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CUSTARD Sims3Pack Cleaner

by Tashiketh Posted 6th Feb 2010 at 11:52 PM - Updated 17th Oct 2018 at 2:49 PM by Tashiketh
572 Comments / replies (Who?) - 9 Feedback Posts, 16 Thanks Posts
Hi All,

What is this?

Welcome to the new tool. Clean Up Sims3packs Today! Also, raise dead. aka CUSTARD.

Also known as:
Clean Up Sims3packs - Totally Amazing Rubbish Detection (CUSTARD)
Clean Up Sims3packs Today And Revere Delphy (CUSTARD)
Clean up simspacks - totally automated rubbish detection (moar CUSTARD)
Clean up Sims3Packs today! Or die young.(CUSTODY)
Clean Up Sims3Packs Today! Advanced Research Division (Mmm birds eye...)
Clean Up Sims3Packs Today! Only MTS (CUSTOM)


(Thanks to Leesester, Davey and CN)

What does it do?

This tool is basically the "Clean" part of the old Sims2Pack Clean Installer that some of you may remember from TS2 days. It features the same functionality as the TS3 Dashboard, but works solely on Sims3Packs.

You can use it to basically "clean" your Sims3Packs, and also see if they have any corrupted packages inside.

NOTICE - Read this!

This tool is in ALPHA stage. This means that it might have bugs. This is NOT intended to be on general distribution and ONLY people who are willing to test the tool should be using it.

How do I use it?

Extract, open the tool. Open a Sims3Pack.
Uncheck stuff you don't want in the resulting file.
Save or Save As.

Note: You currently cannot right click a Sims3Pack and use Open With.



.NET Framework 2.0
Some Sims3Packs



- Fixed bug where selecting ANY package file to be disabled corrupted the XML of the saved Sims3Pack, thus making the entire Sims3Pack unusable.


Fixed some bugs, but it's been so long that I can't remember which ones. Probably something to do with clearing the list up properly or something....


Fixed the following bugs:
1) Didn't actually remove anything from the Sims3Pack, just removed it from the XML.
2) Had errors in the DimX, DimZ and sizes. (Reporting negative log sizes)
3) Had errors in the other metatags.
4) Was missing PackageId and Date.
5) Didn't correctly remove Lot thumbnails
6) Was missing lotName
7) Was missing EPFlags

1) Object description appears in Description column
2) Button to uncheck all thumbnails

Feedback wanted

I'm mostly interested in using this to load as many Sims3Packs as possible, of all types and sizes, and seeing what the resulting file looks like in terms of 1) Does it work 2) What the filesize is and 3) If anything is missing.

Please use the Debug menu to dump the Raw and Generated XML and then zip up and upload the resulting file, to help me out.
Operating System: Windows
Utility Type: CC Editors CC Managers
Plugin Type: Not Applicable

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
CUSTARD.rar | v1.0.3922.35965

Size: 83.6 KB · Downloads: 145,579 · 12th Sep 2010
83.6 KB 145,579 12th Sep 2010
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
#476 Old 29th Mar 2014 at 8:56 PM
This is still a very useful tool for editing and finding corrupt and unwanted custom content. Still works great with 1.67 update.
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#477 Old 25th Apr 2014 at 6:36 PM
thx XDDD
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#478 Old 1st May 2014 at 8:44 AM
Thank you very much :D
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#479 Old 27th May 2014 at 5:07 PM
Default I love this program and its saved the day with my game crashing
I've upgraded to Mavericks recently and this program has stopped working. Any idea what it could be?
#480 Old 29th May 2014 at 8:25 PM
ty :D
Test Subject
#481 Old 31st May 2014 at 9:59 AM
Warum kann man nur eine Datei auswählen? wenn ich jede einzeln überprüfen muss dann brauch ich ja stunden...
Test Subject
#482 Old 31st May 2014 at 3:44 PM
Default about 'corrupt contain another DBPF
thanks for sharing useful program.
I made this program scan my downloaded sims(they are Sims3Pack filed sims, of course).
And there was a red line. It mean one of my downloaded sim contains another DBPF.
To check more precisely, I converted that sims3pack file to package file and used simpe.
I could see SNAP picture of that sim and he wears a Disel stuff shirts.
I think that shirts causes the error about DBPF.
If I didn't have Disel stuff, I would remove him.
But I have Disel stuff and I wonder whether my plan(install the sim and play) will cause problems.
Can I install that sim or just remove him?
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#483 Old 20th Jun 2014 at 1:09 AM
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#484 Old 22nd Jun 2014 at 10:49 AM
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#485 Old 3rd Jul 2014 at 3:15 PM
I'ts a really usefull tool for the sims and I can fix the troubles in my game
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#486 Old 8th Jul 2014 at 7:51 PM Last edited by SweetOphelia : 8th Jul 2014 at 8:33 PM.
A message pops up when I try to use it saying something about an Unhandled Exception. I'm currently using NET version 4.0 so I don't really know what the problem is and how to fix it. I've searched high and low for a solution and I can't seem to find any. It's peculiar because if there were to be a packing with some corrupt files and I were to select all and click "Fix", the error would not pop up. However, when I strictly select the corrupt files, the error pops up.
Test Subject
#487 Old 17th Jul 2014 at 11:30 PM
Thanks for this, it's helpful.
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#488 Old 25th Jul 2014 at 1:50 PM
Love this on my pc, finding and cleaning sims downloads.
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#489 Old 27th Jul 2014 at 5:19 PM
I just downloaded Custard today and gave it a try. I opened up a downloaded world, and it showed the thumbnail as corrupted (not a DBPF), so I clicked 'Fix', then 'Save As' to save it to a new file. However, when I tried opening the new file to see what it did, I got an Unhandled Exception error popup.

Here's the details from the popup --

See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.Xml.XmlException: The 'LocalizedDescription' start tag on line 649 does not match the end tag of 'LocalizedName'. Line 649, position 1193.
at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Throw(Exception e)
at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Throw(String res, String[] args)
at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ThrowTagMismatch(NodeData startTag)
at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseEndElement()
at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseElementContent()
at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Read()
at System.Xml.XmlTextReader.Read()
at MadScience.Sims3Pack.Load(String filename)
at Sims3PackCleanInstaller.Form1.loadFile(String filename)
at Sims3PackCleanInstaller.Form1.openToolStripMenuItem_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.RaiseEvent(Object key, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem.OnClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.HandleClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.HandleMouseUp(MouseEventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.FireEventInteractive(EventArgs e, ToolStripItemEventType met)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.FireEvent(EventArgs e, ToolStripItemEventType met)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mea)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripDropDown.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mea)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripDropDown.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

************** Loaded Assemblies **************
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5477 (Win7SP1GDR.050727-5400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
Assembly Version: 1.0.3922.35965
Win32 Version: 1.0.3922.35965
CodeBase: file:///E:/Game%20Downloads/Simulation/Sims3/Editors/Custard/MTS_Delphy_1137490_CUSTARD/Sims3PackCleaner.exe
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5468 (Win7SP1GDR.050727-5400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5467 (Win7SP1GDR.050727-5400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5467 (Win7SP1GDR.050727-5400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/
Assembly Version: 1.1.3830.15609
Win32 Version: 1.1.3830.15609
CodeBase: file:///E:/Game%20Downloads/Simulation/Sims3/Editors/Custard/MTS_Delphy_1137490_CUSTARD/MadScience.Wrappers.DLL
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5476 (Win7SP1GDR.050727-5400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/

************** JIT Debugging **************
To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
application or computer (machine.config) must have the
jitDebugging value set in the section.
The application must also be compiled with debugging

For example:

< jitDebugging="true" />

When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
rather than be handled by this dialog box.
Forum Resident
#490 Old 30th Jul 2014 at 8:50 PM
I'm having the same problem stated a few posts back. Whenever i tried to resave a sims3pack after deleting some things (only objects or cas that i don't want to have from that pack) it makes the file unusable again. Can't open it again, and if installed, the launcher crashes. any help?

here the crash info. sorry if some parts are in spanish.

Test Subject
#491 Old 31st Jul 2014 at 6:08 AM
This is a very useful tool, just what I need! Thanks a lot\(^w^)/
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#492 Old 2nd Aug 2014 at 5:01 AM
Lab Assistant
#493 Old 3rd Aug 2014 at 7:45 AM
As always you are awesome and thank you for taking the time to help us when others don't take the time to do things right. ^_^
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#494 Old 4th Aug 2014 at 12:28 AM
I feel like I must be missing something as this is a four year old upload, but anyway: this download is flagged in search/your downloads page with "TS2 Original Game" rather than as "TS3 Base Game". It seemed a bit trivial to PM you about, but I figured I should mention it, so I hope commenting is alright.

Thanks for creating these useful tools and programs.
Top Secret Researcher
#495 Old 4th Aug 2014 at 11:51 AM
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#496 Old 9th Aug 2014 at 12:30 AM
How do I find out if it is bad or not?
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#497 Old 9th Aug 2014 at 2:53 AM
Can someone tell me how to use mods on a mac? I copy and pasted my mods folder from my PC to my mac..but I can't download this mod because it says its only for windows. Help?
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#498 Old 27th Aug 2014 at 6:15 AM
Thank you so much for this :)
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#499 Old 3rd Sep 2014 at 6:03 PM
i don't know how to use this. pls help.
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#500 Old 6th Sep 2014 at 10:03 AM
Thanks, its helpful but kinda frustrating because I can't do an open bulk files.
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