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|23rd Feb 2005, 08:50 PM||Need Help! #1|
Um I really don't know if this is the right place to be asking this question but I really need some help!!I canít get my downloads to work. When I download the Sims 2 packages from the official Sims 2 site they go right into my Sims 2 game and the body shop and work just fine. But when I try to download anything else from anywhere else it wonít work . I have read what to do over and over thinking that I have missed something. I do just what the FAQ say to do, I put the downloads in
My documents/EA games/ The Sims 2/Downloads . Still nothing happens and I do have for my zipped files. But if they are zipped or not I canít find the downloads in the game or the body shop anywhere. What am I doing wrong????????????? :confused: This is SO frustrating!!!!!! Aggggg! :weep:
Also most of my clothing that have new meshes that I have downloaded from the Sims 2 official site donít show up in my game or body shop. The sim is dressed in one of Maxisís original clothes and it has the little custom content star by it, but you canít see the outfit. Is there something that I can do about that?
PLEEEEEEEASE somebody help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks you Thank you Thank you!!!!!!!! Toodles, Ella :D
|23rd Feb 2005, 08:52 PM||#2|
Join Date: Dec 2004
are you installing the packages or are you just putting the .sims2packs in the download folder.
|23rd Feb 2005, 08:59 PM||#3|
Best way I can tell you is to be sure when you download a file, have it download to your desktop.......then you can find it easily......once downloaded on your desktop, open it and extract the file inside to your downloads folder.......that will do the trick.
Hope this helps
|23rd Feb 2005, 09:49 PM||#4|
How do you extract them and why won't the meshes show up in the game or body shop?? Thanks! Ella
|23rd Feb 2005, 09:57 PM||#5|
The Quiet One
You're asking for help or how-to. Moving to Tech Support.
Ella, did you read the FAQ?
|23rd Feb 2005, 10:00 PM||#6|
Ella.......if you are using WinRar, just open the file and highlight the files within.....then at the top, click "Extract".....then direct it to your downloads folder.......if you are using WinZip, open the file and extract to the downloads folder.....
|24th Feb 2005, 05:18 AM||#7|
Download the file.
Save it and 'unzip' it with a program like or WinRar.
Put the .package file in your Downloads folder.
(C:/My Documents/EA Games/The Sims 2/Downloads)
2.And alot of new recolors require the file (color-enabling package), because many objects in the game weren't designed to work with the designer panel (they only came in one color, one version).
3.Here's what Loverat has to say about subfolders;
(please read carefully, as she has given step by step information about downloading and installing here aswell )
4.you might want to make sure your 'show custom content' button is clicked on. You'll find the option in the game control panel (in game) under the little cog wheels icon.
5. HackScanner and Cleainstaller help you to prevent any unwanted hacks.
Here; http://www.djssims.com/index.php?topic=sims2prog (HackScanner) and
6. If you ever need, is usefull too Here; http://sims.ambertation.de/
Does this help for the beginning?
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|24th Feb 2005, 02:39 PM||#8|
Join Date: Jan 2005
Thanks Tasha! I was just getting ready to see if my version of was outdated (forgot that one yesterday when upgrading all my tools :argh. Also needed a refresher on the subfolders issue since I downloaded a bunch of stuff and some of it just isn't showing up! Wow...how fast we forget! Take a month away and its like learning everything all over again! I'm such a lost cause!