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*ISSUE* The Sims 3 Mods Folder - not working.

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@puzzlezaddictOops, that desktop file was from when I was following something you said in the previous thread pertaining to moving the old sims file to the desktop and launching the game to create a new folder in Electronic Arts. I've deleted it now, thanks. Yes, the download I have is from Mod the Sims--glad to know the date is not what's causing this problem. Okay, I just deleted those packages and launched the game, and the intro showed up. I left, went back to the folder, and the packages are there again?

Edit-- It appears that whenever I launch and then leave the sims 3, those packages that you told me to delete (which I did) re-appear in the folder when I leave the game.

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@pomk786  The five cache files I listed will regenerate as soon as you open the launcher, that's normal.  The point is to force the game to create new nes to refresh their data.

 

Could you please post a screenshot of the Packages folder inside the folder in the same style as you did before?  As in, with the file path showing, and the entire contents of Packages listed.

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Oh, I see. All righty, I've attached two photos in case one didn't display what you meant correctly 

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@pomk786  What patch level does your game have?  You can see it in the lower left corner of the launcher, among many other places.  Please list the full number.

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@puzzlezaddict 1.0.631.00001
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@pomk786  That's the issue: your patch level is so old, it predates the mods setup that you're using.  (The way to install mods was changed in I think 2010.)  The fastest way to get to patch 1.67 is by running the Super Patch, an EA-made tool that does all the work at once.  You can download it here, under "Cumulative Base Game Super Patcher":

 

https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/175477/official-ea-download-link-for-the-sims-3-cumulati...

 

It's a good idea to move your Sims 3 user data folder out of Documents\Electronic Arts first, run the patch, start the game once to make sure it's working, then transfer any content you want to keep from the old folder to the new one.  Here's a complete list of everything you'll find in that folder:

 

https://sims3.crinrict.com/en/2011/01/faq-user-files.html

 

If the mods still don't work, just download a fresh copy of the Mods Framework, add it to the new user data folder, and delete the cache files again.

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@puzzlezaddict Omg, wow! I would have never guessed that was the issue. I'll do exactly what you said and let you know how it works out--thank you SO much for your help. Much appreciated!
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@puzzlezaddict Hello! So today I installed the update and everything, and finally the mods that came with the folder worked when I launched the game: no intro, etc. So thank you! The only thing I'm having trouble with now is getting the custom content mods to actually show up in the game. I downloaded a Mod from Thesimsresource, and it didn't show up in the Downloads section of the sims 3 game launcher. I even moved the installed mod file into the Mods folder, and when that didn't work, I moved it into the Mods packages folder where the no intro mod is, but the custom content I downloaded still didn't show up in the game itself.
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@puzzlezaddict Never mind, I solved the problem-- I needed to click the mod file itself instead of click 'show in folder.' Everything works now. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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