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Testers Wanter - Sims 3 Dashboard tool (Updated 20th June 2011: v1.2.4167.38743)

by Tashiketh Posted 15th Jan 2010 at 11:51 PM - Updated 23rd Dec 2013 at 3:07 PM by Delphy
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What does this tool do?

It's basically designed to let people easily clear the cache and identify problem content.

This tool has 4 main tasks:

- To easily show you which games you have, whether or not they have a full framework, and to browse to that games root folder.
- To show you the contents of the Sims 3 cache files, and clear them
- To show you all of your custom content in .package format, and display any "corrupted" files, or Sims 2 content, or stuff that just plain wont work.
- To fix any problems with corrupted files, empty files, generally broken files, and allow you to fix conflicts yourself

How do I use it?

Download and unzip the file. Run the Sims3Dashboard.exe file within.

You need .NET Framework 2.0 to run this tool. (It wont run on Mono unless you use X11)

:: You don't need to download or install .NET 2.0 if you have Windows Vista or Windows 7 - it's included by default in those operating systems.

Can this file help me identify files that cause my game to slowdown?

Yes, it can. Any "bad" files are identified in Red and can be selected using the "Select Corrupt" button.

Can I move/rename/remove custom content using this tool

This is not a full featured download organiser, however it does let you disable custom content entirely from the list - this is used for corrupted stuff.

Will this identify incompatible mods, or outdated mods?

No, it won't. It's up to you to keep track of which mods work with which versions of your game.

However, it will detect "conflict" mods (marked as Duplicate) that basically conflict with another mod you have. It will also detect Empty packages.

I ran this tool but it didn't tell me I had any problems!

This tool only identifies particular issues - not everything. So if you have issues, and have nothing in red in this tool.. well thats what we have a help forum for.

Is this compatible with World Adventures?


Can I launch my game using this?

No, you can't.

Comments / Questions

Post a feedback post. Error messages, please copy paste the dialogbox into a reply.


Thanks to...

HystericalParoxysm, leefish, HugeLunatic, Bakafox and emhpb for testing.

Operating System: Windows
Utility Type: CC Managers
Plugin Type: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Sims3Dashboard.rar | Description: v1.2.3914.26559 94.3 KB 651,096 15th Jan 2010
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Run Sims 3 Dashboard. (Sims3Dashboard.exe)

Need more information?
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16th Feb 2018 at 12:00 AM Last edited by NjFlash76 : 16th Feb 2018 at 12:02 AM. Reason: Mistake
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Test Subject
#2151 Old 16th Feb 2018 at 12:01 AM
Default Id like to ask.
Can this be updated to find Sims 4 Packages?
Lab Assistant
#2152 Old 22nd Jun 2018 at 5:08 AM
Originally Posted by Jake Lucas
Worked brilliantly for me, sorted out a few duplicates for me and even a sims 2 file I had no idea was that type Thank you

Well you're one of the lucky ones. I download this program and I can't even get it to open. Totally useless and probably outdated now.

"Life without LOVE is NO life at all"
Test Subject
#2153 Old 22nd Jul 2018 at 9:17 AM
Originally Posted by ange1face20
Well you're one of the lucky ones. I download this program and I can't even get it to open. Totally useless and probably outdated now.

Not because it isn't working for you that something is "Totally useless"
Outdated, probably yeah, but still working as of jully 22 2018, Sims 3 v1.67

Fine to check small problems but still better being careful when you download something yourself.
Good idea reading this if you have issues understanding this software :

Be careful if you own sims 4, don't mix sims 3 and sims 4 packages in the same folder tree
Test Subject
#2154 Old 5th Aug 2018 at 11:16 PM
Originally Posted by 1litre
Do you own the Sims 4? I moved the mydocuments Sims 4 to the desktop and then the problem went away.

This worked for me. Thanks! ^_^
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