sims3-storySince The Sims 3 is such a popular and beloved game, today we’re continuing the series of “tips and tricks” posts with the clear, step by step instructions on how to create a Sims 3 Story. So if you want to find out how exactly can you create stories using The Sims 3 images, we’ve got the instructions coming from the official site, so everything will work as intended by the developers! Here’s what you have to do:

1. Go to the official website of The Sims 3 and click on Movies & More, then click on Create a Story.
2. Click on the Backgrounds tab to select a background: click on Colors for solid backgrounds or Designs for various patterns.
3. Complete the Story Title field with the title for your Sims 3 story.
4. Start adding images by dragging and dropping them from the Images tab to the Pages area. You can use images offered by EA by clicking on the Images button (under the tab with the same name) or you can use your own images by clicking on the My Images tab.
5. After you’re done with the images, you can add audio from the tab with the same name and dragging them to the Soundtrack.
6. You can then add extra text for each image by clicking on the desired image and typing the text in the Page Text area. You can preview the whole thing by clicking on the Preview button
7. If you’re satisfied with your The Sims 3 story, you must click the Save it button to save the story.
8. Next you can publish your story. To do so, add its title in the Enter a Title field, select its genre in the Select a Category menu and a language in the Select a Language menu. Enter a description and check if you wish it to be a private story or a public one. Click on Publish and you’re done!


  1. Yeah i had a problem with this too but all you have to do is go to my studio, then go to media, and delete any pictures you don’t want. I hoped that helped!

    • Thank you so much! I had no idea how to get rid of old pictures I’d put to Create a Story, when I realized I couldn’t actually “publish” the story because of some type of glitch or whatever. :/

  2. is there a way to edit your story after you’ve published it? i accidentally did this and really don’t want to just delete my whole story..

  3. I have the same problem as Cassidy. I check for my screenshots under the Media tab, and they’re definitely there. I can use my images in “Create a Movie,” but not “Create a Story!” The “my images” tab is grayed out even though I KNOW they are uploaded and on the site.

  4. I uploaded my pictures and they show up in the media tab, but when I go to create a story they aren’t there?! I really am frustrated, I’ve tried deleting my current pictures, that didn’t work, then I searched through all of the picture, that didn’t work either. They won’t show up : ( help?

    • Nvm, turns out that if you have a picture already with 6jpg then you upload another one named 6jpg then it doesn’t show up b/c one is already named that : )

  5. Everytime I write a story it deletes when I save it It does not go on to the publish bit of the create a story only ever goes to step one when im done I go to save it then it just totally deletes im devastated I spend hours writting for it to delete when I save it please help?

  6. I agree with you Stacey. This has happened to me a lot. I’ve created a story called Pauline & Hank: 2gether 4ever. I’m trying to do one of them, and I always have major problems, and it’s really starting to make me mad. I think we should all just complain to EA. Right now I’m waiting to talk to someone on the EA website.

  7. I am really confused because I can’t delete any videos or pictures in my videos and pictures on my studio.I have tried dragging them to the trash but it won’t delete!!! Has this happened to any one else and am I doing something wrong?

  8. I know this is like months later but are you still having problems with your stories not publishing…? Because thats the problem i’ve been having.. & its been going on all week & i dont know how to get it fixed…?!

  9. I kinda have a weird problem–my sims 3 username is olimcharrie reply there— Ok, I can’t use my own images. It shows up in create a movie but not in create a story. Please hep me.!


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