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SimPE Tutorials > Using SimPE's FileTable
jaxad0127Link to postposted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 4:41 am

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Overview
SimPE's FileTable tells SimPE what to load in the Object Workshop, SimSurgery and more. Anytime SimPE needs to see what package files the game looks at, it goes to the FileTable to see where to look.

Locating the FileTable
The FileTable is located in SimPE's Preferences, which can be accessed from the Extras menu.
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FileTable tab
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On the FileTable there are many options you can use to manipulate waht SimPE loads. Below is a synopsis of the main ones:
*The Simple Settings area globally controls which types of files SimPE should load. The options:

  • CEP
    This controls whether the CEP files are loaded or not.
  • Original
    This controls whether SimPE loads files included with The Sims 2.
  • University
    This controls whether SimPE loads files included with The Sims 2 University.
  • NightLife
    This controls whether SimPE loads files included with The Sims 2 NightLife.

*The links at the bottom of the window allow you to add/remove entries to the FileTable and manipulate existing them. Below is an overview of what they do:

  • Add
    This link opens the FileTable Editor window so you can add a new entry to the table. See below for more details.
  • Delete
    This link removes the selected entry from the FileTable.
  • Change
    This link opens the FileTable Editor window so you can change the selected entry in the table. See below for more details.
  • Reset
    This link resets the FileTable Editor to what they were when you installed SimPE.
  • Add Downloads Folder
    This link is a quick way to add the Downloads folder to the FileTable.

*The up adn down buttons let you change the order of the entries in the FileTable. Ealier entries override later ones, like objects in the Downloads folder override Maxis objects.
*The Reload button causes SimPE to reload the current file table.

FileTable Item window
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The FileTable Item window allows you to manipulate entires in the FileTable. Following is an overview of the options avaliable.
*The Recursive checkbox allows you to specify whether a folder entry is recursive. That is, whether SimPE should look in it's subfolders or not.
*The Load File button allows you to add an individual file to the FileTable. It opens a file browser window. You can use it to locate the file you want to add.
*The Load Folder button allows you to add a whole folder to the FileTable. It opens a folder browser window. You can use it to locate the folder you want to add.
*The Load for dropdown box allows you to control under which configurations this entry should be loaded. See above under Simple Settings for more information.


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