|Long name:||Content Registry|
This resource is found in the "ContentRegistry" file, a DBPF package, found in the TSData/Res folder of the game data folder, if you've installed official Maxis custom content. It also appears in most (excluding earlier ones) official Maxis custom content packages.
- Group ID
- Instance (possibly)
- Entries count
- for each entry
- 16 bytes
- CRC (According to MaxoidTom, it's four 32bit numbers, but he failed to say how they were derived)
- Length P
- P bytes
- Normalized file path
The strings contained within the game's data folder's "ContentRegistry" file appear to list the file names of all of the package files in the game, some other data files which could not be located, and some without names at all. This is possibly how the game determine "custom" content from "non-custom" content.
Downloading "official" Maxis objects, in the *.sims2pack format, will create a "ContentRegistry" file in the user directory as well. This file can be removed. Its possible that this resource (when found in downloaded packages) is used by the game to verify the package when downloaded from within the game and make sure it wasn't corrupted in transit.
This article is imported from the old MTS2 wiki. It's original page, with comments, can be found at http://old_wiki.modthesims2.com/CDB467B8 This article is imported from the old MTS2 wiki. It's original page, with comments, can be found at http://old_wiki.modthesims2.com/CREG