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Sims 3 Font Replacement Mod

by redandvidya Posted 28th Feb 2022 at 2:48 PM
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This is something I’ve basically tinkered with for a few months now, it replaces the outdated original font of the TS3 game with some more modern, stylish fonts.

This is still highly experimental as it tinkers with the game’s files. It was built on TS3 Steam with version 1.67 and tested on my personal game, install at your own risk! It’s not installed in the traditional Mods folder way, so it may also be a bit complicated.

If you really wanna try it though, here are the installation instructions:

1. Go to your The Sims 3/Game/Bin/UI folder
2. backup your original UI.package for safety (or change the extension from .package to .bak)
3. Copy the UI package from the font of your choice to the folder
4. *CRITICAL* Remove the font name at the end of the package, so it will just be “UI.package” (otherwise, you won’t have a UI.package which will result in a glitchy mess)
5. Boot up your game and hope for the best!

Friendly reminder that you do this at your own risk, I’m not responsible if you blow up your own game. However, just in case, a backup of the UI.package is included. It is the Steam 1.67 version however, may not work with other versions.

Enjoy!

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[simstate] Sims 3 Font Replacement Mod.7z

Size: 50.91 MB · Downloads: 603 · 28th Feb 2022
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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. I am NOT responsible if you accidentally break your game.

1. Go to your The Sims 3/Game/Bin/UI folder
2. backup your original UI.package for safety (or change the extension from .package to .bak)
3. Copy the UI package from the font of your choice to the folder
4. *CRITICAL* Remove the font name at the end of the package, so it will just be “UI.package” (otherwise, you won’t have a UI.package which will result in a glitchy mess)
5. Boot up your game and hope for the best!

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#2 Old 28th Feb 2022 at 3:22 PM
Nice.

Hopefully there'd the a Sims 2 version of this for nostalgia reasons.
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#3 Old 6th Mar 2022 at 10:55 AM Last edited by TechnicallyYours : 6th Mar 2022 at 4:23 PM.
Worked perfectly, thanks! Followed the installation instructions and got the Montserrat font going, which is awesome for me because I'm super shortsighted and this font makes the text look a lot bigger LOL! Thank you so much! This is great for accessibility purposes :)

EDIT: Not sure if possible, but would you consider looking into other fonts that might make the text look a bit bigger than Montserrat too? That would be even better!
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#4 Old 9th Mar 2022 at 4:46 PM
Thans so much for this override. The font in Sims 3 is kinda hard to see I used your Montserrat override, and it looks great.
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#5 Old 10th Mar 2022 at 6:41 PM
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Originally Posted by TechnicallyYours
Worked perfectly, thanks! Followed the installation instructions and got the Montserrat font going, which is awesome for me because I'm super shortsighted and this font makes the text look a lot bigger LOL! Thank you so much! This is great for accessibility purposes

EDIT: Not sure if possible, but would you consider looking into other fonts that might make the text look a bit bigger than Montserrat too? That would be even better!


I wanted to ask for this too.

Thanks for this great mod!

You never know what’s comin’ for ya.
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#6 Old 26th Mar 2022 at 7:20 PM
Works fine with Origin versio!
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#7 Old 2nd May 2022 at 5:35 AM
Thank you so much! Is it possible to do font requests? Or maybe you can tell us how? There's a font I would really like to try
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#8 Old 24th Jun 2022 at 9:39 PM
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Originally Posted by AlexYorim93
Nice.

Hopefully there'd the a Sims 2 version of this for nostalgia reasons.


Oh, here you go :)
Yea, I'm not the author of the post, but I think I can share with you that I made self.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar UI.rar (1.71 MB, 17 downloads)
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#9 Old 25th Jun 2022 at 9:20 AM
One of my favorite mods of 2022 <3 You're incredibly talented, TYSM for showing how much more legible the game can be! I'm using the Montserrat font now, it's a keeper. My eye doctor will be grateful, haha.