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#1 Old 16th Apr 2019 at 8:07 AM Last edited by katalina522 : 16th Apr 2019 at 8:46 AM.
Default Problem with Townie & NPC Naming Mod Creation
Hi all, sorry if this is the wrong place but I'm about ready to scream. This tutorial should absolutely be easy to follow and yet something is straight-up not working when I run Names2SimPE.exe
When I run the program, the SimPE files *say* they've updated... but then when I import one of those files into Live.package to replace an existing name list, every single text string is blank. The male first name list has the right number of strings but all the others have double the amount that they should. I have my .txt files formatted according to what's explained in the tutorial, so I'm not sure what's going wrong but it's extremely frustrating.
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#2 Old 16th Apr 2019 at 10:49 AM
Odd, the Live.package is exactly what i'm tinkering with atm :p. But.. question: since you have to bother writing those names in a .txt first, what's the difference between that and typing them straight inside the #STR? Also, why the need for alphabetical sorting?

Apart from that, there's the tricky language of SimPE.. extract and export don't do the same thing, and as i've found, neither do replace and import. Was that the literal name of what you did, "importing"?

saint_diana, true Ravenclaw
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#3 Old 16th Apr 2019 at 12:31 PM
They're lists pulled from various databases. I definitely didn't type 2000 individual entries, lol. Entering all of that into a package file manually would take hours. The steps I linked above should take like ten minutes—I just can't get the program to work properly. I am doing exactly what the tutorial says to do, namely to convert the .txt files into .simpe ones, open the live.package file, right-click "replace" on each #STR, and choose the correct str### file. Something's going wrong at the point when the program converts the text files, I think, because it's pulling in the correct amount of names for at least one of my lists, but it isn't printing the names themselves into the SimPE files.
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#4 Old 16th Apr 2019 at 1:34 PM
In typical fashion, i keep trying to get away with not going off-site and downloading other people's tools, and i can't say it's very productive. Do you happen to know why you need the headings 0,1; 0,2 and 0,4 specifically? Are they language entries, as in English, English(UK) and German (or moved by 1, depending how they're counted)?

saint_diana, true Ravenclaw
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