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Keeping track of your sim downloads.

We've all been there, downloaded a MESS of sims and then when you've gone to put them in your 'hood discovered you can't remember who's sim is who and where you got them from etc.

I've seen a few threads about this kind of thing at legacy_writers and some other places, thusly, I thought it was high time we posted a little "Share your system" post to air what people in the comm do, and for people to ask questions or suggest tips for others to take on board. :D

So, how do you keep track of what's what? How do you remember who made which sim once they're IN your game? And do you have any downloaded sim stories 'from the wars' when it comes to adopting other peoples pixels into your game? :D

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sawcat
Apr. 11th, 2010 12:22 am (UTC)
I'm setting one up now and what I've done is:

1- as I download sims, they each go in a folder named for the journal its from. If there's a picture with name and stats on it, I save that. If its just a picture, with name and stats as text below, I highlight it all, the copy and paste it into a word document called stats (since word kindly takes it all, pictures and links with text), that I save in the same folder with the stats.

2- I'm installing a few at a time, then moving all the cc for them to a pixel trade stuff folder so its separated from the rest. Then I'll load the game and form them, and since I play windowed, I'll have word or the folder open so I can easily flip to the appropriate window with all their info. Will probably keep the cc atleast until I get them created in game, because I can swap out the cc while in cas if I don't like it. But its easier to find them if they look like the picture saved, except for defaults.

3- I was thinking of keeping a seperate list with journal name and sims in word pad for easy reference. But if its a Sim like a founder who doesn't have a full name, I'll probably use the journal name as part of the name.

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