New to downloading torrents... please help (no way to open expansion files, not zipped...)

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Post by Arrgghhhhelllpp on Sat 15 Jun 2013, 00:29

I downloaded the Sims 3 through amazon (so I guess I downloaded it with origin, since it's installed on my computer), and have the Sims 3 Pets on disk.  

I decided to download expansions via thepiratebay, and ended up using utorrent to download Seasons, University Life, and Ambitions.  Unfortunately, I cannot find a way to do anything with the files!  They won't open or give me any option to install, and they don't show as being zipped.  

They are on my desktop, and when I placed them there I renamed the files - I don't know if that would cause any problems?

Assuming they downloaded correctly (which I'm pretty sure they did not...), I don't understand where to put them or anything...

I am sorry - I'm a complete newbie to this stuff, and have no idea what is going on.  Someone please help!!!

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Re: New to downloading torrents... please help (no way to open expansion files, not zipped...)

Post by V10R37 on Sat 15 Jun 2013, 00:52

It is possible that you removed the extension of the file when you renamed it? It should be ".rar".
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Re: New to downloading torrents... please help (no way to open expansion files, not zipped...)

Post by invalidusername on Sat 15 Jun 2013, 05:07

Try right clicking and selecting "run with...", then choose winrar (or whatever other program you choose to use)
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Re: New to downloading torrents... please help (no way to open expansion files, not zipped...)

Post by Yukitaka on Wed 19 Jun 2013, 08:56

You already try to use 7zip? Some "zip" files can only been extracted with 7zip.
I don't really like 7zip, bu what can I do if it works? Rolling Eyes
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Re: New to downloading torrents... please help (no way to open expansion files, not zipped...)

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 19 Jun 2013, 08:59

@Yukitaka wrote:You already try to use 7zip? Some "zip" files can only been extracted with 7zip.
I don't really like 7zip, bu what can I do if it works? Rolling Eyes

Hello,

We actually recommend opening .RAR files with WinRAR ONLY Wink.

If you use other programs, then there is a chance that the contents can get corrupted when extracting.

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