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CUSTARD Sims3Pack Cleaner

by Delphy 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.

You need to be a Registered Member to be able to download from MTS. Registration allows you to thank and leave comments for the creators, see your download history, participate in the discussions and much more!

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. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\

Need more information?
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#451 Old 17th Jan 2014 at 8:23 AM Last edited by haukke4 : 17th Jan 2014 at 8:34 AM.
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Hello Delphy,
Sorry for writing in this old thread Just new to Sims 3 (yes I was in a cave all this time lmao)
I need Understanding / Learning
I have installed sims 3 Game all EP / SP up to Island of P with 1.55 patch I use your Dashboard, Awesome by the way , the Dashboaed checks package file for Corrupt,Duplicates,Conflicts, Sims2 package files etc. I have downloaded a lots of cc package as well as Sims3pack.
I've notice that when the Launcher installs the sims3pack, it compress them into a .dbc format (the largest i have is 378,000 kb) , while i use the Dashboard I found I had a few sim2 package file in my mod folder (deleted them of course), some cc that I acquired came from the same cc creators as the sims2 packages, i notice that some files came with a package file and a sim3pack file, I found that the package file was listed as a sims2 package file, Is it possible for cc creators to have sims2 package files in a Sim3pack file,
Does this program work like your Dashboard, Where it can scan A folder (full of Sim3pack files) and shows the Corrupt,Duplicates,Conflicts, Sims2 package files etc. in each of the sim3pack files? or
Do I have to select each individual Sim3pack file each time to scan?
Is there a tool / program that works like your Dashboard on sim3pack files in a multiple amount like Dashboard does with package files?

I have usesd the S3PE tool to compress large amounts of package files into 1 single package file (after the dashboard check) like all my build/buy cc items (530 Files, 405 MB) and made it a build,package (229 MB) which all items show/work in-game no noticeable lagging.
Ps. I have installed all Sims3 store premium stuff, items & gifts (mostly Sim3pack files) up to August of 2013 as well

Is it better for me to extract all packages from Sim3pack and compress them myself? (I hope you say no, I have only clothes items to finish installing, around 1 GB of Sim3pack's) if SO what program needed?
Or is it better for me to use the launcher to compress them into .dbc format for the game to read it or perform better?
Ps before I reinstalled windows (new comp ) I used the package file instead of Sim3pack if availiable.

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#452 Old 23rd Jan 2014 at 11:39 AM
Since it is now 2014, I am hoping most of the bugs are out. All my sims are slowly being born or showing up walking around town with the "naked hooker boots" after some searching online, I was lead here! I already LOVE your other dashboards and so I am sure I will LOVE THIS ONE! Site that lead me here ---> http://findingbadccsims3.blogspot.co.uk/2011/12/sims-3-how-to-find-and-remove-naked.html <---- Thanks again!!!
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#453 Old 30th Jan 2014 at 9:25 PM
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#454 Old 3rd Feb 2014 at 1:44 AM
thank you so very much for this ^^
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#455 Old 4th Feb 2014 at 3:38 PM
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#456 Old 5th Feb 2014 at 4:50 PM
thnx i can use this
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#457 Old 10th Feb 2014 at 12:45 PM
Originally Posted by brennerbabe
Since it is now 2014, I am hoping most of the bugs are out. All my sims are slowly being born or showing up walking around town with the "naked hooker boots" after some searching online, I was lead here! I already LOVE your other dashboards and so I am sure I will LOVE THIS ONE! Site that lead me here ---> http://findingbadccsims3.blogspot.c...move-naked.html <---- Thanks again!!!

Those da*mn hooker boots! -_- There was this thread, and it was called "Base game hooker boots not only ruining my game, but my life!" I remember when I had them in my game, I couldn't even adopt or have a baby, they would have those. But that's why I'm here now, so I don't get any corrupted or poorly coded cc in my game, or anything bad for that matter.

Hate me? Go sit with the rest of my haters waiting for me to care.
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#458 Old 10th Feb 2014 at 1:04 PM
very good
very good
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#459 Old 10th Feb 2014 at 1:24 PM
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#460 Old 11th Feb 2014 at 5:09 AM
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#461 Old 15th Feb 2014 at 6:57 PM
Originally Posted by Delphy
tx_bronze: It's not really meant as a "checker". It's meant for people who are creating Sims3Packs to "clean" them prior to uploading to a website.

Can it be used as a checker? My game has been having a lot of issues and I've checked all of my packages, but I have no way to check my Sims3Packs. Is there a way to use this so that I can?
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#462 Old 27th Feb 2014 at 12:55 AM
Do you know where I can find a sims3pack checker? I love the dashboard for the package files I would really love something like that for the sims3pack files.
Lab Assistant
#463 Old 27th Feb 2014 at 4:01 AM
CUSTARD can check some things in a Sim3pack (Individually but not multiple like Dashboard) as it states in the Description,
Although I use Delphy's Sims 3 Pack Multi-Extracter to extract the Package files out of the Sim3pack,
Then use the Dashboard to check it if is ok I then can install the Sim3pack or just leave it as a package file in my Mods folder
Hope that Helps

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#464 Old 28th Feb 2014 at 12:05 PM
I'm having some trouble installing this wonderful program. I'm using 7zip, and I can open the .rar file, but when I try and copy the CUSTARD .exe file, it says I didn't install it corrrectly but I've re-done it like 5 times and I'm following the instructions. Help please?
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#465 Old 28th Feb 2014 at 12:13 PM
Woop, don't fear internet, I figured it out. I wasn't copying the MadScience stuff across as well... because that would've been the smart thing to do -_-
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#466 Old 1st Mar 2014 at 6:34 PM
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#467 Old 7th Mar 2014 at 6:10 PM
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#468 Old 9th Mar 2014 at 5:55 PM
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#469 Old 16th Mar 2014 at 9:54 AM
I really need some help with this. I recently posted this over on the Sims 3 official site but no one has yet responded. I don't understand how to use this program (or SimPE) to find and manipulate the files to remove the bad items:

OK this is NOT going to be short and sweet. Before you rush to cut and paste your links to the thread over on General Discussion or that Crinrict inactive blog tutorial site, or Delphi Extractor over on Mots, or Custard, or SimPE, you probably should know I've already been there, for days now, and it hasn't been pretty. I did not excel.

I only have base game Sims 3 installed and have been playing it for about a month. I knew enough from S2 to find the Downloads folder in Documents and drag and drop unzipped stuff into it. That's about all I know about CC. So far I've managed to download and install just under 70 sims from the exchange here and maybe a half dozen empty houses also from the exchange before ending up with the dreaded boots and horse body bugged CC. I thought if I steered clear of households the content would be safe, but nooooo.

I've been to the site with the bugged clothing list and think that has all been uninstalled via my Installed tab on the launcher and by deleting matching files in the Documents/EA/Sims3/DCBackup folder. I also uninstalled all Custom Content that didn't have a Type associated with it on the Installed tab. I have also uninstalled most of the CC shoes on this tab.

There are more custom shoes in Character Creation than appear on my Installed Tab though. The boots are still visible in character creation. They appear twice for females, once with a folder icon on the thumbnail and once with no icon on the thumbnail. I still can't find a way to get rid of these boots and they're causing the bugged babies and long graphic flashes.

I tried to follow the Crinrict tutorial to create and share a sim wearing the bad CC to a test folder. The sim appeared with an icon and their name and I think I extracted the two resulting package files using Delphi extractor OK. What I can't manage to do is use Custard to examine them? The site tutorials say it's for installed content only but Crinrict says to use it on the test Sims3Package? I don't think I have that kind of package? Extracting left me with two files with package extensions. And even a couple hrs with the Custard tutorial hasn't helped me to actually USE it to examine anything. Does it need to be put into a game folder to examine things OUTSIDE the game?

I tried viewing the test sim in Sim PE also as Crinrict suggested. The only thumbnail image I found didn't show footwear but the test sim wearing the footwear as it shows up in Character Creation. The second of the two package files showed a piece of furniture and some textures. I have no idea why that was packaged with a base Sim made in Character Creation wearing buggy boots? Good grief!

I thought about trying to remove CC piece by piece and then add them back in but don't have any idea how to do that without destroying the sims already saved in my existing games. Did you miss the part about where I'm really confused and don't have a clue what I'm doing? It would be nice not to lose all the characters I've spent the last few weeks setting up in my town. Gads I know this was a book but if anyone has ideas what I'm doing wrong,(Aside from playing Sims 3 and installing Exchange content) help would be much appreciated.
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#471 Old 18th Mar 2014 at 3:40 PM
I love this program use it all the time and it is easy to use, but it been so long since I installed it last that I forgot how.
I love how intuitive it is to use though (just need to get it on this pc) the color godes, and the tiny Picture showing how the thing it finds look.
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#472 Old 19th Mar 2014 at 10:36 AM
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#473 Old 22nd Mar 2014 at 1:56 AM
First of all thanks, your tool is useful anyway but it's a very long time there's no updating on it and I'm a recent simmer (just started a couple of years ago). Sorry if I'm going to be a pain in the * but I found out I can't delete any unwanted package in each pack and "save" or "save as" cause the new pack will result impossible to open both with custard and with the multi extractor (they both give me the description error) so the only thing I can do is to open the original sims3pack by using the multi extractor then manually delete the unwanted packages using Custard just to identify them by their "names". It's a very long work and I'm going to quit the sims at all, fed up with all the bugs and lags, so if you, Delphy, or anyone else would throw me a safety net I'd be very grateful.
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#474 Old 25th Mar 2014 at 11:02 AM
Thank you !
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#475 Old 28th Mar 2014 at 3:48 PM
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thank you
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