View Full Version : How to re-size the Create-A-Pattern program window

20th May 2012, 2:32 PM
I know there was a thread asking how to do this but its been a year since that thread was replied to and I figured I'd just start fresh with a new one that explains how to do it.

The solution originally came from Stylus15 on the official Sims 3 forums.
Go to My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims™ 3 Create a Pattern Tool, then find the file named "Options". Open that file in notepad (or whatever text editing application you use..)

It should look a little something like this:


You need to change the 'Windowed=1' to 'Windowed=0' Then save the file.

Next time you load up CAP, it should give you a black screen with the word 'Loading...'
It should then display your application in glorious full-screen.

You will lose your bottom toolbar and will need to hit Ctrl Esc or Quit to get out.

I will note that I haven't tried this myself just yet as I can't remember where I put the CAP program now and the icon seems to be gone from my desktop. I'm not sure if changing the window resolution would matter, but I suppose one could try doing that as well.

I hope this is helpful. If anyone has any feedback on how this works or finds that it doesn't work, please let me know.

21st May 2013, 7:24 PM
still cant find the options file ;(((