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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#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

#26PaigeRichardsApr 30, 2015

Where does the CC install to? All my games are installed to one harddrive and it has 670gb of space left, but then my C: drive is full? Why have they gone to different places and how can I move it across? There's no point in filling up one to point of overload and barely using another!! Please help

#27JilibeansJul 23, 2015

Is there any way to download it without winzip or .zip file manager?

#28lila_janeAug 12, 2015

i can download hair, make-up, clothing and jewelry but i cant download items. I've tried to move them all to the right folder that still didn't work and none of them are in zip files.

#29EmeraldEclipseSep 26, 2015

Thank you, this helped a lot.\:wub\:

#30ninaxoOct 8, 2016

i downloaded a home and everything, it shows up on the launcher and i simply cannot find the lot in the game itself. this is aggravating and confusing, help please! i really want to download from this website again but i just don't know how.

#31Mystyque71Jun 12, 2017

For the Subscriber question is...what subscription?

#32itsamea11555Aug 20, 2017

I followed all the instructions, and when I wanted to play the game, I couldnt even start the game. What I need helpppppp \:\(

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