Learn something new every day: Today I learned how to install custom worlds without using the launcher, thanks to sittingbear.
There have been at least a few worlds that I’ve installed via the launcher and very shortly afterward, uninstalled them. They weren’t worlds I wanted to keep or play in. Now that I know how to check out worlds without adding to my bulging DCCache folder, I’m going to be like a kid in a candy store.
Here are sittingbear’s instructions:
…instead of installing the simpack use Delphy’s Sims3Pack Multi-Installer to extract the world. Rename the package to Pagoda Isles.world (this world name is an example, you would just need to change .package to .world for the world you are working with).
Then copy the world file using this pathway: Program Files (x86 on 64bit Win 7) > Electronic Arts > The Sims 3 > Game Data > Shared > Non Packaged > Worlds and paste the world there and go load up your game.
Just remember to take it out if you ever have to re-patch.
I followed sittingbear’s path and the world I wanted to check out loaded perfectly. This is awesome!
Additional Note: If you decide to remove a world you added, don’t forget to delete the 2 World Cache files for the specific world.
Documents > My Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 3 > World Caches
*In my experience, it doesn’t hurt to delete these files when they get bloated.
NRaas Chatterbox thread:
Delphy’s Sims 3 Pack Multi-Extractor (renamed):