August 01, 2010

List of problem files by Crinrict

Crinrict has made a list of corrupt files, files not categorized properly, etc. I added some of the categories below.

There's more at Crinrict's Sims 3 Help Blog, with pictures of the corrupt files and the file names. I'm going to link this under "updates" to the right since this post will get buried in no time:)

Update April 8, 2011

  • Wrongly categorized stuff
  • Packages
  • Sims3Packs
  • Categorized for Naked
  • Causes freezing since AMB - Some might already been fixed.
  • Crashes the game since AMB
  • Blue lot files floating around as Sims3Packs:
  • Identified by Dashboard as Bad CC
  • Tight arms
Thanks, Crinrict

55 comments:

  1. Should add Poppy's female teen clothes that were made with the adult body and I guess wrongly categorized... Several items add the adult upper or lower body parts onto teens, which looks really weird. There's also at least two shirts that have a gap in the midriff where they disconnect from the rest of the torso.

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  2. Thanks for this!!!! I have been having problems with my game freezing up when I go to my objects catalog and click on Miscellaneous. I am assuming it is because I had some of the items in my catalog that were listed as causing freezing or crashing. I haven't tried my game yet, but I hope this has fixed the problem.

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  3. Thanks for the comments guys.

    If you find more stuff, please let me know (I will keep track of this post).

    I've heard a few comments about the poppy sims problem cloth and I will check them out next. I don't think they are as much of a problem as other files cause they are package files and don't get packed with sims/houses and uploaded to the exchange.

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  4. Can someone explain to me the "bad clothes from dye" correct CC entry? I tried reading about the linked thread at MTS but many of the posts were in broken English so I didn't understand. I have Liana's flower sandals that were incorrectly mapped according to the blog entry, so what problems exactly do incorrect mapping cause in the game?

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  5. where would a person start? most of the tsr crap is corrupting our teen, child , toddler and baby sims and give the teens adult bodies.

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  6. What it does is that certain part of the shoes show on dresses and other CCs. It does not do it for all cloth but on some. Sometimes you hardly see it.

    If you look at the second picture you see that purple pattern with white dots on the dress ? That is actually the shoes that show on the dress.

    Rose has fixed her shoes, Liana said to simply use another dress with those shoes for she has to do it that way to get the shoes in those details.

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  7. Thank you. I'll just delete the shoes then. It's not worth the problem.

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  8. You know as much as I love these shoes by MYOS they have problems.

    They cause that scary giant stick of baby issue :(

    Luckily for me I can just use Super Computer to ease my woes, but I thought I'd let you know so you could add it to your list (unless you have it already)

    :)

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  9. Simsimay's free Natural eyeshadow was checked for all categories instead of just teen, young adult, and elder.

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  10. Hi crinrict, there are some tights from parsimonious that turn babies into poles. They are also categorised for toddlers which is weird, i had them in my game a while back, its the bottom right ones on this page, the stripy ones http://www.parsimonious.org/fashion3/hosiery/2.shtml

    I didnt test the others.....

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  11. @Fury: Thanks. Will test them out and put on my list

    @Anonmyouse1: There is lots of makeup/eyeshadow ands stuff that is categorized for toddlers and babies. Although it it strange looking especially on toddlers they do not really seem a problem. I decided not to list those for it would be a very very long list.

    @Anonymous2: I'll check those out. Babies would be a problem, toddlers are not. There are other socks and leggings around that are categorized for toddlers but they seem fine.

    If you find stuff that is faulty (especially package files) you should let the creators know so they can fix it. Package files don't get packed with sims, so only people who actually downloaded them, have them.

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  12. I checked those.

    I either checked the wrong shoes or they were fixed. I would need to original bad version to put on my list. My email address can be found in my blog under 'Kontakt'

    Also the leggings are not categorized for babies anymore. Also would need the bad one if that was fixed. As stated above, categorized for toddlers is ok in case of leggins/stockings/socks.

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  13. Many thanks, it's very useful list =)

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  14. Crinrict,

    Can you check Fortuna's Japanese Kimono?

    It causes a weird problem. If you put it on a Sim and look at the left hand, it appears that part of the Sim's flesh is missing and the hand is see-through.

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  15. Also, you should list Peggy's first donation bedroom set as borked. The bed does not work or animate properly. The covers do not pull back so the Sims cannot make the bed or even pull the covers back to go to sleep and when the Sims do sleep in the bed, they sleep on top instead of under the sheets. When the Sims woohoo, they collapse into the mattress.

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  16. The Kimono has the tight arms problem. It was done with a faulty workshop version. All you can do is toss it. I added it to the list.

    As for the bedroom set, I added it to the CrazyTown list but not to my blog since it's actually only a package file that doesn't get packed with houses. It is quite easy to remove and the error is easily spotted. Of course it's a pain for those who spent money on it but I think the comments of that item would be a better place :)

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  17. Well, there is actually a way to fix the "tight arms"/hands in sides problem. Since it was caused by a faulty version of TSR Workshop, you need to open up the file and export it as a .sims3pack with a newer version (I am still using 1.0.14) of TSRW. However, TSRW has a nasty habit of dumping textures, so you need to export all the textures and re-import them just to make sure the outfit will show up properly in the game.

    However, the missing/see-through part of the hand caused by the kimono seems to be a separate issue, so thanks for adding it to the list.

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  18. Never even downloaded that tools, so I would not know. I only tested the Kimono in CAS. I've added it to the tight arms list. Will check again.

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  19. This is extremely helpful, crinrict, and shall be added to my bookmarks. Thank you!

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  20. I should be checking clothing before using them in the game, but sometimes I forget. So I use the Master Controller (use to be Supercomputer) to check a infant/toddler in the town and see what CC is miscategorized. I caught the Myos shoes and used CTU to put them in the right category. This is easy to do with .package files.

    I have been wary of installing CC clothes in Sims3Packs cause of the above issue of creators not putting them in the right category. I have made some aware at TSR and other sites, but they blame it on the workshop. The workshop, does it not have a section for categories? If you have alot of Sims3Pack CC, it's a pain to go through and uninstall.

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  21. The workshop, does it not have a section for categories?

    Yes, TSRW has a section for categories.

    The creators blaming their own mis-categorized items on the workshop are just lazy people who refuse to accept responsibility for their own carelessness in mis-categorizing their things. TSR creators are particularly notorious for shifting the blame.

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  22. I wish they would disallow the categorizing for babies completely.

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  23. Hey, crinrict, there's another problem file I found in my downloads.

    The file is Ireveles18's child cape clogs. The clogs make the child's legs look disjointed and weird. It's very easy to tell when you compare them to a normal pair of child shoes.

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  24. I don't remember where I downloaded it from, but it's probably TSR. Patrick's nursery toy chest makes my game crash.

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  25. This box: http://www.thesimsresource.com/downloads/989046 ?

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  26. I checked the clogs. They are just badly made. They don't have categorizing problem. I'll put them on the list with the peggy bed.

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  27. Thanks, crinrict. I am glad you are adding stuff that is badly made because I think that badly made content should also be avoided just as much as content that will bork your game and your Sims somehow. Creators should not be releasing badly made custom content, period.

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  28. That's true of course. There will just be so many to list :)

    I'll do a new post on my blog on the weekend where everyone can post the badly made stuff in the comments there. I won't have the time to check every single one and I don't do subscriptions either.

    Post will be in English and German.

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  29. What pisses me off is people who are aware of issues with the content they made and yet they post the content anyway with NO WARNING TO THE DOWNLOADER that the item has flaws. In fact, some of them go to extremes to take pictures from certain angles in order to hide the flaws and hope that they will still get downloads. This is especially true with TSR where it's a contest of how many downloads you get for an item.

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  30. Crinrict, do you have any idea what is causing this absolutely horrid glitch?

    I noticed this months ago when a child Sim invited Danica Alto over, but I really had no clue what was causing it. Then I was playing this particular save game today and I happened to have some Sims out in town and I saw this CREATURE again.

    This is how she looks in-game:

    http://i37.tinypic.com/2qbfx4k.jpg

    This is what she looks like in CAS (I used Twallan's Master Controller to take her into CAS so I could check):

    http://i35.tinypic.com/346ss55.jpg

    She is apparently a teenager.

    I checked her outfits and what puzzles me is that everything she has on is game content.

    HOWEVER, what I did next is even more puzzling. I changed her shirt to another game shirt and then when I went back into the game, she actually changed to her full height instead of some disjointed monster for the first time ever.

    http://i36.tinypic.com/lcmmg.jpg

    This leads me to think that the shirt was the problem. But why would it be a problem if it was default game content?

    So I decided to do an experiment. I noticed that a custom content shirt I'd downloaded from TSR (the one highlighted in the picture below) was apparently cloned from the game shirt that appeared to be giving me a problem:

    http://i35.tinypic.com/16ke6wh.jpg

    As soon as I put the TSR shirt on Danica, Danica reverted right back to her deformed, disjointed midget version of herself. This leads me to believe that the creator who cloned the shirt messed up somehow in a major way that caused both her shirt and the default shirt to bork Sims.

    Just as a final test, I put the alternate game shirt in the third screenshot back on her and she went to her full height again, so I am pretty sure the problem has to be that piece of custom content from TSR.

    This is the link for it:

    http://www.thesimsresource.com/downloads/details/category/sims3-clothing-female/title/truffle-shuffle-vest-top--tokyopop/id/928676/

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  31. It seems like everything I have by Ireveles18 is borked in some way, and that's really a shame because there aren't too many people that do toddler clothes. Her clothes are high quality, but they deform toddler bodies.

    I went through and tested all my items by her and all the outfits screw with my toddlers' bodies. You know those lines that are the raised seams on plastic dolls like Barbies? That is what Ireveles18's clothing makes my toddlers look like. You can see evidence of this at the neck, on the legs, and at the shoulders. It makes my toddlers look like their bodies are broken there.

    If I put a dress or other outfit that came with the game on my toddler, then the harsh lines/disjointment goes away. I don't know what she is doing to make her clothes so incorrectly that they screw with the bodies of toddlers, but something is up.

    These are all the items from Ireveles18 that I have in my game and that I've noticed cause the deformed body problem mentioned above:

    Long Toddler Dress

    Toddler Sundress 2

    Toddler formal dress 1 - not as noticeable, but you can see it at the neck

    (This particular dress below is so bad that it makes my toddler look like her wrists have been completely severed from her hands):

    Toddler Crochet Jumper

    The shoulders are really deformed as well.

    Also, you can read the comments of several other people who noticed similar broken wrist problems on her patchwork dress that she claimed to have fixed. I don't know whether or not she fixed it in reality because I didn't download that one.

    Toddler layered denim dress

    Toddler yoga dress with leggings

    Toddler capri pants - make the legs a bit disjointed

    Toddler denim jumper 2

    Toddler outfit 1F

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  32. - Still looking at the midget thing. I thought that happens when they don't age properly. That particular DL is categorized for teens and up which is not good (should only be ya and up). Don't know if that causes the midget thing though. Investigating further (goes on my todo list)
    - I'm not going to test all those toddler cloth. I listed the creator at CrazyTown

    I made a new post in my blog: http://crinrict.blogspot.com/2010/08/bad-cc-schlecht-gemachtbadly-done.html where you can post all badly done cc (will also be reading here). Please read the post before posting a comment. It's in english as well as german.

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  33. I was totally guilty of making the first lot of teen maternity random which caused some adult outfits to be selected with the teens regular ones...however I chaged all those files ages ago and posted about it on my site.

    Whenever I realise I have made a mistake I sort it out. There have been a few, it's a learning curve. There have I have noticed been some swimsuits that conflict with the trousers I made, due to another problem I never anticipated, this only happens when you have the old version of those maternity trousers. All files have now been replaced and no teen maternity items are random, haven't been for a few months now.

    As far as I know, I have changed everything that needed changing, if anyone has any further issues, my email is at my site www.poppysims.com and I'll look into it. All this would never have happened if EA would have just given us Bodyshop for Sims 3!

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  34. The problem is with the really crappy documenation which comes with many of the tools. In many cases the documentation is either non-existent or so cursory as to be totally useless.

    What usually is provided are tutorials, which are good enough to get a creator started, but which do not explain how to really use a program.

    Take the problem with naked clothes. Your typical tutorial will say, "Select the categories" however there is no explanation as to what those categories are. A creator has to go by guess and by gosh to select the categories. I suspect few new creators understand what the "naked" category means, or how it works.

    The same is true with the monster toddlers. A new creator could easily think that checking the box under the age categories will automatically adjust the meshes for that clothing item for that age group -- it does not.

    Questions to the developers of the tools typically are left unanswered. A creator may not even be aware of a problem with an item until it appears in their game. Most comments left for an item are worthless.

    People who notice problems with an item should leave a comment with the creator, advising them of the problem. Sitting back and bitching about them on another site does little good.

    And perhaps the people complaining should actually try making something themselves....

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  35. I try to let people know IF I know who they are, but most creators I contacted either did not care or did not bother to answer me.

    So, there may be creators that do care but the majority does not seem to. :)

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  36. I'm copying and pasting what I said in the Lotus Dining Set by Dyokabb entry here:

    Just want to warn everyone that the Lotus dining chair is borked somehow. I tried several times to get Sims to actually sit down in a chair at the table and they'd always stomp their feet and complain that something was in their way. The table seems to be fine because when I switched out the chairs, then my Sims could sit down at it.

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  37. A lot of these mistakes are being made not because of the tools (aside from the blue lot problem and the like) or because there isn't enough documentation (there actually is, you just have to take the time to RESEARCH) but because of incompetency, lack of research, and sloppiness on the part of certain creators. There are some things which could have easily been avoided had the person double checked their work. I once downloaded a pay item (and pay creators should know better) by agapir that had baby checked for the "flounce" dress. If s/he had taken the time to double check, it NEVER would've happened.

    If you don't have enough common sense to know that the "Naked" category is for gee, WHEN YOUR SIM IS NAKED, then you are too stupid to be creating anyway. Also, there is NO POINT in selecting the BABY category for your stupid boots or other clothing items EVER. Furthermore, there are warnings all over the place and have been since early on that you cannot just select all categories and that you cannot just expect meshes to adjust to fit all ages and genders. If people would have read and researched, they would've easily seen this.

    Also, I've found that several problematic creators are just not receptive when you tell them there is a problem. Either they never respond or if they do, they will sometimes try to deflect the blame and insist that there is nothing wrong and that it was actually YOU who made the mistake somewhere.

    Then again, you're the same person who goes from forum to forum stirring up controversy, so I'm not surprised by your response here.

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  38. "People who notice problems with an item should leave a comment with the creator, advising them of the problem. Sitting back and bitching about them on another site does little good.

    And perhaps the people complaining should actually try making something themselves...."

    Since it appears that blogger ate my last comment, let's try this again:

    Many of us actually HAVE tried making something ourselves. You can't just assume that everyone complaining has never created.

    If creators are jumping into these tools without doing the proper reading and researching, then they shouldn't be creating at all. Before I started creating anything, I took the time to read not only several tutorials but MANY forums as well. Reading the forums is where you will find things that AREN'T in a general tutorial. I also would download other people's work and examine how they did things. If I didn't know how to do something or wasn't sure somehow, then I googled. If I didn't get my answer there, then guess what? I asked more experienced creators. If you expect to be able to make something within a few minutes, especially some of the more complicated things, then that's your own stupidity and lack of patience at work.

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  39. Since it appears that blogger ate my last comment, let's try this again:

    Many of us actually HAVE tried making something ourselves. You can't just assume that everyone complaining has never created.

    If creators are jumping into these tools without doing the proper reading and researching, then they shouldn't be creating at all. Before I started creating anything, I took the time to read not only several tutorials but MANY forums as well. Reading the forums is where you will find things that AREN'T in a general tutorial. I also would download other people's work and examine how they did things. If I didn't know how to do something or wasn't sure somehow, then I googled. If I didn't get my answer there, then guess what? I asked more experienced creators. If you expect to be able to make something within a few minutes, especially some of the more complicated things, then that's your own stupidity and lack of patience at work.

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  40. A lot of simmers are just whiners and complainers.

    You say that you have tried making things. But you have not identified anything you actually have created or uploaded anywhere. I guess it is easier to piss and moan than actually DO anything.

    Someone who has actually created items knows the frustration of dealing with non-existant documenation and cryptic comments. They may also know that posting quesions on forums can be a waste of time when you just get responses from people who don't have a clue.

    Insisting that creators know every aspect of a program before they create is absurd, especially when these programs do not come with any documentation. The forums are notoriously incomplete.

    But perhaps the best solution it to only get your stuff from paysites, because, obviously, free content is not good enough for you.

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  41. I'm not entirely sure what your problem is but this list is neither about bitching nor complaining but about helping people on how to find the faulty stuff IF THEY ALREADY HAVE IT IN THEIR GAME.

    This cloth are all over the Exchange and get packed with many Sims and houses. Sometimes they are very hard to find in your launcher cause the picture or text has nothing to do with the actual clothing item. So this is really all this is about.

    Could the stuff be fixed easily ? Of course but that's not the point. It's really about finding and getting rid of stuff.

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  42. The VitaSims Barbie & Bratz bedroom set has a borked item in it. The desk is borked and causes a route fail action if you try to have a Sim sit down at it.

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  43. Thank you, I will check this as soon as my computer is back in working condition.

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  44. This is my first time I have visited here. I found a lot of interesting stuff in your blog. From the volume of comments on your articles, I guess I am not the only one! keep up the great work.

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  45. I can't get into the forum, so my game still have things i can't remove :(

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  46. Has anyone else had this issue from the "safe" Sims3 official website where people upload hidden naked tops and bottoms that children through adults can wear, it's disgusting.
    I've also got these black heel boots that men and children can wear, makes game glitchy.... Besides these annoyances, my game runs fine.

    I can't find the files in my sims 3 launcher, if anyone know the name of the item please let me know. Thanks. ^_^

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  47. The exchange is not a safe place. EA does not care what people upload and does not check. The exchange is the reason for all my lists.

    Those described by you are all in the linked lists.

    Here's more info (in english)
    http://crinrict-help.blogspot.com/2011/01/tutorial-how-to-get-rid-of-unwanted.html

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  48. Thank you. I appreciate it. =)

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  49. Thank you so much!
    In one of my saves it had gotten to the point where EVERY sim had boobs(bacause of the Taylor Swift shirt) and 70% of the females had the naked bottoms :c. Thank you for providing pictures and not just names of problem cc, because god only knows how many New CAS project sims3 packs there are.
    Again I thank you :3

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  50. ez2ciamaprincess at BPS made some OMSPs that were disastrous for my game. They slowed everything to a crawl and I couldn't even load a lot after installing them let alone trying to use them. I have a high end graphics card and computer that can handle just about anything but these were either corrupt or just incredibly high poly. Once I removed them everything ran smoothly again. http://www.blackpearlsims.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=359

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  51. ^Um, those are for Sims 2. That's why they don't work. You can't put TS2 cc in your game and expect it to not screw up. Just because TS2 and TS3 both use .package files, it doesn't mean they're the same, or even remotely compatible with each other.

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  52. I use delphy's dashboard tool and recently it's been identifying some packages as currupt. I've had these packages for a while and the dashboard has never labeled them as currupt before. It says the reason is "bad ages." And I can't fix them. Is it because of the latest version of the dashboard? I haven't noticed any problems in my game w/ those files (they're clothing 3packs) I've tried cleaning the 3packs w/ the custard tool and re-installing, but it didn't work. Any ideas? :/

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  53. Yes, that is because of the latest version of Dashboard. Delphy has added the checking for those wrongly categorized age stuff.

    Clothing can only be for toddlers OR children OR teens OR young adults/adults OR elders. If they overlap, they are wrong and should not be used (or you will get monster Sims).

    Dashboard can't fix them, you should simply toss them and not use.

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  54. Damn, that sucks... luckily, there's only 5 of those files... but there's a male adult top that is gonna be really hard for me to part with, maybe I can go to a request forum and BEG someone to recreate it, or something close to it, lol

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