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Special Interest Magazines - Set 01

by sunsetavenue Posted 25th Aug 2009 at 10:44 PM
17 Comments / replies (Who?) - 15 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.
Hello! Ever since I started playing TS3, I've wanted more custom content (don't we all). I don't know about yours, but my sims are pretty darn tired of reading the same "Stack O' Mags" over and over. Here are some magazines on art, business, and cooking. They are all made from screenshots in the game and feature the Simlish language. I'm still in the process of making more, so fear not if you can't find your sim's muse here yet.

(You may want to use Delphy's awesome TS3 Install Helper Monkey to install .package files.)

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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
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Size: 1.52 MB · Downloads: 12,460 · 25th Aug 2009
1.52 MB 12,460 25th Aug 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

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17 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 14 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 25th Aug 2009 at 11:46 PM
Nice job! Hope to see more themes in the future
Mad Poster
#3 Old 25th Aug 2009 at 11:51 PM
Nice! I'd love to see some Science & Nature and Kids magazines too. I absolutely love how you have made these with in-game screenshots and simlish text.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 25th Aug 2009 at 11:52 PM
Awesome! To be so creative! If you have spare time, I'd love to see some car mags!

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Forum Resident
#5 Old 26th Aug 2009 at 12:05 AM
Excellent work.
Field Researcher
#6 Old 26th Aug 2009 at 1:07 AM
Thank you for these! (hmmm...comic books are magazines....)
Test Subject
#7 Old 26th Aug 2009 at 1:37 AM
This makes me want to make some sim-based magazines too XD
Now if only animals were in the game :/
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 26th Aug 2009 at 3:03 AM
great job can't wait to see them in my game are you planning on making some for kids and teen it would be great thanks for sharing

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Lab Assistant
#9 Old 26th Aug 2009 at 3:13 AM
Thank you! These are so great! *downloads* It drove me CRAZY only having one set of magazines.

Thanks again!

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#10 Old 26th Aug 2009 at 9:10 PM
Thank you for sharing this! I had some other magazine recolors but they aren't the same as these and I love having lots of variety to choose from.
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 27th Aug 2009 at 1:20 AM

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Test Subject
#12 Old 27th Aug 2009 at 4:41 AM
Make animal magazines! You can have one that looks like a Zoo mag, one for dogs, and one for one with a fish on it! I would totally love that!
Top Secret Researcher
#13 Old 31st Aug 2009 at 4:49 AM
Nice stuff, sunsetavenue.
Test Subject
#14 Old 5th Sep 2009 at 1:25 AM
Great! Keep up the good work!!!
Test Subject
#15 Old 5th Sep 2009 at 1:27 AM
Don't stop!!!
My sentaments entirely!!!

Forum Resident
#16 Old 12th Sep 2009 at 4:30 PM
We need gaming magazines! Nintendo Power, Playstation Magazine, PC Magazine for Sims? >.>

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Test Subject
#17 Old 14th Nov 2013 at 6:35 AM
<3 I love personalized clutter :D
Test Subject
#18 Old 22nd Mar 2014 at 5:56 AM