.SIM File Extension
- Developer by: Valve
- Category: Backup Files
- Format: Binary
What is an .SIM file?
.SIM file extension is created by Valve. .SIM has been classified as Backup Files. The format of .SIM file is Binary.
.SIM is Steam Game Backup Information File
Backup information file used by Steam's backup service, which allows users to backup and restore games using DVDs or other external media; contains settings and other information for the backup, along with a corresponding .SIS file.
SIM files are used to restore a backup from .SID game data files.
File Type 2 The Sims 3 Sim File
A SIM file contains a "Sim", which is a virtual person created for The Sims 3, an open-ended life simulation game. It stores information about a pre-made or custom Sim person, which includes his or her personality and appearance. SIM files are typically used for sharing with other users and for backing up Sims persons.
The .SIM file is one of three main file types, along with .PACKAGE and .SIMS3PACK, used in The Sims 3 to contain custom content. SIM files are typically compressed in a .ZIP or .RAR file and need to be decompressed before being installed. There are many programs available to extract archives, such as Apple Archive Utility, Corel WinZip, and PeaZip. After you extract the SIM file from the ZIP or RAR file using a decompression program, place the file in the following directory:
- Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\SavedSims
- Windows Vista/7/8/10: C:\Users\[username]\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\SavedSims
- macOS: /Users/[username]/Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/SavedSims
NOTE: If there is no "SavedSims" folder, you can create one.
File Type 3 SAP Tutor File
Tutorial created by SAP Tutor, a program used to record, edit, and play interactive self-learning units; contains a lesson, which may include screenshot images, text instructions, and assessment questions; used to train employees how to operate software programs.
SIM files may be played back using the SAP Tutor Player, which is bundled with the SAP Tutor package or available as a standalone program.
NOTE: The size of SIM files may vary depending on how many screenshot images are included in the tutorial.
File Type 4 Aurora Image
Graphic created or saved in the Aurora image format.