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Save a family without booting up sims 3?

Post by doreiku on Sat 04 May 2013, 08:09

So I've recently found out that my current save is a major issue. I can't play for more than two seconds before it crashes. I booted it up without the save files and it worked perfectly.

Is there anyway that I can rescue my family without playing the sims?

Thank you!

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Re: Save a family without booting up sims 3?

Post by Phoebe on Sat 04 May 2013, 09:36

Hello,

Sorry to hear that, crashing problems are irritating. But maybe, Nrass' Errortrap can help you for saving the files. Please let me know the results. Crossed my fingers!

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Re: Save a family without booting up sims 3?

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sat 04 May 2013, 17:21

@doreiku wrote:So I've recently found out that my current save is a major issue. I can't play for more than two seconds before it crashes. I booted it up without the save files and it worked perfectly.

Is there anyway that I can rescue my family without playing the sims?

Thank you!

Hello there,

I don't suppose it makes any difference (to the crashing) if you pause the game immediately after starting ? The thing is, if you have "enough time", you can use
the "Porter" mod to "rescue" your sims to another town. But yes, as Phoebe said, try "Errortrap" and maybe "Overwatch" too.

Otherwise I can't stress this enough (and I'm repeating myself again): dear fellow Simmers, you should regularly backup your savefiles to a safe place (USB-stick, or whatever). In Windows they are located in Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3 and then the folder "Saves".
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Re: Save a family without booting up sims 3?

Post by doreiku on Sun 05 May 2013, 05:44

Thanks to the both of you for helping Smile

I've had error trap for awhile but the porter mod is new to me. Fortunately, I copied my town, renamed it, rescued my people and made a new town. So far it has only happened once out of the three hours I was playing, AND it happened directly after I saved Very Happy

I've saved em now and hopefully the other issue resolves itself... Razz

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Re: Save a family without booting up sims 3?

Post by Adwomin on Sun 05 May 2013, 10:54

Hello,

Glad to hear it's all working fine, so far.
We'll keep this topic open for you, please let us know the result after a while. Good luck!

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