Why will custom content not work in the sims 2 apartment life?

it depends on what you're downloading, and if your putting into your game the right way. if you're having issues with hair and clothes it might be because you don't have the right meshes for them. but if you are new to using custom content then i can help you put it into your game the right way.

first off, I've added a link that will bring you to WinRAR, you need to download this to make your files show up in your game, the program is free and safe.

when you have downloaded WinRAR you need to go into

my documents/EA Games/The sims 2

you then need to make a new folder and name it "Downloads" put EVERYTHING you download for the sims 2 into this folder, and keep it in that folder.

with winRAR installed, the files should now look like a stack of books with a belt around them, select all the files and then right click and select "Extract Here"

once that is done you may delete the "Stacks of books" but keep the other files.

when you start your game again you might get a pop up saying you have installed content in your game, make sure you select the box that says you want to keep the installed content in your game, then restart your sims game.

now all the things you've downloaded should show up in your game!