I believe it should. winRAR is only the program I recommend, as I use it myself and know that it works. .zip files and .rar files should both be able to be opened by any unzipping program.
What screen? The internet pages that the download links are on? If this is the case I can only attribute this to either a slow internet connection or browser incompatibilities. Both the decrapped and undecrapped downloads are working fine on my end.
If it is the Launcher that is turning black and not responding when you try to install Hidden Springs, then that is likely due to a slow computer and the Launcher’s own instabilities. If this is the case, you just have to leave the Launcher alone for as long as you can and hope that it will eventually install.
The nuts and berries are currently being offered as a decrapped file. It appears this problem is happening to a lot of people.
Unfortunately, I have no knowledge as to how to fix this. I have contacted Nona to see if this is an issue on my end, but in the mean time I am unsure of what the real issue is.
Did the place that you download the ccmerged from state that it was updated for Bohemian Garden?
Due to MATY currently being down, the FAQ now has an alternative download hub for PC fixes
Most of my items should be fixed to prevent this, but occasionally part of a premium item won’t show up. I’m talking about the straw not showing up for the chocolate fondue, the pins not showing up for the voodoo doll, the bow not showing up for the violin. This happens because all these little items are separate to the main item, and sometimes through converting and decrapping and compressing these items get lost or stop working. You will know that this is the case if either the Sim appears to be holding something, but there is nothing there, of if a large white box appears around your Sim as they are doing the interaction. It is an easy fix on your end, though.
Visit MATY for fixes for Premium Content items. At the time of writing this, MATY is down. If this is the case, you can also get store fixes for Premium Content from here. If it’s just premium content screwing around in game, then you’ll only need to download the decrap fixes. These will need to be placed in an Overrides folder that you create yourself. Additionally, some Store items do have their own issues that can’t be faulted to decrapping processes. Fixes for those are also available at both links.
Yes, it’s a set. But it’s not a new set. It’s a compilation of items from different sets that EA has thrown together because they feel that they could go together. If you want the Monarch Suite, take a look at what items it comes with, figure out what sets they initially came with, and download those sets.
That is not a new set. It is a compilation of items from different sets.
Check the FAQ. This is an issue with PC items.
Honestly it just sounds like your computer is not strong enough to run the game with a certain amount of files to load. Try merging them to see if that helps.