Help & F.A.Q

This is a small list of the most common questions and doubts. If you need more help, comment below and I may add your question to the list. 


How do I download? 
To download my creations, you should look for the downloads buttons or links at the bottom of the post. By clicking it, you'll be lead to an external link to the host Mediafire (this site has no viruses at all, don't get alarmed!) Follow the instructions and you will get a .rar, where the item you downloaded is compressed. 


What kind of file should I download? Package or Sims3Pack? 
That decision is up to you. If you are new at downloading custom content, I highly recommend downloading .sims3pack files since those are easier to install. 


What do I do with the .rar file? 
You have to uncompress it to get what is inside. Use the free version of WinRAR or 7zip to uncompress the .rar file. (Don't worry, both programs are secure) Uncompress the file either in your desktop or in the desired folder. 


How do I install custom content files? 
It all depends on the type of file you have downloaded. There are three kind of files: .package, .sims3pack and .sim 
NOTE: Before installing anything, make sure you game is fully updated! 


To install a .package file: 
1. Extract the .package file into your desktop or the desired folder.
2. Go to My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages. If you don't have the last two folders, go to My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 and create a folder called 'Mods' and inside a folder called 'Packages' (without the apostrophes) and place this file (Resource.cfg) into the 'Mods' folder.
3. Put the downloaded .package file into the 'Packages' folder.

NOTE: If this mini tutorial doesn't help, please read this tutorial from ModTheSims: Installing Sims 3 "Package" Files


To install a .sims3pack file:
1. Extract the .sims3pack file into your desktop or the desired folder.
2. Double click the file, that will open launcher of the game and install the file through it.
Note: if the launcher doesn't recognize the file, place it into the My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder and then repeat step 2.


To install a .sim file:
1. Extract the .sim file into your desktop or the desired folder.
2. Go to My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\SavedSims. If you don't have the last folder, you have to create it by opening the game, going to Create-a-Sim, make a sim and save it to the bin using the buttons below (the little arrow with an asterisk) This will also create a file called 'downloadedsims.index' that is needed for the custom sim to work.
3. Put the downloaded .sim file into the 'SavedSims' folder. You can uninstall the files by deleting them (.package and .sim only) or via launcher (.sims3pack only)


NOTE: If you need further information, please read ModTheSims guide.


Where did you get the custom content the models in the pictures are using?
There is a list under every post with links to those items called "Model Credits". Before asking for the desired item, make sure you have read the list.


What is a texture? and what is a mesh?
All the pieces from the game (clothes, hairs, objects, sims, etc) are made of two principal parts: meshes and textures. The mesh is the part that gives the tridimensional shape to the item, like for example, the body of the sim. The texture is what you see covering the mesh, making it visible and giving it color. For example, when you put your sim in a dress, the texture is basically what covers your sim's skin. Anyway, you shouldn't be worrying about this!


Is the mesh included? What if it isn't?
Most of the times, the mesh is included. There are a few exceptions where the mesh is not included and you have to download it from another site, in that case, there will be an explicit text on the pictures or description 
that states "Mesh is NOT included". If the mesh is not included, then the item you downloaded won't show up in your game, you must get it from the original site.


Are your creations free?
Yes. My creations are and will always be free.


111 comments:

  1. Do you have to run the WinRAR file in order to 'unzip' the file?

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    1. Once you install WinRar, left-click the file and the options will guide you :)

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    2. Anubis, do you have a banner so I can affiliate?

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  2. So I'm using the .package file, I have the folders and everything, yeah? Where do the clothes turn up if I put it in the mods > packages folder? Because I tried finding it in CAS but I can't see it anywhere? ):

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    1. Did you place the "Resource.cfg" file into the "Mods" folder? Also make sure everything is correctly named and placed.

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    2. Um, what resource.cfg file??

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    3. You need the resource.cfg file for the .package files to work, please read carefully what I wrote in the help section, because I left a link to download the resource.cfg file.

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    4. Hi can i ask? Where is that link to download the resource.cfg file I can't find it.Thank You:)

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    5. It is just right there! Where it says "this file"

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  3. How you learned to make clothes? Some tutorial? Thanks!

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  4. Are your mods Mac-compatible?
    If so, how do I install them?

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    1. I think just Sims3pack work for Mac, but I'm not sure!

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  5. i have done all the stages, but now my launcher won't open....
    help!

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    1. Launcher is really tricky sometimes, sometimes I have to try several times before it actually opens the file!

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  6. Hey there i have always loved your downloads but lately i cant download because theres soemthing wrong with medifire for me? :( any way i can download them via something else?

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    1. No, sorry, just Mediafire. If it doesn't load try a different browser or try again later :)

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  7. Hi, would very much like a partnership with the Anubis Under The Sun, did not know where to ask, so I'm asking here, sorry if I put in the wrong place, I do and put new textures for the hair and make clothes and various accessories, like you, and wanted to ask: Are you from Argentina?

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  8. I can't download your stuff. The only thing i get is a word file. Can you help?

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    1. No, just windows.

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    2. Are you using WinRar? Did you download package or sims3pack version?

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    3. i tried it again, and now everything is fine. Thanks. Now i can enjoy your beautiful stuff.

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  9. When I try to download winrar, why is it making me sign up for offers? is there something else that i can use?

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    1. Fixed the link, try again! And download the free version :)

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  10. Please help! When I went to the link "WinRAR" it opened a site with no download! Only with a link to some other site! Please help! I really wanna have some beautiful hair and clothes you made (but some of them are .rar file and I CAN'T unzip it!) D; D; D;

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  11. Is it safe to delete the sims3package files after I've already installed them? Is it safe to delete them from the downloads folder? Thanks in advance :)

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    1. I have no idea! But I do think it's safe, since once it gets installed, it is converted into a package file, and then saved into a new folder by the launcher :)

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  12. Anubis, hey I think also instead of making creations, you should make poses! I would look really forward to that, but it's just a little suggestion! (:

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    1. And aren't poses creations too? XD
      I thought about it, but I'm not willing to make any by now :)

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  13. Okay I've been wanting to know this for ages. You know your models with blonde hair and light blue eyes, where are the light blue from??

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  14. Hi
    Thanks for your creations!
    Did you make the same work for The Sims Medieval? or is it possible to convert your files for TSM? :)

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  15. I Love Your Creations They Are So Beautifull. I Cant Seem To Get Couple Poses To Work, Can You Help?

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  16. To have the same models as yours, do I have to download ALL the CCs?

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    1. If you don't have the same skin and make-up, they won't look the same.

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    2. So, even the clothes too?

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  17. i have one question. I did everything you said. I have the mods folder with the resource file in it. i have placed the .sim files in SavedSims but when i load the game theya re in the bin and when i click them they are with black skin - like missing skin, no hair, no clothes ( random sims 3 clothes, usually one dress and normal brown hair) their faces are normal no eyes NOTHING. just normla sim with black skin but not black as just to change the colour but black as ... missing skin. How can i fix that and make the sims i downloaded work

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  18. Where do you get your poses from because i want to start doing pictures of my sims, I Have pose player too so any compatible with that.

    Have you ever considered making them?
    Thanks, Andie.

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    1. The poses I use are varied, so I can't specifically say every creator since once I installed them I don't pay attention to that XD
      And no, I'm into pose making :)

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  19. I'm not sure if you know this, but some of your clothing is not completely compatible with Supernatural and/or Seasons.

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    1. Not sure if you know this, but if you're not specific (like what clothes don't work) there is nothing I could do to help you as I'm not a diviner XD

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  20. Hi, I'm not sure whether you see my comment earlier. But I want to ask how and where can I adjust the highlights for the hair I've downloaded (or am I not allow to adjust?) If not, what's the difference between EA highlight and Adjustable highlight?

    Thanks!

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    1. There's a link on the left of my blog that explains exactly that, so I suggest you to read it.

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  21. I Want To contact you..Can I?

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    1. Yes, you can send me an email! But remember I don't take requests/suggestions.

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  22. Do you have a tutorial on how to make clothes? I would really like to try!

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    1. I don't have any, but there are plenty tutorials out there! Just have to google them ^-^

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  23. Hi Anubis :)

    I combined the textures from your "Fierce Angel" tight party dress and the skirt part of your "Dawn Allure" Dress to resemble a dress I bought from BHS, and it looked pretty cool, so I was just wondering if I could maybe upload it to my website and blog for others to download? If you do I promise I will give you loads credit for your textures and give links to the original downloads! :3 here's a link to the dress I'm trying to make: http://tinyurl.com/be6xcfp

    PS: My website is laurenthesims3.webs.com, my blog is laurenthesims3.blogspot.co.uk and my email is laurenthesims3@gmail.com. I haven't uploaded any creations as of yet but I will start uploading in February.

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    1. As long as you give me credit for it, is fine for me! :)

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  24. What the..?
    I don't get a .rar file, I get a text file... How do I get the .rar file?

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  25. Oh never mind, I got it! (:
    Sorry for wasting your time.

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  26. Is there anyway to download the models you're using? I would love to download that redhaired one :)

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    1. Go to "Downloads/Sims" menu, her name is Hikari :)

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  27. I´m sorry is just that when i try to install the mods it just keeps asking me my registration or serial number and i put it but it does the same thing over and over again!(i didnt buy the sims game i downloaded from a free page)

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    1. Well, I'm afraid I can't help you on that!

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  28. Hi!, I have a mac and every thing i download just comes up as VLC (bad english) How do i do?

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    1. Sorry, but I don't know how my content works on Mac.

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  29. I'm trying to get WinRar for free and whenever I do it wants me to make an account (which isn't that big of a deal), but then it sends me to these offers that I have to choose before being able to get it (so technically it isn't free). Is there any way around this?

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    1. There's a free program called 7zip that works too, I'll leave the link on the post :)

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  30. hi, im having trouble. When you download something and you press save as and you put it into your packages file, im stuck what to do next :) hope you can help x

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    1. Please tell me what you do, step by step, so I can help you.

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  31. i downloaded 7 zip and went to documents electronic arts sims 3 Framework setup and in their was the packages folder when i downloaded something i pressed save as and into the packages folder

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    1. Sorry but I don't understand what you did there. Try to follow my instructions carefully :)

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  32. i did all the steps for the .sims3pack even the additional putting it in the folder but when i double click nothing is happening... will i be able to tell if it is installing?

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    1. Have you tried looking on the "Downloads" tab from the Launcher? Sometimes it just doesn't open it unless you manually tick it and press "install"

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  33. Здравствуйте! Ваши работы просто идеальные. Меши и текстуры завараживают своим качеством. Одним словом спасибо за ваши работы!

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  34. I LOVE this site. Keep on doing what u do! It's awesome.

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  35. I have trouble too when i want install some downloads (in package format) in the game... Downloading is ok but when I put it in the file "packages" (My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages), it doesn't appear in the game... But some of it works! I've already the file "resource.cfg" in "mods" file...
    I don't understand because i'm already used to doing this procedure and it usually work, i don't see what I do different...
    Is there anybody who have this problem? Thank you for your help!
    NB: excuse me for my very bad english (I'm french), I hope you'll understand me!

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    1. Are you sure you have downloaded all the files needed? If you downloaded a hair that says "Mesh NOT included", it won't appear in your game unless you download and install the original hair from the original site too.

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    2. Oh thank you very much for your help!
      It was really the mesh which is missing, I wasn't careful about that...

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    3. xD how great! "excuse me for my very bad english".. That's what I say, when I talk to englishspeaking people,too. I'm from Germany y'know? I'm sorry for my bad english

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  36. I was wondering what if the file come up as .rar , what do I do next ?

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    1. You need to extract what its inside :)

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  37. hi, i have followed the instructions carefully and it didnt show up in my sims 3 when im creating one! :( i download the package file for the hair and them i place it in the mods file, and then is it done? because i dont know what to do! i am using windows seven! okease reply :(

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    1. Does the hair you downloaded have the mesh included? If it says "Mesh NOT included" you have to download and install the original hair too.

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  38. I'm new to the whole "custom content" thing. I used to use tsr, because it was simple. But your creations are much better. My question is, How do you compress a file? If you don't wanna explain in detail, will you link a youtube video of someone explaining? I'm sorry to bother you. Good day. :)

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  39. Do you know how to install CC for non official versions of the game by any chance?
    You see, my friend has an unofficial copy of the game and she wants to start installing CC.
    I assumed that it was just like doing it with an official version, and so after trying, they CC wasn't there.
    So, if you could respond to this, it would be much appreciated, because I really want to help her out with this problem.

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    1. You can install CC normally on pirated versions of the game :)

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  40. Hi! When I play the game I don't see the package files... Maybe I did something wrong. I downloaded the program suggested by you I created the two folders and I put the program in mods folders and I put the file in the packages folders. Is it right?

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    1. If you downloaded NewSea retextures you need the original too.

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  41. Hi! :) i really admire your creations and I would want to use them for my sim. But get worried because I haven't tried downloading it and worrying, that it may not work because I have an unofficial copy of the game.. so my question would be; Could I still download some stuff though I have an unofficial copy of the game? Thanks :)

    P.S. : If you have answered the same question as this, I'm sorry to bother but I cant go through all the comments. one reason for that is because it's tiring and there are some content that I could not understand. So thanks for answering my question :) Sorry for the long message

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    1. My content works fine on non-original game copies.

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    2. Thank you so so much!!

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  42. Hi, I love all of your work and I have been trying to install some content through sims3pack. files. I 've extracted them but when I try to install them in the Launcher it does nothing. It shows in the downloads but it doesn't install. I don't even think any of my recent sims 3 store content is intalling either.
    I'm using windows 8 and the game via origin, if that's of any relevance. I would really appreciate the help :)

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    1. I'm unsure about how my creations work on Windows 8 and Mac. SoI highly recommend asking on the official forums or searching on Google. Also the launcher sometimes doesn't feel like working, it probably doesn't have anything to do with the procedence of your game.

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  43. When I click down .sims3pack it will take me to mediafire but for some reason it won't download. I use 7zip to unzip the files. I really need help..

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    1. What do you mean by won't download? On Mediafire, you have to click on the big green button that says "DOWNLOAD" and wait for it to finish, then go to wherever you save your downloads, extract the .sims3pack using 7zip and install it as usual.

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  44. i have downloaded the clothes and har i want as the sims 3 pack, i used the tutorial above. and i put them in the electronic folder etc but how do i put them on the game becuase it says if i click it it will open the launcher and download, but it just opened the internet and asks me if i want to save or run the file,and then the internet closes, someone please help?:)

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    1. Did you extract the sims3pack from .rar file?

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  45. Hey I wanted to ask you which is better Sims 3 package or Sims3Pack because I'm A starter and i don't want my game to be really slow and laggy Thanks ;D

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  46. Hey there :)
    First of all, I love your stuff! My problem is that none of your clothes show up in game, even though your hairs do. I've even gone back to the posts to check that the meshes are included, and they are. Deleting my chaches do nothing either. So why won't they appear? All other .package files works fine. I adore your dresses so I really hope you can help!
    xoxo

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    1. Sorry I've never had problem with clothes before! Have you checked CAS carefully? Have you looked on the right gender/age?

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  47. Are all of your content safe for my computer?

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  48. Hi ^.^ i have downloaded some of your sims3pack custom content and i put it in the downloads folder under the sims 3 and it doesn't seem to work.. i look on my game launcher but it simply doesn't work please help me i really want to enjoy your beautiful stuff !! ^.^

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    1. Did you double click on them to install? It's possible that you have to try several times, closing and opening the launcher, as it doesn't work quite well.

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    2. i fixed it! thanks for your help ^.^

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  49. Hey :) Will your files be able to work on Mac ?

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  50. I know you're probably sick and tired of answering questions about how to install and fix CC but I'm experiencing something really strange... :/

    I have my Mods folder in the correct place and it contains my resource file and Packages folder. My couple of Mods and a few of your hairs, that I downloaded from your site, work and show up in my game but the hairs don't show up in my installed content on the Sims 3 launcher. The few outfits I've downloaded don't work at all and don't show up in the Sims 3 launcher either. I've downloaded them all the same exact way and on the same day, checked to see which age group they belong to and made sure that I was indeed downloading package files and not sims3pack files. :(

    Not only that but even when I do try to download sims3pack files through the Sims 3 launcher...nothing happens. Even when I place them in the downloads folder. They don't show up on the launcher and end up looking like package files when downloaded - meaning they have a white square outline instead of just being a full colored plum-bob picture.

    Any ideas or advice you or anyone else could give me? I've been trying to download your content for a few months now. D:

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    1. First of all, package files don't show up on the Launcher. Second, some hairs may not show up if you don't download and install the original hair as well (when mesh is not included). Launcher is awful, so it make take several times for it to "see" the sims3packs, and sometimes it won't work for some reason. When downloading, try both package and sims3pack files (try package first, as they are easier to uninstall), also if you are on Mac, I'm afraid I don't know how my CC works there.

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    2. Wow! I thought when you meant "it takes several times" I thought you meant it would take several times clicking it, for the launcher to finally open and install it. No wonder I was getting so frustrated. Usually, after I try clicking the CC a billion times I delete it out of aggravation and defeat. I read your response and decided to check again after 24 hours, since I didn't delete one of the outfits yet, and wal-ah! It works! Now, I'm feeling like such a bother.

      I'll be downloading more outfits today then I'll be trying them out tomorrow to see if this is the case with all of my downloads. I'll write back so hopefully others will see this and not be discouraged because there is still a chance their downloads can work without bothering you for help like I did, haha.

      That was with the sims3pack files, not the package files. I havent checked my game to see if the packaged filed outfits work.

      Thanks for your patience Anubis!

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  51. Hi there,

    Love your work, first of all. But I have a problem with the actual look of the hair after I install it. The hair isn't as defined as yours and the strands just "chunk" up together. For an example of what I mean:

    http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5456/9541120779_25da087695_o.jpg

    Is there some sort of mesh file I need? I tried installing both packages and packs but get the same result (using adjust-shine btw - do I need something for that as well)?

    Any help is appreciated, thank you.

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    1. That's weird, I never had any problem with that hair. Have you tried uninstalling-re installing the hair? As far as I know, none but you reported this issue :/

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  52. Uhm i'm not sure if you know this but the link for the peggy hair 0494 isnt working and i was wondering if you could fix it but if you can't i very much understand.

    Any Feedback is much appreciated :)

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    1. Hi! Some hairs are no longer available. Sorry about that!

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  53. Will you be making more hairs and clothes any time soon? No rush. Just wondering.

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    1. Right now I have nothing planned. I'm really busy with college and other stuff. But I hope to make more soon :)

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  54. Hi :)
    Thank you for responding i really appreciate it and thank you for taking time out to telling me :)

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- Please read the descriptions and model credits before commenting.
- Do NOT ask for sims3pack versions if not available.
- Do NOT request for hairs/clothes.
- If you have any doubt about downloading and installing custom content, please read my Help section.

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