Does this mean that 10000 is the limit? recently I had 8674 items in my Downloads folder and 1488 in my Saved Sims folder, which totals 10162 and my game started crashing when entering a neighborhood. I took out 932 items to another folder and my game runs again.
About the solutions proposed:
- Does the file created by Repacker count as one file or as all the files it packs? This sounds like the .far files we had in The Sims.
- For the second solution, could someone make a tutorial for the techno-stupid like me? It sounds scary and difficult!
On the other hand, the crashing was before I re-installed my game. It was installed at first in my Applications folder, and following some very useful advice here I re-installed on my hard-drive (Macintosh HD), and I don't know if this has something to do with it but I changed the graphic settings of my game to:
graphic effects: medium
sim/object detail: high (this is important so the pretty skins and textures show properly)
texture detail: high
instead of having everything set on "high", and you wouldn't believe how smooth my game is running, even families and CAS load fast! And I don't get the black screen in Body Shop anymore, but what can that have to do with it?
Oh, computer mysteries! :lol:
It sounds to me like your problem was the amount of downloads and not the location of your game. Too many dowloads = crash. Game in wrong location = other bizarre oddities.
It's been a long time since I used repackager, all it ever did was crash my game, so I don't know if it counts as only one file or not.
As to a step by step. Below are the steps I followed. They differ slightly from Sagonz's as I never used Onyx. And once again, I have to warn that this can mess up your computer if done wrong
. I really had to beg in several different forums before someone would tell me how to do this. There is a way to do it temporarily in Terminal that is safer, which is all anyone wanted to say. But you would need to re-do it after every restart. That being said, changing the limits permanently has not caused any problems for me.
If rc.local doesn't exist yet, create a new file in TextEdit, choose "Make Plain Text" from the format menu, and then "Save As...". In the save dialog box, uncheck the "If no extension is provided, use .txt" check box. Navigate to /etc by typing "/etc" in the search box at the top right of the dialog box. Then enter "rc.local" as the file name and click Save.
You should now have an /etc/rc.local file open in TextEdit. Enter these two lines at the end of the file:CODE
sysctl -w kern.maxfiles=22000
sysctl -w kern.maxfilesperproc=20000
Then save and quit. The commands should now run at startup. You can check if it works by rebooting then running "sysctl kern.maxfiles" and "sysctl kern.maxfilesperproc" in Terminal -- these commands will display the current values of the file limits.
You wil also need to be logged in as administrator to do this, possibly even root.