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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #120 on: October 16, 2011, 12:41:16 AM »
I just cleaned out the DCBackups file, hopefully it improves my game performance, because my game was slow and just generally crappy.

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« Reply #121 on: February 13, 2012, 01:11:35 PM »

Can I just say THANK YOU - it took me four hours to get my family evicted (1 hr) saved to the households slot (1 hr) select new town and move in family (2 hrs).  At first I was like, this was so stupid and was it worth it to save my family?  The answer: YES. I will move my families once a month to a new town.  I did not move their home with them.  I removed all the driveways from businesses.  I changed  few home lots to community and made them no visitors.
Now if only I could "contain" my family to not make any friends we will be all set!  LOL

I sold their vacation homes except one when my game became almost unplayable, so I have yet to travel.

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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #122 on: March 01, 2012, 01:31:36 PM »
I deleted the DCBackup file and cleared out my recycling bin before reading the rest of the posts :C
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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #123 on: March 02, 2012, 08:44:54 PM »
I deleted the DCBackup file and cleared out my recycling bin before reading the rest of the posts :C
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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #124 on: March 19, 2012, 05:33:18 PM »
Another tip to help with Game Performance:
Clean up your computer. Defrag your Hard drive every so often in addition to running a virus scan once a week. Also uninstall programs you don't need or use and scan for registry errors that can make your computer run slower. CCleaner is great for that and its free!

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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #125 on: March 21, 2012, 07:00:30 PM »
Hi guys,

About moving most of your save files elsewhere to make the game faster... Can you also make a new folder in the folder Saves with another name and put all other save files (that you don't use right now) in there? I mean, will that help in speed or do I need to put all other save files completely elsewhere on my computer to help in speed?
I sure hope you understand what I mean... it's getting a little late here  ;)
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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #126 on: March 29, 2012, 08:33:36 AM »
Can the script error files and the files that start with xcpt be deleted?



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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #127 on: March 29, 2012, 01:27:10 PM »
Can the script error files and the files that start with xcpt be deleted?

Yes. The xcpt files (along with *.txt files) are created whenever the game crashes, to desktop or otherwise. They are to be sent to EA for examination but I don't know anyone who ever did that so I can't comment on that. Those files can also be analyzed with crash log analyzer at ModTheSims.

As for the script error files; those are created only if you have Twallan's ErrorTrap mod. You can send them to Twallan for reviewing and for getting help with your problem.

Those are the uses for those files. They are optional to keep. You can safely delete them if you do not intend to use them.

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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #128 on: March 29, 2012, 01:58:49 PM »
Hi guys,

About moving most of your save files elsewhere to make the game faster... Can you also make a new folder in the folder Saves with another name and put all other save files (that you don't use right now) in there? I mean, will that help in speed or do I need to put all other save files completely elsewhere on my computer to help in speed?
I sure hope you understand what I mean... it's getting a little late here  ;)

Does anyone has an answer to my question?
Or should I explain what I mean...?
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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #129 on: March 30, 2012, 12:20:21 AM »
@Odie I don't know, but my theory is that another folder in the Saves folder will make TS3 think it may be a save. So I wouldn't risk it, and move it out to be safe. :)

@Anyone Should the first post be updated? As in, I think SocialCache is safe to delete, but I don't know, and it would be useful to have a list of files OK to delete there.

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« Reply #130 on: March 30, 2012, 01:12:25 AM »
@Anyone Should the first post be updated? As in, I think SocialCache is safe to delete, but I don't know, and it would be useful to have a list of files OK to delete there.

Done.  Thanks for the suggestion.
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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #131 on: March 30, 2012, 03:16:00 AM »
Is it safe to delete the package files in the thumbnails folder?

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« Reply #132 on: March 30, 2012, 03:36:31 AM »
Is it safe to delete the package files in the thumbnails folder?

I don't think so.  My best guess is that those files are the thumbnail pictures that we see in Build/Buy Mode and Create-A-Sim, we well as anywhere else we see thumbnails in the game.
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What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #133 on: March 30, 2012, 05:06:47 AM »
Pam will you look at this link please? I've deleted my tumbnails a few times because of what I read here. I trust your judement.simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:Sims_3_Delete_Cache_Files

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« Reply #134 on: March 30, 2012, 06:31:37 AM »
Pam will you look at this link please? I've deleted my tumbnails a few times because of what I read here. I trust your judement.simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:Sims_3_Delete_Cache_Files

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I have no real reason to distrust Sims Wiki and I believe they're one of our associates.  I'd say the information there is ok.  Apparently, the game will re-generate the thumbnails. 
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