The Sims 4 Tray Importer is an application that allows the user to extract or import content from The Sims 4 tray bin. The tool boasts six currently supported languages and 16,000+ downloads with a lifespan of almost a year and a half.
The original version of the Importer was only made for importing contents made from the Create A Sim demo to The Sims 4 tray. It was first released on September 26, 2014, and was later renamed Tray Importer to avoid any confusion. The released application only displayed the text of filenames sorted by date without any images, which made determining the identity of the content difficult. The first update for the Tray Importer made it possible to export the tray items to Zip files and also sported a friendlier user interface.
Since the Tray Importer was already able to read the images, it was just a matter of flipping the process to be able to replace the images on The Sims 4 Gallery. “The first test failed just as we expected,” he shared. “The new screenshots worked fine inside the game but failed to display on The Gallery.”After a quick fix by forcing transparency to all images, the second test worked! Deevo was so excited about the success that the team recruited more testers. “The idea was there from the beginning,” he told us, stating that he didn’t want to mess up The Sims 4 Gallery until someone really needed it. However, he still holds concern that users will abuse the tool.