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Title: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2009 December 28, 12:18:53
This torrent contains all the files from the EA store for The Sims 3 and the World Adventures expansion pack up to December 2009.
I took some pictures of what the torrents include. These files (http://homepages.xnet.co.nz/~nz_witch/FilesIncluded1.jpg) and these (http://homepages.xnet.co.nz/~nz_witch/FilesIncluded2.jpg) are included in the torrent. These files (http://homepages.xnet.co.nz/~nz_witch/FilesNOTIncluded.jpg) - sims and lots - are NOT included. Directions are included in a text file attached to this post.

The *.Sims3Pack files were all compressed, then installed into the base game Version 1.7.9. The resulting *.dbc files were tested on another machine, which has the base game patched to 1.8 and the expansion to 2.3 The store content appeared to be all there, as far as I could tell. The cache files do contain Riverview.

Pirate bay Torrent
Pirate Bay Torrent Download (http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/5246255)

Here is the Riverview.world (http://www.4shared.com/file/184447839/4b10ed45/Riverview.html) file. 62MB Please use this instead of the Riverview.Sims3Pack. This file goes in: C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Worlds

The .dbc files from The Pirate Bay do not contain the Jetset Teen and adult sets. DrForeman has made an extra .dbc file of those which may be downloaded here: http://hotfile.com/dl/25309135/c6a380e/Jetset_TeenAdult.rar.html

Demonoid Torrent
Demonoid torrent download (http://www.demonoid.com/files/details/2090556/?rel=1262751471)
I have made a new torrent. This one includes the Jet Set Teen and Adult sets and is tracked by Demonoid.com. The torrent includes the correct Riverview.world file.


January store content in .dbc format
Skadi posted a download:
Cross posting: the January store update [fancy fashion, gothique, lunar new year, New Orleans, happy valentines] in .dbc format. http://www.4shared.com/file/198128459/98b4ad08/Jan10filesDBC.html

You will need to rename the .dbc file, I just left it as the game created it.

Problems with Riverview saved games?
To anyone that's having trouble with playing games saved in Riverview,

Put the Riverview.world file in C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Worlds like Witch instructed.  Next, you must delete the Riverview.world file from your InstalledWorlds folder in your Documents to get it to work correctly.  

Resource.cfg - what it looks like and where it goes. The OLD METHOD - which I still use.
Code:
Priority 500
DirectoryFiles Mods/Packages/... autoupdate
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*/*/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*.dbc
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*.dbc
and replace what is in your resources.cfg with it.

That little * between the / / is a wildcard. It tells your game to look for ANY folders, by ANY name. The * in front of the *.package is telling it to look at any files by any name, so long as they end in .package. The *.dbc is telling it to do the same thing only with Dbc files. The way that resource is set up means that you can have several tiers of folders nested within each other and they can have any names you want to give them, so long as they are within the Packages folder, except for with the DBC files, they can only be one tier in the packages folder so they should be in Packages\DBC, Packages\DCcahe or Packages\whatevernameyouchoose.
As for where the Resource.cfg should be, it should stay where it is. In Programfiles/Sims3 WA folder and Programfiles/Sims3.

Store contents up to 7th Feb 2010

Yecats has made individual .dbc files of each set. These are available for download.
All my .dbc files (so far).  They all work as far as I'm aware, but if any don't, please let me know.
http://www.4shared.com/dir/30394031/5635f3af/Sims3DBC.html (http://www.4shared.com/dir/30394031/5635f3af/Sims3DBC.html)

Still stuck? Skadi has a pictorial tutorial of a complete install up to HELS here:
http://sublimesims.net/smf/index.php?topic=1726.0

How to make .dbc files in Windoze XP
29th March 2010

1) Download the Windows TS3 recompressor (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,15129.msg436640.html#msg436640)

2) Paste this code in a textfile.
Code:
for /R %%i in (*.sims3pack) do s3rc.exe -fD "%%i"
for /R %%i in (*.package) do s3rc.exe -fD "%%i"
for /R %%i in (*.nhd) do s3rc.exe -fD "%%i"
for /R %%i in (*.sim) do s3rc.exe -fD "%%i"
for /R %%i in (*.dbc) do s3rc.exe -fD "%%i"
@pause
Posted by Scaenicus here: http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,15129.msg523441.html#msg523441

3) Save the text file in the same folder as the recompressor files, call it s3rcBatch.cmd

4) Put all the sims3pack files in the Downloads folder, then copy in the three files; decrapify.exe, s3rc.exe, s3rcBatch.cmd. Double-click the s3rcBatch.cmd file and wait. When it's finished, delete the three files you put in the folder.

5) Run the latest launcher you have, currently HELS for me. Let it install sims3packs as normal. When it has finished, take a look in your C:\Documents and Settings\witch\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\DCCache folder and voilà, there are the .dbc files, as you might expect.

6) You can delete the sims3pack files at this point if you wish. Unless you haven't backed them up of course.  ::) I usually delete the DCBackup files as well.

7) New content can be added later, as long as you have decrapified and recompressed the sims3packs before using the launcher.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Indiasong on 2009 December 28, 14:27:13
Thank you indeed.
Does anyone knows if we can rename these files?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: ElectricSimmer on 2009 December 28, 14:41:32
this is every single store item? THANK YOU!!!!!!

EDIT: Does this include the free stuff and pre order items?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Zazazu on 2009 December 28, 19:09:16
Thank you so much, Witch. I'd deleted my .dbc files when I was cleaning recently because I thought I wasn't seeing the files, only to find out that I had been and that now my main sim was in a completely wrong outfit. Will seed for while. Speed looks good...about 43 min ETA.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2009 December 28, 21:03:02
Indiasong: I don't know if you can rename the .dbc files. The only way to know is to back them up and try. I suspect not, but who knows, as long as both of the locations match. There were some other files I wanted to include as a separate .dbc, but when I installed them the game added them to the last .dbc. (See following pics).

ElectricSimmer: I'm 95% sure I've picked up everything in the store thread.  ;D

Cheers Zazazu. I also thought I wasn't seeing the store content earlier on, plus I'd wanted to do a cleanup of the store stuff because I had a couple of doubles, so when I made the pristine cache files I thought I'd share - this is my very first torrent upload. Plus I discovered that Demonoid is back up, so it was a pretty good night all told.

I took some pictures of what the torrent includes. These files (http://homepages.xnet.co.nz/~nz_witch/FilesIncluded1.jpg) and these (http://homepages.xnet.co.nz/~nz_witch/FilesIncluded2.jpg) are included in the torrent.

These files (http://homepages.xnet.co.nz/~nz_witch/FilesNOTIncluded.jpg) - sims and lots - are NOT included.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: EyeofEagle on 2009 December 28, 22:12:46
That should be great if everytime or every month that a new store item comes out, an update to the dbc files comes out, that way, we will be able to get every store items!


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2009 December 28, 22:28:50
True, although these files have to replace any .dbc files that people have in their folders. So if you have other Sims3Pack files, not from the store, you would have to re-install these too - and that bit's not working. This torrent is most useful for those who just want all the store stuff. I don't have any other CC, the game hasn't been reliable enough for me to bother as yet.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: magnetic on 2009 December 28, 23:11:15
Hello

Is it possible to place only the .dbc file in the topic?

I can't access to the torrent on your link.. And I have downloaded all the EA store, the only thing is to have them in my game now. So I think it will be more usable to place also the .dbc file in your topic.

Thanks in advance  ;)


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2009 December 28, 23:20:33
It's nearly 700MB of data mate.

Go to Pirate Bay and look for this torrent: The Sims 3 Store content in DCCache format


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Chadwick Harkness on 2009 December 28, 23:40:51
I just wanted to double check, do we need to install all the Store Content in .Sims3Pack first?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Zazazu on 2009 December 28, 23:58:04
No, just the .dbc file(s).


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: brownlustgirl on 2009 December 29, 01:03:33
Now this a good idea for those who deleted their content in .dbc format. Cheers to you Witch for cooking this up. I don't have a problem in my game cause I did the quick fix, but love seeding torrents, so I will download and help in that case.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: EyeofEagle on 2009 December 29, 02:35:13
You're right witch... That's ashame, there is no one to kick the ass of the team behind the game!


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: ElectricSimmer on 2009 December 29, 02:54:16

ElectricSimmer: I'm 95% sure I've picked up everything in the store thread.  ;D


Ok, thats good then. Finished downloading while I was sleeping so it uploaded for at least 5 hours. I'm seeing if the files work now.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2009 December 29, 04:10:11
I'd appreciate feedback from someone who is using these files, just to confirm they work - or don't. Preferably someone who knows what they are doing lol.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: kalina on 2009 December 29, 05:12:34
Thanks a lot for this!

The files work great for me, for the most part. The store items show up in buy mode and the hairs and clothes show up in CAS. All the store content that I have in saved games seems to show up fine too.

The only problem that I am having is that I don't see my saved games from Riverview on the Main Menu. I followed your instructions to copy Riverview.sims3pack in C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Worlds folder, but after that I was not able to create a new Riverview neighborhood. Instead of the Riverview.sims3pack I copied a Riverview.world file in that directory and now I can create a new Riverview neigborhood, but I still don't see my Riverview saved games after a couple of restarts and clearing the Cache files from My Documents.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: ElectricSimmer on 2009 December 29, 05:59:27
The files all seem to be there and working, the only down side is that the loading times have gone up a little but that was expected with this amount of content.

Oh and there is a file called dcdb0.edc in my DCCache folder. Any idea what it is?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2009 December 29, 20:28:00
Kalina: Oh sod, I should have made it the Riverview world file. I will check later and upload a file to 4shared or somewhere. The vast majority of people downloading the torrent are probably from here, but I could also leave a link in the comments at Pirate Bay. Just checked, yes, I did use the sims3pack file. Thanks for the feedback.

ElectricSimmer: I see your question about the .edc file was answered in your thread. For anyone that didn't see the answers, you can leave the .edc and the .idx (I think it's .idx, I'm on the wrong PC) alone. You may get some double-ups of content if you leave the .edc file there.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: ElectricSimmer on 2009 December 30, 01:10:27
OK, i'll just leave it then. Thanks for the torrent! I have every Store item I can think of now :)


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2009 December 30, 05:19:24
I have updated the first post to include a link to the Riverview.WORLD file instead of the .Sims3Pack file which was included in the torrent.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: saladoor on 2009 December 30, 12:47:04
Okay, can somebody help me, I'm terribly tardy and get very befuddled!

This is what I'm doing...
I click on the torrent link and get taken to thepiratebay where i can then see the download that I want.
I click on download this torrent, which then ask me if i want to open, save or cancel
I open it, it says windows cannot open this file
I save it and double click on it and get the same message....

What am I doing wrong?  :o


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: karwin on 2009 December 30, 14:12:21
Okay, can somebody help me, I'm terribly tardy and get very befuddled!

This is what I'm doing...
I click on the torrent link and get taken to thepiratebay where i can then see the download that I want.
I click on download this torrent, which then ask me if i want to open, save or cancel
I open it, it says windows cannot open this file
I save it and double click on it and get the same message....

What am I doing wrong?  :o

try using opera internet browser, it has it's own torrent downloader.  Works great, if you like to wait hours (or days) for a torrent. 


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: nanacake on 2009 December 30, 17:14:48
What am I doing wrong?  :o

You're doing it wrong! Read this:
http://www.wikihow.com/Use-BitTorrent


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: uknortherner on 2009 December 30, 23:51:26
Just tried these in my game and they work like a charm. Most notably, the game's loading time (from launch to save file being loaded) has been slashed from around 7-8 minutes before to just under two minutes! Now it doesn't feel like a chore going into the game any more.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: PrinJess on 2009 December 31, 00:05:07
Thanks for the torrent, Witch. They work great! And despite the big file sizes, my game's speed is still pretty smooth. The problem with this method is that they need to be updated every time new items are released. And I doubt EA will come to their senses. 


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: katierose on 2009 December 31, 00:37:52
Yes! now my kids and toddlers will stop with the floaty head. and i can have my stuff back


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: lebano on 2010 January 02, 01:38:42
Can someone help me please, before the new patch and expansion, I used to install the store stuff directly from the launcher. But now, that I installed the new patches and the expansion, when i try to install the stuff from the store, it gives me succes 100% in 1 second for every items even the big ones, and they are not checked like the others items that ive installed before. So they give me success but arent integrated to the game. Thx for the help :)


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 January 02, 02:00:50
I see you have also asked your question in the correct thread. http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,16949.0.html

I suggest you read through the FAQ as well.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: aya_alexa on 2010 January 02, 06:48:27
will this work even if you don't have the launcher? my launcher doesn't work. oh and i installed the separate riverview file. when i played the game the names of the lots are weird and some community lot building and objects are missing. did i do something wrong?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: missnuki on 2010 January 02, 20:40:09
 :D

Seriously, Miss witch, thank you so very much for this and the instructions.... ESPECIALLY the instructions.

You're a doll!

Anywhoo,  the files work just fine, there seems to be no change in loading/saving.  I do think the CAS works much better.  At first, when the Store items were in their original format everything loaded very slowly, but now they are already loaded in the inventory and things move around more fluidly.

I have a Vista 32-bit OS & I put the files in the <PCname>/Documents/EA/Sims 3/DCCache folder  and the Mods/Packages folder. That seems to work for me.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: bumblebee on 2010 January 03, 01:29:55
Witch, you are AMAZING!  ;D I have been missing my store items.

Sadly, I noticed that the Jet Set Teen and Adult sets are missing.  :'( Too bad considering they are my favorite clothing set, but I can do without.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: AnotherMoron on 2010 January 03, 04:28:10
This is also good for people with lower patches who'd rather avoid the .sims3pack format. Maybe I was doing something wrong, but installing all those files always took forever!


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Sexual Innuendo on 2010 January 03, 09:19:37
Well, I am officially stupid. No matter what I do, I cannot get this to work.

With the base WA, I tried to put the .dbc files into the stated folder (C:\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\DCCache), but it didn't exist. So I created a new folder called DCCache and put them in there.

I also put them in C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages\DCCache, as that is where I have AM and AMConf installed to. Resource.cfg is in there as well. I would have put them all in my WA Files, but the game would not start when I did so.

The game wouldn't run after all of these changes, stating that the Base and Expansion were not of compatible versions, so I updated to 2.3 and the game opened, but there are none of the wonderful store items inside.

I can't figure out what I've done wrong. I'm running an Arr'ed WA and a legal copy of TS3, if that makes any difference.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 January 03, 09:41:11
Your resource.cfg file should look like this.

Priority 500
DirectoryFiles Mods/Packages/... autoupdate
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*/*/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*.dbc
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*.dbc


The resource file lives in the C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 as that is where you have your framework.

OR

Pescado has come up with a better way.
Put this line in your resource.cfg instead:

PackedFile ../../../Users/YourName/DOCUME~1/ELECTR~1/THESIM~1/DCCache/*.dbc

You don't need to keep the .dbc files in two places, just in C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages\DCCache


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Turd Ferguson on 2010 January 03, 13:17:43
Excuse my ineptitude, but how exactly does this work? Do I need to modify my Resource.cfg file to make it recognize the files? I also would like to know what folder I need to place these in, and whether or not EA's little Store Mode malarkey will get in the way. Thank you.

EDIT: Oh I'm an idiot, didn't even see the second page of the thread. I'm going to test this out later today and see if it works.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: aya_alexa on 2010 January 03, 15:59:14
hi everything work's fine. but when i play riverview i can't save my game in it. can you please help me to fix this. i really want to play the game.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Sexual Innuendo on 2010 January 03, 18:29:31
Your resource.cfg file should look like this.

Priority 500
DirectoryFiles Mods/Packages/... autoupdate
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*/*/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*.dbc
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*.dbc


The resource file lives in the C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 as that is where you have your framework.

OR

Pescado has come up with a better way.
Put this line in your resource.cfg instead:

PackedFile ../../../Users/YourName/DOCUME~1/ELECTR~1/THESIM~1/DCCache/*.dbc

You don't need to keep the .dbc files in two places, just in C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages\DCCache


I tried all of that, and still only ended up with:

(http://i45.tinypic.com/2430yg6.png)

No loading, no sound. Nothing. I don't know how I'm messing this up as badly as I am...


Edit: Still no fix, but I've discovered that the game only loads after I remove resource.cfg. Without any content mind you, but it seems to be the only time the game will load...


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: stormygsa on 2010 January 03, 20:38:02
Hey witch - can you tell me how to create the Riverview.world file?

I've tried a couple of different ways, without any success.

Thanks!


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 January 03, 22:20:46
hi everything work's fine. but when i play riverview i can't save my game in it. can you please help me to fix this. i really want to play the game.

No. I have no idea why you cannot save your game.

Edit: Still no fix, but I've discovered that the game only loads after I remove resource.cfg. Without any content mind you, but it seems to be the only time the game will load...

Something sounds borked, if that's the case.

Hey witch - can you tell me how to create the Riverview.world file?

There is a Riverview.world download link in the first post.

Sheesh.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Turd Ferguson on 2010 January 03, 23:17:31
Witch, not to be a bother, but for some reason I simply can't get to Pirate Bay no matter how many links and whatever I try. Could you possibly track the torrent someplace like Demonoid as well? I can get you a Demonoid invite if necessary.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 January 03, 23:38:35
Maybe I could. I could include the .world file for Riverview and use the newer version of the config file. It's also past the end of the month, so I can go a bit loose with data again. I pay $1 per 1GB and last month I did 60GB*. (Not on this torrent of course, I only seeded to about 5GB).

I'm just completing the format of my torrenting machine, I can't get the bloody remote desktop to work again, then it's going back to the spare room. So, long story short, I will probably put this on Demonoid tomorrow - approx 36 hours after this post.

Oh and I don't need an invite, thanks for the offer.

* Ouch, it was 76GB actually, I thought I'd better have a look.

Witch, you are AMAZING!  ;D I have been missing my store items.

Sadly, I noticed that the Jet Set Teen and Adult sets are missing.  :'( Too bad considering they are my favorite clothing set, but I can do without.

Are you sure? I don't want to double-up on anything. I'm about to make another torrent for Demonoid, so I could add these if they are not there. Could anyone else confirm?

EDIT: I checked, you're right. I have added Jetset teens and Jetset adults.

Anybody else notice anything else missing before I create a new torrent?

Edited to merge two posts.



Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: georgin on 2010 January 04, 03:33:04
I'm trying to understand how to install this, I read the txt file and it mentions a framework. Do I need to have this framework installed in order for this to work?
Also if I copy these files to my \My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\DCCache folder will they replace my current files?  Does that mean I will lose all the other .sim3pack cc that I already have installed?

thanks


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Baarogue on 2010 January 04, 04:12:08
Your resource.cfg file should look like this.

Priority 500
DirectoryFiles Mods/Packages/... autoupdate
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*/*/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*.dbc
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*.dbc


The resource file lives in the C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 as that is where you have your framework.

OR

Pescado has come up with a better way.
Put this line in your resource.cfg instead:

PackedFile ../../../Users/YourName/DOCUME~1/ELECTR~1/THESIM~1/DCCache/*.dbc

You don't need to keep the .dbc files in two places, just in C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages\DCCache


I tried all of that, and still only ended up with:

(http://i45.tinypic.com/2430yg6.png)

No loading, no sound. Nothing. I don't know how I'm messing this up as badly as I am...


Edit: Still no fix, but I've discovered that the game only loads after I remove resource.cfg. Without any content mind you, but it seems to be the only time the game will load...

I think this is what happens when you lack the .dll in the WA tree.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Sexual Innuendo on 2010 January 04, 05:14:37
I think this is what happens when you lack the .dll in the WA tree.

Excuse me for sounding entirely stupid, but what does that mean?
sorrysorrysorrysorry


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 January 04, 05:17:07
I'm trying to understand how to install this, I read the txt file and it mentions a framework. Do I need to have this framework installed in order for this to work?

Yes, as it says in the attached readme. Attached, I might add, to both the first post in this thread and to the torrent itself.

Quote
Also if I copy these files to my \My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\DCCache folder will they replace my current files?  Does that mean I will lose all the other .sim3pack cc that I already have installed?

Yes, as also stated in the aforementioned readme.

Go to the awesomemod download thread, get the mod and framework going, test it, then come back and read this new list of instructions. I've tried to make them slightly easier and they only require one copy of the .dbc files. Can't get it going yet, stick to the old instructions. But get Awesomemod going first.

I think this is what happens when you lack the .dll in the WA tree.

Excuse me for sounding entirely stupid, but what does that mean?
sorrysorrysorrysorry

Look, stop bloody cringing!  ::)

Baarogue means you need the d3dx9_31.dll file in two places.
C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin
C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 World Adventures\Game\Bin

Edit: I have removed the config file with Ye Olde Dosse redirect. I can't get it working on my PC yet, so I'm going back to the copies of the .dbc files in the framework.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: sabrieljo on 2010 January 04, 16:50:17
I have edited my resource file and now it says its a text file how do I amend the file and still keep it a cfg file ?

ps just downloaded the torrent TY can I just replace my resource file with yours ? Baarogue Thanks for the info am hoping that I can just replace one resource file with another if not I will try to get my decrepit brain to understand what you have told me - why is nothing simple like me ! I only want the steampunk set might just have to buy it

Please ignore me I have just bothered to read the text in your file Thanks again Witch everything works perfectly just need ea to change something else now


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Baarogue on 2010 January 04, 17:20:50
I have edited my resource file and now it says its a text file how do I amend the file and still keep it a cfg file ?

Google "show known file extensions" and follow the instructions for your OS.

Edit what will probably then show as "resource.cfg.txt" (or possibly "resource.txt") to be named just "resource.cfg"


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Sexual Innuendo on 2010 January 04, 23:02:14
I think this is what happens when you lack the .dll in the WA tree.

Excuse me for sounding entirely stupid, but what does that mean?
sorrysorrysorrysorry

Look, stop bloody cringing!  ::)

Baarogue means you need the d3dx9_31.dll file in two places.
C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin
C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 World Adventures\Game\Bin


Hey, I don't have it in two places...
I'm guessing it was something missing from the torrent.

Would I be able to copy the file from my TS3 Bin to the WA one, or are they different?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: FireDrake on 2010 January 04, 23:11:51
They're both the same Innuendo.  :)

But, I don't have the DCCache folder in my Mods>Packages folder. Am I missing something here? It's been like this the whole time I've had the game. I have awesomemod and Delphy's Install Helper, so I have the framework and the Mods folder set up right. Do I have to manually put in the DCCache folder myself?

Thanks,
     ~Fire_Drake  ;D


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: aya_alexa on 2010 January 04, 23:52:01
yeah i think you should manually create it since that was what i did. then i put the cfg file after.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: FireDrake on 2010 January 04, 23:56:36
Ah, that's what I'll do then! Thanks! Especially you Witch, this helps me out a lot. (^_^)


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Sexual Innuendo on 2010 January 05, 00:11:47
They're both the same Innuendo.  :)

Sick, that was the problem. I think...

Everything is perfect now, besides having two Riverviews... Thank you guys so much for your help and patience! ♥


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: FireDrake on 2010 January 05, 00:18:25
I dont think that the patch number or anything else is suppose to change. o_O Though I could be wrong, because nothing new is showing up in my game. I have the .dbc files in both places and my .cfg files in both the base game and the expansion files. Anything I'm doing wrong?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Sexual Innuendo on 2010 January 05, 00:25:44
I think the .cfg file is only supposed to go in the main folder of wherever you have your framework. At least, that's what I did.
It seems to have worked.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: FireDrake on 2010 January 05, 00:29:43
Got it! I didn't properly update my .cfg file heh heh...  :P

But it all works very nicely, thanks a bunch guys/gals.  :D <3


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Rainbow_Brite on 2010 January 05, 03:55:27
Ok so I feel really stupid asking this but do I need to install all of my .sims3pack files of the store content that I have first through the launcher? Then when that is complete, replace the .dbc with the ones from the torrent?

I just did a clean install so I have the DDCache folder but no .dbc files to replace..



Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Sexual Innuendo on 2010 January 05, 07:46:52
Ok so I feel really stupid asking this but do I need to install all of my .sims3pack files of the store content that I have first through the launcher? Then when that is complete, replace the .dbc with the ones from the torrent?

I just did a clean install so I have the DDCache folder but no .dbc files to replace..



You don't need any content installed, as it is all in the .dbc files. The content of the .sims3pack files will be replaced anyway, so just put the files into your DCCache folder.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Rainbow_Brite on 2010 January 05, 10:24:12
Thank you for clearing that up :) I did a clean install and it worked perfectly! I'm so excited! Thanks to Witch for posting the torrent! Such a great idea! ;D I just had one more question.. If I want to add lots custom lots to my game but they are .sims3pack files should I use the launcher? I tried to use the Sims3Pack Multi-Installer to get the files to be in a .package format but they didn't show up in my game :( I could've done something wrong so I don't know. But if I do need to add them through the launcher, my .dbc files will just be updated right? (in my documents) and then after that do I copy them again into my game directory package folder like I did to get the store objects to show up? Or do I leave them alone? lol I just want to make sure I don't lose all of the store objects and turn my game into a BFBVFS lol

Thanks! :)


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: LOolyharb on 2010 January 05, 14:45:54
Can i get this working without having to install Awesomemod? I'd rather not have all of the crashing and the loading errors that it brings along.
Is there some other way to get these working?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: J. M. Pescado on 2010 January 05, 15:01:00
There hasn't been any crashing or loading errors for ages.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Entgleichen on 2010 January 05, 23:56:01
hi everything work's fine. but when i play riverview i can't save my game in it. can you please help me to fix this. i really want to play the game.

I can save Riverview, which means it appears in the Save folder. But the game doesn't recognize it.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Elyasis on 2010 January 06, 01:45:50
Thank you Witch! I will seed for as long as possible.  :-*


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 January 06, 03:42:06
hi everything work's fine. but when i play riverview i can't save my game in it. can you please help me to fix this. i really want to play the game.

I can save Riverview, which means it appears in the Save folder. But the game doesn't recognize it.

Do you have a copy of Riverview.world in C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Worlds ?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 January 06, 05:27:28
New torrent released, tracked by Demonoid, see bottom of first post.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Turd Ferguson on 2010 January 06, 06:02:46
Downloading now from Demonoid. Will seed for as long as I can.

Thank you so much witch. You're a saint.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 January 06, 07:20:45
Downloading now from Demonoid. Will seed for as long as I can.

Thank you so much witch. You're a saint.

SSHHHH! Don't say things like that around here!  ::)


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Rainbow_Brite on 2010 January 06, 07:48:43
Witch - You are amazing for coming out with this torrent :)

I don't want to double post, just kind of desperate for an answer so I can get all the rest of the content into my game. I posted a few posts back and haven't gotten a response and even went online and tried to find an answer and couldn't find one on there either :( I don't want to mess up the .dbc files that I downloaded from you. I know I sound like a nit-wit asking this but I don't fully understand how the launcher works. Am I better off just using only .package files? Or can I use .package files and the other files that I have that are in .sims3pack format and install them through the launcher? My fear is that if I use the launcher my game with have loading issues (lag and such)..

Sorry if it's a stupid question lol


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 January 06, 08:12:27
.dbc files are merely a collection of content. When you put sims3pack files in the launcher, all it does is collect them all in a .dbc file. So if you have a .dbc file, you do not need sims3pack files anywhere, I have already made the collection. If you have legit sims3pack files from the store, stuff you purchase later, you could probably add them to the .dbc files via the launcher.

Package files, whether in a bundle or as individual files, are another way of seeing content. The Framework enables the game to see package files. These framework package files have nothing to do with the .dbc files, in this context.

People are still working out ways to see if they can concatenate content and which way might be the most efficient and which might lag the game the least. It is an ongoing process.

You can have .dbc files as well as package files in your game at the same time.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Rainbow_Brite on 2010 January 06, 08:16:00
.dbc files are merely a collection of content. When you put sims3pack files in the launcher, all it does is collect them all in a .dbc file. So if you have a .dbc file, you do not need sims3pack files anywhere, I have already made the collection. If you have legit sims3pack files from the store, stuff you purchase later, you could probably add them to the .dbc files via the launcher.

Package files, whether in a bundle or as individual files, are another way of seeing content. The Framework enables the game to see package files. These framework package files have nothing to do with the .dbc files, in this context.

People are still working out ways to see if they can concatenate content and which way might be the most efficient and which might lag the game the least. It is an ongoing process.

You can have .dbc files as well as package files in your game at the same time.

Ok thank you :) That makes sense. In your post you said if i have legit .sims3pack files from the store, what about 3rd party .sims3pack files? I have some lots, objects, etc. And I forgot to ask before, if I do add these files (3rd party files), do I need to copy the .dbc files again from my documents and overwrite the ones in my mods/packages folder in program files?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 January 06, 08:24:53
Oh fer Pete's sake. You realise you've just used up my niceness quotient for the whole of 2010, don't you?

My understanding is that third party sims3packs are not working either. From what I've read on MATY, it appears that only the purchased store content is installable. Please correct me if I'm wrong, anyone.

.dbc files are dynamic. When I added the Jet teens & adults stuff, the game merely added them to the latest .dbc file. If you put the torrent files in the DCCache folder, they will overwrite any that you already have - which probably aren't working anyway. If you put mine in, then add some legit store stuff, they will be added to your .dbc files. If you over-write those with my files again, you will have only what I included.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Rainbow_Brite on 2010 January 06, 08:27:51
Ok I understand, Thank you for being so patient with me lol :)


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Turd Ferguson on 2010 January 06, 10:13:35
NO NO NO!

What the hell? No matter how many times I double and triple check to make sure all the files are in all the right places nothing shows up! I don't even have the stuff I got legitimately! What the hell is going on?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 January 06, 10:23:57
Do you have Awesomemod?
Does AM display screens of commands when you type showconfig?
Did you put all the .dbc files in two separate places?
Did you put the resource.cfg file in the right place?
Try clearing your caches.
Check you haven't got custom content turned off in the launcher.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: coconnor on 2010 January 06, 10:38:43
My understanding is that third party sims3packs are not working either. From what I've read on MATY, it appears that only the purchased store content is installable. Please correct me if I'm wrong, anyone.
My third party Sims3packs are working, as is the store content I had previously installed.  I've been using the base game launcher to install things, and for the most part, it's been working.  Just cannot install new store content (acquired after the patches).  For good measure, I did the original work-around and placed a copy of my DCCache files into Mods>Packages (modifying the resource.cfg to read .dbc files), since I still had my own content available to work with.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Turd Ferguson on 2010 January 06, 10:42:17
Do you have Awesomemod?
Does AM display screens of commands when you type showconfig?
Did you put all the .dbc files in two separate places?
Did you put the resource.cfg file in the right place?
Try clearing your caches.
Check you haven't got custom content turned off in the launcher.

Yes
Also Yes
Nope, just the DCCache folder
Yes, its in the correct location.
Elaborate on this?
Nope, and while I was there I saw under Installed Content a bunch of content including that Castle kit, so the .dbc files must have worked.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: coconnor on 2010 January 06, 10:53:41
Do you have Awesomemod?
Does AM display screens of commands when you type showconfig?
Did you put all the .dbc files in two separate places?
Did you put the resource.cfg file in the right place?
Try clearing your caches.
Check you haven't got custom content turned off in the launcher.
Yes
Also Yes
Nope, just the DCCache folder
Yes, its in the correct location.
Elaborate on this?
Nope, and while I was there I saw under Installed Content a bunch of content including that Castle kit, so the .dbc files must have worked.
If you go to the first post in this thread, Witch has attached an file with instructions at the bottom of her post, which clearly states that the .dbc files must be in two places.  Check that.   It's most likely why things are not showing up.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Turd Ferguson on 2010 January 06, 12:25:07
VICTORY!

I figured out what the problem was. In the Resource.cfg I had:

PackedFile ../../../Users/YourName/DOCUME~1/ELECTR~1/THESIM~1/DCCache/*.dbc

But I didn't even replace the stupid "YourName" part because I'm an idiot. So instead I went back and put in:

PackedFile Mods/Packages/*.dbc
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*.dbc

And it worked! Now I have all my precious content. Thank you a millions times witch.



Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: aya_alexa on 2010 January 06, 14:54:08
Hi is anyone having problems in saving Riverview? I can't seem to save my Riverview game. I can actually save but when i start the game the saved game i lastly save ain't showing up. So, if anyone had the same problem and fixed it could you please help me. Thanks  :)


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Interfection on 2010 January 06, 20:31:27
To anyone that's having trouble with playing games saved in Riverview,

Put the Riverview.world file in C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Worlds like Witch instructed.  Next, you must delete the Riverview.world file from your InstalledWorlds folder in your Documents to get it to work correctly. 

So, double-check to make sure you've done this.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Entgleichen on 2010 January 06, 21:28:01
To anyone that's having trouble with playing games saved in Riverview,

Put the Riverview.world file in C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Worlds like Witch instructed.  Next, you must delete the Riverview.world file from your InstalledWorlds folder in your Documents to get it to work correctly. 

So, double-check to make sure you've done this.

Thank you. I have the file in Worlds, but didn't know that I have to delete the other file.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 January 06, 21:56:28

Thank you. I have the file in Worlds, but didn't know that I have to delete the other file.

Me neither. I will add this info to the first post. I didn't encounter this problem as I did a vanilla install, then just manually placed the .dbc and .world files from another machine.

Cheers Interfection.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: aya_alexa on 2010 January 06, 22:46:56
Oh! Thanks for that Interfection. now my saved files are back.  :-*


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Rainbow_Brite on 2010 January 07, 01:42:13
Coconnor -

Are you supposed to have the .dbc files in both locations? (in my documents and program files/mods/packages) I edited my resource.cfg file like the one you posted. So it now reads:

Priority 500
DirectoryFiles Mods/Packages/... autoupdate
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*/*/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*.dbc
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*.dbc

I just didn't know since the mods/package folder now reconigzes the .dbc files, if its necessary to have them in both locations :)


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: coconnor on 2010 January 07, 12:15:20
I believe you do need the .dbc files in both locations.  As verification, you can also go check the instructions for installing these .dbc files (written by Witch, and attached to the first post in this thread).  I've been fortunate, in that I've not really had to deal with disappearance of custom content since the patch.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: freelancergal on 2010 January 07, 21:02:43
VICTORY!

I figured out what the problem was. In the Resource.cfg I had:

PackedFile ../../../Users/YourName/DOCUME~1/ELECTR~1/THESIM~1/DCCache/*.dbc

But I didn't even replace the stupid "YourName" part because I'm an idiot. So instead I went back and put in:

PackedFile Mods/Packages/*.dbc
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*.dbc

And it worked! Now I have all my precious content. Thank you a millions times witch.



For anyone wanting to figure out the correct short name path to their DCCache folder, the method in my post  here (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,17743.msg512929.html#msg512929) might be helpful.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Rainbow_Brite on 2010 January 08, 02:27:16
So last night I decided to take out my .dbc files out of my documents and just have them in mods/packages folder and my game loaded fine :) I was feeling brave so I copied the .dbc files that I had originally moved to my packages folder back to my documents and decided to add all of my .sims3packs to the downloads folder. I then ran the launcher. It popped up that I had new downloads yadda yadda so I installed them. Again, after the launcher completed installing the files, I removed the .dbc files out of my docs and put them back into my packages folder. Not only did it work, but I now have all of the store content and most of my 3rd party cc in my game (I noticed that 4 files did not install with the launcher but everything else worked great) I have 4 .dbc files with a combined total of 1GB and my game loads in less than 3 minutes :) Again, I only have the .dbc files in my packages folder :)

I'm not sure if anyone else has tried this but it worked for me :)


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: morriganrant on 2010 January 08, 04:04:03
I have the .dbc files only in the folder in Mods. They work fine. I have also renamed them to have Store in the name. I've used the launcher and allowed it to install Sims3packs, then took those .dbc files and did the same. This way I can keep up with what is in where in case something stops working and trouble shooting should be easier. I have one .dbc that is nothing but CycloneSues stuff. Loading is quite swift.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 January 08, 10:14:06
Do the files in the mod folders have to be the same name as the files in the DCCache folder? i.e. if you have store1.dbc in one place, does it need to be store1.dbc in the other place?

This is really useful information, I haven't tried renaming the files because I haven't bothered downloading custom content for this game yet - bar a few patterns - but for organisational purposes it's great.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: TheSimsandwich on 2010 January 08, 10:22:38
We've only got the one cable to NZ, we have to share nicely.  ::)

I'm sure Key will sort that one out. Yeah Right.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: morriganrant on 2010 January 08, 10:39:29
Do the files in the mod folders have to be the same name as the files in the DCCache folder? i.e. if you have store1.dbc in one place, does it need to be store1.dbc in the other place?

This is really useful information, I haven't tried renaming the files because I haven't bothered downloading custom content for this game yet - bar a few patterns - but for organisational purposes it's great.

I only have one copy of the DBC files. As in I have dcdb0Store.dbc, dcdb1Store.dbc, dcdb2Store.dbc, I changed only the end of the name in case I had to change them back or in case the dcdb part of the file name was necessary. I have them placed in my DCCache folder in Mods only, The Sims 3 World Adventures\Mods\DCCache, and do not have any placed in Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\DCCache. Everything appears to be there near as I can tell. I have some memory issues so it's hard for me to tell if anything could be missing, but enough of it is there to make me think that it all is. I installed a bunch of CycloneSue's items and have a file that is dcdbCycloneSue.dbc hat I have also placed in DCCache in Mods, and all of those files that I installed appear to be there. It might be worth mentioning that for everything that I installed via the launcher I kept and renamed the .idx and also placed it in Mods. I never could find anyone saying exactly what this file was or did and wanted to keep it just in case. The only issue that appears to happen with this method is the uninstalling of one individual file, I can't figure out how to do it.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: ElectricSimmer on 2010 January 08, 11:44:34
There are some new store sets. Can I download them, install them through the launcher (which still works for me) and replace the dbc. folder in the Mods folder?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 January 08, 11:48:10
I dunno. I think if you download them from MATY, they won't show up in your content. Please try and let us know.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: ElectricSimmer on 2010 January 08, 12:08:50
OK, i'll try it soon and let you know.

UPDATE: I installed new store items. Or it seemed like I did. They don't show up as installed at all so you can't add anything to the dbc. files since the patch.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Rainbow_Brite on 2010 January 09, 01:00:52
I decided to do a clean install today of my game so if there is some way that I could get those new .sims3pack files, I can try to install them before I update the game to 2.3. I don't know if this would work but its worth a try. If it does work, I can load the .dbc files tonight for people to start downloading. I still have all of my sim points from when I purchased my games so I'm also going to try to see if I have enough to download the files myself :) Last I checked, the sims 3 site is down :(

I'll keep you posted...


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 January 09, 01:23:50
There is also a method by which you just use the old sims.exe. It is explained in a thread here. That way you can add the content without mucking around reinstalling. I'm lucky enough I can keep a 1.7.9 patched game on my laptop. If the old .exe isn't available, sing out and I could post that to 4shared or something.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Rainbow_Brite on 2010 January 09, 01:31:16
Witch-

Do you know of anywhere I can get the .sim3pack files? The stupid EA store thing is STILL down...


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 January 09, 01:32:41
The most recent ones? They're in the store download thread.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Rainbow_Brite on 2010 January 09, 01:52:10
Ok I'm downloading everything right now :) I've never done this before, so once I'm done downloading I just install everything with the launcher and then upload my .dbc files to Pirate Bay right?

I'll have all of the store items up to today including all of the Dr. Pepper items and the car :)


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 January 09, 02:15:59
Ah, no. I suggest you go and google bittorrent first. To 'torrent' is a file-sharing protocol that does just not just involve uploading files.

I think the car is already there, not sure about the Dr Pepper, the bottle is an old item.

You would need to compress the files first, using the compressorizer (sp?) available on MATY.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Moryrie on 2010 January 09, 02:57:14
Bottle? I'm not remembering a bottle... at least it wasn't in the free stuff that was leaked and became promo items for the Dr. Pepper thing.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 January 09, 03:38:50
I'm probably misremembering what I skimmed on the store thread this morning.  :-[


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Turd Ferguson on 2010 January 09, 03:51:45
Well the new sets seem interesting enough. I've had the idea for a Cathedral styled tomb underneath the Goth Residence (which is only accessed by a keystone from City Hall's Cold War Bunker  :) ) and gothic furniture like that would fit nicely. Do you think you'll be able to get us an updated .dbc pack soon witch?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 January 09, 04:18:06
No. I'm not going to keep doing this monthly.

If you have purchased the content, you should just be able to install normally.

Otherwise, your options are to follow the thread where people are making their own .dbc files via a third party app, or to try the other approach of using an old .exe so as to run the launcher effectively and add the packs to the .dbc files yourself.

The third option, conversion into package files, appears to cause lag for many.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: ElectricSimmer on 2010 January 09, 09:19:51
No. I'm not going to keep doing this monthly.

Damn. I was gonna suggest that you could like update it every 3 months or something.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: magnetic on 2010 January 09, 11:18:11
Hello Witch

I am interested in creating my own dbc.files. But I can't find any thread talking about that. Do you have a link, please?

Thanks in advance  :)


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Anach on 2010 January 09, 11:35:55
No. I'm not going to keep doing this monthly.



You don't have to. People can make their own .dbc files by following the instructions in my sig, they work just as well,  except they lack the ability to use the launcher with those files, but that is a small price to pay for the ability to create your own content packs, besides, how often does someone need to remove store content once it's installed.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Alwayswatching on 2010 January 09, 12:05:33
In the readme file you say to install the dbd in 2 locations, one of which you say "install it wherever the framework is installed." Is that framework as in AwesomeMod?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 January 09, 13:12:22
Yes.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Alwayswatching on 2010 January 09, 13:27:19
Okay, just making sure. Thanks!


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: graycurse on 2010 January 10, 04:56:59
I created went through a lot of work to recompile a new dbc file with all the store files, including January's content; however, it seems I can't upload the torrentto any of the popular sites. If anyone wants to get an FTP connection going with me, so I can transfer the folder/torrent file, PM me.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: ElectricSimmer on 2010 January 10, 08:09:40
I created went through a lot of work to recompile a new dbc file with all the store files, including January's content; however, it seems I can't upload the torrentto any of the popular sites. If anyone wants to get an FTP connection going with me, so I can transfer the folder/torrent file, PM me.


Can't seem to upload? Bummer.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: magnetic on 2010 January 10, 14:55:36
Hi

I've read something about a Dr Pepper's set? What is that exactly? Where can I download these items?

I've already searched on the EA store, but I did not find anything

Thanks in advance for your help  ;)


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: simfan on 2010 January 10, 20:24:00
graycurse could you put it in a rar and split it up into 100 mb files and put it on hotfile?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: hjmmm on 2010 January 12, 12:44:34
Please please please can someone tell me if you need LimeWire to download these files?
 :D


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: graycurse on 2010 January 12, 18:51:35
graycurse could you put it in a rar and split it up into 100 mb files and put it on hotfile?

Here are the links to the files - sorry, I forgot to put them into a folder so you'll have to download the parts individually

Part 1 - http://www.mediafire.com/?eojnyjxmwym

Part 2 - http://www.mediafire.com/?mjwjtyyvek1

Part 3 - http://www.mediafire.com/?mfzongejdkz

Part 4 - http://www.mediafire.com/?n1lzbzhrlvm

Part 5 - http://www.mediafire.com/?mt0t5mgxzzq


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: ElectricSimmer on 2010 January 13, 04:29:35
graycurse could you put it in a rar and split it up into 100 mb files and put it on hotfile?

Here are the links to the files - sorry, I forgot to put them into a folder so you'll have to download the parts individually

Part 1 - http://www.mediafire.com/?eojnyjxmwym

Part 2 - http://www.mediafire.com/?mjwjtyyvek1

Part 3 - http://www.mediafire.com/?mfzongejdkz

Part 4 - http://www.mediafire.com/?n1lzbzhrlvm

Part 5 - http://www.mediafire.com/?mt0t5mgxzzq

Thanks, it probably took ages to upload but this is awesome. and you put it on MediaFire which has better speed than other download providers.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Chryseis on 2010 January 13, 06:42:10
graycurse could you put it in a rar and split it up into 100 mb files and put it on hotfile?

Here are the links to the files - sorry, I forgot to put them into a folder so you'll have to download the parts individually

Part 1 - http://www.mediafire.com/?eojnyjxmwym

Part 2 - http://www.mediafire.com/?mjwjtyyvek1

Part 3 - http://www.mediafire.com/?mfzongejdkz

Part 4 - http://www.mediafire.com/?n1lzbzhrlvm

Part 5 - http://www.mediafire.com/?mt0t5mgxzzq

Which of these has JUST the Jan content? . . .


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: ElectricSimmer on 2010 January 13, 08:27:10
Its all one file seperated. And parts 3 and 5 are corrupted. So you can't extract them :(

EDIT: Unfortunitly part 2 is partily corrupted too so basicly: These links don't work properly. Are you sure you can't upload the thing to any torrent service Greycurse since the RAR Archive is basicly corrupted. It would be easier to start a torrent than re-upload the Archive.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Yecats on 2010 January 13, 11:06:38
Witch, I'll sing out and ask very nicely for a 1.7 .exe. 

If you can spare it, of course.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: graycurse on 2010 January 13, 16:23:05
Its all one file seperated. And parts 3 and 5 are corrupted. So you can't extract them :(

EDIT: Unfortunitly part 2 is partily corrupted too so basicly: These links don't work properly. Are you sure you can't upload the thing to any torrent service Greycurse since the RAR Archive is basicly corrupted. It would be easier to start a torrent than re-upload the Archive.

Ugh, they corrupted? I'm sorry. I'll try to upload again when I get home from work later today.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: morriganrant on 2010 January 13, 22:37:10
Witch, I'll sing out and ask very nicely for a 1.7 .exe. 

If you can spare it, of course.

Do you have the Base or WA? You can just grab the .exe off of your CD and use that. Apparently, it doesn't require that you use a 1.7 .exe. I pulled the original off of my WA cd and used that. Worked fine and I now have Gothique and the rest just uploaded to the store thread in my game. All you really have to do is pull the exe you are using now out of your bin folder, drop in old version, install packs, pull old version out, put current back in and drop new .dbc file into your mods, or leave it where it is if you have modified your resource for that.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 January 13, 22:42:17
Heh, ninja'd by morriganrant.

However, for those that may not have a disk, here is the binary (http://www.box.net/shared/b43r3votsd) from 1.7.9.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: graycurse on 2010 January 13, 23:09:29
Well for those who are lazy like me, here's the link to the torrent: http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/5277578


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: ElectricSimmer on 2010 January 14, 05:26:57
Well for those who are lazy like me, here's the link to the torrent: http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/5277578

Thanks, this shouldn't be corrupted buuuuut there are like 28 leechers and no seeders. I'll try seeding it but it isn't gonna make much of a difference

EDIT: It's downloading but the speed is random. One minute it's @ 54Kbs and then its 154Kbs. At least it's downloading :)

And now it's downloading and uploading at less than 5Kbs. I quit.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: graycurse on 2010 January 14, 14:37:29
Well for those who are lazy like me, here's the link to the torrent: http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/5277578

Thanks, this shouldn't be corrupted buuuuut there are like 28 leechers and no seeders. I'll try seeding it but it isn't gonna make much of a difference

EDIT: It's downloading but the speed is random. One minute it's @ 54Kbs and then its 154Kbs. At least it's downloading :)

And now it's downloading and uploading at less than 5Kbs. I quit.

Well... it seems I'm still the only seeder and I've got 30 leechers. I don't have the fastest internet in the world (used to, but I just HAD to move off-campus) so it's gonna be a bit iffy. Looks like someone's a little over 90% complete though so at least there will be another seeder soon.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: ElectricSimmer on 2010 January 14, 14:49:39
Oh thats me. I tried again. I'm stuck at 93.2 percent

I do promise once I set it up and confirmed the items worked, i'll seed for as long as I can.

Edit: Oh perfect. BigPond Assist (My Internet Service Provider is BigPond and it SUCKS) just had a pop up saying that there is a schedualed downtime for repairs or something in about two hours. This download better finished soon because I want to seed this for other users.

New more important edit: IT'S DONE! 10 HOURS LATER AND IT'S FINALLY DOWNLOADED! Testing it first then I'll seed it.

Edit3: Riverviews gone.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: sheep_plushi on 2010 January 14, 17:46:24
Says the OP:


30/12/09
Here is the Riverview.world (http://www.4shared.com/file/184447839/4b10ed45/Riverview.html) file. 62MB Please use this instead of the Riverview.Sims3Pack included in the Pirate Bay torrent. D'oh!
This file goes in: C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Worlds


Put the Riverview.world file in C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Worlds like Witch instructed.  Next, you must delete the Riverview.world file from your InstalledWorlds folder in your Documents to get it to work correctly.  
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Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: ElectricSimmer on 2010 January 14, 17:56:36
Tried that but there are items missing and the text is corrupted.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: graycurse on 2010 January 14, 20:53:01
Tried that but there are items missing and the text is corrupted.

Riverview should be able to be added in the same manner as per the original instructions. It works for me. I actually have 2 Riverviews, somehow, but they both work.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: morriganrant on 2010 January 14, 23:25:42
Tried that but there are items missing and the text is corrupted.
Yes I had that problem in the beginning, RiverView hadn't been in the right place. Follow the directions very carefully.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Skadi on 2010 January 16, 03:18:50
Cross posting: the January store update [fancy fashion, gothique, lunar new year, New Orleans, happy valentines] in .dbc format. http://www.4shared.com/file/198128459/98b4ad08/Jan10filesDBC.html

You will need to rename the .dbc file, I just left it as the game created it.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 January 16, 03:52:21
You li'll ripper.

Would you have any objections if I add your contribution to the first post?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: stippleboots on 2010 January 16, 04:01:04
you guys seriously rock...
my game is running SOOOO much faster.
unfortunately i think i jacked up the resource. cfg file and the items wont show up.
anyone care to upload a good version as i am too incompetent to understand what i am screwing up?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Skadi on 2010 January 16, 04:32:11
You li'll ripper.

Would you have any objections if I add your contribution to the first post?
Not at all!


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: ElectricSimmer on 2010 January 16, 04:49:21
you guys seriously rock...
my game is running SOOOO much faster.
unfortunately i think i jacked up the resource. cfg file and the items wont show up.
anyone care to upload a good version as i am too incompetent to understand what i am screwing up?

http://cid-56031a1dde1ef58d.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/Resource.cfg?ccr=6045


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: stippleboots on 2010 January 18, 07:11:33
haha maybe it was not my resource.cfg -- i am running windows 7 and followed the directions to the "t" and nothing is showing... anyone have luck with the 7?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Aoife Aella on 2010 January 18, 07:21:31
I don't know what it may be, but I can say that it works on 7 for me. Are you putting it in your Documents or the Program Files? I had automatically associated .dbc with the DCC folder, which crashed my game until I noticed I was being stupid and moved it to the Mods/Packages folder.

I should not Sims before coffee.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: stippleboots on 2010 January 18, 08:01:52
sweet! i figured out my lame problem...  i created a separate folder in the C: directory called DCCache and put all the files there instead of in the packages.  duh... moved them over and they are all there.  guess i did not follow directions that well after all...


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 January 18, 10:33:58
 ::)

Now Mr SlipperyBoots, now your panic is over, how about killing those ellipses and locating your shift button. Grammar is important here.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Alwayswatching on 2010 January 18, 21:13:00
Should I just add Skadi's new stuff in with the rest?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: kittypox on 2010 January 19, 00:31:38
well, after troubleshooting every possible problem i might have with this working, i can not figure it out as a mere peasant.
I'm confused as to where exactly I am supposed to place the resource.cfg file after i've installed the framework and if i'm supposed to alter anything in the files to work with the framework. also, i have a mac, so my directories are a bit different, and I can't figure out where exactly i am supposed to install all the framework files, so I just put them in both the world adventures and base game download directories.
I am supposed to alter the yourname part in the resource.cfg file, yes?
nothing is working.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 January 19, 01:25:37
Should I just add Skadi's new stuff in with the rest?

Skadi says she hasn't changed the filename yet. I haven't put the stuff in my game, but when I do I will rename it to dcdb3.dbc, because I already have files 0, 1, and 2. Then I will just drop the file in with the other 3.

Fairly incoherent cry for help.

kittypox, please find your shift key.

In regards to your Mac problem, there are threads on this board which are dedicated to running TS3 on Macs. Have a browse through those and see if you can find answers to your questions. I have no idea.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: kittypox on 2010 January 19, 01:43:10
Fairly incoherent cry for help.

Quote
kittypox, please find your shift key.

In regards to your Mac problem, there are threads on this board which are dedicated to running TS3 on Macs. Have a browse through those and see if you can find answers to your questions. I have no idea.
Okay. I found the shift key.
Basically, which resource.cfg am I supposed to replace?  The one in the Mods>Files folder or the one in the regular directory? I am utterly hopeless confused. Must I alter it in any way, shape, or form? Many future thanks.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 January 19, 01:59:38
Mine is here: C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 World Adventures - because that's where I installed my framework.

It looks like this:

Priority 500
DirectoryFiles Mods/Packages/... autoupdate
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*/*/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*.dbc
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*.dbc


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: stippleboots on 2010 January 19, 18:51:33
FOUND IT! YEAH I AM KIND OF BAD ABOUT THE GRAMMAR.

Haha, just kidding, I appreciate all the help!


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: missnuki on 2010 January 20, 01:22:22
Skadi, I cannot express enough how thankful I am for this.  I was having such difficulty changing files with that file editor application, I decided to give up rather than screw up something on Sims 3 and have to do another un/reinstall.  ;)

Again, I thank you.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: penguinsane on 2010 January 20, 10:48:24
I spent hours trying to figure this out, reading and re-reading this thread so I didn't have to hassle someone with inane questions.

I figured out that the included Resources.cfg file had not included the one line needed, which pointed in the direction of the file. (Or maybe it did, I just accidentally pasted over the original file in my frantic attempts to get things to work.)

If you are pasting your *.dbc files into your The Sims 3/Mods/DCCache folder, you need to have the following line in your Resources.cfg:

PackedFile Mods/DCCache/*.dbc

That points it to the correct destination. Like many people found, you don't need the *.dbc files pasted in two different locations. :)

I'm sorry if this is reiterating information in this thread on accident (like I said, I read through but I mighta missed something..), but if I was having trouble with it, maybe someone else was, too. :D


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: sticktoanother on 2010 January 21, 01:43:57
Does deleting my original .dbc file effect my game in any way?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 January 21, 04:06:30
That's "affect" in this case.

I don't know, why not just try moving the files to the desktop and booting your game? That should give you your answer.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: J. M. Pescado on 2010 January 21, 04:08:25
Deleting all your DBCs will remove all your installed content, and you will have to install it again. Duh.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: sticktoanother on 2010 January 21, 05:56:27
Deleting all your DBCs will remove all your installed content, and you will have to install it again. Duh.

That's "affect" in this case.

I don't know, why not just try moving the files to the desktop and booting your game? That should give you your answer.

Thanks. I had to reinstall it, but it wasn't much trouble.
One last thing, do I have to use the .cfg file in the torrent if I already have one? I had to download one when I wanted to use CC that were .package's. That may be the problem, cause none of the store stuff is showing up in my game, even though it's in the launcher. :/


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 January 21, 06:07:47
If you read back half a dozen posts, you will see a resource.cfg I use, plus a post describing one that penguinsane uses. If you have one or t'other or similar in the correct place, you should be fine. Try it out.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Yecats on 2010 January 21, 11:00:06
I don't know if anyone else has done this (apart from maybe 1 or 2), but when you create your dbc files after extracting the package files and then using appropriate packaging software, you can make each set a separate dbc.  That way I can isolate certain sets that don't want to load, or I need to delete a set I can remove a single all-inclusive file without having to sift through mounds of .package files.

I've got one for each set that EA put out, they all work, and they're all renamed "fancyfashion.dbc" etc.  I'm happy to stick these up somewhere if people want them, maybe 4shared?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 January 21, 12:57:36
Do you get any lag from loading so many .dbc files? I know the 'many' package files were creating lag for some.

By all means share, though, and thanks for the thought.  :)


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: sticktoanother on 2010 January 21, 23:57:49
In the readme file you say to install the dbd in 2 locations, one of which you say "install it wherever the framework is installed." Is that framework as in AwesomeMod?

Okay now I am seriously confused. The .dbc files from the torrent should be put in Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/DCCache, correct?
And where should the .cfg file go? Because when I first downloaded a .cfg file a month or so ago for my other CC, I was told to just put it in Program Files/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3, so that's where it currently is.
ALSO, if this is of any relevance, the AwesomeMod is in Program Files/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Mods/Packages.

Sorry for all the problems, I'm really bad at this. :-[


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Alwayswatching on 2010 January 22, 00:08:08
Do you have World Adventures or not?

This is what worked for me, and I have WA. If you don't... Just put them in the same folders in "The Sims 3," the folder structures are more or less exactly the same.

First make sure the Resource.cfg is as follows; (if you dont know how to edit it, change .cfg to .txt then change it back when done. If you can't do that, google it, bitch.)

Code:
Priority 500
DirectoryFiles Mods/Packages/... autoupdate
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*/*/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*.dbc
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*.dbc

Secondly, put all the .dbc files in Mods/Packages, right snug next to AwesomeMod.

If you download Skadi's new January store stuff, simply rename the file "dcdb3.dbc" and put it in with the others.

The Riverview file goes in The Sims 3/GameData/Shared/NonPackaged/Worlds.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: sticktoanother on 2010 January 22, 00:14:25
Do you have World Adventures or not?

This is what worked for me, and I have WA. If you don't... Just put them in the same folders in "The Sims 3," the folder structures are more or less exactly the same.

First make sure the Resource.cfg is as follows; (if you dont know how to edit it, change .cfg to .txt then change it back when done. If you can't do that, google it, bitch.)

Code:
Priority 500
DirectoryFiles Mods/Packages/... autoupdate
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*/*/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*.dbc
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*.dbc

Secondly, put all the .dbc files in Mods/Packages, right snug next to AwesomeMod.

If you download Skadi's new January store stuff, simply rename the file "dcdb3.dbc" and put it in with the others.

The Riverview file goes in The Sims 3/GameData/Shared/NonPackaged/Worlds.

So the .dbc files should be in both places? Would just copying them there be good enough?
Thanks, btw :)


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: morriganrant on 2010 January 22, 00:25:31
First make sure the Resource.cfg is as follows; (if you dont know how to edit it, change .cfg to .txt then change it back when done. If you can't do that, google it, bitch.)

You don't even have to change the .txt extension. Just open with the text program of your choice. I have Wordpad set to open .cfg files now. All I have to do is double click one, save it when I'm finished. No extension changes at all.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Alwayswatching on 2010 January 22, 01:30:11
Quote
So the .dbc files should be in both places? Would just copying them there be good enough?
Thanks, btw :)

My .dbc files are only in one place; the Packages folder in The Sims 3 World Adventures folder.

:)


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Thunderwolf on 2010 January 22, 04:29:50
Do you have World Adventures or not?

This is what worked for me, and I have WA. If you don't... Just put them in the same folders in "The Sims 3," the folder structures are more or less exactly the same.

First make sure the Resource.cfg is as follows; (if you dont know how to edit it, change .cfg to .txt then change it back when done. If you can't do that, google it, bitch.)

Code:
Priority 500
DirectoryFiles Mods/Packages/... autoupdate
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*/*/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*.dbc
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*.dbc

Secondly, put all the .dbc files in Mods/Packages, right snug next to AwesomeMod.

If you download Skadi's new January store stuff, simply rename the file "dcdb3.dbc" and put it in with the others.

The Riverview file goes in The Sims 3/GameData/Shared/NonPackaged/Worlds.

I know, I'm not the best in things like these, but now I feel really idiotic.
And don't get me wrong, I can open Resource.cfg file, but I don't know exactly what should I type in. The complete folder locations+ filenames, or only the location of each dbc file? Oh, and I should leave the Resource file in the Programfiles/Sims3 WA folder...or place it into the Mods folder?  Should I use the full line...like C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims3  etc... or how?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: morriganrant on 2010 January 22, 05:26:51
I know, I'm not the best in things like these, but now I feel really idiotic.
And don't get me wrong, I can open Resource.cfg file, but I don't know exactly what should I type in. The complete folder locations+ filenames, or only the location of each dbc file? Oh, and I should leave the Resource file in the Programfiles/Sims3 WA folder...or place it into the Mods folder?  Should I use the full line...like C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims3  etc... or how?

What you do is copy this

Code:
Priority 500
DirectoryFiles Mods/Packages/... autoupdate
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*/*/*/*.package
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*.dbc
PackedFile Mods/Packages/*/*.dbc
and replace what is in your resouces.cfg with it.

That little * between the / / is a wildcard. It tells your game to look for ANY folders, by ANY name. The * in front of the *.package is telling it to look at any files by any name, so long as they end in .package. The *.dbc is telling it to do the same thing only with Dbc files. The way that resource is set up means that you can have several tiers of folders nested within each other and they can have any names you want to give them, so long as they are within the Packages folder, except for with the DBC files, they can only be one tier in the packages folder so they should be in Packages\DBC, Packages\DCcahe or Packages\whatevernameyouchoose.
As for where the Resource.cfg should be, it should stay where it is. In Programfiles/Sims3 WA folder and Programfiles/Sims3.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Thunderwolf on 2010 January 22, 05:41:51
I see... Thank you morriganrant!

The thing is, I don't have a resouces.cfg file...except the one that came with the framework, for awesomemod. I fully reinstalled the game. Anyhow, I'll try to follow your instructions. Thanks again!


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Alwayswatching on 2010 January 22, 10:19:09
The one that came with AwesomeMod is fine. Erase everything in it and replace it with exactly the stuff in code tags above.

EDIT - Hell, you coulda just made a new Resource.cfg by converting a .txt file.
:P


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Thunderwolf on 2010 January 22, 11:29:17
Okay...so I did it. And it works fine. Thanks for your help!


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Dr.Foreman on 2010 January 22, 16:33:09
Hi Everybody!
                               I would first like to thank Witch and Skadi for their dbc files, they work great and I have no issues with them. My game loads and functions normally. The only thing that I missed having was the Jet Sets for teen and adult. I have the dbc of them to share with everyone if you want them. I have tested on multipile machines so they work as intended. Remember to rename the file to what ever order you are labeling them.


     Hotfile Link:     http://hotfile.com/dl/25309135/c6a380e/Jetset_TeenAdult.rar.html


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Thunderwolf on 2010 January 22, 20:30:35
Thanks Dr.Foreman! But I think those Jet Set sets (sounds stupid that way) are included in the Demoniod torrent. Am I right? Please let me know!


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 January 23, 00:46:37
@Thunderwolf: Yes, the Jetset stuff was included in the demonoid torrent.

@DrForeman: Would you mind if I include your link to the Jetset download in the first post, near the Pirate Bay torrent download?

@Morriganrant: Would you mind if I use your explanation in the first post?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: morriganrant on 2010 January 23, 00:57:42
@Morriganrant: Would you mind if I use your explanation in the first post?

That's fine, I think this is the second or third time I've explained all that to someone anyway and would be easier just to link them to this thread. I just wish I had written it better. :P


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: missaaliyah on 2010 January 23, 01:17:50
Thank you so much, I think its great that we can just install these files and not bother with those damn Sims3Packs.  BTW is there any news on doing this all the time for new store stuff.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 January 23, 01:22:16
That's fine, I think this is the second or third time I've explained all that to someone anyway and would be easier just to link them to this thread. I just wish I had written it better. :P

Mate, if you could spare the time to re-write - if you think you could make it clearer - I would be happy to post that. This question comes up over and over again.

Thank you so much, I think its great that we can just install these files and not bother with those damn Sims3Packs.  BTW is there any news on doing this all the time for new store stuff.

Read through this thread, the question has been asked and answered. Plus, it has been explained before how you can create these .dbc files yourself.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Dr.Foreman on 2010 January 23, 04:06:49
Hi Witch,
                           Yes, you can use that hotfile link in your first post.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: morriganrant on 2010 January 23, 06:13:12
That's fine, I think this is the second or third time I've explained all that to someone anyway and would be easier just to link them to this thread. I just wish I had written it better. :P

Mate, if you could spare the time to re-write - if you think you could make it clearer - I would be happy to post that. This question comes up over and over again.

After looking over it, I can't think of any ways to simplify it more. It just seems obvious to me, which I suppose makes it difficult for me to break it down any further. If you want to take the info and rewrite it or revise it in any way, go ahead.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 January 23, 09:02:42
Yeah, seems obvious to me too!

Anyway, ta to all contributors, I have re-done the first post so hopefully we can just point people at that for repeat questions.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: J. M. Pescado on 2010 January 23, 09:30:21
After looking over it, I can't think of any ways to simplify it more. It just seems obvious to me, which I suppose makes it difficult for me to break it down any further. If you want to take the info and rewrite it or revise it in any way, go ahead.
I am working on various concepts designed to simplify this into a "for dummies" version called "push the button and it goes".


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 January 23, 09:59:13
Then they'll have to locate the button. Hmm, could be tricky.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Alwayswatching on 2010 January 23, 10:17:29
What I don't get is why people can't just do everything they think might make it work and then use the process of elimination. >_>


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: J. M. Pescado on 2010 January 23, 10:26:19
Then they'll have to locate the button. Hmm, could be tricky.
It's okay. I can give them two buttons. A little green one marked "Install Package", and a big red one marked "NEVER PUSH THIS BUTTON: WILL DESTROY YOUR COMPUTER" that deletes their game and reconfigures their hosts file so they can't get back here.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 January 23, 10:28:28
What I don't get is why people can't just do everything they think might make it work and then use the process of elimination. >_>

I love the ones that say; 'If I do such and such, will so and so happen?'

Well I don't bloody know, try it!  :D

It's okay. I can give them two buttons. A little green one marked "Install Package", and a big red one marked "NEVER PUSH THIS BUTTON: WILL DESTROY YOUR COMPUTER" that deletes their game and reconfigures their hosts file so they can't get back here.

Mate!


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: LVRugger on 2010 January 23, 22:05:57
Then they'll have to locate the button. Hmm, could be tricky.
It's okay. I can give them two buttons. A little green one marked "Install Package", and a big red one marked "NEVER PUSH THIS BUTTON: WILL DESTROY YOUR COMPUTER" that deletes their game and reconfigures their hosts file so they can't get back here.
I wish there was a tracker for all the people that configured AM for BFBVFS. That could give you a base number of how many would push the big red button.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: morriganrant on 2010 January 24, 00:34:22
It needs to be a shiny button, to keep their attention. Possibly alternate instructions in net speak, they may better understand their own lingo.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: snowbawl on 2010 January 24, 01:24:34
It also needs pictures of the buttons, a mere description will not suffice.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 January 24, 01:49:49
*sigh* We'll have to write a manual. Which Noone will read.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: snowbawl on 2010 January 24, 02:37:00
*sigh* We'll have to write a manual. Which Noone will read.

Noone always reads the manuals.  This is how Noone formulates such intelligent questions to which we can respond.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: anthonyfatale on 2010 January 25, 16:12:46
I don't know if anyone else has done this (apart from maybe 1 or 2), but when you create your dbc files after extracting the package files and then using appropriate packaging software, you can make each set a separate dbc.  That way I can isolate certain sets that don't want to load, or I need to delete a set I can remove a single all-inclusive file without having to sift through mounds of .package files.

I've got one for each set that EA put out, they all work, and they're all renamed "fancyfashion.dbc" etc.  I'm happy to stick these up somewhere if people want them, maybe 4shared?


Plaeze!


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Thunderwolf on 2010 January 26, 03:39:23
Well for those who are lazy like me, here's the link to the torrent: http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/5277578

So exactly what is in this torrent? Everything from the paysets from the store till January? Or also the other stuff like Dr. Pepper promo items+car, the preorder stuff including the 4 patterns from TS3 base game?


EDIT;
BTW Witch; are those pattenrs preorder bonuses included in your files? You know, the Fluid Vines Hawaiian Floral etc. There are 4 of them, as I can remember.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 January 26, 06:31:44
There are three pictures linked in the very first post. The pictures are of the list of files included in the torrent. I don't think it includes any bonus objects.

All the Bonus Objects together, that I have, come to 48.5MB. (Not sure I have them all). It would be easy enough to make a .dbc and put this for upload.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Thunderwolf on 2010 January 26, 15:44:07
I'll try, as soon as I find them again...
Thanks Witch!


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: kalina on 2010 January 26, 18:53:05
I was wondering if somebody had a problem with World Adventures hair and clothes not showing up after installing the store content.

Here is what happened in my game: I used the .dbc files from the torrent and put them only in the DCCache folder in My Documents. I made the Resource.cfg file point to that folder by adding
"..\..\DOCUME~1\LUSERNAME\MYDOCU~1\ELECTR~1\THESIM~1\DCCache" instead of "Mods/Packages/*/*.dbc". I loaded the game - all of the store content that I checked showed up fine, but the World Adventures hairs and clothes are missing from CAS.
If I remove "..\..\DOCUME~1\LUSERNAME\MYDOCU~1\ELECTR~1\THESIM~1\DCCache" from Resource.cfg the World Adventures hairs and clothes show up fine, but none of the store content works. Has anybody had the same problem? Do you know what might be causing this?

Thanks!

Edit: Ok, I think I was able to resolve the problem. I had the Resource.cfg file in both, the Sims 3 directory and the Sims 3 WA directory. I removed the one from the Sims 3 WA directory and everything shows up. My Mods folder is in the Sims 3 directory and Awesomemod also works.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: CaecusLacrima on 2010 January 30, 22:35:07
Removed my initial post because I think I may have sussed it. Guess it helped to keep reading through all the instructions and play around with the files to familiarize myself with it all.

For anyone who is still having trouble, I found these posts to be extremely helpful:

How to install the framework and awesomemod (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,17454.0.html)

Download awesomemod and framework here (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,15185.0.html)

And of course, there is the first post of this thread as well. And don't forget, some of the downloads include instructions as well, so check them out also.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Alwayswatching on 2010 January 31, 01:50:00
Really? I thought it was explained well enough from  here downwards. (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,17707.msg517675.html#msg517675)


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: J. M. Pescado on 2010 January 31, 01:57:32
Those instructions are all obsolete anyway. The new instructions are simple.
1. Download.
2. Decrapify.
3. ???
4. PROFIT!


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: CaecusLacrima on 2010 January 31, 02:04:14
Doesn't matter now, figured it out in the end - the instructions I needed were all over the place, I just needed to find them.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: kiki on 2010 January 31, 02:44:55
I'm confirming that if you're on Vista (I use 64-bit) you need to not only put them in the DCC Cache that is in your documents folder, but you need to put the files into your mods/packages folder too. For Vista, you do need to have them in both places.

I have everything working except for riverview...which I never play with anyway so I'm not too fussed.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: morriganrant on 2010 January 31, 02:49:11
I'm confirming that if you're on Vista (I use 64-bit) you need to not only put them in the DCC Cache that is in your documents folder, but you need to put the files into your mods/packages folder too. For Vista, you do need to have them in both places.

My game is currently on our Vista machine, I only have the .dbc files in my Mods. None of them are in My Documents. If Riverview isn't working for you, you missed something, I have mine working fine.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: kattenijin on 2010 January 31, 12:43:47
It's okay. I can give them two buttons. A little green one marked "Install Package", and a big red one marked "NEVER PUSH THIS BUTTON: WILL DESTROY YOUR COMPUTER" that deletes their game and reconfigures their hosts file so they can't get back here.

Better yet, make the big green button the one that makes their computer explode, and the tiny red button the "real" button; 'cause instructions =/= win to the masses.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: kiki on 2010 February 01, 11:42:20
I'm confirming that if you're on Vista (I use 64-bit) you need to not only put them in the DCC Cache that is in your documents folder, but you need to put the files into your mods/packages folder too. For Vista, you do need to have them in both places.

My game is currently on our Vista machine, I only have the .dbc files in my Mods. None of them are in My Documents. If Riverview isn't working for you, you missed something, I have mine working fine.

If I put the dbc files in my mods/packages, then they won't show up - for some reason I need them in the documents DCC cache too.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: morriganrant on 2010 February 02, 07:25:05
I'm confirming that if you're on Vista (I use 64-bit) you need to not only put them in the DCC Cache that is in your documents folder, but you need to put the files into your mods/packages folder too. For Vista, you do need to have them in both places.

My game is currently on our Vista machine, I only have the .dbc files in my Mods. None of them are in My Documents. If Riverview isn't working for you, you missed something, I have mine working fine.

If I put the dbc files in my mods/packages, then they won't show up - for some reason I need them in the documents DCC cache too.
Weird, all I can say is that I have mine in The Sims 3 World Adventures\Mods\DCCache, have my resource.cfg modified to reflect that, and appear to have all clothes and objects. I am practically in love with the little raven on the shelf in the Gothique set. If things are not showing up, then they are few and far between.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Thunderwolf on 2010 February 02, 15:45:35
It would be great to have all Sims Store files, including the pre-oirder stuff and the promo items in dbc. format. Witch made a great job, and I'm grateful, but it would be something needed. Also it would be great to have the "First buy" items (fan and all those nice things) as well. I guess, that would make it better.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Grimma on 2010 February 02, 15:53:38
It would be great to have all Sims Store files, including the pre-oirder stuff and the promo items in dbc. format. Witch made a great job, and I'm grateful, but it would be something needed. Also it would be great to have the "First buy" items (fan and all those nice things) as well. I guess, that would make it better.

Thanks for volunteering, we're all waiting with baited breath.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Thunderwolf on 2010 February 02, 16:05:35
Well, all I can do right now to collect all these files. And I'll see, how it turns out. The main problem is, that I have all patches in my game. Also the new stuff pack comes in days, with 3 new pre-order items. First let's see, what the new stuff pack changes in the game.

EDIT;

Is there maybe a complete list of all Sims-store sets or individual items?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: stippleboots on 2010 February 02, 18:36:16
I just went up to the store to buy the new stuff pack and i just came to my senses.  It is like a room full of stuff for $20.00 -- totally not worth it.  If anyone does purchase it, I was wondering how it would work with these new dbc files. 


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Capitaine Marie on 2010 February 04, 02:06:41
I just went up to the store to buy the new stuff pack and i just came to my senses.  It is like a room full of stuff for $20.00 -- totally not worth it.  If anyone does purchase it, I was wondering how it would work with these new dbc files.  

All .dbc files work in-game.  I don't know about installing new .Sims3Packs, though.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Barbara Walters on 2010 February 04, 22:26:04
Anyone going to make a .dbc of the more recent sets (i.e. I Heart The 50's and BahHaus)?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: simfan on 2010 February 04, 23:56:14
Anyone going to make a .dbc of the more recent sets (i.e. I Heart The 50's and BahHaus)?

most likely but not right away.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Kaz on 2010 February 05, 07:30:38
so the dr. pepper car isnt in the huge bundle from the first page, can anyone make a dbc file of just that???


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: graycurse on 2010 February 05, 16:43:23
so the dr. pepper car isnt in the huge bundle from the first page, can anyone make a dbc file of just that???
If you want just that: download it, compressorize it, and extract the packages into your mod folder.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: J. M. Pescado on 2010 February 05, 19:01:21
Making a DBC out of a single item is meaningless, since a DBC is just the same thing as the package. Also, manual DBC-making is obsolete, anyway, decrapification is the new method of choice. But don't pre-decrapify, the procedure is sort of experimental, so users should decrapify their own packages. This is in case some new wrinkle appears and we have to change the procedure, so that you will still have the original package.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Kaz on 2010 February 05, 22:58:03
so the dr. pepper car isnt in the huge bundle from the first page, can anyone make a dbc file of just that???
If you want just that: download it, compressorize it, and extract the packages into your mod folder.

i haven't been able to find a single place to download it from :-[


Oooo never mind, the store thread was updated apparently, sorry for my bitching


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: simfan on 2010 February 05, 23:41:47
whats the new decrapification method? Its not merging single packages into a big one?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Yecats on 2010 February 06, 06:29:07
All my .dbc files (so far).  They all work as far as I'm aware, but if any don't, please let me know.

Enjoy.

http://www.4shared.com/dir/30394031/5635f3af/Sims3DBC.html (http://www.4shared.com/dir/30394031/5635f3af/Sims3DBC.html)


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: morriganrant on 2010 February 06, 06:37:37
whats the new decrapification method? Its not merging single packages into a big one?
It's running it through Pescado's tool.
http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,15129.msg518282.html#msg518282


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 February 06, 07:07:56
All my .dbc files (so far).  They all work as far as I'm aware, but if any don't, please let me know.

Enjoy.

http://www.4shared.com/dir/30394031/5635f3af/Sims3DBC.html (http://www.4shared.com/dir/30394031/5635f3af/Sims3DBC.html)

Hey Yecats, hot enough for ya? Do you mind if I put your link in the first post?

Morriganrant: Good idea, I'll do a link to the decrapifier, too.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: ElsaVonNarbe on 2010 February 06, 17:24:34
Yecats files don't work for me, i've downloaded the Modernminimalist.dbc and nothin shows up in my launcher.



Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Lissy on 2010 February 06, 19:19:59
They don't work for me either... Neither the pre-created .dbc files nor the big .package files that I've downloaded from various people here show up in my game.
FWIW, normal .package files do show up, but they slow down my game.

Decrapified Sims3Pack files do not install in my launcher, but store files install and work just fine - so I guess I'm going to have to join the sheeple and buy my stuff from now on.
Or buy a Windoze machine, whichever is cheaper...  ;D


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: morriganrant on 2010 February 06, 20:32:46
Yecats files don't work for me, i've downloaded the Modernminimalist.dbc and nothin shows up in my launcher.



They aren't going to show in your launcher. They do not go into your DCCache folder, nor your downloads folder. If the instructions are followed properly then I assure you the dbc files work. That goes for Lissy too. You are doing something wrong if they aren't showing. Have either of you put them in your mods folder with your other .package files and changed your resource.cfg to reflect that?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: CaecusLacrima on 2010 February 06, 21:02:20
Am I correct in thinking that these files need to be moved from the WA folder to the new stuff pack folder? I moved them from TS3 base game folder to the WA folder when I got the game (and it worked fine), but when I moved them from the WA folder to the stuff pack folder and played the game, something went wrong and I could not load my saved game.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: ElsaVonNarbe on 2010 February 06, 21:21:42
my resource.cfg is into the WA section, i've put the files pretty much everywhere and that doesn't work for me.

I got those from the first post running well, but these ones don't.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: morriganrant on 2010 February 06, 21:50:26
Am I correct in thinking that these files need to be moved from the WA folder to the new stuff pack folder? I moved them from TS3 base game folder to the WA folder when I got the game (and it worked fine), but when I moved them from the WA folder to the stuff pack folder and played the game, something went wrong and I could not load my saved game.
Did you put and entirely new FrameWork in the stuff pack folder, or did you just move the mods and resource.cfg?


my resource.cfg is into the WA section, i've put the files pretty much everywhere and that doesn't work for me.

I got those from the first post running well, but these ones don't.

Why are you expecting them to show up in your launcher? I just removed all custom just to make sure I was right, and YeCats Modernminimalist.dbc does show up in game just fine.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: CaecusLacrima on 2010 February 06, 22:20:42
I moved framework as well as the mods and resource.cfg - should I not have?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: morriganrant on 2010 February 06, 22:37:38
I moved framework as well as the mods and resource.cfg - should I not have?
Put the Framework in the Base, WA, and in High End loft stuff. Make sure that you have the proper resource.cfgs (the one that includes the dbc files). Then you can either move the contents of your Mods/packages into the HELS folders, or you can put them(and leave them) in the Base folders, although when I had originally tried leaving it in just the base it hadn't worked, I will be attempting again after HELS install.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: CaecusLacrima on 2010 February 06, 23:11:03
Is it normal to get the "Warning! Non-critical core mismatch" message at the loading screen? I clicked ignore and I'm now testing out the game.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: morriganrant on 2010 February 06, 23:36:37
Is it normal to get the "Warning! Non-critical core mismatch" message at the loading screen? I clicked ignore and I'm now testing out the game.
Originally I got that when my Base was not up to date but WA was, it didn't seem to effect much except that the way I needed to set up my custom to get the game to even load, was not on line with what everyone else was doing(I had been figuring it out on my own before coming here and see what everyone else was doing and discovered the differences). I finally discovered that I had forgotten to update my base before I installed WA. I am installing HELS now, so I will let you know if I get the same message.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: CaecusLacrima on 2010 February 06, 23:44:41
Okay, thank you for your help. So far I've only checked out CAS, but everything seems to be there and showing up fine.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: morriganrant on 2010 February 07, 00:29:13
Okay, thank you for your help. So far I've only checked out CAS, but everything seems to be there and showing up fine.
The non-critical core mis-match is happening to me too(AM is updated), but my patch to WA hit a bit of a hitch during install, then reported on a second try that it installed fine. Last time I had to reinstall them and patch from scratch to get it to go away. Other then the message, I never noticed any issues, but I am not the final word on if it is bad for anyone to continue this way or not.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Yecats on 2010 February 07, 06:48:37
I have the .sims3pack in individual folders under "downloads" and the .dbc files in "dccache" and everything shows up for me.

Wasn't it written that the .sims3pack must be present?

Any problems, please let me know and I'll replace/fix the file (if I know how).


Edit:  Witch, feel free to link to my 4shared, I'll try to keep it active (I let it lapse and it deactivated). 


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: ElsaVonNarbe on 2010 February 07, 13:56:40
Skadi's January store update files show up in my laucher, but doesn't work in the game! (The contrary of Yecats one's....)


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Grimma on 2010 February 07, 16:27:31
Why are you so OBSESSED with the damn launcher? Did it take your lunch money in 12 school? If it doesn't show up in the launcher that DOESN'T MEAN IT DOESN'T SHOW UP IN THE GAME! Leave the fucking launcher alone and in peace!

Now if it doesn't show up in the game, you're doin it rong.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Aliera on 2010 February 07, 16:33:28
works wonderfully!
 Thank you so very much.
And for posting the new stuff that came out after the new year


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: ElsaVonNarbe on 2010 February 08, 09:48:30
Why are you so OBSESSED with the damn launcher? Did it take your lunch money in 12 school? If it doesn't show up in the launcher that DOESN'T MEAN IT DOESN'T SHOW UP IN THE GAME! Leave the fucking launcher alone and in peace!

Now if it doesn't show up in the game, you're doin it rong.

IT IS because to me it seems normal that EA store content goes into the laucher into the installed content section! That was how it worked until now when i downloaded it from other websites! and since nobody in here had specified the dbc shows up directly into the game, I hadn't guessed it! okay!

Thank you for explaining!


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 February 08, 09:57:53
No, really! That's OK!


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: CaecusLacrima on 2010 February 08, 11:47:41
All my .dbc files (so far).  They all work as far as I'm aware, but if any don't, please let me know.

Enjoy.

http://www.4shared.com/dir/30394031/5635f3af/Sims3DBC.html (http://www.4shared.com/dir/30394031/5635f3af/Sims3DBC.html)

Is anyone else seeing a blank folder when they try to access this link?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 February 08, 11:53:26
No, I see a list of files.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: CaecusLacrima on 2010 February 08, 12:06:10
How odd. All I'm after is the February .dbc updates, would someone mind giving me a direct link to them, or uploading them on another site?

ETA: Never mind, they've reappeared again now.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: jklarr on 2010 February 09, 10:03:54
I have been trying to get the game to show cc that works fine when the new pack is not installed...
that message your getting, I was also getting  until I realized that when I re done the resource I forgot to put the cfg on the end of the resource.. so I added it and then  no longer got that message...
 I have moved files  back and forth tried different ways as per "Sublimesims" she gives a extended way of putting the framework in with the new ep..  when I didnt have the cfg on the end of the resource I was able to use and see my cc...but was not able to use the shower and the fish tank, there was no action available on most of the items..  ..
Any help would be greatly appreciated..


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: gatopreto on 2010 February 09, 12:14:41
Everything works like a charm just as long as you follow the instructions.

At first I was being dumb and skipped Witch's instructions on the .txt file, saying that these files needed two copies, one in My Documents and another one in Program Files, then wondered why the files weren't working...

So, if you're having problems, check, double check and triple check the instructions, as they're quite clear and easy to follow.

Thanks to everyone who contributed, you're truly awesome!


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: jklarr on 2010 February 10, 02:33:50
Thank you all for your help.. it was quite a job going through so many many many comments and instructions.. but finally got it to work... Keep up the good work..
Judy K♥


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: RiceBall on 2010 February 11, 06:24:31
Thanks for the one stop shopping!

Stopped playing and coming back to the game now.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: ladycoelura on 2010 February 12, 07:02:42
I was wondering if there is a program I can use to edit the .DBC files if there is something that was added that I may not want. Like the holiday stuff.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Tia on 2010 February 13, 04:00:07
Okay sorry if I sound completely stupid but I still can't figure out how to install it. I read all the instructions and did as the instructions  said but nothing is showing up. . I am new here too so don't be to hard on me.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Grimma on 2010 February 13, 07:20:01
Okay sorry if I sound completely stupid but I still can't figure out how to install it. I read all the instructions and did as the instructions  said but nothing is showing up. . I am new here too so don't be to hard on me.

Explain slowly and thoroughly what exactly it was that you did. Also, two full stops just make you look retarded, cease that at once.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Tia on 2010 February 13, 23:23:40
Okay so I added the files in a DCCache folder in 2 different location. One in the C Drive Documents in the EA folder and on in the program files EA folder.I then added all the framework in all 3 game folders. I am still having trouble getting anything to show up. I have mods in a folder that refuse to show up. On top of all my frustration the patch either messed up my launcher or I am doing something wrong. I can't download anything with a update your software messages. Since I am completely clueless anyone know what this means? My Launcher says its up to date.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: morriganrant on 2010 February 14, 02:52:51
Okay so I added the files in a DCCache folder in 2 different location. One in the C Drive Documents in the EA folder and on in the program files EA folder.I then added all the framework in all 3 game folders. I am still having trouble getting anything to show up. I have mods in a folder that refuse to show up. On top of all my frustration the patch either messed up my launcher or I am doing something wrong. I can't download anything with a update your software messages. Since I am completely clueless anyone know what this means? My Launcher says its up to date.
It may mean that your launcher is lying to you. That can happen. By that I mean that your launcher thinks that it is updated to a certain point and the rest of the files are actually not. There is a thread around here detailing on how to tell if your game is actually up to date but damned if I remember the thread title.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: SimFeliz on 2010 February 14, 10:41:25
Does anyone have the "Dr Pepper" car in .dbc format? It's the only item I can't get working.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Tia on 2010 February 14, 19:58:04
Okay so I added the files in a DCCache folder in 2 different location. One in the C Drive Documents in the EA folder and on in the program files EA folder.I then added all the framework in all 3 game folders. I am still having trouble getting anything to show up. I have mods in a folder that refuse to show up. On top of all my frustration the patch either messed up my launcher or I am doing something wrong. I can't download anything with a update your software messages. Since I am completely clueless anyone know what this means? My Launcher says its up to date.
It may mean that your launcher is lying to you. That can happen. By that I mean that your launcher thinks that it is updated to a certain point and the rest of the files are actually not. There is a thread around here detailing on how to tell if your game is actually up to date but damned if I remember the thread title.
Well since I don't know what the topic is how do I search it? Thanks for trying to help. :-\


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Cathy on 2010 February 15, 05:11:18
A friend just told me about this topic and I wanted to say thank you so much!

Edit: pity...nothing shows in game no matter what I do... oh well...


Edit2: okay they are showing  ;)


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: freckles on 2010 February 16, 20:37:17
I have downloaded the *.dbc format files from the link on the first page,my problem is that when I try to install them I have to add them to my zip files,as they apear as broken page links and windows doesn't know how to open them.

  I have followed the step by step instructions from the Sublime Sims website on how to install the framework to use package files,now when I try to install the files through the launcher the little black square apears but then disapears without installing anything. 

Thank you for your help.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: spaceface on 2010 February 16, 22:16:13
You don't instal package files with the launcher. Duh.

Put them in the folder C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 (whichever your most revent EP or SP is)\Mods\Packages

ETA: You can put your dbc files in a subfolder of that folder, if you have set up your resource.cfg to look for them there.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: freckles on 2010 February 16, 22:21:55
You don't instal package files with the launcher. Duh.

Put them in the folder C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 (whichever your most revent EP or SP is)\Mods\Packages


I am such an idiot. ::) Thank you for the reply,and the help.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: valukkk on 2010 February 18, 20:54:45

Which dbc file is for Collectionne Stäncké??

Can't find it here  :(

http://www.4shared.com/account/dir/30394031/5635f3af/Sims3DBC.html?&

Pls help. My favorite set.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: The_Goddess on 2010 February 18, 20:59:11

Which dbc file is for Collectionne Stäncké??

Can't find it here  :(

http://www.4shared.com/account/dir/30394031/5635f3af/Sims3DBC.html?&

Pls help. My favorite set.


What language is that?  Are you even spelling it correctly?  You are confusing my translator program!


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: kazebird on 2010 February 18, 21:49:09

Which dbc file is for Collectionne Stäncké??

Can't find it here  :(

http://www.4shared.com/account/dir/30394031/5635f3af/Sims3DBC.html?&

Pls help. My favorite set.


I'm pretty sure it's the Modern Minimalist set, but don't blame me if it isn't.

I'm still trying to figure out what some of the sets are, such as "AnoeskaB, and "Dot".


What language is that?  Are you even spelling it correctly?  You are confusing my translator program!

Sadly that is the actual name of the set on the US site, and I am pretty sure EA made it up, although I could be wrong.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: jriggs on 2010 February 18, 22:19:58

I'm still trying to figure out what some of the sets are, such as "AnoeskaB, and "Dot".




Those are names of FA's at TSR.  They are not downloads from EA.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: valukkk on 2010 February 18, 22:29:24

What about BahHaus??

Is it available in dcb format?



Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: SimFeliz on 2010 February 19, 01:10:24
What about BahHaus?? Is it available in dcb format?

I Downloaded the package version. Works the same.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Cathy on 2010 February 20, 01:49:07
Don't  they  make your game to have error 13 while saving?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: SimFeliz on 2010 February 20, 06:20:11
Hasn't with me, but I'm far from an expert in the matter.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: valukkk on 2010 February 20, 09:07:02

Can somebody still convert BahHaus (StructuralSet) in DBC? Please?

http://store.thesims3.com/setsProductDetails.html?categoryId=11488&scategoryId=12336&pcategoryId=12335&productId=OFB-SIM3:19504&startAt=15

Package (torrent):
http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/5347098/Sims_3_Store_BahHaus_Set


I adore these windows set.



Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: stippleboots on 2010 February 20, 14:31:13
You may not have the update that changed all of that -- sims3packs from the store no longer work with *i think* WA 1.33


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Maria Sims on 2010 February 20, 17:14:57
Hello
I would like to know if somebody has those .dbc
- Dutailleur set
- Mischief Bedroom
- Critter comfort bedromm
- Forest bedroom

thank you for your help ! and for your work too !!  :)


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: socurious on 2010 February 20, 21:57:34
The Mischief Bedroom, Critter Comfort and Forest Bedroom sets are all part of the Animals Abound set.  I'm sure the .dbc is listed here somewhere.  I don't know what the Dutailleur set is, so I can't help there.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Maria Sims on 2010 February 20, 22:48:39
Hello Maurie
I've the Animal .dcb, and it work, but some objects from Mischief Bedroom &Critter comfort bedroom are missing...  ???
and I realize that "dutailleur" is the french name !! It's hewnsman set !! Sorry...  ::)

It's the same thing in Ultra Lounge set, some objects are missing... and I don't know why !


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: CaecusLacrima on 2010 February 21, 00:09:57
A page or so back, I mentioned that I was getting a 'non-critical core mismatch' message whenever I started up TS3. Well I remembered reading on this board that someone had added .cfg to the end of their resource file (since altering this file re-names it to resource instead resource.cfg) and so I tried this, and guess what? No more 'core mismatch' message.

I don't know if it will stop people's games from shutting down like some have mentioned when getting this message (I never had that problem to begin with, so I can't speak for those who do).


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: thegrimreaper on 2010 February 22, 02:05:53
okay so I have a problem. I was stupid and replaced the dcdb0.dbc with the one from the link, forgetting to rename it and now none of my content will show up, none of my package files and none of the store files from here. Does anybody know how I can get it all back?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Yecats on 2010 February 22, 09:21:13
One of my files is broken for Ultra Lounge.  I will fix that tonight. 

Sorry for inconvenience.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Maria Sims on 2010 February 22, 17:38:40
ah thank you Yecats !! I've looked for a solution yesterday thinking that it doesn't work only on my PC !  ;D

Edit : Ok witch sorry......


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 February 25, 09:59:25
There's a 'modify' post button for a reason, use it. Also we don't go much on gushy thanks here, it just makes us mad when we load the thread only to find another gusher and nothing new or useful or funny or mean.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: ElsaVonNarbe on 2010 March 04, 20:46:05
ok i got it to work, didn't notice my resource.cfg wasn't the good one u__u
opened it with notepad++ and changed it


there's new stuff on the sims 3 store, can't wait for someone to share!! (could never do it myself T__T )


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: spaceface on 2010 March 04, 20:57:12
What is wrong with your keyboard? What are all those disembodied letters and lines for? And please get your Shift key replaced.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Sexual Innuendo on 2010 March 17, 18:39:44
Is there a problem with it working with Loft Stuff? I installed it yesterday and copied my Mods folder and resource.cfg in there, but the Store stuff won't show up in-game at all.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Cynfire on 2010 March 25, 09:33:32
Thanks for these Witch, but I seem to be having a small problem with the Riverview.world file. I searched to see if anyone else reported this problem but may of missed it, so feel free to smack me. ;D

I installed it correctly and got it working in my game, yet the names of every household, lot, lot description and sim have been changed to "World/Riverview/Household:FamilyName" "World/Riverview/Sim:Bob World/Riverview/Sim:Newbie" etc. I've re-downloaded the file from 4Sharded about 5 times, triple checked the install and its still the same. I've taken a few sims back into CAS using AM, changed the name back but it reverted back to " "/" "/Sim:Bob name. I forgot to check to see if it would happen to a newly created sim, but I'm suspecting it will turn out the same, I will check that out in a few moments and edit this later.

Its no big deal really, just a little annoying and figured I'd report it.


Edit: It doesn't seem to happen to new CAS sims, just pre-exsisting ones that came with Riverview. :-\


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 March 25, 09:45:16
I'm sorry, I haven't encountered that problem myself, although having just patched up to the latest, I'll make a point of checking Riverview next time I boot the sims. Have you patched fully? Have you tried creating a new Riverview game?

I'm not sure if you're supposed to decrapify .world files, I suspect not.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Cynfire on 2010 March 25, 10:14:29
I'm sorry, I haven't encountered that problem myself, although having just patched up to the latest, I'll make a point of checking Riverview next time I boot the sims. Have you patched fully? Have you tried creating a new Riverview game?

I'm not sure if you're supposed to decrapify .world files, I suspect not.

I had to take my computer to the shop a few weeks ago and wasn't able to back up any of my files and just gotten around to installing the game, so everything is a freash install. I should be fully patched to HELS since I just bought it today but I may have ran into that "Launcher lying about patches" thing, I'll have to look for that thread and double check. Should of mentioned that I'm running with WA and HELS.

I saved a few of the sims I wanted to play from Riverview and opened a new Sunset Valley, placed said sims and when into Edit sim, fixed the names but it seem to have only worked with the name that pops up while hovering over the sim itself, the world/riverview crap still shows up on the sim panels.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 March 25, 10:49:34
New patches out in the last day or so, here: http://www.simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:TS3_Patching:Patch_Download#The_Sims_3_.28Retail_version_1.0.631.29

Just a thought, make sure Riverview is not installed via the launcher, if it is, uninstall it. Just put a copy of the Riverview.world in C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Worlds


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Cynfire on 2010 March 26, 00:29:15
New patches out in the last day or so, here: http://www.simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:TS3_Patching:Patch_Download#The_Sims_3_.28Retail_version_1.0.631.29

Just a thought, make sure Riverview is not installed via the launcher, if it is, uninstall it. Just put a copy of the Riverview.world in C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Worlds


Was patched to 3.2.8 but I reinstalled it from the site you linked, reinstalled the riverview.world file into the correct place and still the same. Only thing I've used the launcher to install is a few sims and houses, I tend to avoid the launcher for everything other then starting up the game.

Could you re-upload the file or PM it to me? Maybe it got corrupted somewhere along the line. If that would be too much work then forget it, I don't need riverview that badly heh.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: itz_kukuchka on 2010 March 26, 18:23:03
hey im new to this site and i was wondering if any of you guys can do the new stuff such as the bah haus, fairies, 50's set and club casual in .dbc format. 

the regular files wont install for me...and i reaaaally want them....

Thanks bunches!! =]


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: freckles on 2010 March 28, 16:11:05
Kukuchka,you could try reading through The TS3 Store: post your questions, updates, and tech help here,thread to see if any of the CC you want is on there.

 Or you could search for what you want,if you can't be arsed reading through the thread I mentioned.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: itz_kukuchka on 2010 March 29, 01:10:20
thanks Freckles..i'll try that...its just i have been looking on here for awhile now and cant find any content that works except those .dbc files...and it blows.
but i will try that...thanks =]


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 March 29, 03:02:04
OK, just this once, I'll post how to make your own .dbc files. I'll also add this to the first post.

How to make .dbc files in Windoze XP

1) Download the Windows TS3 recompressor (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,15129.msg436640.html#msg436640)

2) Paste this code in a textfile.
Code:
for /R %%i in (*.sims3pack) do s3rc.exe -fD "%%i"
for /R %%i in (*.package) do s3rc.exe -fD "%%i"
for /R %%i in (*.nhd) do s3rc.exe -fD "%%i"
for /R %%i in (*.sim) do s3rc.exe -fD "%%i"
for /R %%i in (*.dbc) do s3rc.exe -fD "%%i"
@pause
Posted by Scaenicus here: http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,15129.msg523441.html#msg523441

3) Save the text file in the same folder as the recompressor files, call it s3rcBatch.cmd

4) Put all the sims3pack files in the Downloads folder, then copy in the three files; decrapify.exe, s3rc.exe, s3rcBatch.cmd. Double-click the s3rcBatch.cmd file and wait. When it's finished, delete the three files you put in the folder.

5) Run the latest launcher you have, currently HELS for me. Let it install sims3packs as normal. When it has finished, take a look in your C:\Documents and Settings\witch\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\DCCache folder and voilà, there are the .dbc files, as you might expect.

6) You can delete the sims3pack files at this point if you wish. Unless you haven't backed them up of course.  ::) I usually delete the DCBackup files as well.

7) New content can be added later, as long as you have decrapified and recompressed the sims3packs before using the launcher.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: freckles on 2010 March 29, 10:46:57
Itz_kukuchka ,no problem. 

I take it you are having problems with CC showing in your game?  You could try uninstalling the sims 3 and all expansion packs,installing the framework from this website. http://sublimesims.net/smf/index.php?PHPSESSID=01cf311b9b35db0eae0cc94f5a08a3ba&topic=1748.0 (http://sublimesims.net/smf/index.php?PHPSESSID=01cf311b9b35db0eae0cc94f5a08a3ba&topic=1748.0).   Search for decrapifie and use Delphy's monkey installer to install your CC,you can find this over at mod the sims.

Other than that I would suggest making your own .dbc files,instructions in Witch' post.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: itz_kukuchka on 2010 March 29, 13:46:01
thank you so much guys...
and yes i am having issues with the custom content....but its just the .simpack files...i will try witch's way first if that doenst work well i guess time to uninstall the damn game and do it the other way...

thanks bunches guys!! u guys are awesome!! =]


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 March 29, 13:51:59
@itz_kukuchka - Use your SHIFT key and go easy on those full-stops - one at a time will do - if you don't want your lips ripped off.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: itz_kukuchka on 2010 March 29, 14:01:18
sorry. just used to typing like that.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 March 29, 22:05:24
Sorry. Just used to typing like that.

Well, just get used to typing properly on this forum and you might save yourself a sporking.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: itz_kukuchka on 2010 March 30, 15:59:22
Alright.  Thanks for the tip. 


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: pyroman on 2010 April 06, 23:05:54
I got hells 3.0.38, and it doesn't work... content not showing up... any ideas?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 April 06, 23:22:00
No idea, sorry. I just used the HELS launcher yesterday to install all the new content. It worked fine. Are you fully patched?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: itz_kukuchka on 2010 April 07, 14:16:12
Witch, I just wanted to say thank you.  Your method worked for me.  Thanks a lot!


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: captainzaza on 2010 April 12, 00:48:55
Method works a lot better than other ones. Cuts down the loading time in half, too.
Thanks


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 April 12, 07:25:38
Cheers for that, I'm glad it's working. I find the .dbc files work way better than the package files, like you say, everything works much quicker.

I'm not sure about one of the kitchen islands in the recent (ultra?) pack. Apparently that isn't showing up for people, I haven't checked my game yet.

Although Pescado does not like thanks, I should point out that my method works only because Pescado has coded the decrapify.exe and the s3rc.exe files to re-work the sims3packs, so they install as they should. I just follow the instructions myself.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: zveki on 2010 April 15, 18:29:59
This stuff worked until i instaled WA ver. 2.6 . After than none of store items are showing in game. Any help?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 April 16, 09:08:38
Have you re-downloaded the decrapifier/re-compressor exes?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: pyroman on 2010 April 20, 22:17:30
wait... might be a stupid question but...

DO I NEED AWESOME MOD TO MAKE THAT WORK??

 :o :o


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: myskaal on 2010 April 21, 18:43:33
No. Don't touch AwesomeMod. Keep your bacteria infested, sticky candy covered little mitts AWAY from the AM. It's not for you.

Now DIAF.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Playboy_Justice on 2010 April 24, 19:55:24
I have The Sims 3 + World Adventures

it's updated to version 2.6.11

Will this work?
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Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Jennel on 2010 April 25, 13:42:35
My game is also it's updated to version 2.6.11 and I'm wondering the same question... ???


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Yecats on 2010 April 26, 05:05:40
New .dbc's being uploaded to 4shared now.  Earthday trees, Club Casual, Fairy, Club Casual Table Lamp, Fairy Statue, Hacienda Full Set & Ultra Lounge Kitchen.

http://www.4shared.com/dir/30394031/5635f3af/Sims3DBC.html (http://www.4shared.com/dir/30394031/5635f3af/Sims3DBC.html)


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 April 26, 08:10:27
My game is also it's updated to version 2.6.11 and I'm wondering the same question... ???

I have The Sims 3 + World Adventures
it's updated to version 2.6.11
Will this work?

Dunno. Expect so, why don't you try?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: pyroman on 2010 April 28, 23:42:51
Seriously if i use awesome mod will it make it work,  i only did 1 test ride without any mod,,,




Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Rainbow_Brite on 2010 May 12, 06:32:50
Seriously if i use awesome mod will it make it work,  i only did 1 test ride without any mod,,,




If you would have read through the thread.. or even a few posts above yours.. you would've seen that YOU DO NOT NEED AM to get .dbc's to work. .dbc files are the files that the game (the launcher) creates when you install things  that are in Sims3pack format.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Eva Aisling on 2010 May 21, 03:05:20
I'm having a problem with Riverview in HELS version 3.2.8. Sims 3 and WA are also updated. I copied the Riverview.world file to my GameData/Shared/NonPacked/Worlds folder next to Sunset Valley.world. It is not installed in any other folder. In game, there is no description for the town and all of the houses are named incorrectly. Pictures follow:  http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q130/Lyrishima/Riverview_error2.png (http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q130/Lyrishima/Riverview_error2.png)
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q130/Lyrishima/Riverview_error.png (http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q130/Lyrishima/Riverview_error.png)

EDIT: I'm not having any problem viewing the dbc content or using AwesomeMod.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Hower Power on 2010 May 21, 07:46:55
I'm having a problem with Riverview in HELS version 3.2.8. Sims 3 and WA are also updated. I copied the Riverview.world file to my GameData/Shared/NonPacked/Worlds folder next to Sunset Valley.world. It is not installed in any other folder. In game, there is no description for the town and all of the houses are named incorrectly. Pictures follow:  http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q130/Lyrishima/Riverview_error2.png (http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q130/Lyrishima/Riverview_error2.png)
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q130/Lyrishima/Riverview_error.png (http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q130/Lyrishima/Riverview_error.png)

EDIT: I'm not having any problem viewing the dbc content or using AwesomeMod.

I had the same problem as you until i downloaded resource file in this torrent and used its instructions.
http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/5403527/Sims_3___World_Adventures___All_store_items___patches___rivervie


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Eva Aisling on 2010 May 21, 17:57:28
That's a great torrent and I appreciate the link, but I'd like to avoid having to download the whole game again and reinstalling it.

I did a search on my Electronic Arts folder and noticed that Sunset Valley, China, France, and Egypt all have a ***.objectCache file (Eg. China.objectCache) except Riverview. Could someone please send me their Riverview.objectCache file from their program folder, so that I can try using it and avoid the whole reinstall process?

I've been over this thread several times and the instructions included in that torrent link above. I don't know what else to try.  :-\


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Thunderwolf on 2010 May 21, 18:53:33
I have the same problem, so that would help a lot if we could solve that problem that way. :)

BTW;

It seems like all my stairs from the Store missing the railings.
Do you have the same problems?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Eva Aisling on 2010 May 21, 22:57:07
I got it working by following the instructions here: http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php?topic=17610.0 (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php?topic=17610.0)

I'm not sure which part helped, but I'm sure glad it did! I hope this helps someone else!


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Thunderwolf on 2010 May 22, 03:45:10
Thank you! It works for me in case of the Riverview part. Now I hope there's a solution for the railing part as well somewhere here on MATY.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Eva Aisling on 2010 May 22, 15:14:53
Do you have an ATI video card?  http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/28514.page


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Thunderwolf on 2010 May 22, 15:30:57
Thanks for the link Eva Aisling! Sadly I have NVidea GeForce 7800 GTX.
I have HELS with the 3.2.8 patch. I'll do a few pics, and post it here, to show them. All my game staris working fine, including the WA and HELS stairs, only the ones from the Store missing the railings.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: donarudo on 2010 May 24, 08:29:23
I got it working by following the instructions here: http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php?topic=17610.0 (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php?topic=17610.0)

I'm not sure which part helped, but I'm sure glad it did! I hope this helps someone else!

I also encountered the strings problem when i patched base game from 1.2.7 to 1.11.7 without knowing all the CC issues...
you can try rename files in DCCaches and just install the Riverview.sims3pack by non-crappy S3launcher
it should will be generating the required dcdb0.dbc file to recongnize objects in Riverview
then put the .dbc(name it with whatever you like) into the Mods folder and modify the resource.cfg to load it
but i didn't ever have the saved game in Riverview, so i can't ensure you will the saved game working properly.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: morriganrant on 2010 May 25, 02:03:35
To those having trouble with RiverView, try the instructions here:
http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,18408.msg535029.html#msg535029
After you install Riverview, you will find a new .dbc file in DCCache. You can rename that file to RiverView.dbc. I believe that the lack of this file has been where everyone trouble came from. I am assuming that the people having trouble didn't grab the first torrent, which had that information already in it.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Rainne on 2010 May 30, 16:59:41
To those having trouble with RiverView, try the instructions here:
http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,18408.msg535029.html#msg535029
After you install Riverview, you will find a new .dbc file in DCCache. You can rename that file to RiverView.dbc. I believe that the lack of this file has been where everyone trouble came from. I am assuming that the people having trouble didn't grab the first torrent, which had that information already in it.

I actually have two new DBC files:  dcdb0 and dcdb1.  dcdb0 is 494,584KB and dcdb1 is 59,899KB.  Do you happen to know which of these is the one I should rename?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: morriganrant on 2010 June 01, 04:15:02
To those having trouble with RiverView, try the instructions here:
http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,18408.msg535029.html#msg535029
After you install Riverview, you will find a new .dbc file in DCCache. You can rename that file to RiverView.dbc. I believe that the lack of this file has been where everyone trouble came from. I am assuming that the people having trouble didn't grab the first torrent, which had that information already in it.

I actually have two new DBC files:  dcdb0 and dcdb1.  dcdb0 is 494,584KB and dcdb1 is 59,899KB.  Do you happen to know which of these is the one I should rename?

I have no idea, installing only RiverView, I had one .dbc added to the DCCache folder. Did you install anything else in that batch? And, after tests, do not deviate from the dcdb0 variations. Although I'm sure you could name it something like dcdb9.dbc and have no issue. I'm not sure if it has to do with just Riverview, or if it was the last patch, but Riverview ceased to work properly when I changed the file name, while previously there was no issue with labeling them.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: aya_alexa on 2010 June 10, 13:16:24
hi guys i have a question. will this still work even though the launcher works? i have the sims original, WA and HELSP. And is there a continuation of this torrent? since its only store stuff till December. is there a torrent for store stuff from January till this month? if there is can you please post a link to it or the thread/topic.  thanks!


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: morriganrant on 2010 June 11, 01:51:23
hi guys i have a question. will this still work even though the launcher works?

Yes, it will work even if the launcher works, although you may have to modify your resource.cfg to look for .dbc files and put them with the rest of your custom content instead.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: eyme on 2010 June 11, 03:27:08
Great work, woot!


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: aya_alexa on 2010 June 12, 13:51:33
ok i just downloaded the whole torrent and when i looked at the files i already have a .dbc0 can i rename this to .dbc3 something like that or do i need to install everything again?

EDIT:
i also found another store torrent, i haven't downloaded it yet since im not sure if its legit. if any of you guys downloaded it is it true that it has all items till the month of may?
here's the link: http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/5598007/The_Sims_3_Complete_Store_%28May_2010%29_%5BVIPER666%5D (http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/5598007/The_Sims_3_Complete_Store_%28May_2010%29_%5BVIPER666%5D)


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: morriganrant on 2010 June 12, 23:13:15
ok i just downloaded the whole torrent and when i looked at the files i already have a .dbc0 can i rename this to .dbc3 something like that or do i need to install everything again?

EDIT:
i also found another store torrent, i haven't downloaded it yet since im not sure if its legit. if any of you guys downloaded it is it true that it has all items till the month of may?
here's the link: http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/5598007/The_Sims_3_Complete_Store_%28May_2010%29_%5BVIPER666%5D (http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/5598007/The_Sims_3_Complete_Store_%28May_2010%29_%5BVIPER666%5D)
'

Yes you can rename them, if you leave them in the DCCache folder though, they can only be left on a 0-9 scale(says my attempts with a dbc containing only Riverview). dcdb0.dbc- dcdb9.dbc. If you have your resource.cfg file modified to accept .dbc files you can name them things like JetSet.dbc or Store.dbc and have no problems so long as you put the files with your other custom content and do not leave them in DCCache.

And that torrent you linked to are for the sims3packs. It's the same as goin into the store thread and getting them from there.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: aya_alexa on 2010 June 13, 05:27:14
oh thank God i can rename them i really don't like re-installing everything i downloaded, and thanks for letting me know about that torrent i can't install sims3pack items in my launcher i don't know why.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Paularius on 2010 September 23, 02:13:41
Out of curiousity how do we remove the items from the game after we add the DBC? I added another DBC and it had doubled some of the items. I empted both the DCCache's folders in Documents and the Packages folders aswell as the DCBackup folder. Yet it still shows the store items in the games buy menu when I start the game.
Is there something I still need to remove? Hopefully with out uninstalling the game. Suggestions?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: morriganrant on 2010 September 23, 06:48:35
Out of curiousity how do we remove the items from the game after we add the DBC? I added another DBC and it had doubled some of the items. I empted both the DCCache's folders in Documents and the Packages folders aswell as the DCBackup folder. Yet it still shows the store items in the games buy menu when I start the game.
Is there something I still need to remove? Hopefully with out uninstalling the game. Suggestions?

If you had double the items in game then that means that you had a decrapified copy and a store copy, I believe.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Paularius on 2010 September 23, 17:13:49
Theres no way of removing some or all of the items installed from the DBC?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: morriganrant on 2010 September 23, 22:51:10
Theres no way of removing some or all of the items installed from the DBC?

I think you fucked up somewhere, when using this torrent you shouldn't have doubles. Something you are doing is going wrong. Remove your other custom. Remove the contents of dccache, dcbackup, and Downloads. Remove the files from this torrent. Delete caches. Run game, check catalog. Make sure they aren't there. Then once you are sure, add only the files from this torrent to your game. Run game, check catalog. Then add your other custom back, and check catalog.
I know I had doubles for a few items when I installed a few fixes for said items. The people fixing them had store bought, I had decrapifed.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Paularius on 2010 September 24, 14:08:06
Ran Delphy dashboard to clear the caches like you suggested to find it was still reading a DBC file in on the computer. It seems instead of deleting the DCCache folder i just renamed it thinking it wouldnt read it with a name change while not realising I changed the Resource.cfg to check inside of folders for the DBC files.
Thanks for your help Morriganrant.



Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Circa on 2010 November 06, 05:11:51
How to remove THAT ?
I don't want these dbc files anymore, i deleted them but when i download Sims3Pack they come back again!


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 November 06, 07:32:45
How to remove THAT ?
I don't want these dbc files anymore, i deleted them but when i download Sims3Pack they come back again!


They won't be the same .dbc files as those in the torrent.

When you install sims3.packs, they get put into a big file named dcdb0.dbc, dcdb1.dbc and so on. Each .dbc file is around 200MB, then another is started. With all custom content to date included, there are about 6 .dbc files now. This is how the sims3 content is stored. You are not seeing my torrent files, you are seeing your own installs.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Circa on 2010 November 06, 09:38:03
Ok so if i understand well, it already exist a dbc file in the DCCache folder as normal without your torrent ?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 November 06, 09:59:12
Yes.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: janinechloe on 2010 November 11, 06:49:12
Does anyone have Riverview & Barnacle Bay DBC file without other store/custom content?

Late Night broke my launcher so I can't do a fresh install of the 2 worlds. My current DBC files have other store/cc contents contents in it which I can't uninstall without borking my game. I plan to have my other store contents to be merge in package format but keep the 2 worlds in their original location (world file and dbc).


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: witch on 2010 November 11, 09:05:10
Check the Downloads thread, people have links to all combinations of stuff.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: HPJensen on 2011 February 19, 01:51:39
Okay I know im a noob at this, and ofcourse I cant get it to work .. Or that will say I do have Riverview now,
but as some of the others say the names of the sims and lots are world/riverview/households/Stanley and so on,
and I just cant seem to get rid of it .?

I got Riverview by putting it in the NonPackaged folder like i should, i have the Resource.cfg made, i've deleted Riverview from the downloads
and its not ind the InstalledWorlds (and have never been.?)

like I said i am a noob to this computer thingy .. what am I missing ??


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Jeebus on 2011 February 19, 01:56:16
Okay I know im a noob at this, and ofcourse I cant get it to work .. Or that will say I do have Riverview now,
but as some of the others say the names of the sims and lots are world/riverview/households/Stanley and so on,
and I just cant seem to get rid of it .?

I got Riverview by putting it in the NonPackaged folder like i should, i have the Resource.cfg made, i've deleted Riverview from the downloads
and its not ind the InstalledWorlds (and have never been.?)

like I said i am a noob to this computer thingy .. what am I missing ??
(http://wikka.moreawesomethanyou.com/images/8/8b/Grammarcatgivesup.gif)


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: spockblock on 2011 February 19, 01:56:36
what am I missing ??

(http://www.nastyhobbit.org/data/media/13/grammartime.gif)


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: HPJensen on 2011 February 19, 03:25:32
Lol ..

so I guess you cant answer the question ..

And yes maybe im not spelling correctly, im from Denmark, let me see you write Danish


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: spockblock on 2011 February 19, 03:30:22
Lol ..

so I guess you cant answer the question ..

And yes maybe im not spelling correctly, im from Denmark, let me see you write Danish

I'd try to answer your question but I'd have to be able to parse it first.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Jeebus on 2011 February 19, 03:31:54
Lol ..

so I guess you cant answer the question ..

And yes maybe im not spelling correctly, im from Denmark, let me see you write Danish
Do you see US posting on a Danish forum?  ESL is no excuse for blatant disregard for conventions of the English language.  Not being fluent in Spanish does not prevent me from being able to use my fucking shift key or punctuate correctly when typing in Spanish.  In any case, we have plenty of ESL posters here who have better grammar than many native speakers, like Kofi and Kiki (who is DANISH, btw).


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: HPJensen on 2011 February 19, 13:42:02
Lol ..

so I guess you cant answer the question ..

And yes maybe im not spelling correctly, im from Denmark, let me see you write Danish
Do you see US posting on a Danish forum?  ESL is no excuse for blatant disregard for conventions of the English language.  Not being fluent in Spanish does not prevent me from being able to use my fucking shift key or punctuate correctly when typing in Spanish.  In any case, we have plenty of ESL posters here who have better grammar than many native speakers, like Kofi and Kiki (who is DANISH, btw).

Oh I am sooo sorry that my shift key not always work and that i punctuate inthe danish way .. Didnt knew that I needed to be perfect at english grammar og spelling to have
permission to write in english .. Apparently my bad ..

To be such an ass and only comment things like this, you got to have issues with your self .!
Bye


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: spockblock on 2011 February 19, 20:44:22
Oh I am sooo sorry that my shift key not always work and that i punctuate inthe danish way .. Didnt knew that I needed to be perfect at english grammar og spelling to have
permission to write in english .. Apparently my bad ..

I'm guessing the "Danish way" also involves smushing words together and not knowing how to use ellipses as well as broken shift keys and ignoring the advice of spell-checkers? The next time I go to Daneland I'll be sure to mash all the keyboards I see with my meaty fists in observance of the local customs.

Quote
To be such an ass and only comment things like this, you got to have issues with your self .!
Bye

Not ONLY. He also smites people in chat rooms.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Kyna on 2011 September 16, 15:12:32
Here is the Riverview.world (http://www.4shared.com/file/184447839/4b10ed45/Riverview.html) file. 62MB Please use this instead of the Riverview.Sims3Pack. This file goes in: C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Worlds

Is this all that is needed to add Riverview to my game (i.e. no sims3pack needed, as implied by the "use this instead")?  I ask because it's not working for me.

I've just installed & patched TS3 (up to & including Late Night) on my new computer.  I downloaded the Riverview.world file from the first post and put it in C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Worlds.  Since this is the first time TS3 has been installed on this computer there are no Riverview related files anywhere else.

I launched the game, and started a new game in Riverview.  I found that some lots are missing (such as the town hall).  Is there something else I need to download to get Riverview to work properly?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: kissing_toast on 2011 September 16, 15:18:26
You've only installed the world. You need to find and install the lots and items. I'm sure they're here somewhere.


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: Kyna on 2011 September 16, 15:25:53
Here is the Riverview.world (http://www.4shared.com/file/184447839/4b10ed45/Riverview.html) file. 62MB Please use this instead of the Riverview.Sims3Pack. This file goes in: C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Worlds

So the part I've bolded from the first post is incorrect?  It's not "instead of", it's "in addition to"?


Title: Re: EA store stuff in *.dbc format - a torrent
Post by: morriganrant on 2011 September 16, 21:14:17
Here is the Riverview.world (http://www.4shared.com/file/184447839/4b10ed45/Riverview.html) file. 62MB Please use this instead of the Riverview.Sims3Pack. This file goes in: C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Worlds

So the part I've bolded from the first post is incorrect?  It's not "instead of", it's "in addition to"?

You don't need the Sims3pack, nor do you need the lots and items. Riverview and the others have always re-spawned those when I've deleted them. It should just show up at Riverview in the drop down so long as you put it in NonPackaged\Worlds. What you do need if you don't want everything in town to have a name that is a list of strings, and if you want the rabbit holes to show up right, is a .dbc file that has the installed Riverview in it, which this torrent did.