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IMPORTANT: Explain how the files work

Discussion in 'EA Land/The Sims Online Stratics Forums' started by Guest, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Ok, when we switch from Test Center to a regular city and vice versa we have to download patches/updates. What happens each time we do this? Do the patches just keep adding on to each other or do they get uninstalled when you go from TC to another server?

    I ask because I was just trying to go from TC back to DG and I got an error message that I was low on disk space and so I can't run the patch. I'm about to go uninstall some programs I have to help things out, but I am still wondering about the whole patching process.

    Anyone have any other solutions?
  2. Shmoo

    Shmoo Guest

    When patching to a new version, if an existing file changed it would be overwritten. If a new one was added it would be added. When patching back, I assume the files are rewritten to their previous state. I'm not sure if any new ones are removed at that point or just made inactive.

    Hopefully Tigger or someone will correct me if this info is wrong.
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    They get overwritten but it will take up the space temporarily so that the files can be written.
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Ok so it's not just contiuously adding on and on. That's a relief.

    Thankfully I managed to patch and get back into DG. That's the main thing I was concerned about.
  5. Sabra

    Sabra Guest

    well, they keep getting overwritten when you are switching from TC to another city. But for the updates to a new version on all cities, then it adds on i believe.