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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]
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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 Re-Texturing 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 New Clothing Mesh by 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 Logos to Clothing by kittyispretty69]
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===CAS Tools===
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====Blender GEOM Mesh Plug-In====
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By Morgade.  Work in progress.
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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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Allows creation of non-replacement clothing, etc. - stencils, retextures, and new meshes.  Includes 3D preview.
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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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Creates non-replacement custom hair mesh packages.
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* [http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?&t=358682 DABOOBS]
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====TSR Workshop====
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Create non-replacement clothing, hair, make-up and accessories in sims3pack format. Also allows mesh editing.  Includes live 3D preview.
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*[http://www.thesimsresource.com/workshop/downloads TSR Workshop Download]
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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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Create a Style patterns for use on all manner of items in-game.
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====Delphy's Pattern Packager====
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Creates new pattern package or sims3pack files from DDS files.
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* [http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=342998 Delphy's Pattern Packager]
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====TSR Workshop====
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Creates new pattern package or sims3pack files from DDS, PNG, and BMP files.  Includes auto-upload to TSR if you are a member.
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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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*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=363669 Changing Custom Pattern Categories by HugeLunatic]
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==General Modding==
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Creating gameplay modifications and the like.
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====The Lepid Llama Unpacker by Echo====
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Extract the contents of a sims3pack exported file.  Choose the sims3pack, select the file to extract, and click Export Selected" 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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A 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 by Peter Jones====
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A package editor to view package contents and edit files.
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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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The start of an open source library for programmers creating tools for TS3.  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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An editor tohange 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 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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A tool 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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*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=362488 Object Modding (aka adding interactions)by Kolipoki]
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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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Install/uninstall sims3pack and package files.  View contents before installing.  Much quicker than using the Launcher for installing.
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* [http://www.thesimsresource.com/programs/details/title/TSR%20Merlin/id/113/ TSR Merlin]
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===Marhis' TS3 Framework Installer for Mac OS X===
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Easier way to install Sims3 .package files for Mac.
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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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A Sims3Pack installer, editor, and overall download manager.  Similar to TS2's Clean Installer in function, 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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Compress package files to save hard drive space.
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*[http://forum.jfade.com/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=468 The Compressorizor Redux]
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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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===Video Building Tutorials===
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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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Plugins by WesHowe for meshing in Milkshape
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=357403 Milkshape Geom Plugins]
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=362194 ObjectTool]
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====Understanding 3D Meshing====
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* '''[[Tutorials:3D_Meshing_Part_I|3D_Meshing_Part_I]]''' - The basics of 3D meshing by Wes Howe
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* '''[[Tutorials:3D_Meshing_Part_II|3D_Meshing_Part_II]]''' - A Mesh by Wes Howe
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* '''[[Tutorials:3D_Meshing_Part_III|3D_Meshing_Part_III]]''' - Textures and UVs by Wes Howe
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* '''[[Tutorials:3D_Meshing_Part_IV|3D_Meshing_Part_IV]]''' - The UV Map by Wes Howe
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* '''[[Tutorials:3D_Meshing_Part_V|3D_Meshing_Part_V]]''' - Holy Smoke, Joints! by Wes Howe
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* '''[[Tutorials:3D_Meshing_Part_VI|3D_Meshing_Part_VI]]''' - Ready, Set, Go! by Wes Howe
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* '''[[Tutorials:3D_Meshing_Part_VII|3D_Meshing_Part_VII]]''' - Organic Modeling by Wes Howe
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====Understanding 3D Meshing====
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*[http://www.customsims3.com/forum1/YaBB.pl?num=1244300190 Modifying a TS3 Mesh by Wes Howe] link to be removed once content is wikified [[User:Porkypine|Porkypine]] 15:34, 16 August 2009 (CDT)porkypine
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* '''[[Tutorials:Modifying a TS3 Mesh|Modifying a TS3 Mesh]]''' - Modifying a TS3 Mesh by Wes Howe
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====Meshing Objects in TS3====
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=363856 Meshing Objects in TS3 by DeluxeDesigns]
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==Advanced Coding==
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If you are interested in all the file formats that go to make up the game, check these resources out:
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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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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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