- Date Added: 24-06-2012
- Uploader: celebkiriedhel
What is the Cache? It's where the game stores an index of your CC content.
How do I clear the Cache?
The easiest way to deal with this - is to delete your cache files, forcing the game to recreate them each time.
Location: My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\
You'll find 1 or 2 files: Groups.cache and Accessories.cache.
Alternatively - if you can get an empty Groups.cache that if you set it to read-only, you will never have this problem again.
An empty Accessories.cache has been attached. Set it to read-only (using right-click properties in Windows Explorer)
I'm happy to delete most things in test hoods, so if there's ever anything you want to check - let me know
Is it possible to remove the downloads folder, clear both caches, start the game then set then both to read only?
Also Kiri do you know if deleting the Content Registry does anything.
I just had a bit of look at the content registry file that I have. It contains the links to the bodyshop files that we've added in SavedSims. I suspect that it is ok to delete. I have deleted it, and it doesn't seem to have made a difference.
Attached is an empty Accessory.cache
If anyone wants a Groups.cache file, that is totally empty you can get one from Caleb_71 HERE, it's the one I have been using for over 12 months now without deleting.
Just remember, after placing the file in My Documents > EA Games > The Sims 2...to right click, go to properties and tick the Read-only box before starting up your game.
I never had this problem with the Groups.cache file, I set to be read-only and it stayed that way till today. Any idea what could be causing this? I have the Sims 2 Ultimate Edition and my OS is Windows 8.1