FreeSO (“Free Simulator Online”) is a reimplementation of The Sims Online™’s game engine, using C# and Monogame. While FreeSO aims to be faithful to the original game, it includes many quality of life changes such as hardware rendering, custom dynamic lighting, hi-res output and >2 floor houses.

How do I play?

 

If you simply wish to play, you can install FreeSO and the original TSO files using our installer+launcher available from  http://beta.freeso.org, and it will connect to our official servers. You can also register an account on this page, and find links to our communities where you can find support for the game, and reports on server status.

Note that our installer downloads the original TSO files from EA’s official servers. These files are required to make FreeSO behave like TSO, and are not unofficially distributed.

http://largedownloads.ea.com/pub/misc/tso/

Fair use policy

On its own, the FreeSO client does not display any copyrighted material, and is not distributed with it. The game files are provided by the user, and the client simply reads the files the user provides. In this sense, our replacement client is essentially a glorified The Sims Online™ file reader, as all original graphics, sounds, UI layouts and game objects are simply read and simulated by the client. The same goes for all our other tools and extensions for The Sims franchise games.

The game server transmits metadata generated from the execution of these scripts (avatar money values, lot/object state, avatar appearances, hash of game files for version identification) but does not transmit any copyrighted material.

We will not accept any code or content that violates the policy above in our repo.

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  1. I LOVE this, thank you so much man I know a lot of people appreciate what you are doing for the people that truly miss TSO, I can’t wait to see what all comes from this!

  2. GREAAT you are amazing!! Please don’t ever stop with this project because it’s just perfect! I’ll tell my friends right now 😀

  3. I am just curious, I wanna download very very bad — but once it downloads the file and I try to open it gives me an error which I am about 99% sure why — Because I am using a MacBook… Could you PLEASE Direct me to a download link for Macbook? I do remember the original TSO being Mac compatible so I would assure theres a download file for it out there somewhere… Thanks!

  4. Hey, I love what you’re doing! Sadly, when the original version was out and about I barely had dial up and I never had the opportunity to play, but I have heard so much great things about it! If you’ll accept, I’ll be willing to handle anything you need help with.

  5. Hello Guys,
    Someone knows the Capatcha/Register for the Formum registration?

    I can not registration on forum, I do not understand it 🙁 i dnt speak English

    can someone give me please the Capatcha for registration?

    thanks!

  6. I have some old screen shots and content that might be useful in future plans. I played this game since day one back in the day and had 4 to 5 accounts. I made a living as a high school student off this game a long time ago. I’m so glad to see it back, and would love to help by donating some funds or providing servers. Anything I can do to help.

  7. There seriously needs to be a Mac compatible version. I would love to play FreeSO, but since I’ve got a computer with an apple logo on it, I’m out of luck. Nostalgia should not be inhibited by a fruit. Thats my two cents. But seriously, make the Mac version!!!

  8. I would pour hundreds of dollars into this if I could play it on my Mac. Seriously. I appreciate this project so very much. I miss my simming days more than my partner or any current friends not from that long 15 years ago could ever understand.

  9. Someone on 2nd Life just told me about this game. I used to LIVE on TSO!!! I can’t wait to make pizza again, own my own house and just do all the things I used to do years ago!!! Thank You for bringing it back 🙂

  10. Hello! i m trying to open the 3d version game but launcher says to me install the freeso and tso game but i already installed them!! i don’t know what i do… i tried to reinstall all but not works

  11. Hello, I’d like to play FreeSO and I think it’s awesome that it’s possible to play The Sims Online again, I got no problem for downloading and installing the game, but when I try to register on the website, I never receive any activation link and it’s the same since 3 days. =/ Also when I try to register to the forum, even after finding the right captcha, there’s an error telling me to try later and that something went wrong. I really don’t know what to do anymore, can it be solved?

    1. Oh, I was about to say “nevermind, I finally got the mail”, but when I clicked on “follow” I got this message : “Sorry, but the provided signature isn’t valid.” on a blank page. ._.

  12. Probably not But i am wondering if a husband and wife can play together if one is on a desk top other lap top ? well of course live together same house

  13. i love love this game! You guys should consider puting a donate button on the website! We need to adversise this game ..it is amazing the work and time you guys have put into making it so great..more members = better game. Cant wait to see the moblie verison. Keep up the good work!

  14. I can not log in for the life of me!!! I already changed my password and I know what my username is!! It says its wrong when I just changed it! And I can’t make a new one because my email is already in use!! HELP!!!!

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