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  • AngryPanCake
    Hi Igazor,

    I was not sure whether it was OK to discuss NRaas details in the general forum. So, if it's ok with you I wanted to ask you a question or two about NRaas SP and castes. I was trying to figure out how to prevent children from going to certain lots.
    My first experiment was to prevent kids from going to the dive bar. So I created a new Caste (Children) at the Town Hall menu, made it Manual, specified the ages, and went to the lot and pulled up that cast and disallowed it there. But it does not seem it is preventing kids from showing up!
    Any suggestions?
    Thank you.
    April 20
    • igazor
      igazor
      It's perfectly okay to discuss NRaas mod usage on the general forums here as long as the mods are age-appropriate (there is one that begins with a "W" for example that is not). I wouldn't have much to talk about here if such were forbidden. :)

      Arguably though, NRaas itself is a better place to have such a discussion as it's kind of what we are there for. But let's see what we can do here.

      A Manual caste is one that picks up no members by itself and does not work with criteria, it is meant to add sims to manually by name. What you want is an Automatic caste with the age criteria set, that will automatically include all children in town. And babies/toddlers if you wanted to include them too so that teen and older sims aren't pushed to these locations while carrying little ones -- I have a caste like that called "Children and Younger." On City Hall/computer, NRaas > SP > Caste Options > (name of your caste) > Caste:Automatic > True, then set the age requirement(s).

      Possibly you were already doing this but still referring to it as a "Manual" caste when it's really Automatic. What you would have there is a Custom (or User Created) caste.

      Lot Option caste restrictions are not brick walls, so occasionally some sims so restricted might still wander in. But they shouldn't hang around very long. On the lot or its map tag,
      NRaas > SP > Lot Options > Caste:Disallow > (select the castes you want disallowed from being pushed to this lot)

      Or use Lot Options > Caste:Require if you want to do this the other way around.

      Finally, in order for these Lot Options to be honored, the NRaas GoHere mod must also be installed as that's the one that handles worldwide routing.

      Is that any help?
    • AngryPanCake
      AngryPanCake
      Thanks for your reply igazor,
      I said Manual Caste because that's how it allowed me to enter the ages I wanted it to include. So you mean after doing so, I need to switch it to Automatic for it to take effect?
      Do you mean that without the NRaas GoHere the newly established caste won't work if it is disallowed on a given lot?
    • igazor
      igazor
      If Caste:Automatic is set to False, then there shouldn't be any age requirements for caste membership. Or at least they would be ignored. Caste:Automatic should be True for a caste that has membership criteria associated with it. The way to test after setup is to click on City Hall and do some harmless command like Family Tree > Filter to Progression:Caste > Children (or the name of your custom caste) and see who its members are. MC Progression add-on module required to get the filter.

      And yes, GoHere is a requirement for Lot Options restrictions and requirements. They won't be honored without that.
    • AngryPanCake
      AngryPanCake
      Thanks again, I'll give it a try.
  • Iguess66
    Hey I'm sorry to bother you but I cannot seem to post a topic of my own in the help forum. I'm having a serious issue with TS3.
    April 18
    • igazor
      igazor
      We have a thread set up for New Members who cannot yet start their own on the TS3 Tech Discussions board.
      http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/893122/thread-for-new-members-to-post-their-sims-3-game-issues/p1
  • MariFontoura
    Hi! Can you help me? Some times when I use the Mods folder on sims 3, my game won't start. A black screen shows up and stays there for like hours, forcing me to restart the pc. I can't identify which file isn't working, so I'd like to know if there's a "limit" for adding mods in the game?! Or if it's my computer that can't run those mods haha thank u :)
    February 3
    • igazor
      igazor
      Hi there. There is no real limit to the number of mods one can have, except for your computer and the game's ability to run them. I have around 1,100 package files in my game of which 250 or so are mod or mod related, the rest are CC.

      If this doesn't happen with no mods in play at all, then you might have a conflict between two or more mods, or an outdated mod that wasn't meant to run on current patch levels. Or, if you are on Patch 1,69, you could be trying to start a saved game without a required EP selected on the Launcher's pack chooser tab.

      If the black screen does happen with no mods in play, you would want to try playing while not logged in (if you aren't already doing this) and try pulling your TS3 folder out of Documents to the Desktop for safekeeping to force the game to create a new one, and see if the game launches on the new clean game folder that will have no content or saves in it at all.

      If adding your mod files back in a small number at a time doesn't help reveal which one might be causing this, it could also be overload for your system as you said. If you want some help in determining what your system should be able to run, you might want to post on the TS3 Tech Discussions board and we can help you with that. There is a Thread for New Members there that you can add onto since as a New Member you cannot start your town yet.
    • igazor
      igazor
      ^last sentence should be cannot start your own yet.
    • Mya
      Mya
      Another tip: Deleting the flies in your DCCache folder ending in .tmp also makes the game start up.
    • igazor
      igazor
      @Mya - Those of us who must use the Launcher to start the game because we are on Patch 1.69 find that those .tmp files just return on the next launch. I delete them occasionally as well, but the game doesn't really read or make any use of those files so I don't think we are accomplishing anything there. They are really just "extra" copies of one's store and custom Launcher installed content bundles.

      Unlike the true cache files, those should routinely be deleted, but especially when one's content changes in any way or when trying to troubleshoot a game, if not on every startup.
      CasPartCache.package
      compositorCache.package
      scriptCache.package (very important if you have mods)
      simCompositorCache.package
      socialCache.package (this one is optional)
    • MariFontoura
      MariFontoura
      Hey! Thanks for all your help, I haven't received notifications for your answer, I'm sorry for not replying it. What does those packages you post are meant for? Should I have those in my folder?
    • igazor
      igazor
      Custom Content (CC) can be provided in sims3pack form (to be installed using the Launcher) or in package form (to be installed by placing in Mods\Packages within the correct framework). These can be hairs, skins, custom furniture, other objects, custom build items, etc. Some designers provide content in both formats and let the player choose which one they want to use.

      Mods are files that change the way in which the program behaves or extend its functions. For example, NRaas MasterController or Overwatch. Mods are always in package form.

      How many package files you have, if any, are up to the player.
  • WillowShou
    Hello. New to the Sims forums, been a simmer for a while tho. I heard you're the best guy to go to if there's a problem. You might be able to help. So here I am. Please do help me out *bows* I've been playing the sims 3, and never really had this problem before. The sims 3 pets. The black pet glitch. Can't seem to fix it. What I noticed is, that when I zoom out and look at the pets from afar they look normal, when I zoom in for a better look, they become black. It's frustrating. I'm on Windows 10. I made screen shots of my Dxdiag, but I can't post them. Is there a way to show them to you, so you may know it it's good enough.
    P.S: My laptop is brand new. And the saying that sims 3 works lame on laptops won't work here, about a month ago I played and the pets were good.
    April 9
    • WillowShou
      WillowShou
      waiiiit...I think i fixed it...and it's pretty simple. Compatibility mode: Windows 7.
      Yup. Fixed it. I'm an plum. xD
    • igazor
      igazor
      I would never recommend running TS3 in Compatibility Mode. Most players find that it causes more problems than it solves. I will thank you to not come to my wall and instruct me not to say lame things about laptops that I have never said in the first place. :)

      We have a thread set up here in TS3 Tech for new forum users who are not yet members and therefore cannot yet start their own threads.
      http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15677594

      If you would like us to examine your dxdiag and tell you which EPs should be expected to perform well on that laptop, and which adjustments should be considered if any to improve things, you could use pastebin.com and provide a (broken) link such as with spaces added, as long as we can figure out what the link says. All black pets usually indicate a problem with the graphics card (if you have one) rendering fur, not with Win 10 issues.
  • TheSims3foreva
    Hi. I'm sorry to write this here, but I'm new to this site and I do not see an option to start a new post. I have seen your helpful posts and I would love it if you could guide me to fixing my issue as well. I have two female sims (adult mom and child daughter) who cannot plan/change outfit but the father and son can. The option is missing on all dressers and even when I click the actual sims. The mother also does not have any romantic options under the romance tab. From what I gathered, it could be related to an Nraas mod. I have tried your method of separating the WH mod from the SP mod and it is still not working. Any help you offer will be much appreciated. Thank you!
    March 31
    • igazor
      igazor
      Answered by PM. :)
  • Solanaceae2
    I just wanted to tell you that you are amazing. And super smart. And if it weren't for you, I probably would have thrown my computer out a window by now. So thanks. =)
    March 25
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