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« Reply #75 on: October 05, 2013, 02:21:16 PM »
Do I still install Sims 3 CC Furniture in Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages or is that just for clothes? I've been saving it in Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Saves and it isn't showing up in the game.

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Re: Creating a Mods Folder/Installing Mods Step by Step Guide
« Reply #76 on: October 05, 2013, 02:34:25 PM »
Any packages can go into the Packages folder. They won't get installed into the game when they're in the Saves folder.
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Re: Creating a Mods Folder/Installing Mods Step by Step Guide
« Reply #77 on: November 13, 2013, 02:28:52 AM »
hello, may i get your answer here for my teribble sims 3 issue.
first thing i download no mosaic (uncensored package) thing into the program files/electronic arts/the sims 3/ mods/ packages. it also have resource.cfg on it in program files/electronic arts/the sims 3 after i extracted the .rar. then i opened the sims 3 and it worked with the package inside.

then, the terrible thing begin when i downloaded packages from the modthesims and extracted it all into program files/electronic arts/the sims 3/ mods/ package but not in my documents and i'm also not sure if the mod packages are for the sims 3/2 because i think they are all for the sims 3. then i opened up my the sims 3 launcer and it said not working.

i hope i get the answer here for the solution problem. thanks anyway for the thread.

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Re: Creating a Mods Folder/Installing Mods Step by Step Guide
« Reply #78 on: December 19, 2013, 08:47:12 PM »
Wait! What about for Mac?!

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Re: Creating a Mods Folder/Installing Mods Step by Step Guide
« Reply #79 on: February 12, 2014, 02:58:43 AM »
Step 3:
Under that folder, create another new folder, and name it "Package." This is where you download your Sims3package files.
- Thanks JMx3 for your lucid and detailed step-by-step; however, I'm confused by "Package", as "Packages" is cited as being very particular, according to
http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/217955.page
As my "system" is only 32 bit and needs culling -
without having to spend weeks & weeks
I'd really like to know the correct syntax:
Packages / Package
Hope This Helps similar newbies... Hardware / System Upgrade pending
Thanks again for your Post - V.Helpful in any case.

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Re: Creating a Mods Folder/Installing Mods Step by Step Guide
« Reply #80 on: February 12, 2014, 03:14:21 AM »
Packages. That's been there for a while, so I'll go ahead and correct it. :) Welcome to the forum.

AMermaidHi, welcome to the forum. :) These instructions should still work for Mac. Just make sure that the Mods folder is in the same folder as your Saves and Downloads folders. :)

And lim23, welcome to the forum. :) Your issue would be better off in a new thread in the Game Modifications board. :)

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Re: Creating a Mods Folder/Installing Mods Step by Step Guide
« Reply #81 on: April 14, 2014, 10:26:30 AM »
There is a problem here. At Step 4 when I click on the "Resource cfg file", a message pops up which says,

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What is going on here? By the way, I bought a new laptop with Windows 8.1 installed and this is the first time I am playing Sims 3 in a year.

I am confused. Please advise! Thanks!

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Re: Creating a Mods Folder/Installing Mods Step by Step Guide
« Reply #82 on: April 14, 2014, 03:47:43 PM »
When are you getting the 403 error message?
I just went and followed the link in step 4 and clicked the download link on that page and it downloaded with no problems.
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Re: Creating a Mods Folder/Installing Mods Step by Step Guide
« Reply #83 on: April 14, 2014, 06:09:37 PM »
When are you getting the 403 error message?
I just went and followed the link in step 4 and clicked the download link on that page and it downloaded with no problems.

When I clicked on the link. I really am not to sure what is going on here.

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Re: Creating a Mods Folder/Installing Mods Step by Step Guide
« Reply #84 on: April 14, 2014, 06:43:49 PM »
Which browser are you using?

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« Reply #85 on: April 14, 2014, 08:05:44 PM »
Let's try this. Here is a link to a different download for it. Resource.cfg
If that one doesn't work either thy this one. Resource.cfg
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Re: Creating a Mods Folder/Installing Mods Step by Step Guide
« Reply #86 on: April 14, 2014, 11:58:32 PM »
Let's try this. Here is a link to a different download for it. Resource.cfg
If that one doesn't work either thy this one. Resource.cfg

Thanks! The first link you provided worked!

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Re: Creating a Mods Folder/Installing Mods Step by Step Guide
« Reply #87 on: June 29, 2014, 04:13:05 PM »
Ugh.. I know there may be something already posted in this somewhere but I cant find it. I got a new computer some time back - MAINLY because I wanted to play this game without the stuttering and slowmotion of my old laptop. It's a Dell XPS 127, FULLY LOADED with enough EVERYTHING to run 4 copies of this game without a hiccup.

OS Windows 8 Pro
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16 GB Ram, 64 BT X 64 processor
NVIDEA G Force GT 750 2GB DDR5 with TPM V1.2 and Thunderbolt

I had this game loaded on here once and fully operational WITH the FULL NRAS (all mods) and it was working flawlessly. Until this very pricey TURD dropped it's motherboard. You can imagine my dismay. Well Dell sent someone to replace it, I had to reload everything. I RE downloaded my full digital set up to Seasons, and then went to the process of re installing my CC beginning with the Master Controller. However, the minute I added the package files the game crashed out at the screen you would normally be entering the sims Home.. IE it goes through the entire loading screen process then dumps.  If I remove all NRAS items (leaving the no sparkle and intro) it loads and plays. I can't play this game without my beloved Mods.. I want to hurl this computer out a window right about now.. HELP.

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Re: Creating a Mods Folder/Installing Mods Step by Step Guide
« Reply #88 on: June 29, 2014, 05:14:27 PM »
Are you installing the Nraas mods that are update to date and appropriate for your patch level?

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Re: Creating a Mods Folder/Installing Mods Step by Step Guide
« Reply #89 on: September 13, 2014, 03:41:50 PM »
I just tried the resource cfg link and it doesn't work. How do I proceed? I'm trying the NoCD mod right now if that helps.

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Re: Creating a Mods Folder/Installing Mods Step by Step Guide
« Reply #90 on: September 14, 2014, 01:10:21 AM »
Hi Lisa,

Try the first link Grimsoul posted. =

Re: Creating a Mods Folder/Installing Mods Step by Step Guide
http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php/topic,9187.msg365809.html#msg365809

Mouse over the word Resource.cfg, right click - Save As. Then save it into your Mods folder.

I hope this helps, :)

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Re: Creating a Mods Folder/Installing Mods Step by Step Guide
« Reply #91 on: September 14, 2014, 12:36:54 PM »
Thanks! Just got it installed again.

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Re: Creating a Mods Folder/Installing Mods Step by Step Guide
« Reply #92 on: September 14, 2014, 04:01:58 PM »
Another slightly simplified copy of these instructions that helped me a lot...

http://nraas.wikispaces.com/How+to+Install

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Re: Creating a Mods Folder/Installing Mods Step by Step Guide
« Reply #93 on: December 24, 2014, 01:01:09 AM »
Just as a note, the site that jeana had originally linked has moved (or removed) their copy of resource.cfg. I uploaded a copy to my dropbox, which shouldn't ever be moved.

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Re: Creating a Mods Folder/Installing Mods Step by Step Guide
« Reply #94 on: July 27, 2016, 11:17:44 AM »
I have followed these steps to the letter, so far. But when I get to this step, I'm confused. When I download the file, it shows up as a document, not a Resource.cfg folder. There's nothing to extract, so I'm not sure how to continue...

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"You will need to download the Resource cfg file. Right click Save As, into the Mods folder. Extract the newly installed file, to activate it. You will need to move the newly extracted cfg file, out of the Resource folder, to the Mods one. If you get an error, remove the old resource file, then change the folder to another name. Copy the cfg file, and paste it onto the Mods folder. Remove renamed folder (formally Resource) from that same Mods folder."

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« Reply #95 on: July 27, 2016, 11:34:50 AM »
I wasn't able to get the resource file from drop box. As I don't have an account there.

---> See the attached zip file at the bottom of of the 1st post in this thread.

It's a zipped file. Save it to the desktop and unzip it by double-clicking the file. Right-click and select open on the folder it creates. Right-click on the Resourse.cfg file and select Copy then Paste it into the Mods folder.

-- C:\Users\<Username>\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods
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Re: Creating a Mods Folder/Installing Mods Step by Step Guide
« Reply #96 on: July 27, 2016, 05:58:03 PM »
@ Jadsiasun : Resource.cfg is a document, not a folder, but some sites must have it compressed for downloading (like on MrsFlynn's post's link). So if it isn't compressed, like from the link in your post, just save the file to the Mods folder, don't try extracting.

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« Reply #97 on: September 10, 2016, 06:35:24 PM »
I wasn't able to get the resource file from drop box. As I don't have an account there.

An account isn't necessary - there is a cross in the top right of the "Sign up to Dropbox" box, you dismiss it and it lets you direct download the file :)