Files Guideline: Custom Content Included Files
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At a glance
Any content made by another creator which is packaged with your upload must be permitted by the creator's TOS, truly required for your upload, and properly credited.
Included CC is any content made by another creator which is packaged with or attached to the files of your upload. Usually this is either CAS/Bodyshop items included with a sim or build/buy items included with a lot. Not all CC can be included in MTS uploads. If including CC, please ensure the following:
Additionally, please be aware:
Sims2packs and sims3packs may included embedded CC which you may not wish to include. To learn how to remove these, see the tutorials below.
If you have previously uploaded the content elsewhere, then you may include it following the guidelines above, including the crediting guidelines. If you have made content specifically for this upload which you are not uploading elsewhere, see Other Content Quality
If you wish to include CC along with an upload but not as part of a sims2pack or sims3pack, it should be added to the zip/rar in which you attach your upload. Though permitted, generally we don't recommend doing this unless necessary (either due to requiring many CC items which are complicated to download, or if the download link from the original creator is broken). All of the same rules apply for this method as above. However, you must also ensure you do not include any items which were originally uploaded to MTS unless those items are no longer available anywhere from the original creator.
With TS2 in particular, many creators' sites and old forums have ceased to exist. This is a sad loss for the community, but also makes crediting CC from these dead sites a problem. In these cases, we do not require a functional link to the download (since this is obviously not possible) and the item may be included with your files, even if the creator's original TOU did not permit this.
The items must still be credited. See Custom Content Credits for further details about the crediting requirements in such cases.
Such CC may be included either as standalone files within a zip/rar/7zip, or as content included within a sims2pack or sims3pack.
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There is content included in the archive that is not required for your upload to function and appear as it does in the photos/description. Only content which is required may be included. If including items from a multi-item set, only include those items which are required for your upload; do not include the entire set.
There is CC included in this upload, but it is not clearly labelled as "included" in the CC credits.
All of the included content appears to be correct. However, please note that MTS staff do not check the policy of every CC creator. It remains your responsibility to follow the policies of CC creators, and failure to do so may result in your uploads being edited or removed by MTS staff if there are problems.
If you are uploading a lot as a .sims3pack file, other build/buy content that you have used may be included if that content is also in .sims3pack format.
To remove any content from a sims3pack:
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