How to Transfer SimsUshare Fire Simulations to and From iOS devices
Now I’m going to show you how you transfer a simulation from your computer onto your iPhone or iPad. The first step is to identify the simulation or simulations you want to transfer. So let’s say I want to transfer here, “HOUSEEVOLVING” and I’m looking at my SimsUshare Sims folder, I’m going to transfer “HOUSEEVOLVING” and I’m also going to transfer “OLIVETTIMALL.” So I select them both, I right click on Windows or multi-select on Mac, and what I’m going to do is send to a compressed zip file. And it really doesn’t matter the name of what I’m doing, I’ll just call it “FebSims.” So now what I’ve got is “FebSims.zip.” Now on the McIntosh in the gear menu on a folder you can also choose to compress your file or you can do that on the command line with Bzip or Gzip. So I’ve got my zip file here.
So now what I want to do is open up my iTunes and it go over here, remember from the last part I’m actually connected to my iPad and I’m on the settings which is the apps tab, I scroll to the bottom of the apps tab, usually you just see the apps up here. I scroll to the bottom and over here now I say “Add File.” Now what I do is now go to where I have my zip file, so I’m going to go here, it was actually inside my SimsUshare Sims folder. I go in here and I go and I select the zip file. Now the zip file can be one zipped compressed folder or it can be multiple folders that are compressed.
I select the zip file, now I’ve got those two going. I go on my iPad and what you’re not seeing now on my iPad, I actually will now open up SimsUshare and what will happen in a moment, it’ll tell me importing zip and it’ll say “I found two new Sims.” And if I add them, watch what happens. You see now, the zip file over here disappears. SimsUshare on the iPad removes that zip, file decompresses it, and now the Sims are available on my SimsUshare iPad.
In this video I’m going to show you how to transfer simulations off of your iPad onto Windows or really it can be Mac just as easily, and back the other way, how to go from Windows or Mac to load simulations onto your iPad or iPhone. So the first step is to open up your iTunes on your computer like I’ve done on the screen here, and once you connected your device, you click on your device that is connected, in this case iPad, and it tells me iPad Air. Now I’m going to go to the apps tab which is already highlighted here, and if I scroll down to the bottom of the apps tab, you’ll see it says “File Sharing” and inside here the apps that are installed will say apps. I click on the apps and over here it will say SimsUshare documents.
I just click on that and I save it to, and I’m just going to save it right now to my desktop, I’m going to select folder. And in a moment, it’s copying it over there, I’m going to minimize this so we can actually see––I’ll drag this folder, it was copied onto my desktop. So I open this folder up and inside here I’ve got all the sims from my iPhone or iPad.
And then I can just eat as easily go, if I had SimsUshare on my Windows or Mac computer, I could open up my document folder, go to SimsUshare, go to the SimsUshare folder, this is a default place on my computer, go into sims and very easily just go over here, like let’s take a train. What I do is I can drag “train” into my sims folder on Windows. Now when I actually go and I start SimsUshare, you’ll see it says “I found one sim ‘train,’ should I add it,” and I say “Add.” So it’s really easy to transfer sims off of your iPhone or iPad right onto your Windows or Mac machine. There’s the “train.” Now in the next segment what I’m going to do is show you how you go from your Windows or Mac machine and load it onto your iPad.