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CC Culling Update

I'm down to 2.59 GB! W00t!

Bodyshop only takes a minute or so to load. I don't need to have a book nearby to read while waiting for lots to load. It doesn't take 87645329 hours to load the first time I send a sim to "change appearance" each time I load the game. I don't need to scroll through pages of cc I will probably never use. I'm liking this!

It's not just a cc diet, it's a total cc lifestyle change. I've made some tough decisions, like severely limiting the amount of new meshes allowed in my game. I even have it down to just a couple of essential Holy Simoly items, rather than my previous completionist approach to HS. I'm trying to limit my cc hair to those I'll actually use on in-game sims, with an emphasis on characters (the others can be more generic). I'm even considering removing all my pretty geneticized Phobia eyes, going back to the basic Maxis set (defaulted, of course), plus a handful of contacts for character purposes. I figure I can always put them back in if I miss the variety.

Maybe I'll finally getting around to posting a resource page now. You know it'll truly be my "best of the best" choices.

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timberwolfoz
Nov. 17th, 2010 09:18 pm (UTC)
Good stuff!

I've just loaded the game on my new laptop (used it as a carrot to get some organising done) and I'm trying to limit myself going nuts with the CC. And then I look at fakepeeps' stuff and think 'Aw, Beau would look sooo good in that...' *facepalm*

I look forward to your resources page -- it will be the best of the best.
strange_tomato
Nov. 19th, 2010 01:01 am (UTC)
I know! I'm terrible for going on cc binges like nobody's business. At least keeping things in order and simplified with free me up to indulge from time to time on something special. I'm still downloading things all the time, but I usually give it a short trial period now, then decide if it's something I realling need.

I'm not sure a simplified Maxis Match game with make for a fascinating resource post, but it's the least I can do. I've learned so much from other people's resource lists.
murrealism
Nov. 18th, 2010 12:09 am (UTC)
I just culled my CC down. I have NO CC hair or clothes. Well I do have a few defult replacement cloths. and the maternity wear stuff, but I was brutal. The only thing I truly miss is my huge garden folder. Im the daughter of a landscaper, its in my blood to garden, I spend hours on my sims gardens. Anyway, yay to not have to have a book close for loading screen boredom.
strange_tomato
Nov. 19th, 2010 01:04 am (UTC)
Wow! No hair or clothes? I have nowhere near your amount of willpower, but I'll bet your game runs so much smoother. It must be great!

Plants and garden stuff was major weakness of mine, too. I'm trying to limit it to recolours of Maxis meshes and just a few custom meshes (some based on in-game stuff, extractions, etc.). But I used to have all kinds of crazy things from Castway Stories that had animations and everything, so it's a huge improvement.
pixelcurious
Nov. 18th, 2010 02:07 am (UTC)
You are an inspiration!
strange_tomato
Nov. 19th, 2010 01:06 am (UTC)
Heheh. I feel like I should have some cc before and after shots to go with this now! :P "You too can drop whole GBs of cc on this special diet..."
simsgirl
Nov. 18th, 2010 02:45 am (UTC)
I did this a while ago as well, and found that putting limitations to what I can download was a great choice. I wasn't liking the time it took to go through all my cc just to make a sim, redecorate, or build something.
budgie_budgie
Nov. 18th, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC)
Aah, I tried so many times to be on a low CC diet, but I always failed! Soo, as long as my game works, don't crash all the time and have an 'ok' loading time I think I have to accept that I'm a 4-5 GB (compressed that is)-girl :)
song_sims
Nov. 18th, 2010 06:08 pm (UTC)
I envy you. I'm doing a hood rebuild now and did cull a lot of my apocalypse CC, but I got lazy when I generated townies. I should have thought to weed out my hair.

Maybe I'll get ambitious and export all of them when I'm down, package them, move my downloads folder, unpackage them and keep only the CC that I know is already in use.

Or maybe I'll continue to be lazy. :D

How big did your cache run before the cull?
galialady
Nov. 19th, 2010 10:36 am (UTC)
I will miss Rip with his sweet geneticized Phobia eyes :/
strange_tomato
Nov. 19th, 2010 03:56 pm (UTC)
No need to miss them! ^_^ I will still be using my modifications/blends of her eyes as defaults. And some of the contacts, for a couple of characters who need eyes that are a little different from the default hues (like Johnny's green and Nervous's nearly black eyes).
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