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MTS Bob Ross Paint-Along Night - posted on 4th Sep 2017 at 10:54 PM
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Downloading for Fracking Idiots

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Other Important Things to Know...

Get the CEP

If you are going to be downloading any sort of buy mode content, you really should get the CEP. The CEP, or Color Enable Package, makes it so you can use custom recolours of Maxis objects. It has a simple, quick auto-installer, and you should take a moment to go get it and install it.

Click here to get the CEP!

Organize your Content

It is not uncommon to have several thousand downloads, and it is helpful to have some way of organizing your content.

The easiest way of organizing content is with the use of subfolders. Subfolders are new folders you would create inside of your Downloads folder. Certain content can be put in subfolders, and some can't.

Know what hacks you have!

Even if you throw all the rest of your content in your Downloads folder and don't care about subfolders, you need keep track of your hacks!

You can do this by keeping a folder called Hacks within Downloads. In it, put any hacks or hacked objects you have.

When you get a new expansion, you can generally just take out your Hacks folder, and play the expansion with the rest of your content with very little problems while you wait to see if the hacks will work with your new expansion. It's also very easy to take out your Hacks folder if you have a problem in your game.

Know what default replacements you have!

You will also want to keep another folder for Default Replacements. In it, you will put any default replacement skintones, eyes, pet eyes, etc., you may get. Like hacks, you don't want your default replacements getting lost in your downloads.

If you download two default replacements for the same thing, it can cause extremely weird, ugly, and undesirable display issues. Having your default replacements separate can be helpful if you run into such issues. It also allows you to easily remove old defaults if you would like to use new defaults.

If you think you're missing something important...

Still confused about meshes and recolours?

How can I organize downloads I already have, or sort them by type?


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Downloading for Fracking Idiots

Introduction  | READ about the content!  | Download the file(s)  | Identifying file types  | Extracting from ZIP/RAR archives  | Installing Package files  | Installing Sims2pack files  | Other file types  | Other Important Things to Know  | Where to look for content once installed  | Still having trouble installing content?