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#26 Old 6th Sep 2018 at 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by joandsarah77
It's an odd thing, but community lots in build mode can go live for a split second while saving.
On slower computers, the live mode is a bit more prominent. When I used to save huge lots after building for a solid hour or so, the lot would go "live" for roughly 20-30 seconds, which is crazy. All I saw was the water surface of the ocean that was moving - and it had me thinking for so long until reading your post!

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#27 Old 7th Sep 2018 at 1:01 AM
20-30 seconds?! Wow. I have only experienced as I said a fraction of a second, but even that has been long enough to create a hairdresser on one lot and a bartender on another and many running frozen fountains. Thanks for that information on slower computers.

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#28 Old 16th Mar 2019 at 1:55 AM
Is the "Age Data (AGED)" a sim reference?
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#29 Old 16th Mar 2019 at 3:18 AM
@simmer22 You are seeing Age Data in an empty lot? I don't recall seeing that in a lot at all. I would assume it is though. I just checked an older lot of mine and don't have that. Do you have a link?

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#30 Old 16th Mar 2019 at 3:40 AM
I found it in two separate lots, just one resource each. I think both of the lots were the "Belladona High" lot (from GoS), from two different neighborhoods. The others only had "Sim Information", "Sim Relations (SREL)" and "SimScores". Never saw any of the other resources mentioned in the first post.

I also found some 3DIRs in a couple of the lots. Are those supposed to be there? These lots may have been previously occupied.

(I'm trying to clean up some of my old more or less inhabited story lots just in case I get the same issue I had with my current laptop, in that it didn't want to open the neighborhood copied from the Stationary at all - I'm still surprised my stationary managed to run that monster hood, even with some pink-flashing and whatnots... ).
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#31 Old 16th Mar 2019 at 8:08 AM
I would make a copy of the lot package, clean one with Chris Hatch's add on to the Lot Compressor and see what it removes and compare it to the non cleaned version. Isn't 3DIRs something to do with accessories?

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#32 Old 16th Mar 2019 at 1:22 PM
All lots contain 3DIR files... so do not delete them!
I doubt that they are related to sim references. I would not consider them as such.

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#33 Old 16th Mar 2019 at 3:26 PM
All lots have at least 1 (usually just 1) 3DIR which pertains to the geometry of the neighbourhood view model.
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#34 Old 16th Mar 2019 at 6:37 PM
^ I thought so. Just asked to be sure.

Can you clean played lots this way, with the intention of cleaning them up properly in an unplayed, empty neighborhood? Are there more references I'd need to fix if the lot has previously been played? And are things like newspapers or food in the fridge going to save as particular references?
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#35 Old 17th Mar 2019 at 2:48 PM
Enter the lot and 'unown' or remove any ownable vehicles, they can play up when the owner no longer exists. Remove any personal 'unbuyable' items like hobby plaques, holiday souvenirs etc., most don't cause problems but they shouldn't be left behind. I'd recommend using my CJH_LotCleaner.zip which deletes all controllers, NPC Schedules and any off-world items.

I have a backup of my main 'hood with all sims removed and every lot cleaned this way that I frequently use for testing and, after I unowned/replaced the ownable cars I have never had any other problems with it. Most of the lots had previously been occupied to three generations.
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#36 Old 26th May 2019 at 7:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Chris Hatch
Enter the lot and 'unown' or remove any ownable vehicles, they can play up when the owner no longer exists. Remove any personal 'unbuyable' items like hobby plaques, holiday souvenirs etc., most don't cause problems but they shouldn't be left behind. I'd recommend using my CJH_LotCleaner.zip which deletes all controllers, NPC Schedules and any off-world items.

I have a backup of my main 'hood with all sims removed and every lot cleaned this way that I frequently use for testing and, after I unowned/replaced the ownable cars I have never had any other problems with it. Most of the lots had previously been occupied to three generations.


So, let's say I download a neighborhood with many lots and playable families. Does it mean I could move them out without deleting furniture and so on, copy the neighborhood (by using Mootilda's tutorial) and after removing all references it would be safe to play that neighborhood?
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#37 Old 11th Jul 2020 at 11:41 PM
method two seems easy and simple, if I have the SimPE portable version it works?
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#38 Old 12th Jul 2020 at 12:44 AM
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method two seems easy and simple, if I have the SimPE portable version it works?


You can use the installed or non installed version of simPE.

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#39 Old 27th Oct 2020 at 1:40 AM
So if sims, graves and pets are present in a lot, is it unsafe to clean sim references from occupied lots using any of those two methods?
Scholar
#40 Old 3rd Nov 2020 at 2:44 PM
In that case, Sim references are vital and should not be removed from an occupied lot.

You should only clean Sim references from empty lots that you plan on sharing with others or moving between your own hoods

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