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Custom Launcher with Package Management [Obsolete]

by granthes Posted 6th Jul 2010 at 6:50 AM - Updated 27th Nov 2013 at 2:58 PM by Nysha
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11/26/2011 CC Magic has been released -- CC Magic is a much improved version of the Custom Launcher and is available at this link

06/13/2011 Correct issue with latest patch Build 3101 -- Updated for Generations (non-English language fix)

Support and Bug Reports now at
I will continue to follow this thread, but please use above link for new issues, bug-reports, etc. This thread is getting quite long and it is very difficult to make sure that I get to each issue with them all stuck together in the single thread.

The short feature list:
  • Validates and Installs or Repairs the Mod Framework on each run
  • Scans the Downloads directory for new packages, .7z, .zip, and .rar files and adds them to its database
  • Scans for existing packages and adds them to its database
  • Allows the user to select/deselect packages
  • Allows the user to move existing "Legacy" packages to the database
  • Allows the user to move managed packages back to the "Legacy" Mod folder
  • Allows package creator to add information to describe themselves and the package (see included TestPackage.package for an example)
  • Allows user to modify package's name and description
  • Allows for categorization of Packages (user defined categories)
  • Combines all enabled packages into one (or a few) large package files for faster load times
  • Properly extracts and installs .sim files from .zip, .7z and .rar archives
  • Verifies script resources for correct version number
  • Finds and removes TS2 package files from TS3

Please be sure to back up your Mods, Downloads and Installed directories under My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3. (More details in the readme.txt included)

Now includes a Windows Installer
If you download the link Custom_Launcher_xxxx it contains a single file that is a windows installer. Just run the installer and it will install the Custom Launcher for you.

Manual installation is available if you download

This program requires the .NET Framework V4.0
Just download the installer from Microsoft -->

Additional Credits:
PLJones for S3PI,
Delphy for Dashboard and Framework Installer (for Inspiration)

sythini, Buzzler, DarkCougar555, KagomeKagome and Delphy for comments and testing.

Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date | Custom Launcher for The Sims 3 updated for Generations (Manual Install)

Size: 2.17 MB · Downloads: 7,117 · 13th Jun 2011
2.17 MB 7,117 13th Jun 2011
Custom_Launcher_3101 | Custom Launcher for The Sims 3 updated for Generations

Size: 2.20 MB · Downloads: 14,580 · 13th Jun 2011
2.20 MB 14,580 13th Jun 2011 | Custom Launcher for The Sims 3 (Manual Install)

Size: 2.16 MB · Downloads: 5,610 · 9th Feb 2011
2.16 MB 5,610 9th Feb 2011
Custom_Launcher_2885 | Custom Launcher for The Sims 3

Size: 2.20 MB · Downloads: 22,552 · 9th Feb 2011
2.20 MB 22,552 9th Feb 2011

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Operating System: Windows
Utility Type: CC Managers
Plugin Type: Not Applicable

Tags: #launcher, #packages, #framework, #zip, #rar, #install