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#1 Old 23rd Oct 2021 at 12:27 PM Last edited by Softlism : 24th Oct 2021 at 7:22 PM.

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Default [SOLVED] What's the purpose of cigen.package?
I noticed I don't have to delete that cache file necessarily if I want to boot up TS2 or Bodyshop, but I suspect that if I delete it, that the hairs/eyebrows load more slowly in Bodyshop. So I wonder, what's the purpose of that cache file? When is it actually needed to delete that file?
Mad Poster
#2 Old 23rd Oct 2021 at 12:45 PM
It has thumbnails for Bodyshop, and makes it load those a bit faster, instead of the slow one-by-one loading. Doesn't seem to be necessary to delete unless the thumbs have been messed up for whatever reason.

You can delete individual thumbnails from the file, if you have issues with particular ones. Kinda useful if you often load up your whole DL folder and have one item you're working on with a borked thumbnail you want to fix, but don't want to slow down the thumbnail loading for the whole of Bodyshop.
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 26th Oct 2021 at 12:52 AM
To speed up load time, open bodyshop, then close it. Go to the cigen package and open it in notepad. Delete whatever text is inside. Save and set to read only. Boom!
Mad Poster
#4 Old 27th Oct 2021 at 12:29 PM
It's a shame all the images seem to be random, I've got a couple of thumbnails I'd like to delete and refresh because they have a gap at the waistline before I fixed the mesh, but I can't find them in the thousands of other images. I also don't want to delete the file entirely and then have to genereage all of them just to fix those few because again, thousands.
Mad Poster
#5 Old 27th Oct 2021 at 3:10 PM
I'm not entirely sure, but the "Offset" seems to sort them kind of in a rough order after when they've been loaded/viewed, but I only have one cigen file to check right now and it's a few months old so I can't say for sure. Could be the "Instance" button, too. I guess it depends when you viewed the items, or if this is even how they're sorted.
Mad Poster
#6 Old 28th Oct 2021 at 3:46 PM
I don't seem to have anything that says "Offset"? Just Name (all of which are the same), Type (all the same), Group (same), Instance (high) (and yep, the same) and Instance. Which is the only resource with any difference. And does not seem to sort them into any noticeable order either.
Mad Poster
#7 Old 28th Oct 2021 at 6:12 PM
Weird - I see it (SimPE 0.75). Anyway, if the cigen file has collected thumbs over several different loads, I don't think you can expect much of an order in there, especially if it's in any way item by item, and if you've jumped around a bit between ages/genders/outfit categories.

I did kind of see a rough order, in that female clothes seemed to be on its own, then male clothes, but I can't say for sure if there was any sort of actual order to the chaos.
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