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For LUCY...From Bree--Help From Others Needed

BreanneStoneBreanneStone Posts: 831 New Member
This is for Lucy, who signed my guestbook yesterday on my Sims 3 Stories webpage. (I miss PM's :( ). She wrote:

I think you make the most beautiful homes on the Exchange.Although I have downloaded all of them "successfully"- none show up in my game. I have tried to follow instructions given in the Forums- I have had no luck. I realize you are very busy- but if you could possibly help- or tell me where I might get better help- I would really appreciate it. I have spent the last 2 days trying everything I can come up with - with no luck... For now- I will go back to the Forum and try again.. thanks so much.


Lucy--I'm so sorry that won't show for you!! Unfortunately, I'm at a loss as to why this is. They don't have families attached to them, so they should show up in the house bin with an astericks on them. Do you have other houses that you have downloaded from the Exchange? Do they show up? Hmmmm...I don't do anything differently with my houses...I know that friends have downloaded them and they show up. That was how I found out that CC such as patterns that are not EA get replaced with alternate patterns if you don't have that particular pattern in your game. I have become more aware of what I put in my downloads, often now choosing patterns/content that isn't premium to help people out. If I have CC, I give links so that people can download the items if they would like them to show in the game.

Have you tried downloading all of my lots, or just the Tuscan ones? Are none of them showing up? I really can't fathom why that would be. I don't change the small pics on my lots, so the ones in the bin may look like a regular lot. Are you just overlooking them, thinking they are something else?

Does anyone over here have an answer for Lucy? Has anyone had this particular problem of downloading a lot and not having it show up? Has anyone else had this problem with any of my lots??

Lucy, I'm so sorry they won't show for you. Don't worry about me being busy...I really like helping people, and I know how frustrating something like this can be. Hopefully someone will have the answer for us. For now, I have to go to work...I'll check back in when I get home this afternoon and see if anyone has come up with anything...

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    SparkleSparkle Posts: 1,476 Member
    edited August 2009
    This is probably a silly suggestion but lot downloads show up in build order not download order. If you've got a lot of newly created downloads and then go and download stuff from a few weeks ago, it can appear that it's not there because it's futher back in the library.

    I know they're probably checked this, but thought I'd mention it just in case.
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    BreanneStoneBreanneStone Posts: 831 New Member
    edited August 2009
    Thanks so much Sparkle. Hopefully Lucy sees this. I'm gonna pop on over to the Chatterbox and see if any of the girls have come up with anything while I've been at work.
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    BreanneStoneBreanneStone Posts: 831 New Member
    edited August 2009
    Bump...Sorry guys. I'm just hoping that Lucy sees this...
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    AsanteAsante Posts: 1,812 Member
    edited August 2009
    You're right sparkle, but... I once had the problem that a lot didn't show up no matter what I tried to do. (and yes, I checked the residential lots section and even the public lot section, even if it was residential).
    So... no real idea what's wrong there :(
    I was just happy that it weren't more lots than that one... until today I have no clue what didn't work...
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    TnT_TerryTnT_Terry Posts: 6,629 Member
    edited August 2009
    :shock: Just a thought but is it possible that she downloaded them into the launcher but maybe failed to install them into the game? :?
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    AsanteAsante Posts: 1,812 Member
    edited August 2009
    Hmmm isn't the red icon and colour pretty obvious? I mean... it's difficult to miss that...
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    SimEveSimEve Posts: 4,772 Member
    edited August 2009
    She may have thought downloading from the exchange was all that she had to do. It's worth checking into.
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    BreanneStoneBreanneStone Posts: 831 New Member
    edited August 2009
    Hmmmm...I don't know guys. According to her message, she said that they downloaded "sucessfully". As sad as this is, off the top of my head, I can't recall if we get that message if we download something or when we actually install it through out "downloads" and it installs into the game. If it gives us that message when we just download, she may only have to go into the "downloads" and actually fully install it. I haven't heard from her, so I'm not quite sure. As I've said before, it's so hard not having PMs and just hoping that she will see this message soon before it gets buried. I will try to keep bumping it for her, but...

    Thanks for all the input, girls! I really appreciate it (and I'm sure Lucy will as well). I asked over at the Chatterbox and the girls didn't have anything else to say other than they think she may just be overlooking it in the bin.

    Asante: That's so odd (referring to the lot that wouldn't install). I wonder why that was. I know that my lots install, since I've had several people tell me they didn't have any problems and I've actually seen screenshots from other people who have used them. It just seems so strange that it's not just one, but all of my lots that she's having problems with. Once again, until she sees this and posts, I can only wonder about the specifics...

    I'll keep checking around and checking back in for her. If anyone comes up with any more ideas, I'm sure she (and I) would appreciate the help. Thanks!
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    BreanneStoneBreanneStone Posts: 831 New Member
    edited August 2009
    One more bump for Lucy before I head to bed...
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    BreanneStoneBreanneStone Posts: 831 New Member
    edited August 2009
    No Lucy? Lucy, are you out there? :(
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