How To Install Package Files/Custom Content/Mods for Sims 3 with Screenshots

This is a newbie or a dummy guide for beginners who doesn’t know a single thing about installing package files for Sims 3. It’s really easy and you can do it in a few simple steps.

What is Custom Content or Mods?

So we say the objects in sims 3 are as content right? Telephones,shelves,clothes,makeup all of them are content. So the content you see in your game are made by the game producers but fans all over the world have made really cool content for specific object types and that’s what make them “custom content” Basically saying they are unoffcial addons for your sims 3 game.

Now for a brief example:

 

See the gorgeous babes up there? They have been pimped up from their skin tones to their hair and clothes using different type of custom content. So if you want to make your Sim fabulous rather than plain boring your best choice is to learn how to use those them mods! 😀 

So they are created with a particular software and saved as a certain file type. They are called package files.

The below images are some examples of a package file. As you can see it doesn’t have a specific extension but don’t worry your Sims 3 game can understand it.

This file will be needed to be placed manually so the game can load it.

This will be the one we are trying to install manually in this guide. Notice the .package extension. 

Another type of package file.

This particular custom content file should be double clicked and you will be automatically redirected to the Sims 3 Launcher screen and can finish the installation there.

Now let’s learn how to install File Type 1: 

What You Will Need:

  • Downloaded Custom Content File. (from Mod the Sims or any other sims 3 freebie site)
  • Winzip or Winrar software should be installed.
  • Keyboard/Mouse.
  • Coffee! XD

Firstly you should know that the most of the .package files will be inside of a winrar archive or winzip archive so it’s important that you need to install either winzip or winrar.

Both of them are free programs that can be downloaded. You should install one of them(either winrar or winzip- my preference is winrar.)

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Secondly you will need your sims 3 custom content(duh the most important part).

I personally like getting hair mods or skin tones for my game you can try a google search and find them or you can check my version of Best Mods for Sims 3

 

So now that you have installed winrar or winzip you could open the file you have downloaded. Wait I will give you an example of a winrar archived file looks like. (in case you haven’t ever used winrar before)

file name will be different okay? i mean this is for dummies if you know what a winrar file is skip down to the installing step lol

 

For those who haven’t seen what a winzip file looked like, take a lookie at the picture below thanks!

 

The winzip icon. Its like two drawers held with some crazy contraption, Well whatever *roles eyes*

 

STEP ONE:

Go to Your Sims 3 Game Directory in My Documents

So now you have your files and everything which i have whined about you need to know your Sims 3 file directory. So simply go to the following location. (depending on your operating system)

  • Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\
  • Windows Vista or Windows 7: C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\
  • Mac OS: /Users/<username>/Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/

It should look like this(Windows 7)

 

 STEP TWO:

Make A New Folder Called “Mods”

So you just have to make a new folder named mods just to keep your new mods not jumbled with the other game files and causing chaos.So right click in the directory —> New —-> Click ” Folder” and name it as “Mods”

So now you have a new folder in your game directory hallelujah! so it should look something like this:

So go inside your newly made “mods” folder and you will NEED TO MAKE TWO MORE folders named:

1.Overrides

2.Packages

So inside the mods folder it should look like this:

 

STEP THREE:

Download the Resource.cfg File

So technically your mods folder has two folders now. So you now to fill it up with another extra titbit named “Resource.cfg” It’s just a 1kb file that is needed to be placed in the Mods folder along with “Override” and “Packages”

 

Don’t be alarmed- I got your back. This file is completely safe and you just need to download it and place them in the newly created “mods” folder.

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so copy paste your newly downloaded Resource.cfg file in the Mods directory and your final result will be this: 

 

STEP FOUR:

“Extract” Your Mod from the Winrar Archive to the Directory

So i know for newbies the word “extract” is so terrifying but it’s not that hard to do. So you should click on your downloaded custom content file which is inside winrar. Find it double click it and you will see the package file inside it.

Go ahead and select it and right click it and click “Extract to the specified folder”  or you could just simply click the “Extract to” icon on the winrar menu.

 

And you’ll get a new small window telling where you should put the folder(which literally means extraction lol) You’ll need to change it so that the mod should be placed in your newly created “Packages” folder in the Sims 3 game directory.

So browse into the “mods” folder from the browsing pane on the right and select the “Mods” folder and then click “Packages” and select ok.

 

Now your .package file should be on the directory, extracted. *pfft* 😀

So now navigate back to your “Mods” folder using windows explorer or My Computer and check whether the .package file is in the “Packages” folder.

 

You are done! 😀  Now it’s time to test your package files in the game.

STEP FIVE:

Finding Your Package Files in the Game.

There’s an easy way to detect which objects are custom content inside the game- look at this screenshot.

Courtesy of simsl3gacies.com

**Notice the small folder icon visible in some of the objects above? Those are custom content. 

 

Remember what i said about .packages file type number 2? That they are easy to install and you need to go to the launcher?

Check under the “Installed Content” tab for your installed mods.

Courtesy of findingbadccsims3.blogspot.com

**Installed custom content in launcher would look like the above with that purple star on the lower left corner below. 

Make sure you read the description and installation instructions given by the mod creator as the location of the mod is usually specified there. To my knowledge some of the items can be categorized as seen below.

Buy Mode Items: Can be found in the “Buy Mode”

For an example: If your custom content is a car you should go to the Buy mode while playing the game and find it in the vehicles section. There could be a price for the custom content items as well so earn well!

Skin Tones: Can only be accessed in Create-A-Sim Window. As it can be only accessed through the start of a new family you will need to use the sims 3 cheats to go into the Create-A-Sim Window.

Hair/Eyes/Sunglasses/Blush/Makeup/Clothes: Click on any mirror and click “Change Appearance” and find your installed goodies there.

Ready Made Houses– Sometimes a whole house could be made into a custom content file so when you need to place it in the game you will probably need to go into the “Town” mode and choose and empty space/ lot and place it in the town manually.

Sims scripts and gaming scripts: They are saved as package files as well. Read the descriptions well on such mods. some of those scripts are mostly actions that can be performed by a sim and etc.

So there you go! 😀  If you found this guide useful pleace share it with your friends and leave a comment.

Thanks and Happy Simming!

sims 3 adult mods

You will be visiting the naughty and sexy side of sims 3 in a couple of minutes however by clicking the link below

**you agree that you are 18+ or older to view those content and none of our team or co-operation bear any responsibility to any consequences that would happen to you. 

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The link below will give you an extensive walkthrough on how to install sex related mods for Sims 3. Please note that Sims 3 is a user friendly game and i own nothing but the sex mods belong to their owners.

Sims 4 fixes -EA’s new round of glitches and bugs

Hey all! No post has been written for a long time right? Sorry about that i shouldn’t be forgiven lol 

Some of you must be enjoying Sims 4 by now- it’s just the base game and we’ll be expecting more expansions from EA

Check out those smexy V-necks for Sims 3 by clicking on the image!

Already EA has released a patch and bug fixes– and we’ll be repeating the same old cycle from Sims 3 errors in this game too i guess. Well on the contary i’m not that surpsrised that it has issues already *sigh* 

Anyways happy to say that we at the team of Sims3fixes we’ll be making a blog for Sims 4 XD

We’ll be featuring articles on how to solve those wimpy crashes and bugs and also would give you titbits about new cool mods for Sims 4. So look forward to it everyone!

The link to Sims4fixes blog will be here on this site.

So make sure you hit that follow button on the right pane. 

 

Emilia Clarke(game of thrones gal) from MOD the sims 3

Happy Simming!

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Sims 4 incoming!

As the day dawned on May 6 2013, it reached thousands of dying fans of the new installment regarding The Sims. But the question is, when will it be released. Fans have speculated various theories and such regarding the “date”

1.September 16th 2014

What most people speculate it to be. Wikipedia stated that it’s due to release in 2014. That’s what the foreground of the news was, but it’s seems that won’t be happening and oh some say it’s in November or December too. Initially it seems that it’s more destined to be released in the Fall season.  It’s already 2014 is this gonna be a surprise?

2.In 2015

The saddest and the unfortunate date of all 😦 A fan’s  Sims 4 facebook page announced that it would be released in 2015. Well if it’s taking two years we seriously need some good features and a more glitch-free game.

 

So what are we gonna see in this new installment?

Fans have apparently suggested cool stuff to make the game more realistic. Some of them are

  • Wedding Reception Halls
  • Greedy traits
  • Piercings
  • Difficulty Settings

However what we gonna expect will be something else, The usual Bulid a sim mode will be more fun and creative and you can share your creations.

  1. The sims will be able to multitask such as strolling and talking at the same time.
  2. There will be open restaurants?
  3. The simmies are said to be more expressive and have more emotional depth.
  4. You’ll be able to change their walking style.
  5. No sliders for changing their bodies, push and pull effect.
  6. The eyes are more detailed.
  7. Picking up rooms instead of demolishing the layout.
  8. Voodoo magic? :O and ROCkets??

Detailed eyes.

Hopefully they will be able to give us a more creative experience, in the meantime. make sure you have seen the Sims 4 trailer :

The arrival trailer is super cool too! ^^ :

 

It’s Christmas time!!

It’s Christmas time!

Aaaand it’s that time of the year again! ^ ^  Hope your enjoying all the festivities and the food! As a special for Christmas here’s my list for your simmies!

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1.Santa’s Sleigh

Time for Santa to give away all those presents! This sleigh is a featured download on Mod the sims, and it’ s free.  Notice that he still does not give away presents, but with Sims 3 Seasons you may change that 😉 It works better with the pet’s expansion, and originally has 6 reindeer’s. Find it here

2.Santa’s mansion!

It’s santa’s mansion/house whatever you may call it, a beautiful castle designed to suit the festivities. It includes a Santa office and his workshop too! Some of the content are downloaded free from the EA store to decorate the house, but don’t worry click here  and look at the description. it has the links for them as well.

3.Christmas Patterns!

Let’s say those awesome Mistletoe and Sugar cane patterns can be used on your walls as well! You can basically use them to dye everything christmassy!  you can get them here 

4.The Christmas Wall hangers!

These Christmas wall hangers will put your simmies into more holiday spirits. Includes 7 different portraits to decorate your walls! get them here

5. The Christmas Buffet!

Now this should be featured, let your sims enjoy a buffet with that so called holiday mood, i think it would be awesome that, they get up one morning and their table laid with goodies such as the yule log and Christmas cookies! yummy! Get your free buffet here

6. The Christmas tree and other goodies!

No Christmas is completed without the glamorous and elegant tree! Now this download can be found from the Sims 3 EA store for free, absolutely free. All you have to do is register for a free Sims 3 EA account here. and then download the stuff then. Oh and you also get a Snowman globe, festive lights,St Nick costume with his hat and a Kwanzaa portrait all free of charge! get ’em here folks!

And here ends the Christmas special goodies for 2013. As usual folks, all these items belongs to their respective owners, i take no credit. You can give them your holiday blessings for creating such awesome stuff to enjoy the hols’.

Note: that some of the downloads are in the package format whilst others should be installed. If you are fairly new to installing stuff you can check out a step by step guide from Mod the sims 3.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New year folks!!  

Happy Simming!

Vampire Masquerade on Sims 3

Now that’s Halloween is getting closer as special feature I’m gonna give some links to vampire stuff to dress up your Sims.

Important: The downloads are completely free and hosted at Mod the Sims 3. You also need to make a free account that will be free of charge and quick. Click here to complete the signup process.

These content belong to their owners. You can help them by saying thanks to them 😀

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1.Vampire Gown 

This elegant Gothic gown will give your Vampire simmie the healthy vampire feeling! From the Sim editor itself you can change the colors anyway you want. Download it here. The creator has many other Gothic gowns as well all conversions.

2.A bed for Vampires.

This coffin like bed can be used for sleeping, the classic bloody style.Make sure to not place it near windows where sunlight falls in! It has three recolor-able channels including the platform/stairs you see. Get it here.

3.Bloody face masks

Give your sim a truly meaner vampire face by this CC. Included with the sharp incisors! Mud on soldiers’ faces, drained blood dripping from vampire’s mouth, mugged on street-look, brain eating zombie, random stains after rolling in the mud as the download description say fellas! Find it here.

4.Cat Mobile

I think it’s bat mobile btw. The model above looks like Cat Woman XD  Personally this is one of the best mods ever. Creating vehicles were never easy. The awesome thing about it is that you can have multiple passengers! don’t believe me? click here then.

5. Vampire Career

I think it’s booring without your vampire not earning, he can’t bite all day you know! so employ him to a job! This is a job opportunity for being a Vampire Covenant. You need NRaas Career mod for this to work. Links to NRaas and the original link for the mods can be found here.

6.Monster Pose Pack.

How cool would it be if you can take pictures of your monsters or vampires doing some evil poses. That’s right no further questions the pack is here! I think this pack is awesome for making various banners and videos.

7.The Vampire Crypt.

This was a champion download! A cozy and a creepy cryptic home for your Vampire simmies. However the downside is that you need World Adventures for it. Anyways get it free from here.

8.Vampire Neighborhood?? 

Woah! Interesting huh? This is actually a lot. It’s a castle and man it even features a courtyard! It even has Blood Pools! whatever that is.. I suggest you try it out and let me know. It’s fully furnished and will give out a new experience. You need two expansions Ambitions and World Adventures. Enough said get it here.

Skyline Apartments from Vampire Masquerade!


Vampire Masquerade is a very popular game. If you wanna chill out in an apartment that is actually a remodeled one from the game here’s your chance. You need no expansions for this, no fees. However you need some extra custom content stuff to fully furnish it. They are free as well. Get the downloads here.

Important: Here ends my treats for Halloween! The content belong to their own creators from Mod the Sims. If you don’t know how to install custom content you can find their full guide here. When you read the description of the mod by clicking the link from above  first and then download. There could be mods associated with them to make them properly run.

Happy Halloween!

Expansions crashe.

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As usual when our favorite crash error kicks in, there could be hundred possible solutions. having too many expansions and less RAM can cause faulty as well.

Anyways, there was this one time where this ridiculous crashing to desktop thingy happened to me and i did every possible solution to fix it but no avail 😦

So what i did was to, Install the base game and then install expansions one by one and check if it’s working.

In short:

Install base game.

Install Sims 3 Ambitions

Play the game.

Game runs fine?

Install another expansion

Check again

So if you can find the faulty expansion, you can contact for EA support. Another thing is to update the game properly, what most users don’t know is that when you install an expansion you should check for updates related to the expansion and install it. The Sims 3 Launcher does this automatically.

Some users say that you should install the expansions in an order. Did you note when you are installing an expansion in the setup procedure it asks to update the game version? Well i guess that has something to do with this order thingy.

Finding the order of the games is very easy. Go to the Launcher and you see the games in little icons on the bottom right. The order is from left to right. Try installing in that irder and check if it works.

 

Happy Simming!