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The TS3 Store: post your questions, updates, and tech help here
« on: 2010 May 29, 23:55:12 »
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Do you have Store stuff to share?  Post it here, with a link to the off-site location, and your post will be moved to the Downloads Only thread by a moderator.

Are you having problems installing Store stuff acquired from the Downloads Only thread?  Describe your problem here, and perhaps someone can help you.

If you have no problems with your own Store stuff because you know exactly what you are doing, feel free to give the n00bs in this thread a hand -- at least they are posting their questions in the right place.

This thread may be subject to occasional pruning.  Information of lasting usefulness should be saved elsewhere.
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« Reply #1 on: 2010 June 04, 13:25:56 »
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I would not advise use TSR Workshop to "convert" .package files as I notice it have a bad habit of ditching some of textures files.

There is a way around it that is export the .dds and import then back but its just annoying, also some older and odd stuff cannot be loaded properly,.

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« Reply #2 on: 2010 June 04, 18:30:21 »
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in short: i cant get the EA store stuff (decrapified and in dbc  and what not in documents/electronic arts/the sims 3/DCCache, I also tried in yadda yadda yadda the sims 3/mods/DCCache with the line PackageFile Mods/packages/*dbc added to the resource config) to show up in game. what am i doing wrong?

Im sure this question gets asked a lot since others typically hate EA as much as i. Im just getting back into the sims (havent played in months) to check out ambitions and have just learned that EA has unleashed some sort of fuckery thats making i difficult for people to add EA store items. So i skimmed this thread first and found that dbc is the ideal format for EA store stuff. Then i followed the directions in this thread: http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,17707.0.html to create and install dbc, but nothing will show up in game.

I'm pretty sure i missed a step or put the stuff in the wrong place, if anyone could fill me in on what i did wrong that'd be cool.
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« Reply #3 on: 2010 June 04, 19:08:03 »
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So i skimmed this thread first and found that dbc is the ideal format for EA store stuff. Then i followed the directions in this thread: http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,17707.0.html to create and install dbc, but nothing will show up in game.
FYI:  I never use dbc files and all my custom content shows up in the game and works great with both Ambitions and World Adventures installed.  I use package files.  I've used S3pe to combine a lot of package files, and my game plays fast and quite smoothly. I'm not sure why people don't use package files.  They work perfectly once you learn how to combine/merge them with s3pe to avoid lag, and that's only necessary if you have more than 400 package files or so.  Using s3pe is easy once you learn how. I don't see the need to use dbc files at all.  I haven't had any problem at all using package files, and I have both expansions and am all the way patched up.

You'll need to set up your game files (framework) differently to use custom content with Ambitions and its related patches.  You will need the new resource file that you can find at Mod the Sims to use custom content with Ambitions and the newest patch.  You can find it (and how to set the new framework up) here:
http://www.modthesims.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:Installing_Sims_3_Package_Files/Post_Patch_1.12/2.7/3.3
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« Reply #4 on: 2010 June 04, 19:30:26 »
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So i skimmed this thread first and found that dbc is the ideal format for EA store stuff. Then i followed the directions in this thread: http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,17707.0.html to create and install dbc, but nothing will show up in game.
FYI:  I never use dbc files and all my custom content shows up in the game and works great with both Ambitions and World Adventures installed.  I use package files.  I've used S3pe to combine a lot of package files, and my game plays fast and quite smoothly. I'm not sure why people don't use package files.  They work perfectly once you learn how to combine/merge them with s3pe to avoid lag, and that's only necessary if you have more than 400 package files or so.  Using s3pe is easy once you learn how. I don't see the need to use dbc files at all.  I haven't had any problem at all using package files, and I have both expansions and am all the way patched up.

You'll need to set up your game files (framework) differently to use custom content with Ambitions and its related patches.  You will need the new resource file that you can find at Mod the Sims to use custom content with Ambitions and the newest patch.  You can find it (and how to set the new framework up) here:
http://www.modthesims.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:Installing_Sims_3_Package_Files/Post_Patch_1.12/2.7/3.3

i was using my pre-ambition cfg. Everything works now, kudos for the link
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« Reply #5 on: 2010 June 04, 20:37:26 »
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You'll need to set up your game files (framework) differently to use custom content with Ambitions and its related patches.  You will need the new resource file that you can find at Mod the Sims to use custom content with Ambitions and the newest patch.  You can find it (and how to set the new framework up) here:
http://www.modthesims.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:Installing_Sims_3_Package_Files/Post_Patch_1.12/2.7/3.3

Hooray for the new Framework installer tool!
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« Reply #6 on: 2010 June 04, 22:15:25 »
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It says that we can post questions about the TS3 store items here so I hope I'm posting this in the right thread. I was wondering if anybody got their hands on the $20 bonus item and/or know what the item is? A link to a picture of it maybe?

Also Snooty mentioned new hairstyles along with the Beach, sun, sand release. Are these included in the download thread or are they still needed?
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« Reply #7 on: 2010 June 05, 03:18:46 »
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It says that we can post questions about the TS3 store items here so I hope I'm posting this in the right thread. I was wondering if anybody got their hands on the $20 bonus item and/or know what the item is? A link to a picture of it maybe?

You mean the buy points incentives? this month they are all pointless badges, sticker and /background crap, they are USELESS!


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Also Snooty mentioned new hairstyles along with the Beach, sun, sand release. Are these included in the download thread or are they still needed?

Again, we only had sets ... no separate from the sets items.
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« Reply #8 on: 2010 June 05, 03:57:05 »
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Hi all I need some advice.

I have roughly 2gb of package files and i've been trying to convert them to Sim3Pack files using TSR Workshop. The conversion initially goes according to plan but after installing and running Sims 3, the objects don't look exactly right, they're colour is off and I can't alter it. Is there another means to convert package to sim3pack that won't cause problems with the mesh.

Why are you converting them to Sim3pack? Do you mean you are trying to convert them into one big .package file or what?

No. Due to slow load times, I did merge the package files, but due to the shear size of the merged files, Sims 3 is now running slower than usual. I read that using Sims 3 Workshop and converting package files individually (which would take forever for the amount I have) will speed up Sims 3 as sim3pack files use up far less processing power when loading.

I've tried converting before, but the mesh of the converted files didn't look quite right and I've followed TSR's walkthrough, but still nothing.

Did you merge all of your packages into a single 2Gb file? If so it is no wonder that you noticed your game slow down. Try merging them in batches of no more than 200MB. If your game still seems to be slower than before you have probably got some bad CC that you will either need to fix with Delphy's tools or remove.
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« Reply #9 on: 2010 June 05, 07:56:16 »
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@ Drakron. I didn't even know the bonus items changed every month. Is there a place where I can see a list of bonus items from each month?
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« Reply #10 on: 2010 June 05, 11:49:00 »
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Did no one get the $20 Mirror Gift? Cannot find it anywhere and its not in the regal set. It's a new mirror called "Reflection"
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« Reply #11 on: 2010 June 05, 13:52:29 »
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Did no one get the $20 Mirror Gift? Cannot find it anywhere and its not in the regal set. It's a new mirror called "Reflection"

Here via MistyK's 4Shared Folder
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« Reply #12 on: 2010 June 05, 14:09:46 »
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@ Drakron. I didn't even know the bonus items changed every month. Is there a place where I can see a list of bonus items from each month?

Just attempt to buy them, it always show what the incentives are on the first step.

https://store.thesims3.com/buyMoreSimPointsProduct.html

It may require you to log on.

And they are doing "buy incentives" about every month now.
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« Reply #13 on: 2010 June 05, 14:36:06 »
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Did no one get the $20 Mirror Gift? Cannot find it anywhere and its not in the regal set. It's a new mirror called "Reflection"

Here via MistyK's 4Shared Folder

Thank you, I went thru both pages twice making sure I didn't missed it before asking.
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« Reply #14 on: 2010 June 05, 18:58:01 »
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I've been having the same problem with my DBC content not showing up, but I know for certain that my resource.cfg is in order.
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« Reply #15 on: 2010 June 05, 21:23:58 »
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Okay so I've been putting all the sims 3 store files into my game and they show up as installed in the launcher,
but won't show up in game. Wtf?
help pl0x, i've searched till i cannot search no moar
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« Reply #16 on: 2010 June 05, 22:20:51 »
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I've been having the same problem with my DBC content not showing up, but I know for certain that my resource.cfg is in order.

Where do you have them? In mods or in DCCache? I have renamed my store file to storedcdb0.dbc, and have placed them in a folder named DCCache within the new Mod folder located in the user files. If renamed and left in EAs DCCach, the game doesn't read them.
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Priority 500
PackedFile Packages/*.package
PackedFile Packages/*/*.package
PackedFile Packages/*/*/*.package
PackedFile Packages/*/*/*/*.package
PackedFile Packages/*/*/*/*/*.package

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PackedFile DCCache/*.dbc
PackedFile DCCache/*/*.dbc
PackedFile DCCache/*/*.world

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PackedFile Test/*.package
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PackedFile Probation/*.package
PackedFile Probation/*/*.package
PackedFile Probation/*/*/*.package
PackedFile Probation/*/*/*/*.package
Mine are working fine. Resource.cfg is within the new mods folder. Inside my new mods folder is a DCCache folder, a Packages folder with subfolders within, a Test folder, and a Probation folder. You wouldn't need the last two listed, I just have them for ease of testing new custom content without merging the files into my working set, and a test folder because I was trying my hand at making my own xml mods.
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« Reply #17 on: 2010 June 05, 22:43:37 »
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@ Drakron. I didn't even know the bonus items changed every month. Is there a place where I can see a list of bonus items from each month?

Just attempt to buy them, it always show what the incentives are on the first step.

https://store.thesims3.com/buyMoreSimPointsProduct.html

It may require you to log on.

And they are doing "buy incentives" about every month now.

Thanx but they don't show the incentives of the previous months, right? Thanx for the link anyways.
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« Reply #18 on: 2010 June 06, 05:47:27 »
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Yay, it was your folders I linked to! Did you get those Russian pre-orders, the bookcase & the origami (plant?)?

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« Reply #19 on: 2010 June 06, 05:58:08 »
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Yay, it was your folders I linked to! Did you get those Russian pre-orders, the bookcase & the origami (plant?)?

10/10 - would steal again.

Yeah. I think I plopped them in June's stuff. I saw your post from the other day and it spurred me to get the damn thing updated.
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« Reply #20 on: 2010 June 06, 08:09:30 »
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@ Drakron. I didn't even know the bonus items changed every month. Is there a place where I can see a list of bonus items from each month?

Just attempt to buy them, it always show what the incentives are on the first step.

https://store.thesims3.com/buyMoreSimPointsProduct.html

It may require you to log on.

And they are doing "buy incentives" about every month now.

Thanx but they don't show the incentives of the previous months, right? Thanx for the link anyways.

This page might be of some help to you - if it ever decides to load again that is.
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« Reply #21 on: 2010 June 06, 12:52:20 »
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I found the info about the Anniversary Edition of Ambitions.  Here's the translation;  http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=1&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fde.thesims3.com%2F10jahresimsbonus&sl=de&tl=en

The only new item you actually get is the Honeycomb Bookshelf;  http://store.thesims3.com/productDetail.html?productId=OFB-SIM3:21819
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« Reply #22 on: 2010 June 06, 13:33:18 »
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Does anyone have a mirror to the store's June .package file?
The original one posted by the MJ-tard doesn't work.
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« Reply #23 on: 2010 June 06, 15:53:41 »
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Thanks for that translated link. I got the commemorative edition and haven't been able to access the page to enter my code. It worked fine on the page you linked though. Rather disappointed it's just a bookcase though considering the card with the code states 'digital items', plural.
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« Reply #24 on: 2010 June 06, 16:01:17 »
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Thanks for the three files. I'm adding them and re-uploading now.
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