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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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« 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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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #165 on: November 12, 2012, 06:50:16 PM »
Ok, great! :)
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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #166 on: November 12, 2012, 07:03:41 PM »
I have 3 separate sim folders, each named something different, and I just went through all of them deleting what was said in the first post, so here's hoping my night of Seasons doesn't get ruined by lag!!  ;D

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« Reply #167 on: November 12, 2012, 07:21:39 PM »
Good luck with that! I hope you can enjoy your game!
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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #168 on: December 30, 2012, 02:56:08 PM »
RockinRobin you are my HERO!!! After weeks of trying to solve my choppy and pausing game it was fixed in 2 seconds because of you!! I deleted the files in my DCbackup folder and  wow. The game was like I had never seen it. It was such a pleasure to play. The crashing and error codes stopped too.

thanks a million

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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #169 on: February 24, 2013, 01:38:35 PM »
I've just cleaned out my DCBackup file and I deleted everything, silly me. I didn't read the comment to not deleted the ccmerged.package and now I can't find it.. will this affect my game?  I've looked through my trashed, searched everywhere to see if I can get it back but I can't find it? I do have the worlds offered by the sims 3 store with the premium content, will this be a problem?

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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #170 on: February 24, 2013, 02:10:13 PM »
I've just cleaned out my DCBackup file and I deleted everything, silly me. I didn't read the comment to not deleted the ccmerged.package and now I can't find it.. will this affect my game?  I've looked through my trashed, searched everywhere to see if I can get it back but I can't find it? I do have the worlds offered by the sims 3 store with the premium content, will this be a problem?

It is a cashe file and it will recreate the file next time you load the game. You can also try right click in folder and look for "undo delete" option after you delete something by mistake.
Store items and premium items should not be lost no matter what you do, you can always redownload them from your account and install them again :)

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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #171 on: February 25, 2013, 03:23:01 AM »
Hey all,

Thanks so much for putting together this thread.  I deleted the four cache files and my game began to run more smoothly, although my loading/saving still takes several minutes.  The reason I didn't delete the contents of the DCBackup folder is because there was nothing in it except for the ccmerged one we aren't supposed to delete.  Another interesting thing is that all four of those files were less than 200 bytes each, that's bytes, not MB or KB, just B.  Are your files a similar size? Anyone else have an empty DCBackup folder?

Thanks!

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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #172 on: March 09, 2013, 08:49:30 AM »
My game has slowed and every few minutes will stop and then start again.  It has been like this since i installed 70 80 90 stuff.  It may be I need more RAM as i only have 2GB. I am getting it upgraded next week to 5/6GB.  Should this work?

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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #173 on: March 21, 2013, 08:45:41 AM »
So happy someone found this info! I had nearly 2k items in my dcbackup! Holy cow! No wonder my game was slow!

I also found a file called "Saves" and realized it was every save I've ever done. So, if you have some old games in there that you no longer play or that you deleted in game, they can be deleted as well. They're saved by the. name you gave them, and the dates of your last save for the game is next to it. Just be sure to check for your recent games (should be at the top).

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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #174 on: May 24, 2013, 12:31:42 AM »
Hello, my game was specially slow when my sim worked as architectural designer, when I tryed to build in neighbour's houses. Now it works fine, I did this:
- deleted (in the folder documents/electronic arts/sims3) the cache files (CASPartCache, compositorCache, simCompositorCache, scriptCache), and socialcache (I have just read this can make me lose active achievements )
- deleted every file in documents/electronic arts/sims 3/thumbnails (all the files in "thumbnails" folder),
and the same in the folder "worldcaches".
- deleted all the files in DCBackup and restarted the computer (I havent's any premium contents).
- I still repeat this steps from time to time.

After some minutes playing it was slow again, so I did this:

- renamed the folder "The sims 3" in Documents/electronic arts and renamed it The sims 3 Backup
- started the game (so the folder "The sims 3" was created again)
- then I closed the game and copied the save game I was playing from "the sims 3 backup/saves" to "the sims 3/saves" , a map that I created with worldtool (and reinstalled it with the launcher), the sims I created to the corresponding folder (savedsims), and the mods I was using.

Now my game works fine! I hope it helps someone, and I hope I explained it adequately in english because that's not my language.

 

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