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Picked upload! Mod Conflict Detector [Update 09/10/2015]

by DmitryMalfatto Posted 6th Aug 2015 at 1:23 AM - Updated 9th Oct 2015 at 10:02 AM by DmitryMalfatto
363 Comments / replies (Who?) - 11 Feedback Posts, 14 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Update 09/10/2015 (1.9.9.8337) More...
  • The program is completely switched to .NET Framework 4.0 Сlient profile
  • Loading errors fixed
  • Errors of "Find Duplicates Only" mode fixed
  • New checkup algorhythm is 85% faster, albeit uses additional memory
  • For now on, no less than 1 Gb RAM is required for the program to run normally
  • File colors customization is improved (sadly, the previously created settings would not be saved)
  • More convenient access to panels
  • Dialog box errors fixed


Update 01/10/2015 (1.9.1.7925) More...
  • Fixed some errors; performance improved.


Update 31/08/2015 (1.8.7.7743) More...
  • Added online features: 'Send error report' & 'Check for updates'. Now you won't miss the next version of the program!
  • Fixed 'File' mode issues.
  • Fixed the issue when, if 'Find duplicates' checkbox was ticked off, some files were simply left unchecked.
  • Added feature: 'Customize file colors' (Options > Settings > Colors).
  • You can disable any file (almost; see below), but only disabled files can be enabled.
  • The game file cannot be disabled.
  • Performance improved, a bit.
  • CPU loading is more balanced now.
  • New filters for 'Mod Type' & 'Conflicts' columns.
  • Thanks to Aero&Win10 style, the program will now look the same on any supported OS (WinXP still making the list).
  • Various tweaks and improvements; old errors fixed, some brand new ones were made.

Update 19/08/2015 (1.8.5.6993)
  • "File" mode added
  • .CFG-file editor added
  • French localization updated
  • Some errors fixed
  • Added command line options: -Language:xx-XX, -NewProcess, -NoBlockingGame

Update 09/08/2015 (1.8.2.6755)
  • Fixed some errors
  • Improved performance
  • Added "Files" analysis mode
  • Other tweaks & fixes
  • New localizations: Chinese (zh-CN, zh-TW), Spanish (es-ES)

NOTE: Please extract all files from the archive into a folder before launching the program! To work correctly, the program needs not only .exe file, but all the provided .dll libraries as well.

Hi, my name is DmitryMalfatto. I'm from Russia.
Here's my project, Mod Conflict Detector for The Sims 4. It's a powerful GUI tool for detecting and solving mod conflicts in the game. Allows you to get rid of trouble-making mods, empty mods, mods for another games, or technically-not-even-mods, that got in the Mods folder by mistake. I've been developing this program since February 2015, and now it's finally available not only in Russian, but in English as well!

Main Features:
  • Detect non-TS4 files;
  • Detect stray files (not *.package, *.zip et al, but something that doesn't belong in your Mods folder);
  • Disable (particular) mods;
  • Open file in s4pi;
  • Show file in folder;
  • Delete file(s) straight from the program;
  • Search for duplicate mods;
  • Analyse files (to find out exactly in what way they modify the game);
  • Copy conflicting ResourceKeys.

Screenshots:


System Requirements:
  • Operating system: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10*;
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • .NET Framework 4.0
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* RT, Phone and Mobile editions are not supported



Additional Credits:
A big thanks and a special mention goes to:
  • adamhathcock for SharpCompress library;
  • creators of Microsoft.Windows.Shell.dll library;
  • creators of s4pi for the inspiration;
  • KuriXarya for the very idea of the program & help with Russian grammar;
  • Petr54 for the testing & ideas on how to improve the program;
  • Postoyalec [ToDoAbout on MTS] for the English translation.

If you want to translate the program into another language, contact me at [email protected]

Blog program in Russian
Forum topic in Russian

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.

Sims 4
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
ModConflictDetector8337.zip | Description: Mod Conflict Detector 1.9.9.8337 863.3 KB 51,801 9th Oct 2015
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the file(s) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
 
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363 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 158 Feedback Posts, 195 Thanks Posts
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Test Subject
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#2 Old 6th Aug 2015 at 1:33 AM
Glad to see it published, keep up the good work!
Test Subject
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#3 Old 6th Aug 2015 at 1:39 AM
Are there plans to port this over to Mac OSX?
Test Subject
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#4 Old 6th Aug 2015 at 1:49 AM
I was just checking for such a utility for the first time a moment and POW, here one is, brand spanking new!

I hope you can continue the project and perhaps help sort out all the content that ends up messing up our Sims 4 games. I'm in the process of going through some custom content, one at a time, to figure out which is the culprit that's killing thumbnail and rendering along with saving and loading after a while of play.

Keep up the good work!
Field Researcher
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#5 Old 6th Aug 2015 at 2:29 AM
Thank God. Have an isidious problem that would not go away and was missing what we had in sims2. Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou. Have 4000 files and all other methods take forever.
Is it program to tell if a clothing item is missing a mesh or needs a cc mesh. I know I have a missing mesh but finding the clothes connected to it is impossible. Because I'm unable to see what it looks like ?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#6 Old 6th Aug 2015 at 2:37 AM
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Originally Posted by VSConcepts
Are there plans to port this over to Mac OSX?

Hello VSConcepts. I'll try to find someone who knows the Mac OS X and could make port. I will not promise anything.
Test Subject
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#7 Old 6th Aug 2015 at 3:23 AM
Thank you. I will be testing it tomorrow.
Test Subject
#8 Old 6th Aug 2015 at 3:42 AM
Default Zebru Mods
Hi, I tried your mod detector and Zerbu mod showed up as a conflict. His mod has to do with career, school, etc. Also, the hotel, apartment and college mod shows up as conflict Should I be worried ?
Field Researcher
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#9 Old 6th Aug 2015 at 3:43 AM
Sweet! Can't wait to try, thank you! :D
Test Subject
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#10 Old 6th Aug 2015 at 4:16 AM
Thank you so much for your work on this utility. It'll certainly help me as I gather mods to see if I can implement them safely.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#11 Old 6th Aug 2015 at 4:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Scarletlocs
Hi, I tried your mod detector and Zerbu mod showed up as a conflict. His mod has to do with career, school, etc. Also, the hotel, apartment and college mod shows up as conflict Should I be worried ?

Hi, What conflicts this mod? (Click once on the file). You can send me a screenshot to an email.
Test Subject
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#12 Old 6th Aug 2015 at 4:20 AM
I am glad to see a tool like this for Sims 4. Thanks for the hard work.
Test Subject
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#13 Old 6th Aug 2015 at 4:57 AM
Thank you for this!! It will come in handy in the future.
Test Subject
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#14 Old 6th Aug 2015 at 6:02 AM
Now if we can just this for clothing with missing meshes would be over the moon. I have a few that are missing but finding them is so hard.
Lab Assistant
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#15 Old 6th Aug 2015 at 6:05 AM
A big thank you , I lost my game from conflict mods before yesterday, and I found conflicts , your program is great, thank you with all my heart
Test Subject
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#16 Old 6th Aug 2015 at 6:07 AM
This is awesome, thank you.

Perhaps future releases could allow marking multiple items for 'disable' (instead of refreshing the view after disabling a single item).
Field Researcher
#17 Old 6th Aug 2015 at 7:29 AM
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Originally Posted by nikonratm
This is awesome, thank you.

Perhaps future releases could allow marking multiple items for 'disable' (instead of refreshing the view after disabling a single item).

I?'m doing several at a time. Just make sure each time to hit inside the check box and don't click anywhere else inside the texted area or it will uncheck the rest. Then carefully go to the scroll, scroll to the next one, locate and check. Visiting here while the file refreshes so I can clean out the next set of issues.
Found so much that I missed with mod manager- Several sim3 files by a creator who makes a version for both 3 and 4. Had a Part. of a beard that did not fully download. Had tones of duplicates. Where the creator had to save under a slightly different name, and some, where a mesh was needed and item and then another creator used the mesh. I forgot I already dl it before and got it again- didn't notice cause they were in two different folders.
Having fun!!
Test Subject
#18 Old 6th Aug 2015 at 8:01 AM
for some reason mine keeps shutting down & not allowing me to use it....solution?
Test Subject
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#19 Old 6th Aug 2015 at 8:49 AM
Is is easy to use, just unzip and and click on the .exe file.. Showed my conflicts and I deleted them and ran again and none. It worked great.
Test Subject
#20 Old 6th Aug 2015 at 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Inez.Jay
for some reason mine keeps shutting down & not allowing me to use it....solution?

Mine too!
Field Researcher
#21 Old 6th Aug 2015 at 10:09 AM
This is going to be so helpful, thank you so much
Test Subject
#22 Old 6th Aug 2015 at 10:19 AM
Wow! Very useful helping app! Thanks!

But I get exception every time when I delete or disable one or more packages.
Also, would it be possible to flag duplicates and conflicts OK so the checker would report them as ready/okay/"checked OK"?
Sockpuppet
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#23 Old 6th Aug 2015 at 10:19 AM
Отличная программа! А на русском есть?
Test Subject
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#24 Old 6th Aug 2015 at 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by redboots
Mine too!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Inez.Jay
for some reason mine keeps shutting down & not allowing me to use it....solution?

Please tell me what is your OS?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#25 Old 6th Aug 2015 at 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by thesims4ru
Отличная программа! А на русском есть?

Russkiy est ^)
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