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CUSTARD Sims3Pack Cleaner

by Tashiketh Posted 7th Feb 2010 at 12:52 AM - Updated 27th Nov 2013 at 4:01 PM by Nysha
562 Comments / replies (Who?) - 23 Feedback Posts
Hi All,

What is this?

Welcome to the new tool. Clean Up Sims3packs Today! Also, raise dead. aka CUSTARD.

Also known as:
Clean Up Sims3packs - Totally Amazing Rubbish Detection (CUSTARD)
Clean Up Sims3packs Today And Revere Delphy (CUSTARD)
Clean up simspacks - totally automated rubbish detection (moar CUSTARD)
Clean up Sims3Packs today! Or die young.(CUSTODY)
Clean Up Sims3Packs Today! Advanced Research Division (Mmm birds eye...)
Clean Up Sims3Packs Today! Only MTS (CUSTOM)


(Thanks to Leesester, Davey and CN)

What does it do?

This tool is basically the "Clean" part of the old Sims2Pack Clean Installer that some of you may remember from TS2 days. It features the same functionality as the TS3 Dashboard, but works solely on Sims3Packs.

You can use it to basically "clean" your Sims3Packs, and also see if they have any corrupted packages inside.

NOTICE - Read this!

This tool is in ALPHA stage. This means that it might have bugs. This is NOT intended to be on general distribution and ONLY people who are willing to test the tool should be using it.

How do I use it?

Extract, open the tool. Open a Sims3Pack.
Uncheck stuff you don't want in the resulting file.
Save or Save As.

Note: You currently cannot right click a Sims3Pack and use Open With.



.NET Framework 2.0
Some Sims3Packs



- Fixed bug where selecting ANY package file to be disabled corrupted the XML of the saved Sims3Pack, thus making the entire Sims3Pack unusable.


Fixed some bugs, but it's been so long that I can't remember which ones. Probably something to do with clearing the list up properly or something....


Fixed the following bugs:
1) Didn't actually remove anything from the Sims3Pack, just removed it from the XML.
2) Had errors in the DimX, DimZ and sizes. (Reporting negative log sizes)
3) Had errors in the other metatags.
4) Was missing PackageId and Date.
5) Didn't correctly remove Lot thumbnails
6) Was missing lotName
7) Was missing EPFlags

1) Object description appears in Description column
2) Button to uncheck all thumbnails

Feedback wanted

I'm mostly interested in using this to load as many Sims3Packs as possible, of all types and sizes, and seeing what the resulting file looks like in terms of 1) Does it work 2) What the filesize is and 3) If anything is missing.

Please use the Debug menu to dump the Raw and Generated XML and then zip up and upload the resulting file, to help me out.
Operating System: Windows
Utility Type: CC Editors CC Managers
Plugin Type: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
CUSTARD.rar | Description: v1.0.3922.35965 83.6 KB 124,079 12th Sep 2010
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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Warrior Gryphon
site owner
Original Poster
#76 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 10:45 AM
SIMCITIZEN: I did take a look and I couldn't reproduce the issues here. I might have fixed it somewhere in the code in the meantime without knowing though...

Story books are full of fairy tales, of Kings and Queens, and the bluest skies.
Field Researcher
#77 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 1:20 PM

I downloaded this program a few days ago, and I like it.. But If I check a house with it, I'd like to know where the patterns are from.. We have the name of the sites for the objects but no informations for the patterns.. Thank in advance
Lab Assistant
#78 Old 14th Jul 2010 at 9:41 AM
Originally Posted by Delphy
SIMCITIZEN: I did take a look and I couldn't reproduce the issues here. I might have fixed it somewhere in the code in the meantime without knowing though...

Ok thanks, jvenn (post #66) got the same error as I did.

Will wait for new version with fixed code.

Thanks for all your help.
Lab Assistant
#79 Old 16th Jul 2010 at 8:45 AM
Thanks for this tool
Just a suggestion, can you make it open multiple sims3pack files. It's very tiring looking through borked stuff in around 3200 files.
Warrior Gryphon
site owner
Original Poster
#80 Old 16th Jul 2010 at 12:57 PM
Myshia: Sorry, wont happen. It's designed for Creators to open up individual files, to make sure they can remove any unneeded custom content etc, prior to upload,

Story books are full of fairy tales, of Kings and Queens, and the bluest skies.
Lab Assistant
#81 Old 18th Jul 2010 at 5:10 PM Last edited by Firestaar1 : 18th Jul 2010 at 5:11 PM. Reason: Spelling
Hey Delphy I'm not a creator however I've found this tool quite useful. I wanted to give you some feedback in case you're still needing any. I have no problems opening up the Sims 3 pack files, however seeing exactly what the other content is only happens when I run the file over S3RC. Most of the time when I do that, and uncheck all the added stuff I don't want to DL into my game then save the edited copy it works fine. However I've run across a couple houses that once I do this the launcher will not install the house. To me that's no big deal as I figured if I HAVE to DL the CC just to get the house that's one house I don't need.

Anyway as I said just a little feedback for your, and thank you so much for the wonderful tools you develop that helps our Sims 3 game experience be more enjoyable
Lab Assistant
#82 Old 19th Jul 2010 at 10:49 PM
I have a very strange issue. I use a Mac (using Mono and X11), and I can open the tool just fine. Only it seems that after a few files, the tool is no longer checking for Sims3Pack files in new folders I designate. Instead, it seems to be 'stuck' on the last file I used. I have a kind of a 'history' in the 'file name' box when I click the arrow, and the program seems to be stuck on whatever is listed in there.
The only thing that helps is logging out, logging in again, restarting Mono and opening the program again...
19th Jul 2010 at 11:31 PM
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Test Subject
#83 Old 21st Jul 2010 at 11:21 AM
Hi Delphy
When i check worlds with your tool it shows red like corupted file does. Why?
Sorry about my english
Test Subject
#84 Old 23rd Jul 2010 at 7:18 AM
I may be a dweeb, but I've read this thread, and I just don't seem to understand how this program works. I can definitely benefit from this, since I am having major problems with my game, and CC from the Sims 3 official site, exchange, and store installing into my game...especially via the launcher... I am getting the "installation failed..please make sure your game has the latest software updates and try again".....I have been uninstalling/reinstalling over and over again for several months now...I haven't even been able to play Ambitions yet! I want to get this game right first...could you please explain to me how to use this, and maybe if I could also use your other programs, or one or two, to help me fix my problem? I've tried loading a few files, and a few are shaded in pink, but I don't know what that means!!!! I don't even know if I have my .package files in the correct place or not..(I just moved them to the documents/electronicarts/sims3/mods/packages folder...I assume that is the new location for .package files? from what I read....I need your help....your awesomeness!!! lol! I read the wikis too, and have them on standby to help me as well.... I am running windows 7, and am pretty positive I have all of the patches/updates for each expansion pack and HEL stuff pack..(I have every EP so far) I would really love it if you could help me....I can't seem to find it anywhere else....
Warrior Gryphon
site owner
Original Poster
#85 Old 23rd Jul 2010 at 8:51 AM
bgrateful32: This tool is for creators to clean up Sims3Packs of custom content they don't want to include or upload anywhere.

If you need help with your game please go to the help section.

yampkin: No idea. Does it show on the world or one of the others?

Story books are full of fairy tales, of Kings and Queens, and the bluest skies.
Test Subject
#86 Old 23rd Jul 2010 at 9:40 AM
Please Help! Now my launcher is crashing, and I can't start my game at all! I have no clue what to do at all...except cry....I am at my wits end with this game and the problems I am having....
Warrior Gryphon
site owner
Original Poster
#87 Old 23rd Jul 2010 at 6:37 PM
If you have game issues please go to the help section. The only help I'll give here is specific to this tool only.

Story books are full of fairy tales, of Kings and Queens, and the bluest skies.
Test Subject
#88 Old 24th Jul 2010 at 3:32 PM
Am I clicking the wrong link to download the program (modyourpanties one) or is it broken?
Test Subject
#89 Old 24th Jul 2010 at 7:02 PM
is this broken?
Warrior Gryphon
site owner
Original Poster
#90 Old 24th Jul 2010 at 10:10 PM
The modyourpanties domain is in the process of moving. Should be fixed in a day or two.

Story books are full of fairy tales, of Kings and Queens, and the bluest skies.
Test Subject
#91 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 1:46 AM
Originally Posted by Delphy
The modyourpanties domain is in the process of moving. Should be fixed in a day or two.

Didn't know that, thank you so much.
Test Subject
#92 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 5:29 AM
please do let us know if its fixed already. Cant wait use this. Btw, am i doing the right thing.. downloaded the modyourpanties then extract to specified folder w/c is my desktop then open the icon?...just making sure. Thanks
Test Subject
#93 Old 30th Jul 2010 at 8:52 PM
Default I get an error!
Help! Whenever I try to click the Install button for the installer, I get this message:

See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'MadScience.Helpers, Version=1.1.3827.33743, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
File name: 'MadScience.Helpers, Version=1.1.3827.33743, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null'
at FrameworkInstaller.Form1.button2_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mevent)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

WRN: Assembly binding logging is turned OFF.
To enable assembly bind failure logging, set the registry value [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Fusion!EnableLog] (DWORD) to 1.
Note: There is some performance penalty associated with assembly bind failure logging.
To turn this feature off, remove the registry value [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Fusion!EnableLog].

************** Loaded Assemblies **************
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3603 (GDR.050727-3600)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
Assembly Version: 1.0.3827.34180
Win32 Version: 1.0.3827.34180
CodeBase: file:///C:/Users/Main/AppData/Local/Temp/wz3d2f/FrameworkInstaller.exe
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/

************** JIT Debugging **************
To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
application or computer (machine.config) must have the
jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.
The application must also be compiled with debugging

For example:

<system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" />

When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
rather than be handled by this dialog box.

Why does this happen?
Warrior Gryphon
site owner
Original Poster
#94 Old 30th Jul 2010 at 9:28 PM
friendlies: Cuz you need to extract the full rar, not just double click on the exe inside it.

Story books are full of fairy tales, of Kings and Queens, and the bluest skies.
#95 Old 1st Aug 2010 at 10:26 AM
Hi Delphy,

I have a question. I found this house in the exchange which I can't install. I looked at it with custard and about half of all the files in there say: CORRUPT(Not a DBPF). There is also one that says CORRUPT(Bad Index). What does this mean ? Are the files in there actually faulty or did something go wrong while the person uploaded that lot ?

It does have the doll in it which normally does not show up this way which makes me think that it is not actually those files but that something went wrong uploading that lot.
Test Subject
#96 Old 2nd Aug 2010 at 1:17 AM
Default Program worked well but no corrupt content- game still crashing
Originally Posted by HystericalParoxysm
wileywriter - That's due to stuff you already have in your game. CUSTARD isn't going to help with that - and those problems are not due to the doll. See the Help section for info on removing problem custom content.

I've used the program and everything runs great- after going through all my appropriate files it reported everything as safe. NO red files. To be honest I was in part checking for corrupt CC that may have been causing crashes that bring me right back to my desktop. I saw the quote above and wondered if possibly Custard wasn't recognizing the content as corrupt because it's all already applied in my game?

Thanks for the program and your time.
Warrior Gryphon
site owner
Original Poster
#97 Old 2nd Aug 2010 at 10:47 AM
crinrict: It basically means that the Sims3Pack is totally borked. Try downloading it again, but if that doesn't work... well, then they uploaded it wrong.

Story books are full of fairy tales, of Kings and Queens, and the bluest skies.
#98 Old 2nd Aug 2010 at 12:56 PM
I've downloaded it three times. I think the upload is borked (someone else couldn't install it either).

I was just wondering if the files in the sims3packs are 'bad downloads' in general or if the sims3pack made them a bad download (so to speak).
Test Subject
2nd Aug 2010 at 8:18 PM
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