The Sims Resource is a fan site dedicated to downloads and objects for The Sims series of games. It was started in August 1999 - six months before the release date of The Sims, and it has grown to be one of the most successful Sims series websites on the web. The site boasts over one million registered users, and serves over 32 million downloads per month (according to their sources).
While it was previously a pay site with a large amount of free content, as of October 23, 2013, all content is free. Registration is no longer required for downloading, though registered users can purchase "VIP memberships" which will turn off ads and give access to extra download features. Only registered users can post to the forums, leave comments on downloads, or post to user guestbooks.