photos of the content to download it to your computer
4. Once you've downloaded files follow the instructions provided to install them into your game
Each version of the game comes with it's own specific instructions for installing custom content - you cannot mix and match!
The great news is that links to instructions pages and other related resources are available on every content page so you don't have to go and find them or remember where they are.
All the downloads on this site are zipped to make them smaller and faster to download. This is an extremely common way of sharing files online across the whole of the internet (not just the Sims community) so learning to open a zip is a useful skill and really very easy once you know how.
This site was designed to support Firefox (8+), Chrome (10+), Safari (5+), Opera (10+) and Internet Explorer (9+). The following links will take you to the home page of the supported web browsers to get the latest information and support:
Under considerable duress the latest version has been tweaked somewhat to be more functional down to IE 7 BUT it is still strongly recommended that if you are using a browser that is more than 5 years out of date, that you stop hitting yourself in the face with a stupid stick and update it immediately.
You don't have to take my word for it. Ask anyone who isn't a knuckle-dragging moron like yourself, they'll tell you that keeping your browser up to date is the safe and sensible thing to do. If you want to live dangerously there are more exciting ways to do it than using an old and crappy web browser.
December 22nd 2012: Happy Holidays One & ALL
Since it appears that we've mostly survived the predicted end of the world (or at least I hope so!), I thought I would take this opportunity, on behalf of our collective, to wish you all a happy holidays and a great new year.Celebrating
August 31st 2012: Spooky!
Astorina was lucky enough to attend EA's Supernatural UK Tour earlier on in August. Sims 3 players can read her thoughts and conclusions about this spooktacular new EP on her Sims 3 Studio (click to visit)
Supernatural will be hitting the shelves from September 4th to September 21st - depending where in the world you live.Irritated
July 20th 2012: Kate's Site News
The dust has barely settled on our last site make-over and yet here we are again.
I hadn't planned on doing another substantial redesign any sooner than 2018, but after significant feedback suggested that a large portion of our visitors simply found it too confusing and different, I had to make some further changes.
The subsection menus still function the same as before - they are optional and will default to showing all items - but I have put them back on the navigation bar as they had been for many years. Hopefully this more traditional design will help those who struggled with the change.
In other news I want to remind everyone that there are currently a few open posts for creators to join. As a reminder these will only be offered to experienced creators who have good ideas and attention to detail. You don't need to be a technical super-genius, but it is not a suitable opportunity for beginners either. Regardless of whether they are filled or not, the application period will end on August 30th so that anyone who does join has the option to contribute towards our anniversary event for next year (which will be 10 years folks!).
For more information, or to submit previews of your creations for consideration please email me:
This side section can be found on every content page and features useful information about the content shown.
The information provided will include things like instructions on how to install the content, links to external resources or other related information and for more complex items, assistance for understanding and fixing problems that can occur when using custom content.
If you can't find an answer and are really stuck, you can email us for help: