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Post by Darstan64 on Fri 12 Aug 2016, 16:10

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You guys have been a tremendous help in the past for me, the problem I'm having and I posted not too long ago about this, is that I have quite a few ep's I downloaded from here and my sims 3 game is awesome.  I had  a couple of mods installed  back then like woohooer and career pack (homemaker) from nraas.  Everything  worked fine, game ran smoothly,  just recently I downloaded nraas story progression, error trap and overwatch which work great but I can't get the worlds Riverview and Aurora Skies back.  Riverview is a free world and Aurora Skies was gifted to me.  I have tried everything and I mean everything, I researched it to death on google.  No matter what I do those worlds are gone, they show as installed but don't show up in launcher when I choose a new game to play.  Any ideas why? Do I need to do something like some kind of fix or crack or something from this site? I'm patched up to 1.67 but I'm not patching to 1.69.  Don't want any problems. Please help if you can, thanks in advance for any help or ideas! Smile

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Re: Can't get Riverview and Aurora Skies back

Post by simmer_tony on Fri 12 Aug 2016, 20:13

Hello,
I don't know much about worlds and it's problem. Some more experienced user will surely explain it to you correctly.

As much as I know you weren't supposed to mix "pirated" and legal world. Try downloading world from this site as they are decrapified and intended to use with pirated version. Uninstall Riverview and Aurora Skies that you have and install linked ones. Try and replay back.

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Re: Can't get Riverview and Aurora Skies back

Post by Darstan64 on Fri 12 Aug 2016, 21:04

Thanks so much Tony, that does make sense.  I will uninstall and try downloading and reinstalling from the site you gave me.  I'll let you know how it goes.  Thank you! Smile

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Re: Can't get Riverview and Aurora Skies back

Post by Darstan64 on Fri 12 Aug 2016, 21:33

Hi again Tony, ok i downloaded Riverview what folder do I extract it to in the sims 3 or wheres the correct place to install the world? thanks

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Re: Can't get Riverview and Aurora Skies back

Post by simmer_tony on Sat 13 Aug 2016, 18:32

Ok, put files of worlds in Downloads folder in The Sims 3 Documets folder. Open launcher ,go to Downloads in launcher and pick worlds you want to install and click Install. Wait for a bit and when it finishes open game any try. 
When you're installing keep launcher open and script error could pop up, be sure to click ok or whatever on script error as those script error pause your installation, at least that was mine case. If installing in launcher doesn't work just double click on file of downloaded world and installation should start.

Hope it helps! Keep us posted.

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Re: Can't get Riverview and Aurora Skies back

Post by Darstan64 on Sat 13 Aug 2016, 20:00

thanks so much for replying i will try what you said as soon as i can and let you know thank you!

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Re: Can't get Riverview and Aurora Skies back

Post by Darstan64 on Sat 13 Aug 2016, 20:55

unfortunately it hasn't worked for me, I seem to have a big problem with sims3pack files.  Package files are fine just not sims3pack.  I wish the worlds were in package file format.  I'm not sure if you or anyone else can help me anymore but I appreciate all your help.  Thank you Smile

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Re: Can't get Riverview and Aurora Skies back

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 14 Aug 2016, 00:58

Hello,


Have a look at this.

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Re: Can't get Riverview and Aurora Skies back

Post by Darstan64 on Sun 14 Aug 2016, 02:59

Thank you, I tried all the steps in order that you gave me but it  didn't work.  I thought it was going to work as it said it uninstalled successfully.  I only tried it with Riverview.  I didn't uninstall all my sims3packs as I wasn't sure which files were sims3 packs and which were package files and I didn't want to uninstall my custom content that were package files.  Does the launcher only show sims3 pack files?  Thank you

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Re: Can't get Riverview and Aurora Skies back

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sun 14 Aug 2016, 11:09

@Darstan64 wrote:I didn't uninstall all my sims3packs as I wasn't sure which files were sims3 packs and which were package files and I didn't want to uninstall my custom content that were package files.  Does the launcher only show sims3 pack files?  Thank you


Hello again,

Part of the "message" from the guide that Edin posted before was this: you should try clearing the DCCache and Installed Worlds-folders, and after that try re-installing your .sims3pack files, including the worlds. Yes, I know this is a very uncomfortable solution, but if you absolutely want those missing worlds, I'm afraid there is no way around doing that.

All these problems with .sims3pack files are the major reason I myself am mostly using .package files these days. And for TS4, EA have completely abandoned this system of little DLC files, so there are no ".sims4pack"-files in The Sims 4.

Sorry again we can't offer an easier solution here.

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Re: Can't get Riverview and Aurora Skies back

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 14 Aug 2016, 11:17

Installing worlds as package files is a huge pain though. Not impossible, but a pain.

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Re: Can't get Riverview and Aurora Skies back

Post by Darstan64 on Sun 14 Aug 2016, 15:34

Thank you both very much for your  help and yes I did completely clear out the DCCache folder and Installed Worlds folders, as far as completely uninstalling every sims3pack file in the launcher, no I didn't do that, I only did Riverview.  I guess that would mean uninstalling all my custom content.  I can try that too but as Edin mentioned is there a way to install worlds as package files?  If so, do you have instructions on that? Thank you.

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Re: Can't get Riverview and Aurora Skies back

Post by Adwomin on Sun 14 Aug 2016, 23:16

@Darstan64 wrote:I can try that too but as Edin mentioned is there a way to install worlds as package files?  If so, do you have instructions on that? Thank you.
Hi there,

I believe this is what you're looking for: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t3330-an-alternative-approach-to-managing-store-and-custom-content-updated-the-sims-3

Edin ElDi wrote:(...)
You can use this tool to extract individual sims3packs into package files. If you're going to extract a lot of sims3packs like this, its better to combine them as explained here. Use Merlin to sort through the resulting packages and rename them if you wish. You can also find "junkpackages" (like a picture of the item) and delete them with Merlin.
Merlin can be downloaded here. This program can also be used to install package files and sims3packs.

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Re: Can't get Riverview and Aurora Skies back

Post by Darstan64 on Sun 14 Aug 2016, 23:32

thanks! i will try this Smile

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Re: Can't get Riverview and Aurora Skies back

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 14 Aug 2016, 23:51

It's not quite as simple to work worldfiles that way, but if you go to this page, you will find instructions on how to do this towards the bottom of the page.

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Re: Can't get Riverview and Aurora Skies back

Post by Darstan64 on Mon 15 Aug 2016, 17:16

I want to thank you for all your time and help but not sure if I’m going to attempt this just for Riverview and Aurora Skies as I don’t have any important saves for those worlds.  I have a mac and things just look very complicated and I’m not as computer savvy as everyone else here but again I want to thank you again for all the great information you gave me Smile

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