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==CAS (Create a Sim)==
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Things you can stick on your sims - skintones, clothing, and more.
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===General CAS Tutorials===
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|style="color:#000"|This page is designed to help you learn any new techniques and gain a better understanding of The Sims 3, its utilities, and tools. Please feel free to browse around all of the sections to find the information that you need. Below are the main sections, start there!
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* [http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=345670 How to Make a Simple Texture Replacement by ThomasRiordan] - Scroll down to post #17 by HystericalParoxysm for info on replacing skintones and eyes.
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* [http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=351328 Creating Default Replacement Skintones for TS3 by Aikea Guinea]
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* [http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=353861 Default Replacement Eyes, Plus Changing The Whites by Aikea Guinea]
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*[http://www.sims2wiki.info/wiki.php?title=Tutorial:Sims_3_Hair_Basics Sims 3 Hair Basics by HystericalParoxysm]
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===CTU Tutorials===
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! <h2 style="margin:0;background-color:#cedff2;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #a3b0bf;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;">Don't Panic!</h2>
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|style="color:#000"|Is this your first visit to the tutorials section of the wiki? Well, do not fear! We will have you modding in no time. Each tutorial is given a ratings and information page of its own that will help you gain an overall understanding of what each tutorial will teach.
  
Tutorials on using Delphy's CTU:
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Look for the [[Image:Gold_star-25pixels.jpg|25x25px]][[Image:Gold_star-25pixels.jpg|25x25px]][[Image:Gold_star-25pixels.jpg|25x25px]][[Image:Gold_star-25pixels.jpg|25x25px]][[Image:Gold_star-25pixels.jpg|25x25px]] Beginner tutorials which detail everything for absolute beginners.
 
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* [http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,15481.0.html Quick and Dirty Guide to the CAS Unitool by Hanlon Razor]
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* [http://www.sims2wiki.info/wiki.php?title=Sims_3:Creating_Custom_Clothing_Stencils Creating Custom Clothing Stencils by daluved1]
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* [http://www.sims2wiki.info/wiki.php?title=Sims_3:Adding_Custom_Stencils Adding Custom Clothing Stencils by daluved1]
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* [http://www.sims2wiki.info/Sims_3:Creating_A_New_Base_Texture Creating A New Base Texture by daluved1]
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* [http://www.sims2wiki.info/index.php?title=Sims_3:Replacing_Textures Replacing Textures by daluved1]
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* [http://www.sims2wiki.info/wiki.php?title=Sims_3:Basic_Mask_Editing Basic Mask Editing by daluved1]
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===TSR Workshop Tutorials===
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Tutorials on using TSR Workshop:
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*[http://www.thesimsresource.com/workshop/articles/view-post/post/12348/In%20Depth%20Clothing%20Re-Texturing%20Tutorial%20for%20the%20TSR%20Workshop In depth clothing tutorial by Sinastra]
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*[http://www.thesimsresource.com/workshop/articles/view-post/post/12462/Creating%20a%20New%20Clothing%20Mesh%20with%20the%20TSR%20Workshop Creating a clothing mesh tutorial by sww_sww_sww]
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*[http://www.thesimsresource.com/workshop/articles/view-post/post/12617/Understanding%20Complates Understanding complates (advanced) by Murano]
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*[http://www.thesimsresource.com/workshop/articles/view-post/post/12615/Adding%20Logos%20to%20Clothing%20-%20A%20Beginners%20Tutorial Adding Logost to Clothing (beginner) by kittyispretty69]
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==='''CAS Tools'''===
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====Blender GEOM Mesh Plug-In By morgade====
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Morgade is currently working on a GEOM (body meshes) import/export plugin.
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=355471 GEOM Mesh Plug-In]
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====Delphy's CTU====
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Currently in beta - allows creation of new stencils, full clothing retextures, and more.
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* [http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=348082 Delphy's CAS Texture Unitool]
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====Delphy's Acronym Bending Original Output Barber Shop (aka DABOOBS)====
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This program allows you to create non-replacement custom hair meshes for The Sims 3. It generates entirely new hair packages that can be placed in game, and contains all possible linkages and correct file assignments.
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?&t=358682 DABOOBS]
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====TSR Workshop====
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This program allows you to create non-replacement clothing, hair, make-up and accessories. At the moment you can edit existing meshes to create new looks, unlimited mesh editing will soon become available. Simple to use GUI and a live 3D preview makes content creation a breeze. No limitations on usage, the tool is free and you retain ownership of any files created with it. Auto-upload to TSR available to members of the site.
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*[http://www.thesimsresource.com/workshop/downloads Download TSR Workshop here]
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*[http://forums.thesimsresource.com/forumdisplay.php?f=660 TSR Workshop discussion forums]
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==Patterns==
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Burberry, burberry, burberry.
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===Tools===
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====Delphy's Pattern Packager====
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The Pattern Packager program allows you to add new Patterns (aka items that appear in Create a Style) to your Sims 3 game.
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* [http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=342998 Delphy's Pattern Packager]
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The TSR Workshop tool has a pattern plugin that can be used as an alternative, offering a somewhat easier GUI and auto-upload to TSR, if you are a member there.
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* [http://www.thesimsresource.com/workshop TSR Workshop]
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===Pattern Tutorials===
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* [http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=345731  Four-Color Patterns In Paint Shop Pro 9~Graphic Intensive! by Misty 2004]
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* [http://www.thesimsresource.com/workshop/guides Pattern Guides at TSR]
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* [http://www.customsims3.com/forum1/YaBB.pl?num=1245208717 Colour Patterns in Paint Shop Pro by Regina]
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* [http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=34326 Separating Patterns Without Vectors by JaneSamborski]
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* [http://www.sims2wiki.info/wiki.php?title=Sims_3:Custom_Patterns Custom Patterns by HystericalParoxysm] - [http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=347284 French] - [http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=343672 German] - [http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=348782 Italian]
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* [http://www.sims2wiki.info/wiki.php?title=Convert_Sims3Pack_to_Package How to convert a Sims3Pack file to a Package file]
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==General Modding==
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Creating gameplay modifications and the like.
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===Tools===
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====The Lepid Llama Unpacker by Echo====
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This is a fairly simple tool to extract the contents of a sims3pack exported file. Simply choose the sims3pack file when prompted, then select the file to extract and click the "Export Selected" button on the bottom left.
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*[http://www.simlogical.com/Sims3ToolsForum/index.php?topic=32.0 Lepid Llama Unpacker]
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====Postal Package Editor by Echo (Alpha)====
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If you're joining in the fun of figuring out file formats and how to make mods, this is a pretty good place to start. If you're looking for content-creation wizards, this is probably not what you're after just yet. This is a very generic tool, for exploring the innards of the game's package files.
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=362599 Postal-Package Editor]
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====S3PE Demo Package Editor====
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This is a package editor, created mainly to test and demonstrate the s3pi library, but it is quite a useful package viewer/editor and packer in its own right. Created by Peter L. Jones.
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=362412 S3PE Demo Package Editor]
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====s3pi Library - Programmers Only====
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This is the rudiments of an open source library to support people wishing to make tools for The Sims 3.  It is written in C# under .Net 3.5 and contains wrappers that implement methods to read and write package files, unpack packed files, and interpret several file types. Created by Peter L. Jones.
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=362411 s3pi Library]
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====TS3 STBL Editor====
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With this editor you can change ingame text, like item description, job description, job names, etc.
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=350777 TS3 STBL Editor]
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====Sims 3 Package Explorer====
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A tool to examine, extract, replace and modify Sims 3 package content, by Okeanos.
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*[http://www.customsims3.com/forum1/YaBB.pl?num=1244804085 Sims 3 Package Explorer]
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====Neighborhood Workshop (formerly Save Game Editor)====
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=350770 Neighborhood Workshop-now with simple painting replacement by TigerM]
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====Snaitf's FNV Generator====
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=355292 Snaitf's FNV Generator]
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====Simple Encoder for Making Hashes====
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=355165 Encoder for Making Hashes by ChaosMageX]
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====Experimental Object Cloner====
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ObjectCloner is a tool intended to create new Sims 3 objects by copying and renumbering parts of an original game object. Created by Peter L. Jones
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=362413 Experimental Object Cloner]
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===Modding Tutorials===
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* [http://simlogical.com/slforum/index.php?topic=2762.0 Sims 3 Gameplay Modding for Dummies by Inge Jones]
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* [http://www.modthesims.info/wiki.php?title=Tutorial:Sims_3_XML_Tuning_Modding Sims 3 XML Tuning Modding] (a more user friendly version of the above tutorial, with pictures)
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* [http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=345670 How to Make a Simple Texture Replacement by ThomasRiordan]
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* [http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=354419 Core Modding Tutorial (For complete and total nincompoops, like me!)]
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* [http://www.primetimesims2.com/Sims3CreatingANewBookTutorial/CreatingANewBookTutorial.html Creating a New Book]
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* [http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=354639 Adding Clothing to a Category (for beginners)]
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* [http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=355295 IL and DLL overview / tutorial]
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* [http://www.sims2wiki.info/wiki.php?title=Tutorial:_Custom_Paintings_in_Sims_3 Custom Painting In Sims 3 by Snaitf and Srikandi]
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* [http://www.sims2wiki.info/wiki.php?title=Sims_3:How_To_Clone_A_Painting_And_Change_the_Texture How To Clone A Painting And Change the Texture]
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=362583 Mini-Tutorial: linking stairs, railings, and fences by Srikandi]
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==Installation and Content==
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To help you get custom content working in-game, and other related utilities.
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===Delphy's TS3 Install Helper Monkey===
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Use this program for easy set-up and installation of Sims 3 .package files.
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=344611 TS3 Install Helper Monkey]
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===Delphy's Sims3Pack Multi Installer===
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Designed for mass installing multiple Sims3Packs into a specific folder.
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*[http://www.simlogical.com/Sims3ToolsForum/index.php?topic=53.0 Sims3Pack Multi Installer]
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===TSR Merlin===
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This program is compatible with both Windows and Mac and lets you easily install/uninstall both .sims3pack and .package files. You can also view the content of a package before installing to make sure your files are clean. Instant installation of .sims3pack files (as compared to the Launcher installation process).
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*[http://www.thesimsresource.com/programs/details/title/TSR%20Merlin/id/113/ Download it from here (free download)]
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===Marhis' TS3 Framework Installer for Mac OS X===
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Help has arrived for Mac users looking for an easier way to install Sims3 .package files.
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=349349 TS3 Framework Installer for Mac OS X]
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===JFade's 3Viewer (Beta)===
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The 3Viewer aims to be a Sims3Pack Installer, Editor, and overall Download Manager all without using the Launcher provided by EA. Think of it as the Sims 3 version of the Clean Installer with additional content management capabilities.
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*[http://forum.jfade.com/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=466 The 3Viewer]
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===JFade's The Compressorizor Redux! (Beta)===
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The Compressorizer Redux! will compress DBPF package files to save hard drive space. Just like the Sims 2 Compressorizer, the Sims 3 Compressorizer allows you to pick a directory and will search for all known file extensions utilized by the game.
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*[http://forum.jfade.com/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=468 The Compressorizor Redux]
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==Building==
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Instructions and help on building the perfect lot in Sims 3.
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===Building Tutorials===
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=344816 How to create a basic roof with different slope angles - By Feldynn]
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=346732 Building an Aquarium pool in TS3 - By aphexZero]
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=350385 How to build a specific lot type, where to have a party and why it matters - By Blackcat007]
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=350351 How to Create Split Levels With and Without Warped Walls - By Qbuilderz]
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=350293 Creating a sunken room with floor to ceiling windows By - Beefysim1]
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=352819 How to build a pool in a lake - By AllHeartAnne]
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2625732 How to Make Pools of Different Depths - By  KRD123]
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2694169 Building an Aquarium Pond - By Patul]
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=344314 Half Walls and Folded Stairs in a Modern House - By Amiao103]
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*[http://www.thesims3.com/contentDetail.html?contentId=22856 Indoor/Outdoor Pools - By kraslev]
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*[http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/41587.page Building a Yacht!! a basic framework - By Ralphaelninja]
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=357663 TS3 Circular Stairway Tutorial - By Patul]
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=357979 True Sunken Basement - By Flabaliki]
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=358677 Split Level Stairs - By Plasticbox]
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*[http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=358994 Split levelling 4-level house without warped walls - By ellacharm3d]
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*[http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=358933 Bridges in The Sims 3 - By Flabaliki]
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*[http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=358702 Split Level on the Second Story - By Flabaliki]
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*[http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=358635 How to build a multi split level home (eqivalent to 8 clicks) - By Rosalie_Q]
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=359110 Correct Pool Windows - Even After Reloading - By sims-holic]
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*[http://www.thesims3.com/contentDetail.html?contentId=66056 Gambrel Roof Tutorial - By ricslady99]
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*[http://www.thesims3.com/contentDetail.html?contentId=28974 Under Ground Garage - By Xeroz]
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*[http://www.thesims3.com/contentDetail.html?contentId=28721 Glitch: How to Make Water go Green - By suttonbros]
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*[http://www.thesims3.com/contentDetail.html?contentId=45282 Split Level Pools {Sloped} - By Moonfeather]
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*[http://www.thesims3.com/contentDetail.html?contentId=57908 Fountains in a Pond - By rgarraw]
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=360606 TS3 Nine Livable Levels (Illusion) by Patul]
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*[http://www.thesims3.com/contentDetail.html?contentId=28974 How to make an underground carport by Xeroz]
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*[http://www.thesims3.com/contentDetail.html?contentId=66056 Building a Gambrel Roof Tutorial by ricslady99]
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=360606 TS3 Nine livable levels (illusion) by Patul]
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=360328 TS3 Greenhouse (and custom roofing) tutorial by Patul]
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=361359 "Acrostacking" Stacking Objects in TS3 tutorial by Qbuilderz]
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=361097 "Geoblending" Covering Objects with Terrain in TS3 tutorial by Qbuilderz]
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*[http://thesimsupply.com/videotutorials/episode13.php Roof Height Adjustment Tutorial{TSS}]
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*[http://thesimsupply.com/videotutorials/episode11.php Connecting Garages to Foundations Tutorial{TSS}]
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*[http://thesimsupply.com/videotutorials/episode12.php Split Leveling Tutorial{TSS}]
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*[http://thesimsupply.com/videotutorials/episode14.php How to make Waterfalls Tutorial{TSS}]
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*[http://thesimsupply.com/videotutorials/episode15.php Pool Techniques Tutorial{TSS}]
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*[http://thesimsupply.com/videotutorials/episode16.php Building a Better House Tutorial{TSS}]
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*[http://thesimsupply.com/videotutorials/episode18.php Tricks with Split Leveling Tutorial{TSS}]
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*[http://thesimsupply.com/videotutorials/episode17.php Basements/Multilevel Basements in The Sims 3 Tutorial{TSS}]
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*[http://thesimsupply.com/videotutorials/episode19.php Landscaping Tutorial{TSS}]
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*[http://thesimsupply.com/videotutorials/episode20.php Landscaping Megatorial{TSS}]
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*[http://thesimsupply.com/videotutorials/episode21.php Creating Bridges{TSS}]
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WesHowe is doing great work with some Milkshape plugins:
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*[http://www.customsims3.com/forum1/YaBB.pl?num=1243970730 Sims 3 tools (packages and mesh)]
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===Meshing Tutorials===
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*[http://www.customsims3.com/forum1/YaBB.pl?num=1244300190 Modifying a TS3 Mesh by Wes Howe]
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* Files by Type Code: [[Sims 3:PackedFileTypes]]
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* RCOL (Scene) [[Sims 3:RCOL]]
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* Catalog Resource [[Sims 3:Catalog Resource]]
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* Key table and lists of resource references [[Sims 3:Key table]]
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Latest revision as of 18:48, 11 April 2018

Tutorials by Category

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Welcome

This page is designed to help you learn any new techniques and gain a better understanding of The Sims 3, its utilities, and tools. Please feel free to browse around all of the sections to find the information that you need. Below are the main sections, start there!

Don't Panic!

Is this your first visit to the tutorials section of the wiki? Well, do not fear! We will have you modding in no time. Each tutorial is given a ratings and information page of its own that will help you gain an overall understanding of what each tutorial will teach.

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