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Offline Zirconia Wolf

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What "Extra" Files Do I REALLY Need...
« on: April 08, 2012, 07:35:10 AM »
...if I want to use SimGoober's Air Purification doohickey????

A little back story: I am a long-time fan/player of other city building type games (Emperor, Zeus, Children of the Nile, etc) & a die-hard Sims 2 addict who just recently (1 week ago) installed SimCity 4 Deluxe as it is required to make/edit maps for Sims 2. So I launch the game with the sole intention of just figuring out the essentials of map editing when I decided it wouldn't hurt to try & actually learn how to play the thing, so I started the tutorials & danged if I wasn't soon rather hooked on the little bugger.

Now being no stranger to the world of mods (my custom content folder for TS2 is quite full) I soon stumbled upon the NAM project (which is most awesome, btw!) which installed/works just peachy...so when I was perusing a thread (on another site) about dealing with air pollution & saw the link to the GooberGen thingy (which was highly recommended) I happily snagged it...only to discover that it apparently requires several other files (BSC Textures, etc) and when I went to download THEM I find that they intern seem to require other files...and some of those files may/may not be "superseded" by other files...and now I am completely & utterly confused.

So, here's my question: If all I want to do is to install the GooberGen Purification item, what extra files do I really need to add? I don't want much else in the way of Custom Content for this game (Sims 2 is my real passion, this is just a diversion) & just thought the Purifier sounded like a cool thing...but if it means having to install countless Mega Packs of stuff I will otherwise never use...urg.

So far, the only other things I have installed are the NAM (+ the Traffic Configure Tool), the Real Highways addon, SAM, the Official Cheat DLL & all the Official Landmarks. I also have the "Dat Packer" thingy, but the one time I tried to run it (in an effort to compact the landmarks) it insisted on packing the NAM files too (which is apparently a big no-no) even despite me having navigated to a different folder, so I have since re-installed the NAM & not touched the Packer. I am also running W7 64 bit, if that means anything.

Again, I am just looking for clarification as to what extra stuff I have to install for the GooberGen thing to work correctly, as I am now totally baffled by what Mega Pack may have superseded what other Mega Pack.

Thanks for any help you can give a baffled newbie! (Other than my "what pack" confusion, I am rather enjoying the game!)

EDITED TO ADD: Very sorry if this is posted in the wrong place! Still getting use to navigation this site!
« Last Edit: April 08, 2012, 07:39:20 AM by Zirconia Wolf »

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Re: What "Extra" Files Do I REALLY Need...
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2012, 08:41:44 PM »

Hi Zirconia Wolf

Welcome to the site, the GooberGen Air Purification needs these three dependencies

•BSC Essentials
•BSC Texture Mega Packs
•BSC MEGA Props - CP Vol01.dat

and it turn these three dependencies need

BSC MEGA Props - Misc Vol02
BSC Textures Vol03

I know its a bit of a daisy chain, the site does have a master dependency list to try and make it easier for people to find these links, its a bit out of date, the plus side is that most dependencies don't ever change location

http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?page=4

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EDITED TO ADD: Very sorry if this is posted in the wrong place! Still getting use to navigation this site!

Try the "Playing the game help" board the next time  http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?board=36.0

I'll move you later once you have seen this reply.

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Re: What "Extra" Files Do I REALLY Need...
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2012, 08:41:44 PM »

 


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