Nona's Sims

Modding and Troubleshooting The Sims 3

How to Install

Want to use a mod for the Sims 3, but never done it before? Setting up your game to use mods is quick and easy. Anyone can do it! Since ModTheSims has a really thorough tutorial on  the subject, I’ll send you over there. Make sure you read everything carefully and follow the steps precisely!

Game Help:Installing Sims 3 Package Files/Setup and Files

Basic Steps for Installing Sims 3 Package Files:

  1. Click on the link above to be sent the tutorial at MTS.
  2. Download the by clicking on the blue “Download” picture, which is located under “Step ” of their tutorial.
  3. Move the to Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3
  4. Unzip the
  5. You will now have a new folder in your The Sims 3 folder, called Mods.
  6. You can install mods by placing them in the Mods\Packages folder.
And you’re done! Super easy, wasn’t it?

Other helpful links about Custom Content for the Sims 3:

Game Help:TS3 CC Basics (MTS) – All about Custom Content for the Sims 3
Delphy’s Sims 3 Dashboard Tool – Check your game for conflicting mods and corrupted packages
CleanInstaller (aka CUSTARD) – Check your Sims3Pack files for corrupted content, or unwanted custom content
Delphy’s Sims3Pack Multi-Extracter – Extract .package files from your Sims3Pack files, saving you the hassle of installing custom content through the launcher

S3PE – Sims 3 Package Editor – Create mods, edit mods, merge mods, or just take a look at what’s inside a package file


  1. is that where i place XML, S3ASC, S3ASCG and MAX files?

    Comment by Audriana | October 1, 2014 | Reply

    • No. Your resources need to be in a package. Use S3PE to make a package for whatever you’re creating.

      Comment by Nona | October 1, 2014 | Reply

  2. What about the sims 4

    Comment by Aliyah Hernandez | June 26, 2016 | Reply

  3. Can I use this file to get a mod folder for the sims 4

    Comment by Aliyah Hernandez | June 26, 2016 | Reply

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