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« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2009, 03:59:33 am »

I spent the entire day tidying up my downloads yesterday. Getting rid of stuff I have never/will never use - that I downloaded on a whim. I've had the game since it's launch and have only just decided to utilise the collection facility within the game itself. I think I read an article in the Living Sims Magazine that suggested it would be a good idea to keep all of your 'decor' items in collections that pertained to the room it would be used in, or it's function ie. 'music clutter', 'art clutter'... so I spent at leats 4 hours trawling through my cc, putting it into specific collections. I have NO clue why I've never considered doing that before Embarrassed

Does anyone else bother to use the collections in the game to create their own?
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« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2009, 04:29:26 am »

I use them all the time, otherwise it just take too darn long to decorate anything with the amount of downloads I got.
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« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2009, 07:15:59 am »

I'm currently decorating a home I built for a challenge at The Chatterbox, and it's amazing that I'm getting it done so fast - using the collections I created yesterday! I really should have made the effort to sort out my own collections years ago. But I'm veeeeeeeeeeery lazy Wink
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« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2009, 11:09:17 am »

lol i am the collection crazy! I spent 2 days puting every single item into collections, even maxis stuff. i got collection for pillows, blankets, utensils and even for toilet stuff like toiletrolss. so if i want a damn sauce pan i know where it is and i can see straight away what i have. Nowdays i never use the deco menu anymore, only my collections and wow its speeds everything up massively. oh yeah i even devided plants into flowers, garden, inside pot plants etc.... bit excessive but very handy.
Now whenever i download something it gets home in collection straight away...and i never have to chase anything down ever again Smiley  Grin i kno im crazy!!!
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« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2009, 01:45:25 pm »

I have 1.31 MB of downloads. I guess I should take the time and do more collections for the deco items. Does anyone know how to put a custom picture as your collection icon?
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« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2009, 02:11:36 pm »

If you put the custom icon in this folder (My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Collections\Icons) you will be able to select the icon when you create a new collection folder in game. I think you have to use the clean pack installer to change existing collection folder icons though...

Ah there's a tutorial at mts2: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=123906
Actually there's a fair few tutorials at mts2 if you want to have a look  Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2009, 02:43:12 pm »

Thanks for the link Rachael. I'll have to give that a go Grin
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« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2009, 02:46:35 pm »

I'm trying to motivate myself to create collection folders and orgnaise all my stuff...
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« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2009, 04:16:53 pm »

It was well worth the time that I spent doing it... so go for it - but be warned... I only have about 6000 downloads so if you have more than that it'll take you whole lot longer than the four hours that it took me!
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« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2009, 05:14:38 pm »

I started cleaning up my game this evening. I did more then 3 hours over hair and clothing only and just started on the furniture, I will continue tomorrow because this clean up is really neccesairy. My game will not hold much longer if I continue the way I did before. ( to be honest I have no idea how many downloads I have  Embarrassed)

Btw, creating folders is a really good idea. Never tought of it Smiley I think I will give it a try.
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« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2009, 05:18:00 pm »

some great costume icons: http://www.modthesims2.com/download.php?t=123761
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« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2009, 06:03:44 am »


Oh my goodness... my obsessive compulsive tendencies have just fallen in love.

Thanks, Mac
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« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2009, 07:04:37 am »

Your welcome - I have linked to some more in my blog *points at signature*
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« Reply #28 on: April 23, 2009, 06:51:32 am »

In an attempt to clean out my wall folder I went from almost 1000 files to just over 500 so I think that is pretty nice.
And from 448 to 241 floors is also pretty nice. Now I actuarially think I know what I got.

I am going to update the walls I like best to AL (chance the top and base boards) in homecrafter + update the walls I made a year ago to AL
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« Reply #29 on: April 23, 2009, 08:19:53 am »

those are real great icons i think i will go nuts without having them set in folders i have 20,967 downloads and its hard to go through all
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