Topic: Is my custom case safe
June 16, 2019 / By Dorine Question:
ok so ive found ALOT of houses and building that i really really want, but when i extract them [i have WinRAR] i dont know where to put the files. when i download clothes and stuff i usually put them under My Document > EA Games > The Sims 2> Downloads
but for residential and community lots, do i do the same?
My Document > EA Games > Sims 2 > Downloads
and it didnt show up =[
i wanted to download and use this:
Cateline | 5 days ago
Sorry, but all the other answers are wrong. Lots, such as residential and community lots, are in the .sims2pack file format, while most other content is in the .package format. For Sims 2 custom content, all .package files should be placed under My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads. However, .sims2pack files need to be installed separately.
When you're in WinRAR, just double click on the file. It will then ask you if you want to install the content. Click "Install" or whatever it says, I don't remember, and it should almost instantaneously install it. Make sure you have any expansion packs needed to install that lot, though.
You can also use the Sims 2 Clean Installer at:
which tells you any custom content that comes with that lot, in case there's something you don't want to install, and also makes things a bit safer.
Yes, do the same thing that you do for items you want in your house. They will show up in both the home and community lots item select.