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PostSubject: How to change pictures in CAS / Sim Bin - Tutorial   June 28th 2010, 5:31 pm

Hi ya All,

I was asked to make a tutorial about how to change your default Sim pictures in CAS / Sim Bin.
(Some people noticed this when I posted some screenshots, relating to my problems with Gwyneth).

First you need to download a program and install it on your computer.
This program is called "Postal", you can look into & edit single package files with this (and also Sim-files, I found out).
You can download Postal here: Download link

After download and install, go to the: My documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Saved Sims - directory and open the file you want the picture changed in CAS.


Right click on the file and select "Open with"


Look up the postal program on your computer and make it the default program to open Sim-files with (so you can double click on a Sim-file to open it in the future; do to this exercise)


And click OK


And the Sim-file will open


Select PNG, like in the picture below


And you will see the default CAS picture of the Sim.
Now select Import PNG


And select a picture on your computer (PNG-file with size 512*512 pixels), to change the default picture


Select the picture and it will be imported in the Sim-file.
THAN CLICK COMMIT (IMPORTANT !!)


Than to the same for the 2nd PNG in the Sim-File


Than click Save as


Select "All Files" in the list, otherwise the Sim-files will not be visable


Go to the Saved Sims directory again and select the Sim-file you wanted to change


And overwrite the file "OK"


And the next time you open CAS, the default picture will be changed.

*** For this to work, you have to close down the Sims 3 Game first !!! After you have changed the pictures, you can start up the game again ***

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask me !!

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PostSubject: Re: How to change pictures in CAS / Sim Bin - Tutorial   June 28th 2010, 7:55 pm

Thank yo thank you thank you :]

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PostSubject: Re: How to change pictures in CAS / Sim Bin - Tutorial   June 29th 2010, 5:13 am

Hahaha, you're welcome !!

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PostSubject: Re: How to change pictures in CAS / Sim Bin - Tutorial   June 29th 2010, 8:42 am

Thank you Eva!! I'm sure many will like this. I've moved it to the 'tutorial' section.

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PostSubject: Re: How to change pictures in CAS / Sim Bin - Tutorial   June 29th 2010, 8:48 am

Thanks CeCe, was hesitating where to post it; thought you mentioned the Tech section.
But under Tutorial is fine although it's in Evie's Creative Corner....
If Evie is OK with it, it's fine by me.

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PostSubject: Re: How to change pictures in CAS / Sim Bin - Tutorial   July 25th 2010, 9:29 pm

Of course its ok Eva, it's not "my" corner anyway, its for everyone, thats just the name of it. :D :D :D :D :D
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PostSubject: Re: How to change pictures in CAS / Sim Bin - Tutorial   July 26th 2010, 11:20 am

Oh, I thought it was all basically your stuff, in this section... hahaha LOL
Silly me

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PostSubject: Re: How to change pictures in CAS / Sim Bin - Tutorial   September 8th 2011, 5:07 am

Does this work for changing for changing the CAS photo of other things, like makeup?

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PostSubject: Re: How to change pictures in CAS / Sim Bin - Tutorial   September 9th 2011, 7:32 am

Good question Sleepy ! ;)
This should also work for make up in (package format of course), but the picture - thumbs should have to be smaller than the 512 * 512 used for the sim CAS pics.

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PostSubject: Re: How to change pictures in CAS / Sim Bin - Tutorial   September 9th 2011, 9:33 am

OK. This is good, because a lot of Lemonleafs things look the same. lol

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PostSubject: Re: How to change pictures in CAS / Sim Bin - Tutorial   September 9th 2011, 7:08 pm

Wow! Shocked Thanks Eva!
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PostSubject: Re: How to change pictures in CAS / Sim Bin - Tutorial   September 10th 2011, 7:40 am

You're welcome Sergio !! Big smile

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PostSubject: Re: How to change pictures in CAS / Sim Bin - Tutorial   October 16th 2011, 1:42 pm

Wow, awesome! Thank you so much for writing this! hiho
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PostSubject: Re: How to change pictures in CAS / Sim Bin - Tutorial   October 16th 2011, 3:18 pm

Thnak you so much for this tutorial Eva, I had seen in your blog, so glad you shared here hiho
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PostSubject: Re: How to change pictures in CAS / Sim Bin - Tutorial   October 17th 2011, 5:02 pm

You're welcome IN3S and Julz !! hiho I'm glad I could be of help !! ;) Big smile

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PostSubject: Re: How to change pictures in CAS / Sim Bin - Tutorial   October 20th 2011, 2:39 am

Wow. Thank you so much for writing this. I never knew such a thing! (And by the way, that sim you are using is gorgeous!) Love067 You did such a good job explaining things and the screenshots seem easy to follow! Thank you! ☻
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PostSubject: Re: How to change pictures in CAS / Sim Bin - Tutorial   October 20th 2011, 9:08 am

Thanks..this is awesome..=) Gonna try this later when my newest sims.
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PostSubject: Re: How to change pictures in CAS / Sim Bin - Tutorial   October 20th 2011, 5:51 pm

You're welcome Candy and Dachs !! dancing Big smile

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PostSubject: Re: How to change pictures in CAS / Sim Bin - Tutorial   November 5th 2012, 8:01 pm

You are the best! I love your tutorials so clear and precise!! Thankyou so much Smile
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PostSubject: Re: How to change pictures in CAS / Sim Bin - Tutorial   November 6th 2012, 5:17 pm

Thank you and you're welcome !! I'm glad I could be of help ! Big smile ;)

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PostSubject: Re: How to change pictures in CAS / Sim Bin - Tutorial   March 7th 2013, 6:33 pm

hey Eva
So I tried this for fun and it works but now i have a problem:
Usually if you unistall a normal progam ,like S3pe for example, package files go back to normal.
Postal doesn't seem able to manually unistall. I tried deleting the program files of the postal program but it didn't work. And I want to compress any files related the sims 3 tor a .rar file but I can't l because it doesn't regonize it.

How do I reverse making postal the default program to open Sim-files with ?

Also How do you uninstall Postal?I doesn't show up on my programs list to uninstall

otherwise this seems permanent and i want things to go back to the way they were before Please help help


edit :never mind, I deleted the program files of Postal and rebooted my computer. Then the problem was solved


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PostSubject: Re: How to change pictures in CAS / Sim Bin - Tutorial   March 8th 2013, 4:43 pm

Postal is a "standalone" program, so you can't really "uninstall" it. Just remove the Postal folder would do the trick, yes Smile
If you don't want postal to be your default program to open your packages, "right click" on a package file and select "open with" and look up the program you want to use for opening it with (like S3PE or so). The open with routine is also described in the first part of this tutorial (with pics).
Deleting the Postal program from your hard drive and rebooting will have the same effect in this case, but with the "open with" routine you could have switched to S3PE for opening packages right away (and can still have Postal on your computer) ;)

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PostSubject: Re: How to change pictures in CAS / Sim Bin - Tutorial   February 17th 2014, 11:02 am

Just tested this out and it works for CAS it didn't change the move in household pic


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PostSubject: Re: How to change pictures in CAS / Sim Bin - Tutorial   February 19th 2014, 6:39 pm

Did you get this worked out okay?

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PostSubject: Re: How to change pictures in CAS / Sim Bin - Tutorial   February 20th 2014, 1:05 pm

Yes it did i love it :D
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