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31  Simmers' Paradise / Where Can I Find...? / Re: Pets statue for breeding pets on: December 07, 2018, 04:47:40 pm
Would this happen to be what you are looking for?

http://www.insimenator.org/index.php/topic,75715.0.html
32  Simmers' Paradise / Where Can I Find...? / Re: chrico_Nudebody_MESH on: November 30, 2018, 10:58:53 pm
Thanks Jenna!  :kiss:

Attached is the original download from 2-f0r-u..
33  Simmers' Paradise / Where Can I Find...? / Re: chrico_Nudebody_MESH on: November 30, 2018, 11:29:09 am
I have a "chriko_Nudebody_MESH.package" included in a download from more than 10 years ago -- "chriko_RosaUW2.rar".

Since I can't figure out how to attach the RAR file here, if you PM me an email address I will send it there.
34  Sims 2 Community Downloads / Men / Re: Huge bodybuilder: 9 summer outfits in shorts on: November 21, 2018, 05:03:45 pm
Awesome! Thanks!
35  Simmers' Paradise / General Sims 2 Help / Re: Saved sims game sims2 on: November 13, 2018, 12:07:48 am
Yes, it is possible. I've changed computers at least three times over the years and still have my original circa 2005 neighborhood playable on my newest computer. I haven't gone to Win 10 yet though. I'm still using Win 7. I don't know if that makes a difference.

On your old computer, you will need to save the entire "The Sims 2" folder (or "The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection" folder if you are running it) which is found under My Documents/EA Games. Eventually you will replace the new game's folder with this one.

Once you install the new game (and have run a quick test to verify that the game works), move that new computer's "The Sims 2" folder someplace for safe keeping. (So you can put it back again without having to do a complete reinstall should this not work the way you expect. It won't have much in it since it is a brand new install.) Then copy the saved folder from the old computer to where that new folder had been and try the game again. It "should" work. If it doesn't, you can swap the folders back and have the new folder with the new game once again.

If the installed EPs/SPs don't match between the old and new computers, then this most likely will not work.

Good luck!

36  Simmers' Paradise / General Sims 2 Help / Re: My sims 2 keeps crashing! on: October 02, 2018, 06:30:58 am
As Theraven suggested, try running the game "vanilla" before installing any custom contents, i.e. with a completely empty Downloads folder (not just with CC disabled). If the game doesn't work then, it says there is a problem with your install.

If it does work, then try adding in your CC a little at a time and trying the game each time you do. That will tell you which item(s) are causing problems.

Almost every mod has some requirement of the EPs it needs. When you download those mods, you must pay attention to those requirements. If you install a mod into your Downloads folder which you don't meet the requirements, it can crash your game.

You have a teen-maternity!.package file in your Downloads. I'm not familiar with that mod, but it could conflict with InTeen. Conflicting mods can also cause your game to crash.

You have txt, rtf, and rar files in your Downloads folder. Sims2 uses package files, so those other files will be ignored. It is best to move them to some other folder other than your game folders if just to avoid confusion.
37  Simmers' Paradise / General Sims 2 Help / Re: SimPE Question, Please Help on: July 25, 2018, 02:54:46 pm
My Sims3 playing was short-lived, so I don't know what was possible there. For Sims2 and saving space, the only times I've heard of combining multiple clothing items into one package file is when they share either textures or meshes with the other items in the package file. Chris Hatch did that frequently with the clothing used for all the female bodyshapes in his expansions. He may have an account here although he has been active at the Mamba City site. Chris would be a good person to ask if no one here knows of a way.

More often, I've heard of people using some sort of compression program on their Downloads to reduce the space used. I'm not sure what it is nor do I know anything about it. Perhaps someone can give you more information about that if you don't find anything doing an Internet search. I've not used any compression for my Sims2 files. I would proceed carefully with that though as that could have a risk of making the files unreadable by the game.

I have more than 20 GB and nearly 50,000 files in my Downloads folder. The "tidying" I do for the files is arranging them in subfolders by age and bodyshape or by function. In the game I use the BodyShop Organization Kit (BSOK) to sort like sized clothing together in CAS and BodyShop. I've not combined files or compressed them. They're still in "normal" Sims2 form.
38  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Help / Re: Designer's issue can someone help? on: April 28, 2018, 10:10:39 pm
I use SFS... I sent you a PM with an invite code. Let me know if you have any problems with it.
39  Simmers' Paradise / General Sims 2 Help / Re: Blue thumbnails in the buy mode/build mode catalog... on: April 08, 2018, 10:18:58 am
I agree with Theraven - it likely is slaved items missing their master mesh.

Within CAS, I believe it is CTRL+RightClick that will refresh the thumbnail for an individual item but I'm not 100% positive on that. Unfortunately that doesn't work in BodyShop only in CAS.

Deleting the Thumbnails file is safe. The pictures are rebuilt as needed. But it is a royal PITA when you have a large amount of CC. The images are rebuilt as you scroll through your CC. So each screen takes an extra second (or two) to display as the thumbnails get rebuilt. Scrolling all the way through your everyday clothing, for example, may take 10 minutes where before it may have taken one. So while it is safe to do, deletion of the thumbnails can cause some frustration. Every single thumbnail in every clothing/makeup category, even for items not blue, has to be rebuilt.
40  Simmers' Paradise / General Sims 2 Discussion / Re: Bikini brand skin (website for download?) on: March 30, 2018, 08:54:09 am
Cenor at his Sinford Sims site created a tanlines skintone series with bikini lines for the Classic Pinup bodyshape. It had about 25 different skintone shades with tanlines. If that wasn't the site you were thinking of, you still might be able to adapt those skintones to the bodyshape(s) you wanted.
41  Simmers' Paradise / General Sims 2 Help / Re: Back Ups on: February 23, 2018, 11:34:02 am
HobbesED, how often do you make a Back UP Huh??  Presume your file is quite large, mine is 31 gigs not counting the EPs.  Downloads and Hoods is about 22, presume that would cover most problems.   

It depends what I've been doing and what I'll be doing. If I'm about to make changes to a particular hood using SimPE, then I backup that hood before I make the changes. That "backup" is simply copying the folder(s) that may be affected someplace else. I have a good enough understanding I think to know what files SimPE will be changing with the various changes I make using it. If the change works and after I've played with it a while without problems, I'll delete those backed up files.

If I've been playing a particular hood for a while - months say - and I remember, I'll copy its files off somewhere with a notation as to what date it was just so I won't lose all progress I've made on that hood if a problem does come up.

I'll copy my Downloads folder off (25 GB) when I've played for a while and haven't noticed any problems with it. I also keep new downloads separate from the rest until I've played them for a while to make sure they don't introduce a new problem. That way I can back out those latest downloads much more easily if they do cause problems.

Once a year, I try to make a full copy of the UC folder and everything underneath it (about 50 GB) to a separate storage device and then burn DVDs to back up that storage device.

Currently I have backups going back 7 years to when I got this current computer and copied my hoods from my old computer over to it.

So - a full folder backup once a year, downloads/hoods backups at times during the year, and "temporary" backups when making potentially hazardous changes using SimPE or other game editing software.
42  Simmers' Paradise / General Sims 2 Help / Re: Stuck in neighborhood loading screen on: February 09, 2018, 01:19:54 pm
I would restore the backup of the game I took before changing things in SimPE. Oh? You didn't make a backup before using SimPE to edit game files? Well... chances are that you will now the next time. Did you have SimPE make copies of the files it changed so you could simply rename and replace? That would have been a wise precaution as well.

I've never had the game stuck at the neighborhood load screen, only at the lot load screen. You say you did delete the groups.cache file? That file can cause a multitude of problems when what is cached in it no longer matches the game files. I would definitely ensure that the groups.cache file is gone.

Did you try using SimPE to undo your changes?

Otherwise, since the game does come up vanilla, you might try adding back in a few folders at a time to that vanilla EA folder and see when it starts failing again. That might help narrow down the suspects.
43  Simmers' Paradise / General Sims 2 Discussion / Re: Wedding ring stuck on unmarried Sims' finger on: December 15, 2017, 11:14:49 am
It sounds as though the game thinks that your Sim is still married to their former spouse. If that's the case, then removing the married flag should result in removal of the wedding ring.

If you use the Insimenator, I believe its relations changer allows you to set marital status. Or you may be able to use SimPE to edit the Sim Relations between the Sim and their former spouse to be unmarried.
44  Simmers' Paradise / Sims 2 Web / Re: Basically Amused Sims on: September 14, 2017, 09:27:06 pm
Just wanted to say THANK YOU for taking the time to post your updates here.

 Fanku2
45  Simmers' Paradise / Apartment Life Help / Re: Weird pie menu glitch on: August 06, 2017, 01:50:01 pm
After all these years, I've never noticed the "MilkTo" typo. And I didn't notice it in Hammie's picture either. THANKS Theraven! Hopefully that's all the problem Hammie was/is having with it. I was thinking they were experiencing an actual problem with the Smart Milk itself.
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