RELEASE April 7th, 2011 - The *basic* version was released.
UPDATE May 3rd, 2012 - The FINAL Bugfix version.
UPDATE May 3rd, 2012 - The Special version.
UPDATE May 14th, 2015 - *Basic* Version 1.03.
UPDATE May 21st, 2015 - *Basic* Version 1.04.
There are three main versions:
- The Basic version (v1.04) ONLY removes the "Sim Loaded" token on ALL sims in your hood, as it was originally requested.
- The FINAL Bugfix version not only removes all "Sim Loaded" tokens, but also takes care of - and reports on - the following:
- Scenario Controllers, broken or expired Pregnancy Controllers, Lost Fishing Spots and stuck Move-outs, Fridge-tiles, kickybags and poo-bags (trashed Controllers).
- Token - Sim - Loaded, Attraction Markers and ALL Attraction Memories (both visible and invisible) (fried Tokens).
- Gossip (denied Rumours).
- Invisible Sims and Frozen Visitor Motives (fixed Sim States).
The initial full scan takes place when you've just loaded a lot, and handles all the problem objects mentioned, handling the controllers first, to ensure that a birth-in-progress will not be broken. At the end of the scan - which usually takes only a few seconds -, a report is generated that tells you what was done. Remember: if the game is paused, nothing happens at all.
After the initial scan, NSL will go into background mode, and ONLY check for Lost Fishing Spots, Attraction Markers, Attraction Memories, Invisible Sims and Frozen Visitor Motives, and "*DEBUG* - Super Duper Hug". It will do this every 15 sim minutes, but no reports will be generated.
- The Special version is identical to the FINAL Bugfix version, except for one thing: it does NOT remove gossip!
Some simmers fear that their game changes too much if gossip is removed. These people can still have all other garbage deleted from their game, if they use this Special version.
Some other simmers now use my BO - No Trash Memories mod which PREVENTS gossip from being added in the first place. These people don't need NSL wasting time on cleaning up stuff that doesn't exist! They can also use this Special version.
*Basic* version 1.04 is the cleaner, bug-fixed version of the initial release and it replaces version 1.03.
All versions force themselves to reload every time you load a lot, after which they run a single initial pass through the inventory/memory of all sims, cleaning up whatever they were designed to find. They then report on what they've found, and go into background mode. In background mode, the FINAL Bugfix and the Special versions continue to clean up some stuff, which they do not report on.
Whatever version of this mod you use, they should work with ALL game configurations. However, the FINAL Bugfix and Special versions both require Cyjon's Smarter EP-check. They will NOT run properly without it!
After installing or upgrading any version of this mod, it's recommended to open one household, wait for the report, and then save and exit the game. After that, the game should be more responsive.
Also, remember to frequently defrag your harddrive, because loading times can get horrible on fragmented drives, and this game causes a lot of fragmentation!
ADDITIONAL NOTE, August 10th, 2015: Upon closer investigation, I have now come to realize that the FINAL Bugfix and Special versions of NSL are even a little better than I always thought. The built-in fix for unused pregnancy controllers INCLUDES the "rogue multiple pet pregnancy controller" issue that one would otherwise need dickhurt's fix or TwoJeffs' "Pet Pregnancy Fix" (found here) for. In other words, if you have my NSL in your game, you do not need dickhurt's mod or TJ's. They are both safe to remove. If you already have my mod, re-download is NOT necessary, because the fix has always been there!
Credits: thanks go to J.M.Pescado for his wonderful FFS Lot Debugger, which helped me develop this tool.
Also, many thanks to Cyjon, for his wonderful intuitive EP-checker.
File Updated 21-05-2015
Filesize 1.86 KB | File Name BO - No Sim Loaded - FINAL bugfix.zip | # of Downloads 3,362
File Updated 03-05-2012
Filesize 1.59 KB | File Name BO - No Sim Loaded - Special.zip | # of Downloads 2,238
It has existed since BaseGame, and destroying them in SimPE seems to cause no problems at all... I do it all the time when I encounter them while cleaning up my sims.
So frying it seems like a prudent action. And that's what I've done now