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Scholar
#251 Old 2nd Aug 2019 at 6:25 AM
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Originally Posted by AGuyCalledPi
Doesn't really lag for me, but I don't really remember it being a major PITA in the first place, so interpret that however you want.


Oh a challenge
My interpretation is that it does not lag for you and it also doesn't answer my question. Which makes your comment pointless, unless it is some kind of passive aggressive comment. Which I can do without.

My question was genuine. I really would like to know if this mod would also help to prevent lag with the Create A Pattern tool. It is the only thing atm that causes sometimes serious lag in my current game, where I then have to wait for the pattern tool icon to arrive at the object in question. I use it a lot and I have some suspicions what makes it start lagging. I think it has to do with moving a pattern from outside the border of the lot you are on to the inside (when going from pattern window to lot). I have no lag in live mode, and even CAS loads quite fast atm.
Instructor
#252 Old 19th Aug 2019 at 4:20 AM
Hey Simmy, I'm not sure if you're active on here, but I just wanna say that I'm still in full support of your project and I definitley urge you not to give up...Even if the loading times still need some work, the fact that the one beta tester said that it increased his performance is in of itself, a victory.

Me and Ritchie have a story blog now!

Francesco & Ritchie's Sim Stories
Theorist
#253 Old 19th Aug 2019 at 7:36 AM
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Originally Posted by mithrak_nl
I really would like to know if this mod would also help to prevent lag with the Create A Pattern tool.

My game plays beautifully in live mode but I have had this issue when building a few times also. It can really get stuck for a bit.
Scholar
#254 Old 5th Sep 2019 at 10:47 PM Last edited by Elynda : 6th Sep 2019 at 3:07 AM.
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Originally Posted by daisylee
I am someone whose game plays beautifully already with all except K Perry. I do use overwatch and error trap. So I do know the game can play well for some. But even though I do not need this mod I think it is great that it is being done for those it can help.


Oh, I'm so glad you said that, it's great comfort to me since I've got exactly the same set up - everything but Katy Perry. Although my game performs better now than it has in the past, all this talk of the game performing badly with all EPs makes me regret installing some of them. But what can I do? I've now got saves that are important for my sims stories that depend upon those EPs, and many lots that were especially created for those stories that would get messed up if I uninstall them. So I'm stuck with this set up for the foreseeable future. So if Simmythesim's mod improves game performance even a little I will welcome it, as I have so many others that have helped increase my enjoyment of this game.

So hang in there, Simmy

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Mad Poster
#255 Old 6th Sep 2019 at 5:03 PM
Another observation, having used the overhaul for a while now, is that thumbnails always seem to come pre-loaded. When using the Change Outfit menu on Sims that have a lot of outfits, previously I might've had to wait several minutes for all the outfit thumbnails to be generated. Now I open the menu and they're all there from the start. Aside from that, outfits also load quicker on Sims and Sims will move on to the next interactions in their queue much sooner. It's made my game more playable in a dozen small ways and a few major ones.

Hypocrisy is only okay if I do it.
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Forum Resident
#256 Old 7th Sep 2019 at 12:18 AM
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Originally Posted by AGuyCalledPi
Another observation, having used the overhaul for a while now, is that thumbnails always seem to come pre-loaded. When using the Change Outfit menu on Sims that have a lot of outfits, previously I might've had to wait several minutes for all the outfit thumbnails to be generated. Now I open the menu and they're all there from the start. Aside from that, outfits also load quicker on Sims and Sims will move on to the next interactions in their queue much sooner. It's made my game more playable in a dozen small ways and a few major ones.

Sounds great! I really want to try this overhaul out. Do you know if Simmythesim is still working on it, or if he'll be back?
Mad Poster
#257 Old 8th Sep 2019 at 12:54 AM
I know Simmy's alive and quite eager to talk to me on Discord at 4AM. He's also trying to port TS4 to the Nintendo DS (not even joking). The rest is all mystery to me.

Hypocrisy is only okay if I do it.
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Forum Resident
#258 Old 8th Sep 2019 at 3:56 PM
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Originally Posted by AGuyCalledPi
I know Simmy's alive and quite eager to talk to me on Discord at 4AM. He's also trying to port TS4 to the Nintendo DS (not even joking). The rest is all mystery to me.

lol, cool
Theorist
#259 Old 9th Sep 2019 at 8:00 PM
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Originally Posted by AGuyCalledPi
I know Simmy's alive and quite eager to talk to me on Discord at 4AM. He's also trying to port TS4 to the Nintendo DS (not even joking). The rest is all mystery to me.

Hmm, so maybe he will return soon.... Hopefully he's not doing the Ts4 thing at the same time lol

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Field Researcher
#260 Old 18th Sep 2019 at 2:13 PM
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Originally Posted by tizerist
Hmm, so maybe he will return soon.... Hopefully he's not doing the Ts4 thing at the same time lol



If he ever returns, I would be more than happy to run tests and report back.

A fool and his money are soon parted. ~ Thomas Tusser
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#261 Old 18th Sep 2019 at 2:46 PM Last edited by Naus Allien : 18th Sep 2019 at 5:07 PM.
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Originally Posted by AGuyCalledPi
I know Simmy's alive and quite eager to talk to me on Discord at 4AM. He's also trying to port TS4 to the Nintendo DS (not even joking). The rest is all mystery to me.


I hope he's ready for a cease and desist letter from EA. There's no way they'll allow it.
Test Subject
#262 Old 7th Nov 2019 at 11:22 AM
OK so this thread was started in may... let's sum this up > this tool exists and even if it's alpha/beta/whatever stage it indeed works and helps the gameplay to be less painful. This tool was sent to the guy who called BS on it but no one else has access to it. So how about sharing it with us mortals after all these months?
Mad Poster
#263 Old 7th Nov 2019 at 7:02 PM
Correction: the tool was sent to me, who has repeatedly vouched for its effectiveness. I'd share it were it not for the fact that it's been out for several months.

Hypocrisy is only okay if I do it.
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Alchemist
#264 Old 7th Nov 2019 at 7:48 PM
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Originally Posted by AGuyCalledPi
Correction: the tool was sent to me, who has repeatedly vouched for its effectiveness. I'd share it were it not for the fact that it's been out for several months.


What tool? Where can I find it?

what does his name even mean?
Mad Poster
#265 Old 7th Nov 2019 at 7:52 PM
TurboTravel, the tool that improves simulation performance. I didn't bother to ask where it's available, in fact, I only found out recently it is, but he has a Patreon so I have my theories about where you can get it. There was an idea where I'd do a video on it and introduce it to everyone, but I'll have to finish the video and set a date for it.

Either way, it comes with a bit of a manual and some stipulations. There's also a few things it explictly doesn't do. Hence me laying it out in a video format. Obviously it's too good not to share, but it seems we're both too lazy to do it in this decade.

Hypocrisy is only okay if I do it.
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Alchemist
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Mad Poster
#266 Old 7th Nov 2019 at 7:58 PM
That's actually not true, I've brought this up with him but it works perfectly fine with any version of the game. I think it just comes with a few extra steps if you don't have a Steam version. Like I said, there's a manual. It's still "click this, run that" but it involves a bit of copying and pasting.

Hypocrisy is only okay if I do it.
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Alchemist
#267 Old 7th Nov 2019 at 8:13 PM
Thank you. Excuse my rudeness, there are reasons but none of them justifiable

what does his name even mean?
Test Subject
#268 Old 7th Nov 2019 at 9:00 PM
Hmmmm.....You say it's been out for a while. So I looked at the Patreon and the creator hasn't publicly released it that I see. And Yes, I signed up for the Patreon so I could see locked post. It's not available on the Discord server either. Do I have to message this person or what? Just curious because it sounds to good to be true.

Honey...The cat is in the tree again!
Mad Poster
#269 Old 7th Nov 2019 at 9:31 PM
He says it's on the Patreon, and laughed at me when I asked 2 months ago. I'll send him a message or something because it's not supposed to be a big secret or anything. Might have to push that video through so people can have some idea of what it is and how it works. And then put, you know, a big beautiful download link at the end.

Hypocrisy is only okay if I do it.
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Test Subject
#270 Old 7th Nov 2019 at 9:49 PM
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Originally Posted by AGuyCalledPi
He says it's on the Patreon, and laughed at me when I asked 2 months ago. I'll send him a message or something because it's not supposed to be a big secret or anything. Might have to push that video through so people can have some idea of what it is and how it works. And then put, you know, a big beautiful download link at the end.


I went back and searched the post another way and I finally found it. Patreon doesn't make it easy looking for stuff. Pancake should make a pinned post with all the current mods and their links. Anyways, I got it and I'm going to test it out this weekend. Wish me luck.

Honey...The cat is in the tree again!
Mad Poster
#271 Old 7th Nov 2019 at 10:08 PM
Luck wished.

Hypocrisy is only okay if I do it.
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Alchemist
#272 Old 7th Nov 2019 at 10:19 PM
It didnt work for me, I never got that important file, just a bunch of FullBuilds

what does his name even mean?
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Original Poster
#273 Old 7th Nov 2019 at 10:25 PM Last edited by simmythesim : 7th Nov 2019 at 10:37 PM.
Hey! This is a thing that definitely exists lol.

I got so burned out from this mod that I sometimes regret starting it. That's why it's gone silent for a long time. I'm sorry that I didn't return here sooner.

I found the files for you.

Documentation

SimFileShare Link

Anyway, it's time for me to spill the beans. What this tool does is to decompress every single resource in the game. It does reduce CPU usage, at the expense of requiring a fast SSD.

Warning though, the Game File Copier and ConvertedCopier programs only works with the Steam version of the game. For every other platform/version, you'll have to copy each FullBuild and DeltaBuild to the Converted folder, then after they're decomperessed, copy them back in to their original file locations.

What depressed me so much is that after several months of effort, it only affected TS3 Live Mode and BB specifically. TS3 CAS and World Loading wasn't affected much, as most of their CPU time appears to be spent calculating stuff, not waiting for things to come off the disk.
Alchemist
#274 Old 7th Nov 2019 at 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by simmythesim
Warning though, the Game File Copier program only works with the Steam version of the game. For every other platform/version, you'll have to copy each FullBuild and DeltaBuild to the Converted folder, then after they're decomperessed, copy them back in to their original file locations.


So as a non-Steam user, I take my regular FullBuilds and DeltaBuilds, convert them and put them back in their original place?

Or do I use the FullBuilds and DeltaBuilds generated by the Game File Copier?

Would be very grateful if you could sort this out

what does his name even mean?
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Original Poster
#275 Old 7th Nov 2019 at 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by ZenGarden
So as a non-Steam user, I take my regular FullBuilds and DeltaBuilds, convert them and put them back in their original place?

Or do I use the FullBuilds and DeltaBuilds generated by the Game File Copier?

Would be very grateful if you could sort this out


The Converter doesn't actually overwrite the old files. It creates new -converted.package files which are the files you then return to where the original file belonged.
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