BO's help for Pook
What I now want you to do, is to download and install the "No Sim Loaded" mod (get the FINAL Bugfix version) that I gave you a link to in my previous post. After installing that mod, start the game again, and load the new lot again. Then wait for a notification to appear in the top right corner, saying that BO has cleaned up a lot of stuff. Make a note of the numbers (I want to hear how much it was), then save the lot and exit the game. Then start it up again and see if your favorite family loads. Two things can happen here:
- The lot loads, and the game still crashes. Don't worry. We're not ready yet.
- The lot loads, and everything seems fine. Don't start playing and doing a lot of stuff, because there is a lot more work to do. Just wait for the message that stuff was cleaned up, save the lot, and exit the game.
Remember that after loading and saving the new lot, it is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY that you exit the game and start it up from scratch again. This is REALLY IMPORTANT.
Let me know if your family loaded, and what numbers the mod cleaned up. Next post, we'll start looking at some other stuff that needs to be done.
Anyway. Nothing happens when the game is paused. And that also means that my mod will not do anything when the game is paused.
So let it run at normal speed. As far as I know, it usually takes only a few seconds, unless there are millions of things to clean up, in which case it might take a little longer...
I ran the program and the new lot loaded fine, I got a pop up that said: BO fried 98 tokens, trashed 1 controllers, denied 1,360 rumours and fixed 0 sim states.
I restarted the game from scratch and loaded my sim family, and it crashed in the usual spot again.
Now as for your game. 98 tokens is not that much, and the 1,360 rumours aren't all that shocking either. We've done the external clean-up with the Hood Checker, and the internal clean-up with NSL. But so far, your favorite family still fails to load without error. Now it's time to start getting a bit worried. I think I need to have a look at the lot where that family lives. In order to do that, I need you to send me a copy of that lot. Below, I'll tell you how to do that.
Start the game, and go into the neighborhood. Once you are there, press CTRL-SHIFT-C, and then in the line that appears at the top of the screen, type the following line:
boolprop ShowLotPackageFilename true
Then press the enter key. After that, when you mouse over the lot where your favorite family lives, the game should show you the filename of the lot. I would like you to find that file, put it in a zip file and attach it to a message here, if possible. If you can't get it to work, let me know where you're stuck, and we'll try to solve that.
I've tried to open the lot - without sims - in a test hood and it crashed in my game as well. So we need to try something else.
Start the game, go to the neighborhood, click on the lot, and find the option to "package" the lot to a file. Carefully read the notifications that appear, to see where the game puts the sims2pack file. Find that file, put it in a zip again, and attach that if you can. I'm not giving up yet