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Re: Creating a Mods Folder/Installing Mods Step by Step Guide.
« Reply #50 on: January 28, 2013, 12:41:58 AM »
I'm computer illiterate when it comes to this sort of thing. My brother tried to set up master controller, cheats etc for me to fix the omni plant inventory issue. He followed the instructions to the letter but we can't get it to work. My Sims 3 is installed on my external hard drive, could this be affecting it? If so, any ideas for getting it to work?

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« Reply #51 on: January 28, 2013, 02:39:44 AM »
Hi Gin, welcome to the forum. :)

Your external hard drive is most likely not the problem. The Mods are installed in your Documents folder, which is located on your C:\ Drive (ie, not on an external drive).

Was the issue that MasterController was not working? If so, check that your "Mods" folder has a "Packages" folder and a "resource.cfg" file inside of it, and that MasterController is inside of the Packages folder. If MasterController still does not work, and you're sure that you have at least the Base Mod installed, you may need to ask twallan directly at his wiki.



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Re: Creating a Mods Folder/Installing Mods Step by Step Guide.
« Reply #52 on: February 16, 2013, 01:27:14 PM »
Silly question. Do I put the mods folder in the Sims 3 folder or just the Electronic Arts folder?

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« Reply #53 on: February 16, 2013, 05:42:46 PM »
In The Sims 3 Folder. Basically, the Mods need to be inside the Mods folder, which is in the The Sims 3 folder, which is in the Electronic Arts folder. :)

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Re: Creating a Mods Folder/Installing Mods Step by Step Guide.
« Reply #54 on: March 18, 2013, 07:06:43 PM »
I appreciate this thread. I installed my FIRST mods last night, and the steps listed here helped guide me through it. I already see the difference and am pleased with the results. :D
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Re: Creating a Mods Folder/Installing Mods Step by Step Guide.
« Reply #55 on: June 11, 2013, 05:25:14 PM »
I'm trying to install Twallen's NoCD. I'm using 7 zip. I'm really confused. Here's an image of my mods folder.


 
EDIT: I think I'll just delete the NoCD file and re-download as per your instructions.
EDIT(again): I'm going to delete the whole mods folder and wait for instructions. Because nothing is making any sense.

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Re: Creating a Mods Folder/Installing Mods Step by Step Guide.
« Reply #56 on: June 11, 2013, 05:39:53 PM »
I'm not familiar with 7Zip, but you have to extract the package from the .zip folder using 7Zip. However that is done. After that, the NoCD package goes into the Packages folder.
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Re: Creating a Mods Folder/Installing Mods Step by Step Guide.
« Reply #57 on: June 11, 2013, 05:42:38 PM »
I don't understand how you extract a file with it. I click "Open With..." and select 7 Zip, but it doesn't do anything except change the icon.

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« Reply #58 on: June 11, 2013, 06:15:55 PM »
With 7-Zip, you need to right click on it, hover over the "7-Zip..." option, then click "Extract to "NRaas_NoCD/"". :)

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« Reply #59 on: June 11, 2013, 06:23:45 PM »
Which one do you hover over? NoCD or 7-Zip?

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« Reply #60 on: June 11, 2013, 06:26:49 PM »
Which one do you hover over? NoCD or 7-Zip?

Right click on NoCD. Then you choose 7-Zip from the menu, not Open With.

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« Reply #61 on: June 11, 2013, 06:30:26 PM »
7-Zip isn't on the menu.
EDIT: You can go to "Open With" on the menu, and from there to 7-Zip. But I get the feeling that it doesn't do the same thing.

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Re: Creating a Mods Folder/Installing Mods Step by Step Guide.
« Reply #62 on: June 11, 2013, 06:36:08 PM »
7-Zip isn't on the menu.
EDIT: You can go to "Open With" on the menu, and from there to 7-Zip. But I get the feeling that it doesn't do the same thing.

OK then, try the Windows 7 inbuilt unzipper. Right click the NoCD zip file, and select "Extract All". Follow the instructions (really, all you should need to do is press OK) and you should be good to go.

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Re: Creating a Mods Folder/Installing Mods Step by Step Guide.
« Reply #63 on: June 11, 2013, 06:38:50 PM »
I don't have Windows 7. I have Vista. I'm going to try Winzip.
EDIT: Winzip did the trick! Whoop, Whoop!

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« Reply #64 on: September 01, 2013, 01:06:37 AM »
I don't know if I should ask this here or not but I couldn't find a thread about it. I'm thinking about installing the Nraas Story Progression mod. If I decide I don't like it or want to take it out of my game, how would do this?

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« Reply #65 on: September 01, 2013, 01:24:07 AM »
If you don't want it, just go into your package folder and right click on "nrass master controller" and hit delete. 
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« Reply #66 on: September 01, 2013, 01:52:36 AM »
If you don't want it, just go into your package folder and right click on "nrass master controller" and hit delete.

Except that should be delete Nraas_StoryProgression. :)
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« Reply #67 on: September 01, 2013, 02:35:45 AM »
If you don't want it, just go into your package folder and right click on "nrass master controller" and hit delete. 
So does this mean that I have to have Master Controller to use Story Progression?

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« Reply #68 on: September 01, 2013, 03:41:00 AM »
So does this mean that I have to have Master Controller to use Story Progression?

No, Salty just misread your post. :) You don't need Master Controller for Story Progression.

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« Reply #69 on: September 01, 2013, 05:30:40 AM »
Oh, okay. Thanks for the help everybody! :)

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Re: Creating a Mods Folder/Installing Mods Step by Step Guide.
« Reply #70 on: October 04, 2013, 05:04:44 PM »
Ok how updated should my base game before this works?

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Re: Creating a Mods Folder/Installing Mods Step by Step Guide.
« Reply #71 on: October 04, 2013, 11:13:08 PM »
Ok how updated should my base game before this works?

Probably patch 1.57.

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« Reply #72 on: October 05, 2013, 07:08:31 AM »
Ok how updated should my base game before this works?

The latest. Always the latest patch. So right now, 1.57.

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« Reply #73 on: October 05, 2013, 09:24:12 AM »
Does the file have to be called "Package." or can it be just "Package"?

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« Reply #74 on: October 05, 2013, 11:13:44 AM »
I did it with "Package" and it worked perfectly.