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File Checking?

Is there really no file checker for The Sims 2? I'm really missing The Sims File Cop (remember that!?). I have the Clean installer and have used it to check files, have used the Maxis Content Manager, Delphy's... Everything is filed right and, according to those programs, compatible. AND STILL MY GAME CRASHES. (I only have the base game + Nightlife EP - yeah, pretty late on the TS2 train! No hacks/mods other than CEP. And I've been super careful to only download items base and/or Nightlife compatible.)

It's just driving me bonkers that there's no file checking program, even after all these years that this game has been out. Then again, it seems like the expansions and stuff packs come out relatively often. :P

Is there anything I can do other than delete all my CC or doing the 1/2 system (which makes me want to throw my computer out the window, btw)? Anything quick and not a pain in the ass would be awesome.

thesims2 = ♥!

EDIT: Alright, I have fixed my game! Here's my method:
1. Take all CC out from the Downloads folder into a new folder on your desktop.
2. Sort those files by date, then take a dated section and put it back into Downloads.
3. Test it out.
4. Rinse & repeat!

This method worked for me because I tend to download TONS of stuff in one day rather than pick out a set here and there. I also check all my new stuff in the HCDU (go to simwardrobe.com) before trying the above method. It works!

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hidden_kitten
Jun. 15th, 2008 05:13 am (UTC)
Google HCDU.
luvluvg
Jun. 15th, 2008 08:20 am (UTC)
Thanks!! It came back "0 possible conflicts detected." :\
grotesqa
Jun. 15th, 2008 05:25 am (UTC)
doing the 1/2 system (which makes me want to throw my computer out the window, btw)

That's what I do. My game crashes often and NONE of the file checkers I have detects the problem, so I use the isolation method. I spend 5 hours doing it before I can play again. :/

What you can do is, take out all the newer custom content you've downloaded and run the game. It works sometimes.
luvluvg
Jun. 15th, 2008 02:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your comment. My game totally works when I try this, it's a pita to stick CC back in and cross fingers though.
mrsbr00kster
Jun. 15th, 2008 05:38 am (UTC)
do you have the most recent version of CEP, version 8.0?

it came with some "extras" that installed into The Sims 2 folder, in a folder called zCEP-EXTRA. (at least mine did)

anyway... theres a file in there called:
CEP-EXTRA_GardenRocks.package

that crashed the hell out of my game.

i found it AFTER i did the 1/2 system.

hope that helps some!
good luck
luvluvg
Jun. 15th, 2008 02:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for this tip! I'll move the file out of the folder and try the game.
nameless_cricke
Jun. 15th, 2008 07:53 pm (UTC)
There was also a crashed caused by the first released one for FT I believe ..it had an double entry for a pool light, caused crashing for people on their lots. It was in the main CEP file
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