SimPE, Rufio, and rebuilding
(11-02-2014 06:44 AM)celebkiriedhel Wrote: ... For saving your houses - once you've deleted them from the bin, they're only in the hood.
There are a few ways of saving the houses.
1. Put them in sims2pack files. If you click on your house or shop, there is a button that will let you put them into sims2pack files and save them to desktop.
2. Use Rufio to export details of all your lots and houses into a spreadsheet. Then use the Lot numbers from Rufio to identify the actual lot from the lot folder to save.
I don't know whether you are familiar with Rufio but it is a singularly useful statistical/housekeeping tool for me.
How to use Rufio and what it does:
1. Open up SimPE, and select Neighbourhood Browser to choose the hood you want to do stuff in. (Ctrl+Shift+N)
2. Tool -> Neighborhood -> Export Neighborhood.
3. select a folder or create one to put it in. Select the Hood you want to export. Then wait a LONG while it does it's thing.
4. This will create a Folder called 'Rufio'.
Inside Rufio folder there are 4 Things -
2 text files One called "Exported Lots", one called "Exported Sims". These are in CSV format, and can be opened up in a spreadsheet.
2 folders with images - LotImage, SimImage.
LotImage has a picture (hood view) of each lot. The Image name is as follows <Neighborhood Number>_<Lot Number>
The Lot Number on the image matches the lot number of the package that is that lot.
SimImage has the same - where the Image Name is (you guessed it ) <Neighborhood Number>_<Sim Number>
And the Sim Number matches the number of the package that the sim is in.
The Text files are awesome.
The Exported Lot file gives the following info:
hood, HoodName, LotInstance, HouseNumber, HouseName
The Exported Sim file gives the following info:
hood, HoodName, NID, FirstName, LastName, SimDescription, FamilyInstance, HouseholdName, HouseNumber, AvailableCharacterData, Unlinked, ParentA, ParentB, Spouse, BodyType, NPCType, SchoolType, Grade, CareerPerformance, Career, CareerLevel, ZodiacSign, Aspiration, Gender, LifeSection, AgeDaysLeft, PrevAgeDays, AgeDuration, BlizLifelinePoints, LifelinePoints, LifelineScore, GenActive, GenNeat, GenNice, GenOutgoing, GenPlayful, Active, Neat, Nice, Outgoing, Playful, Animals, Crime, Culture, Entertainment, Environment, Fashion, FemalePreference, Food, Health, MalePreference, Money, Paranormal, Politics, School, Scifi, Sports, Toys, Travel, Weather, Work, Body, Charisma, Cleaning, Cooking, Creativity, Fatness, Logic, Mechanical, Romance, IsAtUniversity, UniEffort, UniGrade, UniTime, UniSemester, UniInfluence, UniMajor, Species, Salary, PrimaryAspiration, SecondaryAspiration, HobbyPredestined, LifetimeWant
As you can see - you get a cross reference between Lots, Families, and Sim Numbers for all your Sims (and pretty much everything else as well).
Regardless of whether you decide to rebuild your hoods or not - I would seriously suggest that you do this because
(a) it will help you to rebuild the sims, as close to what you can.
(b) it helps me keep track of what my sims/lots are and where they are.
If I remember, it's not a plug-in - and it has nothing to do with Rufio/the player over at MATY. I did just what Kiri suggested, and everything went smoothly - I have not done it since. (I haven't really 'played' or made any progress in my hoods - I'm still organizing my CC)
I hope this helped?
Pssst: The clean templates I started my new hoods with were from Tarlia/MeetMeAtTheRiver (or something like that...)
ETA - Here's the link: http://meetme2theriver.livejournal.com/63030.html
I always build my own 'hoods from scratch, but if I wanted premade 'hoods, I'd be getting Tarlia's in a heartbeat!
If you go to tools, then the first option - neighborhoods; then the first option 'extract...'
Don't open the Hood browser....
Do'ya see it?
*BIG HUG FOR CATHERINE*