1. How do I insert these things into my game?
  2. I keep trying to open these files but they keep opening with another program. How do I fix it?
  3. Why do my wallpapers and floors keep disappearing?
  4. How did you create your Sim Game Add-Ons?
  5. My Sims speak a weird language, how do I get them to speak mine?
  6. What are the cheat codes?
  7. Can I use your stuff on my site? NO.
  8. What are .sif and .sig files?
How do I insert these things into my game?
PC Users: Assuming you accepted the default path settings on installation and installed it on your C Drive.

Extension: .wll
Install to:
C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims\GameData\Walls

Extension: .flr
Install to:
C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims\GameData\Floors

Extensions: .cmx .skn .bmp
Install to:
C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims\GameData\Skins
Insert skins with .skn, .cmx, and .bmp extension in this directory.

Note:not all .bmp files go in here, only if they are skins. If they say pic in the name, they are probably not a skin. You may wish to open it first before inserting. Inserting should not cause problems. Skins Usually begin with something like B001FAfitdrk_blahblah or C311MAfatlgt_blahblahor something of that nature, unless they go with an attachment such as hats, glasses, purses.

Extensions: .iff .far
Install to:
C:\ProgramFiles\Maxis\TheSims\Downloads\SimFreaks\ or
C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims\Downloads\

Do not install these.
.sif files contain text you may read with your text editor regarding copyrights
.sig files are infomation regarding the digital signatures of files.

houses & dowtown lots:
Extension: .iff
Install to:
C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims\UserData\Houses\
or with Livin' Large: C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims\UserData#\Houses\

Extension: .fam .dtl
You will need to install the telecom patch from TheSims.com if you don't have it already.
Install to:
C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims\UserData\Imports
The files keep opening as another program. How do I fix it?
Your file extension is associated with the wrong program.

Go to My Computer - View - Options - File Types

Scroll through and look for the file extention, such


Delete it.

Then go open it with the program of your choice. If you want to associate it with a program, right click on the file and choose, "Open with..." Then find the program you want to open with and it will then be associated.

Some programs won't open files in this manner. In those cases, just open the program.
Why do my wallpapers and floors keep disappearing?
If you don't have Livin' Large, House Party or Hot Date, the limit for custom walls is 90. The limit for custom floors is 63.

If you load more, you will see your selections being replaced by Maxis® custom floors. Tip: You can add walls and floors after gameload. Just hit ALT-Tab to minimize your game. Then drag and drop you new walls and floors. Unfortunately, you can't remove them in the same manner. You must close down your game to remove these files.
How did you create your Sim Game Add-Ons?
WALLS & FLOORS: Using the tool: HomeCrafter (aka HomeMaster) from Maxis and Adobe Photoshop.

SKINS & MESHES: Creating quality skins is a difficult task. Some people just slap a block of color on a body and don't take the effort to create shading or texture. Programs that aid in creating skins and meshes may be found at various places. SimShow - thesims.com, Simposeium, CMX editor from Kelahn, and various others that I'm too lazy to get the URLs for at this moment.

Meshes are a lot more difficult and I really don't have a clue. I've tried and failed. You can find some tutorials and explanations at Jerome's Mesh Shop.

We use Transmogrifier by Don Hopkins. We have a few tutorials in our Creation Tips & Tricks section
My Sims speak a weird language, how do I get them to speak mine?
Sims speak their own language. Don't beat yourself up trying to figure it out. Enjoy the pure universal simplicity of their language. I'm sure what they had to say wasn't that important anyway, like most of the people I've met. This question would've been answered if you just read the manual.
What are the cheat codes?
I currently don't have a cheat list but if you need money, try CTRL-C klaupacius or rosebud for money follow rosebud with as many !; as you like to increase the amount. But don't end it with a ! or you get nothing. For example rosebud !;!;!;!;!;

Also I have a list of cheat codes, but some are dangerous to your system. Dangerous List).
Can I use your stuff on my site?
What are .sif and .sig files?
.sif files contain information regarding permissions on the files. Although the base object (the object without the images) may always be cloned, the images are copyrighted by the original artists. Those items may not be cloned, modified or redistributed in any form including but not limited to the internet, ftp sites, CDs™, floppy disks or any other type of media.

.sig files are digitally signed files indicating the date the file was last modified and uploaded. We do this as a protective measure should anyone decide to redistribute or modify our art.

Both are viewable with your any text editor.