Monday, February 9, 2015

Neighborhood Corruption

Hi there.  We all know that TS2 hoods tend to corrupt often speeding into outerspace wrapped up neatly in a big ball-o-fire, only to burst into flames in the outer reaches of the universe never to be played again.  However, if we back up before we do anything drastic, we can usually save our hoods from the big ball-o-fire.   Sometime, all this backing up doesn't do a darn bit of good.  That happened to this hood.

My laptop had been running badly, so badly I decided to do a C drive format.  I manually backed up all my TS2 hoods, and backed them up again using Dell DataSafe, a back up proggie that came with my laptop.  I even backed them up using SimPE.  By golly, nothing was going to happen to this hood.  *sigh*

Well, I was full of good intentions.  But sadly, good intentions wasn't enough.  I unpacked the TS2 hoods from the manual back up I did.  Looked ok.  The hood I started in 2005, Prosperity Falls, came through unscathed, opened right up for play like it had done for 10 years.  But Pleasantview?   Where I was playing 5 Wishes?  No.  Crashed on neighborhood start up.   I checked the other two backups I had of it, and apparently DellData Safe aint' so safe.  It only carried over picture files, no data files.  I thought I would never play the hood again.  Then our Simming friend Bubbs (Lynn from Houston) suggested I try the Neighborhood Corruption Checker from ModTheSims2.  I thought, what could it hurt?  The hood was already unplayable.

Well, the checker found a bunch of  "missing Sims".  Ah.  No doubt.  So I had it repair all that..clean it up.  Woah.  The hood opened.....but looked strangely bare.  It went from 17 playable lots to 8.  Brandi Broke's children were all were the Pleasant twins and their tact seemed to be the Lothario house, the Caliente house, and the original Goth well as Brandi Broke's house, and the Dreamer house, and the Burbs, and a couple of splinter lots.  How did Uni fare?  All three uni hoods were scrubbed clean of any EA Sims...but the one dorm I was using for my Uni bound Sims seemed ok.

But when I try to enter the lot, the game crashes.  When I try to enter ANY lot, the game crashes. 

Well, I was pretty low about the whole thing.  Ugh. I have one more place I can check to see if I have a complete N001...and that is on a backup "cloud" drive that I backed a few files up to late last year.  If it is on there, it may be playable.  But first I have to install the drive software.......So one of these days when I have an afternoon to mess with all that network stuff I will see if it is there.  Until then...