How khổng lồ install the Sims 3 Create a World Tool so that it works with the Steam version of the game on Windows 7 32 và 64 bit operating systems.

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I’m going lớn preface this guide by saying that by far the simplest way to lớn get the Create a World Tool working is to register your game on The Sims 3 website then download & install the game through Origin.

Getting the Create a World tool to work with the Steam version of the game requires edits to the Windows registry.

*WARNING!* Making changes to the Windows registry incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you khổng lồ reinstall Windows. I have sầu followed the steps outlined in this guide và it has worked for me without any issues however you make these changes at your own risk!

First, tải về the Create a World Tool from The Sims 3 website -> Link

If you try khổng lồ install straight away it will tell you that you need khổng lồ have Sims 3 installed và installation will fail as the Create a World tool does not recognise the Steam version of Sims 3’s installation.

To get it to install you need lớn open notepad và copy and paste the following code

For Windows 7 32 bit operating systems:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

“SKU”=dword:00000007 “DisplayName”=”The Sims™ 3” “Install Dir”=”c:\steam\steamapps\common\the sims 3” “Telemetry”=dword:00000000 “InstallStart”=dword:00000000 “ExePath”=”c:\steam\steamapps\common\the sims 3\Game\Bin\TS3.exe” “ProductID”=dword:000003e8

For Windows 7 64 bit operating systems:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

“SKU”=dword:00000007 “DisplayName”=”The Sims™ 3” “Install Dir”=”c:\steam\steamapps\common\the sims 3” “Telemetry”=dword:00000000 “InstallStart”=dword:00000000 “ExePath”=”c:\steam\steamapps\common\the sims 3\Game\Bin\TS3.exe” “ProductID”=dword:000003e8

PLEASE NOTE If you vày not have Steam and/or The Sims 3 installed lớn the default location you will need lớn alter the “Install Dir” and “ExePath” lines of code to lớn show the correct path! If you are not sure of the correct path please go to the third section of this guide titled Help.

After pasting the code inkhổng lồ notepad và making any necessary changes go to File->Save sầu as at the top left.

Make note of where you are saving the file lớn, then at the bottom of the ‘Save as’ box that comes up, change ‘Save as type’ to lớn ‘All Files’, give sầu your file a name then change the .txt extension lớn .reg as shown in the picture below & hit save sầu.


Now go khổng lồ where you saved the file khổng lồ và double cliông chồng on it khổng lồ run it. Windows will ask if you want the program to lớn make changes to your computer, select yes and it will make the changes to lớn your Windows registry.

Now you should be able khổng lồ install the Create a World Tool on your PC. You are half way there.

If you receive an error accessing the registry at this point, please go to lớn the bottom of the Help section in this guide.

Getting the installed tool to lớn see your Sims 3 content

So now you have the Create a World Tool installed on your PC but if you try to run it you will get an error saying that it can’t find your Sims 3 content after which it closes without starting.

To fix this you need to make another addition khổng lồ the Windows registry.

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This time you need to lớn go lớn Start at the bottom left of your desktop, type RegEdit inlớn the search box then hit Enter on your keyboard to bring up the Registry Editor.

In the Registry Editor, cliông chồng on the small arrows khổng lồ the left of the following files lớn exp& them;

For Windows 7 32 bit;


For Windows 7 64 bit;


Scroll down to lớn find the Sims(Steam) file in the expanded menu (chú ý there is an Electronic Arts thư mục which when expanded shows another Sims(Steam) file – this is NOT the file you want)

Right clichồng on the Sims(Steam) folder và select Export as shown below.


In the Export Registry File popup box, make a note of which folder on your PC ‘Save sầu In’ says it will save the tệp tin lớn. Then give sầu your tệp tin a name and change ‘Save sầu as type’ lớn “Win9x/NT4 Registration Files (*.reg)” and hit Save sầu.


Now go to the location where that file was saved, right cliông chồng on the file and select ‘mở cửa with -> Notepad’


Go to lớn Edit -> Replace at the top left, then in the box that comes up – in the Find What: searchbox type Sims(Steam) và in the Replace: search box type Sims, then select ‘Replace All’ và save sầu.


Now go back to lớn the Registry Editor và go lớn File->Import at the top left. Find the registry file that you just edited and import it by selecting ‘open’.


The Create a World tool should now work for you with the Steam version of Sims 3.


Clicking on any of the pictures throughout the guide will give sầu you a full kích cỡ version.

How khổng lồ kiểm tra your installation path

in the Steam client, Library section, right cliông chồng on the name of the game và select properties from the dropdown list:


Then in the Local Files tab select ‘Browse Local Files”


This will open the folder on your PC where The Sims 3 is installed and the address bar at the top shows you the installation path.


If you cliông chồng on the above sầu picture you can see that I vì chưng not have sầu Steam or Sims 3 installed lớn the mặc định path. In my case it is as simple as changing the “c” in the path for the code lớn an “F”

Error Accessing the registry.

If you are receiving the above error then you need lớn give yourself administrators access in Windows before changing the registry will work.

Some đoạn Clip liên kết that may help:

for windows vista and 7:

for windows 8/8.1:

Additional Information

As I said at the beginning, I have sầu followed the steps outlined in this guide và now have sầu the Create a World tool working with the Steam version of Sims 3 (I don’t have sầu a retail or Origin version of the game installed.)

If you come across any other issues while using the tool, please post in the comments section below. Also please post any liên kết to lớn good tutorials that you know of và I will add the links to lớn this section.

Tutorial Links: Link

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