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April 3, 2005 9:27:51 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.the-sims (More info?)

I have XP and installed the Sims2 under a separate user account that loads
the minimum required stuff. Can't remember who's idea it was - but it's a
good one. The game's performance improved quite a bit when I did this.

My problem is - I WAS using Sims2 File Maid to install Sims2Pack files and
things were working fine when I only had one account. Since creating the
separate user account (with all things sims2 under that account), the Maid
doesn't install the Sims2pack files anymore. It runs (for a loooong time)
and I get the "successfully installed X number of files" message. But when
I go into the game - none of the new walls, floors or skins are there??!!
There are no files under the teleport directory. Everything works great
when I use the sims2pack installer, but that does it one at a time and I
have about 2,500 files to install.

So, questions: a) Is anyone running the Maid under a separate user
account? If so, how should I set it up to work correctly? OR b) anyone
know of another program that will install Sims2Pack files in batch mod???
(*sob* I really don't want to install each one manually!)

any help/suggestions are gratefully appreciated!

thanks!!!!
--
deb
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
.... once again, road-runner leaves coyote in the dust ...

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Anonymous
April 4, 2005 2:13:11 AM

Archived from groups: alt.games.the-sims (More info?)

Sims2pack clean install program installs in batch mode now.
You may have to 'share' your file maid to get it to work with the second
user.

"deb" <deb@whoknew.com> wrote in message
news:afidnUdHG-l_ws3fRVn-vA@comcast.com...
> I have XP and installed the Sims2 under a separate user account that loads
> the minimum required stuff. Can't remember who's idea it was - but it's a
> good one. The game's performance improved quite a bit when I did this.
>
> My problem is - I WAS using Sims2 File Maid to install Sims2Pack files and
> things were working fine when I only had one account. Since creating the
> separate user account (with all things sims2 under that account), the Maid
> doesn't install the Sims2pack files anymore. It runs (for a loooong time)
> and I get the "successfully installed X number of files" message. But
when
> I go into the game - none of the new walls, floors or skins are there??!!
> There are no files under the teleport directory. Everything works great
> when I use the sims2pack installer, but that does it one at a time and I
> have about 2,500 files to install.
>
> So, questions: a) Is anyone running the Maid under a separate user
> account? If so, how should I set it up to work correctly? OR b) anyone
> know of another program that will install Sims2Pack files in batch mod???
> (*sob* I really don't want to install each one manually!)
>
> any help/suggestions are gratefully appreciated!
>
> thanks!!!!
> --
> deb
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> ... once again, road-runner leaves coyote in the dust ...
>
>
>
>
>
April 4, 2005 10:58:36 AM

Archived from groups: alt.games.the-sims (More info?)

thanks BG! I'll try the sims2pack clean installer first. How do I "share"
a program?
--
deb
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
.... once again, road-runner leaves coyote in the dust ...


"Bluegenie2" <me@fuil.com> wrote in message
news:7OqdnQD_5LMnP83fRVn-rA@comcast.com...
> Sims2pack clean install program installs in batch mode now.
> You may have to 'share' your file maid to get it to work with the second
> user.
>
> "deb" <deb@whoknew.com> wrote in message
> news:afidnUdHG-l_ws3fRVn-vA@comcast.com...
>> I have XP and installed the Sims2 under a separate user account that
>> loads
>> the minimum required stuff. Can't remember who's idea it was - but it's
>> a
>> good one. The game's performance improved quite a bit when I did this.
>>
>> My problem is - I WAS using Sims2 File Maid to install Sims2Pack files
>> and
>> things were working fine when I only had one account. Since creating the
>> separate user account (with all things sims2 under that account), the
>> Maid
>> doesn't install the Sims2pack files anymore. It runs (for a loooong
>> time)
>> and I get the "successfully installed X number of files" message. But
> when
>> I go into the game - none of the new walls, floors or skins are there??!!
>> There are no files under the teleport directory. Everything works great
>> when I use the sims2pack installer, but that does it one at a time and I
>> have about 2,500 files to install.
>>
>> So, questions: a) Is anyone running the Maid under a separate user
>> account? If so, how should I set it up to work correctly? OR b) anyone
>> know of another program that will install Sims2Pack files in batch mod???
>> (*sob* I really don't want to install each one manually!)
>>
>> any help/suggestions are gratefully appreciated!
>>
>> thanks!!!!
>> --
>> deb
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>> ... once again, road-runner leaves coyote in the dust ...
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
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April 4, 2005 11:41:55 AM

Archived from groups: alt.games.the-sims (More info?)

Well, I downloaded the clean installer, but how do I get it to run in batch
mode? I highlight a bunch of sims2pack files and hit enter. The installer
goes through its process with each one. Shouldn't there be a way to do all
at the same time? I know - "read the ******* manual!" But there isn't one
yet.
--
deb
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
.... once again, road-runner leaves coyote in the dust ...


"deb" <deb@whoknew.com> wrote in message
news:4vydnfb_fcZsgMzfRVn-sg@comcast.com...
> thanks BG! I'll try the sims2pack clean installer first. How do I
> "share" a program?
> --
> deb
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> ... once again, road-runner leaves coyote in the dust ...
>
>
> "Bluegenie2" <me@fuil.com> wrote in message
> news:7OqdnQD_5LMnP83fRVn-rA@comcast.com...
>> Sims2pack clean install program installs in batch mode now.
>> You may have to 'share' your file maid to get it to work with the second
>> user.
>>
>> "deb" <deb@whoknew.com> wrote in message
>> news:afidnUdHG-l_ws3fRVn-vA@comcast.com...
>>> I have XP and installed the Sims2 under a separate user account that
>>> loads
>>> the minimum required stuff. Can't remember who's idea it was - but it's
>>> a
>>> good one. The game's performance improved quite a bit when I did this.
>>>
>>> My problem is - I WAS using Sims2 File Maid to install Sims2Pack files
>>> and
>>> things were working fine when I only had one account. Since creating
>>> the
>>> separate user account (with all things sims2 under that account), the
>>> Maid
>>> doesn't install the Sims2pack files anymore. It runs (for a loooong
>>> time)
>>> and I get the "successfully installed X number of files" message. But
>> when
>>> I go into the game - none of the new walls, floors or skins are
>>> there??!!
>>> There are no files under the teleport directory. Everything works great
>>> when I use the sims2pack installer, but that does it one at a time and I
>>> have about 2,500 files to install.
>>>
>>> So, questions: a) Is anyone running the Maid under a separate user
>>> account? If so, how should I set it up to work correctly? OR b)
>>> anyone
>>> know of another program that will install Sims2Pack files in batch
>>> mod???
>>> (*sob* I really don't want to install each one manually!)
>>>
>>> any help/suggestions are gratefully appreciated!
>>>
>>> thanks!!!!
>>> --
>>> deb
>>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>> ... once again, road-runner leaves coyote in the dust ...
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
April 4, 2005 8:03:21 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.the-sims (More info?)

Highlight all the files thru windows explorer and then right-click and
choose 'install all'.
It will then bring up a window listing all the files and you just click
install and it's done.

"deb" <deb@whoknew.com> wrote in message
news:D 9idnar2EbiFtczfRVn-qg@comcast.com...
> Well, I downloaded the clean installer, but how do I get it to run in
batch
> mode? I highlight a bunch of sims2pack files and hit enter. The
installer
> goes through its process with each one. Shouldn't there be a way to do
all
> at the same time? I know - "read the ******* manual!" But there isn't
one
> yet.
> --
> deb
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> ... once again, road-runner leaves coyote in the dust ...
>
>
> "deb" <deb@whoknew.com> wrote in message
> news:4vydnfb_fcZsgMzfRVn-sg@comcast.com...
> > thanks BG! I'll try the sims2pack clean installer first. How do I
> > "share" a program?
> > --
> > deb
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > ... once again, road-runner leaves coyote in the dust ...
> >
> >
> > "Bluegenie2" <me@fuil.com> wrote in message
> > news:7OqdnQD_5LMnP83fRVn-rA@comcast.com...
> >> Sims2pack clean install program installs in batch mode now.
> >> You may have to 'share' your file maid to get it to work with the
second
> >> user.
> >>
> >> "deb" <deb@whoknew.com> wrote in message
> >> news:afidnUdHG-l_ws3fRVn-vA@comcast.com...
> >>> I have XP and installed the Sims2 under a separate user account that
> >>> loads
> >>> the minimum required stuff. Can't remember who's idea it was - but
it's
> >>> a
> >>> good one. The game's performance improved quite a bit when I did
this.
> >>>
> >>> My problem is - I WAS using Sims2 File Maid to install Sims2Pack files
> >>> and
> >>> things were working fine when I only had one account. Since creating
> >>> the
> >>> separate user account (with all things sims2 under that account), the
> >>> Maid
> >>> doesn't install the Sims2pack files anymore. It runs (for a loooong
> >>> time)
> >>> and I get the "successfully installed X number of files" message. But
> >> when
> >>> I go into the game - none of the new walls, floors or skins are
> >>> there??!!
> >>> There are no files under the teleport directory. Everything works
great
> >>> when I use the sims2pack installer, but that does it one at a time and
I
> >>> have about 2,500 files to install.
> >>>
> >>> So, questions: a) Is anyone running the Maid under a separate user
> >>> account? If so, how should I set it up to work correctly? OR b)
> >>> anyone
> >>> know of another program that will install Sims2Pack files in batch
> >>> mod???
> >>> (*sob* I really don't want to install each one manually!)
> >>>
> >>> any help/suggestions are gratefully appreciated!
> >>>
> >>> thanks!!!!
> >>> --
> >>> deb
> >>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> >>> ... once again, road-runner leaves coyote in the dust ...
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
April 4, 2005 10:10:43 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.the-sims (More info?)

Thank you BG!! You're the best! :-) You just saved me a HECK of a lot of
mouse clicks!
Woohoo, I'm off to re-install my walls and floors.
--
deb
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
.... once again, road-runner leaves coyote in the dust ...



"Bluegenie2" <me@fuil.com> wrote in message
news:Ls-dnVCmEMYRAMzfRVn-hQ@comcast.com...
> Highlight all the files thru windows explorer and then right-click and
> choose 'install all'.
> It will then bring up a window listing all the files and you just click
> install and it's done.
>
> "deb" <deb@whoknew.com> wrote in message
> news:D 9idnar2EbiFtczfRVn-qg@comcast.com...
>> Well, I downloaded the clean installer, but how do I get it to run in
> batch
>> mode? I highlight a bunch of sims2pack files and hit enter. The
> installer
>> goes through its process with each one. Shouldn't there be a way to do
> all
>> at the same time? I know - "read the ******* manual!" But there isn't
> one
>> yet.
>> --
>> deb
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>> ... once again, road-runner leaves coyote in the dust ...
>>
>>
>> "deb" <deb@whoknew.com> wrote in message
>> news:4vydnfb_fcZsgMzfRVn-sg@comcast.com...
>> > thanks BG! I'll try the sims2pack clean installer first. How do I
>> > "share" a program?
>> > --
>> > deb
>> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>> > ... once again, road-runner leaves coyote in the dust ...
>> >
>> >
>> > "Bluegenie2" <me@fuil.com> wrote in message
>> > news:7OqdnQD_5LMnP83fRVn-rA@comcast.com...
>> >> Sims2pack clean install program installs in batch mode now.
>> >> You may have to 'share' your file maid to get it to work with the
> second
>> >> user.
>> >>
>> >> "deb" <deb@whoknew.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:afidnUdHG-l_ws3fRVn-vA@comcast.com...
>> >>> I have XP and installed the Sims2 under a separate user account that
>> >>> loads
>> >>> the minimum required stuff. Can't remember who's idea it was - but
> it's
>> >>> a
>> >>> good one. The game's performance improved quite a bit when I did
> this.
>> >>>
>> >>> My problem is - I WAS using Sims2 File Maid to install Sims2Pack
>> >>> files
>> >>> and
>> >>> things were working fine when I only had one account. Since creating
>> >>> the
>> >>> separate user account (with all things sims2 under that account), the
>> >>> Maid
>> >>> doesn't install the Sims2pack files anymore. It runs (for a loooong
>> >>> time)
>> >>> and I get the "successfully installed X number of files" message.
>> >>> But
>> >> when
>> >>> I go into the game - none of the new walls, floors or skins are
>> >>> there??!!
>> >>> There are no files under the teleport directory. Everything works
> great
>> >>> when I use the sims2pack installer, but that does it one at a time
>> >>> and
> I
>> >>> have about 2,500 files to install.
>> >>>
>> >>> So, questions: a) Is anyone running the Maid under a separate user
>> >>> account? If so, how should I set it up to work correctly? OR b)
>> >>> anyone
>> >>> know of another program that will install Sims2Pack files in batch
>> >>> mod???
>> >>> (*sob* I really don't want to install each one manually!)
>> >>>
>> >>> any help/suggestions are gratefully appreciated!
>> >>>
>> >>> thanks!!!!
>> >>> --
>> >>> deb
>> >>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>> >>> ... once again, road-runner leaves coyote in the dust ...
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
April 4, 2005 10:15:26 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.the-sims (More info?)

For anybody else who wants to make their game run faster, this is the
site
where the great info came from.

http://groups.msn.com/TheSims2Database/makeyourgamerunf...


Betty

"deb" <deb@whoknew.com> wrote in message
news:afidnUdHG-l_ws3fRVn-vA@comcast.com...
>I have XP and installed the Sims2 under a separate user account that
>loads the minimum required stuff. Can't remember who's idea it was -
>but it's a good one. The game's performance improved quite a bit when
>I did this.
>
> My problem is - I WAS using Sims2 File Maid to install Sims2Pack files
> and things were working fine when I only had one account. Since
> creating the separate user account (with all things sims2 under that
> account), the Maid doesn't install the Sims2pack files anymore. It
> runs (for a loooong time) and I get the "successfully installed X
> number of files" message. But when I go into the game - none of the
> new walls, floors or skins are there??!! There are no files under the
> teleport directory. Everything works great when I use the sims2pack
> installer, but that does it one at a time and I have about 2,500 files
> to install.
>
> So, questions: a) Is anyone running the Maid under a separate user
> account? If so, how should I set it up to work correctly? OR b)
> anyone know of another program that will install Sims2Pack files in
> batch mod??? (*sob* I really don't want to install each one manually!)
>
> any help/suggestions are gratefully appreciated!
>
> thanks!!!!
> --
> deb
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> ... once again, road-runner leaves coyote in the dust ...
>
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
April 4, 2005 10:23:40 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.the-sims (More info?)

I could never get the clean installer to work properly myself.

As far as Filemaid for Sims2 goes I found that it had installed the files
into "My Documents" without putting them in any folder at all.
Have a look at your individual users "My Documents" to see if you can find
them. I only found them when looking for something else entirely.
(You could do a search for *package maybe and move them).

Skeatsan''co


"deb" <deb@whoknew.com> wrote in message
news:D 9idnar2EbiFtczfRVn-qg@comcast.com...
> Well, I downloaded the clean installer, but how do I get it to run in
> batch mode? I highlight a bunch of sims2pack files and hit enter. The
> installer goes through its process with each one. Shouldn't there be a
> way to do all at the same time? I know - "read the ******* manual!" But
> there isn't one yet.
> --
> deb
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> ... once again, road-runner leaves coyote in the dust ...
>
>
> "deb" <deb@whoknew.com> wrote in message
> news:4vydnfb_fcZsgMzfRVn-sg@comcast.com...
>> thanks BG! I'll try the sims2pack clean installer first. How do I
>> "share" a program?
>> --
>> deb
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>> ... once again, road-runner leaves coyote in the dust ...
>>
>>
>> "Bluegenie2" <me@fuil.com> wrote in message
>> news:7OqdnQD_5LMnP83fRVn-rA@comcast.com...
>>> Sims2pack clean install program installs in batch mode now.
>>> You may have to 'share' your file maid to get it to work with the second
>>> user.
>>>
>>> "deb" <deb@whoknew.com> wrote in message
>>> news:afidnUdHG-l_ws3fRVn-vA@comcast.com...
>>>> I have XP and installed the Sims2 under a separate user account that
>>>> loads
>>>> the minimum required stuff. Can't remember who's idea it was - but
>>>> it's a
>>>> good one. The game's performance improved quite a bit when I did this.
>>>>
>>>> My problem is - I WAS using Sims2 File Maid to install Sims2Pack files
>>>> and
>>>> things were working fine when I only had one account. Since creating
>>>> the
>>>> separate user account (with all things sims2 under that account), the
>>>> Maid
>>>> doesn't install the Sims2pack files anymore. It runs (for a loooong
>>>> time)
>>>> and I get the "successfully installed X number of files" message. But
>>> when
>>>> I go into the game - none of the new walls, floors or skins are
>>>> there??!!
>>>> There are no files under the teleport directory. Everything works
>>>> great
>>>> when I use the sims2pack installer, but that does it one at a time and
>>>> I
>>>> have about 2,500 files to install.
>>>>
>>>> So, questions: a) Is anyone running the Maid under a separate user
>>>> account? If so, how should I set it up to work correctly? OR b)
>>>> anyone
>>>> know of another program that will install Sims2Pack files in batch
>>>> mod???
>>>> (*sob* I really don't want to install each one manually!)
>>>>
>>>> any help/suggestions are gratefully appreciated!
>>>>
>>>> thanks!!!!
>>>> --
>>>> deb
>>>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>>> ... once again, road-runner leaves coyote in the dust ...
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
!