• Custom Content,  Tools

    Convert Sims3Packs to Packages

    Introduction A Sims3Pack is actually some sort of container/archive for package files (similar to files inside a zipped archive). To get to the files that are within a Sims3Pack, you have two options: Install the file through the launcher as usual and find the extracted files in the DCBackup folder afterwards (sort by date for easier find, they have cryptic names) Use Delphy’s Multi Sims3Pack Extractor. Multi Sims3Pack Extractor Installation Installation instructions can be found in the Overview page of the tool Usage Copy all sims3pack files that you want to convert in a folder of your choice (in the picture…

  • Error

    Service initialization failed

    Problem When starting the game I get the error message: Unable to start game. Service initialization failed (some number). Cause This problem is usually caused by broken registry references or corrupt user data (or if you have downloaded the game somewhere illegally, in which case you are out of luck). Solutions There are several things you can try: Remove your User Files Update your Windows .net Framework  and make sure it’s turned on. Make sure your Windows is up-to-date Clean you Registry with CCleaner Defragment your computer. Reinstall your game . Run the game/launcher as Administrator. Make sure you have…

  • Error,  Origin

    Invalid File Found or File not found

    Problem While patching I get this error message:  Update Error: Invalid File Found or Update Error: File not Found Cause This error occurs if a file does not match the file the patch is expecting or a file is missing. There are multiple reasons for that. A mod that replaces the original file Origin is not updated Incorrect manual patch (wrong region, wrong increment) Issue with the Patch itself. Solution Use the Patch Downloader to patch your game. It will tell you which file is the culprit or you can use the Force Super option to force the Superpatch. You…

  • Tutorial

    How to reinstall the game

    Sometimes the last resort is to reinstall your game. You should really only do this if you have tried everything else for this will take hours. Before you do reinstall, try this: Resetting the game to factory settings without reinstalling Unfortunately simply uninstalling the game via the Software Panel often leaves traces and folders behind, making it difficult or even impossible to reinstall. Follow those instructions for uninstalling at the Sims Wiki carefully and reinstalling go smoothly: Game Help:TS3 Uninstall Further Reading Game Help:Install Game Help:TS3 Patching How to do a clean uninstall and reinstall on a Mac Manually Uninstalling…

  • FAQ

    Where are my files installed ?

    Where are my files installed There are to different kinds of files: The Installation files and the user files. The path can vary depending on your settings. The ones stated below are EA standard. User file directory This is the folder where the games save your individual game data. You should backup these folders (and all subfolders) regularly. All important stuff is in a folder called TheSims3 (can be slightly different) Ever OS places this folder in a different place. If you see more then one possibility per OS, they all lead to the same place, it’s just different ways…