View Full Version : cant get any of the files to work?
17th Jul 2009, 7:46 AM
i followed all the rules of the mods but none of them show up in the game and all of the .rar files just show up as a blank piece of paper (on a mac) help?
17th Jul 2009, 7:54 AM
edit: misread it.
they're supposed to be blank, on mac or PC. unless you have modding programs, in which case i'm guessing if you clicked them they'd open into that program. where are you saving them?
17th Jul 2009, 7:56 AM
I downloaded a .rar extractor and the files that it extracts are still blank.
17th Jul 2009, 7:59 AM
right now I am just downloading them off here and saving them to my desktop and then attempting to extract them all the .zip ones are working perfectly.
17th Jul 2009, 8:03 AM
no, i meant where are you extracting them to? if the .zip ones work them i'm guessing you're saving them in the right spot. are you doing it manually or is the program doing it for you? if the rar program does it for you, make sure its extracting to the right place. it seems weird that zip ones would work and rar wouldn't. the files are supposed to be blank, that shouldn't be an issue. as long as they end with .package and are being extracted to the right place, the game should read them regardless.
17th Jul 2009, 8:08 AM
I'm extracting them to a folder that I made I think my mac just hates .rar files
17th Jul 2009, 8:13 AM
I really doubt that. my mac copes fine with them. so you're definitely saving the extracted rar files to the same place as the zip ones? in "sims 3 > contents > resources > transgaming > c_drive > program files > electronic arts > the sims 3 > mods > packages"? if so, have you tried a different rar extractor? winzip is supposed to do rar i think, or I use "rar expander".
17th Jul 2009, 8:14 AM
I tried winzip then moved onto some other one now I am onto unrarx
17th Jul 2009, 8:20 AM
Hmm. well, aside from your computer having a personal preference in what it likes to open and what it doesn't like (which is unlikely to say the least), there's obviously something you're doing differently with the zip and rar ones. after all, they're both just a way to package contents together - once they're unzipped, the files inside are exactly the same. so unless you aren't extracting them right (again, unlikely considering you've tried three programs...but more likely than you're computer taking a dislike to rar files) or not extracting the files to the right spot, i'm stuck for answers. there really shouldn't be any difference in whether they work or not if they're rar or zip.
17th Jul 2009, 8:57 AM
Actually, this is not an entirely unknown problem with Mac and rar files. It is usually related to what browser you use. Get Camino or another browser with the rar download capability to use for downloads -- if you use Safari, odds are that your documents show as blank because they are exactly that, empty.
17th Jul 2009, 8:59 AM
Really? I use safari and appear blank, but still work perfectly in the game.
19th Jul 2009, 8:42 PM
thanks after trying for a long time I switched over to firefox and used unrarx and now they work!
19th Jul 2009, 8:46 PM
Do we even use zip files on here now though?
20th Jul 2009, 12:49 AM
Yes, uploaders can use either. Rar is possibly a bit more popular, but its basically half-half.
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