Install Custom Content & Mods (nRaas)
What does not
Install Custom Content or Mods with the Launcher
What was not tested
How to do: 1) Install Sims3 from the Disc Maybe the Install-Window 'crash'. DON'T KILL IT!!!! Open a Terminal and enter "ps ax" Kill the wine process which runs on Drive 'D'. If there are 2 kill the newer one. You have to kill this process every time you install something from Sims3. (Expansion Packs or Patches) Never install Origin or the Download Manager. 2) Download the newest Patch (Link below) Use this Link to download the Patch: http://www.freiesofts.de/software/The-Sims-3-Patch-117868.html Maybe it's a german Patch. The newest Version is 1.67.2 (Date: 26.3.2015) Now buy a Car and make Kids in it. 1620 MB Install the Patch. (You don't have to install a Expansion Pack) 3) Install a Expansion Pack Run the "Autorun.exe" from your CD. Workes like the main-install of Sims3 4) Start the game Enter home//.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files\ (x86)/Electronic\ Arts/bin Start TS3.exe with Wine (Windows 7) If you want to use the Launcher you have to install dotnet2.0 (.NET) i think. (You dont't have to install Mods) 5) Mods/Custom Content Custom Content must end with .package If not you have to use this Programm: http://sims3.crinrict.com/en/2011/03/tutorial-sims3packs-to-packages.html Save Mods and Custom Content files here: home//Elecrtonic\ Arts/The\ Sims\ 3/Mods/Packages If the is no Mods folder create one and create a Text-file and the Packages folder. Name the file "Resource.cfg" and fill in this: Priority 501 DirectoryFiles Files/... autoupdate Priority 500 PackedFile Packages/*.package PackedFile Packages/*/*.package PackedFile Packages/*/*/*.package PackedFile Packages/*/*/*/*.package PackedFile Packages/*/*/*/*/*.package Priority 499 PackedFile Test/*.package PackedFile Test/*/*.package PackedFile Test/*/*/*.package PackedFile Test/*/*/*/*.package PackedFile Test/*/*/*/*/*.package Priority -50 PackedFile Probation/*.package PackedFile Probation/*/*.package PackedFile Probation/*/*/*.package PackedFile Probation/*/*/*/*.package PackedFile Probation/*/*/*/*/*.package Priority 500 PackedFile DCCache/*.dbc Have Fun with Sims3 :D (To Play with Expansion Packs you have to use the Disc from the newest Expansion Pack (newest from the release Date)
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 10.x "Buster" x86_64||Jul 10 2019||4.12.1-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Alex S.|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Dec 01 2018||3.21-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Alexandr Oleynikov|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Oct 07 2018||3.17||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||xavery|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 23 2018||3.10||Yes||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Alexandr Oleynikov|
|Show||Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 02 2018||3.0||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Murteza|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|18879||The Sims 3: Textures go Black and sometimes Abnormal patterns.||NEW||View|
|22160||The Sims 3: Sims3Launcher.exe doesn't show web site when started second time||NEW||View|
|23807||Unsupported texture formats: DF16, DF24, RAWZ: format unrecognized(909198916)||NEW||View|
|30988||Multiple .NET applications using System.Windows.Forms.WebBrowser crash with Wine-Mono (libgluezilla needed for Mono.WebBrowser/Mono.Mozilla support)(Ragnarok download manager, The Sims 3 Launcher)||NEW||View|
|33261||Sims 3 pause key (`) doesn't work with Spanish keyboard||UNCONFIRMED||View|
To use the launcher you need to install dotnet20 via winetricks!
Receiving the following?
fixme:actctx:parse_depend_manifests Could not find dependent assembly
err:module:attach_process_dlls "MSVCR80.dll" failed to initialize, aborting
err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for
L"\\Program Files\\The Sims 3\\Game\\Bin\\TS3.exe" failed, status c0000142
Fix by installing vcrun2005sp1 with "winetricks vcrun2005sp1"
If you have nvidia card and are having brightness issues, after entering the game, use the command 'nvidia-settings -l' (in terminal) or just launch the nvidia panel to solve the brightness problem. If the problem appears again, just repeat the command.
For ATI on Ubuntu 10.04 x64 the following works fine; Go to System->Control Center->ATI Catalyst Control Center->Color and click the Default button. The colors now change back to normal.
Bug 18991 (crash loading a town) fix:
env WINEPREFIX="~/.wine" TZ="America/Bahia" wine "TS3.exe"
Note: It might be best to change America/Bahia to your own TimeZone
Note that Greg Noe was able to download content (at least the Rivertown) by launching the Launcher from within the game, killing the TS3.exe process (launcher won't let you download while the game is running), and then just downloading like usual.
Here are the patch links: (if you have any more, feel free to post them)PLEASE VIEW HERE FOR MORE PATCHES: http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/175477.page
Sending test reports, checking the bugs and posting into the threads helps us all.
If you have issues with the game, ask help. It's important to get those bugs closed which aren't up to date anymore.