when downloading patterns
, it best if one get the sims3pack for patterns. u can extract them into patterns and check for error with files before using installing, i usally check the files too see if they are ok. if it all ok, i will use the launcher to install the pattern . i dont use patterns in packages format, that what messed things up i think. some creators make pattern into pacages not sims3pack they seem ok . what i avoid is changing the sims3package pattern file into package file. no converting the files into other file format
i took out all my pattern pacakages and launch the pattern instead , the game worked better for me.
some pattern get installed with sims3packages sim file too . so u get more in the game whether u realizes it or not. oh well , orange
that what it seem like to me