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Q-Xpress Tutorial

Q-Xpress is a tool that installs game content for the Sims 2 from your local hard drive (or even a USB drive). It is Beta software, meaning that it is still in its testing phase.

The program can install the following files automatically:

  • Zip files (.zip)
  • Rar files (.rar)
  • Sims 2 files (.sims2pack)

To download Q-Xpress, go to it's Official Website.

Overview

Q-Xpress performs two functions:

  • The MTS2 Install Feature: Is no longer supported. The Web Install tab is redundant.
  • The Local Install Feature: Allows you to install files that you have already downloaded from any site.

How to Install

To use Q-Xpress, you need to save/download the program to your computer, then install the program on your computer.

Quick Explanation:

  • Download Q-Xpress from here.
  • Install Q-Xpress.
  • Use Q-Xpress. Refer to the next chapters in this article.


Detailed Explanation:


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  • Choose to Save the file:


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  • Put the file on your Desktop, and click Save:


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  • Minimize all of your open programs so that you can see your desktop. You will see a file called "Q-XpressSetup.exe". Double-click on that file:


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  • If this window pops up for you, select Run. But this window won't pop up if you've previously disabled it, so if you don't see it, don't worry:


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  • Now the Installer has started. Click Next:


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  • This screen asks where you want the program to install itself. Just leave that line as it is, and click Next:


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  • If everything installs correctly, you will see this screen. Simply click Finish:


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Congratulations -- You have successfully installed Q-Xpress.

If you encountered any errors during this process, please see the Official Q-Xpress Support Forum.


How to Use the Local Install Feature

The Local Install feature allows you to install an entire folder of zip, rar, and Sims2Pack files -- all in one click. It will not install one file individually. It will install ALL of the files in the folder you specify.

Quick Explanation:

  • Create a folder to temporarily store your downloads.
  • Visit all of your favorite sites and download everything you want. Save all of the files in this special folder that you made.
  • When you are finished with your downloading spree, open Q-Xpress.
  • Select the Local Install tab.
  • Browse to your special folder.
  • Select one file (doesn't matter which one - they will ALL be installed).
  • Click Install.
  • That's it. You're done. Play your game and have fun!


Detailed Explanation:

  • Create a folder to temporarily store your downloads as you browse other websites. If you don't know how to make a folder, you can do it this way: Go to your desktop, right click, select New, and select Folder.


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  • Give the folder a name that you will remember ...


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  • Go to your favorite Sims 2 downloading sites. Whenever you see something you want to download, save it in the folder you just made.
  • If you don't know how to save a file in your special folder:


  • Right-click on the download link. If you use Firefox, select "Save Link As". If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, select "Save Target As":


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  • Navigate to your Desktop (where you saved your special folder):


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  • Double-click on your special folder from the files and folders listed on your Desktop:


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  • Once you see that you're saving it IN your folder that you created, click Save:


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  • Save all of your downloads in that same folder as you do all of your browsing.
  • When you're finished browsing, go to your desktop and start the Q-Xpress Installer by double-clicking on the desktop icon:


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  • Once Q-Xpress is open, select the Local Install tab, and click Browse:


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  • Navigate to your special folder that you made on your desktop. You will see all of your downloads in that folder. Select one of them, and click Open. Note: You only need to select one file. But ALL of the files in that folder WILL be installed:


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  • Click Install:


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That's it. All of the content in that folder is installed, and is ready to use in your game. Your zips, rars, Sims2Packs -- were all extracted and installed in one click.

If you encounter any errors, please see the Official Q-Xpress Support Forum.


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Contributor Credits

Thanks to tkdjunkie for the original article.

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