Electronic Arts cites the reason for the delay was to "create awareness for The Sims 3". It shows something towards a continuous, panning neighborhood, diagonal placings for objects, better lighting systems, and the ability to change shoes in the CAS, an ability previously limited to only console versions of The Sims.Before it was delayed, it was originally to be released only on Windows but after the delay, it is available on both Windows (Windows 98-7) and Mac OS X, which makes this the first time EA released The Sims on both Windows and Mac OS X (EA only made the Windows version of The Sims, The Sims 2 and The Sims Stories; Mac versions were made by Aspyr Media). The preview only lasts about one minute, and has poor resolution.The game has disc-based copy protection – there is a Serial Code just like The Sims 2.
If player characters form the narrative's protagonists, non-player characters can be thought of as the "supporting cast" or "extras" of a roleplaying narrative.
Non-player characters populate the fictional world of the game, and can fill any role not occupied by a player character (PC).
He also appears in The Sims Free Play as part of the "Life Dreams" update.
He spawns on the lot when a Sim dies, performing various animations in front of the dying Sim before spawning an urn or a tombstone.
In traditional tabletop role-playing games the term applies to characters controlled by the gamemaster or referee, rather than another player.