How to Install Michael Jackson in "The Sims"

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How to Install Michael Jackson in "The Sims"
Downloading custom Sims items and skins will allow you to fully personalise the game. (Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images)

"The Sims" gives gamers around the world the opportunity to create and play in a world using custom-created virtual characters, or Sims. In "The Sims," players have the ability to create and download custom content for in-game use, such as prebuilt homes, customised fashion items and famous artists as Sim characters themselves. If you are looking to play as Michael Jackson in "The Sims," using free Sim resource websites will allow you to easily insert the files into your game to play.

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  1. 1

    Gather the Michael Jackson downloaded file you would like to add to your Sims game. To find Michael Jackson downloads, browse well-known Sims download websites, such as The Sims Resource ( or Mod the Sims ( for the search term "Michael Jackson."

  2. 2

    Open the downloaded file if it is contained as a ".zip" or ".rar" file and drag the file folder on your computer's hard drive to your desktop.

  3. 3

    Click "Start" > "Computer" and access the Sims skins downloads folder: "C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims\GameData\Skins".

  4. 4

    Drag the Michael Jackson Sims skin into the "Skins" folder from your desktop or the folder into which you placed your downloaded file.

  5. 5

    Exit "The Sims" game if it is open and relaunch the game to view your newly added Michael Jackson skin. The skin will be available when you enter "Create a Sim" mode upon loading the game and browsing available skins and outfits.

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