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Welcome to Parsimonious for Sims 1

For instructions on how to install custom content into your game, or what to do if you are having problems using it, please see the related and external links provided:

Related Links

  • Adding Downloads To Your Game
  • Game Crashes & Problems
  • External Links

  • Simblesse Oblige Forum
  • Woobsha Workshop Trouble-shooting Guide
  • Around The Sims Mac Corner
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    Sims 1 Technical Support

    It is highly recommended that you do not use custom content in The Sims unless you have all expansion packs installed or the equivalent Complete Edition.


    January 9th 2016: Sims 1 & Windows 10

    If you've been stuck staring at a plain black screen instead of The Sims 1 since upgrading to Windows 10 then try the following quick and easy fix!

  • Start The Sims
  • Press Ctrl, Alt & Delete together
  • When prompted choose 'Cancel'
  • You should find that the black overlay is now gone and you can play The Sims as normal!

    A few people have also contacted me asking about installation problems under Windows 10 - unfortunately not a lot has changed there - all the old installation problems that happened with every previous operating system are cropping up again. My advice is that if you want to reduce installation related suffering then getting a copy of The Sims Complete collection is preferable to using individual packs.

    Prices are low for second hand copies on Ebay if the full priced Complete Collection is too expensive. Just remember to ask the seller for photos of the shiny side of the discs before you buy if you are in any way concerned about scratched or broken discs!


    December 22nd 2012: Happy Holidays!

    Wishing you all a happy *whatever* and a great new year!

    Sims 1 Furniture

    Furniture is available in themed room sets, plus a decor category where you can find collections of plants, paintings, sculptures etc.

    Furniture downloads may contain the following types of files which need to be installed correctly:

    • iff - this is the default format for objects as well as NPC and controller files
    • skn, cmx and bmp - these are used for NPCs and some objects use a 3d mesh state when Sims interact with them
    • exe - a small number of objects are cloned from the Simday downloads released on the official site. Affected objects will include the original executable for anyone who doesn't already have them.

    Instructions for installing all these different types of files are covered in detail in the following Support topics:

  • Adding Downloads To Your Game
  • Not installing parts of objects correctly may lead to the object not working as intended

    Related Links

    External Links

    Sims 1 Clothing

    The clothing selection includes normal skins which your Sims can select from their dresser, and buyable skins which they can purchase from a community clothing rack in a shop.

    For buyable skins to work correctly they must be installed into an appropriate Skinsbuy folder, in addition you will require the expansion pack listed for the item. Please see the instructions provided

    Related Links

  • Adding Downloads To Your Game
  • External Links

  • Sim Programs: Sims 1 Character Editors - this includes a number of editors for identifying and fixing broken skin files
  • Around The Sims: Name Rectifier
  • Sims 1 Heads

    As part of the most recent make-over of Parsimonious all the old head textures were removed to make way for a new collection which has each individual design available in 4 skin tones.

    You can find all the removed head textures over at Saving The Sims Yahoo Groups.

    Related Links

  • Adding Downloads To Your Game
  • Sims 1 Walls & Floors

    The walls and floors are no longer organized into style or theme categories. Instead you will only find two categories, one for walls, one for floors plus the default 'all' selection.

    For various administrative reasons there are no longer selections of coordinates available to download via the Furniture section. All items that were available in this way are still online in the Wall and Floor section.

    Contributing Artists:

    Our resident artists now have their own Studios. You can access these via the links below, from our Links page or by clicking on the artist credit tags found on all items across the site.

    Retired Artists:

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    This side section can be found on every content page and features useful information about the content shown.

    The information provided will include things like instructions on how to install the content, links to external resources or other related information and for more complex items, assistance for understanding and fixing problems that can occur when using custom content.

    Related Links

  • Adding Downloads To Your Game
  • Game Crashes & Problems
  • External Links

  • Simblesse Oblige Forum
  • Woobsha Workshop Trouble-shooting Guide
  • Around The Sims Mac Corner
  • Around The Sims
  • XM Sims
  • Sims 3 Cri
  • Simply Styling
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