File Limit Fix
Posted 03 December 2008 - 07:03 AM
I want to make my game run better, but I also want very much to go through and compress the size of the files themselves such as the Compressorizer does, I just don't have a good way to put all the files on my PC and then transfer them back to my Mac without creating hair puddles.
Posted 03 December 2008 - 02:21 PM
The game (TS2), for some ill-thought out reason, loads everything at the same time, instead of swapping files as needed as is the case with most apps. (I'm simplifying here because I don't know the technical terminology), soooo when you have about 10,000 downloads, you suddenly have TOO MANY files for the computer to handle and so the game will crash. And crash.
Raising the limit allows you to have more downloads, which for many simmers is crucial. :cool:
Now if you want better game performance, then to achieve THAT, you need more RAM, as much as you can afford AND the best video card your Mac can handle. Those two things will help the game run at it's peak. There was a thread on here a while ago that discussed using the Activity Monitor to see how much of your computer's resources the game was using... it was very surprising... you could do a search and read that if you're interested.
Whew. Hope that wasn't too technical... and that it answers your question!:lol:
Posted 03 December 2008 - 03:45 PM
I should bookmark this thread incase I need it.
Although, I probably need more RAM and a new graphics card if I'm having trouble, since I'm only around 6,000 downloads and I'm trying to moderate them so they don't get that much higher.
I'll go around and look for the other thread.
Do you have a link? That would make it easier to find, but I'll look anyways when I get a moment.
I have one last question.
My dad is the computer guy in the house that has the magical hand over the equipment we use (which is why I'm playing sims on a Mac, because of him I've basically grown up on them), and I talked to him about the RAM/graphics issue and he's also interested in swapping out our CPU like he does every once in a while (upgrading is probably a better term...). Right now we have a... PowerPC I think, and he wants to change it to the Intel-based Mac... although my MacBook is Intel-based and runs the Sims 2 horribly (may just be the graphics card).
Do you know if this is an issue with the different types of Macs or will my game run fine if I have the proper graphics card?
Posted 03 December 2008 - 04:51 PM
Here is a link to that other thread. It's two years old!! :o How time flies.:D
ETA: BTW, the graphics in a macbook is a chipset, and I don't believe those can be upgraded.
Posted 27 January 2009 - 01:12 AM
Posted 29 January 2009 - 02:08 AM
I do remember using it to disable dashboard, so I believe it is... how can you use it to increase the number of your files? Because I'm afraid of hitting my limit and I've gone way too far with downloading (farther than I meant to go...)!
Posted 29 January 2009 - 06:23 AM
Incessantly, making the changes directly in Terminal is temporary. Anytime you restart the computer you will need to re-enter the info. The particulars for this method can be found in this post.
Posted 29 January 2009 - 07:57 PM
Posted 21 March 2009 - 02:38 AM
Anyway, I ended up doing what Luws suggested on page 5: using Go to find the etc file, then manually dragging the txt document from my desk top into the etc folder. Felt SO WEIRD!! Then, I didn't know what 'Terminal' even was. So I found it in my Applications folder, then Utilities. Scroll down until you see Terminal. Open it and it just looks like another text doc. Copy and paste the commands on the first page. Lo and behold, the program change took!
So I now know that I have no need of this fix, but fixed it is. I have only 900 or so dls. On to the next trouble shoot. :)
Posted 21 March 2009 - 03:30 AM
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