The S-Files (Technical Info)

Everything relating to the stats on Buildings, Characters, Conform-O-Meter, Krust-O-Meter, Level updates, prices, odds, etc can be found here. We strive to give you the most relevant and up to date info to help all of you maximize your meters and ratings. You can also find our Real Estate Guides and find out how to get the most benefit when visiting friends.

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87 thoughts on “The S-Files (Technical Info)

  1. I am all of a sudden earning FP when I visit freinds – the counter (bottom left) shows 1 FP – when I visit friends and tap the clones – it pops out FP with money etc – when I tap it shows 10 FP – counter shows total 1.

    This worries me because I have all the Friend rewards and should not be getting FP – If I am getting FP, it will prevent the random chance at a free donut as you can’t earn free dounts while collecting FP.

    anyone else having this issue? It just started last night.
    I deleted game off iPad and reloaded – same issue.
    I cntacted EA and spoke wiht a game advisor but he did not understand the issue.

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  2. Catastrophe!
    I have come back to my game to find it starting from the very start.
    I’m upset as I am on level 51 and have been playing for a year or more.
    I have not reset the game myself.
    I wonder if EA have a glitch that has caused this.
    Has anyone else had this happen to them and did you get it fixed?

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    • If you’re in an Anonymous account. Login buttons: Welcomescreen, bottom left. Friendscreen (minitowns) tap the Handshakeicon, bottom right in the pop-up “add origin friends” enter log in info.
      Either exit the game to access the Welcomescreen or play through the first levels to access the Bart/Milhouse button to take you to the Friendscreen with the minitown.

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      • Thanks for your reply.
        My origin account does load my name.
        Once the opening sequence finishes and I’m in a blank Springfield with Homer, the games loads again and the opening sequence starts again.
        If I can access the friends list I’ll double check that my origin account has loaded. But I do believe so as I see my origin name when the game is loading.

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  3. Can any one help me, I am currently on level 42 but my squidport is not activating, I had the first quest to place the squidport entrance and build areas into the sea but nothing else has happened since. Does anyone know why this might be?

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  4. I’m currently having problems loading the game after the Halloween to Thanksgiving updates, it’s stuck on the loading screen nd won’t update. Please help

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    • Have you tried to hardclose the app, shut off/on device? Cleared cache? Checked your connection? Freed up space by deleting data/programs? Maybe even switched devices/wifi/connection. Try all this before you do a delete/reinstall of the app. Do not do a delete/reinstal if you play Anonymously as that will cause you to loose your game.

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  5. Can you do a post for how the current Halloween event items affect the Conform-o-Meter?

    (This S-Files section has been totally invaluable to me during the several months that I’ve been playing TSTO so far, so a million thanks for putting it together!)

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  6. I have 26 friends waiting on me to add them but when I go to the add friends page it says no friends request received, but as I’m playing the game it’s has how many friends that are waiting, I even signed out and then back in and it still won’t let me retrieve new friends, I can manually add them but putting my ID on Topix and people adding me first wont work anymore please help someone !!!!!

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  7. Help, I added origin today to my level 16 game, added some friends and the next time I went to play the game started from level 1? How do I get my game back??

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    • Close the game. Actually force close it (press and hold the home button on your device and swipe the game closed), then open it and do NOT touch the screen. After the Fox screen loads the splash screen shoudl appear and at the bottom left corner there will be a login button. Are you logging in?

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    • This happened to me as well just this evening. I had previously added my origin account and everything was fine. However, tonight I changed my username on origin.com and they next time I opened my app: it was level one and origin would no longer allow me to sign in. After a few hours of distress, I took a long shot and changed my name back. It worked! Maybe something similar happened to you?

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  8. I don’t understand how the friends work since the update! Why do I have friends now that I didn’t add? Is there a post outlining what has changed??

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      • Minicha,

        Do you/any of the other mods know how the addition of the Facebook button and the linking off TSTO to Facebook affected the maximum number of neighbors one can have in TSTO (due to Facebook friends that are also playing TSTO and also linking their TSTO to Facebook? Just wondering because I removed a few inactives and will soon be adding new neighbors.

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        • I dont like linking games through FB. It is a very difficult system to manage and you have absolutely no control on who to add or the option to remove inactives. I dont have tsto linked on FB and if I dont have to I wont, so I dont know how it will effect max friends.

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  9. For the past week, my game is crashing every time I visit a friend or a random town. This happens consistently after one or two visits. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling and that did not help. Any other reports of this or ideas? I have never experienced any issues with this game in the past. Thanks!

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    • Not unusual. For me it comes and goes. Sometimes it crashes +40 times a day, some days only 10. This event puts a lot of preassure on the servers, connecting/re-connecting everytime someone is raiding or visiting and if too many players wants to raid at once the servers cant handle it properly and disconnect.
      Try hardclosing app, turn off device, change/shut off wifi/connection, clear cache, free up space by removing data and apps, clear pending requests – both sent and recived.
      Or just wait an hour or so.

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  10. Hi guys question & sorry if you have covered this before, but has the file size of the game changed?? All of a sudden I can’t fit it on my phone any more??
    Thanks 🙂

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  11. I have just started playing with two separate towns, now both with origin ids, but when I switch from one to the other it always comes up with a warning that the other device did not save my Springfield and I might lose the other game. Is there a way to avoid this? Do I risk losing a town each time? Other people have menitoned both a and b games, am I going about the thing wrong?
    Thanks for any help

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    • Nope. Your not doing anything wrong. I still get the “your other device” everytime I switch and I do not have “another” device! Worst case (only happens if you get autoshutdown or Barted) is that you have to reset tasks and maybe start a building again, nothing further back then your last session is effected, at least not in my experiance. Annoying yes, but not really a biggie.

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    • Only if you feel like starting over with a new design! I’d set aside a chunk of time to do it, as items don’t earn anything while they’re in storage. But yeah, for some people it’s a nice option.

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    • Level up, bonus level up, clean trash, play Sideshow You, max out on FPs and you might get donuts visiting friends, some of the quests have donut rewards. For every 3000 emblems over 34K you get the donut boxes. How to get hidden donuts on tasks will be posted here when that happens.
      Not that I recommend it but you could turn to criminals and get donuts and counterfeit (real life) money as well as other stolen gods. You might get suspended from the game or charged in a court of law but the choice is yours.

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  12. Hi, I cannot access my origin button and so I cannot manage friends to add new ones or remove defunct ones. Does anyone know how to fix this?

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    • You mean the texture glitch that makes your characters appear to be under the buildings? Yes. It has been a huge issue mainly for Android players since the Valentine’s update. Numerous players have opened tickets with EA and they are aware of the problem. I heard that if you play your town on an iOS device it will sorta repair it but that’s not a guarantee and most players don’t have Apple and Android devices.

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  13. I’m wondering if anyone else is having trouble with game crashing constantly? I mean like 10 or more times in a minute…. Android OS

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  14. Hi Professor,
    I just had a really bizarre thing happen. My characters were all on an hour task and all ready to be collected except for Smithers and Mr Burns who had an additional 58 minutes to completion of their exercise. I’ve never noticed this before. Has anyone else?

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    • Sometimes charaters take some or a lot of time getting started on tasks. Especially joint tasks is interrupted, autoterminated and other weird glitchy things. Not uncommon but not fun either 😦

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      • Thanks for your prompt reply. My game does lots of strange things but that was a new one on me. This site is fab. Keep up the good work. 🙂

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  15. Every time I log in to krusty land it crashes and closes the app and I don’t sometimes don’t get the free prizes everyone gets until weeks later like the truck I just got it last week.

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  16. I am having troubles signing in on my iphone, it tells me to sign in on the ORIGIN and then it doesn’t connect it says server connection problem… is this happening to anyone?????

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    • I’ve had a few errors since the update trying to sign in. There’s a LOT of connection problems since the update. Try rebooting your device and see what happens.

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  17. Professor Frink,

    I have a couple of questions about the Gremlins in the Halloween Update. Do gremlins that are left in my town steal GOO from me if I let them live? And if not, should I let them live in order to help increase the Community GOO numbers? Players whose gremlins survive, earn bonus GOO. How much bonus GOO?

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  18. This is more of a suggestion about the site itself, so apologies if the technical section is the wrong place for it. Is it possible for someone to move the menu bar into the top banner, next to where it says “The Simpsons Tapped Out” and “following” (on WordPress)? I play and read TSTO things exclusively in iPad, and it would be great if the menu bar could be accessed via a top scroll button or be within the header, rather than having to manually scroll back to the top of the page. Thanks for the continued great work on the site, all!

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    • I hear you! On a MyPad too. Not sure it is possible. Instead of scrolling, hit the bookmark (if you have us as one ;-)) again and you should be back up.

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    • Hi. There’s an easy fix. You are most likelyreading the site as a web site. Scroll to the very bottom of the page and change to mobile version. That should work for iPads too.

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      • Mickus, thanks for the response. I am on an iPad/website for the site- but I don’t see where to view it as a mobile site. The bottom of the page (for me) shows a link for WordPress blogs, and the theme type as “customized newsworthy”. I’m missing something, yes? I am logged in with my WordPress account when reading, if that makes a difference. Sorry, and thanks again!

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      • LOL, I can barely see words on a normal page, much less my phone. But scrolling back and forth is a small price to pay for so much awesome free information. 🙂

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  19. Hey! Thanks for all the information you have posted here, it has been immensely helpful. I was just wondering when there would be a post regarding how to maximize your socialism rating. Any help would be massively appreciated.

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  20. You don’t need to get the game scripts from your phone, tablet or Bluestacks installation as you can download them directly from EA. I wrote some instructions that anyone can view here:

    https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6cbOv9fwSaTOVd0NXFVVGV1NVU/edit?usp=sharing

    I wrote that nearly a month ago so some of the version references are out of date but the principle is the same. No hacking or jailbreaking required, just reading text files.

    Simon

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    • Thanks Simon. The game files aren’t hacked. They are EAs little spoilers and we are passing them on to everyone. We have access to the files (Not jail broken ) and none of us use spAnser.
      Mike used spAnser for tips and credited him when he did but now he has access to the files, he doesn’t need spAser anymore. 😃

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  21. HI guys,

    I heard about the bad stuff on the other site and hot-footed it over here. I appreciate you might not be able to tell us, but I’m interested in how you find out what is in the data files?

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    • I use a MacOSX program called iFunBox. Looks like they have windows versions too. It requires an un-jailbroken iOS device connected to the computer. You can open up the app and peek around using it. I download the game scripts (which are written in xml) to my computer and read them with TextWrangler. Not terribly easy but it works for what I want to see.

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