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Amanda | 33 | London | Mother
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There are many other guides with tips and tutorials to help you with this process, but after stumbling my way through this and wasting hours upon hours doing tedious things I only had to redo later, I thought I’d write up my process.
1. desire to have an object catalog free of poorly-categorized CC and a lovely set of collections folders to give all your odds-and-ends a home of their own
2. ability to convert sims3packs to packages (you do not need to install your CC as packages, but you do need to be able to extract the OBJD file from its package to be able to create an override mod and use my fast-track trick for creating collections files)
3. Ability to use S3PE; familiarity with objd override mods (updated: see also, here )
4. CCMagic is helpful but not required
What am I rambling on about?
1. How to pre-sort your CC objects to make this easy
2 and 3. Creating an objd-override mod to HIDE your objects from the normal catalog and using that same mod to speedily make a collection file of those same objects
The short story: All you need to create collection files in CCMagic is a single package file with all the OBJDs of the objects you want in that collections file all grouped together. They can already be reclassified to hide your objects for use as an objects mod. You can include your extracted Base Game, Ep and SP objds for adding them to the collections as well. Just make sure you are importing these OBJDs into a CCMagic set up that doesn’t already have these OBJDs installed, and remember to delete these packages before running a game off of that CCMagic set up (hence, a fresh folder is the easiest way to go).
For further discussion of this process and tips about sorting and reclassifying…