The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

RE: Latest sims update breaks sims?
by Metastopheles on Wednesday June 26th 2013, 5:57
Can you launch the TS3.EXE? in the sims 3 directory.
If you have some expansion packs or stuff packs, you can launch them directly. If it is a ep, browse to the EP directory and look for the TS3EPnn, where nn=the ep number, example is the University Life EP is 09. So to launch with University you would have something similar to below.

~$ >wine "~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3 University Life/Game/Bin/TS3EP09.exe"

For a Stuff pack, the executable is TS3SPnn, where nn=the stuff pack, specific example for Town Life Stuff is

~$ >wine "~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3 Town Life Stuff/Game/Bin/TS3SP04.exe"

If you have any questions, just ask and I hope this helps.