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August 1, 2005 9:00:30 PM

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First it says March 30, is this the April update for datgen to work
properly?
Is this a manually installed update for DirectX I have to do? Now, I
know to run the exe file but
what else should I do? I hear there are some zip files with the exe
file. Where do they go?
Ugh I am not sure I want to do this. LOL I am asking these questions for
the direct x update.

Help please!

Betty
Anonymous
August 1, 2005 11:18:47 PM

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Good luck on getting datgen to work right, I never could get it to do what
they said it could do :( 

"Betty" <cyberbg2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:6e2dnaU529IeBnPfRVn-ig@valortelecom.com...
> First it says March 30, is this the April update for datgen to work
> properly?
> Is this a manually installed update for DirectX I have to do? Now, I know
> to run the exe file but
> what else should I do? I hear there are some zip files with the exe file.
> Where do they go?
> Ugh I am not sure I want to do this. LOL I am asking these questions for
> the direct x update.
>
> Help please!
>
> Betty
>
August 1, 2005 11:18:48 PM

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

Well, I never did get that Direct X update but I got the download maid
to work. Wonder what causes
empty packages? I had 4 or 5. I've seen this in the clean installer too
but I wonder what causes it???
Nearly everything I have is causing the game to be slow but if I get
rid of them.......might as well just
play the game as it came in the box. LOL

Betty

"Bluegenie2" <me@fuil.com> wrote in message
news:5Madnanpg45GMHPfRVn-jA@comcast.com...
> Good luck on getting datgen to work right, I never could get it to do
> what they said it could do :( 
>
> "Betty" <cyberbg2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:6e2dnaU529IeBnPfRVn-ig@valortelecom.com...
>> First it says March 30, is this the April update for datgen to work
>> properly?
>> Is this a manually installed update for DirectX I have to do? Now, I
>> know to run the exe file but
>> what else should I do? I hear there are some zip files with the exe
>> file. Where do they go?
>> Ugh I am not sure I want to do this. LOL I am asking these questions
>> for the direct x update.
>>
>> Help please!
>>
>> Betty
>>
>
>
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Anonymous
August 2, 2005 4:39:55 AM

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Ah Good - I'm glad you got it working. I think the makers of DatGen set the
limits for polycounts/vertex rather low so a lot of stuff shows up as
game-slowing (which it is really, but not all of it is intolerably so). I
thought, though, they graded them as low-medium-high risk? Anyway, you also
get the information about the actual number of polys in each mesh. I bit
the bullet and got rid of some of the really big ones. I think the point
is, the programme gives you the information to make that decision *if you
want to*. The orphaned texture search will be useful once it's working
properly.

The empty packages are caused by something specific and I cannot recall just
now what it is - I'll remember some time tomorrow and if I remember to let
you know, I'll post (my memory these days is awful). You need to be
careful, if I remember right, because some apparently empty packages aren't
entirely and are needed. I read about it on Mod the Sims 2. Sorry to be so
vague.

I'm using DatGen, at the moment, to make all my custom hair conform to the
games genetics system using the hair toner plug in. I need to find out if I
can do the same with the skin tones - I think you use the skin fixer for
that. Apparently, facial hair is in the pipeline. I'm hoping to make the
eyes work with the genetics too and then you can try a true breeding
programme with recessive and dominant genes!!

Best wishes
maxon

"Betty" <cyberbg2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:jKqdnQQAHOCmL3PfRVn-hg@valortelecom.com...
> Well, I never did get that Direct X update but I got the download maid
> to work. Wonder what causes
> empty packages? I had 4 or 5. I've seen this in the clean installer too
> but I wonder what causes it???
> Nearly everything I have is causing the game to be slow but if I get
> rid of them.......might as well just
> play the game as it came in the box. LOL
>
> Betty
>
>
August 2, 2005 4:39:56 AM

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Awe thanks Maxon, you are very helpful! I will go read the posts at
MTS2.
Next time, I'll just put those empty pkgs in a temp folder.

Betty

"Maxon" <jen.magson@NOSPAMntlworld.com> wrote in message
news:vhzHe.20547$Fx3.18981@newsfe7-gui.ntli.net...
> Ah Good - I'm glad you got it working. I think the makers of DatGen
> set the
> limits for polycounts/vertex rather low so a lot of stuff shows up as
> game-slowing (which it is really, but not all of it is intolerably
> so). I
> thought, though, they graded them as low-medium-high risk? Anyway,
> you also
> get the information about the actual number of polys in each mesh. I
> bit
> the bullet and got rid of some of the really big ones. I think the
> point
> is, the programme gives you the information to make that decision *if
> you
> want to*. The orphaned texture search will be useful once it's
> working
> properly.
>
> The empty packages are caused by something specific and I cannot
> recall just
> now what it is - I'll remember some time tomorrow and if I remember to
> let
> you know, I'll post (my memory these days is awful). You need to be
> careful, if I remember right, because some apparently empty packages
> aren't
> entirely and are needed. I read about it on Mod the Sims 2. Sorry to
> be so
> vague.
>
> I'm using DatGen, at the moment, to make all my custom hair conform to
> the
> games genetics system using the hair toner plug in. I need to find
> out if I
> can do the same with the skin tones - I think you use the skin fixer
> for
> that. Apparently, facial hair is in the pipeline. I'm hoping to make
> the
> eyes work with the genetics too and then you can try a true breeding
> programme with recessive and dominant genes!!
>
> Best wishes
> maxon
>
> "Betty" <cyberbg2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:jKqdnQQAHOCmL3PfRVn-hg@valortelecom.com...
>> Well, I never did get that Direct X update but I got the download
>> maid
>> to work. Wonder what causes
>> empty packages? I had 4 or 5. I've seen this in the clean installer
>> too
>> but I wonder what causes it???
>> Nearly everything I have is causing the game to be slow but if I get
>> rid of them.......might as well just
>> play the game as it came in the box. LOL
>>
>> Betty
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
August 2, 2005 5:28:42 AM

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Uh - just saw this - yes, that is the right version and as I remember it,
the installation was very straight-forward although I can't remember the
details just now. You said it took ages to DL - did you go through the
validation routine from Microsoft? I always avoid it as it just makes
everything painfully long-winded.

Best wishes
maxon

"Betty" <cyberbg2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:6e2dnaU529IeBnPfRVn-ig@valortelecom.com...
> First it says March 30, is this the April update for datgen to work
> properly?
> Is this a manually installed update for DirectX I have to do? Now, I
> know to run the exe file but
> what else should I do? I hear there are some zip files with the exe
> file. Where do they go?
> Ugh I am not sure I want to do this. LOL I am asking these questions for
> the direct x update.
>
> Help please!
>
> Betty
>
>
August 2, 2005 5:28:43 AM

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

"Maxon" <jen.magson@NOSPAMntlworld.com> wrote in message
news:e%zHe.7153$n97.3739@newsfe1-win.ntli.net...
> Uh - just saw this - yes, that is the right version and as I remember
> it,
> the installation was very straight-forward although I can't remember
> the
> details just now. You said it took ages to DL - did you go through
> the
> validation routine from Microsoft? I always avoid it as it just makes
> everything painfully long-winded.
>
> Best wishes
> maxon
>
>
I did go through the validation but it could have been the time of day
and traffic
was high. I'll try now to download again. I wonder though since datgen
is working if
I might just wait. Hmmm!

Thanks for your reply though.

Betty
Anonymous
August 2, 2005 1:24:26 PM

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If it's working, you must have the update already as it won't work without
it AFAIK. Do you get all the plugins for DatGen or just Download Maid?

Best wishes
maxon


"Betty" <cyberbg2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:MPudnQtU04_QcHPfRVn-og@valortelecom.com...
>
> "Maxon" <jen.magson@NOSPAMntlworld.com> wrote in message
> news:e%zHe.7153$n97.3739@newsfe1-win.ntli.net...
> > Uh - just saw this - yes, that is the right version and as I remember
> > it,
> > the installation was very straight-forward although I can't remember
> > the
> > details just now. You said it took ages to DL - did you go through
> > the
> > validation routine from Microsoft? I always avoid it as it just makes
> > everything painfully long-winded.
> >
> > Best wishes
> > maxon
> >
> >
> I did go through the validation but it could have been the time of day
> and traffic
> was high. I'll try now to download again. I wonder though since datgen
> is working if
> I might just wait. Hmmm!
>
> Thanks for your reply though.
>
> Betty
>
>
Anonymous
August 2, 2005 9:56:36 PM

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I just got the Clean Installer, and the web site (the FAQ I think) said that
the empty packages are caused by downloading lots. Didn't say you could or
couldn't get rid of them though.

BD


"Maxon" <jen.magson@NOSPAMntlworld.com> wrote in message
news:vhzHe.20547$Fx3.18981@newsfe7-gui.ntli.net...
> Ah Good - I'm glad you got it working. I think the makers of DatGen set
> the
> limits for polycounts/vertex rather low so a lot of stuff shows up as
> game-slowing (which it is really, but not all of it is intolerably so). I
> thought, though, they graded them as low-medium-high risk? Anyway, you
> also
> get the information about the actual number of polys in each mesh. I bit
> the bullet and got rid of some of the really big ones. I think the point
> is, the programme gives you the information to make that decision *if you
> want to*. The orphaned texture search will be useful once it's working
> properly.
>
> The empty packages are caused by something specific and I cannot recall
> just
> now what it is - I'll remember some time tomorrow and if I remember to let
> you know, I'll post (my memory these days is awful). You need to be
> careful, if I remember right, because some apparently empty packages
> aren't
> entirely and are needed. I read about it on Mod the Sims 2. Sorry to be
> so
> vague.
>
> I'm using DatGen, at the moment, to make all my custom hair conform to the
> games genetics system using the hair toner plug in. I need to find out if
> I
> can do the same with the skin tones - I think you use the skin fixer for
> that. Apparently, facial hair is in the pipeline. I'm hoping to make the
> eyes work with the genetics too and then you can try a true breeding
> programme with recessive and dominant genes!!
>
> Best wishes
> maxon
>
> "Betty" <cyberbg2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:jKqdnQQAHOCmL3PfRVn-hg@valortelecom.com...
>> Well, I never did get that Direct X update but I got the download maid
>> to work. Wonder what causes
>> empty packages? I had 4 or 5. I've seen this in the clean installer too
>> but I wonder what causes it???
>> Nearly everything I have is causing the game to be slow but if I get
>> rid of them.......might as well just
>> play the game as it came in the box. LOL
>>
>> Betty
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
August 3, 2005 2:58:50 AM

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On Mon, 1 Aug 2005 18:37:34 -0500, "Betty" <cyberbg2002@yahoo.com>
wrote:

>Wonder what causes
>empty packages?

Shoplifters. ;-)

-- Steve Lopez
Anonymous
August 3, 2005 2:58:51 AM

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Too funny!!!

I need that one!

BD



"pulgao" <baayszhore@md.net> wrote in message
news:42eff9ec.735303@localhost...
> On Mon, 1 Aug 2005 18:37:34 -0500, "Betty" <cyberbg2002@yahoo.com>
> wrote:
>
>>Wonder what causes
>>empty packages?
>
> Shoplifters. ;-)
>
> -- Steve Lopez
Anonymous
August 3, 2005 3:44:29 AM

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I've deleted empty packages and had no problems, but don't quote me, lol.

"bd85tx" <bd85tx@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:11evum3qlev5l7c@corp.supernews.com...
>I just got the Clean Installer, and the web site (the FAQ I think) said
>that the empty packages are caused by downloading lots. Didn't say you
>could or couldn't get rid of them though.
>
> BD
>
>
> "Maxon" <jen.magson@NOSPAMntlworld.com> wrote in message
> news:vhzHe.20547$Fx3.18981@newsfe7-gui.ntli.net...
>> Ah Good - I'm glad you got it working. I think the makers of DatGen set
>> the
>> limits for polycounts/vertex rather low so a lot of stuff shows up as
>> game-slowing (which it is really, but not all of it is intolerably so).
>> I
>> thought, though, they graded them as low-medium-high risk? Anyway, you
>> also
>> get the information about the actual number of polys in each mesh. I bit
>> the bullet and got rid of some of the really big ones. I think the point
>> is, the programme gives you the information to make that decision *if you
>> want to*. The orphaned texture search will be useful once it's working
>> properly.
>>
>> The empty packages are caused by something specific and I cannot recall
>> just
>> now what it is - I'll remember some time tomorrow and if I remember to
>> let
>> you know, I'll post (my memory these days is awful). You need to be
>> careful, if I remember right, because some apparently empty packages
>> aren't
>> entirely and are needed. I read about it on Mod the Sims 2. Sorry to be
>> so
>> vague.
>>
>> I'm using DatGen, at the moment, to make all my custom hair conform to
>> the
>> games genetics system using the hair toner plug in. I need to find out
>> if I
>> can do the same with the skin tones - I think you use the skin fixer for
>> that. Apparently, facial hair is in the pipeline. I'm hoping to make
>> the
>> eyes work with the genetics too and then you can try a true breeding
>> programme with recessive and dominant genes!!
>>
>> Best wishes
>> maxon
>>
>> "Betty" <cyberbg2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> news:jKqdnQQAHOCmL3PfRVn-hg@valortelecom.com...
>>> Well, I never did get that Direct X update but I got the download maid
>>> to work. Wonder what causes
>>> empty packages? I had 4 or 5. I've seen this in the clean installer too
>>> but I wonder what causes it???
>>> Nearly everything I have is causing the game to be slow but if I get
>>> rid of them.......might as well just
>>> play the game as it came in the box. LOL
>>>
>>> Betty
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
!