Installing Sims 3 custom content

ZIP Download

The default download option is to download the Sims3Pack file (several files if a Set) holding the custom content as a ZIP. This is done by clicking the button with the green arrow. Once you have downloaded the ZIP, you have two options:

1) Double-click the Sims3Pack file(s) in the ZIP to install it immediately.

2) Extract the file(s) to the "My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads" folder. From there they will be installed the next time you launch the game.


Sims3Pack Download

Individual items can be downloaded directly as Sims3Pack files, and with this method you can either...

1) Put the Sims3Pack file in the "My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads" folder, and it will be installed the next time you launch the game.

2) You can execute the file (double-click it). If you have the TSR Launcher installed it will open in that application, otherwise it will be installed directly.


TSR Launcher Download (only for Sets, subscriber only)

Note: This option requires the TSR Launcher to be installed

For Sims 3 Sets, subscribers get the option to download the full Set in a special format which can be opened by the TSR Launcher, making it very convenient to manage all of the files in the Set in a single step. The association between the special .tsr file format and the TSR Launcher is normally done when installing the TSR Launcher.


Add to Basket (subscriber only)

Clicking this button adds the item to the download basket, or in the case of Sets, the Sets individual items.



This image indicates that you need to buy a subscription to be able to download this item.


Kudos Item

Items with this button can be bought using Kudos.


Download Basket Indicator

Click the Download Basket icon at the top of the page to open the basket for downloading.


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#16tonnishiaMar 16, 2010

thanks!!! \:D

#17twilight_teamjacobMar 18, 2010

thank you \:D

#18MaQuaLaVIPApr 17, 2010

I also don't get most of my downloads in game. How do I get them? The game says they are installed, shows them in "installed content" but not in game play. What up? HELP

#19noofeungJul 19, 2012

Thank You!

#20SnowpoolFeb 21, 2013

ummmmmmmm how do you down load it??????????????????????????????

#21SnowpoolFeb 21, 2013

I HATE TSR WORKSHOP SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#22Mishaleex3Apr 5, 2013

Great, thanks!I was like. HOW DO I INSTALL? Read this, and YAY I can install. Can't express how thankful I am!

#23oh m8Jun 2, 2013

Is Sims 3 custom content compatible with Sims 2?

#24khatchieAug 19, 2013

I already installed downloaded objects but it doesn't work? where can i find it in the game? please help?

#25KristenDeaNov 8, 2013

I need a safe file compresser for The Sims 3 Resource cc I wish you guys would make your own, making it safer and easier for users. WinRAR, 7-zip + come with viruses or stop working...need I shouldn't have to make files for it either...I don't know what I'm doing and could mess up my computer & game

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