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Post by Guest on Tue 19 Feb 2013, 23:29

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Hi everyone !  [Tool] Portable The Sims 3 - Page 2 294340757
I've made a script to allows anybody to play to The Sims 3 game with expansions/kits and saves EVERYWHERE (a computer with Windows OS is required), from an internal/external hard drive, USB key, etc.
In other words, this tool make your game "portable". Installing the game again and again just becomes a bad memory !

Content of the archive :
"App/" -> Where the game, kits and expansions have to be placed (with english name).
"Data/" -> Where personal files like save files are REALLY stored.
"Script/" -> Where script files are stored. You don't have to modify anything in this folder and sub-folders.
"Read me - Lisez-moi.txt" -> A file that explains how to use the script.
"The Sims 3 Portable - Menu.exe" -> This app is used to launch the menu (hidden script). Automatically run as administrator.
"The Sims 3 Portable - Menu (Run as admin).cmd" -> This file is used to launch the menu (visible script). Works on 32 and 64 Bits Windows but needs to be run as administrator explicitly (right-click on the file).


How it works?
1. It loads your save directory ("Data/[Your_Username]/The Sims 3 Portable/*" into "[Current User]/Documents/Electronic Arts/*". Existing saves are backed up and restored when game (or any game app) is closed.
2. It loads registry keys and values are suitables to the current script path. So, you can move your game and the game still works ! Registry keys are backed up and restored.
3. It temporary associates Sims3Pack file type to the portable game. When the portable game, the portable launcher or the "pause" is launched and active, you can install your Sims3Pack files like if the game were installed.
4. A menu of options is available. You can launch the game, the Sims 3 Launcher, a "pause" instead of the game, open save folder, etc.
Here the options
Spoiler:
A - Launch a "pause" (instead of game)
  A window waiting for pushing a button is launched instead of the game.
  The environment is then loaded and applications for The Sims 3 will work.
  The environment is unloaded when the pause came to an end.

B - Launch "Sims 3 Launcher"
  Launch the Sims 3 Launcher. Don't launch the game from the launcher.
  The environment is unloaded when the Launcher is closed.

C - Use locales saves
  Launch the portable game without loading the portable saves.
  If local saves are already present, they will be loaded by the game.

D - Install the game
  Does not unload the environment after the script is closed.
  Game applications can be then launched at any time.
  Portable saves are not used and patching the game can fail.

E - Open saves folder
  This operation allows to open the The Sims 3 save files folder.
5. You can easily modify the language and disable any kit or expansion !
6. No need to install DirectX. Required DLL is copied into the bin folder of The Sims 3.
7. No key required with Game4theworld ultimate fix ! Thank you !

How can we use it?
Before all, your session must have ADMINISTRATOR RIGHTS to allows registry modifications. The script programs ask you to have access to these rights, but if you directly run a BAT or CMD file, you need to do it with administrator rights (right-click on the file).
If you don't understand what I wrote, it's not important.
1. In "App" folder, you have to paste (or move) your game and kits+expansions with ENGLISH names even if you want to play with another language. Exemple : "App/The Sims 3" ; "App/The Sims 3 Ambitions" ; "App/The Sims 3 Katy Perry Sweet Treats" ; "App/The Sims 3 70s, 80s, and 90s Stuff"...
Names of game, kits and expansions have to correspond to the names of the REG files in the "Script/Profile/The Sims 3". Any folder that doesn't correspond to these REG file names won't be loaded, so you can disable an expansion or kit just be renaming it.
Or the list of names is available here :
Spoiler:
The Sims 3
The Sims 3 70s, 80s, and 90s Stuff
The Sims 3 Ambitions
The Sims 3 Diesel Stuff
The Sims 3 Fast Lane Stuff
The Sims 3 Generations
The Sims 3 High-End Loft Stuff
The Sims 3 Into the Future
The Sims 3 Island Paradise
The Sims 3 Katy Perry Sweet Treats
The Sims 3 Late Night
The Sims 3 Master Suite Stuff
The Sims 3 Movie Stuff
The Sims 3 Outdoor Living Stuff
The Sims 3 Pets
The Sims 3 Seasons
The Sims 3 Showtime
The Sims 3 Supernatural
The Sims 3 Town Life Stuff
The Sims 3 University Life
The Sims 3 World Adventures
2. You have to launch the script. Application "The Sims 3 Portable - Menu.exe" can load the script menu and then ask you to enter a letter of your choice (each letter corresponds to an option) and validate it by pressing the "Enter" button of your keyboard. For the first time, you have to leave the field blank and press the "Enter" button without any letter (this normally launch the game).
3. After the first launch of the script, the game is not launched as expected but a file "The Sims 3.ini" is created and opened to be edited.
Add the new line applang=en-US into this file and save it. You can enter the language code you want (en-us,fr-fr,es-es,es-mx,de-de,it-it,nl-nl,sv-se,da-dk,no-no,fi-fi,pl-pl,pt-pt,hu-hu,cs-cz,pt-br,el-gr,ru-ru,ko-kr,zh-hk,ja-jp). Note that if applang variable is not defined in this file, the game will be launch with the default language : french.
4. Now, you know how to open the menu to have access to options or to launch the game ! Re-open the menu and press "Enter" without any letter specified.
If you're not on a weird computer, the game starts and you can play !


Note : You can install your PACKAGE files into "Data/Common Mods (The Sims 3)" directory ! This directory will be loaded into each save of the game, excepted if the "Mods" directory already exists.
Patching the game will be very difficult. The simpliest way to patch the game is to install base game anywhere, patch it and copy the content of the game into the "App/The Sims 3" directory.
You can add you own REG file into the "Script/Profile/The Sims 3" folder to load a new kit or expansion ! Be careful, name of this REG file has to be the same than the name of the kit/expansion folder (in "App").
You can also add the cd key corresponding to the game into these REG files : modify
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Electronic Arts\Sims\The Sims 3 [Title]\ergc]
@="ENTER YOU CD KEY HERE, WITHOUT MINUS SYMBOL (-)"
Exemple :
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Electronic Arts\Sims\The Sims 3 Seasons\ergc]
@="12345ABCD6789EFGH0123"
(It's not a real key !)
/!\ You have to insert a cd key (even a fake like ABCDEF...) for "The Sims 3.reg" if you want to install Sims3Pack ! If there is no cd key, an error will occurs.

DOWNLOAD :
http://jheberg.net/captcha/the-sims-3-portable-kit-v27/


http://ezcw3m.1fichier.com/


https://goo.gl/29bzvT





Mod edit: 3rd link (mirror) fixed.

- Carlos


Last edited by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 01 Dec 2016, 23:00; edited 11 times in total (Reason for editing : Update)

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Post by Guest on Tue 25 Jun 2013, 06:49

Wow mate, this setup you have created is brilliant.  It allows me to play my Sims 3 game on the go, and better yet on anyone's computer without technically needing to install anything.  Thank you very much for this Gem.  Any chance we will be seeing an updated version with the new Island Paradise expansion?  Or is there a tutorial I could find to be able to add it myself? (as far as the needed reg edit requirements and any other files I would need to add)  Thanks again for this very user friendly and very unique setup.  Cheers mate. Smile

[UPDATE]

Ok, I didn't realize you had already explained how to add future expansions on page 1 of this discussion.  Now, my question is can the ProductID=dword ...etc be anything? as long as its not used for more than 1.reg file and as long as its in hexadecimal format?  If you could let me know I would appreciate it.  Thanks mate.

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Post by Guest on Thu 27 Jun 2013, 21:13

Hi Mr Sparky and thank you Smile
Adding a correct REG file is possible but may be difficult for users. You can copy "The Sims 3 University.reg" to "The Sims 3 Island Paradise.reg" and modify names, EP number (09 -> 10).

But, I've submitted an update of my tool. Links are added Wink Rendez-vous to the first post.

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Post by Guest on Thu 26 Dec 2013, 22:42

Dear Gigowatt221,

I would really enjoy your portable TS3, but I have a problem that ruins all the fun connected with the game for me - textures issue. All my sims have empty eye sockets and brown skin. No matter if I choose existing family, create new sim or new from the template, the result is like in the screenshot. I don't have this problem when making animals, the surrounding (in creating mode) is ok as well. The main starter window doesn't appear when I start the game, only the one where I choose a city.
Here are screenshots: pokazywarka.pl/2ptrbw/

I'm pretty sure it's something about missing file because I have this problem on my winXP 32-bit and win7 64-bit computers.

I'm looking forward for your answear. I didn't change anything, only language and save folder in "the sims 3.ini"

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Post by Guest on Mon 30 Dec 2013, 19:12

And with an English language (en-US) configuration?
Try to clear cache files : http://www.modthesims.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:Sims_3_Delete_Cache_Files
Or delete everything, install the game, patch it to the latest version (1.63), install your no-cd patch and copy "The Sims 3" folder into "App".
Other expansions and kits can be drag-n-dropped from DVD into "App\The Sims 3 Name of Kit or Expansion" without installation.

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Post by Guest on Thu 06 Feb 2014, 22:27

Can you explain me expecifically how to install .sims3packs in it??

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Post by Guest on Thu 13 Feb 2014, 14:56

vaskation98 wrote:Can you explain me expecifically how to install .sims3packs in it??
Install it by using the Sims 3 Launcher from the menu.

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Post by Guest on Wed 30 Jul 2014, 20:35

I can confirm this still works and I have all expansions and Stuff packs ever released. and since there are not going to be another release u don't have to worry about patch updates but just in case i turned off auto updates

I have uploaded the tool to my mediafire for a more stable mirror but can't post for 7 days so PM if wanted

Tip: uninstall the game after you finish install all eps and stuff packs and move the game folders to App folder as u will get a game can't start error when trying to run the game from the portable menu

after I uninstall all ep and stuff packs from the pc it ran like a charm and fixes for the error are for something else and will just confuse people

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Post by Guest on Sun 14 Sep 2014, 06:23

Hey Gigowatt221. I'm currently having a problem with the implementation of the script. I can't understand what the instruction in the readme or your post says. Can you give me a step by step guide on how to install this script to the game? Like what exactly shld i do. I know that the first step is to put my Sims 3 game directory in the "App" folder. But idk what to do after that. Please do reply to this and thanks in advance for the effort! Smile

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