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19th Feb 2011, 10:15 PM
Two problems with CC:
:mod: After installing the game on my new laptop and updating accordingly, I made my mods/packages folders in the right places and downloaded the resourse file into the Mods folder. Put in some CC into the packages folder (unzipped) but it's not shoing up in the game. What's wrong here?
The path is Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Mods (here is the resource file)/Packages (here is the CC)
:mod: Two, the simpacks I transferred from my old computer to the laptop via a USB, I put in the downloads folder. Some of them showed up in the downloader, some didn't. The ones that don't only show up as boxes, and even if I select and try to install them, the downloader doesn't seem to see them. I uninstalled and reinstalled the EA downloader, didn't change the problem.
The simpacks are in Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Downloads
Thanks for the help...I would really like to get started playing, the graphics on here are fantastic.
20th Feb 2011, 1:06 AM
Sims 3 - Verify Package Installation
To help you further, please carefully read and follow the following:
First, double-check your setup: These instructions will take you through the things you should check yourself: Package Files Not Working (http://www.simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:Installing_Sims_3_Package_Files/Not_Working). You may be able to fix the problem yourself using those instructions.
Still not working? Then we will need ALL of the following information.
What is the version of your base game and any/all expansions?
Windows OS: Game_Help:TS3_Patching_Find_Gameversion
Mac OSX: Game_Help:TS3_Patching_Find_Gameversion#info.plist
Copy and paste the indicated line from the skuversion.txt or info.plist from the following locations, for ALL games you have (adapt as appropriate for OSX):
C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin
C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 <EP or SP name>\Game\Bin
BG: GameVersion =
WA: GameVersion =
HEL: GameVersion =
AMB: GameVersion =
FL: GameVersion =
LN: GameVersion =
Take THREE screenshots... one each of the following locations:
Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\
Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\
Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages
... and attach them to a post on this thread. Click Go Advanced and then Manage Attachments. Or if it says the pictures are too big, you can upload them to modyourpanties.com and copy and paste the links.
We have a guide on how to take screenshots if you need assistance: Game_Help:Screenshots.
Make sure you set your folder view to Details mode, that you have file types showing (.package, .cfg, etc. on the ends of the filenames) and expand out the Name and Type columns so they're fully readable!
Open your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\resource.cfg file in Notepad and copy-paste its contents here.
Right-click on Resource.cfg and check Properties. Is the file name Resource.cfg or Resource.cfg.txt or something else?
The above will help us figure out what the problem is with the package files.
If you double-click one of the affected sims3pack files, does the Launcher install it then? Or is there an error or somesuch?
20th Feb 2011, 8:25 PM
BG: GameVersion = 1.19.44
WA: GameVersion = 2.0.86
HEL: GameVersion = 3.10.4
AMB: GameVersion = 4.7.4
FL: GameVersion = N/A
LN: GameVersion = 6.2.4
Fixed the package files problem, they're showing up in-game now (it was a botched Resource.cgf file.)
:mod: If I double-click an affected sim3pack file, the Launcher comes up; however, the affected files show up in the preview picture as boxes instead of whatever the CC actually is. When selected, the install button isn't available, just the delete button. There's no error message, just the inability to install them.
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