Author Topic: Downloaded CC and Sims 3 won’t run, not sure which file to delete!  (Read 130 times)

Offline lalalaain

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I downloaded a whole bunch of custom content and put it into my folder. i previously already had a lot of custom content in my game so i know i did it properly. i don’t want to delete all of it because i spent hours picking it out, but i’m not sure which file is causing the problem. If you have any suggestions i would appreciate it :)

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Re: Downloaded CC and Sims 3 won’t run, not sure which file to delete!
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2019, 08:01:29 PM »
I've had this happen earlier this year, I moved my mods and custom content to a folder on the desktop for safe keeping and went through it little by little, trying to find out which files were causing the issue. Which was the game not loading.

I went with my mods first and after that I went through my custom content. Here's the steps I took:

1. I copied the files back in small batches of 3 or 4 files at a time.
2. Deleted the game cache files before putting in each batch of files.

Delete Game Cache Files (What & Howto)
https://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=20732.msg401809#msg401809

3. Launched the game to see if it would load. When it loaded, I went back through and did steps 1 and 2 again until I went through all my mods and custom content.

For different ways to go through your mods/cc, see the article linked below:

Game Help:TS3 Finding Problem Custom Content
http://simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:TS3_Finding_Problem_Custom_Content
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Re: Downloaded CC and Sims 3 won’t run, not sure which file to delete!
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2019, 08:41:03 PM »
Thank you so much! I am currently doing this now, I will let you know how it works out :)

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Re: Downloaded CC and Sims 3 won’t run, not sure which file to delete!
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2019, 10:48:16 PM »
it worked, thanks so much!! do you have any tips on how to see what’s wrong with cc or how to fix it?

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Re: Downloaded CC and Sims 3 won’t run, not sure which file to delete!
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2019, 11:13:22 PM »
I'm not sure on how to fix broken or corrupt CC, you may have to check with the creator to see if there has been an updated version. I usually just delete it, if I can't find an updated or alternative version.

Here's something that can "clean" Sims3packs.

Custard Sims3Pack Cleaner
http://modthesims.info/d/390235

How To: Use Custard
https://sims3.crinrict.com/en/2011/01/tutorial-delphys-custard.html

Though I don't know how well it really cleans. I'm not really familiar with it, as I've only used it a couple of times.

You may want to ask over at ModtheSims if they have any information on fixing broken, corrupted CC.
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