I'll say it first so you don't have to: I'm a n00b. I'd been playing the base game only, no expansions, until a month ago when there was an AM update requiring I patch my game to be able to use the new version. So I chose to finally install all the expansions up to Generations, no stuff packs, and eventually got it working with AwesomeMod -- until the latest patch/Pets, which borked my CC. I decided to do a complete uninstall and reinstall, and have run my downloaded CC through the tool TSR put out. I also have patched my game up to date using the patch installer from MTS.
So having to use the framework is new to me as well since I had only played the base game. I followed what instructions I could find, here and on the Sims Wiki, to install the framework, but obviously it is not installed correctly because if I put the newest AwesomeMod into Mods\Packages the game crashes as soon as I go into live mode. The game functions without it, but I am not willing to play without AM at all.
The game and expansions are installed under G:\Program Files but the CC is under C:\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages with the sims3packs in the Downloads subfolder, as they should be.
I have a few questions:
1. From what I've read in the posts here the framework is supposed to be installed in C:\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages with the Resource.cfg file in the Mods folder. But I've also seen instructions here that state the framework is additionally supposed to be installed in the Program Files directories (base game, and one in each expansion's folder as well). Is the Resource.cfg also supposed to be in each directory under Mods? I can't seem to find anything that addresses this. And the Program Files directories don't have a Packages subfolder after installing the framework-- only the one in My Documents has that.
2. There seem to be multiple Resource.cfg files, of different sizes, depending on where they are downloaded from, and I am not sure which one is the appropriate one to use with my particular setup.
Please, I'd really appreciate some help in getting AM working with my game again; it's not much fun playing without it. And thank you.