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Picked upload! Sims2Pack Clean Installer V1.6.22 (Updated Aug 2, 2014)

by Mootilda Posted 3rd Jul 2010 at 3:55 AM - Updated 2nd Aug 2014 at 10:28 PM by Mootilda
632 Comments / replies (Who?) - 24 Feedback Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Sims2Pack Clean Installer is a tool for Sims 2™ and all people who download a lot of custom content. S2PCI can be used to categorize, catalog or remove that content. It will also help you in installing your files. You will be able to preview some content before installing. It has built in unrar and unzip routines, as well as possibility of installing dozens of files with single click.

For more information, please see the official website at:
http://sims2pack.modthesims2.com/

The newest version recognizes 64-bit and the Ultimate Collection, thanks to abluescarab.

Requirements:
- The Sims2Pack Clean Installer is released under the GNU General Public License.
- The program uses some DLLs from Datgen and SimPE; they are included in the installation.
- You need the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down...s.aspx?id=20137

Installation:
To install, just download Sims2PackInstaller.zip and unzip it. Run the installation EXE from the unzipped location.

If you would prefer a no-install version, download Sims2PackInstaller_NoInstall.zip and extract everything. You will have to set the file associations yourself. Here's a brief explanation of how to set up the no-install version:
http://www.modthesims.info/showpost...4&postcount=151

To have the Sims2Pack Clean Installer install your CC into a non-default location, here are some suggestions:
http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=455178

If you always want to have the Sims2Pack Clean Installer install your CC into a non-default location, please see this post:
http://www.modthesims.info/showpost...0&postcount=152

For multi-install, please see this post:
http://www.modthesims.info/showpost...2&postcount=203

I have included the source code for the latest version in Sims2PackInstallerSource.zip. There is no need to download this file unless you are a C# programmer who wishes to look at or modify the code.

Please report any problems with this new version in the Sims2Pack Clean Installer forum. Be sure to mention which version you are using.
http://www.modthesims.info/forumdisplay.php?f=441

Release History:
http://www.modthesims.info/showpost...749&postcount=3

To-Do List:
http://www.modthesims.info/showpost...512&postcount=3

How To Help:
The most important thing is to let me know if you have any problems. I have a limited ability to do testing, so I'm hoping that people will tell me when things go wrong.

Specifically, if you notice that a piece of CC is incorrectly identified, or has other incorrect information, please let me know. If possible, a copy of the CC (or a link to the download) may help me to find the bug.


Additional Credits:
The Sims2Pack Clean Installer was originally written by Karol Rybak (phervers), who has left the community.

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.

Sims 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Sims2PackInstaller.zip | Description: Sims2Pack Clean Installer V1.6.22 623.5 KB 148,129 3rd Jul 2010
Sims2PackInstallerSource.zip | Description: C# source code V1.6.22 - for programmers only 702.9 KB 19,600 3rd Jul 2010
Sims2PackInstaller_NoInstall.zip | Description: No-install version of Sims2Pack Clean Installer V1.6.22 (requires special handling) 513.5 KB 24,003 5th Jan 2011
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Install: Run the installation EXE from the unzipped location.

Need more information?
 
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Lab Assistant
#76 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 10:15 AM
It's me again

I've downloaded the newest version yesterday and browsed my bodyshop content with it. I noticed two things, I don't know if these are bugs though or if they are caused by the way the items are created.

1. Four of HP's matching mismatched eyes are listed as "Unknown" while the fifth item is correctly listed as "Glasses". They are recolors of an accessory cloned from glasses. The mesh for the item is also correctly listed as glasses.

2. Several lipstick sets I have (for example Diva Dazzle and Juiced Up by Bruno) are listed as "Makeup" in general instead of "Lipstick" while other sets by Bruno are listed correctly.
Site Helper
Original Poster
#77 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 4:19 PM Last edited by Mootilda : 26th Jul 2010 at 2:13 AM.
Default New version available
New version 1.6.11 now available; should resolve the problems reported above. Also resolved a problem where an exception would occur when rar contains non-ascii file names; more work done on recognition algorithm.

For more information, please see the release history.
Instructor
#78 Old 26th Jul 2010 at 8:22 AM
I keep trying to download it and it won't work.

I've been using your clean pack installer for years- so wonderfully useful!

I wouldn't have needed to re-download it but I accidentally did System Recovery on my comp and now a bunch of things need to be re-installed.
Site Helper
Original Poster
#79 Old 26th Jul 2010 at 4:24 PM Last edited by Mootilda : 26th Jul 2010 at 4:41 PM.
Downloading works just fine for me. Can you give more information about your problem?

Where are you attempting to download from? What happens when you try to download? Are you getting an error message? If so, what is the error?
Now what dammit?
staff: moderator
#80 Old 27th Jul 2010 at 3:37 PM
Very cool - thanks for that.
Lab Assistant
#81 Old 28th Jul 2010 at 1:47 AM
Thanks for the update to this program!
Instructor
#82 Old 2nd Aug 2010 at 11:11 PM
Just had time to try again to download- works perfectly now. Not sure what the problem was that morning- I tried for 2 hours (no joke) to download it and the link wouln't work. Weird...

Thanks anyway for trying to help Mootilda. And a big thank-you for this program!!!!
Sockpuppet
#83 Old 5th Aug 2010 at 2:44 PM
Sims2Pack Clean Installer still fail to open "Ford Focus.Sims2Pack" !
I think the pack is damage but I find no report about itso I don't understand what is the problem !

http://thesims2.ea.com/getcoolstuff/ford/index.php
Site Helper
Original Poster
#84 Old 5th Aug 2010 at 4:53 PM
Thanks for the problem report. I'll look into the Ford Focus Sims2Pack to see if I can determine what's wrong.
Demon Sheep
staff: retired moderator
#85 Old 5th Aug 2010 at 9:04 PM
Just noticed that Clean Installer doesn't seem to recognize cats and dogs. They're listed as "unknown". Not sure about other pets since I didn't have any to test.
Site Helper
Original Poster
#86 Old 5th Aug 2010 at 10:25 PM
Interesting. Guess that I'll have to get some dogs and cats to see whether I can get them recognized. What other pets are there?
Demon Sheep
staff: retired moderator
#87 Old 5th Aug 2010 at 11:04 PM
Well there are birds, womrats (like hamsters), and fish. Those are different than the cats and dogs though. Cats and dogs are like Sims, while the other animals are like objects. You buy the bird/womrat cage or fish tank and then the pet is spawned when you stock the cage/tank. So essentially they have 2 elements - a buyable object (the cage) and a spawned object (the pet). Either one can be recoloured or remeshed.

Apartment Life also included a small dog pen object which I think works the same way as the birds etc.
Test Subject
#88 Old 14th Aug 2010 at 12:05 AM
I've had my Sims 2 game for about a year now. Love it to bits. Collected loads of custom content goodies made by wonderful creative people. I had no idea the Clean Installer existed until I stumbled upon a post at a different site while collecting yet more lovely goodies. Well am I glad I found this! Woo Hooo!! Thank you soo much for taking the time to make this for Sims players (and thanks to phervers too ). As one who is not very tech-savvy I marvel at what you creators make for techno-dorks like me ;-D
Instructor
#89 Old 17th Aug 2010 at 8:17 PM
Hi. I've been wondering if there's anyway this could be made to work on a Windows Vista User Account. You see, it needs Administrator permissions to run, and I don't want to bug my parents to type their password every time I want to install something which is in a Sims2Pack.

“Nihil sacrum in comoedia.”
Site Helper
Original Poster
#90 Old 18th Aug 2010 at 8:40 PM
I'll have to look into this and see whether administrator permissions are actually required, and why.
Test Subject
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Test Subject
#91 Old 18th Aug 2010 at 8:55 PM Last edited by ajonesforu : 19th Aug 2010 at 12:19 AM.
i'm not able to download for some reason...i'll wait i'm sure your working on it. Big hug and thanks for the update.

edit: It's working now...((sigh)) thank you
Test Subject
#92 Old 27th Aug 2010 at 9:51 AM
Hello everyone, I want to start using Clean Installer but I don't know which version to use and which .NET to use either. I have Windows 7 Professional, 32-bit. Thanks!
Site Helper
Original Poster
#93 Old 27th Aug 2010 at 4:40 PM
You want to use the latest version available (1.6.11.0) with .NET version 2.0.

The latest version will always be available in this thread on the Donwload tab under the name "Sims2PackInstaller.zip". The correct .NET version is available here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...dd-aab15c5e04f5
Lab Assistant
#94 Old 27th Aug 2010 at 5:49 PM
how do i unzip rar files with this tool??
Sockpuppet
#95 Old 27th Aug 2010 at 7:36 PM Last edited by Kabuto : 27th Aug 2010 at 7:54 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by sims3dude
how do i unzip rar files with this tool??
7zip or IZArc, use one of these freewares to unrar.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Mootilda
You want to use the latest version available (1.6.11.0) with .NET version 2.0.

The latest version will always be available in this thread on the Donwload tab under the name "Sims2PackInstaller.zip". The correct .NET version is available here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...dd-aab15c5e04f5
In Windows 7, .NET 3.5 (including .NET 2.0 and 3.0) is already installed as a feature !

Test Subject
#96 Old 27th Aug 2010 at 8:43 PM
Thanks Mootilda for guiding me in the right direction!

Wow Kabuto, that's a great to know! How do I get to that box?
Site Helper
Original Poster
#97 Old 27th Aug 2010 at 11:38 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by sims3dude
how do i unzip rar files with this tool??
Right click on the folder which contains the rar or zip files, and select "Install All" from the context menu. There is no way at this time to decompress individual files using this tool; you can only decompress all files in a directory.
Sockpuppet
#98 Old 28th Aug 2010 at 10:55 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by desikitty
Thanks Mootilda for guiding me in the right direction!

Wow Kabuto, that's a great to know! How do I get to that box?


Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Turn Windows features on or off

By default, .NET framework is ON.

Test Subject
#99 Old 29th Aug 2010 at 2:53 AM
Since I have .NET 3.5 already on my Windows 7, I can use this instead of 2.0 with Clean Installer?

Sorry for all the questions, I just want to make sure nothing crazy happens to my computer.
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