View Full Version : If I remove hacks from AnyGame's Downloads folder, I don't need to run Clean Installer, right? [SOLVED]
14th Apr 2012, 5:57 PM
Hi all! Basically I'm just wondering, I created an AnyGame with all the expansion and Stuff packs I have (University, Nightlife, Open for Business, Pets, Seasons, Bon Voyage, FreeTime, Apartment Life, Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff, IKEA Home Stuff and H&M Fashion Stuff), so I can build a house which I'm planning on uploading it on MTS. Now, I didn't really understand the guidelines.
So, in my AnyGame Downloads folder, I only have the CC I'm planning to include in my house (windows, custom wall and a few objects). No hacks, custom hairs or anything else not related to building that house. I've even excluded every single cheat from userStartup.cheat file.
Now, I had a problem using Clean Installer in the past, so I'm wondering is it possible to avoid using it, because I use only the most required CC?
PS I know this isn't the right thread for this kind of question, but I can't seem to post on Creators Forum. Sorry Staff. :)
14th Apr 2012, 9:04 PM
Well, that depends. The game tends to package unused recolours with the lot; so, if your AnyGame only including CC you used in the lot also includes recolours - so you have no other recolours at all that weren't used n the lot - then that, along with everything else, means that you don't need to use CI.
What was the prblem you had using CI in the past?
14th Apr 2012, 10:23 PM
If you have an AnyGame already set up, then you can use the Clean Installer with your AnyGame by following one of the techniques in this thread:
Personally, I usually use technique #3: double-click on my Sims2_AnyGame1.reg, then run the Clean Installer, then run the game (which automatically runs the Sims2_Full.reg to reset the registry back to the full game). It's very simple and works perfectly.
However, if I'm working exclusively with one AnyGame for several days in a row, then I use technique #4. This is more work initially, but then I don't have to remember to run the reg file every time that I run the Clean Installer.
15th Apr 2012, 12:23 PM
First off, whiterider.
Darn! I've downloaded some windows with tons of recolors. So that means that I should run CI, right?
The problem I had with CI is; I think it pretty much made a glitch or something in my registry, and I had to re-install Windows and stuff. Now I am usually not like this, sceptical about viruses or damaging my computer and stuff, but IDK. Even the fact that it happened on my previous computer. I started this topic to make sure I don't have to use it. But it seems that I have to. (I know my old computer was glitchy itself, but I dunno. Again. Maybe it was a glitchy version of CI, or just because of the computer. OK then, I'll try. Thanks!)
:| I'm afraid I didn't understand a thing, sorry. :) Do I have to use your tehniques...? Let me tell you my part of story. So.
Yes, I have an AnyGame installed right now. Only one, configuration is listed in my previous post. I don't have CI installed at the moment. I've been running this AnyGame for a week now (installed it in Sunday, ran in Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. But I don't believe that has anything to do with this :) ).
What I meant to do, is that in the game (AnyGame) I click on a lot in Neighborhood view, and then click that * icon (with an arrow... to pack a lot), and select "Package lot to a file". Then, when it's out in PackedLots or SavedLots or how is that folder called (in "Documents\AnyGameStarter\AnyGame1\EA Games\The Sims 2"), I have to run CI because I have tons of recolors of one item, and I only use one recolor. When I do that, I'd save the file under another name (woo-hoo, I've read CI instructions!), and zip it and upload it on MTS.
Now is there a problem with that? I mean, does AnyGame have problems with packaging lots, or CI with reading AnyGame's lots, or something third? :|
Thanks for the response!
15th Apr 2012, 6:10 PM
Your technique should work perfectly for packaging a lot and removing excess CC.
17th Apr 2012, 12:19 PM
Oh... OK then! Thanks Mootilda! ;)
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