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Offline RunAmokSims

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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #150 on: May 17, 2012, 05:09:48 PM »
Recently at the TS3 site there has been a few threads about not deleting the contents of the DCBackup folder. It seems that someone came across some coding that may make premium content buggy if it's deleted.

One theory is to not delete anything from the folder, another is to just make sure the ccmerged package file is not deleted.

I tend to trust technical advice more here and I was wondering if anyone knew about this.

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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #151 on: May 31, 2012, 02:02:47 AM »
I've read about that, I think it was on MTS. I'd say that if you proceed as normal, do not delete ccmerged.package!



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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #152 on: May 31, 2012, 08:45:48 AM »
I've read about that, I think it was on MTS. I'd say that if you proceed as normal, do not delete ccmerged.package!

Thanks for responding.

This is the thread on TS3 I was talking about.

http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/534448.page

So do you think you can delete all the files except the merged file?


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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #153 on: June 01, 2012, 07:46:45 PM »
Grimsoul, is it okay if a post some code that can be added to your .bat file and will delete everything from DCBackup except ccmerged.package?
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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #154 on: June 01, 2012, 11:13:00 PM »
Grimsoul, is it okay if a post some code that can be added to your .bat file and will delete everything from DCBackup except ccmerged.package?

Sure, Feel free to modify it anyway that will help and make it better.
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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #155 on: June 02, 2012, 05:15:27 AM »
Can the information about the ccmerged.package be edited into the first post? It would be a lot clearer, and more people would understand why you absolutely cannot delete it if you have Premium Content.

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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #156 on: June 02, 2012, 02:53:38 PM »
If you add this code to grimsoul's, between @echo off and start /d "C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 Generations\Game\Bin", Sims3Launcher.exe it will delete your everything in DCBackup, except CCmerged.  Make sure you change "Jeff", or "Dell Computer" to whatever it is on your computer, and make absolutly sure it is correct for both of the lines that with start attrib, as if one is wrong ccmerged will either be read-only, deleted!

attrib +r "C:\Users\Dell Computer\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\DCBackup\ccmerged.package"
del /q "C:\Users\Dell Computer\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\DCBackup"
attrib -r "C:\Users\Dell Computer\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\DCBackup\ccmerged.package"

So once you are done it should look like this


@echo off
del "C:\Users\Jeff\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\CASPartCache.package"
del "C:\Users\Jeff\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\scriptCache.package"
del "C:\Users\Jeff\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\compositorCache.package"
del "C:\Users\Jeff\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\simCompositorCache.package"
del /q "C:\Users\Jeff\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\WorldCaches\*.*"
attrib +r "C:\Users\Dell Computer\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\DCBackup\ccmerged.package"
del /q "C:\Users\Dell Computer\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\DCBackup"
attrib -r "C:\Users\Dell Computer\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\DCBackup\ccmerged.package"
start /d "C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 Generations\Game\Bin" Sims3Launcher.exe
exit
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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #157 on: June 23, 2012, 02:12:30 AM »
First time posting, so please forgive me if it doesn't turn out quite right. I just wanted to say thanks for the advice, it has saved me from giving up in frustration. Much appreciated  ;D

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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #158 on: June 28, 2012, 09:52:09 PM »
Thank you SO much for this!
Who would've guessed I had *drumroll* 1,025 FILES?!?!  :o

Hopefully my game is 110% better  :) I'll test it tomorrow.


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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #159 on: October 14, 2012, 09:15:23 PM »
What is the DCCache, and can the files in it get deleted?

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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #160 on: October 16, 2012, 12:00:14 AM »
What is the DCCache, and can the files in it get deleted?

Downloads you have installed, and no, it can't be. :) Basically, once you've placed a sims3pack in your Downloads Folder, and installed it, the information is written into files inside DCCache, so you can clear the Downloads Folder. Thanks NonaMena for explaining this. :)

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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #161 on: November 02, 2012, 08:43:42 PM »
Can the info about not deleting the ccmerged file due to premium content issues please be added to the lists on the first post of this thread? It explains why several of my premium content no longer works properly... I did not know that you had to keep that one file.


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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #162 on: November 02, 2012, 09:00:01 PM »
Can the info about not deleting the ccmerged file due to premium content issues please be added to the lists on the first post of this thread? It explains why several of my premium content no longer works properly... I did not know that you had to keep that one file.

Yes! I agree. I just said the same thing in the Life State Dynasty thread where Rica explains this and I heard it for the first time actually. And I always check this thread when deleting cache files. I have also deleted the ccmerged file, since the first post says you can delete all files in DCBackup... really wish I knew not to delete the ccmerged file in there... I am happy to see someone else too wants this info in the first post :)
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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #163 on: November 02, 2012, 09:29:28 PM »
It is there in the first post.
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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #164 on: November 02, 2012, 09:47:49 PM »
Thanks Rica!


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