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Post by Juice Box Monstah on Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:24 pm

(IMPORTANT: Before you follow this guide please review the following posts by Admin:
Installing The Sims 3 Correctly -- Make sure you have installed your games correctly by clicking here.
Ultimate Fix -- If you haven't yet, please download and install The Ultimate Fix by clicking here.
Updated Store Fix -- Please make sure you have updated your store fixes by clicking here.
If all of the above have failed to fix your game, proceed to the guide below!)


So a lot of you have been having this problem where the class schedule is empty in your game, you can't listen to lectures, you can't move into certain lots, you have no progress bar, certain items won't work correctly, and many other problems.
Good news! There IS a temporary solution, so don't you fret! :]

Here is what you will need to do. Follow the instructions below, step by step:

1. You need to clear the cache.
a. To do this, go to "C:\Users\(YourComputerUsernameGoesHere)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\DCBackup"
b. Delete everything in that folder except for "ccmerged.package"
c. Now you need to go to "C:\Users\(YourComputerUsernameGoesHere)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3"
d. Delete the following files, "CASPartCache.package, compositorCache.package, scriptCache.package, simCompositorCache.package"

2. Remove the store fix.
a. Go to "C:\Users\(YourComputerUsernameGoesHere)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages"
b. Delete "StoreFix_UnAwesome"
c. Go to "C:\Users\(YourComputerUsernameGoesHere)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Overrides"
d. Delete "StoreFix_UnAwesome"
(NOTE: The file you need to delete will sometimes be in one folder and not the other, or, if you are like me, it will be in both folders.)
(NOTE: Yes, there are other store fix files in the folders mentioned above, do not delete them unless further instructed!)

Now you should be able to play your game with out any problems. You will also be able to keep your store items in your game (if you have them)! So go ahead and see if your problems are fixed, and if not, come back to this thread for more steps you can take to fix your game.

If the steps above did not work for you, fear not, there is more you can do to fix this!

3. Remove the other store fix files.
a. Go to "C:\Users\(YourComputerUsernameGoesHere)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages"
b. Delete "StoreFix_Fixes" and "StoreFix_DecrapFixes"
c. Go to "C:\Users\(YourComputerUsernameGoesHere)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Overrides"
d. Delete "StoreFix_Fixes" and "StoreFix_DecrapFixes"
(NOTE: The files you are deleting are just like before, could be in one folder and not the other, could be in both!)

Now try your game! :]

Still not working? :[ Well here is one more solution!

4. Remove some mods!
a. First of all, here is a list of mods that people have removed from the game to get it to work, this will give you a good idea of what mods you can keep (or delete, depending). Also, it would be wise to make sure that your mods are updated before removing them.

Mod Removal List:
Register
StoryProgression
Traveler
Any/All Skill Mods
Woohooer
No Autonomous
AdditionalActivites
HidenSkillsUnhidden
NoBuildSparkles
Mover


(NOTE: If you have removed a mod and it got your game to work, let me know and I will add it to the list!)

b. Go to "C:\Users\(YourComputerUsernameGoesHere)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods" or "C:\Users\(YourComputerUsernameGoesHere)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages" and look for mods that could be messing up your game.
c. You are going to remove one mod at a time. This WILL require patience. You remove one mod, (I suggest putting it in a backup folder), then try to play your game. If it doesn't work, repeat this step.
d. Once you find the mod that is corrupting your game, you can get rid of it completely, all the mods in your backup folder (except for the corrupted one if it's in there) can go back into your game.


If none of the solutions above have worked for you, (but they really should have worked!), you might want to try starting over with this guide and follow each step very carefully. If you still have failed to fix the problem(s) you are having, check the forum for other solutions, and if you can't find any, or they have failed you, by all means, post a new topic. Thank you, and happy simming!  The Sims Plumbob 1


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Re: Guide: Sims 3 University Life (All In Game Problems) Fix!

Post by larsV on Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:52 pm

great guide happy simming

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Re: Guide: Sims 3 University Life (All In Game Problems) Fix!

Post by Juice Box Monstah on Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:43 pm

larsV wrote:great guide happy simming
Thank you, I'm just glad to help out in some way!

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Re: Guide: Sims 3 University Life (All In Game Problems) Fix!

Post by steak n eggs on Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:24 am

But is it helping anyone? I've had two crashes (well my distraught over emotional 9 year old has) today in CAS and am wondering what's up since I put in University!

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Re: Guide: Sims 3 University Life (All In Game Problems) Fix!

Post by Juice Box Monstah on Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:47 am

steak n eggs wrote:But is it helping anyone? I've had two crashes (well my distraught over emotional 9 year old has) today in CAS and am wondering what's up since I put in University!

Yes, it has helped. :]

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Re: Guide: Sims 3 University Life (All In Game Problems) Fix!

Post by mslisalisa on Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:18 am

Just bookmarked this thread. I'm about to add all my cc content into the mods folder (without any other game mods) Then from there I am going to add the mods that I normally use with the exception of the ones you have mentioned.

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Re: Guide: Sims 3 University Life (All In Game Problems) Fix!

Post by Juice Box Monstah on Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:39 am

mslisalisa wrote:Just bookmarked this thread. I'm about to add all my cc content into the mods folder (without any other game mods) Then from there I am going to add the mods that I normally use with the exception of the ones you have mentioned.
Good luck, let me know how it turns out for you!

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Re: Guide: Sims 3 University Life (All In Game Problems) Fix!

Post by vingtsecondes on Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:10 am

Hi! If I do not have any mods installed, I can just go with Step 1 right?

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Re: Guide: Sims 3 University Life (All In Game Problems) Fix!

Post by TheMarquess61687 on Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:51 pm

Just thought I'd put my two cents in and say this helped fix my problem as well.

I did all three steps one by one beginning with the caches. Started the game and went to my Sims class schedule. Didn't work. Next I deleted the store fixes and again it didn't work.
It was then I took out all of my mods that includes cars, objects, hair,etc. and put them on my desktop. Started the game, clicked on the schedule and.........it worked! I believe custom female hair just may be a big culprit because this has happened to me before.

Counting this, it has happened four times and, like a Sim, every time I wanted to bash my head on the keyboard in frustration, it would dawn on me that I should take the hair out of the game and test it. It was some custom hairstyle that was corrupted continually crashing the game. I put my "in game" mods back (master controller, pregnancy controller) in it's folder along with the custom object mods and everything was still in working order.

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Re: Guide: Sims 3 University Life (All In Game Problems) Fix!

Post by Panda_Kelly on Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:44 pm

OH MY GOD!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! My problem was not being able to use the new stuff like the science machine or spray painting thing and I would just click on it and nothing would happen, but again, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! The first ones didn't work but I deleted the Hidden Skills Unhidden Mod, and it worked!!! Thank you so much for saying to delete mods because I would of never figured that out with out you!!!

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Re: Guide: Sims 3 University Life (All In Game Problems) Fix!

Post by deblake60 on Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:14 pm

Juice Box, would it be okay to copy and paste and then print out a hard copy? Since you are the author, I would only do so with your permission.

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Re: Guide: Sims 3 University Life (All In Game Problems) Fix!

Post by Juice Box Monstah on Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:42 pm

deblake60 wrote:Juice Box, would it be okay to copy and paste and then print out a hard copy? Since you are the author, I would only do so with your permission.
Sure, go for it! :]

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Re: Guide: Sims 3 University Life (All In Game Problems) Fix!

Post by deblake60 on Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:02 pm

Thank you!

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Re: Guide: Sims 3 University Life (All In Game Problems) Fix!

Post by Awesome Jacket on Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:50 pm

Unfortunately this didn't fix my problem, my problem is that after I get my degree, I can't interact with anyone, use my phone, or when my ride gets there to take me back to my home outside of the university, well, it never comes so I'm stuck. Any advice?

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Post by deblake60 on Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:12 pm

I haven't got that far yet, but is it possible to use the computer to "move out" of the University??

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Re: Guide: Sims 3 University Life (All In Game Problems) Fix!

Post by BrittanyYoungx on Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:50 pm

Deleted everything before my soccer game. Gonna give this a go and hope it works!!

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Re: Guide: Sims 3 University Life (All In Game Problems) Fix!

Post by Awesome Jacket on Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:08 am

deblake60 wrote:I haven't got that far yet, but is it possible to use the computer to "move out" of the University??

Thanks for the quick response

Well, I tried that but my only option is to drop out. After selecting it it stole $1,000 from me and nothing else. Also I've tried resetSim and that didn't fix problem.

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Post by BrittanyYoungx on Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:41 am

Thanks... Hope it works for others.

No luck on my end! Still no schedule.

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I need help!

Post by jones3j4 on Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:05 am

I'm not having any crashing issues but my sims cannot get into their college classes!
I send them to class and it takes way after their class starts to get there. Once they do get there they can't get in because too many sims are trying to get into the door! Any advise?

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Re: Guide: Sims 3 University Life (All In Game Problems) Fix!

Post by Awesome Jacket on Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:10 am

jones3j4 wrote:I'm not having any crashing issues but my sims cannot get into their college classes!
I send them to class and it takes way after their class starts to get there. Once they do get there they can't get in because too many sims are trying to get into the door! Any advise?

I've had that issue too, I don't think it will register you as skipping until maybe an hour later. My advice is to get a closer dorm next term and brave the slobs that will be living with you lol

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