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12th Feb 2006, 5:16 PM
I've recently downloaded some items for the Sims 2 and I've put them in the right folder, extracted them, and for the files that you double click to install (sorry, forgot the name :P), I've done that too. Except for those ones, nothing is showing up, and I don't know why... a little help, please? (and i've got custom content enabled, too) Thanks :)
12th Feb 2006, 7:38 PM
Were they .package files? If so, they don't need to be installed. They are the installed files.
12th Feb 2006, 9:40 PM
Please run through this:
13th Feb 2006, 8:14 AM
Hey, i happen to be getting the same problem, even after i ran through the checklist, if you know of any other way i might fix this, it's be great to hear, thanks.
13th Feb 2006, 6:28 PM
Are the files .sims2pack or .package?
14th Feb 2006, 2:39 AM
okay, i managed to get all my .sims2pack files working, and they're all appearing in my game. But all the .package files a have sitting in my downloads folder aren't showing up. I was wonderring, scince i have nightlife, do i need to subdivide my dowloads folder to have them all show? or can i just leave it for now?
14th Feb 2006, 2:52 AM
16th Feb 2006, 6:42 AM
I've ran through the checklist, I know that .package files don't need to be installed like the sim ones, but it doesn't work anyway. What did I do in my past life to deserve this? *rolleyes*
Thanks for your help, anyway :)
16th Feb 2006, 7:08 AM
Is your downloads folder named "Downloads"?
16th Feb 2006, 12:23 PM
If they are genetics, sims or clothes, put them in your saved sims folder. for the rest of the items, move the entire downloads folder to the desktop, run the game, then put the items in the newly generated Downloads folder.
16th Feb 2006, 3:13 PM
If one isn't generated, install something using Maxis' Content Installer, then run the game.
18th Feb 2006, 2:56 PM
I am having the same problem, i have now disabled my custom content thing and have downloaded a clean pack, i have ultimate zip and justunzipit, my objects are all in sims2/downloads file and they are still not appearing, the only website that i have went to, and i can actually see the objects in my game in www.sims2.com other than that no other sites have worked. I have downloaded the SimPE. i dont know what to do, no objects are appearing..... pleaz help!! thanks a whole bunch to anyone who does........... Erika
18th Feb 2006, 8:31 PM
Did you run through the FAQs I linked to earlier, and follow the advice in this thread?
19th Feb 2006, 2:42 PM
I looked at all your advice and i tried to find info to help through the FAQs, but i didn't find anything.s
19th Feb 2006, 2:52 PM
Do you have to download the CEP?
19th Feb 2006, 7:16 PM
The CEP is needed to enable recolours of Maxis objects.... it's all in the FAQs.
19th Feb 2006, 11:50 PM
I am having the same problem.. it is a .package file in my downloads but will not appear in the game, this is only for Objects, such as decorative wall hangings. My clothes, hair, etc appears in the game but not the objects. Am I missing a step? Please help
20th Feb 2006, 12:18 AM
For those here that are still having problems, PLEASE make sure you run through those two threads that simsample linked to and follow every word. 99% of the time the problem is something listed there, or a tiny detail you might have gotten wrong.
If all else fails, another trick that can also work in getting your objects to work... Create a new folder on your desktop. Call it whatever you want ("temp" will do). Open your Downloads folder. Select everything. Cut and paste it into the folder on your desktop. Delete the now-empty Downloads folder. Run Body Shop. It will generate a new Downloads folder. Close Body Shop. Cut and paste everything from that temporary folder into the new Downloads folder. Try the game.
20th Feb 2006, 12:57 AM
Okay, I have this problem as well, but only some of my downloaded items are not showing up. I don't have either of the expansion packs, I made sure I have the meshes, and I went through all the suggestions above and these few items still don't show up. The items that refuse to appear are one set of clothes and a hair style (mesh and one recolour), and a bunch of posters.
20th Feb 2006, 2:25 AM
Run through everything in the FAQs and that was said on this thread again. One of these things will solve your problem, you just have to try them all. All I can do is to tell you what I've already said in this thread, and I'm getting fed up of repeating myself!
20th Feb 2006, 2:30 AM
If you're having trouble with particular items, but other items of the same type are working okay, it may actually be a problem with those items. Check where you got them originally and see if others have had the same problem.
20th Feb 2006, 6:36 AM
i'm having trouble with some clothes not showing up.i see them in the bodyshop and sometime when i'm creating a sim and it would just show up. when i go through the outfits its not there.please help. i have extract it unzip, its in the download folder its just not showing up.it happened only with some clothes i've downloaded here. thanx
20th Feb 2006, 8:52 AM
Put them in the saved sims folder, and try again. If they consistently show up in Bodyshop but not in game, it could be that the creator has uploaded the wrong files- go to the thread you got them from and check the comments to see if other people have had this trouble.
21st Feb 2006, 5:27 AM
where is the savedfolder? is it under the my documents or program files ea the sims2? thank you
21st Feb 2006, 3:12 PM
my documents/ ea games/ the sims2/ saved sims
21st Feb 2006, 8:24 PM
Thanks for your help, I'm sure it'll work sometime, I just have to keep trying.
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