Free Sims 3

Items from the Sims 3 Store decrapped, compressed, converted to package and recategorized where appropriate.
Please refer to the FAQ before asking any questions.
Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hi! First of all I want to say that your one of the best websites in the world! I was wondering if I already downloaded the ccmerge (for all the PC items) on another website do I have to download it again from your website? Is there a difference between you and lets say Games4theworld? If you do answer, thank you so much!
freesims-3 freesims-3 Said:

So long as the one you have downloaded says that it is fully updated, then you’ll be able to use that one with no issues. I only link the ones I know work and are updated regularly, but any others should do the same thing.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hey! i went to download the bakery and there's a note in the download that says "All food items have been tied to the Baker's Station, not to the Baker's Bazaar Collection For the new food to show up you will need to install the Baker's Station" does that mean i need to install something separate or just be sure to install the bakers station in the package?
freesims-3 freesims-3 Said:

It means that if you are downloading the set specifically for the new recipes, you will need to install the Baker’s Station.package within that set for them to show up. You don’t need to download anything else for them to show up.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Did you know you could just put updated ccmerge in overrides folder and packages folder, and it fixes your premium content, you don't need any store fixes. Found it on youtube from someone and it worked.
freesims-3 freesims-3 Said:

ccmerged doesn’t fix missing accessories or animations, only objects that involve new ingredients, recipes and moodlets. Installing an updated ccmerged will make the Premium Content playable, but it won’t look right. Your Sims won’t be holding the accessories and they may end up with a white box around them.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
How often do You put new things on download? Like I wanted to have more hair from the Store.
freesims-3 freesims-3 Said:

I upload things when the Store releases them. Given that the Sims 3 Store will be releasing nothing else, this is pretty much your lot when it comes to hair.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hi! I'm sorry to bother you(it's not really necessary, but I figured that you'd want to know), but I just downloaded the new amore venue, and you seem to be missing the fountain. I downloaded it twice just to make sure nothing bugged in the downloading process. Thanks for your time! :)
freesims-3 freesims-3 Said:

Oh, mother fucker. I did too.

Okay, I’ve updated the links to a .rar that includes the fountain too. Sorry about that.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
From what I've checked, I don't have any lightning mods installed. I even deleted some of the worlds from exchange but it didn't help either, and I don't really want to delete all of them. By the way I downloaded the decrapped version of Aurora Skies, do you think that dowloading underapped version would make any difference?
freesims-3 freesims-3 Said:

I did some Googling, turns out this is a glitch that has nothing to do with Aurora Skies, and everything to do with Seasons. Seasons introduced a glitch in the .ini file, which controls lighting in all worlds. This glitch affects clouds, basically removing them. The only reason this is so noticeable in Aurora Skies is because the auroras require the clouds to show up. If the clouds aren’t showing up, there’s no auroras.

According to SimsVIP, the way to fix this glitch is to to save and exit to the main menu, and then reload your save. Alternatively, as this is a .ini problem, downloading any lighting mod that has clouds and auroras will fix your problem. BrntWaffles has a whole heap of lighting mods for you to choose from if you’re interested in going that way. You install them just like any other .package file :)

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hi, first of all thank you for uploading all those things. Mostly everything I downloaded works fine, but I have a problem with Aurora Skies. There are no auroras in the sky. I thought maybe it has something to do with seasons, but they don't show up in any of them. Maybe someone asked it before, I'm sorry if you have to repeat yourself, but I don't know if it's a common problem or I should maybe try downloading it again.
freesims-3 freesims-3 Said:

Lighting isn’t something that should be affected, so my question to you is, have you installed any lighting mods? Lighting mods aren’t world specific and will override the lighting of any world you have installed, so if you want to see Aurora Skies natural lighting, you’ll need to remove any lighting mods you have installed.

Last Venue of Amore

Long ago, there was a beautiful city built on the sands of a charming ocean shore.  Sims often said it was built upon the love and passion of all those who resided there.  If only they also had built on a stronger foundation than sand since much of the city was swept away with the tides.  Love still stands, however, amongst the waterways and awe-inspiring architecture of this: the Last Venue of Amore.

This set contains PC items. You will need to download an updated Store Fix and ccmerged for these items to work. Please be patient while these are created, you can check the Store Fixes page for updated links.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Do you know of any reason why some merged CC wouldn't appear in-game? Lots of my custom hair showed up in CAS catalog until I merged them. Internet searches haven't been helpful for me. Thank you!
freesims-3 freesims-3 Said:

The only thing I can think of, is that it’s recommended not to merge into a package over 250MB I think? I don’t know if that’s because larger packages don’t work or not, but I tend to try and stick below the 200MB mark anyway.

Do make sure you clear your cache files every time you edit your CC too, just to make sure things will show up.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hi! First of all, thanks for all of your work! I hope you found a nice place. :) Second, I downloaded midnight hollow. It works great! However, one of the big reasons i wanted the town was the tombtones. I can only find them in the world editor landmarks, not even in buydebug. :( Is there any way to change this without getting some complicated mod?
freesims-3 freesims-3 Said:

Hmm, I’m not sure about recategorising objects, I only know how to do that with CAS items.

If you open up the object in something like TSRW, you may be able to do it there?