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#1 Old 18th Jul 2011 at 11:12 PM
Default CAW terrain paint problem
I know I've seen this addressed before, but I can't find it now. I was repainting some terrain on a world last night, and when I opened it today, part of the area was covered in a weird plastic brown color. I tried deleting all my game caches and the CAW caches as per Simsample's instructions, but no change. Any ideas?
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#2 Old 19th Jul 2011 at 1:29 AM
Simsample clued me in on this too, thank the caw god for Simsample! The _KEY file has been corrupted. I did a tut on how to fix it here;
http://customsims3.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=102
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#3 Old 19th Jul 2011 at 5:32 PM
Don't fret, it's not a permanent issue. I've had the same thing happen to me but it went away without me having to delete any files. At first I thought CAW had messed up my terrain paints somehow. Don't delete anything, heh. :D
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#4 Old 24th Jul 2011 at 6:32 PM
Rockerduck, anything that causes the _key to refresh will work fine, but deleting the _key will also have the benefit of pruning your textures database.

You can see this by making a world with default textures, and then changing all textures. If you save the world and look at it in S3Pe, you will see that the old textures are still there- still contained in the world file- even though you are no longer using them. Also, if you clear your Documents\ Electronic Arts\ The Sims 3 Create A World Tool\ UserToolData\ LocalWork folder and load that world, those pesky old textures are there too! Delete the _Key resource and then they are gone- so keeping your world clean.
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#5 Old 20th Feb 2016 at 8:51 PM
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Originally Posted by auntielynds
Simsample clued me in on this too, thank the caw god for Simsample! The _KEY file has been corrupted. I did a tut on how to fix it here;
http://customsims3.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=102


I can't access the thread anymore. Can someone explain me how to fix it here? I'm totally clueless and don't want to destroy my world. Worked so hard for it...

Found it: http://www.simlogical.com/ContentUp...ld_Creation.pdf
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#6 Old 20th Apr 2017 at 3:37 AM
This has just happened to me, I'm so upset is there anyway to fix it???
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#7 Old 20th Apr 2017 at 5:11 AM
Same issue here. I tried deleting the _key file with S3PE but to no avail. It doesn't get regenerated. I've assumed this was because the texture files aren't in the same folders, but I'm not particularly sure.
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#8 Old 20th Apr 2017 at 8:34 AM
Try to re-assign the textures to their respective layers. This should solve the brown mud issue.
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