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CUSTARD Sims3Pack Cleaner

by Tashiketh Posted 6th Feb 2010 at 11:52 PM - Updated 27th Nov 2013 at 3:01 PM by Nysha
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Hi All,

What is this?

Welcome to the new tool. Clean Up Sims3packs Today! Also, raise dead. aka CUSTARD.

Also known as:
Clean Up Sims3packs - Totally Amazing Rubbish Detection (CUSTARD)
Clean Up Sims3packs Today And Revere Delphy (CUSTARD)
Clean up simspacks - totally automated rubbish detection (moar CUSTARD)
Clean up Sims3Packs today! Or die young.(CUSTODY)
Clean Up Sims3Packs Today! Advanced Research Division (Mmm birds eye...)
Clean Up Sims3Packs Today! Only MTS (CUSTOM)


(Thanks to Leesester, Davey and CN)

What does it do?

This tool is basically the "Clean" part of the old Sims2Pack Clean Installer that some of you may remember from TS2 days. It features the same functionality as the TS3 Dashboard, but works solely on Sims3Packs.

You can use it to basically "clean" your Sims3Packs, and also see if they have any corrupted packages inside.

NOTICE - Read this!

This tool is in ALPHA stage. This means that it might have bugs. This is NOT intended to be on general distribution and ONLY people who are willing to test the tool should be using it.

How do I use it?

Extract, open the tool. Open a Sims3Pack.
Uncheck stuff you don't want in the resulting file.
Save or Save As.

Note: You currently cannot right click a Sims3Pack and use Open With.



.NET Framework 2.0
Some Sims3Packs



- Fixed bug where selecting ANY package file to be disabled corrupted the XML of the saved Sims3Pack, thus making the entire Sims3Pack unusable.


Fixed some bugs, but it's been so long that I can't remember which ones. Probably something to do with clearing the list up properly or something....


Fixed the following bugs:
1) Didn't actually remove anything from the Sims3Pack, just removed it from the XML.
2) Had errors in the DimX, DimZ and sizes. (Reporting negative log sizes)
3) Had errors in the other metatags.
4) Was missing PackageId and Date.
5) Didn't correctly remove Lot thumbnails
6) Was missing lotName
7) Was missing EPFlags

1) Object description appears in Description column
2) Button to uncheck all thumbnails

Feedback wanted

I'm mostly interested in using this to load as many Sims3Packs as possible, of all types and sizes, and seeing what the resulting file looks like in terms of 1) Does it work 2) What the filesize is and 3) If anything is missing.

Please use the Debug menu to dump the Raw and Generated XML and then zip up and upload the resulting file, to help me out.
Operating System: Windows
Utility Type: CC Editors CC Managers
Plugin Type: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
CUSTARD.rar | Description: v1.0.3922.35965 83.6 KB 121,851 12th Sep 2010
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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Warrior Gryphon
site owner
Original Poster
#226 Old 6th Mar 2011 at 7:22 PM
crinrict, try the version attached. Turns out I wasn't encoding some of the XML correctly so it gave errors.

I still need to dig into the Window issue so I'll do that soon(ish).
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: 7z CUSTARD.7z (73.5 KB, 1065 downloads)

Story books are full of fairy tales, of Kings and Queens, and the bluest skies.
#227 Old 6th Mar 2011 at 8:01 PM
Still shows too many as contains another DBPF (almost all the files I checked, random from the exchange). When I check them with the current version they don't show anything (did not try installing the stuff). But I'm guessing that's not the issue you fixed

Does fix the issue with that lot TFM talked about.

Still can only use save and save as when I open Custard first and then the file and not use open with on a file to open with Custard.
Lab Assistant
#228 Old 7th Mar 2011 at 6:03 PM
Thank you Delphy. I'll give this version a try.
Lab Assistant
#229 Old 12th Mar 2011 at 7:03 PM
I'll have to see what windows are crashing...I've had several but I was just taking them out thinking they were bad downloads - I didn't realize it was a widespread issue with the patch that gave us half-walls. I'm guessing this is the same patch that gave Delphy such a headache back in Sept!

I do know that the problem is with the 1-tile windows (and some doors and arches)...I think I've read that the 2-tile windows seems to be fine... Hudy777 has that great EXTENSIVE set of modern windows that were really screwed up but all have been fixed except for the 45 degree ones. I've been using CUSTARD to find all my windows .sims3packs so I can check with the artists and see if they've been fixed. I'll let you know what I find out...

There were a couple of artists that had given us half-walls (probably from a fence) but EA gave us half-walls and ruined our windows. (Rumor has it they even screwed up a couple of their own windows!) If EA were to ask me if I'd rather have half-walls or great custom windows, two big thumbs up for the custom windows!
#230 Old 12th Mar 2011 at 10:23 PM
Originally Posted by kslibra
(Rumor has it they even screwed up a couple of their own windows!)

That's not a rumor, that's a fact.
Dancing Flamingo
staff: administrator
#231 Old 12th Mar 2011 at 11:18 PM
Which windows that are EA's do this? Are they store content? I've found that if I use s3rc on the free arch, then the window masks are wrong and my game will crash(randomly), but if I install straight from the store then it is fine.

I can't test this with any pay store content since I have none. I thought that s3rc only fixed broken packages but doesn't remove the store flag.
#232 Old 13th Mar 2011 at 5:31 PM
That's the list I have so far (multiple sources, not tried myself):

Cellar Arch
--> might even crash your Game
Gothique Window (?)
Not-So-Private Study Door
Hidden tomb door (WA) --> reported by gobot1236

Most of the are Store, yes

I have no clue about s3rc whatsoever
Dancing Flamingo
staff: administrator
#233 Old 13th Mar 2011 at 6:21 PM Last edited by HugeLunatic : 13th Mar 2011 at 6:50 PM.
The current version of the Cellar Arch at the store is fine (for me at least), I just downloaded this past week and installed it. So either they fixed the door or the ones that are broke have been run through s3rc and that is the cause. http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/s...ic,15129.0.html Claims to fix busted store packs, and while I can install sims3packs after using, that cellar arch door has broken masks and crashes the game if I do use s3rc. For anyone reporting those broken, have them redownload from the store and install again and see if the others are fixed. They might possibly be fixed.

EDIT: Just wanted to clarify that maybe in your lists of broken stuff you could mention redownloading from the store to see if there fixed. Sometimes I can be sooo unclear. :/
#234 Old 13th Mar 2011 at 9:06 PM
I guess, I will need to try myself. I don't have the other ones, but I can check the cellar Arch.

Will also make a mention in my list.

Now I know what tool you are talking about. I always use the more user friendly version be jfade
Test Subject
#235 Old 25th Apr 2011 at 7:23 PM
CUSTARD always shows custom worlds as corrupted, I doubt that most of them are is this a know issue or am I the only one having this problem?
Warrior Gryphon
site owner
Original Poster
#236 Old 25th Apr 2011 at 7:30 PM
kittenvampire: Thats deliberate, becuase you absolutely SHOULD NOT have custom worlds as package files inside your normal custom content folder. It causes all kinds of issues.

Story books are full of fairy tales, of Kings and Queens, and the bluest skies.
Test Subject
#237 Old 1st May 2011 at 3:30 AM
Error Message
I am getting this error when I try to check my Custom World with Custard.

"The 'LocalizedDescription' start tag on line 75 does not match the end tag of 'LocalizedName'. Line 75, position 68."

I have used Custard to check my worlds for any CC that try to hitch a ride on the file for a good while. It has always worked fine. The last time that I tried to check the file, it opened the file, I unchecked the hitch hikers, and then hit save. It was then that I got this error message. After that, I tried Custard on some previous world files and it would not open them at all, but that same error message came up. I read through your comments, but could not fine an answer to this problem. Please help as I would like to check my worlds before offereing them for download. I keep my world files in my documents, not in the game files by the way. It is opening my lots fine and all seems well with them and the program. It is just the worlds that I am having a problem with.
Warrior Gryphon
site owner
Original Poster
#238 Old 1st May 2011 at 8:35 AM
Judy: Do you have an example world you could link me to or upload? It's probably a minor fix.

Story books are full of fairy tales, of Kings and Queens, and the bluest skies.
Test Subject
#239 Old 1st May 2011 at 7:45 PM
Thank you :3
I was worried so I haven't been downloading worlds.
Test Subject
#240 Old 2nd May 2011 at 3:05 AM
Thank for your response, Delphy. Here is a link to Pandora with lots. Let me know if the link doesn't work. I had checked this file not three weeks ago with Custard and found a lot of unwanted CC on the world that was not put there by me. The worlds are known to pick up hitchhikers, which I did not know until I got Custard. Custard worked fine at that time.


Someone told me that I needed to remove my dcbackup file before I exported next time and that way nothing would attach to my world. Then I could check it with Custard. It seems strange that I had been checking my worlds up until this point and Custard was working fine. I also used it on Riverside and it did fine, but each time I use it on my custom worlds now, I get that same error message. It all started when I tried to check my new world, Atlantis.

Hopefully, you can figure out what is happening. Thanks
Test Subject
#241 Old 5th May 2011 at 3:13 AM
Another problem with Custard is that after we check a world for CC, it won't let us open that file again. Is that normal? It is not that way with the lots, just the worlds. I have had other people say they had the same problem with Custard. There is something about the world files that Custard doesn't like. LOL
Test Subject
#242 Old 8th May 2011 at 1:59 PM
Do you have any idea what this means?

************** JIT Debugging **************
To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
application or computer (machine.config) must have the
jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.
The application must also be compiled with debugging

This was on the error message on Custard. Do I need to do something on my end? Is this causing the problem?
Site Helper
#243 Old 10th May 2011 at 10:45 PM
No, the JIT Debugging isn't causing errors. It's not even something to worry about at our end. It's a developer's tool.

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#244 Old 18th May 2011 at 8:53 PM
Delphy, I did some exporting of Sims myself and I have to say that most package cc seems to do this DBPF within a DBPF thing if you share them. I don't know if it has something to do with the tool to create them or with the new way to put in cc.
19th May 2011 at 6:09 AM
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Lab Assistant
#245 Old 28th May 2011 at 7:51 PM
GAAAH!!! I tried to use this to remove custom content from a lot I made, but when I loaded the sims3pack file... the screenshots were fine, but the sims3pack was corrupted! I'm a complete novice and idiot at uploading creations... so does anyone know what I should do? I tried the "fix" option, but it didn't work.

IndigoKarin ;)
Lab Assistant
#246 Old 29th May 2011 at 4:32 PM
Originally Posted by jmtmom
I'm pretty sure it was the doll that caused my game to crash. As soon as I removed it all crashing and saving errors stopped. I made no other alterations to my game. I guess I could reinstall it and see if it starts crashing again, but no thanks.

EA took the whole doll debacle seriously enough to issue warnings and is rapidly culling assets. It's probably broader though, there's a lot of bad CC on the Exchange, not just the doll. That's why this tool is so helpful and should be used to check every Sims3Pack before it is installed.

Was it the "Evil Doll from Hell?" [Girl Doll Dressed?] I think the creator provided instructions to removing it at the original download site. Yeah... the doll has been causing all kinds of problems. It's been spreading like a virus through the Exchange and it apparently copies itself to any file you attempt to upload [to exchange or anything else]. Best advice... GET RID OF IT ASAP! [Follow the instructions on how to get rid of it - sorry I don't have a link] and if you really want the doll... the creator made a new version of it that doesn't have the glitch. [The Doll Virus was a complete accident in programming so theres no need to fault her for this]. DON'T DOWNLOAD THE DOLL UNLESS IT SAYS
"Girl Doll Dressed - Updated." Good luck!

IndigoKarin ;)
2nd Jun 2011 at 12:21 AM Last edited by SnookySim : 2nd Jun 2011 at 12:59 AM.
Default No pants problem, please help
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Test Subject
#247 Old 2nd Jun 2011 at 7:19 AM Last edited by lilynadine : 2nd Jun 2011 at 9:42 PM. Reason: Add Screenshot of the Problem.
Delphy, I tried to download this, and for some reason it refuses unzip it. I have also previously tried to download your Dashboard tool and had the same problem. I use WinRAR (I always have, and for anything else I download, it's fine.) I was hoping to check my cc for corrupt pieces, but I can't use your tools. Do you have any idea why that would be? If you can help, that would be lovely...

#248 Old 4th Jun 2011 at 3:16 PM
I had cleaned out the photos from a lot package and saved. When I tried checking the package later on to make sure the photos had been deleted and I recieved an unhandled exception message (screem image below) and the details were:

These are the details:
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4959 (win7RTMGDR.050727-4900)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
Assembly Version: 1.1.4110.34676
Win32 Version: 1.1.4110.34676
CodeBase: file:///C:/Users/zette/Desktop/Sim%20folder/Custard%20may%2024%202011/Sims3PackCleaner.exe
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4927 (NetFXspW7.050727-4900)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4927 (NetFXspW7.050727-4900)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4927 (NetFXspW7.050727-4900)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/
Assembly Version: 1.1.4110.34440
Win32 Version: 1.1.4110.34440
CodeBase: file:///C:/Users/zette/Desktop/Sim%20folder/Custard%20may%2024%202011/MadScience.Wrappers.DLL
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4927 (NetFXspW7.050727-4900)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/

************** JIT Debugging **************
To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
application or computer (machine.config) must have the
jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.
The application must also be compiled with debugging

For example:

<system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" />

When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
rather than be handled by this dialog box.

I attached the sims3pack in case you need to look at it. The cc used in the lot was previously checked in Dashboard however I am using a cc RH door on the lot. My OS is windows 7
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar Salon by suzetter.rar (2.99 MB, 18 downloads)

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