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Question about .sim3packs?

Post by CarolinaNicole on Wed 01 Aug 2012, 10:24

I don't see any answer to this anyplace so I hope I am not repeating a question, I'm new to Sims 3 so theres alot to learn. I have installed everything up to Diesel Stuff and Store items plus some CC from another source. I read how to install .sim3packs and it worked fine but now I am wondering? Are si3packs like an installer? I have limited space ad the game already takes up over 50Gigs. Once they are installed do I erase the .sim3pack files out of my documents? I have copies saved to backup drive. Just wondering how they work. Thanks for anyone who can help with this question.

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Re: Question about .sim3packs?

Post by Adwomin on Wed 01 Aug 2012, 11:44

Hello,

No, if you remove the files from Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 the files will be removed from your launcher and game, I'm afraid.

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Re: Question about .sim3packs?

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Wed 01 Aug 2012, 12:17

Hello,

Actually, you can remove the sims3packs from Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads.
But I don't recommend deleting them. Store them on an external HD, USB drive, anywhere. Because there are many reasons to have to reinstall them and it would be a pain to redownload them all.

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Re: Question about .sim3packs?

Post by Adwomin on Wed 01 Aug 2012, 12:20

Hello,

But if you remove them from that folder, they'll also be removed from your launcher. Doesn't that mean that they'll also disappear from you game?

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Re: Question about .sim3packs?

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Wed 01 Aug 2012, 12:57

Hello,

No, it's just a "staging" area. It's like keeping a RAR because you worry the game won't stay installed if you remove it. The actual content of the sims3packs is in DCBackup.
I never keep sims3packs in my Downloads folder because it makes installing new items a pain. Scrolling inside the launcher is a challenge on my pc lol. If there are only items in there that haven't been installed yet, I can just "select all" and install those few sims3packs. Before, I would also "select all" and it would go through all of the sims3packs in the launcher telling me about 80% were already installed and it only took like, an hour and a half or so Laughing

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Re: Question about .sim3packs?

Post by Adwomin on Wed 01 Aug 2012, 18:23

Hello,

Oh, I see, thank you for the information, Lady ElDi!

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Re: Question about .sim3packs?

Post by krayzie on Wed 01 Aug 2012, 18:25

also i noticed that if u want to uninstall them by the launcher u need to have them in downloads..just sayin lol

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Re: Question about .sim3packs?

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Wed 01 Aug 2012, 19:41

krayzie wrote:also i noticed that if u want to uninstall them by the launcher u need to have them in downloads..just sayin lol

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True, but that's the "official" way. If you wanted to uninstall them all at once, it's probably easiest to simply remove the "The Sims 3" folder, have the launcher generate a new one, and move your saves.

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