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Sims2Pack Clean Installer V1.6.22 (Updated Aug 2, 2014)

by Mootilda Posted 3rd Jul 2010 at 3:55 AM - Updated 2nd Aug 2014 at 10:28 PM by Mootilda
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Sims2Pack Clean Installer is a tool for Sims 2™ and all people who download a lot of custom content. S2PCI can be used to categorize, catalog or remove that content. It will also help you in installing your files. You will be able to preview some content before installing. It has built in unrar and unzip routines, as well as possibility of installing dozens of files with single click.

For more information, please see the official website at:

The newest version recognizes 64-bit and the Ultimate Collection, thanks to abluescarab.

- The Sims2Pack Clean Installer is released under the GNU General Public License.
- The program uses some DLLs from DatGen and SimPE; they are included in the installation.
- You need the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0:

To install, just download and unzip it. Run the installation EXE from the unzipped location.

If you would prefer a no-install version, download and extract everything. You will have to set the file associations yourself. Here's a brief explanation of how to set up the no-install version:

To have the Sims2Pack Clean Installer install your CC into a non-default location, here are some suggestions:

If you always want to have the Sims2Pack Clean Installer install your CC into a non-default location, please see this post:

For multi-install, please see this post:

I have included the source code for the latest version in There is no need to download this file unless you are a C# programmer who wishes to look at or modify the code.

Please report any problems with this new version in the Sims2Pack Clean Installer forum. Be sure to mention which version you are using.

Release History:

To-Do List:

How To Help:
The most important thing is to let me know if you have any problems. I have a limited ability to do testing, so I'm hoping that people will tell me when things go wrong.

Specifically, if you notice that a piece of CC is incorrectly identified, or has other incorrect information, please let me know. If possible, a copy of the CC (or a link to the download) may help me to find the bug.

Additional Credits:
The Sims2Pack Clean Installer was originally written by Karol Rybak (phervers), who has left the community.

Operating System:
      Windows: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, etc
Utility Type:
      CC Editors: Tools for modifying .package files, sims*pack files, and resources contained within those files.
      CC Managers: Tools for installing and managing custom content, custom music, custom paintings etc.
Plugin Type:
      Not Applicable: Standalone tools

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

Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date | No-install version of Sims2Pack Clean Installer V1.6.22 (requires special handling)

Size: 513.5 KB · Downloads: 57,433 · 5th Jan 2011
513.5 KB 57,433 5th Jan 2011 | C# source code V1.6.22 - for programmers only

Size: 702.9 KB · Downloads: 30,459 · 3rd Jul 2010
702.9 KB 30,459 3rd Jul 2010 | Sims2Pack Clean Installer V1.6.22

Size: 623.5 KB · Downloads: 299,488 · 3rd Jul 2010
623.5 KB 299,488 3rd Jul 2010
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Mad Poster
#651 Old 16th Jun 2019 at 8:34 PM
Originally Posted by Farvoyager
Help! I was trying to disable some duplicate packages using but every time I click "update" I get this message:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Sims2Pack Clean Installer\url.txt
Starting Web Update
Connecting to:
Checking Version
Error connecting to
Could not connect to

***Edit to add that the packages appear to have been disabled despite the error message, which I am still receiving.

@Farvoyager - You should not use the "update" button. That button is used to check for new versions of the Clean Installer and update the program. You get error messages because the server isn't there anymore and there are no new versions of the Clean Installer anyway.
Test Subject
#652 Old 20th Feb 2020 at 11:49 PM
I've tried to download but it tells me I have another version do I wish to uninstall. I click yes and nothing happens. How can I uninstall?
Test Subject
#653 Old 20th May 2020 at 5:37 PM
What do files listed in red mean?
Test Subject
#654 Old 9th Jun 2020 at 3:02 PM
Originally Posted by Queenofdragons6
What do files listed in red mean?

its a game mod
Lab Assistant
#655 Old 26th Jun 2020 at 2:10 AM Last edited by isa_love_anime : 14th Aug 2020 at 9:24 PM.
Coming back to TS2 after years, and this tool remains undoubtely one of the best and most useful to date! A very belated thanks, Mootilda, and rest in peace.

I'm also commenting here to say that I have the Ultimate Collection and although the last version of Clean Installer is said to have been updated for it, I was still having the ™ symbol problem when setting up the installation path in the S2PCI.ini file. I managed to find a workaround though, that doesn't involve changing the folder's name through registry!

After pasting the folder path on the "SaveGamePath=" line, go to "Save As" on Notepad (instead of simply saving), and on the dialog box beside the "Save" button, there's an option called Codification. It'll probably be set to "UTF-8", however you should click it and select UTF-8 BOM (or something similar). Then save over the file and check if Clean Installer is reading the Ultimate Collection folder correctly and not creating a duplicate with broken characters in its name. Worked for me!
Test Subject
#656 Old 25th Mar 2021 at 6:40 PM
Clean Installer is a terrifically helpful tool.

If things aren't showing up in-game after being successfully installed, check the S2PCI config file to make sure the path indicates the right *drive* as well as the right folder. It took me a while to realize that, while I was looking in the correct folders on the D: drive, Clean Installer had happily created folders on the C: drive to match the path in the config file. I changed the path in the config file and now we're looking in the same place.
Test Subject
#657 Old 7th Jul 2021 at 8:54 PM
Thank you so very much for creating this!! :D
Test Subject
14th Sep 2021 at 5:09 PM
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#658 Old 17th Feb 2022 at 5:37 PM
Hi all-coming back to Sims 2 after a bit and new pc! I clicked on the link to download the Microsoft Net Framework and it said the file is no longer there? Thanks for any help
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