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Sims 3 - STBL Duplicator (updated to

by Digitalchaos Posted 23rd Sep 2009 at 12:01 PM - Updated 7th Jul 2014 at 9:08 AM by Digitalchaos
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Requires Microsoft .Net 4.0 Framework
Current Version: (Download - 7z) (Download - Zip)
See comments for notes about changes to new versions

Latest Version of S3PIWrapper: (Download - 7z) (Download - Zip)-- Just extract this into this apps folder (allow all files to be overwritten) [this, among other things, provides Expansion pack support for new EP(s)]

If you're just wanting to copy the catalog name/description in following 4 ways: (via S3OC )
  1. Pull the default Name/Descriptions strings for all of your game's available languages
    [the localized strings will be the default ones for each, of the game's available languages]
    (with both "copy English to all languages" & "Create missing string tables", in S3OC,tickboxes unticked)
  2. Pull the english Name/Descriptions strings for all of your game's available languages
    (with only "copy English to all languages", in S3OC,tickbox ticked)
  3. same as #1, but the english strings will be used for the missing string tables
    (with only "Create missing string tables", in S3OC, tickbox ticked)
  4. same as #3, except the english strings will be used for all languages
    (with both "copy English to all languages" & "Create missing string tables", in S3OC, tickboxes ticked)

if the above is all that you are wanting to do, then you probably would be better off using S3OC.
Whereas, this program copies all strings in a STBL entry, not just the Catalog Name/Desciption;
you can have more strings in there (i.e. strings for interaction text, etc, etc) and copying this to
multiple langauages [to ensure you object or text will show-up, CORRECTLY, when localized in a game
that you do not have strings for], is a big pain-in-the-backside.

This application just automates the process. With the latest version of STBL Duplicator you can select your default language by doing:
TS3.STBLDuplicator.exe --configure

You will see this dialog: (just select your language and click "use selected language" & confirm when asked)

You can use the STBL editor-plugin in the latest versions of the S3PE to add/change/delete
entries in the STBL (edit the language that you set as the default, for the STBL Duplicator, using this STBL editor mentioned above);
then when finished run my utility on the package file (assuming you set the appropriate default language) and those strings will be
automatically replicated to all other languages, for you - so that you won't have to manually copy them by-hand.

This is an example of the output from the utility:

This is before the utility was used:

This is After the utility was used:

Additional Credits:
I'd link to thank Peter Jones & Ingre Jones for the Creating the S3PI Library (without it, we wouldn't be able to do anything).

As well, as the Admins/Mods & Users of MTS

And everyone else.

This is a multi-part download:

Download either the 7z/zip file from the links at the top of the main post (near 'current version')
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
download_instructions.zip | Description: DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS - Follow instructions under 'Multi-Part Download' 300 Bytes 1,696 24th Jun 2010
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. Just extract the contents of the zip/7z file, and the STBL Duplicator should "just work". Try using the "open with" menu option via the explorer right-click, on a package file, then utility should process the package file and duplicate the strings. You can always, pass the full path the package file on the commandline, if you want.

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Operating System: Windows
Utility Type: CC Editors
Plugin Type: S3PE Not Applicable

Tags: #STBL