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« on: 2006 February 16, 07:59:56 »
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Forget about my other post... I found the problem... by mistake I made a copy of the downloads folder in my N004 back-up folder.

Gee I felt so stupid I deleted my other post....

Though the rest of it was still interesting to know.

Seems like the detection of the specs of our computer has been fixed.  I can now have 8 guests to parties and on community lots without having to type the "intprop" cheat.  And by looking at my "config-log.txt" files, it does confirm in there that I can have 8 guests again.  This is the way it is since I install the 2nd Nightlife patch.

EDIT:  Before the second patch I was only able to have 2 guests eventhough with University I was able to have 8.
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« Reply #1 on: 2006 February 16, 08:07:16 »
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See now most folks didn't see your other post. I did, but I don't understand such things anyway so no harm done. I'm just thrilled to be able to have more guests at parties. Glad you discovered that.
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« Reply #2 on: 2006 February 16, 13:03:40 »
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MissDoh, it's no good hiding in a corner.  We'll all find you eventually, then point and laugh.   I can see why your name suits you though  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: 2006 February 16, 13:37:13 »
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Never mind, Missdoh - I lost a Downloads folder - it had somehow found its way into the Config folder!  Luckily I hadn't loaded my game - just couldn't find a subfolder to check in CleanInstaller and wondered what the heck was going on!
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« Reply #4 on: 2006 February 16, 14:35:17 »
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I didn't see the original post, but I have a tendency to click a little too fast at times, particularly when tired so I've done stuff like that... more than once.

hey, where did all my hacks go? oh, I threw them into Lot Catalog, or something equally useless.
Hey, since when did Logs have subfolders? (oh, so that's where my 3 'test' folders went)

Yet another reason window mode is so much easier...
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« Reply #5 on: 2006 February 16, 14:42:44 »
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Well, at least you can then run a search to find them!  But on my machine, I have to search from My Documents!  If I actually run the Search program from the Search shortcut, Windows Explorer decides it has to close!  (Same applies if I try from My Computer!)
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« Reply #6 on: 2006 February 16, 14:43:59 »
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That is the same as me Zeph-it is because our computers hate us Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: 2006 February 16, 14:49:20 »
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Well, according to Microsoft it's a known issue!  So if it's a known issue, why don't they do something about it?  (I suppose because it has nothing to do with Security!)
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« Reply #8 on: 2006 February 16, 15:03:38 »
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I actually found out where that downloads folder was by opening the "customcontent.txt" that can be found in the logs folder.

It gave me the path of that hiding downloads folder.
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« Reply #9 on: 2006 February 16, 15:06:50 »
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Amazing - it knew it was there, but presumably wouldn't load it into your game!
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« Reply #10 on: 2006 February 16, 15:17:17 »
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And by looking at my "config-log.txt" files, it does confirm in there that I can have 8 guests again.  This is the way it is since I install the 2nd Nightlife patch.

EDIT:  Before the second patch I was only able to have 2 guests eventhough with University I was able to have 8.


Interesting-I can now have 4 apparently by looking at the config-log Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: 2006 February 16, 15:22:43 »
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Well, without the patch I can usually have 4 (unless there's a visitor or NPC around, either on the lot or in a portal).  I always find it helps, too, to invite the guests before everyone gets home!

But yes, when I just had Uni, I could have 8.
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« Reply #12 on: 2006 February 16, 15:26:10 »
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Before NL I could have 8, but when NL installed I could only have 2 Angry I still will intprop the usual number of guests though. What gets me is I have absolutely no slowdown with 8 guests. I only start getting slowdown if there are more than 25 sims on the lot-and even that isn't too bad. Playable. I had the Doc Doofus hack in and I had families of about 10-15 all living together, and still had parties with about 10 guests.
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« Reply #13 on: 2006 February 16, 15:31:48 »
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Either your specs are far superior to mine, or you don't have so many downloads!
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« Reply #14 on: 2006 February 16, 15:38:22 »
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This computer is a dinosaur-upgraded to within an inch of its life! My downloads all together are 1.91GB. Dunno if that is good or bad.
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« Reply #15 on: 2006 February 16, 15:41:12 »
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Downloads sounds about the same.  I find if I play a large lot on first starting up the game, it's not too bad, but if I switch to it after playing for a bit, it gets very jerky!  Especially if I have to switch levels a lot!
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« Reply #16 on: 2006 February 16, 16:14:21 »
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The only lot I ever have trouble with is the 'Sims Gone Wired' in downtown. It takes a while to switch to the top level-dunno why!
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« Reply #17 on: 2006 February 16, 17:26:11 »
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Emma, same here, some of the downtown lots with 2 floors seems to take more time to switch from level 1 to level 2.

Yesterday (I must say it was late), after I deleted my Sims 2 folder and place back my back-up, I was so confused on why the pop-up would ask me if I wanted to enable cc stuff since I did not place back the downloads folder back-in yet.   I had to found out what was going on... Result I went to bed at 3 am..... and I am at work now with my eyes half close lol.

Now tonight I will check that back-up to make sure there is no other weird folder hiding in it, delete the Sims 2 folder again and then place back that N004 hood back-up again and finally the downloads folder back in place too.

I have no idea if the hacks were actually working or not, I panic when I saw the cc pop-up and quit my game right away.  I was really surprise it detected it but cannot tell if they were really activated or not.  Honestly I won't try to know lol.

Inge feel free to point and laugh at me, I deserve it Wink  But with that mistake I did learn a few new things I did not before  Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: 2006 February 16, 18:49:04 »
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Since the log file for the cc content is presumably unaffected by the patch, the game wouldn't know the stuff was missing - which, since you replaced the downloads folder before loading the game, it, in fact, wasn't.
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« Reply #19 on: 2006 February 16, 19:56:15 »
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I had a back-up of that file custom content file which was empty that I place back in during my search for truth.

I started the game without my back-up and the pop-up for custom content did not show up.

I added my N004 hood back-up which was containing the downloads folder and upon starting the game it did ask me if I wanted to enable the cc.

I look at the cc txt file before I place my bakc-up and there was nothing writen in it (that was after I quitted the game after I replace the cc file but before I place the back-up of N004), after I place the N004 and quit the game, the path of the N004 downloads showed in that cc txt file.

So yes the game did detect it.
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« Reply #20 on: 2006 February 16, 20:00:25 »
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Sorry, I must have misunderstood you.
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« Reply #21 on: 2006 February 16, 20:30:18 »
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Hey no prob. Zephyr.  I have a hard time understanding myself post too sometimes Grin
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« Reply #22 on: 2006 February 17, 00:23:43 »
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Well, your English is a lot better than my French these days (even though it was my Main subject at college) and it was probably because I didn't take the time to read it properly!
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« Reply #23 on: 2006 February 18, 21:27:05 »
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I did not remember you speak French  Smiley  Always good to know that if I am in need of a good translation you might be able to help me.  I always keep my French/English dictionary handy though for emergency.

Now my games is back to normal... fiou.... I did not want to have to reinstall everything because of a stupid mistake!  Doh!

Zephyr can we ever expect a SimZephyrZodiac to add in our MATY hood?  I would love to add you in my game  Cheesy I take good care of my Sims.

In case you wonder what I am taking about, you should take a peek at the "peasantry" section and then in the "made-up animals" one.  Really cool and nice strories there.  Grin
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« Reply #24 on: 2006 February 18, 23:31:33 »
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Main problem is I can't seem to use Bodyshop.  I could make one in CAS, though.  (Actually, ZephyrZodiac already exists in sims1, along with Zuleika, Zillah and Zoe and their husbands Zak, Zeb, (and two more whose names I can't remember!)
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