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|style="border:0px" | {{GameHelpIndexItem || Link=TS3 CC Basics || LinkText=TS3 Custom Content Basics || Description=A simple, no-nonsense, no-tech-talk summary of what custom content for TS3 is all about.  '''Read this first!'''}}
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|style="border:0px" | {{GameHelpIndexHeader || Text=There are three main types of files you'll find in Sims 3 custom content - '''.package, .sim, and .sims3pack.'''}}
 
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|style="border:0px" | {{GameHelpIndexItem || Link=Installing TS3 Packs || LinkText=Installing Sims3Packs || Description=How to install Sims3packs, including Lots, Worlds, objects, CAS items & Patterns.}}
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|style="border:0px" | {{GameHelpIndexItem || Link=Downloading_for_Downright_Dunderheads || LinkText=Downloading for Downright Dunderheads || Description=A step-by-step guide, with pictures, on How to Download and Install Custom Content.}}
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|style="border:0px" | {{GameHelpIndexItem || Link=Downloading_for_Smarmy_Smartasses || LinkText=Downloading for Smarmy Smartasses || Description=For the more tech-savvy, a summarized version of the Downloading guide.}}
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|style="border:0px" | {{GameHelpIndexItem || Link=Only Mean Social Interactions || LinkText=Only Mean or No Interactions|| Description=''You're so Mean! Why don't you like me?'' <br>What to do when you get only Mean or "No Interactions" tooltip when you click on other Sims.}}
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|style="border:0px" | {{GameHelpIndexItem || Link=Launcher CC Issues || LinkText=Launcher CC Issues|| Description=What to do if you cant find cc from the game in the launcher or launcher/game hanging or black screen.}}
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|style="border:0px" | {{GameHelpIndexItem || Link=TS3 Finding Problem Custom Content || LinkText=Finding Problem Custom Content || Description=Where did it go? I need to nuke it!}}
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|style="border:0px" | {{GameHelpIndexItem || Link=GCCTSU3_Start || LinkText=Getting Custom content to Show Up|| Description=Walkthrough on how to get custom content to show up.}}
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|style="border:0px" | {{GameHelpIndexItem || Link=TS3 Pre-Organizing Custom Content With Google Reader|| LinkText=Pre-Organizing CC With Google Reader|| Description=Use an RSS Aggregator to automate getting updates of your favorite CC sites.}}
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|style="border:0px" | {{GameHelpIndexItem || Link=Package File Lag || LinkText=Package File Lag || Description=If you experience decreased performance with package format custom content installed.}}
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|style="border:0px" | {{GameHelpIndexItem || Link=Restoring Installed Sims3Packs || LinkText=Restoring Installed Sims3Packs  || Description=How to restore previously installed sims3packs without having to redownload and install them with the Launcher.}}
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|style="border:0px" | {{GameHelpIndexItem || Link=Sims 2 Custom Content in Sims 3 || LinkText=Sims 2 Custom Content in Sims 3 || Description=Can custom content from The Sims 2 be used in The Sims 3?}}
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|style="border:0px" | {{GameHelpIndexItem || Link=Remove Sims3 Custom CC Wizard || LinkText=Uninstalling TS3 Content || Description=How to remove custom content from your game.}}
 
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|style="border:0px" | {{GameHelpIndexItem || Link=Remove_Sims3_Custom_CC || LinkText=Remove Sims 3 Custom CC || Description=Information on how to remove custom content from your Sims 3 game.}}
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Latest revision as of 14:49, 17 July 2013

Sims 3 Game Help Categories:

Custom Content  | Installation  | Gameplay Guides  | Technical & Graphics Issues  | Miscellaneous Issues

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    Sims 3 Custom Content

    ... How to get all that cool custom content working in your game...

    Start Here!

Before you start downloading, read everything on the links below to learn the basics!
TS3 Custom Content Basics A simple, no-nonsense, no-tech-talk summary of what custom content for TS3 is all about. Read this first!

    Downloading and Installing

There are three main types of files you'll find in Sims 3 custom content - .package, .sim, and .sims3pack.
Installing Package Files How to install files that are in the .package format
Installing Sims How to get downloaded sims working in your game.
Installing Sims3Packs How to install Sims3packs, including Lots, Worlds, objects, CAS items & Patterns.
Installing Worlds How to install worlds when the launcher fails .
Downloading for Downright Dunderheads A step-by-step guide, with pictures, on How to Download and Install Custom Content.
Downloading for Smarmy Smartasses For the more tech-savvy, a summarized version of the Downloading guide.
.sim Files Not Appearing What to do if your custom sims don't show up in CAS.


    Glitches caused by CC

Inventory Issues Give new meaning to the sayin' - "You can't take it with you".
Only Mean or No Interactions You're so Mean! Why don't you like me?
What to do when you get only Mean or "No Interactions" tooltip when you click on other Sims.
Rapid Weight Change Yo-yo Diets? You ain't seen nothin' yet!
Showering with clothing on Does your Sim shower with his clothes on even if he does not have the never nude trait?


    Other

Delete Cache Files What are these cache files I keep hearing about that I need to delete?
EADM Issues What to do if you're having trouble downloading and installing Sims3Packs via Launcher.
Launcher CC Issues What to do if you cant find cc from the game in the launcher or launcher/game hanging or black screen.
Finding Problem Custom Content Where did it go? I need to nuke it!
Getting Custom content to Show Up Walkthrough on how to get custom content to show up.
Launcher Issues What to do if you get error messages when starting Launcher.
Organizing Custom Content It is not OCD! It is just best practice.
Pre-Organizing CC With Google Reader Use an RSS Aggregator to automate getting updates of your favorite CC sites.
Package File Lag If you experience decreased performance with package format custom content installed.
Restoring Installed Sims3Packs How to restore previously installed sims3packs without having to redownload and install them with the Launcher.
Sims 2 Custom Content in Sims 3 Can custom content from The Sims 2 be used in The Sims 3?
Uninstalling TS3 Content How to remove custom content from your game.
User Folders Explained Wondering what all the files and folders supposed to do or contain? Read this FAQ.


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