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CUSTARD Sims3Pack Cleaner

by Tashiketh Posted 6th Feb 2010 at 11:52 PM - Updated 27th Nov 2013 at 3:01 PM by Nysha
563 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 7 Thanks 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 126,901 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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Test Subject
#551 Old 20th Jun 2016 at 1:47 AM
How the heck do you install it? That would be very helpful
Test Subject
#552 Old 3rd Jul 2016 at 2:23 AM
how do u make it work..I have to open every file separately...? I don't know which file is corrupted so how do I kno which one to open
Test Subject
#553 Old 13th Jul 2016 at 4:24 PM
Thanks a lot!
Test Subject
#554 Old 28th Nov 2016 at 6:06 PM
Omg this is the best! My game went from loading in over an hour to loading in 9 minutes! My game has never been this fast! Thank you a thousand times!
Turns out I have a couple of corrupted files and about a dozen of sims2package files. I was considering formatting my pc and reinstalling the game. I'm glad I did a little research first!
Thanks again ^^
Test Subject
#555 Old 30th Dec 2016 at 11:31 AM
thank uuuuuu
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#556 Old 9th Jan 2017 at 9:41 PM
thank you
Test Subject
#557 Old 9th Jan 2017 at 11:08 PM Last edited by Bily jednorozec : 11th Jan 2017 at 7:23 PM.
Hi, Delphy!
Thank you for this wonderfull tool. I really appreciate, that it is able to read untouched Sims3Store packs too.
I'm using Custard for cleaning StoreSims3Packs from lot and headers of sets, eventually extracting with it individual Sims3Packs from sets, otherwise unavailable for individual download,

Sfortunatelly I was not able to clean with Custard
SurfingSet and I wasn't able to remove nothing from TinyProdigiesEarlyLearningCenterSET (I've attempted to get from it refrigeratorVenue_DOT08 unavailable for individual Download).
Those modified Sims3Packs are showing in Launcher as brown box with no option for install.
Where I've got that broken Sims3Pack, I've tested updated 1137490 version too, usually I'm using version 1180750 from 10th page of comments.

But I've obtained many individual Sims3Packs missing for individual download in Sims3Store and cleaned many sets from their headers and lots (I prefer to not install lots with Launcher).

1) Can you explain me, please, this phrase from @crinrict blog (part of Cleaning of Sims3Packs): "Now save (don’t use save as that does not work properly)". I've still used only "Save as". Will I run some problems?
(However I'm not able to reopen modified Sims3Packs, edited with no-one from both versions, "Saved" or "Saved as").
2) As I'm still using old 10th page version of Custard (this newer still don't reads english names of packages), will that broke newer Sims3Packs?
3) Why modified SurfingSet and TinyProdigiesEarlyLearningCenterSET aren't readable by Launcher?
4) Is there some possibility to change description of item shown in Downloads tab in launcher? (Extracted only one item is now shown in launcher with name of the set).

Sorry for disturbing you and thank you for tools, MTS and SimFileShare too.
Test Subject
#558 Old 1st Jun 2017 at 2:59 PM
Originally Posted by bttrflies25
how do u make it work..I have to open every file separately...? I don't know which file is corrupted so how do I kno which one to open

Did you ever figure out how to open multiple packs at once?
Test Subject
#559 Old 2nd Jun 2017 at 8:20 PM
I like this mod, I just wish you could uncheck MULTIPLE objects at once instead of having to do it individually.
Test Subject
18th Aug 2017 at 4:12 PM
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Test Subject
#560 Old 18th Aug 2017 at 4:33 PM
Default I used this program, and it removed everything from my downloads folder
So, I used this program, opened up a Sims 3 Pack, and when I go back to my downloads folder to check on everything, all my downloads have been removed. Nowhere else on my computer. So I have to ask, what happened, and how do I get all my downloads back? Please, help.
Test Subject
30th Nov 2017 at 5:09 PM
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Lab Assistant
#561 Old 21st Dec 2017 at 2:03 AM
Does anyone know if this tool can be used to fix sims who have a sub-type of "Hair"? Or a lot with a sub-type of Ferrari? If not this tool, then is there such a tool?
Lab Assistant
#562 Old 31st Mar 2018 at 10:43 PM
This tool is an absolute lifesaver! It's a must have in my Sims toolbox! I use it to scan .SimPack files that may have been packaged with additional content. After I was infected with "The hooker boot" download- Turns out "The hooker boots" were attached to a Sim I downloaded! I never would have been able to find it and delete it without this amazing tool! Thank you!!! <3 You're a Simsaver!!!
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