also of note: in the directory that contains all of the game's essential files and configuration, there is a folder called "Jazz"
it contains but one lone file: JazzData.package
i also found a few files that contain links to EA's internal documentation
so if anyone has access to the EA intranet as it appeared circa 2009 please check out http://ears-wiki/ctg/_docs/depot/UTF/HTML/UTFApp/Resource/ResourceConfig/doc/ResourceConfig.htm and see what it says
according to the changelogs i have files that were last modified at 09/15/2013
EA is pushing their workers so hard that they added 3 new months to the year... damn
@lynnesbian wow, all of jazz, put into a single file
@Frinkeldoodle and it's less than 3 megabytes, EA must have a damn good compression algorithm
@lynnesbian what's even more curious is that they only seem to have up to 12 days in a month, but up to 31 months
even more interesting is that every new rotation of the earth, they change month, and they change the day once they've gone through all of a numbered day in all of the months
@lynnesbian I just discovered that apparently my Ubuntu’s
file utility actually knows what this is:
$ file JazzData.package JazzData.package: Maxis Database Packed File, version: 2.0, files: 1351
@Dee oh shit
maybe i can extract the jazz....
@lynnesbian Do you have any idea what’s for?
@Sylvhem not really, i assume that it's maybe the sounds that play when a sim is "jamming" on an instrument
why it's here instead of with the rest of the game data i have no idea
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