Why should I subscribe to Simslice?
With very few sim sites left, The Sims Community is struggling to keep the content alive. Most of our items have unique behaviors that will enhance your game playing experience adding entire new dimensions (e.g. Slice City, Weather Machine, etc. ), and few take the time and attention to detail in creation and in testing that Simslice puts into every object, including the fun little surprises!
The Sims Community is dwindling now, but we are keeping our content alive. Facebook groups such as Saving The Sims and CTO Sims are doing their best to keep up with the content of many sites. For several years, they have been moving files from server to server trying to keep it all available, but finding someone willing to host enough content to fill an entire server is difficult. We do not wish to add to that burden.
I sincerely hope you will continue to be with us as official members of our site and continue to support the work done by Simslice now, and in the future. If you have any questions, please contact us on the SimFreaks Discord (My wife's site).
| How can I subscribe?
Sign Up Here with Paypal.
How do I cancel my subscription?
Where is the Weather Machine?
The Deluxe Weather Seasons Package for the original The Sims game is located on the Electronics Page.
We also have a Weather-Maker for The Sims 2 and that can be downloaded from our Sims 2 Objects section.
| How long have you been making stuff for the Sims?
Since the very beginning of The Sims (in the year 2000), which was even before Simslice.com came online (in 2002). We host a bit of everything you need for your game: Objects, Skins, Houses, Walls, Floors, Roofs, Programs, Patches, Contests, and much more. We strive to host only unique content that can't normally be found elsewhere. We host content for both The Sims and The Sims 2 games, and even known to make "games within games" (e.g. see Slice City).
| Can I submit my objects?
Contact SimFreak through the SimFreaks Discord for Simslice Submissions.
How do I download, unzip and install items in my game?
How to Install Our Files:
Creations here are in .zip files. Older PCs may require older versions of WinZip
(Note: WinZip is not needed for Windows XP or higher-- they can just double click on the file to open (unzip) it). There are other programs around that can unzip, such as Simzip for TS1, but since some of these have been reported to corrupt certain gamefiles, to be safe we don't make any additional recommendations.However feel free to use whatever you are comfortable with, justbackup your file first just in case.
To download our items, simply click on the download link (for details about how to subscribe to Simslice, click here). A window will pop up with a prompt. Click the "save" button and choose a folder to save it to. It will then start downloading to that folder. Once finished, go to the folder where you downloaded the file, and double-click on it. This starts thenzip process. Windows XP users usually can just move the filesto the proper location (XP can read zip files like regular directories). WinZip users should follow the WinZip prompts to extract the file(s) to the appropriate directory(ies). You can adjust these WinZip instructions below for whatever tool you are using. The instructions below are for WinZip users starting from the very beginning... if you've already started the unzip process above, continue from step £5:
Brief instructions are included on each download's webpage, and additional instructions are in each enclosed "readme" file, so make sure you read them both in case there are special instructions. But basically, here's where files need to be installed:
Sims 2 content: Files ending in .Sims2Skin or .Sims2Pack are installed just by double-clicking on the file and following the prompts. Files ending in .package just need to be put into your "C:/.../My Documents/EA Games/The Sims 2/Downloads" folder. Now, this folder is not created when the game is installed, but only when the .Sims2Skin or .Sims2Pack installer is run for the first time. So if you are new to downloading and you do not see this "../Downloads" folder in this exact location, then simply create it and then put the .package file in it. A few people prefer the "../Objects" folder instead (in C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2\TSData\Res\Objects), although "../Downloads" is usually the better choice (just don't put the file in both - only one or the other). The next time you run the game, your item will be there! If not, check to make sure you have the "Catalogs Display Custom Content" setting in the game set to "ON" (some expansions have additional requirements too -- for more details, jump to our troubleshooting FAQ).
The rest of the instructions apply to the original The Sims game:
Objects: Objects should be extracted into the Sims/Downloads directory, unless otherwise stated in the "readme" file. If you are a frequent downloader of our site, we suggest going into the Downloads folder and creating a new folder called Simslice, and put all our objects in there (it's easier to track and organize your downloads this way, but you don't have to do it). If they don't show up in your game, or you get a crash, there could be many reasons, so please click here to jump to that FAQ here that offers solutions.
Skins: All skin files go into the GameData/Skins directory unless otherwise stated. Do not create subdirectories in the Skins folder because the game won't read them for some reason.
Houses: If you have multiple neighborhoods, run the game and pick the neighborhood you want the house to go in (if you haven't done so already). Then quit the game, and find the Userdata folder that corresponds with that neighborhood (i.e. Neighborhood 2 = Userdata2). Those of you without multiple neighborhoods in your game just go to the Userdata folder. In that folder, open the Houses folder, and replace the House##.iff file with the downloaded House##.iff file of the same name (FYI, ## is the "lot number" of a house/lot). Every lot has a House##.iff file, even if it's an empty (undeveloped) lot. So make sure there isn't already a house in that lot when you replace it, or it will be lost. When you are done, run the game and move in your family as usual. Follow this same process when downloading Downtown lots, Vacation lots, Old Town lots, etc.
Walls: All wall files go into the GameData/Walls folder. All wall files end in .wll and you can create subdirectories in here if you want.
Floors: All floor files go into the GameData/Floors folder. All floor files end in .flr and you can create subdirectories in here if you want.
Roofs: All roof files go into the GameData/Roofs folder. All roof files should end in .bmp and you can create subdirectories in here if you want.
Troubleshooting, if needed: See the FAQ below titled, "Game is crashing, freezing or items aren't appearing in game. Why oh why?"
| Game is crashing, freezing or items aren't appearing in game. Why oh why?
First make sure you unzipped the download. Some "sim-specific" zip programs out there (like Simzip) have been reported to sometimes damage hacked objects, so we don't recommend using them -- WinZip is however safe to use. Click here to jump to our FAQ about unzipping/installing files. All our objects are stress-tested and have clean coding, so they won't cause crashes based on their programing. There could be many other reasons this occurs though, so here are some tips:
Why can't I distribute or post Simslice creations on my website?
However if you wish to clone or recolor Simslice objects to submitonly to Simslice for posting, or if you are a website owner wanted to collaborate, we would be very interested in hearing from you.
| Where are your forums? Our forum standard is now Discord. We have combined our forums with the SimFreaks Discord along with SimsPlus, Simbabe, Jerome's Meshes & more to come. Discord can be accessed via the web, desktop app, or mobile app and is free to use.
| Do you offer 24/7 customer support? We do NOT offer 24 hour customer support. Contacting us through the SimFreaks Discord Forum is your best option, as our emails have been overloaded by SPAM.
|Why does the site have different page designs?
It's a never-ending work-in-progress.