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Testers Wanted - Framework Installer tool - Now deprecated

by Tashiketh Posted 28th Dec 2009 at 12:23 AM - Updated 22nd Nov 2011 at 11:56 PM by Delphy
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If you want to install a framework to your Ambitions, Fast Lane, Outdoor Living or Generations, just download this file: and extract it to My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3. Thats it. Next time you load the game you wont see the intro - if you do, then you screwed something up.

For more help, please see

I will no longer be offering support for this tool and it is now deprecated!

Operating System: Windows

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date

Size: 79.3 KB · Downloads: 336,829 · 28th Dec 2009
79.3 KB 336,829 28th Dec 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

Need more help?

If you need more info, see:
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Test Subject
#26 Old 6th Jan 2010 at 7:46 PM
Thanks a lot Delphy! It really helped. I was having crashes after the intro played but this sorted it out completely!
Lab Assistant
#27 Old 7th Jan 2010 at 1:38 AM
Thanks for the help Delphy. I'm running WA now without any hitches.... so far. I'm slowly putting in my previous downloads (about 1gb worth of .package).
Test Subject
#28 Old 8th Jan 2010 at 8:15 PM
Default Hi Hi
Delphy, I would like to add a few cents in the mix here. Thanks for your packager help installer. That seems to work fine. Just one little problem it does seem to be having problems with the loader of the game in vista OS's. ever since i installed it I can't update my game. It errors at the end of the updates. I might just take all the files out just to update then put them all back Just most people wouldn't know how to do this. and you might want to post how to instructions for them.
I am going to text out your pattern proggy today.
Oh and heads up for anyone using the package files. for some reason in vista the gem chest conflicts with the .DLL file . This causes the program on loading to just shutdown. So if you have the gem chest installed take it out. then try loading again.
Thanks Delphy I give you four thumbs up for the helper installer.
Test Subject
#29 Old 9th Jan 2010 at 6:22 PM
I have been having launcher issues as well (not the end of the world since I usually use an .exe shortcut to get in and out of Sims 3, but a bit annoying), however I feel like they existed prior to the framework adjustments the installer made. Not positive. Brilliantly simple tool btw, so thank you.
Test Subject
#30 Old 14th Jan 2010 at 4:36 AM
Works like a charm Delphy - the framework was removed from my game when I installed 'Merlin', this meant I couldn't access any of my custom content. I was about to go through the painful process of uninstalling and reinstalling the game when I found a post about this program. I installed it and now all my custom content is viewable - thanks so much for all your work.
Test Subject
#31 Old 15th Jan 2010 at 6:33 PM
I am not an English speaker...Can you please explain me with simple English level what does ths programm do? I have WA and I think that my "monkey downloads" doesn't work now. Will this programm help me?
Me? Sarcastic? Never.
staff: administrator
#32 Old 15th Jan 2010 at 7:36 PM
ella - The framework installer will place the resource.cfg and the d3dx9_31.dll file in the correct places. Make sure to select the install locations for each EP as shown in the screenshot.
Test Subject
#33 Old 16th Jan 2010 at 7:42 AM
The programme said that i didn't have a custom dll? which meant that i could install custom content but not core mods. what do i do???
Warrior Gryphon
site owner
Original Poster
#34 Old 16th Jan 2010 at 9:28 AM
baxmolzac: You click the Install button to install the framework, like it says in the program.

Story books are full of fairy tales, of Kings and Queens, and the bluest skies.
Test Subject
#35 Old 16th Jan 2010 at 9:40 AM
I did and it stayed the same. never mind. i just had to download a .dll and put it in my world adventures bin.
Test Subject
#36 Old 16th Jan 2010 at 7:11 PM
My game crashes at the launch screen with an error like the first post. I didnt noticed that I had both the base game and WA checked in the program so it installed what I needed in both places. I dont need all these files in both expansions do I ? If so I would have double everything including Mods. Also I have a lot of Original sims 3 downloads that works fine for the base game is there a program that will filter out what wont work for WA because I cant figure out all of them. My custom content never works and I bought WA when it hit the stores at 12a.m.I love WA but itsI miss my custom content from Modthesims. . . Help
Test Subject
#37 Old 17th Jan 2010 at 8:00 PM
Hey Delphy, I'm having a bit of a problem. So I downloaded this and it worked smoothly. It installed fine. Then I ran my game and the loading screen actually loaded! I was having issues with that before, the loading screen wouldn't load. But after the green bar in the loading screen was filled, it would just stop there. It wouldn't progress to the menu. Any answers? Please please help me out! I've had this game for 2 months nearly and haven't even gotten to play! Thanks a lot!
Test Subject
#38 Old 20th Jan 2010 at 12:40 AM
Ok I don't mean to sound dumb here, but do we still install the monkey installer? I'm confused on how this framework, works....

Test Subject
#39 Old 21st Jan 2010 at 3:52 PM
Default Issues Graphics
I am running WA on windows 7 game works fine except for one small thing. I have searched around and have not come across this but I could have missed it. River View works fine no graphic issues and Sunset valley works when I remove all contents from the package file. CC does show in game. The issue is the graphic on sunset valley and the WA worlds are stuffed up and the houses and items appear to have fallen down holes. I was just wondering if anyone had any thoughts on this. Before I installed this tool I heaps of other issues, it could be a corrupt file, i did use the dashboard program and that removed the conflicting files and have gone through and put a few mods at a time and it just does not seem to like any of them. So any ideas or thoughts will be greatly appreciated.

Warrior Gryphon
site owner
Original Poster
#40 Old 21st Jan 2010 at 4:40 PM
gotti: This thread is not for problems with custom content. Please post in game help.

Story books are full of fairy tales, of Kings and Queens, and the bluest skies.
Test Subject
#41 Old 24th Jan 2010 at 1:39 AM Last edited by girlpupe : 24th Jan 2010 at 2:06 AM.
Hey Delphy! Question. I installed this and my game won't load now. It worked yesterday and this is the only thing I downloaded since then, I don't have any custom content at all so I assume it involves this. Can you help me?

Edit: I unistalled the framework from this and my game worked again. So it did cause my game to stop working. I have a Vista though, so that may be why.
Test Subject
#42 Old 24th Jan 2010 at 8:34 AM
So does this enables mods?
Test Subject
#43 Old 24th Jan 2010 at 8:46 AM
Thanks this worked perfectly with no error and all content works no glitches either
Warrior Gryphon
site owner
Original Poster
#44 Old 24th Jan 2010 at 11:25 AM
girlpupe: The only reason your "game would stop working" is if you do have custom content.

Story books are full of fairy tales, of Kings and Queens, and the bluest skies.
Lab Assistant
25th Jan 2010 at 2:03 AM
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Lab Assistant
#45 Old 25th Jan 2010 at 2:04 AM
i still get the access denied message

edit: the launcher works fine, i just can't install package files.
Warrior Gryphon
site owner
Original Poster
#46 Old 25th Jan 2010 at 9:50 AM
keepmesafe: Installing package files is beyond the scope of this tool. If you have issues, check the Help section.

Story books are full of fairy tales, of Kings and Queens, and the bluest skies.
Forum Resident
#47 Old 31st Jan 2010 at 7:06 PM
Is there a way to uninstall this? Because my Sims 3 doesn't work after I downloaded this... It doesn't load at the first loading screen after the intro, and I can't hear the music of it.

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Warrior Gryphon
site owner
Original Poster
#48 Old 31st Jan 2010 at 10:22 PM
SimsShine: That aint a problem with this tool. It's a problem with custom content you have installed.

Story books are full of fairy tales, of Kings and Queens, and the bluest skies.
Test Subject
#49 Old 3rd Feb 2010 at 6:25 PM
New patch come out fix launcher but have other peaple custom content disable from the game. Can you fix this? If you do can make easy to install and were it go. Please!
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