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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: 145,571 · 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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#526 Old 31st May 2015 at 10:08 PM
thanks :)
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#527 Old 6th Jun 2015 at 5:41 PM
Thank you!
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#528 Old 10th Jun 2015 at 1:11 PM
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#529 Old 22nd Jun 2015 at 6:41 PM
Thank you!
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#530 Old 23rd Jun 2015 at 1:22 AM
How do I use this??????
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#531 Old 29th Jun 2015 at 10:24 PM
cant figure out how to download. it says I am browsing as guest but i created an account and logged in
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#532 Old 5th Jul 2015 at 10:16 AM
Thanks this is great
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#533 Old 6th Jul 2015 at 7:55 PM
Did it stop working for anyone else?
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#534 Old 7th Jul 2015 at 10:25 AM
Does this tool work for Windows 8.1?
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#535 Old 8th Jul 2015 at 5:11 PM
Thanks, I hope my problems will finally be resolved !
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#536 Old 10th Jul 2015 at 6:47 AM
Default Can't download
Error comes up telling me to allow the program to run but there is no option to do so, any ideas?
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#537 Old 14th Jul 2015 at 3:06 PM
Everytime I go to the Download page I'm logged out again !!! So frustrating .
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#538 Old 6th Aug 2015 at 8:43 AM
Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#539 Old 16th Sep 2015 at 6:09 PM
#540 Old 17th Sep 2015 at 2:19 AM
Don't know whether to say thanks or not. Just downloaded this program yesterday. Today I tried it on all my custom worlds. They all showed Red. Both the ones just downloaded from the exchange and the ones I have been playing in without noticeable problems for months. I am wondering if Custard has a problem with CAW. My custom worlds come from various sources, not just the exchange. I did read the note about the problem with SAVE AS, which is what I usually do. So today I tried downloading one directly to the game. Same result.
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#541 Old 21st Sep 2015 at 10:33 PM
thanks! ♥
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#542 Old 14th Oct 2015 at 2:54 AM
Could this also work if I have .NET Framework 4? Or do I specifically need .NET Framework 2?
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#543 Old 14th Nov 2015 at 7:22 PM
This is a life saver!
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#544 Old 14th Nov 2015 at 7:22 PM
This is a life saver!
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#545 Old 26th Dec 2015 at 7:16 PM
Does anyone know what program would I have to use to open this file?
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#546 Old 14th Feb 2016 at 9:32 AM
Mad Poster
#547 Old 14th Feb 2016 at 11:29 AM
Originally Posted by CookiesAreTasty
Does anyone know what program would I have to use to open this file?
WinZIP or WinRAR will allow you to extract the files and then you run the program from the .exe file.

My deviantART, MTS Yearbook Origin ID = Alistu
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#548 Old 16th Mar 2016 at 5:08 PM
This has been a life saver in helping me get my game back up and running! Thank you so much for creating it! ;o)
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#549 Old 18th Mar 2016 at 6:30 PM
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#550 Old 29th May 2016 at 8:59 PM
It seems like it would work but it keeps on saying that it as stopped working
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