When I had a lot of downloads my pc choose instead of 15 min waiting (it maximum wanna do 2 for some reason) to crass the game so I uninstalled it all. The only mod I kept was no pause frame and then a few hairs but I like more detailed hair.
Personally I'm fine with not having so much cc content. I'll properly download hair once in a while but my pc isn't a gamer pc so I have to be careful. (I am totally gonna play sims under my writing exams. They only say no internet. No one said anything about no gaming and besides I am always done hours before time...)
With every single EP, and SP in my game, it takes 15 minutes to load-and that's with 14 gig of CC (on a computer that has 250 gig of space and nearly 3 gig of memory..). I've recently taken to pruning out the CC that I don't want/need as I come across it-items with no recolors, items that I wonder "what the hell is THAT!", and cc that just doesn't fit in anywhere.
If I were to rebuild my CC folder, the only things I would definitely keep are mods/hacks, and default replacements. Those are untouchable because they've been very carefully selected-and they don't clash with one another.
It takes time to do this without throwing the game into total chaos, but in the end it comes out all right-and it does help to compress all the files. I've saved tons of space by doing it to every file, no matter if the creator already has or not.
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