Resources for's various Fixes (updated 2014.02.04)

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Uploaded: 29th Jan 2013 at 11:13 AM
Updated: 4th Feb 2014 at 4:39 PM - fixed bodyless windmills
Just like my other world fixes - I offer you the fixes for Riverview. If you do not already have the world, you can download it for free from EA's Store, as long as you register one Sims 3 game on the site.

WARNING! The fixes won't be visible on pre-existing Saves, you have to start New Game based on the fixed world.

  1. From EA: Riverview
  2. From MATY: s3rc-win
  3. From Simlogical: S3PE
  4. From MTS: Jonha's Any Game Starter (optional)
  5. From NRaas: Twallan's Porter (optional)
  6. From my Google Share: Click to download the run.bat file. This file contains commands I simplified for you. This is not necessary if you already know how to recompressorize - just do what you normally do. If you decrapify your items, then you may need to decrapify this download, as well.
  7. The fixed resources ie, this download

Remember also that any mods and programs listed here are supported by the respective modders/developers of each item. Not by me. So, if you encounter problems using the mods/programs, please read their download threads and ask your questions there.

Before you begin
  1. Make a Backup! Game Help:TS3 Back Upswiki
    • Store this backup away from the user Documents path - like an external USB stick, external HDD, sync it to your cloud, give it to your friend to store. Anything that is outside of the computer system, in case you need it back and you messed up the one in Document so bad there's no recovery possible!
  2. Prepare the Porter! Porterize your favorite Households before you do the steps below.
    • Reminder that I don't guarantee that the transplanting procedure would be successful in a fixed world. So if you run legacy games you might want to test this in a different AGS profile

  1. In the User Documents path, do a backup of your The Sims 3 folder. If you have not installed the Riverview item, install it now. You might want to use Twallan's Porter to transfer your household(s) to a new game, because the fixes are only applied when a new game is started. They won't appear on a pre-existing Save.
  2. Download and extract the Recompressor linked above from MATY. Copy and paste the s3rc.exe into the InstalledWorlds folder.
  3. Download and install s3pe.
  4. Download the run.bat file from my blog and place it in InstalledWorlds folder. Double-click the run.bat file.
    • Each world that was processed would have such a message to indicate it has been "fixed" -
      C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\InstalledWorlds\ - fix only
    • If all goes well, you should get the following line in the Command Prompt window. You can close this window now.
      All files processed successfully. Press any key to close this window.
  5. Download the resources from the 7z file and extract the contents somewhere. There should be 6 resources in all, from the 2 7z files.
  6. Open from InstalledWorlds folder in s3pe. If you get an error about a "Found DBPP" error, means the run.bat was not successful or you have not done that step. Try it again.
  7. Import the resources you extracted in (5) above and replace.
  8. Save in S3PE and quit.
  9. Launch the game and start a new game based on the

What was done?
Refer to the attached Map for the fixed spots. And the attachments for a sampling of areas that were fixed. Remember the colors denote specific fixes. In this world,
  • Yellow denotes routing - either blank or disjointed
  • Pink denotes moved objects - to ensure the roads are routed evenly

Q: Will this show up in my existing Saves based on Riverview?
A: It depends on what patch version you're on. If 1.42 and later, then no, which is why I added the WARNING! above. You would need to start a totally New Game and then select the World (with the fixes imported).

Q: When I open the file in s3pe, I get an error: "Expected magic tag 'DBPF'. Found 'DBPP'.
A: Have you recompressorized? If you don't know what that means, have you downloaded and double-click on the run.bat file? Perhaps read the Steps section again?

Q: I'm on a Mac, will this work for me?
A: I don't have a Mac to test. I've been using virtual machines to test, but I've run out of harddrive space. I'm still doing some system maintenance and reorganizing my partitions. If you try it, please do share and let us know...

Notes & Changelog:
As and when I get reports of any issues, or more spots for stuck Sims/Pets, or patch changes (if any).

Additional Credits:
My testers - you know who you are! Jamie, my angel, thanks for all that you do. And a shout out to Sims Mx - thanks, buddy.
The generous Simmers who have donated worlds - spagtscully & StormchaserOne.
As usual, my CAW heroes from the CAW forum here and elsewhere - the folks who are so generous with their time and effort to answer questions and share their creations and expertise.
The makers of the various tools, especially the ones I listed above who are invaluable in creating these world fixes.
And last but not least, the downloaders who have been very patient with me.