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#1 Old 21st Jul 2016 at 3:13 AM

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Sims 3, World Adventures, Pets, Seasons
Default Can't install sims3Packs
Hello, I just got a new pc and install my sims games, but i can't seem to download sims3pack files, i click on it the it comes up briefly with a black box and doesn't install, I just made a world as well and cant install it im soo upset :'( I'm on the latest patch 1:69
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Theorist
#2 Old 21st Jul 2016 at 5:10 AM
Hi. The way I install sims3packs is that I download them to some other location on my computer (Desktop, for example), unzip or unrar them if that's how they are provided, and put the sims3pack file that was inside in my TS3 game folder's Downloads folder. The Launcher sees them there and then I can install them. If the files are rar or 7z format, you will need a utility such as 7-zip to decompress them. If they are regular zips, Windows can do that on a right-click.
http://www.7-zip.org

No good?
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#3 Old 21st Jul 2016 at 10:36 PM
It's worked for now, but ea said that since the latest patch you can not use the launcher to install sims3pack files :/ so not sure how mines now working if ea said that?
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#4 Old 21st Jul 2016 at 10:59 PM
Maybe EA was meaning to break the one thing the Launcher is actually good for, but forgot to do so?

With any luck, you were simply misinformed. (But that would be another reason to avoid the 1.69 patch like the plague if at all possible.)
But at this point, I would pick up the Multi-extractor just in case.

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#5 Old 21st Jul 2016 at 11:47 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ghost sdoj
Maybe EA was meaning to break the one thing the Launcher is actually good for, but forgot to do so?

With any luck, you were simply misinformed. (But that would be another reason to avoid the 1.69 patch like the plague if at all possible.)
But at this point, I would pick up the Multi-extractor just in case.

Whats the Multi-extractor and whats it for?
Theorist
#6 Old 22nd Jul 2016 at 12:37 AM
I've been able to install such content and I am on Patch 1.69. Some users do have trouble with EA store content, that might be a different issue.
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#7 Old 22nd Jul 2016 at 1:32 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by lloyd118
Whats the Multi-extractor and whats it for?


Delphy's Simpack 3 Multi-Extractor. You can find it under "Programs and Utilities" on the MTS website.

http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=364038
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 22nd Jul 2016 at 1:46 AM
[QUOTE=Simorph]Delphy's Simpack 3 Multi-Extractor. You can find it under "Programs and Utilities" on the MTS website.
Basically, you download the sim3packs into a file of your choosing. Open the extractor and route that file and where your mods(Packages) folder is (once done the extractor remembers the location) and the extractor does the rest. Hint: Check the rename box so the extractor will give them proper file names whenever possible and to avoid the coded what-the-heck-is-it? problem. You'll also want S3PE so you can open packages to see what they are, and check for problems as well as Delphy's dashboard for finding errors and conflicts (and fixing them).

http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=364038/ (for the extractor)
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=387006/ (for the dashboard)
https://sourceforge.net/projects/sims3tools/ (for S3PE-outside resource from 'SourceForge')

Each download tool has great instructions on how to install and use them.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 22nd Jul 2016 at 1:51 AM
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Originally Posted by igazor
I've been able to install such content and I am on Patch 1.69. Some users do have trouble with EA store content, that might be a different issue.


Yes, I'm one of those. Anything EA Store, cc pattern, cc lot, cc world, I use the launcher. Stuff won't work otherwise. Other cc stuff from this site and others I download myself by using the extractor and putting the files in my documents/electronic arts/sims3/MODS/packages folder.
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#10 Old 22nd Jul 2016 at 3:46 AM
Thanks guys its working for now but if it stops i'll use Delphys XD
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