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Old 11th Feb 2018, 1:20 PM DefaultHow to install a lot that has CC included without the CC #1
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I want to install a downloaded lot, but it has CC included which I don't want. Can I still install this lot and how? (Maybe with Clean Installer, but I don't know exactly how that works.)

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Old 11th Feb 2018, 1:27 PM #2
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Yeah, use Clean Installer and just untick the boxes next to the CC you don't want to install.

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Old 11th Feb 2018, 1:33 PM #3
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Or click the button in Clean Installer which says 'lot only'

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All right! Thank you for the quick help!
Do I install as the default the Clean Installer says? And what does the lot look like in game without the required CC?

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Old 11th Feb 2018, 2:08 PM #5
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All right! Thank you for the quick help!
Do I install as the default the Clean Installer says? And what does the lot look like in game without the required CC?

Generally with missing object CC, the game will default back to whatever the object was cloned from. Missing wallpaper and floors will be blank. If you don't have a required SP, stuff will be missing. If you don't have a required EP, you may have difficulty loading the lot (though not always). Very occasionally, you run into the problem that the lot won't load without one (or more) pieces of CC. It depends partly, I think, on how the CC has been made. It's pretty uncommon though.

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Old 11th Feb 2018, 2:28 PM #6
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I have all EP's and SP's so I do not worry about that.
It's just that I don't like installing lots with CC included or required cause sometimes people use CC that I already have (I have so much CC that I just don't know it anymore) and after installing a lot with CC included you find packages in the downloadfolder without a name (just series of numbers and letters) and I like to keep an overview of what is in my downloadfolder.
So I think I can install CC included lots with Clean Installer as default set by Clean Installer and then I just redecorate what is missing.

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Old 12th Feb 2018, 3:11 PM #7
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Double-check that the Clean Installer default is correct, but yeah, usually you can rely on that. Clean Installer also keeps the filenames when you do use it to install CC, so you won't get files with garbage names any more.

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Old 12th Feb 2018, 4:13 PM #8
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Another thing you can do about CC, is to install the lot in a clean game. Clean as in, vanilla. The Downloads folder will then only includes what was in the house. From there, you can decide what you keep/move to your main game, and what you get rid of(not like, already have, etc)

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Old 12th Feb 2018, 9:41 PM #9
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Just be aware that removing terrain paint may cause the entire lot to flash blue, it may also not, but it is a good chance. There is also a chance the lot may crash, this is slim but there is a chance.

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Another thing you can do about CC, is to install the lot in a clean game. Clean as in, vanilla. The Downloads folder will then only includes what was in the house. From there, you can decide what you keep/move to your main game, and what you get rid of(not like, already have, etc)


1. Install the lot into a clean neighborhood in a clean game as above.

2. Place the lot in the neighborhood. Give it a different name when the game asks you if you want to rename it ("Clothing Store v 2.0" or something similar - just so the name is different). Enter the lot in Build/Buy mode and remove any CC you don't want. If there's a terrain paint you don't want, erase it.

3. Once you've gotten rid of all unwanted CC, save the lot and exit back to the neighborhood.

4. Bin the edited lot. You can now delete the original lot from your lot catalog. Make sure to copy the lot into the lot catalog for your regular game.
Old 13th Feb 2018, 11:41 AM #11
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Thanks for the help.
What actually happens when i install a lot with cc that I already have?

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If you don't clean out the CC with Clean Installer it will be placed in your main Downloads folder, so it should be easy to find . This is a good reason to use subfolders - anything in my root Downloads folder must have hitch-hiked in with a lot or sim.

The Clean Installer can also be used to scan your Downloads folder tree. Anything that shows up in pink is a duplicate of a file that you already have.
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If you already have the cc in your download folder it will show up in the lot.

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Old 13th Feb 2018, 1:43 PM #14
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Well there's a lot of info in this thread I didn't know about so thanks everyone.
I think I am going to install the cc with the lots with Clean Installer so that the included cc packages have clear names. But I'll install them one by one.
So i can put the included cc in a folder 'Installed lots' so i know where I got those packages from.
And with Clean Installer i can filter the duplicates.

But I think the game won't do anything funny if there are duplicates.

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I prefer to go to each link and get the cc that way, checking out if I really want it, install it all then install just the lot file. Even Clean Installer will change names of walls and floors. So if walls come with the lot made by the creator I install them one by one changing the name to something that makes sense.

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I prefer to go to each link and get the cc that way, checking out if I really want it, install it all then install just the lot file. Even Clean Installer will change names of walls and floors. So if walls come with the lot made by the creator I install them one by one changing the name to something that makes sense.


Sometimes there is no seperate link to get the cc that way.
I'll see what I'll do with each lot seperatly.

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All lots uploaded here should have separate links unless it's really old. Lots from elsewhere probably not but I don't get those unless they are CC free, except on rare occasions.

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Old 13th Feb 2018, 2:41 PM #18
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Sometimes links die too but yes I would install what I wanted first then just add the lot.
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