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Sim Tracker

by RebaLynnTS Posted 1st Jan 2012 at 8:15 PM - Updated 27th Nov 2013 at 2:50 PM by Nysha
170 Comments / replies (Who?) - 15 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks Posts
I created the Sim Tracker because my paper file was over 4 inches thick, and I knew there had to be a better way. I found a few programs online, but none were updated for all of the EPís.

There was only one thing left to do. Write my own.

Now we have the Sim Tracker.

The Sim Tracker is an, all EP ready, data-base like application that allows you to keep all the records you will ever want or need, about your sims, there households, businesses, or pets. Unfortunately, the Sim Tracker does not retrieve information from the game, at this time. Everything must be added by hand.
I hope to add this capability at some point in the future. Right now, I just don't know how.

In the Options Section, you have control over a lot of things that can be listed. Once you add a main neighborhood, you will be prompted to update your options (Ctrl + O). There is a lot there, so please check it out, thoroughly.

The Sim Tracker should be installed, and run as administrator.
In Win 7: Right click the Icon, choose Properties. On the Compatibility tab, check the Run this program as an administrator.

Also Needed
You will need Dot Net Framework 4, Found Here in order to run this program.

Additional Credits:
I would like that thank all of my Beta Testers for their help in getting this tool finished.

Installing Add on Packs
To install Addon Packs download the file and unzip it to any location.
In Sim Tracker, go to the options page, and findd the section you need
(For Custom Small Pets goto ... Options, Household Options ... Custom Small Pets box)
Right click the box and choose Install Addon Pack.
Find and open the text file that you downloaded.

Fix Careers
If you have problem with the military or politics creeers not loading properly, PM me, and I'll send you the fixed career files.

Updates

Want to know what's going on with the Sim Tracker ... Check Here!

This thread will be outdated soon, the new Sim Tracker 2 will be out in the very near future.
Tags: #sim, #notebook, #notes, #tracking

Operating System: Windows
Utility Type: Miscellaneous
Plugin Type: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Run the setup file.

Need more information?
 
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Lab Assistant
#26 Old 5th Jan 2012 at 8:43 PM
Just finished reinstalling both (framework 4 first, Sim Tracker second, like you suggested) and I'm still getting the error message. Should I try reinstalling again using the main administrator account?

Kulo Seeri - Home of the Nuidya Tribe
"Not SimNation and Proud"
Instructor
Original Poster
#27 Old 5th Jan 2012 at 9:45 PM
Yes, because Microsoft does not recognize me as a vendor, you will need to install and run it as administrator.

It's your life, live it your way!
Want to see what else I make, go to www.rlm-soft.com and check it out.
Find out what's happening with Sim Tracker
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Lab Assistant
#28 Old 5th Jan 2012 at 10:15 PM
Can you make a tutorial on HOW to use the tracker?? Like where the HECK do I use the setup in the options???? I freakin' need HELP!!!

Things I Like: The Sims 3 YouTube and many other stuff
Lab Assistant
#29 Old 5th Jan 2012 at 10:18 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anjalah
Can you make a tutorial on HOW to use the tracker?? Like where the HECK do I use the setup in the options???? I freakin' need HELP!!!


It says "Be sure to setup your options before you continue." how do I DO that??

Things I Like: The Sims 3 YouTube and many other stuff
Instructor
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Original Poster
#30 Old 5th Jan 2012 at 10:24 PM
There is a help section. Click on the Help Menu in the menu bar, or press ALT + F1.

Options are under Tools > Options...

Most of the things in the help section are current. Some still need to be updated. I am also going to post a help page on my web-site.
Lab Assistant
#31 Old 5th Jan 2012 at 10:29 PM Last edited by Anjalah : 5th Jan 2012 at 10:40 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by RebaLynnTS
There is a help section. Click on the Help Menu in the menu bar, or press ALT + F1.

Options are under Tools > Options...

Most of the things in the help section are current. Some still need to be updated. I am also going to post a help page on my web-site.


Thanks but when I load the nhood, it says that I need to go to the options again. What do I need to do in the options??

Things I Like: The Sims 3 YouTube and many other stuff
Lab Assistant
#32 Old 5th Jan 2012 at 11:04 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anjalah
Thanks but when I load the nhood, it says that I need to go to the options again. What do I need to do in the options??


And then when I close it, then try to reopen it, they say the program has stopped working...

Things I Like: The Sims 3 YouTube and many other stuff
Instructor
Original Poster
#33 Old 6th Jan 2012 at 12:05 AM
It should not ask you to do the options except when you create a new neighborhood.

In options, you will be able to add new skintones, eye colors, hair colors, and other items. It is not needed to use the program, but is a good idea.

You are not deleting and re-adding the neighborhood, are you?

What version are you using? If it is not 1.160 you will need to download, and install the new version, as the older ones had a issue with deleting neighborhoods.

It's your life, live it your way!
Want to see what else I make, go to www.rlm-soft.com and check it out.
Find out what's happening with Sim Tracker
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Theorist
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#34 Old 6th Jan 2012 at 1:17 PM
This is beyond awesome. Seriously, this is amazingly helpful. I've just started playing my own custom hood too, so it's perfect timing and hasn't been too arduous a task to fill everything in.
Lab Assistant
#35 Old 6th Jan 2012 at 3:06 PM
I've reinstalled framework 4 and the Sim Tracker again on the main administrator account. I'm still getting the error message about not having installed framework 4 though and I don't know why... what should I do now?

Kulo Seeri - Home of the Nuidya Tribe
"Not SimNation and Proud"
Instructor
Original Poster
#36 Old 6th Jan 2012 at 3:59 PM Last edited by RebaLynnTS : 6th Jan 2012 at 4:12 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by nuidyaforever
I've reinstalled framework 4 and the Sim Tracker again on the main administrator account. I'm still getting the error message about not having installed framework 4 though and I don't know why... what should I do now?


This is beginning to sound like a problem with windows. I'll do some research and see what I can dig up. You might consider talking to someone at Microsoft, as well.

It could be you don't have the correct version of dot net framework. If your system is 32 bit, and you got the 64 bit version, that could be a problem, for example.

you also might want to try downloading the framework from this site http://www.microsoft.com/net/download

It's your life, live it your way!
Want to see what else I make, go to www.rlm-soft.com and check it out.
Find out what's happening with Sim Tracker
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Test Subject
#37 Old 6th Jan 2012 at 6:48 PM
So far I really like this program but how do I add the fixed career files?
Instructor
Original Poster
#38 Old 6th Jan 2012 at 7:42 PM
I'll post these on the front page a bit later.



Here's how to fix it.

1. Download the file attached to this post.
2. Go to c://RLMsoft/TextFiles/W7-SimTracker/Careers
3. Replace AdultMilitary.txt & AdultPolitics.txt with the downloaded files.
4. Go to MyDocuments/RLMsoft/W7-SimTracker/[UserName]/Files
5. Delete Files "AC7_AdultCareer.bin" and "AC8_AdultCareer.bin"
6. Rerun the program.

It should fix that problem. I'll post an update that will keep it from happening to anyone else.

It's your life, live it your way!
Want to see what else I make, go to www.rlm-soft.com and check it out.
Find out what's happening with Sim Tracker
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Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#39 Old 6th Jan 2012 at 8:48 PM
Reba, I've got it working now... the problem was an older version of .Net Framework not updating correctly, but I've found a solution for it and I can run the Sim Tracker now.

Thanks for creating this program and for your advice. I can't tell you how useful this will be to me.

*runs off to play with new toy*
Instructor
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Original Poster
#40 Old 7th Jan 2012 at 5:03 AM
Glad to hear you got it working.
Test Subject
#41 Old 8th Jan 2012 at 12:41 AM
Hey so I went to download the new version of the program and I got an error page with the line:

"No file specified"

Ignore this comment if you're uploading a new version of the program.
Instructor
Original Poster
#42 Old 8th Jan 2012 at 2:12 PM
Exactly what I was doing

It's your life, live it your way!
Want to see what else I make, go to www.rlm-soft.com and check it out.
Find out what's happening with Sim Tracker
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Test Subject
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#43 Old 8th Jan 2012 at 6:42 PM
I love it! I have been playing with this since the 5th & still haven't input all of my sims yet ::cries:: but it has been amazingly helpful & easy to use. Thanks!!!
Test Subject
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#44 Old 9th Jan 2012 at 9:10 PM Last edited by tiffyt11206 : 10th Jan 2012 at 12:37 AM.
I adore this program!
This is so just what I needed and I am glad it doesn't auto update as I am a total control freak when it comes to my sims.
With that said, I have some questions.
1. I am in options trying to add new fraternities and sororities and delete the old ones. But can't. I added a custom university as well but it wont let me edit the greek houses. Why? Am I doing it wrong?
2. I deleted a spouse and when a window popped up asking me if I wanted to delete it from the other sim as well I said yes, now everytime I do anything I get the window that says "Can't read sims spouses!". I click ok a few times and it goes away but when I go to the next sim it does the same one. It's a bit annoying and I am not sure if it's messing anything up. What gives? How do I fix?
Thanks for sharing this awesome program! :D

Edit* One more question. Is there a way to make two sims in different households siblings if there are no parents? I have a few of these.
Instructor
Original Poster
#45 Old 10th Jan 2012 at 5:06 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by tiffyt11206
I adore this program!
This is so just what I needed and I am glad it doesn't auto update as I am a total control freak when it comes to my sims.
With that said, I have some questions.

Thank you, I'll do my best to answer them.

Quote:
Originally Posted by tiffyt11206
1. I am in options trying to add new fraternities and sororities and delete the old ones. But can't. I added a custom university as well but it wont let me edit the greek houses. Why? Am I doing it wrong?

I'll check into those, I thought they were working, but something may have gotten left out.

Quote:
Originally Posted by tiffyt11206
2. I deleted a spouse and when a window popped up asking me if I wanted to delete it from the other sim as well I said yes, now everytime I do anything I get the window that says "Can't read sims spouses!". I click ok a few times and it goes away but when I go to the next sim it does the same one. It's a bit annoying and I am not sure if it's messing anything up. What gives? How do I fix?
Thanks for sharing this awesome program! :D

I'm going to add a feature that will let you reset the spouse files. I'll have to look and see if I can find out why this is happening. Do you have the latest version 1.17?
I thought for sure I fixed that.

Quote:
Originally Posted by tiffyt11206
Edit* One more question. Is there a way to make two sims in different households siblings if there are no parents? I have a few of these.

Not yet. I'm looking into it, but it might be a bit tricky.

It's your life, live it your way!
Want to see what else I make, go to www.rlm-soft.com and check it out.
Find out what's happening with Sim Tracker
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Instructor
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Original Poster
#46 Old 11th Jan 2012 at 5:58 PM
Found the reason for both problems, and just uploaded a fix, please download version 1.171.
Test Subject
#47 Old 11th Jan 2012 at 8:09 PM
Would it be possible to add the ability to add your own scholarships?
Instructor
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Original Poster
#48 Old 11th Jan 2012 at 8:27 PM
Yes, I guess I left it out. Well, it is a big job

Will be added in the next update.
Test Subject
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#49 Old 12th Jan 2012 at 10:25 PM
Thanks so much! I am updating my version.
Top Secret Researcher
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#50 Old 12th Jan 2012 at 11:59 PM
I have a question. If I want to install your program on a different PC, how do I transfer all the information in the database? Or if I want to make a backup of the database and store it on the flash card, what exactly needs to be copied?
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