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'''Q:''' When I open the <storeworld_name>.world file in s3pe, I get an error: "Expected magic tag 'DBPF'. Found 'DBPP'. <br/>
 
'''Q:''' When I open the <storeworld_name>.world file in s3pe, I get an error: "Expected magic tag 'DBPF'. Found 'DBPP'. <br/>
 
'''A:''' Have you recompressorized? If you don't know what that means, have you downloaded and double-click on the run.bat file? Perhaps read the [[Image:RightArrow.gif]] '''Steps''' section (of the Download thread) again?<br/><br/>
 
'''A:''' Have you recompressorized? If you don't know what that means, have you downloaded and double-click on the run.bat file? Perhaps read the [[Image:RightArrow.gif]] '''Steps''' section (of the Download thread) again?<br/><br/>
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'''Q:''' When I try to download, I get a 403 error. <br/>
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'''A:''' This tells me the wiki to the multi-part files weren't clicked on and read, as at the bottom of the DFDD4 page states:<br/>
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:<tt>If you get a 403 or 503 error, means that you're downloading too many files at one time and are using up all the download slots. There's a limit of 3 files at a time or 3 chunks per file per downloader to give other members a chance. You'll have to wait for six hours when the server reset its caches for you to be able to download again. </tt>
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For your convenience, here are the links again:
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* [[Game Help:DFDD4 Download the File#Content with Multi-part files]]
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* [[Game Help:DFDD5 Extract from Archive#Multi-part files]]
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* Nov 21, 2013
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** Updated links to Isla Paradiso fixes
 
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* Jan 30, 2013
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* Sept 19, 2012
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** Confirmed by the pattern for the past 3 years, .world files are not touched by patches and so these fixes won't need updating with each patch. Unless otherwise stated by the Patch Notes from EA.
 
* Dec 17, 2011
 
* Dec 17, 2011
*# No updates necessary with patch 1.29 (released Dec 14, 2011)
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* For older changes, please see the history tab.
 
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Revision as of 10:26, 1 December 2013

Sims 3 Game Help Categories:

Custom Content  | Installation  | Gameplay Guides  | Technical & Graphics Issues  | Miscellaneous Issues

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World Routing Lags

The What  | The Why  | The Where  | The Downloads  | The How  | Guide:DIY in CAW  | Guide:Edit with s3pe  | Guide:Download .world file  | The Conclusion

World Routing Lags

The What

Issue

What's the Issue?

It has been established (read threads in #Related_pages section for background information) that games needed to be reset with the "resetsim *" cheat every few hours to alleviate the intermittent freezing and lagging. This is in games with mods like Overwatch installed. The lags is due to the game taking the time to recalculate the routing information when Sims/Pets get stuck in the world due to broken routing.

The Why

Cause

Why is this issue messing up our game(s)? or Why should I care?

The freezes and lags are caused by broken routing in the worlds. This is explained in Armiel's tutorial on routing in the CAW tool: Tutorial: Basics on sim-routing in Create a world-tool

Before the fixes outlined here were implemented, even after doing the suggestions in Game Help:Intermittent Freezes, the freezes and lags keep recurring. This is an attempt to remove the root cause of broken routing in the .world files.

The Where

Install paths Where the game is installed by default depending on OS and delivery methods.
Default Worlds File Locations Where the .world files can be found so it can be fixed
The Map Gallery The collection of World maps, dotted with indicators of where the broken routing is found.

The Downloads

Default Worlds Downloads for worlds that came with the game and expansion packs.
Store Worlds Downloads for worlds offered at thesims3.com Store

The How-To

Pre-requisites What you need to do and get before you're ready to do the fixes.

Based on the pre-requisites, choose the option of how you'd prefer to get the fixes and click on that link to read and follow the Guide.

The Guide

Option 1: DIY in CAW For the self-sufficient who like to do things yourself. Get the map from The Map Gallery to check where the terrain repainting is needed.
Option 2: Edit with S3PE For those with limited bandwidth, and know their way around s3pe.
Option 3: Download .world file For those on OSX; or don't know or don't care to use s3pe or CAW.

The Conclusion

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why aren't the fixes appearing in my Save games?
A: It depends on what patch version you're on. If 1.42 (came with Seasons) and later, then no. Starting from patch 1.42, EA makes some changes somewhere to the code to ensure Swimming and seasonal changes apply properly to ALL worlds, and this affects how the modified resources are hooked up in a Save game. You would need to start a totally New Game and then select the World that has the fixes already imported. You might want to use Twallan's Porter to transfer your household(s) to a new game, because the fixes are only applied when a new game is started. They won't appear on a pre-existing Save.

Q: When I open the <storeworld_name>.world file in s3pe, I get an error: "Expected magic tag 'DBPF'. Found 'DBPP'.
A: Have you recompressorized? If you don't know what that means, have you downloaded and double-click on the run.bat file? Perhaps read the RightArrow.gif Steps section (of the Download thread) again?

Q: When I try to download, I get a 403 error.
A: This tells me the wiki to the multi-part files weren't clicked on and read, as at the bottom of the DFDD4 page states:

If you get a 403 or 503 error, means that you're downloading too many files at one time and are using up all the download slots. There's a limit of 3 files at a time or 3 chunks per file per downloader to give other members a chance. You'll have to wait for six hours when the server reset its caches for you to be able to download again.

For your convenience, here are the links again:



Changelogs

Updates of significant changes
  • Dec 1, 2013
    • Added more FAQs
  • Nov 21, 2013
    • Updated links to Isla Paradiso fixes
  • Jan 30, 2013
    • Added FAQs section and Riverview stuff
  • Sept 19, 2012
    • Reformatted
    • Resource Link to Moonlight Falls added in Downloads section
  • Jul 22, 2012
    • link to Starlight Shores fixes
    • Confirmed by the pattern for the past 3 years, .world files are not touched by patches and so these fixes won't need updating with each patch. Unless otherwise stated by the Patch Notes from EA.
  • Dec 17, 2011
    • No updates necessary with patch 1.29 (released Dec 14, 2011)
    • Added Pets Appaloosa Plains .world download link
  • For older changes, please see the history tab.

What's Next

Testing and providing feedback of how test went in your games and what to do if you have problems


What's Next

Well, I appreciate any feedback. You can post in the download thread's comment area if you have any issues :

  • with repainting in CAW (although CAW forum might be better for this)
  • with importing the resources
  • with lags due to broken routing or areas I missed, preferably with an image so I can see exactly where.
  • with the instructions, need clarifications or whatever.


If That Didn't Work...

  • Have you reread and gone through the instructions again, carefully? If you tried the DIY or S3PE solution, perhaps easiest is to wait for the downloadable .world(s) to be made available.
  • Please post in Sims 3 Help forums if you have issues with the game, especially if not related to routing lags.

Related pages

Further reading.

May have some informative tidbits that may not have been mentioned here.


World Routing Lags

The What  | The Why  | The Where  | The Downloads  | The How  | Guide:DIY in CAW  | Guide:Edit with s3pe  | Guide:Download .world file  | The Conclusion

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Custom Content  | Installation  | Gameplay Guides  | Technical & Graphics Issues  | Miscellaneous Issues

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