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Post by amg31490 on Tue 21 Aug 2012, 06:03

I have installed a few .package files on my Sims 3 game in the past and they still appear in my game. However, recently, any time I add any new .package files to my mods folder, they won't appear in-game. I have updated, I installed a new resource.cfg, pretty much everything I can think of. I have also gone into The Sims 3 folder under Documents and tried deleting: CasPartCache.package, compositorCache.package, scriptCache.package and simCompositorCache.package.

I know that the .package files that I installed before are still working, because my nointro mod still works. So why won't any new .package files work?

I am running the most up to date version with all expansions on Windows 7.

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Re: .package files won't work? [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Tue 21 Aug 2012, 11:00

Hello,

Try updating your resource file, as described here: mediafire.com view/?39bvs19e15hixot

Good luck and please let us know the result!

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Re: .package files won't work? [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Tue 21 Aug 2012, 11:11

Hello,

It's also possible that those particular packages simply don't work. Since your old ones are still working.

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Re: .package files won't work? [SOLVED]

Post by amg31490 on Tue 21 Aug 2012, 19:54

Ok, I completely installed a new framework, as per the guide that you posted above (PS, the url in the guide is old and leads to a 404 not found error - here's the updated link: http://chii.modthesims2.com/FrameworkSetup.zip )

No dice Crying or Very sad

I did everything I could think of and even tested some new .packages including the MasterController, which is an extremely popular mod, so I thought that would work for sure. No luck, however.

I just do not understand what I could be doing wrong. It is equally frustrating that nointro and nobuildsparkles both work, as well as several hairs that I installed. confused
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Post by Adwomin on Tue 21 Aug 2012, 20:56

@amg31490 wrote: Ok, I completely installed a new framework, as per the guide that you posted above (PS, the url in the guide is old and leads to a 404 not found error - here's the updated link: http://chii.modthesims2.com/FrameworkSetup.zip )

No dice Crying or Very sad

I did everything I could think of and even tested some new .packages including the MasterController, which is an extremely popular mod, so I thought that would work for sure. No luck, however.

I just do not understand what I could be doing wrong. It is equally frustrating that nointro and nobuildsparkles both work, as well as several hairs that I installed. confused
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The link in the guide still works though, maybe you mistyped it. Look:

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1. If you never installed .package files before, please download this framework file: http://chii.modthesims.info/FrameworkSetup.zip
2. After downloading it, extract it to your Desktop. You should now get a folder called "Mods".
3. Copy this "Mods" folder to: (My) Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\


You're now ready to install any kind of .package file, following these instructions:

1. Drag & drop the .package files to the following folder: (My) Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages
2. You're practically done now. When you start the game, you should get a pop-up about which custom
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Anyhow, what .package files are you trying to integrate into the game? Maybe they're corrupted.

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Re: .package files won't work? [SOLVED]

Post by amg31490 on Tue 21 Aug 2012, 21:17

I tried typing in the url in the guide you posted several times, and for some odd reason, it didn't work.

In any case, I am trying to mainly just do some random hairs but every one that I try seems to not work. I even tried an animation fix for the lvl 10 horse racing glitch, I tried MasterController, etc. Basically, a lot of popular mods that seem to work for everyone else, but not for me. Can you maybe suggest a mod that works for you that I could try?
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Re: .package files won't work? [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Tue 21 Aug 2012, 21:25

Hello,

Don't type the URL, just copy/click it: http://chii.modthesims.info/FrameworkSetup.zip

Please wait for someone else's reply on your problem, I do not know a lot about Mods and CC.

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Re: .package files won't work? [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Tue 21 Aug 2012, 21:40

Hello,

Master Controller should work. Hairs are often glitchy though. How do you know Master Controller doesn't work? It appears as part of the menu on sims and the city hall building.
Always make sure you have the latest versions of the mods.

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Re: .package files won't work? [SOLVED]

Post by amg31490 on Wed 22 Aug 2012, 01:16

I loaded the game a couple times and went to the city hall and there was no option in the menu for it. Does city hall have to be open for it to work? Or will it just appear in the options when I click on it?

I know for a fact that I downloaded the newest one: patch level 1.31-1.36, phase seven, and according to the download page V86.

This is just too strange for words. I really am stumped here. scratch
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Post by invalidusername on Wed 22 Aug 2012, 04:11

There would be a new menu choice of nraas that would lead to master controller. It doesn't just pop up by itself.
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Post by amg31490 on Wed 22 Aug 2012, 05:59

Well that's what I meant. I know it wasn't just supposed to pop up. I clicked on the town hall and there were no new options.
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Re: .package files won't work? [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Wed 22 Aug 2012, 09:31

Hello,

Did you by any chance get an "extra" module but not the base mod?

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Post by amg31490 on Thu 23 Aug 2012, 07:43

No, I got the base mod and then the cheats module. I am going to play around with some other mods. Maybe something simple might be a better thing to try to test it out. Any suggestions?
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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Thu 23 Aug 2012, 09:33

Hello,

Here's a simple mod. And easy to test.

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Re: .package files won't work? [SOLVED]

Post by amg31490 on Fri 24 Aug 2012, 09:33

Thanks Lady ElDi. Figured out the problem. So here it goes:

A while back I downloaded Sims 3 Create a World. Apparently, when it installed, it created two identical Electronic Arts folders in Documents. For some reason, they have mostly identical files in them, including the mod framework. Turns out, I was putting the mods in that folder, instead of the original Electronic Arts folder with the mod folder there. It is a really weird problem, but once I put all the mods in the proper Electronic Arts folder, they worked immediately.

Any ideas as to why CAW would have installed in such a way that there are now two Electronic Arts folders?
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Post by Adwomin on Fri 24 Aug 2012, 12:19

Hello,

Did you change the language of your game somewhere during one of the installations or by any other method?
It's known that different languages may create more than 1 "Electronic Arts" folder.

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Post by amg31490 on Sun 26 Aug 2012, 01:16

I didn't change the language at any point, that I can recall. So I don't know what could have happened.
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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 26 Aug 2012, 09:36

Hello,

The same thing can happen if you put it in win 95 compatibility mode.

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Post by amg31490 on Mon 27 Aug 2012, 01:03

I think I am running it in XP compatibility mode, but I might have accidentally put it in 95 when I was first setting it up? Maybe. Either way, glad it works now, lol. Thanks for all the help!
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Re: .package files won't work? [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Mon 27 Aug 2012, 07:46

Hello,

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