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Sims 3 Download Folder.

on Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:18 pm
This is my Download Folder in Sims 3.  What do I do with these?


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Re: Sims 3 Download Folder.

on Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:31 pm
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You keep the blue Sim3Pack files there in the Downloads folder then you start your Sims 3 Launcher. Click on Downloads in the Launcher, select all the files that are shown there and select Install. A small installation window will pop up and install the files. When the window has finished downloading, click the okay button and they will be installed in your game.

If you just have package files (they look like paper files.), you will need to put them in the Mods>Packages folder that you download [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]. I see one file called 9MK Shade Curtain that needs to be moved to the Mods/Packages folder.

(The rest of the paper-looking files shown in your Downloads folder are just game files. Also, the Sim3Pack files that say dynamicchallenge aren't anything; they are something the game has generated, I don't know why.)

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Re: Sims 3 Download Folder.

on Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:04 am
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BB, now it's going to start for your sims3, your folder will be packed with collections .. hahaha  thumbsup extrahappy dancer hilarious

I have 2 laptops,
1, where all my sims stuff in the game are set .. but it takes half an hour before I'm in the game .. ((((so keep in mind)))
the more you install. the longer it takes for the game to run
or you must have a super compter. then you will not be bothered by it

and I have 1 laptop where I have nothing in the game. so I quickly get to the object when I have colored  cheers

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Re: Sims 3 Download Folder.

on Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:23 pm
Thanks so much for the info Ladies!  And yes, Poppy, I plan to keep it 'low'.  I don't like to sit and wait.  scratch   bounce   dancer  unhappydance

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Re: Sims 3 Download Folder.

on Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:50 am
hilarious haha,, you BB, your so funny  Razz

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Re: Sims 3 Download Folder.

on Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:49 pm
Well, bummer!   bangdesk   I'm doing something wrong, cuz  when I do a Test Run for my sims 3, instructions says that I should not see a intro video before my game starts loading.  It also says, if the plumbob animation and intro video no longer play I should go straight to my loading screen.  Ain't happening.   groan


My video plays.  I've deleted my file 2wice same thing.  I did notice that I did not have a MOD folder, so I added one, then extracted my FrameSetup.zip file inside the Mod folder I created, which then ADDS another Mod folder.  I was assuming this was correct, but doesn't see like it is.


Also, not sure what the *NoBuildSparkles.package is.  When I build my wall, I saw little floating stars of some kind.  Is that what they are calling the sparklers?  I will try this again,  but just so you know, when I first open my Sims 3 in electronic arts folder, I don't see a Mod folder at all. That's why I added one. 


Suggestions please!  scratch

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Re: Sims 3 Download Folder.

on Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:16 pm
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mickeywave  BB

I do not know if you meant intro video that comes to mind when starting the game !!?
but you can turn that off
in the settings .. bb
Maybe help with the problem

the walls ?? ... never experienced before

mod folder ....
BB .. I remember that I also had it.
that I did not see a mod folder

I know that you also have to put something in the mod folder
and it will not come up yet when starting up 

{{{{{{that happens only the second time}}}}}

then the mods folder appears. and you see what's in it
that's what I had
I hope it works for you BB

and place all pakages files in the packages, from the mods folder
and the mods folder must be in sims3 files

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Re: Sims 3 Download Folder.

on Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:41 pm
Thanks hun!  I'll keep checking, but think I'm gonna take a break.  Starting to get a headache.  Think I've been at it too long.  I'll come back fresh and it may work then.  

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Re: Sims 3 Download Folder.

on Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:54 pm
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Well, bummer!   bangdesk   I'm doing something wrong, cuz  when I do a Test Run for my sims 3, instructions says that I should not see a intro video before my game starts loading.  It also says, if the plumbob animation and intro video no longer play I should go straight to my loading screen.  Ain't happening.   groan


The intro they are talking about is the little sims movie that plays before the loading screen. The Sims 3 logo and the Maxis logo will still play.


My video plays.  I've deleted my file 2wice same thing.  I did notice that I did not have a MOD folder, so I added one, then extracted my FrameSetup.zip file inside the Mod folder I created, which then ADDS another Mod folder.  I was assuming this was correct, but doesn't see like it is.


You do not create a Mods folder, you place the one that you downloaded and unzipped into the The Sims 3 folder.
Here is the inside of the downloaded Mods folder framework:
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And here is the inside of the Packages folder, where the file packages go. They are the CC files that look like pieces of paper. (With or without the SimPE logo it doesn't matter. If you have SimPE installed, it will automatically  put their logo on the CC files.)
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Any CC that are the Blue SimPack 3 files should be placed in the download folder as shown below and installed via the Sims 3 Launcher as I mentioned above.
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Also, not sure what the *NoBuildSparkles.package is.  When I build my wall, I saw little floating stars of some kind.  Is that what they are calling the sparklers?  I will try this again,  but just so you know, when I first open my Sims 3 in electronic arts folder, I don't see a Mod folder at all. That's why I added one. 


The sparkles are the little sparkling stars you see when you build your wall. I wouldn't worry too much about that one as long as the little sims movie intro does not play, then you know it's working. Checking to see if the CC files in your Mods folder is showing up in the game is the best way to know, well, that it's showing up in your game.  giggle

Also, delete your cache files before you start it up - that is very important.

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Re: Sims 3 Download Folder.

on Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:00 pm
I'm gonna give up for now.  It's not working and I see the files your are talking about and that are shown in the instructions,  just not working.  I'm gonna hang it up for now.  Working my last nerve...  bounce unhappydance bangdesk angry


I only see 3 Cache files.  DDCache, IGACache & SigsCache.  Are these what you are talking about?  There are that many inside these folders.  Only 1 or 2.

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Re: Sims 3 Download Folder.

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I only see 3 Cache files.  DDCache, IGACache & SigsCache.  Are these what you are talking about?  There are that many inside these folders.  Only 1 or 2.

Yes, the cache files vary from time to time.

It's not difficult, just different. Maybe you can try again later when you are more calm and focused.

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Re: Sims 3 Download Folder.

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Thanks Hunni Bunny!  hug  I appreciate you sharing instructions and samples.  They are always quite helpful.  But as you know, when I get tired and wanna do something 'fast', I grow impatient.  That's one of my weaknesses.  No  Wanting to complete something at the drop of a hat.  bounce   And each time I rest and come back later, it works.  When I rush I always leave an important step out and it doesn't work, so hopefully, it will today - or when ever I plan to jump right into it again.  I want it to work, as I'm excited to see Poppy's creations in my Simmie houses.  They are so spectacular clapping  and they bring a Fresh look to our Forum - don't you think Cinda?   luvv  


It's been a long time since we've seen such creativity in our place, and I'm really enjoying her part in making it even more fun and exciting place.  cheers   thumbsup

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Re: Sims 3 Download Folder.

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Yes, I agree BB, Poppy is an extraordinary lady and creator!  We are so happy that she has chosen SG as her always home and us to be her dear friends!
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Re: Sims 3 Download Folder.

on Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:06 am
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BB, I am so happy for you that you have taken a rest
and looked at your sims3 with a fresh look
and that it works now
and that Cinda's help with the explanation helped you so well!
she is SupeRRR friend for us
because we often want too much in a short time
and our body can not stand that anymore
So everything goes wrong when you are tired
and you have to calm yourself down with a good night's sleep pffffff... hhaha  hilarious 

                                    

                                     but rest assured BB, Cinda and I will always be there for you if we can   hugz hug candykiss kiss heartpump


dear BB, I do not know what I read !!
it brought tears of joy to me  luvv
you and Cinda have received me so sweetly and warmly
I was right at home from day one
it immediately felt like I had known you and Cinda for a long time!
very weird!!!...
but it feel so good and familiar
and never want to leave with such sweet friends as you 2
I thank you 2, very much for that!  heartpump heartpump heartpump heartpump heartpump heartpump

my recolors .. pfffff. I am never satisfied with that myself   
most have not become what I wanted
I sometimes wish I had the ground of a prof ... lol  crying   

                                                                    

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Re: Sims 3 Download Folder.

on Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:24 am
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