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#1 Old 10th Jun 2013 at 6:42 PM

This user has the following games installed:

Sims 3
Default Mod Folder.
Hi I recently just got the Sims 3, and I like I did with Sims 2, I wanted custom content because...well you know. I wanted to get really cool stuff, and have nice things for my sims, and I went to the Installing Package files page to do the mod folder, and what not.

I did all the instruction it told me to do and I went to check if it was working like I was told. The intro was still there, and the weird sparkles where also there from building a wall. The first time I thought it was just me doing something wrong. So I exited out of the game, and redid the whole thing, by deleting the Mods folder and then putting back in again. I checked it once more, and still the intro was up, and the sparkles also. This time I was frustrated, so I began looking for similar cases. I found nothing. I decided to just keeps trying to do it, and thought maybe I did mess something up, but nothing worked.

I did it a total of 6 times. I followed the instruction on how to install it, extract it, and place it in the Sims 3 folder. Right now I'm just looking for some help, and wondering why won't this work. Can any one help me?
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#2 Old 10th Jun 2013 at 7:24 PM
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  • Sims 3 - Verify Package Installation
    To help you further, please carefully read and follow the following:

    First, double-check your setup: These instructions will take you through the things you should check yourself: Package Files Not Working. You may be able to fix the problem yourself using those instructions.

    Still not working? Then we will need ALL of the following information.
    1. What is the version of your base game?
      Windows OS: Game Help:TS3 Patching Find Gameversionwiki
      Mac OSX: Find Gameversion#info.plist

      Copy and paste the indicated line from the skuversion.txt or info.plist, from the respective locations shown in the Find Gameversion Wiki, which would show you how to navigate to the following path: \Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin
      Quote:
      BG: GameVersion =
    2. Take THREE screenshots... one each of the following locations, with the Explorer/Finder window showing the Details View:
      • Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\
      • Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\
      • Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages

      ... and attach them to a post on this thread. Click Go Advanced and then Manage Attachments. Or if it says the pictures are too big, you can upload them to modyourpanties.com and copy and paste the links.
      We have a guide on how to take screenshots if you need assistance: Game_Help:Screenshotswiki.

      Make sure you set your folder view to Details mode, that you have file types showing (.package, .cfg, etc. on the ends of the filenames) and expand out the Name and Type columns so they're fully readable!

    3. Open your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\resource.cfg file in Notepad/TextEdit and copy-paste its contents here.

    4. Right-click on Resource.cfg and check Properties. Is the file name Resource.cfg or Resource.cfg.txt or something else?

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