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Post by tahooba on Sun 23 Jun 2013, 09:21

Hello good day to whom it may concern.
sorry for making this post i dont know where to put it in..
by the way i was surfing the web just right at this moment trying to find a fix on my problem linked here Game Crash Randomly, and i saw this Tutorial on how to clean Custom Contents How to Get rid of Bad CC, yes this tutorial is interesting and i've followed the instructions made back-ups and trying not to alter the files, as you can see in the tutorial it only states of 2 files, dcdb0.dbc. and dcdb1.dbc.
which both of 'em are in my DCCache files BUT i've got a screenie below that took my attention on certain files that when i leave them in the DCCache alone they dont have ANYTHING inside them. 

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Re: DCCache and its contents?

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sun 23 Jun 2013, 09:42

tahooba wrote:Hello good day to whom it may concern.
sorry for making this post i dont know where to put it in..
by the way i was surfing the web just right at this moment trying to find a fix on my problem linked here Game Crash Randomly, and i saw this Tutorial on how to clean Custom Contents How to Get rid of Bad CC, yes this tutorial is interesting and i've followed the instructions made back-ups and trying not to alter the files, as you can see in the tutorial it only states of 2 files, dcdb0.dbc. and dcdb1.dbc.
which both of 'em are in my DCCache files BUT i've got a screenie below that took my attention on certain files that when i leave them in the DCCache alone they dont have ANYTHING inside them. 


It's quite common for these files to be that big (or even bigger). And about this "tutorial" (from Crinrict) that you found: the number of these files probably depends on how many ".sims3packs" you have installed. I have 9 of these files (not just the two that you mention), and I don't experience any problems. Wink

If I may add a personal opinion: the method that Crinrict describes is far too complicated, but yes, it does sound OK. If you have some experience with simming, you will perhaps know, that it may be a bad idea to install "non-official .sims3packs" (third-party content; things that were not made by EA). Because they are a bit more difficult to remove than ".packages", as Crinrict's 'solution' shows. So if you are disciplined enough not to install third party .sims3packs from the beginning, you don't have to worry about complicated solutions later on.


But I suppose you want to know how to "identify" the contents of these files, to spot the "Bad CC" ? As far as I am concerned, I cannot tell you that. If you think that your crashings or other problems are related to ".sims3pack" files, then you might have a look at this here: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t2208-sims3pack-installed-world-inaccessible-or-wont-install-fix

Follow the instructions, and all your installed ".sims3pack" files should be gone.

However, if your Bad CC is in the ".package" file format, then you should either take out these files from the Mods/Packages folder. Or you can just rename your "Mods" folder - this will deactivate all your ".package" files. Moreover, for ".packages", you can also use "Delphy's Dashboard" (google for that). Maybe this tool can help identify any Bad CC among the .packages.


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Re: DCCache and its contents?

Post by tahooba on Sun 23 Jun 2013, 09:57

Carlos G. wrote:
tahooba wrote:Hello good day to whom it may concern.
sorry for making this post i dont know where to put it in..
by the way i was surfing the web just right at this moment trying to find a fix on my problem linked here Game Crash Randomly, and i saw this Tutorial on how to clean Custom Contents How to Get rid of Bad CC, yes this tutorial is interesting and i've followed the instructions made back-ups and trying not to alter the files, as you can see in the tutorial it only states of 2 files, dcdb0.dbc. and dcdb1.dbc.
which both of 'em are in my DCCache files BUT i've got a screenie below that took my attention on certain files that when i leave them in the DCCache alone they dont have ANYTHING inside them. 


It's quite common for these files to be that big (or even bigger). And about this "tutorial" (from Crinrict) that you found: the number of these files probably depends on how many ".sims3packs" you have installed. I have 9 of these files (not just the two that you mention), and I don't experience any problems. Wink

If I may add a persoanl opinion: the method that Crinrict describes is far too complicated, but yes, it does sound OK. If you have some experience with simming, you will perhaps know, that it may be a bad idea to install "non-official .sims3packs" (third-party content; things that were not made by EA). Because they are a bit more difficult to remove than ".packages", as Crinrict's 'solution' shows. So if you are disciplined enough not to install third party .sims3packs from the beginning, you don't have to worry about complicated solutions.


But I suppose you want to know how to "identify" the contents of these files, to spot the "Bad CC" ? As far as I am concerned, I cannot tell you that. If you think that your crashings or other problems are related to ".sims3pack" files, then you might have a look at this here: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t2208-sims3pack-installed-world-inaccessible-or-wont-install-fix

Follow the instructions, and all your installed ".sims3pack" files should be gone.

However, if your Bad CC is in the ".package" file format, then you should either take out these files from the Mods/Packages folder. Or you can just rename your "Mods" folder - this will deactivate all your ".package" files. Moreover, for ".packages", you can also use "Delphy's Dashboard" (google for that). Maybe this tool can help identify any Bad CC among the .packages.


all right thank you so much!
i will try to do some renaming and running and testing to find if .package files or the .sims3package is the one crashing my game..
thank you again! Very Happy
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