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Re: MultiTab 6000
« Reply #100 on: July 23, 2012, 10:15:12 AM »
I tried that method as well, Rica, but it just didn't work. :(

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Re: MultiTab 6000
« Reply #101 on: July 23, 2012, 02:02:13 PM »
This thread has gotten me thoroughly confused.  Is what y'all are recommending a mod?  It looks like it to me.  If so, do we have a way to fix it that doesn't involve a mod?

This means yours is working now and all of your games and items are in place?


I didn't use a mod.  I went into my EA files and moved my downloads folder to my desktop.  Didn't want to lose anything. 

I renamed my The Sims3 file to "The Sims3.old"

I removed the contents, including the ccmerged file, from DCBackup and even saved those to my desktop, just in case.

 Went into the launcher and redownloaded all my premium content files, but ONLY my premium content files.  (I had already saved all my downloads to my desktop)  By doing this, the game automatically sets up a new "The Sims3" file and the ccmerged file. 

Ok, so now when I go into my Electronic Arts file I find two files.  One is named "The Sims3.old" and the other is "The Sims3."  I copied the contents of the download file from the new The Sims3 file folder, to my desktop copy of downloads, replacing anything duplicated with the new files. 

In the "old" file I see I'm missing my downloads folder, which I should of course since I'd moved it out.  I deleted the DCBackup file entirely from my old folder. 

I went into the file the game created and copied the DCBackup file and placed it in the "old" file.  Checked to make sure it had everything, (keeping saved copies to my desktop just in case I messed up), renamed my "The Sims3.old" file back to just The Sims3 and deleted the file the game had made.

ONLY the game made another new file which did NOT have my saved games or all my downloaded stuff in it, except for the premium stuff I had just redownloaded.  Ooops!  So, since it was insisting on using that file I simply went into my original, now renamed, The Sims3 file, copied the entire contents, placed them in the file the game regenerated and voila.  All is well.  All my downloads are there, my ccmerged file is fine, my saved games all work.  It sounds more complicated than it really was and it didn't take much time or genius on my part.  It just meant going back and forth, backing up what I did each time just in case, and copying and replacing files where needed. 

I don't use any mods at all, even though some sound safe.  I'm just not pc savvy enough to take the chance of forgetting to update each mod with each update EA does, nor would I be able to fix anything complicated.  I do have some cc, mostly patterns, but even there I'm pretty careful.
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Re: MultiTab 6000
« Reply #102 on: July 30, 2012, 07:03:42 AM »
My game was getting pretty slow so I deleted the contents of the DCBackup file. I deleted it all but now, after loading the game and playing the ccmerged.package file has reappeared. Before I deleted the DCBackup file, I had had problems with my multitab, but I asked my sister and she fixed it for me. The thing is neither of us can remember what she did! I played for ages with the multitab working fine and then after I deleted the DCBackup file, I am having the same problem I did before. The screen isn't blank and it looks like it will and she puts something in her ear but it doesn't stay, and no little circles appear and neither does a moodlet, plus the skills don't go up. So far nothing on here has worked but I'm not all that good with computers so I don't know what you are talking about sometimes!
If anyone could please give me simple steps on how to get this working again, I would be so grateful!
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Re: MultiTab 6000
« Reply #103 on: July 30, 2012, 08:57:08 AM »
Yolo, Try to uninstall the Multitab 6000 and re-install it. And when ever you clean out the DCBackup folder don't delete the ccmerged.package file. You can delete everything else, but you want to keep that file.
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« Reply #104 on: September 02, 2012, 10:17:11 AM »
Don't know if anybody else here has checked out the new premium content multi tab, but it's now my single most favorite object in the game.

It's a iPad looking device that has several functions:

1. The best function is "Listen to Tabcast" which gives your sim the ability to learn other skills while working out, traveling, mixing drinks - basically anything that doesn't require the sim to listen or talk to something else (starting a conversation with another sim automatically stops the Tabcast).  The skills available to learn are varied (cooking, charisma, logic, gardening, nectar making, writing, fishing, handiness, and photography) and it is almost painless to learn them.  Now you can take your first picture as a level 10 photographer (or level 8, if you want to trigger the master photography wish).  The last two levels of charisma can be done in two "good pacing" treadmill sessions or while turning a few sculptures.

2. Read a book: any book that is in any of your sim's bookcases or in the possession of any other sim in your family can be read by your sim on the multi tab.  Multiple sims can read the same book simultaneously.  Unfortunately, you can't tell your sim to "read something" on the tab (although bookworm sims will do this on their own).  You do not have access to books on your home lot while on vacation, or vice-versa, sadly, so do remember to be like a good colonial Briton and haul your library with you when you go to Egypt.

3. Order books online: this doesn't work in the World Adventures areas, but if you're at home you don't have to run any more bookstore errands.  This function opens the bookstore dialogue, allowing you to purchase any available book (including recipes, songs, fishing, children's, the whole catalogue) from any location.  The books will instantly appear in your sim's inventory and any discounts you may be entitled to (bookshop bargainer, celebrity) will still be applied.

4. Play online social game: the graphics for this look remarkably like the sims (of course).  Your sim's fun and social motives will perk up quickly, although social appears to be capped at about 70% of full.

If you do get the multi tab, as with all premium content, be sure that if you run any cleanup scripts for dcbackup that you do not delete ccmerged.package.

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Re: Multi Tab
« Reply #105 on: September 02, 2012, 10:24:41 AM »
Simone, we already have a topic on the multi tab so I'm going to merge the two topics to keep the information all together.
 
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Re: MultiTab 6000
« Reply #106 on: September 02, 2012, 11:17:42 AM »
I had this exact problem with the Multi-Tab not working.  Here's a link to the solution: http://nonasims.wordpress.com/tag/multitab-6000/

If you use a .bat file to open your sims game so that the DCBackup stays clean, you'll need to modify it so that the ccmerged.package doesn't get deleted.  Here's how I set mine up and no more problems with premium content after (change the location names as needed for your system):

@echo off
del "C:\Users\jennie\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\CASPartCache.package"
del "C:\Users\jennie\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\scriptCache.package"
del "C:\Users\jennie\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\compositorCache.package"
del "C:\Users\jennie\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\simCompositorCache.package"
attrib +r +s "C:\Users\jennie\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\DCBackup\ccmerged.package"
del "C:\Users\jennie\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\DCBackup\*.*"
attrib -r -s "C:\Users\jennie\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\DCBackup\ccmerged.package"
start /d "C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 Showtime\Game\Bin" Sims3Launcher.exe



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Re: MultiTab 6000
« Reply #107 on: September 07, 2012, 10:59:09 PM »
I had this exact problem with the Multi-Tab not working.  Here's a link to the solution: http://nonasims.wordpress.com/tag/multitab-6000/

If you use a .bat file to open your sims game so that the DCBackup stays clean, you'll need to modify it so that the ccmerged.package doesn't get deleted.  Here's how I set mine up and no more problems with premium content after (change the location names as needed for your system):

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If I may suggest the following change, to make it work for other's computers with minimal editing:

@echo off
del "%HOMEPATH%\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\CASPartCache.package"
del "%HOMEPATH%\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\scriptCache.package"
del "%HOMEPATH%\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\compositorCache.package"
del "%HOMEPATH%\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\simCompositorCache.package"
attrib +r +s "%HOMEPATH%\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\DCBackup\ccmerged.package"
del /Q "%HOMEPATH%\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\DCBackup\*.*"
attrib -r -s "%HOMEPATH%\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\DCBackup\ccmerged.package"
start /d "C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 3 Supernatural\Game\Bin\" Sims3Launcher.exe

The last path is taken from your shortcut to the game on your desktop. Just remove the extra 'Sims3Launcher.exe' from inside the quotes when you paste it.

%HOMEPATH% will automatically point to your user directory. I know that there was an easy one for the current user's Documents folder, but I can't remember what it was....
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Re: MultiTab 6000 Issues
« Reply #108 on: November 03, 2013, 09:43:59 PM »
Does anyone know of a mod for multitab that makes the ear piece for listening to tabcasts invisible? It looks terrible in pictures, but I like my Sims to be skilling all the time.

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Re: MultiTab 6000 Issues
« Reply #109 on: April 15, 2014, 03:02:50 PM »
I believe that you can find the answer here (http://nonasims.wordpress.com/2012/05/17/dcbackup-ccmerged-package-and-your-premium-content-items/) but you can also just uninstall your CC and then reinstall it. Thanks for all the help at this topic, I was so confused!