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The Sims Package Selector (Auto load Appropriate Editor) 1.1.0.16 [Sims 4 supported] [supports windows and linux/wine]

by Digitalchaos Posted 19th Dec 2009 at 1:37 PM - Updated 24th Mar 2016 at 10:44 PM by Digitalchaos : release updated version
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Current Version: 1.1.0.16 (Download - Msi Installer)
See comments for notes about changes to new versions


I have created another utility that is for both The Sims 2 and The Sims 3 Package Files (also supports Sims 4 packages as of 1.1.0.13).
As of v1.1.0.15
+ icon overlays have been removed -- they don't work anymore
+ support has been added to translate paths when ran under linux/wine.

Source for this is available through the subversion repository (here)

Requirements:
The application is installed to this default location: (but can be installed anywhere you want)
Code:
%PROGRAMFILES%\Network Solutions\TheSimsPackageSelector


What it does:
If you mod for both The Sims 2 and The Sims 3, with this utility you will only have to double-click on a package file and it will automatically load into the correct package editor (fully configurable, of course).

This utility will associate itself as the default program for opening Sims2/Sims3 .package files.

It will determine if it is a Sims2 or Sims3 package and pass it on to the appropriate package editor.
**NOTE: The full path to the package file is passed to the executable, on the commandline, currently if any other "arguments" are required to pass in a filename to the application - this utility will not work until I add support for custom commandline args (if they are needed)

This will work for SimPE, S3PE/Postal, S4PE, or any tool that can open a package file from the command line (where only the filename is needed).


The package editors that you use can be configured by passing "-configure" on the commandline: (this will be done when running the utility for the firsttime, by double-clicking on a .package file)
Code:
TheSimsPackageSelector.exe -configure


You will see this dialog: (You can configure your Sims 2 and Sims 3 Package editors by entering the fullpath to the executables)


Icon Overlays were removed in v1.1.0.15 (because they stopped working correctly and were difficult to maintain)
Also, as an added bonus, you will get special Icon Overlays for the package files: (the icon is the lower left, the green "sims 3 icon" by Augermage)
You will get two icons, each one representing either a Sims 2 or Sims 3 Package file -- looks at the Major version of the DBPF file format.
Version 2 or Greater = Sims 3, Less than version 2 = Sims2

Not only will you get the icons for package files, but anything that is a valid DBPF file and has the appropriate versions.

[img-]https://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/8/8/0/6/4/MTS2_Digitalchaos_1108384_IconOverlay.png[/img-]


Additional Credits:
I would like to thanks:
~Augermage for creating the Sims 3 Icon that I used for both Sims2/Sims3 icon overlays (~Augermage's Sims 3 Icon )



This is a multi-part download:


Download the msi file from the links at the top of the main post (near 'current version')

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Operating System: Windows Linux
Utility Type: Miscellaneous
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