View Full Version : Stupid Question Regarding Custom Careers
13th Jan 2010, 8:42 PM
How do I change the name of a Career track itself as it appears in game?
This is really bugging me as I've searched through the file in SimPE with no results at all.
My apologies in advance for my newbishness, but my understanding of these things is fairly limited.
Also I know I technically shouldn't be posting in this forum, but it seemed like the right one (if you're really that bothered you should probably do a little more than hide the post button). I hope you don't mind. :)
13th Jan 2010, 8:50 PM
Have you tried opening the career in the Career Editor, or have you just opened it as a package file?
13th Jan 2010, 8:55 PM
Thanks for the fast response.
I tried changing the title in Bidou's Career Editor, yes, but that didn't seem to work. I also tried editing the resources directly, but that hasn't changed the way it displays in game.
13th Jan 2010, 9:05 PM
"Thanks for the fast response."
You`re welcome. I only wish I could have been more useful. ::sigh::
Have you deleted your cache files between editing the career and testing it in-game? The career title might have been cached by the game, I suppose, and deleting your cache files is almost always safe. Just as a precaution, don`t empty the recycle bin until you`re sure that the game runs fine without the cache. I know that it runs fine without groups.cache, though, as my backup batch-file DELETES that one instead of backing it up! ---and my game crashes MUCH less often since I`ve started doint that.
13th Jan 2010, 9:16 PM
Yes, I did try deleting my cache: that's the first thing that occured to me.
EDIT: It appears that if I download a new career then change its title before running the game it works. I think it must be related to caching of some sort. Any ideas?
14th Jan 2010, 5:49 PM
What cache files did you delete? There are several, and I`m not entirely certain which one caches what.
14th Jan 2010, 9:11 PM
I deleted groups.cache: I'm not sure where the other cache files are exactly.
It also seems to be not so much a problem with the cache though as depedent on what career I use as a base. When I used CrazySheep808's careers the title didn't change, whereas with DarinClark2004's Gem Cutter career the title changed fine, however I'd rather not use that career as a template because it seems to have about 400Kb of redundant language data. Maybe this has something to do with it. Do you know of any reliable templates? I've found using careers uploaded on this site to be rather hit-and-miss.
14th Jan 2010, 9:18 PM
Have you tried the career templates that come with SimPE? I believe that they are a seperate download, however.
The other cache files should be in the same directory as the groups.cache file, or be in a subdirectory with cache in its name, if I recall correctly; no time to double-check right now, sorry. Gotta go; be back tomorrow.
15th Jan 2010, 3:07 PM
Oh, thanks, I didn't notice those on the download page. :faceslap:
15th Jan 2010, 6:51 PM
You`re welcome. :)
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