first thing you need is a zip file extractor like WinZIP, PKUnzip or EasyZip.
These files are compressed and you can uncompress them in this
For instructions on using WinZIP, visit SimsPlus! and
view the help section.
Assuming you accepted the default path settings on installation and installed
it on your C Drive.
C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims\GameData\Walls
C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims\GameData\Floors
Extension: .cmx .skn .bmp
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
these do not cause problems, just waste space in your skins folder. Skins
Usually begin with something like B001FAfitdrk_blahblah or C311MAfatlgt_blahblah
unless they go
with an attachment such as hats, glasses, purses.
Extensions: .iff .far
C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims\Downloads\
Do not install these.
.sif files contain text you may read with your text editor regarding
.sig files are infomation regarding the digital signatures of files.
.jpg or .gif files are usually screenshots of a particular item
houses & dowtown lots:
Extensions: : .iff
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.
C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims\UserData\Imports
Mac Users: seek help from other Mac Users in our Forum.