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How To: Save a House/Community Lot
« on: January 24, 2014, 12:36:16 PM »
How To: Save a House/Community Lot to the Library and for Backup

01.) At the Let's play Sims 3 Menu, select what house or community lot you want to save.

02.) Left Click on it, and select either the folder button, or the arrow with a star above it button.

-- The Folder: Saves the file to Library.
-- The Arrow with a Star above it: (Share button) Saves the file to the library and as a .Sims3pack file which can be found in your Export folder. And can be used to back up the house or community lot. This will also save a copy to the library.

-----------> Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 3 > Exports

03.) Once you click the Folder button or Share button, a pop-up menu will appear and say Current interactions for all Sims in your town will be cancelled if you do this. Would you like to continue? Click X, for no or the Check mark for yes.

04.) It will pop up the Details box. Give it a name and description. Click the check mark when finished.

** Want to save a household?

How To: Save a Household

** Want to export households, houses or community lots out of the library?

How To: Save Sims 3 Files From the Library (Exporting Files)


Your house lot should show up in the Empty house tab, which is the 2nd tab (House Outline) in the library. If you've saved or shared a community lot it should be in the Community Lot tab, which is the 3rd tab (Bench)

While in the library you might see some files with a star, folder, bag, or different expansions or stuff pack icons on them and wonder what they are.

Files with a star-like symbol on it are downloaded items.

Files with a folder-like symbol on them are in-game households, houses and community lots you've saved.

Files with a bag on them are from the Store.

And then there are the files that are from the different expansions and stuff packs you have installed.

Want to play with the house or community lot again?

Regardless if you clicked the Folder button or the Share button. The files can be found in the library under the Empty House or Community Lots tabs.

Place your house file anywhere you want to, that it will fit. It can be placed on larger lots, but not smaller lots.

Community lots can be placed anywhere you'd like, they can also be placed on larger lots, but not smaller lots. However, you may need to change the lot type to get it to work.

To Change lot type:

-- Click the lot you want your community lot to go on, in the popup menu, click the icon that looks like a park bench/house and select community lot and what type of community lot you want or need it to be. Example, Visitors Allowed, Consignment Shop or Salon, etc.

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