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Offline MarianT

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Sims 4 - Clearing Cache File
« on: September 04, 2014, 05:38:55 PM »
When I started playing Sims 3, I soon learned that clearing my cache files would improve the performance of my game.

Looking through my documents file for Sims 4, I found:

localthumbcache.package

This started with about 1300 KB the first time I looked at it. After a few more hours of play, it was 11,000. I deleted it and found that the game regenerated a new file the next time with no adverse effect.

I don't know whether this will be necessary, but apparently deleting this cache file is safe.

Delete Game Cache Files (What and How-To)
http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=29288.msg401662#msg401662
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Re: Clearing Cache File
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2014, 05:23:51 AM »
Thank you for that hint, good to know it is safe to "delete"   :)
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Re: Sims 4 - Clearing Cache File
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2014, 12:01:39 PM »
I have been playing with deleting files/repair, delete/run, delete/restore from bin. I can delete these, and run a game in progress, if deleting between game restarts. In addition to localthumbcache.package, which I'll relist for completeness:

In ../Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 4/

localthumbcache.package
/cache/*.*   (it will be regenerated)
/lotcacheddata/*.* (created when you edit a lot, maybe when play on one)

No repair needed, just delete. I haven't done more than a couple of days and 3 games worth of testing (a bit of editing though). But those seem safe enough for me so far.

I started playing with this when my games developed the stuttering I used to get in Sims 3 with many files. I don't think I had enough in them to cause it, but it didn't hurt. My issue seems to be the Tray folder (library on local disk). I'm going to add a post on that as it isn't deletable like a cache.

 

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