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16th May 2012, 10:46 PM
Ive been using s3pe to create combined .package files in an attempt to improve the load times and overall performance of my game (which has been a success so far!). My question concerns the DC Backup Folder which apparently contains the .package files from the .Sim3packs I've installed. Do these .package files affect the game at all or are the truly just backups? Should I combine them or just leave them as is? Can they be removed (I would save them to my external drive)? :blink:
17th May 2012, 02:58 AM
DC back up folders contents can be deleted, unless you want to convert them to package files. I delete the contents from there everytime I download sims3packs.
17th May 2012, 03:35 AM
if you have premium content from the store....there is a file in there called ccmerged...that file must be kept for those items to work properly
17th May 2012, 07:23 AM
DCBackup's main purpose is:
If you make a sim/house and use installed cc (this incluse store items) and then export as sims3pack it will use this folder to attach the item.
So if you never plan on share/upload any stuff you made, all files except like jenieusa said the ccmerged can be safely deleted, you will not have any problem with using your exported sims3packs as long item/s is still installed in game.
Also i don't think they affect game in anyway, i just delete them because of the space on my HDD..
They are .package files so no need to convert them, they can be placed in mods folder as they are, just that there names is just number so idea what to know what is what, without taking a peek at them with any program that can open package files.
17th May 2012, 10:59 PM
Thank you all for the information. It's pretty much what I suspected.
@Belzader: It took me awhile before I caught on to the fact that the DCBackup Folder contained the .package files for the Sim3packs. Once I did, I began to label them with the Sim3pack file name. I'll still have to open each .package file to determine exactly what's in them if I ever want to use them in place of the Sim3packs, but at least I'll know what Sim3pack they came with.
It's good to know that I can remove them from my hard drive without affecting my game! Thanks again to all for the information!! :beer:
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