How to Decrapify .Sims3Packs and .Packages [FOR STORE CONTENT, etc.]

UPDATE: I have fixed the Decrapifier download link already. I apologize for any inconveniences the previous link has caused.

Way back in 2009, you had the ability to install ANY .Sims3Packs (ehem, copies of original store stuff downloaded for free via torrent/ sharing sites). Aware of this, EA released Patch 1.8 (I think) to fix this issue. People had to find a way to install these .Sims3Packs, so poof, we got to decrapify them prior to installation.

Here's how you do it:
1. Download the decrapifier here.

2. Use WinRar or any similar .rar extractors to extract the files anywhere in your computer. It contains a folder named "Decrapify" containing 3 files which will do the trick.

3. Make sure you know where you extracted the contents of the .rar file

4. Download any The Sims 3 store object. If the file you downloaded has a .rar, .zip, or .7z extension, use WinRar or any similar program to extract its contents. Make sure the files you extracted have .Sims3Pack or .package extensions.
[I will post ALL the stuff in this blog but it will take a little while.]

5. Place the downloaded content (either in .Sims3Pack or .package format) inside the "Decrapify" folder together with the 3 files originally inside it.

6. Inside the "Decrapify" folder, double click on "decrap.bat" to start decrapifying your stuff. Once it finishes, your store content is now ready to install. 

7. Before you launch the game, download the fix here and install it the same way you install .package files. (YOU ONLY NEED TO DO THIS EVERYTIME YOU INSTALL A NEWER STORE CONTENT THAN THE LATEST ONE INSTALLED IN YOUR GAME.)

NOTE that in some cases, especially in premium content from The Sims 3 Store, you may need to download fixes. [I will post them here too so don't worry.]

That's all. Don't hesitate to ask any questions. Happy Simming!



21 comments:

  1. Hi, the link to the decrapifier is broken.

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    1. Hello. Sorry for the late reply. I have updated the link to the decrapifier. Tell me if you still have any problems. Thanks! :)

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    2. same for me as well - i go to download it, it tells me I need to log onto the website, I create an account and it just takes me to my account

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    3. It still doesn't work. It led me to my Cloud Drive.

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    4. Hi guys! I'm really sorry for the late reply and my ignorance to this issue. I have uploaded the file to 4shared already and you can download the decrapifier from there. The link is also updated. Thanks for understanding. :D

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  2. I've got patch 1.55. Do I need to install this as well?

    Thanks.

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  3. Your link doesn't work for me either. :( I'd REALLY like to download it, too!

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    1. Hi! I'm really sorry for the late reply and my ignorance to this issue. I have uploaded the file to 4shared already and you can download the decrapifier from there. The link is also updated. Thanks for understanding. :D

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    2. Thanks! I just downloaded it now, can't wait to try it out. :D

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  4. Everything was going fine until I double clicked the decrap.bat; I have no application to open it. I have a mac and used keka to extract files which usually works perfectly. What am I doing wrong?

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    1. Hello. Sorry for the late reply. I hate to say this but currently, there's no way to decrapify on a Mac. You can only do this with Windows.

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  5. Hello, I'm confused. On step 7, the link for the fix is the same link as the one in step 1 for the decrapifier. Am I missing something?

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  6. Hi, I downloaded it and everything, placed a world in the map to decrapify, click on decrap, and I get a pop-up (similiar to when you start a pc, you get ablack screen with white text) The last sentence is "Press any key to continue" so I do that, but when I put the world file back in Downloads and then try to install it in the launcher it says again that I need to update my game. Help ? :(

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  7. Hi, I downloaded it and everything, placed a world in the map to decrapify, click on decrap, and I get a pop-up (similiar to when you start a pc, you get ablack screen with white text) The last sentence is "Press any key to continue" so I do that, but when I put the world file back in Downloads and then try to install it in the launcher it says again that I need to update my game. Help ? :(

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  8. Link is a place for you to click and make money how to I get to the "real" link?

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  11. Hello!

    Do I need to use decrapify in your content? I downloaded (btw Barclay link is down) and I don't know if I have to use decrapify.

    Thank you very much for all!

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