I was poking around recently and stumbled onto this thread
discussing ways to speed up Sims 2 load time when you have a lot of custom content in your Downloads folder.
Have any of you tried any of these things? If so, what do you think? I don't know what CCleaner is. If it's something on my computer, it's called something else or I don't know where to find it.
Does anyone use The Compressorizer
? I never have, though I've heard of it.
I decided to try moving certain CC outside of the Downloads folder and directly into my The Sims 2 folder in my Isle of Demeter hood. I backed it up first. Moving the walls, floors, and terrains (a total of 184 MB
) decreased my load time by 3 minutes! On the other hand, moving (so far) 2.4 GB
of recolors only decreased my load time by an additional one minute. I'm not sure that's worth the time it took to move it! On the other hand, it's a mere fraction of the recolors I probably still have in my Downloads folder. I also found that, the first
time I boot up the game after moving a bunch of recolors, it takes longer to load the game. After that first time is when I see the improvement. I saw the improvement immediately after moving the walls, floors, and terrains. They must take a lot longer to load than recolors do.
Because I can't help myself, I still ended up with a number of subfolders within subfolders for everything, and I haven't had any items or recolors disappear from my catalog or from the collections I've created. So far, so good.