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Mod Conflict Detector [Update 03/03/2018]

by DmitryMalfatto Posted 6th Aug 2015 at 1:23 AM - Updated 3rd Mar 2018 at 2:01 PM by DmitryMalfatto
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Update 03/03/2018 (2.2.300)
Hi friends! I apologize for my absence. Unfortunately I will not develop MCD.I don't have enough time and energy. I have to work hard to make money for moving to another city.
A small update with the removal of ads and networking features will be released soon. Also will be laid out the source code of the program. Anyone will be able to continue the development of MCD.

I hope someone may be able to continue to develop and make MCD the best program for The Sims 4,

Sincerely, Dmitry Tkachev. Your Russian friend

You can always contact me in direct Instagram: @d_._v_._k[/list]
Update 23/07/2017 (2.2.100) More...
You were waiting for so long, and finally, Mod Conflict Detector has got a viewer! Now you can browse the content of your *.package files.
  • First Launch: During the first launch of the program you'll be advised to tune program settings (choose game dir, default scan dir, etc.)
  • Advanced User Mode: if you're a beginner, you can hide and don't use a number of features that are for advanced users only.
  • The game dir will be detected automatically now.
  • Duplicate search has been improved.
  • Some changes in pop-up menu.
  • Solved some problems with the settings migration (from one version of the program to another).
  • Starting with this version, the program will delete temporary files of version 1.x.
  • Errors fixed, performance improved.

Update 18/06/2017 (2.1.6378.24471) More...
  • Feature added: mod activation/deactivation. Please note: if you have any mods deactivated in 1.x version of the program, they will be converted after the first launch of 2.1 and will no longer be supported by 1.x (1.x *.disable => 2.1 *.disabled).
  • Notifications center updated.
  • File analysis runs faster now.
  • Some errors fixed.

Update 18/06/2017 (2.0.6368.26806) More...
One and a half years sure did fly fast, don't you agree? Sorry for being absent, I was helping Putin to train his bears.
Introducing Mod Conflict Detector 2.0, improved as follows:
  • new interface
  • new CFG editor
  • new filters added
  • improved performance and stability
  • and many more
The program is currently under development, but it's already far better than the previous version. And it's almost bug-free!

Windows XP is not supported anymore.
Thanks you very much for 2 million downloads! Stay tuned for the next update, sometime in 2024 ))

Update 10/22/2016 ( More...
  • 40% reduction in RAM usage
  • Chinese translations updated
  • Now you can open .CFG files with Mod Conflict Detector (it won't interfere with the main work of the program)

Update 09/10/2015 ( More...
  • The program is completely switched to .NET Framework 4.0 Ñlient profile
  • Loading errors fixed
  • Errors of "Find Duplicates Only" mode fixed
  • New checkup algorhythm is 85% faster, albeit uses additional memory
  • For now on, no less than 1 Gb RAM is required for the program to run normally
  • File colors customization is improved (sadly, the previously created settings would not be saved)
  • More convenient access to panels
  • Dialog box errors fixed

Update 01/10/2015 ( More...
  • Fixed some errors; performance improved.

Update 31/08/2015 ( More...
  • Added online features: 'Send error report' & 'Check for updates'. Now you won't miss the next version of the program!
  • Fixed 'File' mode issues.
  • Fixed the issue when, if 'Find duplicates' checkbox was ticked off, some files were simply left unchecked.
  • Added feature: 'Customize file colors' (Options > Settings > Colors).
  • You can disable any file (almost; see below), but only disabled files can be enabled.
  • The game file cannot be disabled.
  • Performance improved, a bit.
  • CPU loading is more balanced now.
  • New filters for 'Mod Type' & 'Conflicts' columns.
  • Thanks to Aero&Win10 style, the program will now look the same on any supported OS (WinXP still making the list).
  • Various tweaks and improvements; old errors fixed, some brand new ones were made.

Update 19/08/2015 (
  • "File" mode added
  • .CFG-file editor added
  • French localization updated
  • Some errors fixed
  • Added command line options: -Language:xx-XX, -NewProcess, -NoBlockingGame

Update 09/08/2015 (
  • Fixed some errors
  • Improved performance
  • Added "Files" analysis mode
  • Other tweaks & fixes
  • New localizations: Chinese (zh-CN, zh-TW), Spanish (es-ES)

NOTE: Please extract all files from the archive into a folder before launching the program! To work correctly, the program needs not only .exe file, but all the provided .dll libraries as well.

Hi, my name is DmitryMalfatto. I'm from Russia.
Here's my project, Mod Conflict Detector for The Sims 4. It's a powerful GUI tool for detecting and solving mod conflicts in the game. Allows you to get rid of trouble-making mods, empty mods, mods for another games, or technically-not-even-mods, that got in the Mods folder by mistake. I've been developing this program since February 2015, and now it's finally available not only in Russian, but in English as well!

Main Features:
  • Detect non-TS4 files;
  • Detect stray files (not *.package, *.zip et al, but something that doesn't belong in your Mods folder);
  • Disable (particular) mods;
  • Open file in s4pi;
  • Show file in folder;
  • Delete file(s) straight from the program;
  • Search for duplicate mods;
  • Analyse files (to find out exactly in what way they modify the game);
  • Copy conflicting ResourceKeys.

System Requirements:
  • Operating system: Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10*;
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • .NET Framework 4.6
* RT, Phone and Mobile editions are not supported

Additional Credits:
A big thanks and a special mention goes to:
  • adamhathcock for SharpCompress library;
  • creators of Microsoft.Windows.Shell.dll library;
  • creators of s4pi for the inspiration;
  • KuriXarya for the very idea of the program & help with Russian grammar;
  • Petr54 for the testing & ideas on how to improve the program;
  • Postoyalec [ToDoAbout on MTS] for the English translation.

If you want to translate the program into another language, contact me at [email protected]

Blog program in Russian
Forum topic in Russian

Operating System:
      Windows: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, etc
Utility Type:
      Miscellaneous: Tools which do not fit into the above categories.
Plugin Type:
      Not Applicable: Standalone tools

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 4
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date

Size: 3.01 MB · Downloads: 886,029 · 3rd Mar 2018
3.01 MB 886,029 3rd Mar 2018

Size: 41.1 KB · Downloads: 350,840 · 23rd Jul 2017
41.1 KB 350,840 23rd Jul 2017 | If you use Windows XP

Size: 863.6 KB · Downloads: 920,180 · 18th Jun 2017
863.6 KB 920,180 18th Jun 2017
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the file(s) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
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Test Subject
#901 Old 14th May 2019 at 5:11 PM
Is anyone using a MAC when they use this program? I was told it wouldn't work and need one like this very bad. I have too much content to go through individually.
Test Subject
#902 Old 24th May 2019 at 3:43 PM
Originally Posted by Bubbled_Simmer
I have a question: Could I use this to see if I have broken cc that isn't compatible or doesn't have a mesh?

I don't know if it can detect missing meshes, but it will detect broken cc/mods, just look to the lower left hand side of the application to check what color represents broken cc/mods when you go to check your files.

If you want to find a missing mesh from a clothing cc in your game, install the sims 4 tray importer. There are videos on YouTube that show step by step on how to find missing meshes through it.
Test Subject
#903 Old 25th May 2019 at 8:31 PM
Here's a link to the version 1.9 of this tool. It works for me, whereas the newer versions don't. Hopefully it'll help someone out.
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26th May 2019 at 8:31 PM
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#904 Old 29th May 2019 at 12:05 AM
Originally Posted by Fazikku
Here's a link to the version 1.9 of this tool. It works for me, whereas the newer versions don't. Hopefully it'll help someone out.

For me the program won't even launch
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#905 Old 30th May 2019 at 10:59 AM
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#906 Old 1st Jun 2019 at 8:32 AM
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#907 Old 1st Jun 2019 at 4:36 PM
Here's what I've figured out in using this today, in case this may answer any future questions. This lovely program will detect broken mods, duplicates, sims2/sims3 files, conflicts, disabled files, third party files, and wrong content type files (possibly needs to be unpacked).

First off, you do not install this. Just unzip it to a folder on your desktop or in your downloads, and run the .exe from there. You need to set the path to where your mods are installed. Then you will scan. You can scan the entire directory, a single folder, or a single file. On the left side of the window you will see a smiley face with the version number of the program. If a red sad face shows up, then it will have a file listed next to it. You need to find that file in your mods folder and remove it. Then run the scan again. Rinse and repeat until you get no sad faces. Once it is able to make it all the way through your mods folder, it will automatically analyze the files it has scanned. That can take a bit of time if you have a lot of files like me. When it is finished, you will have a list of every mod file in the directory and they will be color coded. If you aren't sure what a color means, mouse over the colors legend on the upper right.
Test Subject
#908 Old 3rd Jun 2019 at 10:41 PM
Originally Posted by Fazikku
Here's a link to the version 1.9 of this tool. It works for me, whereas the newer versions don't. Hopefully it'll help someone out.

thank you!
Test Subject
#909 Old 6th Jun 2019 at 8:24 AM
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#910 Old 13th Jun 2019 at 7:37 PM
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#911 Old 14th Jun 2019 at 6:30 AM
Even the latest version, 1.9, doesn't work. I have never been able to open this program at all.
Test Subject
#912 Old 17th Jun 2019 at 3:07 PM
I just signed up to ask: So I have a cc that I downloaded because it's been updated, but I still have the other one that's already installed with the same package name, how will I deal with using MCD to delete only the one that's later in date than the one near the furthest (ahead) date; e.g.

Date modified: 11/6/2015 11:52 PM but I just downloaded one let's say today because it just got updated 6/17/2019 7:03 AM

Also, thank you so much to those who made MCD happen, it's a huge life saver!! :D
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26th Jun 2019 at 1:13 AM
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#913 Old 26th Jun 2019 at 1:14 AM
Help! This doesnt work anymore and I really need it!
Test Subject
#914 Old 5th Jul 2019 at 12:10 AM
Originally Posted by SimsPixelPalace
For me the program won't even launch

Thank you
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16th Jul 2019 at 6:25 PM
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#915 Old 16th Jul 2019 at 6:26 PM
This will not be as helpful as it has not been updated. I wish there was a different way to find broken or outdated mods. I used it only once this entire year. Didn't help much at all.
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#916 Old 3rd Aug 2019 at 9:38 AM
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7th Aug 2019 at 11:31 PM
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#917 Old 20th Aug 2019 at 4:15 PM
hello... this app don't works anymore? There's something similar to detect conflicts mods in the Sims 4 folder? Thank you...
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#918 Old 29th Aug 2019 at 8:19 PM
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#919 Old 31st Aug 2019 at 6:29 PM
j'ai trouvé ce lien et il fonctionne ouf
essayez si jamais
Bon courage
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#920 Old 6th Sep 2019 at 11:55 AM
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#921 Old 13th Sep 2019 at 11:38 PM
downloaded it from here, working as intended. Don't download 1.9, if it isn't working then you're doing it wrong or aren't on win10.
might not be as useful as before since it isn't updated to latest gamepatch (1.55), throwing lot of conflicts but at least it can be useful to some extent as a corrupted/old sims2-3 detector.

fr: téléchargé ici, fonctionne, n'utilisez pas 1.9, à moins que vous ne soyez pas sous windows10
Pas tant utile vus que pas à jour (1.55) mais au moins détecte les packages corrompus // venant de sims2/3
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