Wednesday, October 19, 2011

HOW TO: Share Collections

Step 1. Make a collection.
Step 2. Exit the game. (Do not make multiple collections to share at once- their files are not named and you may get confused when sharing them.)
Step 3. Go to MyDocuments/ElectronicArts/TheSims3/Collections/User
Step 4. Arrange the folder by Date Modified. Find the package file that matches the time you last added something to your collection. It should be the most recent file.
Step 5. Change the name! You can rename collection files. Give it a really good descriptive name so people know what they've got.
Step 6. Share it!




All it takes to share the collection is that one single file. Another player sticks it into their Collections/User folder and it appears in game! You can use objects from any expansion/stuff pack and even custom content- the objects simply won't appear in the collection if the other player does not have them.

17 comments:

  1. That's good news that we can share collections. Now I just hope someone makes collections for the different Store sets since I doubt EA will bother. I'd do it myself, but I don't even have Pets or the patch installed yet because I'm trying to figure out a cc related crash before patching.

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  2. Thank you! Very useful! Now someone just has to find out how to use own icons for collections...

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  3. Thank you so much for the collections. I too wish someone would make them for the store objects. I made one with wedding stuff, Halloween, x-mas thanksgiving and laundry.

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  5. ^There are store collections published on MATY, either in store downloads thread or in the store questions one.

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