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Getting Downloads Into Your Games


The basic way of getting downloads into your game (which works for lots and houses) is to drop everything into the "Downloads" folder, typically found under Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Downloads.
When you open your game, the game launcher will have the new items available in your "Downloads" Tab. Check the boxes next to the files you want to install and click "install". It may take a while; the launcher goes through a process of loading the game, installing and then closing it again before you can do anything else.
Note: Once you have installed the files, you can move them out of the Downloads folder. I keep mine organized in a seperate folder on my desktop. If you delete the files in the launcher, you will not be able to reinstall them later if you need to unless you download them again.


The house and lots in the Sims 4 are quite different from the other games. They consist of a number of files including trayitems, bpi and blueprint files, all with the same "date modified" date and time stamp. These files are created when you save the house and are located in Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Tray. Unzip all the house files into the Tray folder to get the house in your game. Although not yet available here, other custom content is normally in .package format. These files should be placed in your "Mods" folder: Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods.

Prison Architect

Place the prison and the corresponding .png file into your Users\(yourusername)\AppData\Local\Prison Architect\saves folder. It will be available to load as a saved game the next time you start.

Zoo Tycoon 2

Places zoos (ending in .z2s) in Appdata\Roaming\Microsoft Games\Zoo Tycoon 2\(your profile)\Saved
Place paths and other custom content (ending in .z2f) in your Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Zoo Tycoon 2 folder.

Contact Me

See a mistake? See something interesting you think I'd be interested in? Want to add your wishlist item to the sims 4 wishlist? Er...yeah, I'm working on a nifty form that you can do all that in. In the meantime, feel free to contact me at ye olde email address which is jendea over at Until I get the form up and running, please don't be offended if I don't answer your mail immediately. I do check every day, but I am human and that email is a huge monster of junk, personal and sims related mails. I miss stuff every now and then.