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Introduction

A collection of general modding tools to create, change, and alter objects and gameplay.

For a categorised list, see Tutorials:TS3 Modding Tools.

Modding Tools

s3oc: Sims 3 Object Cloner by Peter Jones

A tool to create new Sims 3 objects by copying and renumbering parts of an existing object.

s3pe: Sims 3 Package Editor by Peter Jones

A package editor to view and edit package contents for known resources (see Sims 3:PackedFileTypes). Includes tools for searching package content and generating FNV hashes (32bit, 64bit, CLIP). Also has external editors for VPXY, STBL and OBJK, along with tools for exporting CLIPs renamed with the correct IID and exporting and import .NET assemblies from/to S3SA resources.

Extras for S3PE by (A)

Additional plugins and helper programs for s3pe: Model Viewer, Rig Editor, Footprint Editor, Clip Editor, Effect Editor, and others.

meshHelper-s3asc: s3pe/MilkShape exchange by Peter Jones

s3pe Helper (add-on) to export and import data ready for use by MilkShape (with Wes's MilkShape plugins).

meshHelper-s3m2b: s3pe/Blender exchange by Peter Jones

s3pe Helper (add-on) to export and import data ready for use by Blender (with cmomoney's Blender plugins).

s3su: sims3pack pack/unpack/repack tool by Peter Jones

Small tool to create (with restrictions), unpack or repack sims3packs.

tt3: TextureTweaker3 by Inge Jones

Inge's Texture Tweaker Tool.

Pose Pack Creator by cmomoney

This small application allows you to enter pose list information (poses, thumbnails, etc.) and automatically create a game ready package with the poses, thumbnails, and pose list for use in the Pose Player's pose list feature.

Animation and Pose Plugins for Blender by A

This Blender addon allows you to create custom poses and animations for Sims and Sim Pets using Blender. The linked page includes downloads for the addon and a full set of Sim and Sim Pet rigs.

Jonha's S3Translate String Editor (updates by Peter Jones)

Another String Bundle Editor that lets you edit game strings.

TigerM's SmoothJazz (updates by Peter Jones)

This is a tool for editing Sims 3 JAZZ resources, which are involved in animations.

TigerM's Stubble (updates by misukisu)

This is a String Bundle Editor that lets you edit game strings.

The Lepid Llama Unpacker by Echo

Extract the contents of a sims3pack exported file. Choose the sims3pack, select the file to extract, and click Export Selected" on the bottom left.

Postal Package Editor by Echo

A tool for exploring the innards of the game's package files.

TS3 STBL Editor

An editor to change ingame text, like item description, job description, job names, etc.

Sims 3 Package Explorer

A tool to examine, extract, replace and modify Sims 3 package content, by Okeanos.

Neighborhood Workshop (formerly Save Game Editor)

Snaitf's FNV Generator

Simple Encoder for Making Hashes

TigerM's Footprint & Slots Viewer

A tool to view the bounding box, placement and shape flags, and Routing Slots.

Small Editors by Delphy

  • VPXY Editor by Delphy
  • This tool allows you to edit the Visual Proxy (VPXY) resources contained in a package file, easily and quickly.
  • FacialBlend Editor by Delphy
  • This tool allows you to edit the Facial Blend files that tell CAS which BGEO and VPXY to use for a specific blend. This is used in CAS sliders and so forth.
  • BoneDelta Editor by Delphy
  • This tool allows you to edit and change the Bone Deltas associated with a specific slider, add your own, and basically make sliders linked to bones do stuff.
  • BlendUnit Editor by Delphy
  • This tool basically allows you to edit the simple BlendUnit files, which tell CAS which FacialBlends to use for a particular direction of a slider.
This tool sets up everything you need to create a custom CAS Slider using the tools above. It automatically links together the Blend Unit, Facial Blend, VPXY and Bone Delta to create a Slider that works for a Sim.
Please note that the strings generated by this tool are only English US - other languages aren't generated but can be copied easily enough using S3PE or any other STBL editor.
Also note that the "default" Slider WILL require changing and editing for it to work.
This tool basically allows you to edit the simple BlendUnit files, which tell CAS which FacialBlends to use for a particular direction of a slider.
This was previously in the Accessories thread, but basically it lets you alter the MTNF (Material) chunk of a SimGeom file and can "fix" meshes where the comments section was lost in Milkshape, and thus they dont work correctly. Currently only editing is allowed - no adding or deleting of MTNF entries.
However, you can change the TGIs, the Shader type, and Export/Import the bone references. Handy for the aforementioned comments loss.
This tool is used for editing slots for objects or animations, plus can be used with the Rig Editor(BETA) by ChaosMageX

Miscellaneous

s3pi: Sims 3 Package Interface Library (Programmers Only)

An open source (GPL3) library for programmers creating tools for TS3. Written in C# under .NET 4 and contains wrappers that implement methods to read and write package files, unpack packed files, and interpret several file types. Used in programs such as those listed above. Created by Peter L. Jones.

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