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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #90 on: June 18, 2011, 07:03:14 AM »
I just noticed there's a WorldCaches folder under EA's folder. Is it OK to empty it too? I always clean my DCCache folder and everything, but I had never noticed this folder before.

Firstly, it's DCBackup, not DCCache - if you delete the files of the latter, your game will become unplayable.

WorldCaches folder is created only if you have custom worlds (Barnacle Bay, Riverview, etc.), and it's only created on some computers. Yes, feel free to remove the files inside WorldCaches - deleting them won't harm your game. :)
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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #91 on: June 18, 2011, 12:24:52 PM »
I have this problem where the game "pauses" every 20 seconds or so. Followed the instructions in the OP, hope this works!

Edit: It certainly helped a little. Anything else I can do?



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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #92 on: June 18, 2011, 01:35:27 PM »
I have this problem where the game "pauses" every 20 seconds or so. Followed the instructions in the OP, hope this works!

Edit: It certainly helped a little. Anything else I can do?

I was having the same problem and I chatted with EA tech support. Here is what tech had me do that solved the problem:

Try cleaning out your Temporary directory. Do not delete the folder itself, open the folder, select all of the contents, and then delete them.
1. Double click on "My Computer"
2. Double click on the C: drive
3. Double click on the "Windows" folder.
4. Double click on the "Temp" folder.
5. Hold the "CTRL" key and tap the "A" key to select all.
6. Tap the "Delete" key on your keyboard and accept the "Are you sure you want to delete these files" prompt.

After try these steps
1. Hold down the Ctrl, Alt, and Delete keys at the same time
2. Click the "Processes" tab.
3. Click on the gray bar in the middle column that says User Name to sort by user name.
4. Do NOT select anything for SYSTEM, LOCAL SERVICE, or NETWORK SERVICE.
5. Click on anything besides EXPLORER and TASKMGR for this User Name or other user names.
6. Click on END PROCESS
7. Repeat these steps until only explorer.exe and taskmgr.exe are open for this user profile.

In my case, I still have a couple of processes I could not shut down (Norton anti virus and a task scheduler app), but the game stopped freezing every few seconds. Hope this helps.

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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #93 on: June 18, 2011, 03:12:53 PM »
Thanks for the reply Laurencius :)

Will see if those steps help too :)

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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #94 on: June 18, 2011, 03:22:18 PM »
That helped a lot, along with the instructions provided in the original post - thank you so much, Laurencius! :D
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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #95 on: June 18, 2011, 11:49:21 PM »
Firstly, it's DCBackup, not DCCache - if you delete the files of the latter, your game will become unplayable.

WorldCaches folder is created only if you have custom worlds (Barnacle Bay, Riverview, etc.), and it's only created on some computers. Yes, feel free to remove the files inside WorldCaches - deleting them won't harm your game. :)

Yeah, that's what I meant - sorry  ;D
So that's why I hadn't noticed it before, it must have been created when I installed Riverview a few days ago. Anyway... thanks a lot, my game has been slowing down a bit even though I have deleted everything deletable in my computer, so I guess everything helps!

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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #96 on: July 01, 2011, 03:40:01 PM »
Just incase anyone gets confused about what to delete, here is what I just told Fez in another thread. I know some of the stuff isn't already on here, and for the stuff that is, it is good to clarify it anyway!

Delete:
DcBackup (the contents of the folder, not the folder itself)
CasPartCache.package 
compositorCache.package 
scriptCache.package 
simCompositorCache.package
In the Thumbnails folder:
CASThumbnails.package
ObjectThumbnails.package
and if you have one, your WorldCache (same process as DcBackup)



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Can these files be safely deleted?
« Reply #97 on: July 03, 2011, 04:40:51 PM »
Experiencing more than usual lag and have cleaned up what files I know can be removed.  Can the following also be safely removed?:

From DC cache:  dcdb 1.ebc through dcdb 5.ebc.  dcdbO.ebc has a lock symbol on it.

From general Sims3 list of files:  xcpt-MDMP files.  These seem to be enlarging.
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Re: Can these files be safely deleted?
« Reply #98 on: July 03, 2011, 11:06:01 PM »

Joria, don't delete your DCCache file as that is the database containing all your installed Custom Content, Store items etc. 

The xcpt-MDMP files can be safely deleted as they are usually copies of the same xcpt-text documents which are just exception error logs.  I created a separate folder in my general documents folder entitled 'Error Logs' and I move my xcpt and script error logs there so if I have a really bad bug it is there for EA tech support to look at. 

You can find more information on what to delete and what not to delete here.

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Re: Can these files be safely deleted?
« Reply #99 on: July 03, 2011, 11:10:27 PM »

I am merging this topic with 'What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)' as they are about the same topic.
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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #100 on: July 04, 2011, 01:38:02 AM »
Thank you MT Glady.  I will create a separate file for those MDMP files.
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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #101 on: July 21, 2011, 09:58:50 PM »
Hello! My name is Koga and I want to thank you guys for this helpful information.

My Sims3 Game has been running slow for a very long time and I almost started to give on the game. But the information that was given to delete certain files in my computer help run it like brand new.

I thank You and happy to become a member of a forum that gives out Accurate information. Thank You very much. ;D

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« Reply #102 on: July 21, 2011, 10:05:24 PM »
I'm happy to hear that it helped, Koga.  We do strive to make the information here be as accurate as possible.  Thanks for noticing and thank you for the kind words.
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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #103 on: July 21, 2011, 10:05:35 PM »
Welcome to the forum, Koga!  It's great to have you join us, and I'm glad the information you found here has been helpful for you.

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Re: What to do if Your Game Slows Down (Clean Up Your Game)
« Reply #104 on: July 21, 2011, 10:06:20 PM »

Welcome to the forum Koga and I am glad we could help you out.  

Take a look at the rest of the forum and the guide as there are many useful tips and help contained within. Have fun and happy Simming!



  
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