MTS has all free content, all the time. Find out how YOU can help to keep it running. Tell me how...

s3ce (Sims3Pack CommandLine Extractor)

by MarkJS Posted 2nd Nov 2010 at 8:29 PM - Updated 27th Nov 2013 at 2:57 PM by Nysha
26 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
While studying DBPF packages I developed this application under C# using Visual Studio.

I made it a time ago and it was available on my blog, and I was going to upload it to MTS but did not had much time to post it all again. Anyway, here it is.

It's a drag&drop Sims3Pack extractor.

Similar with Delphy's Multi Installer;
They share the same purpose, the difference is that mine can be ran through batch scripts or by simply dragging the Sim3Packs you want to the program file.

I created a GUI where you can change the default settings, such as:
  • Set a custom Extraction Directory;
  • Add a handler when you right-click with any Sims3Pack to extract them;
  • Integrate the program to Pescado's s3rc;
    • Attempt to fix or/and decrapify the generated package;

- .NET Framework v2.0.50727 | Or grab the latest (v4.0.30319) here (Recommended)


Extract the executable with WinRar or 7Zip
Run the executable to change the default settings.
Simply drag&drop Sims3Packs into the program file.

Or, if you added a handler to the Sims3Pack extension, right-click the Sims3Packs and click "Extract with S3CE".

CommandLine Usage
> s3ce "file1.Sims3Pack" "file2.Sims3Pack" ... "fileN.Sims3Pack"
> s3ce * folder1\* folder2\* ... folderN\*
Quotes in the filename are only necessary if it contains space characters.

Change Log
  • v1.1.0.388
    • Custom Icon
  • v1.1.0.387
    • If S3RC Integration is enabled, wait until it finishes.
    • Added Custom Icon to the Windows Shell
    • Basic Tab-change Windows Form fix
  • v1.1.0.0
    • Implemented integrated-wildcard arguments
    • Improved memory flow
  • v1.0.13.9080
    • Added exceptions to registry operations
    • Defined defaults for settings
    • Fixed small typos on tooltips
  • v1.0.12.9021
    • First Build
  • v0.9.5.3012
    • First Beta Build

Any doubts just leave a comment and I will reply as soon as possible.

Additional Credits:
Delphy for providing his code to study;
Microsoft for Visual Studio;

Operating System: Windows
Utility Type: 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
s3ce v1.1.0.388.7z | Program File

Size: 178.5 KB · Downloads: 12,244 · 2nd Nov 2010
178.5 KB 12,244 2nd Nov 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:
26 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 7 Feedback Posts, 17 Thanks Posts
Hide Thanks Posts for this thread (Show only feedback)
Page 2 of 2
Test Subject
#26 Old 17th Jul 2015 at 4:09 PM
Lab Assistant
#27 Old 20th Dec 2015 at 9:33 PM
thank you
Page 2 of 2