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21st Jan 2012, 2:15 PM
I am new here and I am not sure if this is the right forum to ask. I read in the rules that it is for questions about MTS and I am not really sure my topic is about.
Well, I got a question about extracting download files. I am using a Mac with Os X Lion and I have problems with extracting the .rar files. .zip and other packages are no problem for Keka but it is not able to extract .rar packages. I have used several other programs as well but there were a lot of error-messages. Could somebody help me?
21st Jan 2012, 2:27 PM
This forum is for creators asking questions about uploads which are in the moderation queue, or have been rejected. I guess you were in the Site Issues forum when you read the bit on questions about MTS, which was right - I dunno how you ended up making a thread here instead :p . I've moved this thread to the general computer help forum, since although your question certainly relates to MTS, it's not actually about the site. :)
You can find info on how to extract zip and rar files on Mac here: Game Help:DFDD5 Extract from Archive - under "1.3 If you're on OS X".
If you're having problems with Stuffit or the other programs listed, then please tell us what the errors say - "a lot of error messages" could mean anything from "Stuffit is not installed" to "The file is corrupt", "Not enough hard drive space", "You must register the program first", or "This is a calculator, not a Mac".
23rd Jan 2012, 2:43 PM
Thank you for your help and moving the thread to the right forum! :)
I solved the problem on my own because I recognized that my Mac has some problems with extracting Create-A-World-Files. Other .rar-packages from this site were correctly extracted and installed to TS3. I have tried a lot of extracting-programs the last days and found one working on my computer without any problems (except the CAW-packages). Is it possible to install customized worlds to Sims 3 on Mac or is this the problem I had?
23rd Jan 2012, 5:32 PM
Ah, well the problem with worlds is that the .rar files are multi-part - that is, it's one .rar file split up into multiple sections. The easiest way to extract such files is usually to remove the MTS_blahblahblah from the beginning, so that the files are all named the same, with the only difference being that they end in .part1.rar, .part2.rar or .r00, .r01. You should then be able to extract them normally.
In any case, if that doesn't work, look for the multi-part archive instructions for whichever program you're using, and you should be able to get it working. :)
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