Why are Macarossi's waterfalls crashing my game?
OK - @HugeLunatic - I just reDLd the 3 fountains from MTS2. Changed their placement/price with SimPE. Did NOT compresserize. Loaded my game... - and it crashed.
I'm using the Rutherford/BDC household for testing. I'm entering the lot...
Click on a dining chair to move it - good.
Click on the sink and move it - good.
Click on a window to move it - crash. (If that had worked: next I'd have opened the buy catalog, and tried to place the BG toilet.)
1. In order to compress files from SimPE, you first select the 'Resource' view instead of the 'Plugin' view.
2. Now, in the resource list, tap each line in sequence (but skip the blue lines), and then in the 'Resource' view, if the button after "Compress" reads "No", click it and set it to "Yes". Otherwise, don't touch it.
3. Once all lines have been treated this way, select the "Save as..." option, and slightly change the name of the .package file. Don't go being stubborn and believing that everything is fine if you simply "Save", because if it turns out NOT to be fine, you've just destroyed a perfectly good file!
When the file has been saved, you'll notice that a number of resources have turned blue, while others have not. The blue ones have been compressed, the others could not be - either because they are of a type that cannot be compressed, or because they were too large for the compression system to handle. The Compressorizer might have compressed those anyway, but then you risk incompatibilities that cause crashes. You could still try and make a third copy compressed with the Compressorizer and see if it's safe to use, but I usually don't bother with that.
So there you have it... *SAFE* Compression of your package files without the need for the Compressorizer.