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.
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.
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.
Clicking this button adds the item to the download basket, or in the case of Sets, the Sets individual items.
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Items with this button can be bought using Kudos.
Click the Download Basket icon at the top of the page to open the basket for downloading.
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