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Regul Save Cleaner

by Onebeld Posted 11th Feb 2021 at 3:38 PM - Updated 12th Aug 2022 at 3:18 PM by Onebeld : Update
198 Comments / replies (Who?) - 21 Feedback Posts, 3 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!

[August 12, 2022] Update to 3.0.3
  • Fixed the Norwegian problem again, this time I just renamed the localization file
  • Changed the display of text in the save list if you do not have a save
A known problem: In version net461 an error is displayed when closing the program. This has no effect and your settings will be saved.

Be sure to back up your save!

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. Note that this application is not UWP, it can be run on operating systems other than Windows 10 and 11, although with some limitations (e.g. blurring is not available).

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

I have a problem, what should I do? (Please read!)


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:


System Requirements
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)
JetBrains Rider 2022.1
AvaloniaUI

Operating System:
      Windows: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, etc
      Mac OS X: OS X, may need Mono
Utility Type:
      Save Editors: Tools for modifying savegames, lots, neighbourhood packages etc.
Plugin Type:
      Not Applicable: Standalone tools

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

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-v3.0.3-win-net6.zip

Size: 14.57 MB · Downloads: 12,443 · 12th Aug 2022
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14.57 MB 12,443 12th Aug 2022
RegulSaveCleaner-v3.0.3-macOS-net6.zip

Size: 11.42 MB · Downloads: 257 · 12th Aug 2022
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11.42 MB 257 12th Aug 2022
RegulSaveCleaner-v3.0.3-win-net461.zip

Size: 9.14 MB · Downloads: 6,189 · 12th Aug 2022
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9.14 MB 6,189 12th Aug 2022
RegulSaveCleaner v1.4.1.zip | Legacy. Use if the new version has errors

Size: 9.33 MB · Downloads: 1,193 · 27th Mar 2021
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9.33 MB 1,193 27th Mar 2021
RegulSaveCleaner_Translates.zip | If you want to help with translations

Size: 79.2 KB · Downloads: 77 · 7th Jul 2022
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79.2 KB 77 7th Jul 2022
RegulSaveCleaner-v3.0.3-source.zip | Full source code of the program. Translations included (code not documented)

Size: 611.0 KB · Downloads: 106 · 12th Aug 2022
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611.0 KB 106 12th Aug 2022
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 a utility called RunNotThisFile. Ignore this file and run the file with a terminal icon and no extension (just RegulSaveCleaner). If the file does not have a terminal icon, open the terminal, drag the file to the terminal and press Enter on the terminal.

Need more information?
 
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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#176 Old 20th Jul 2022 at 3:56 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lyralei
Hey! Just wanted to say, keep up the awesome work!..


Hi, I'm glad you like this tool!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Amorbus12
When I click "start cleaning", it will instantly open up a txt file, and close a few seconds after. From what I can tell, it says "acess denied":..


It seems that your save (folder or file) has a "Read Only" attribute, which prevents the program from "replacing" the old file. Right-click on the file or folder, go to properties and make sure the "Read Only" option is unchecked.
If that does not help, try running the tool as administrator.
Test Subject
#177 Old 26th Jul 2022 at 5:10 AM
I keep getting an error about unauthorised acess exception, what am i meant to do to fix it ? thanks you.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#178 Old 26th Jul 2022 at 6:59 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ElisiaStarlight
I keep getting an error about unauthorised acess exception, what am i meant to do to fix it ? thanks you.


Do you have antivirus? This could also be a problem and you need to add the tool to an exception.
Test Subject
#179 Old 26th Jul 2022 at 7:02 AM Last edited by ElisiaStarlight : 26th Jul 2022 at 7:18 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Onebeld
Do you have antivirus? This could also be a problem and you need to add the tool to an exception.


It was my anti virus. thanks so much =)
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#180 Old 27th Jul 2022 at 4:22 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you for creating this! My save file was 1GB and I keep getting Error Code 12 + Constant CTDs all the time, but this program has reduced my save file size to 350MB while keeping everything intact! Now I can save normally and get less CTDs! Once again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you!
Test Subject
#181 Old 28th Jul 2022 at 4:49 PM
Latest version is really good! However i did find an issue the program will crash if the "worldcaches" folder is not present or deleted when cleaning cache files. Apart from this the latest version is amazing! :D
Test Subject
#182 Old 30th Jul 2022 at 2:21 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Onebeld
The program seems to have detected an empty language code (and how is that possible?). There is nothing wrong with the localization files. Also your language code is different from what is in the program. I suggest you a workaround: download the settings file, create a folder "Settings" in the program (if you don't have one) and put the settings file in that folder. If anyone encounters this, find the Language section in the settings file and change the language code to your own.

Thanks, changing the settings to English helped to fix a similar problem!
I use Windows 11 with Ukrainian localization.
Test Subject
#183 Old 31st Jul 2022 at 1:48 PM
Hey! I have an issue with the save clleaner. I have both net versions and windows 11. For some reason whenever i open the newest version it throws me a log. The legacy version works perefctly fine.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#184 Old 31st Jul 2022 at 3:53 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anime_Boom
Latest version is really good! However i did find an issue the program will crash if the "worldcaches" folder is not present or deleted when cleaning cache files. Apart from this the latest version is amazing! :D


I'm glad you liked it! I will also look into this problem. The workaround, oddly enough, is to create the same folder.

Quote:
Originally Posted by marik527
Thanks, changing the settings to English helped to fix a similar problem!
I use Windows 11 with Ukrainian localization.


Is this problem still in the new version of the program? In the new one I made it so that if this happens, it should change the language to English anyway.

Quote:
Originally Posted by BoltCore
Hey! I have an issue with the save clleaner. I have both net versions and windows 11. For some reason whenever i open the newest version it throws me a log. The legacy version works perefctly fine.


A huge request, send the logs at once. I will not be able to use clairvoyance and find out why the program crashes. The sooner I get the logs, the sooner I will release a fix.
Test Subject
#185 Old 2nd Aug 2022 at 3:54 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Onebeld
I'm glad you liked it! I will also look into this problem. The workaround, oddly enough, is to create the same folder.



Is this problem still in the new version of the program? In the new one I made it so that if this happens, it should change the language to English anyway.



A huge request, send the logs at once. I will not be able to use clairvoyance and find out why the program crashes. The sooner I get the logs, the sooner I will release a fix.


I even reinstalled windows to make it work,idk what s wrong,also when i try to upload the log it says unable to detect game type which idk what it means since i dont use modthesims often at all
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#186 Old 3rd Aug 2022 at 4:18 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by BoltCore
I even reinstalled windows to make it work,idk what s wrong,also when i try to upload the log it says unable to detect game type which idk what it means since i dont use modthesims often at all


Rename the log file to txt and post it as a file, or copy the contents of the log and paste it into a message, that's okay too. It is better to put it in the block SPOILER, so as not to clutter the comment
Test Subject
#187 Old 3rd Aug 2022 at 1:22 PM
i managed to rename it to .txt hope it works
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: txt RegulSaveCleaner_02.08.2022.txt (2.3 KB, 35 downloads)
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#188 Old 3rd Aug 2022 at 2:22 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by BoltCore
i managed to rename it to .txt hope it works


The bug has not been fixed. I don't understand why it detects an empty language key. Use the workaround for now
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#189 Old 14th Aug 2022 at 7:54 PM
I have a question. What is the difference between the 4.6 and 6 .net framework difference other than having to download an external ner framework for 6? Is there some feature difference?

Thanks for this mod!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#190 Old 15th Aug 2022 at 3:01 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ubercuber123
I have a question. What is the difference between the 4.6 and 6 .net framework difference other than having to download an external ner framework for 6? Is there some feature difference?

Thanks for this mod!


Hi!
The net6 version is considered more productive and stable than net461 and also allows you to run the program in other operating systems (e.g. macOS). If you don't want to download .NET 6, you can download net461 version without losing anything.
And yes, it is a tool and not a mod, as it does not change anything in the game.
Test Subject
#191 Old 29th Aug 2022 at 12:49 PM
Bonjour , je vous remercie pour votre logiciel . Par contre j'ai besoin d'aide .
J'ai testée les deux version que ce soit la version 3.0.3 net-6 windows ou 1.4.1 ou même la net461 j'ai toujours une erreur qui me dit qu'il y'a aucune sauvegarde . il ne trouve pas mon dossier même en fessant manuellement impossible de nettoyer ma sauvegarde.
J'ai bien installer le net 6.0.400 tout c'est bien passée . j'ai même éteint et rallumer le pc pour prendre tout en compte et j'ai toujours le même soucis !
Que faire svp ? merci de votre aide ! Ps: désolée si je ne parle pas l'anglais .
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Original Poster
#192 Old 29th Aug 2022 at 2:02 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by elisaSims27
Bonjour , je vous remercie pour votre logiciel . Par contre j'ai besoin d'aide .
J'ai testée les deux version que ce soit la version 3.0.3 net-6 windows ou 1.4.1 ou même la net461 j'ai toujours une erreur qui me dit qu'il y'a aucune sauvegarde . il ne trouve pas mon dossier même en fessant manuellement impossible de nettoyer ma sauvegarde.
J'ai bien installer le net 6.0.400 tout c'est bien passée . j'ai même éteint et rallumer le pc pour prendre tout en compte et j'ai toujours le même soucis !
Que faire svp ? merci de votre aide ! Ps: désolée si je ne parle pas l'anglais .


Hi! Everyone on this site writes in English, use a translator, don't be ashamed of it.
Regarding the choice of save folder. Are you sure you choose the right folder? I'm asking because the program has to detect it. Make sure in the settings that you have the right path, in your case should be so:

C:\Users\(Username)\Documents\Electronic Arts\Les Sims 3
C:\Users\(username)\Documents\Electronic Arts\Les Sims 3\Saves

If you have something different, change the values in these paths.
Test Subject
#193 Old 29th Aug 2022 at 3:10 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Onebeld
Hi! Everyone on this site writes in English, use a translator, don't be ashamed of it.
Regarding the choice of save folder. Are you sure you choose the right folder? I'm asking because the program has to detect it. Make sure in the settings that you have the right path, in your case should be so:

C:\Users\(Username)\Documents\Electronic Arts\Les Sims 3
C:\Users\(username)\Documents\Electronic Arts\Les Sims 3\Saves

If you have something different, change the values in these paths.




Ah yes indeed I am sorry for that!
then the problem is solved with a simple software reset and error messages.
I'll let you know if there's a problem again! Thanks again for the software.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#194 Old 1st Sep 2022 at 1:21 AM
It's been YEARS since I last logged in to my MTS account but I felt like I needed to just to thank you for making this awesome, amazingly user-friendly tool (with a super nice UI, too, as an added bonus!). Thank you so much for this!
Test Subject
#195 Old 26th Oct 2022 at 9:33 AM
I get the following error when trying to start the newest version (using Windows 10):

[26.10.2022 10:05:31.300] | Fatal | [PleasantUI.PleasantTheme.InitStyles()] System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for 'PleasantUI.PleasantUiSettings' threw an exception.
---> System.InvalidOperationException: The "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM\AccentColor" registry key value could not be parsed as an ABGR color.
at PleasantUI.Extensions.ColorExtensions.GetWindowsAccentColor()
at PleasantUI.PleasantUiSettings.set_UseAccentColorFromSystem(Boolean value)
at PleasantUI.PleasantUiSettings.Setup()
at PleasantUI.PleasantUiSettings..ctor()
at PleasantUI.PleasantUiSettings..cctor()
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at PleasantUI.PleasantTheme.InitStyles(Uri baseUri)
at PleasantUI.PleasantTheme..ctor(IServiceProvider serviceProvider)
at RegulSaveCleaner.App.!XamlIlPopulate(IServiceProvider , App )
at RegulSaveCleaner.App.!XamlIlPopulateTrampoline(App )
at RegulSaveCleaner.App.Initialize()
at Avalonia.Controls.AppBuilderBase`1.Setup() in /_/src/Avalonia.Controls/AppBuilderBase.cs:line 287
at Avalonia.Controls.AppBuilderBase`1.SetupWithLifetime(IApplicationLifetime lifetime) in /_/src/Avalonia.Controls/AppBuilderBase.cs:line 148
at Avalonia.ClassicDesktopStyleApplicationLifetimeExtensions.StartWithClassicDesktopLifetime[T](T builder, String[] args, ShutdownMode shutdownMode) in /_/src/Avalonia.Controls/ApplicationLifetimes/ClassicDesktopStyleApplicationLifetime.cs:line 208
at RegulSaveCleaner.Program.Main(String[] args)
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#196 Old 26th Oct 2022 at 12:57 PM Last edited by Onebeld : 22nd Nov 2022 at 8:31 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by SirJasonT
I get the following error when trying to start the newest version (using Windows 10):

[26.10.2022 10:05:31.300] | Fatal | [PleasantUI.PleasantTheme.InitStyles()] System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for 'PleasantUI.PleasantUiSettings' threw an exception.
---> System.InvalidOperationException: The "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM\AccentColor" registry key value could not be parsed as an ABGR color.
at PleasantUI.Extensions.ColorExtensions.GetWindowsAccentColor()
at PleasantUI.PleasantUiSettings.set_UseAccentColorFromSystem(Boolean value)
at PleasantUI.PleasantUiSettings.Setup()
at PleasantUI.PleasantUiSettings..ctor()
at PleasantUI.PleasantUiSettings..cctor()
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at PleasantUI.PleasantTheme.InitStyles(Uri baseUri)
at PleasantUI.PleasantTheme..ctor(IServiceProvider serviceProvider)
at RegulSaveCleaner.App.!XamlIlPopulate(IServiceProvider , App )
at RegulSaveCleaner.App.!XamlIlPopulateTrampoline(App )
at RegulSaveCleaner.App.Initialize()
at Avalonia.Controls.AppBuilderBase`1.Setup() in /_/src/Avalonia.Controls/AppBuilderBase.cs:line 287
at Avalonia.Controls.AppBuilderBase`1.SetupWithLifetime(IApplicationLifetime lifetime) in /_/src/Avalonia.Controls/AppBuilderBase.cs:line 148
at Avalonia.ClassicDesktopStyleApplicationLifetimeExtensions.StartWithClassicDesktopLifetime[T](T builder, String[] args, ShutdownMode shutdownMode) in /_/src/Avalonia.Controls/ApplicationLifetimes/ClassicDesktopStyleApplicationLifetime.cs:line 208
at RegulSaveCleaner.Program.Main(String[] args)


Hi! Got it! Use the workaround for now. Download the archive, unzip the settings file and move it to the Settings folder where you installed the program. For some reason the program can't detect the accent color in Windows 10, that's not right.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip pleasantUI.zip (398 Bytes, 7 downloads)
Test Subject
#197 Old 22nd Nov 2022 at 6:55 PM
Hello, using the RegulSaveCleaner-v3.0.3-macOS-net6. I wasn't really sure what I was doing, but my game and MacBook is a 64-bit conversion, not 32.
I open the download folder and drag the 'RegulSaveCleaner' file to the MacOS terminal (no terminal icon for this file) and it says "zsh: permission denied". Is there something im doing wrong?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#198 Old 22nd Nov 2022 at 8:34 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by GamingWithJuniorr
Hello, using the RegulSaveCleaner-v3.0.3-macOS-net6. I wasn't really sure what I was doing, but my game and MacBook is a 64-bit conversion, not 32.
I open the download folder and drag the 'RegulSaveCleaner' file to the MacOS terminal (no terminal icon for this file) and it says "zsh: permission denied". Is there something im doing wrong?


Hi!
Please check the permission to run third-party programs in the settings. I haven't found a better way to run the program without changing this setting yet, so I have to do this.

Test Subject
#199 Old 23rd Nov 2022 at 2:13 PM Last edited by smallg0at : 23rd Nov 2022 at 2:22 PM. Reason: Improve formatting
Chinese Translation Fixes
Made a fix for the currently-faulty Chinese translation. However there are some improvements that cannot be made on my side:
  • Change the language name from "中国人" to "中文"
  • Segoe UI does not contain Chinese glyphs, so UI text looks horrible by default. It may be possible to improve this by automatically assign "Microsoft Yahei UI" as the default font for Chinese Windows users, and "Pingfang SC" for macOS users.
  • Cache type localization templates may need to be improved. For instance:
    • Localization strings logic can ONLY do: [all] (type) [files] [from folder] (foldername)
    • Typical Chinese logic: (foldername) [folder, in which] [all] (type) [files]
    • Current implementation is readable but very strange, though not that important to fix (as that may mean lots of work to do).

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Anyway, thanks for hard work!
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: txt zh.txt (14.4 KB, 1 downloads)
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