11/26/2011 CC Magic has been released -- CC Magic is a much improved version of the Custom Launcher and is available at this link
06/13/2011 Correct issue with latest patch Build 3101 -- Updated for Generations (non-English language fix)
Support and Bug Reports now at http://sims3.the-prof.net/forums/
I will continue to follow this thread, but please use above link for new issues, bug-reports, etc. This thread is getting quite long and it is very difficult to make sure that I get to each issue with them all stuck together in the single thread.
The short feature list:
Validates and Installs or Repairs the Mod Framework on each run
Scans the Downloads directory for new packages, .7z, .zip, and .rar files and adds them to its database
Scans for existing packages and adds them to its database
Allows the user to select/deselect packages
Allows the user to move existing "Legacy" packages to the database
Allows the user to move managed packages back to the "Legacy" Mod folder
Allows package creator to add information to describe themselves and the package (see included TestPackage.package for an example)
Allows user to modify package's name and description
Allows for categorization of Packages (user defined categories)
Combines all enabled packages into one (or a few) large package files for faster load times
Properly extracts and installs .sim files from .zip, .7z and .rar archives
Verifies script resources for correct version number
Finds and removes TS2 package files from TS3
Please be sure to back up your Mods, Downloads and Installed directories under My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3. (More details in the readme.txt included)
Build 3101 = Support for Generations on Non-English language machines. Resolves the "Error: Null" issues.
Build 3100 = Now ignores EA's version number info, too many different version number formats to try and track (737 + 231 Downloads)
Build 2885 = Properly parses EA's version number info from latest patch (7574 + 1820 Downloads)
Build 2555 = Resolved bugs #31,32,33 - Added Delete Button, Added custom exe launching, fixed TS2 package discovery (3113 + 8009 Downloads)
Build 2525 = Resolved bug #16, checks script resource version number (813 + 217 Downloads)
Build 2511 = Resolved multiple bugs, added .7z support (1497 + 393 Downloads)
Build 2482 = Resolved multiple bugs, added .sim support (403 + 151 Downloads)
Build 2436 = Resolved duplicate package display (494 + 719 Downloads)
Build 2424 = Rebuild Crash bug fixed (126 + 177 Downloads)
Build 2378 = Multiple Bug fixes (382 + 397 Downloads)
Build 2219 = Correction of Windows XP issue with new Icon. (401 Downloads)
Build 2205 = Additional Bug Fixes, Some visual improvements too. (481 Downloads)
Build 2190 = Misc. Bug Fixes added (142 Downloads)
Build 1986 = First Official Release (2059 Downloads)
Build 1965 = Encrypted .packages detected...
Build 1958 = Extended Error detection and logging... (5 Downloads)
Build 1943 = Added Error detection and logging. /LOG:x command line parameter to enable. (21 Downloads)
Build 1879 = Major rewrite, usability and stability fixes (22 Downloads)
Build 994 = Added Category Sorting; fixed misc. issues (118 Downloads)
Build 929 = Added XML Tuning Templates (29 Downloads)
Build 711 = Fixed resource duplication bug (25 Downloads)
Build 710 = Added better Dialog for Rebuild (0 Downloads)
Build 680 = Fast Fix for Ambitions and Game Update for 1.12/2.7/3.3 (85 Downloads)
Build 669 = Original Test Release : Pre-Ambitions only!
Now includes a Windows Installer
If you download the link Custom_Launcher_xxxx Setup.zip it contains a single file that is a windows installer. Just run the installer and it will install the Custom Launcher for you.
Manual installation is available if you download Custom_Launcher_xxxx.zip
You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.
You need to be a Registered Member to be able to download from MTS. Registration allows you to thank and leave comments for the creators, see your download history, participate in the discussions and much more!
Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. The archive contains a windows setup program. It will let you choose where to install the software. You can find the program under your Start Menu in the Custom Launcher folder.