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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
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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)

aka CUSTARD: TO FIX UR PUDDINGS

(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.

Note THIS TOOL DOES NOT INSTALL SIMS3PACKS INTO THE GAME.

Requirements

.NET Framework 2.0
Some Sims3Packs


Changelog

v1.0.3922.35965:

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

v1.0.3830.15895:

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....


v1.0.3786.38707:

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

Added:
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: 145,571 · 12th Sep 2010
83.6 KB 145,571 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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#501 Old 13th Sep 2014 at 4:15 AM
thanks
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#502 Old 23rd Sep 2014 at 4:53 PM
I had the 1000th thank you! Kool! Anyway, thanks for this program! I run it on both MAC and PC and it's a lifesaver to keep my game from getting junked out!
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#503 Old 2nd Oct 2014 at 3:51 PM
спасибо
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#504 Old 6th Oct 2014 at 4:53 PM
Dumb question but how do I install this!?
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#505 Old 10th Nov 2014 at 3:40 PM
Hello! I used to use this one and i sort of need it again so I downloaded it ion my new computer. For some reason every time i try o open it I get a message sort of saying "has stoped woking, windows is looking for a solution" what's up with that?!?!
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#506 Old 1st Dec 2014 at 5:50 PM
thank you so much!
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#507 Old 10th Dec 2014 at 9:36 AM
thanks
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#508 Old 12th Dec 2014 at 2:34 PM
awwww amazing
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#509 Old 19th Dec 2014 at 9:40 PM
how do i use it? im so confused
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#510 Old 25th Dec 2014 at 3:37 AM
this is awesome, but it would really be better if we could open multiple sims3pack files at the same time
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#511 Old 26th Dec 2014 at 3:15 PM
I use Mac and can't use it! it opens and says "Cannot be used in DOS-mode"
How can i get rid of cc with Mac?
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#512 Old 8th Jan 2015 at 10:54 PM
Thanks Delphy for your great work
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#513 Old 14th Jan 2015 at 5:52 PM
So useful. Thank you.
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#514 Old 27th Jan 2015 at 5:12 AM
Whenever I try to download Custard, Norton says it is not safe and deletes it from my computer. I really need it to get the bad CC out of my game.
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#515 Old 2nd Mar 2015 at 10:08 PM
Wow something to help me sort the rubbish form my sims3packs. TY tons Delphy
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#516 Old 12th Mar 2015 at 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by bayleecain
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?


This isn't a mod. This is a Windows program. To get it working on a Mac, read this thread: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/dis...rliest-versions
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#517 Old 27th Mar 2015 at 1:56 AM
Default Me too :(
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Originally Posted by ChrystelleSG
Hello! I used to use this one and i sort of need it again so I downloaded it ion my new computer. For some reason every time i try o open it I get a message sort of saying "has stoped woking, windows is looking for a solution" what's up with that?!?!


Exactly what is happening to me. I used it a few times and then it just started not opening. I've even tried reinstalling.
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#518 Old 7th Apr 2015 at 9:27 AM
Appreciate this tool very much!
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#519 Old 8th Apr 2015 at 8:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Aurelas
Exactly what is happening to me. I used it a few times and then it just started not opening. I've even tried reinstalling.

I recently downloaded some things from the exchange, knowingly taking the risk of getting bad cc.. And guess what I got? Bad CC. This same thing keeps happening to me and it is ruining my gameplay. If I find a solution, I'll post it. Hopefully, I will...
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#520 Old 12th Apr 2015 at 5:05 AM
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Originally Posted by TheSims<333
I recently downloaded some things from the exchange, knowingly taking the risk of getting bad cc.. And guess what I got? Bad CC. This same thing keeps happening to me and it is ruining my gameplay. If I find a solution, I'll post it. Hopefully, I will...


A little tip to try is that as soon as you download through the exchange, check the "installed content" section...usually you can weed through things just by looking at the pics/icons. If they look a bit sketchy or something I can definitely do without, I delete it. Good luck!
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#521 Old 28th Apr 2015 at 7:37 PM
<3!!!!!!
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#522 Old 8th May 2015 at 12:40 AM
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Originally Posted by rebel_d0ll
A little tip to try is that as soon as you download through the exchange, check the "installed content" section...usually you can weed through things just by looking at the pics/icons. If they look a bit sketchy or something I can definitely do without, I delete it. Good luck!

This is about a month late, but Awesome idea. Why didn't I think of that sooner? Sometime's I'm blind to the obvious things
Still can't download it though, so it looks like I'm going to have to delete most of my sims, which is pretty much the majority of my cc.Yay! Wish me luck!
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#523 Old 16th May 2015 at 2:08 AM
Thank you!!
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