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Post by anonymouse on Tue 10 Jul 2012, 18:10

i'm still having that town won't load issue. but i just deleted that game file so its gone the only problem is that i can't play in apaloosa plains, which is one of the more enjoyable worlds for me. it's my outdoor world. (i play worlds varying on how i feel everyday lol, citylife,suburban,boonies)

is there a way to quickly remove all cc/store items? i wasn't sure if dropping my download folder with all the cc/store items onto desktop would do the trick as it may cause crashes so i haven't done it. but i wanted to figure out if the loading error is in the game itself or a cc/store item. i don't really want to go through the troubles of uninstalling every content and reinstalling.

if there isn't its no biggy. i plan on uninstalling ts3 as i won't be playing it in august (school and other stuff to prep for) and i'll probably install again to test out supernatural.

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Post by Kalisa424 on Tue 10 Jul 2012, 18:19

I like to build without any cc or mods installed. So what I do is rename my \my documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\ folder to something else, like "Temp". but can be anything. When you start your game it won't find the folder and will create it along with all other needed files and folders. Then you can switch back and forth between them by renaming them.
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Post by anonymouse on Tue 10 Jul 2012, 18:26

oh ok. thanks. so my game will be empty of the content since it can't find the source file correct?

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Post by Kalisa424 on Tue 10 Jul 2012, 18:33

anonymouse wrote:oh ok. thanks. so my game will be empty of the content since it can't find the source file correct?

Yes, it will be just like a clean install. all cache files will be new too so no trace of old installs
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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Tue 10 Jul 2012, 23:05

Hello,

I was going to suggest the same thing.

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Post by anonymouse on Wed 11 Jul 2012, 11:49

thanks. it works perfectly.

i'm close to finding the source of my problem.. Smile

i hope it is a mod and not a content otherwise i'm doomed.

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Wed 11 Jul 2012, 12:21

Hello,

Usually it's mods, not content that causes problems. Hopefully it is in your case as well.
Please let us know the result.

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Post by anonymouse on Wed 11 Jul 2012, 21:12

well. i have no clue what went wrong but it works now.

test 1. renamed the ea folder so it created new one. works.
test 2. swap back. removed mods but still had cc. error.
test 3. swap to new ea folder. redownloaded the mod folder. reinstalled all content with mods. works again.

so maybe it was my mod folder that was having errors. don't know. although i do now know i have a crap ton of cc that may be slowing my game lol. i copy and pasted it and there was well over 3 gig of content. o.O

//EDIT

lol. now i got a new issue. but i can probably just ignore it for now.

when starting a new game. it lists each of the dlc area (palms,springs,etc.) twice. good thing i only have 3 of them XD.

in my downloads folder none of them are there. and i can't uninstall cause nothing appears.

oh well.. not much of a loss there. Smile got other worlds to play.

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Thu 12 Jul 2012, 00:41

Hello,

It doesn't really matter if they're there twice, but it's an indication that you reinstalled these worlds at some point without clearing the world caches first. Your downloads folder is merely a staging area, you can remove the sims3packs from it after you've installed them with the launcher, the actual content goes to other folders.
As for your cc, it doesn't really matter how much cc package files you have in GB. It can be a problem if you have large numbers of them.

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Post by anonymouse on Thu 12 Jul 2012, 07:48

Lady ElDi wrote:Hello,

It doesn't really matter if they're there twice, but it's an indication that you reinstalled these worlds at some point without clearing the world caches first. Your downloads folder is merely a staging area, you can remove the sims3packs from it after you've installed them with the launcher, the actual content goes to other folders.
As for your cc, it doesn't really matter how much cc package files you have in GB. It can be a problem if you have large numbers of them.

oh. no wonder. i thought the downloads folder was where everything was maintained. grr. thanks for the info.

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