View Full Version : Help Installing/working CC please!!!
10th Mar 2012, 1:41 AM
So I followed all the instructions for downloading custom content, and I went to run my game and nothing is there....
I extracted all of the files into 7-zip and have it in the "packages" folder inside the "mods" folder. Nothing is showing up and I don't know what to do, I've spent hours trying to figure this out, please help me!
10th Mar 2012, 9:47 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 =
OL: GameVersion =
GEN: GameVersion =
TL: 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?
10th Mar 2012, 3:36 PM
So I understand that all the custom content is supposed to go into the packages folder inside the mods folder, but all of my files are .rar and look like they have a zipper on them (which makes it a 7-zip file?). I'm pretty sure that they have to be .package files because the tester file (the no intro one) is working but nothing I downloaded is. Please help me!
10th Mar 2012, 3:43 PM
Please stick to one thread per individual. Thanks.
Read Game Help:Downloading for Downright Dunderheads --> Main Event --> Step 2. Extract the content --> All about the rars and zips
10th Mar 2012, 4:07 PM
I'm sorry I just didn't want people to get confused if I switched questions or ignore it if I changed my question.
10th Mar 2012, 4:27 PM
Like how you ignore whiterider's instructions, you mean? ;)
Nah, we have to remain professional.
Seriously, though it is just so we don't have to trace so many threads to get the back story and history on
- what has been done,
- what has been suggested,
- which suggestions were followed (or not followed) and
- and thus which instructions need to be repeated.
Now, imagine if we have to do all that hunting then times the number of threads per poster we get each day.
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