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Post by h0llicr0mbieex3 on Thu 10 Jan 2013, 02:29

This is my original post:

http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t9548-installed-worlds-not-in-drop-down-menu

however I thought I'd make a new one.

I updated to 1.47 which was supposed to solve the issue of worlds not appearing in the drop down menu. It didnt help. Any help?

Also, when i look at the .world file i downloaded (for example sunlit tides.world) it says the kind is a "document" whereas Sunset Valley is a "Unix Executable File"

i downloaded it from G4TW mediafire

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Re: .World is coming up as a Document "kind." help

Post by antiskub on Thu 10 Jan 2013, 04:37

It's fine if it says "document".

Have you tried redownloading+reinstalling the world? (Uninstall through the launcher, delete the broken world and empty your Trash, download the new world** and install through the launcher.)
Have you used the G4TW store fix (you can download it through the Mediafire)?
Is this happening to only one specific file?


** Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads\ is the directory where you should put your world before you install it.
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Post by h0llicr0mbieex3 on Thu 10 Jan 2013, 05:06

I will try all these steps. I just downloaded the store fix but I need some help on that as well. I think the directions are for PCs

It says to paste the items in "Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Overrides."... but i do not have a "mods" folder.. is this something I should create?

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Post by antiskub on Thu 10 Jan 2013, 06:48

First just try reinstalling the world as I have advised.

If that doesn't work, then we can move on to the store fixes. The instructions work for both Macs + PCs. The mods folder does not come in the default folder so yes you just manually create one called "Mods" and inside that one you create another called "Overrides"
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Post by h0llicr0mbieex3 on Thu 10 Jan 2013, 16:18

Hello, reporting back.

I completely uninstalled the world and redownloaded it, and tried reinstalling.. still nothing.. This happens with Monte Vista, Sunlit Tides, etc. I tried the store fix.. still nothing.

I dont know what I'm doing wrong here!!
When I open the launcher it says there is a new update for the sims 3 store content.. does this have anything to do with it?

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Post by antiskub on Fri 11 Jan 2013, 21:31

Can you specify the problem for me again? Just to make sure I know what's going on here with your files, since you have two different threads up. (Just post in this one)
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Post by h0llicr0mbieex3 on Fri 11 Jan 2013, 21:45

yes! here is exactly whats wrong:

i downloaded the monte vista world from the mediafire account, when i installed it (the way you described) it would not appear in the drop down menu on the main screen. it would make me pay for it, even though it was properly installed. under documents>ea>the sims 3>installed worlds it would be there but not in the game.

i read on a forum that i could put that monte vista.world file into applications>the sims 3 >the sims 3(right click show package contents)> contents> resources>transgaming> c_drive> program files > EA > the sims 3 > gamedata> shared > nonpackaged > worlds

this worked! however the world came up all funky like in that image. also, all the new objects/buildings that came in the world would not exist. So for homes that had a new "door" that came with the world, it wouldnt be there and sims couldnt get into their homes. the new buildings like the colisium and the new business building were just empty lots with benches on them. there are also random glitches where sims got stuck in their cars. its really frustrating to play because I had to manually fix alot of things myself in the world.

any other info you need me to tell you? thank you so much for trying to help me!!

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Post by antiskub on Fri 18 Jan 2013, 02:55

Heya holli,

1. Do you have any other mods or CC installed?
2. Did you happen to delete any files from your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\WorldCaches\ folder? Deleting this can cause the items in custom worlds to shop up as path names (which is what I see happening with your world)
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Post by h0llicr0mbieex3 on Sat 19 Jan 2013, 16:42

I deleted all my CC.

I might have deleted those files earlier as well, is that bad? How do I fix that?

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Post by antiskub on Sat 19 Jan 2013, 20:01

Rename (or move to desktop) your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 folder, and boot up the game. A new one should be generated for you. Install the world into the new folder and see if it works. Make sure that you have moved or deleted the world from the Shared/Nonpackaged/Worlds path that you were using beforehand.



As far as CC goes, for the most part you should be okay with using store content stuff. When it get to the mods that's when it becomes tricky for us Mac folk.
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Post by h0llicr0mbieex3 on Mon 28 Jan 2013, 20:47

still did not work :[

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