This guide describes how to get the Sims 3 creation you just have downloaded as a ZIP into the game. The images are taken in Windows 7, but the steps are the same in other OS'
Open the ZIP you have just downloaded, and you will see the Sims3Pack
file, or - in case it's a Set or Download Basket - files. The next step is to extract the content of the ZIP to the games Downloads
folder. Click Extract all files
Now browse for the correct location where to put the extracted file(s). It should be My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads
Run the Game Launcher
, and click the Downloads
button to get the list of the items you just extracted. Either click Select All
, or check each individual item you want to install into the game. Click Install
Run the game!
and Build Mode
items you have installed will be identified by a plumbob
. Use them the "normal way".
you have installed can be found among Empty Houses
if you enter the Edit Town
mode. The installed houses are identified with an asterisk (*)
items like hair, clothing etc are identified by a plumbob
when you create your Sim
. Please note that a specific clothing is not always available for all ages.
Good luck simming with the downloads from TSR!
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