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Post by anadius on Tue 18 Dec 2018, 17:19

You can view The Sims 4 gallery by creating free EA account. To download from it you need to install the UserScript I created. To do so you need a browser add-on:

If you have Chrome, install Tampermonkey or Violentmonkey.

If you have Firefox, install Greasemonkey, Tampermonkey or Violentmonkey.

tutorial for Chrome + Tampermonkey
tutorial for Firefox + Greasemonkey

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Post by anadius on Thu 27 Dec 2018, 12:00

Thanks to generosity of Shinji257 (one user from my Discord server) pets are no longer missing from households!

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Post by Sim Architect on Thu 27 Dec 2018, 20:34

Nice! So, if there's no item, how will it notify the user their download is ready? I did not see a way to log in or provide an email address for notifications.

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Post by anadius on Thu 27 Dec 2018, 23:15

It won't. Adding login system would be a pain, I wanted to keep it as simple as possible. Just try to download the item later. When I'm on PC the script runs once every 15 minutes. If the wait time is longer that means:
a) I'm not online
or b) the script crashed and I need to restart/fix it

In general wait time shouldn't be longer than 24h.

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Post by TheDecentSimmer on Fri 28 Dec 2018, 00:27

Thank you so much for this! So, I have installed the UserScript and Violentmonkey and I have no clue on what to do now? Could you please help!

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Post by anadius on Fri 28 Dec 2018, 00:33

Just create free account on ea.com, open gallery link posted on my website, log in and just browse the gallery. When you see something you like click download button (this works only with UserScript, without it you would need to copy that item url and paste it on my website). Wink

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Post by Sim Architect on Fri 28 Dec 2018, 01:47

Your instructions are confusing to me, sorry.

If I open the gallery on line, copy the link, paste and click on download, it should "do" something, even if it's showing a message box with instructions on how to get the files if they're not "ready yet"... Clicking Download just greys out the button and nothing else.

I don't see myself, as a user, keeping tabs open in my browser just so a script can run for hours until my files are ready to download, sorry... There should be perhaps a link for us to copy and open later or something. Maybe make the browser download a shortcut file (.lnk) or something like that?

I was trying to make a video tutorial, but I can't do it if I can't understand how to use the tool myself from the start until the end, when the item is in the game already, sorry.

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Post by anadius on Fri 28 Dec 2018, 10:30

Right now both my site and UserScript communicate with a database hosted on heliohost.org, which is slow and sometimes not responsive. I'll probably change it soon to other host. But when it works, it should show some message or open download page.

You can just bookmark gallery items you want and check again later.

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Post by Sim Architect on Fri 28 Dec 2018, 13:23

@anadius wrote:Right now both my site and UserScript communicate with a database hosted on heliohost.org, which is slow and sometimes not responsive. I'll probably change it soon to other host. But when it works, it should show some message or open download page.

You can just bookmark gallery items you want and check again later.


Oh! So it gets stuck "doing nothing" not by design, I get it. Cool!

I don't need to download anything right now, I just want to spread the word about your new shiny tool.

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Post by ilovemango on Sat 29 Dec 2018, 17:13

It worked for me, thank you so much!  I love you
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Post by Dellasims on Mon 31 Dec 2018, 17:30

This works fantastically, thank you so much!
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Post by missAmunet on Wed 30 Jan 2019, 11:27

Thank you so much!

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Post by Riean Ibanezer on Mon 04 Feb 2019, 11:40

Thanks, i will try.
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Post by poisonoak on Thu 21 Mar 2019, 12:40

None of the lots show up in game for me.

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Post by anadius on Thu 21 Mar 2019, 12:49

Then you're doing something wrong. Just put loose files in "Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Tray".

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 21 Mar 2019, 18:52

@poisonoak wrote:None of the lots show up in game for me.


You also have to have all DLC for The Sims 4 installed, that are available up to this point (right now the latest update is the Strangerville-gamepack, on patch version 1.50.67.1020). But I guess that should be clear from the start, anyhow. Smile

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Post by Princesstomato on Sat 13 Apr 2019, 22:37

hi, thanks so much for creating this and sharing. I've been using it succesfully ever since you posted it here. 

Just a question, I never bothered with the extension download and just always used your website. But I now can't find the location where to copy the download urls anywhere. Would you provide another link / instructions here maybe? That would be awesome. 

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Post by anadius on Sat 13 Apr 2019, 22:42

No. The UserScript is the only way to download now. It downloads the item immediately, there's no wait time now.

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Tue 16 Apr 2019, 15:47

@anadius wrote:No. The UserScript is the only way to download now. It downloads the item immediately, there's no wait time now.


I was going to ask some time ago @anadius, but always forgot about it. Should we move this topic under "The Sims 4 Tips & Tricks", or should we leave it here? The disadvantage of Tips/Tricks is, people can't post comments/feedback underneath them, unlike in The Sims Emporium.

Then again, Tips/Tricks sections are more frequented, too. Whatever your decision is.

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Post by anadius on Tue 16 Apr 2019, 15:52

I think it's better to move it. If someone wants to report a problem or just comment they still can on my website Very Happy

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