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Regul Save Cleaner

by Onebeld Posted 11th Feb 2021 at 3:38 PM - Updated 22nd Feb 2022 at 4:04 PM by Onebeld : Change
157 Comments / replies (Who?) - 19 Feedback Posts, 6 Thanks Posts
The question of how this program works on macOS is still on the table. No one has answered me during this time, so I tend to assume that there is nothing wrong with this tool and the experiment with the game version 1.70 is successful. Even if it works like a charm, please let me know!

[11-01-2022] Update to 2.3.0
  • Support for macOS
  • Since the first patron appeared, the About window has been changed, check this
  • Now you can set the cache cleanup (there will be a gear button next to the cache cleanup setting)
  • If the name of your save begins, say, with the letter S, and the city you visited begins with E, the portrait of the current family will not appear in the program. Here I have improved the algorithm and now it should find this family portrait anyway
  • Now you can create a backup without clearing, a new button has been added, and the path to save the backup is saved the next time you run the program
  • Slightly changed the location of the buttons in the main window to make it a little more beautiful

Regul Save Cleaner - program to clean the save game The Sims 3 and maintain their stability. This program is a module for this project - Regul. When translating the S3PI library to .NET 5, I tested it with this tool. To avoid downloading Regul, I posted this program separately. Also, this program is being developed separately from Regul, so some features may not be added.

If you want to look at the confusing code, the source code of the module is available here: Regul.SaveCleaner

Be sure to back up your save!

Why do we need another save cleaner?
  • Here you can choose what you want to clear. It identifies not only by type, but also by resource group. Your photos can be safe.
  • It is currently the fastest save cleaner. Compared to Kuree, the difference is more than 18 seconds on my computer.
  • Quite pleasantly interface with support for localization and themes.
  • Cross-platform. This is the first tool that can run on more than one OS. There are also some points taken into account, for example, the tool will never purge files from the WorldCaches folder in macOS

Supported localizations:


Requirements for net461 (For those who don't want to install anything extra):
  • OS Windows 7 SP1 or higher
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1

Requirements for net6:
Instructions:


What does each checkbox do?


Previous versions:


Additional Credits:
S3PI (Peter L Jones)
Exotic language font
Microsoft Visual Studio 2022
JetBrains Rider 2021.1
AvaloniaUI

Operating System: Windows Mac OS X
Utility Type: Save Editors
Plugin Type: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
RegulSaveCleaner v2.3.0-win-net6.zip

Size: 15.99 MB · Downloads: 6,731 · 11th Jan 2022
15.99 MB 6,731 11th Jan 2022
RegulSaveCleaner v2.3.0-macOS-net6.zip

Size: 10.02 MB · Downloads: 96 · 11th Jan 2022
10.02 MB 96 11th Jan 2022
RegulSaveCleaner v2.3.0-win-net461.zip

Size: 12.03 MB · Downloads: 2,919 · 11th Jan 2022
12.03 MB 2,919 11th Jan 2022
RegulSaveCleaner v1.4.1.zip

Size: 9.33 MB · Downloads: 802 · 27th Mar 2021
9.33 MB 802 27th Mar 2021
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. You have to choose which version you are installing: net461 or net6. It is recommended to choose net461 if you don't want to install anything extra

(macOS only) The archive contains an exe file of the tool. Ignore this file and run the one with the terminal icon and no extension (just RegulSaveCleaner)

Need more information?
 
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Scholar
#26 Old 12th Feb 2021 at 11:16 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Onebeld
Yes, you can. So far I have done it on the .NET Framework so that there are no problems. I'm not sure about .NET 5, since the speed is almost the same, and the memory consumption is lower for the Framework.
Sorry for the inconvenience


I just tried the downgraded version, it doesn't run either. I tried reinstalling .NET 4 and it said I have the updated version installed already so I'm not sure what else to do.
Thanks for your work anyway, it looks like a really useful program and better than the other cleaner. Hopefully one day I'll get it working
Scholar
#27 Old 12th Feb 2021 at 11:17 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by HanoM29
I don't think this is a Framework issue at all. I noticed, with all three versions, it seems to create an error in the logs folder. Here are the contents of it.



I have that too!
Test Subject
#28 Old 13th Feb 2021 at 2:48 AM
didn't work for me either. i'm using windows 10 fully updated, computer built end of last year, never had problems opening anything else.
  • downloaded, extracted, opened the .exe, nothing then log was created, opened as admin, same
  • deleted it, downloaded .net frameworks, told me already installed
  • redownloaded regul, extracted, opened, same as before

i included the log (i hope) idk if it will help
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: txt RegulSaveCleaner.exe_13.02.2021.txt (3.1 KB, 24 downloads)
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#29 Old 13th Feb 2021 at 3:06 AM

hello this definitively solves the error 12 I have been with this error for years and I want to know what exactly this tool does
Test Subject
#30 Old 13th Feb 2021 at 3:07 AM
hello this definitively solves the error 12 I have been with this error for years and I want to know what exactly this tool does
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#31 Old 13th Feb 2021 at 3:19 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by HanoM29
I don't think this is a Framework issue at all. I noticed, with all three versions, it seems to create an error in the logs folder. Here are the contents of it.


Oh, I completely forgot about the logs. Thank you so much for providing!
It looks like I didn’t make a function that when the localization was incorrectly defined, I used English by default. And this issue was not with .NET 5.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#32 Old 13th Feb 2021 at 3:21 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Annie280
I was able to get the .Net5 version to work for me, so my question is do I update to the latest version of the program or can I wait till there's a newer version?

If I may request a feature to this mod? The feature of showing size of file before and after the cleaning takes place?


1.1.0 will be released soon, in which, I hope, I will fix all the errors, and there will be new functionality.
Sizing before and after cleaning? Will be done! :D
Scholar
#33 Old 13th Feb 2021 at 9:54 AM
This is a nice tool. Though it would greatly help if each checkbox is explained in detail in the download description. And I'm curious if there are only three checkboxes to tick, because the scrollbar tells me that there are more..

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Scholar
#34 Old 13th Feb 2021 at 10:22 AM Last edited by desiree101 : 13th Feb 2021 at 11:55 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Onebeld
1.1.0 will be released soon, in which, I hope, I will fix all the errors, and there will be new functionality.
Sizing before and after cleaning? Will be done! :D


Yes! This one works for me! Thank you so much for the time you spent on this Wow the size difference (since using the old cleaner) is massive!
Lab Assistant
#35 Old 13th Feb 2021 at 10:47 AM
@Onebeld thank you very much for this tool. It opens as it should but unfortunetly it says, that my save files can't be found and after I ticked ok on that message the whole program closes. Is there a way to manually assign the folder which this program should clean?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#36 Old 13th Feb 2021 at 10:54 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fluse
@Onebeld thank you very much for this tool. It opens as it should but unfortunetly it says, that my save files can't be found and after I ticked ok on that message the whole program closes. Is there a way to manually assign the folder which this program should clean?


Interesting case. Do you have your save files on this path: "Documents / Electronic Arts / The Sims 3 / Saves"?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#37 Old 13th Feb 2021 at 11:01 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by aisquared
This is a nice tool. Though it would greatly help if each checkbox is explained in detail in the download description. And I'm curious if there are only three checkboxes to tick, because the scrollbar tells me that there are more..


Okay! I will definitely add.
In fact, there are only 6 of these checkboxes, just scroll down with the mouse wheel or by clicking on the scrollbar itself. You can also hover your mouse over the checkbox for additional information.
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#38 Old 13th Feb 2021 at 12:31 PM
All working now. Tried it on one of my saves and I can't believe how smooth it's running!
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#39 Old 13th Feb 2021 at 5:21 PM
Thanks! :)
Lab Assistant
#40 Old 13th Feb 2021 at 10:15 PM
@Onebeld Yes, I have my saves on this path. I have two ssd's.
Sims 3 is installed on D, but the saves are on C:/Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Saves (in my mother tongue, not in english)
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#41 Old 14th Feb 2021 at 12:22 AM
Thank you for the update. Works great.
Lab Assistant
#42 Old 14th Feb 2021 at 3:08 AM
Thank you for the update and the credit!! Installed the new version, It works wonderfully and love that we get to see the file size before and after.
Lab Assistant
#43 Old 14th Feb 2021 at 3:10 AM
Thank you so much for adding that feature!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Onebeld
1.1.0 will be released soon, in which, I hope, I will fix all the errors, and there will be new functionality.
Sizing before and after cleaning? Will be done! :D
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#44 Old 14th Feb 2021 at 9:15 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fluse
@Onebeld Yes, I have my saves on this path. I have two ssd's.
Sims 3 is installed on D, but the saves are on C:/Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Saves (in my mother tongue, not in english)


Strange, the path is correctly spelled out, but the save folder does not read.
Okay, I'll try to fix it.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#45 Old 14th Feb 2021 at 6:46 PM
This is perfection for my saves ❤
I´ve used Kuree´s SaveCleaner before but this is a big upgrade. Thank youu! Looking forward to the whole Regul Project
Lab Assistant
#46 Old 14th Feb 2021 at 8:57 PM
Default Unzip Issue
I encounter a issue while I unzip the mod , I get that error who said :

An unexpect issue block to copy/paste file.
Error 0x8004005 : No Specified Error
Avalonia.Animation.dll

I'm on Windows 10 , what it could be ?
Lab Assistant
#47 Old 15th Feb 2021 at 2:42 AM
I tried downloading and unzipping the current version (v1.1.1). That went fine. I then tried to run the program and it's in a different language and am not able to change it back to English.

I still have a working copy of the program, but wanted to give others a heads up just in case anyone downloads the current version and isn't able to get it to work.

If I may request to put back up the "older" working version, please?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#48 Old 15th Feb 2021 at 5:09 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Annie280
I tried downloading and unzipping the current version (v1.1.1). That went fine. I then tried to run the program and it's in a different language and am not able to change it back to English.

I still have a working copy of the program, but wanted to give others a heads up just in case anyone downloads the current version and isn't able to get it to work.

If I may request to put back up the "older" working version, please?


I forgot to delete the settings before publishing. This is always the case for me - when publishing, some problem will appear.

Go to settings ("gear" in the lower left corner), then click on the second lower combobox and select your language.
Second way: delete the settings file. It will automatically detect the language.

Sorry about that.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#49 Old 15th Feb 2021 at 5:11 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by SecretX
I encounter a issue while I unzip the mod , I get that error who said :

An unexpect issue block to copy/paste file.
Error 0x8004005 : No Specified Error
Avalonia.Animation.dll

I'm on Windows 10 , what it could be ?


Try downloading the archive again, or use 7-zip to unzip it.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#50 Old 15th Feb 2021 at 9:52 AM
okay, I'm posting to THANK YOU!! I wanted to use this on this save file I play with since 2016 and I couldn't travel anymore due to how much stuff was in it and after cleaning it, it works! I'm in Oasis Landing again haha thank you so much!!
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