Hi to all Builders
I want to make you aware that without you knowing it your Uploads are being infected by Unwanted item/s that you didn't even Download. Well most, I think!
The one is a Simple Doll. But the result of what it does, is not that Simple:
I wanted to refer you to a Solution but for the second time now it has been removed.
Custard tool by Delphy.
It is very usefull program that you should use every time when you download something from exchange or from sim pages with custom content. It can check if sims3packs
are broken, wrong downloaded, content some bad files inside.
Remember corrupted files can mess your game, make it slow or unplayable.
I love to download custom content to the sims 3 game and I can't imagine to not check every file that I am downloading with Custard or with Dashboard tool (to check mods also made by Delphy on mts). It is too big risk because many files are made wrong by creators also there is many bad files on exchange. The easiest way to avoid bad files is not to download custom content
but if you are an addict like me you need to learn how to protect your game from unwanted files.
First what you should do is to download this tool from modthesims:
(registration is required) follow the installation steps
that Delphy wrote there.
It is test version and Delphy is still working on it. If you have any problems and questions about it write comment under link to this program on modthesims.
With this program I am checking if custom content (sims3packs) that I am downloading from sim sites are broken.
You need to open this program. It look like this:
This you should see when you check any sims3pack file. This file is not broken
You should be interested in 2 columns. Type and Sub-Type
This file is bad downloaded
. You can try download again. You can see red line and in Type column is description: Corrupt (Bad download)
This file is corrupted
. Type: Corrupt (TXTC) You can try to fix it with option in FIX tab but it didn't work for me. Personally I am not putting corrupted items into the game:
You can also see name of the file and who made the file. This item is from BeeBabyRoom made by vitasims.
I advice you to remove any corrupted items from the game or if you didn't put it yet to not install it.
Now what to do if you downloaded something from exchange like sim or house and there are some items that you don't want to install into your game.
Lets see some sim from exchange. I have here example of sim with naked bottoms. If you don't want to see sims walking in your city naked the best way is to remove this content from sims3pack file. It's very common problem from exchange.
This is picture of the sim file. You can see thumbnail (pictures the same that you see on exchange) and under pictures are all custom content files that are included with this sim and naked bottoms or tops.
Here is another problem that you can get from exchange.
It is very creepy doll. It was originaly made by Rebecah from the sims resource. If you are having this doll (her 1 version) in your game (check in kids section in toys) she will attach to every your house, household, patterns, objects, clothes tattoos that you upload to exchange and other people will have it too and give to others. Just like virus.
For some people this doll will not make harm in game for others will do. I was this other example.
Here is the picture of the doll:
This doll is fine now on the sims resource, only first version was broken
. But I have notice that this doll is attached to too many items on exchange. So check everything that you download to protect your game.
If you want sim or house without custom content or without some single item (like this naked bottom or doll) just untick on the right side everything that you don't want (1).
And then click File (2) and then "save".
I think that is everything what I can say about this tool. I hope you can find it usefull. It is very easy in use too.
Happy simming without broken and unwanted content :sunny:
I hope some of you gets to see this before it's removed.