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Post by palefilmx on Wed 18 Jul 2018, 23:47

I had another question for anyone who knows but in the sims 3 complete collection how do you download custom content and where do i put the folder for it?
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Post by Dracos66 on Thu 19 Jul 2018, 00:55

@palefilmx wrote:I had another question for anyone who knows but in the sims 3 complete collection how do you download custom content and where do i put the folder for it?

If the CC is in .sims3pack format they go in C:\Users\User Name\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads and if they are in .package format they go in C:\Users\User Name\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages.

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Post by palefilmx on Thu 19 Jul 2018, 02:02

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@palefilmx wrote:I had another question for anyone who knows but in the sims 3 complete collection how do you download custom content and where do i put the folder for it?

If the CC is in .sims3pack format they go in C:\Users\User Name\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads and if they are in .package format they go in C:\Users\User Name\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages.
There is no electronic arts folder;; Its the new all in one installer! I dont know if you know how to put custom content on that one because it is the mr dj one apparently cause its under mr. dj instead of electronic arts!!
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Post by Dracos66 on Thu 19 Jul 2018, 02:15

They should still load fine, just replace the EA folder mention with the mr. dj folder (i.e. C:\Users\User Name\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads with C:\Users\User Name\Documents\mr. dj\The Sims 3\Downloads)

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Post by palefilmx on Thu 19 Jul 2018, 03:05

@Dracos66 wrote:They should still load fine, just replace the EA folder mention with the mr. dj folder (i.e. C:\Users\User Name\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads with C:\Users\User Name\Documents\mr. dj\The Sims 3\Downloads)
The problem is there is no sims 3 

its C:\users\username\documents\Mr Dj\The sims 3 complete collection\game\bin then which file do I put it in from there because I tried everywhere and it doesnt say anything is downloaded
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Post by Dracos66 on Thu 19 Jul 2018, 04:36

The folder for .sims3pack Downloads should be located at C:\users\username\documents\Mr Dj\The sims 3 complete collection\Downloads. Copy/Move your .sims3pack files to the Downloads folder and then use the game launcher to install them.

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Thu 19 Jul 2018, 11:35

Hello,


Once you've started the game at least once, it will generate a folder in "Documents".
Note that mods and CC don't go into your install directory, and you need to start the game at least once. Please have a look at my screenshot below. 
If you want to install sims3packs, they go into the "Downloads" folder, and you install them with the launcher. An icon to start the launcher can be found in your install directory.
If you have packages, you need to have the framework. It's easy to install the framework, and you can find it here. The use of the framework is pretty much self-explanatory, but if you have any questions about it, don't hesitate to ask. After installing the framework, you'll have the "Mods" folder that you can see in my screenshot, inside is a resourcefile, and the folders "Packages" and "Overrides". You need the "Packages" folder for your CC (in package format) and "Overrides" is for some mods.

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Post by MrStormy on Wed 17 Oct 2018, 02:12

Can you change the location of "C:\Users\User\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3"?
Can I tell my system to move/look at another location for this?

The amount of shop content is just too vast for my SSD to handle...I'm really struggling
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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 17 Oct 2018, 19:34

@MrStormy wrote:Can you change the location of "C:\Users\User\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3"?
Can I tell my system to move/look at another location for this?

The amount of shop content is just too vast for my SSD to handle...I'm really struggling
for space.


The easy way would be to right-click on the Documents-folder and go under the Properties. Look for an option like "Location", which will allow you to move the folder. Note that this will move the entire Documents-folder though.

A bit more difficult way is to create symbolic links:
https://www.games4theworld.club/t17437-redirecting-the-username-folder-the-sims-3-to-a-different-location

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