Saturday, February 13, 2016
Updated (Already) - Due to some good suggestions from users, an update is available already to version 1.1.0. This adds a disable/enable package function and the ability to move a package to the backup folder. Complete list of changes is at the bottom of this page.
Description and Installation/Compatibility
This is a program to analyze package mods for The Sims 4 to determine if there are resource conflicts or duplicates. In addition, it will scan package files for corruption which can cause the TS4 game to abort loading with an error.
This program is written using Visual Studio for Windows and requires .Net 4.5 or higher to be installed on your computer to use. There is an installer if you want a program folder and start menu entry automatically created, easy upgrades, etc. You can also just download the EXE file and run it from any folder you want to put it in. Finally, if you are a masochist you can download the source code and compile, alter or extend the program in any manner you wish.
There are two basic modes the program can run in:
The default mode will only read the indexes of all packages and then perform a hash comparison only on those resources which have the same ID.
Optionally, you can choose to verify the readability of all the resources in your package files. In addition to performing the comparison above, this will read everything in every package in order to ensure they do not have internal errors.