Post by hannahmcguigan on Feb 22, 2021 20:16:24 GMT -5
So I recently bought a new PC and I've been trying to play Sims 4 on it. Before I got this new PC I played TS4 exclusively on my Macbook - you can imagine how hard the fans were working lol. I have a bunch of CC that I use and only a couple mods. They don't prevent my game from opening on my Mac but when I transferred all the files from my mods folder on my mac to the new mods folder on my PC - the game refused to open on my PC due to broken cc. I went into Sims 4 Studio to try and sus out my broken cc but I came across an issue - I can't get a 3D Sim model to appear in order to test things like skin overlays and such. How do I make a Sim appear in the test screen instead of just the item? I can't see if any of my eye overlays are faulty because they have no model face to appear on. Like when I go through all my hair cc, it will appear as just the hair without a head and I know that if it doesn't appear after a while - the cc is broken. Any help is much appreciated, I just want to transfer my cc from one computer to another :(
I think the files for Mac are a little different from PC, so they're not entirely cross-compatible, especially since the files within the game could be named/numbered differently across platforms but also EA stopped supporting Mac a while ago so the files are older and there's a stronger chance something could be broken in general. (Edit: Okay, found some info, they stopped supporting Mac OS Lion 10.7 and while there are some potential bugs with Mac OS X 10.1 (Yosemite) I guess they're still supporting it? IDK if that's relevant then so maybe disregard.) Also, make sure you're using the PC version of Sims4Studio now and that it's as up-to-date as your version of the game.
I'd recommend going online and downloading the mods again but also check when they were last updated and if the creator is maintaining them. If the last known online version is still pretty old, maybe test them out independent of the other CC to make sure they still work. If the rest of your CC isn't an overwhelming number, like over 10,000 CC files, I'd consider redownloading most if not all of it and then running batch fixes related to packs/patches. You can also run batch fixes first but I have a strong suspicion that won't solve the issue on its own. I hope that helps!
I suspect it's not the CC files themselves that are the issue, but here's how I would investigate regardless: go small. Clear everything out of your mods folder for the time being. Make sure the game is working with no mods or CC at all, and that S4S is displaying 3d previews of EA content correctly. If it's all working, or once you have gotten it to do so, download one recently released CC item and see if it works correctly. If it does, or after you get it working, then you can look at one of your existing items, and then the rest of them.
It would also be useful to know what version number (such as 1.70) of TS4 you were running on your MacBook and whether it was the regular or legacy edition (if you're not sure about that, then your MacOS version can help figure it out), and also for you to confirm what game version you are running on your new PC. That info is potentially useful if there *is* any issue with some of the CC files themselves.
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