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9th Jan 2007, 3:02 AM
I downloaded the blur patch and followed the installation instructions. I created a separate "Downloads" folder for the file, and moved the file into the folder. I launched the game and put a sim in the shower, and the patch didn't work.
Is there something I am doing wrong, or is there an issue with the patch and Intel Macs?
Thanks for your help! :)
9th Jan 2007, 6:48 PM
Make sure you have this one:
What do you mean by a 'seperate' Downloads folder? You should only have one Downloads folder, in your Documents/ EA Games/ Sims2 folder. If there isn't one then you can install a Sims2Pack to create one for you.
10th Jan 2007, 6:20 PM
When I saw that I didn't have a "Downloads" folder, I hit CTRL+Shift+N and made a folder. Was that not correct?
I was a little baffled when I saw that article the first time, before I posted my query. I didn't get it before that the blur patch is custom content. It would have been helpful to know that. lol
Now I feel like a Dummy....
10th Jan 2007, 6:48 PM
Nah, you're not a dummy at all- after all, you have the good sense to be on a Mac! (*Ducks to avoid things thrown by Windows fans*)
Yes, you were correct to create a new folder yourself- however sometimes the game has trouble 'recognising' this folder, so creating one by installing a Sims2Pack is a sure way to be sure that the game does recognise the folder. In Windows at least, the folder name has to have the capital 'D' (Downloads not downloads) so I should think this would be true for Mac as well. That's the reason why I would advise to delete the existing Downloads folder, then install the Sims2Pack to create a new Downloads folder.
Yes, the censor blur is a piece of code that overrides part of the game code, so essentially it is a 'hack'. Therefore you need to ensure that custom content is enabled, and after you enable content you will most likely have to restart the game to make it work.
11th Jan 2007, 1:27 AM
You, my friend, are sheer genius!
It turns out that I have TWO document folders on my hard drive. One of them is in my User account, and the other is located in my hard drive folder. The EA Games folder was in the hard drive documents folder.
I read somewhere on the site that I needed to run the Body Shop program, which I had not done before. Combine that with my having located the proper documents folder, the blur patch works beautifully.
So, you may not know what you did to help me, but you absolutely did help. You Rock!
11th Jan 2007, 5:37 AM
Simsample your are correct with the capital 'D' for downloads. Although with my game, on a ppc iMac, I don't need to restart when enabling/disabling cc, and content can be shown as on/off in the catalog in game without restarting.
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