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Post by xWaterlily on Wed 14 Aug 2013, 20:10

Hi guys, I'm gonna get right to my problem. Error Code 12. I keep getting and I really don't know why. I have tried moving my saves to the desktop and then back. I delete the files that have the .bad at the end and it still doesn't work. I have the NRass Mods 
- Master Controller 
- Master ControllerCheats
- ErrorTrap
- Overwatch

I have no other mods but the storefix. I thought maybe the mods were outdated and that was why I was getting the problem but that wasn't the case.
I  read over the internet that this error is caused by the memories feature that came with generations. But in-game I have disabled memories since I installed the game onto my PC, and after receiving the error 2 times I used the MasterController feature making memories creation false and "Purge?" all memories that any sim in my "Hometown"
Still I get the error.

My computer, according to this website says I can run all the sims 3 and all the expansions very very well. So, I don't believe it is a spec issuse. I haven't had this problem before, it only cropped up a week ago and now I can't seem to get rid of it. I have been playing sims 3 since university life on this computer without any issues until now. 

Other people on the sims 3 website said that this may be a corrupt world error so I saved my family into the bin and made a new world, i managed to save 3 times (using the "Save-As" trick) before getting the error again. 
Now I almost can't ever save the game without getting this error. Could someone help me please? This is really annoying me and making me not want to play the sims 3 and I love it so much. 

P.S. I have every expansion, no stuff packs. My game is fully updated and I have done the ultimate fix. I have one save at the moment. I used to have 4 different saves that I play with every so often but I removed all but one to try and clean up this error. I have also removed the backups for the saves I have deleted.

Please help!

:newfag:  also.

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Re: Error Code 12 - Stopping me from saving

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 15 Aug 2013, 00:28

Hello and welcome to the forum !

First of all, have a look at this here: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t4523-the-sims-3-save-errors-fix-error-code-12-13-15-16-updated-24-11-2012

And do you have a 32-bit or 64-bit Windows version ?

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Re: Error Code 12 - Stopping me from saving

Post by xWaterlily on Thu 15 Aug 2013, 00:34

Thanks! 32-bit

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Re: Error Code 12 - Stopping me from saving

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 15 Aug 2013, 00:48

xWaterlily wrote:Thanks! 32-bit
And this is what I'm afraid of (of this 32-bit) pale

I'm not sure how much of the information that I posted in the link helps you, but you might also have a look at this topic here: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t11543-sims-3-error-code-12

There, look at my suggestions about "memory deletion".

More generally, try to shorten your playing sessions, and save in short intervals.

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Re: Error Code 12 - Stopping me from saving

Post by xWaterlily on Thu 15 Aug 2013, 01:24

Carlos G. wrote:
xWaterlily wrote:Thanks! 32-bit
And this is what I'm afraid of (of this 32-bit) pale

I'm not sure how much of the information that I posted in the link helps you, but you might also have a look at this topic here: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t11543-sims-3-error-code-12

There, look at my suggestions about "memory deletion".

More generally, try to shorten your playing sessions, and save in short intervals.
 I have tried this, I mentioned in my post. But sadly it did not work. I'm going to look at the first link you sent and see if anything can help me there. Thank you for getting back to me so quickly!Laughing

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Re: Error Code 12 - Stopping me from saving

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 15 Aug 2013, 01:33

xWaterlily wrote: I have tried this, I mentioned in my post. But sadly it did not work. I'm going to look at the first link you sent and see if anything can help me there. Thank you for getting back to me so quickly!Laughing
OK, I must have overlooked that. Embarassed

Are you maybe running some other background processes on your computer which need some memory ? You might even want to try closing a few processes with the "task manager".

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Re: Error Code 12 - Stopping me from saving

Post by xWaterlily on Thu 15 Aug 2013, 01:36

Um, When I play I normally close all programs even the background ones. I tend not to go on processors because I don't want to close something really important. ( I don't know too much about computers)

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Re: Error Code 12 - Stopping me from saving

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 15 Aug 2013, 01:41

xWaterlily wrote:Um, When I play I normally close all programs even the background ones. I tend not to go on processors because I don't want to close something really important. ( I don't know too much about computers)
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t4860-dark-screen-fixes

Look at the suggestions in that topic on what processes can be closed. I know the problem described there is different, but still, the part about closing background processes is good.

//EDIT

One more thing: if you actually manage to save (in short intervals), then exit the game again and wait a little while, before re-starting it. Wink

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Re: Error Code 12 - Stopping me from saving

Post by Schendrick on Sat 17 Aug 2013, 08:59

I have had this persistent error before but since the suggestions Carlos G. made on my topic before, it has reduced to showing up for once every four saves to none (but still my gametime is still limited to an hour or so). Though it may also have something to do with the fact that I only create boathouses right now, which means less save file size. I also delete the Sims University with .nhd and .package which takes up a lot of the memory in the save file. It did not affect my game in anyway, so I don't know what it actually does other than it shows up when I'm in the Uni world.

Carlos G. also introduced me to the 'Save Cleaner' which immensely helped me because it deletes all the junk files in the game. I once had a 100+ mb save file and I always had Error Code 12 every 2 or 3 saves, but then I used the Save Cleaner and it reduced the size to almost half and the error code 12 does not show up again until more saves.

The memories and the dead people basically are the major contributors of error code 12 in my game now that my house is smaller than I usually am used to having. So the MasterController helped me with both of it.

The most effective one for me though is exiting the game every 40 minutes (2x save every 20 minutes--nRaas Saver helps me with this) and then open it again. It is quite tedious though, but I learned to just go with it rather than start all over again because of the error.

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Re: Error Code 12 - Stopping me from saving

Post by J.T. on Sat 17 Aug 2013, 09:37

Hello,

If you have a look at this, it might help. If it helps, please tell us which solution helps solve your problem:

(1) Download Porter and move your household using Porter to another neighbourhood (NOTE: your sims will lose all your households' relationships outside of the new neighbourhood)

(2) Confine your play sessions to a certain amount of time, then save and restart the game from scratch.

(3) Type "Dixdiag" and hit "Enter" when you open up the Start Menu. The value after the line "Memory" is your pc's RAM. If you have more than 3000MB RAM. Allowing more RAM to be used by The Sims 3 by running "cmd" (command prompt) as Administrator.
When cmd pops up, try the following:
If you have 3072 MB of RAM installed, type bcdedit /set IncreaseUserVA 2560 and hit "Enter".
If you have 4096 MB of RAM installed, type bcdedit /set IncreaseUserVA 3072 and hit "Enter".
After that, restart your computer.

(4) Save your save-file as a new game (so you have a backup in case something goes wrong). Load the TravelDB.package in C:\Users\(your computer name)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Saves\_.sims3 using S3PE. Select all the _IMG files within the package and delete them. Save the TravelDB.package.

(5) If all these don't work, try the following (advanced):
1. Save your save-file as a new game (so you have a backup in case something goes wrong).
2. Load the NHD file using S3PE
3. Select all the SNAPfiles within the package and delete them: At the bottom make sure the boxes for Display Names and Tags are checked. Also at the bottom, fill in "SNAP" in the Tag field (without the quotes)
4. Press the Set button, you'll see the SNAP field gets copied into the box below it
5. Tick "Filter Active". S3PE now only shows you SNAP resources
6. Highlight any of the resources and press ctrl-A
7. Wait (patiently, depending on your system and the number of SNAPs) until S3PE highlights ALL the SNAPs
8. Press the Delete button on your keyboard
9. Save the NHD file.

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Re: Error Code 12 - Stopping me from saving

Post by xWaterlily on Tue 20 Aug 2013, 00:51

Thanks for all the advice, but something new has come up while trying to fix this error. I am able to save once but after this save my sims 3 game crashed to desktop. At the moment I'm trying out things the admin has said that could help fix this error. It is not as soon as I save the game crashes but it is about after an hour of gameplay that it will just randomly crash. So far I have removed my MODS folder and added the base game and expansion packs to the DEP thing and still this happens.

I can't really confirm that the error 12 has be fixed before I fix this issues.

//EDIT

Okay, so today I'm trying to get Save Cleaner to work, but I have no way of getting my saves into the box... I'm very confused on how it works.

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Post by J.T. on Tue 27 Aug 2013, 00:56

xWaterlily wrote:Thanks for all the advice, but something new has come up while trying to fix this error. I am able to save once but after this save my sims 3 game crashed to desktop. At the moment I'm trying out things the admin has said that could help fix this error. It is not as soon as I save the game crashes but it is about after an hour of gameplay that it will just randomly crash. So far I have removed my MODS folder and added the base game and expansion packs to the DEP thing and still this happens.

I can't really confirm that the error 12 has be fixed before I fix this issues.
Hello,

Have you read this? You haven't tried some of the methods mentioned there, including 4GB patch program and sims3.ini.

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Post by xWaterlily on Tue 27 Aug 2013, 01:18

I have done all the things here but 3, 6 and 7 of the things mentioned here

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Post by J.T. on Wed 28 Aug 2013, 09:50

xWaterlily wrote:I have done all the things here but 3, 6 and 7 of the things mentioned here
Hello,

Is your problem solved? Anything we can help you with?

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Re: Error Code 12 - Stopping me from saving

Post by xWaterlily on Mon 04 Nov 2013, 00:20

Oh! The problem isn't solved but I managed to deal with it. Now what I do to avoid getting the error is have memories creation off via master controller  (Nrass) and use Nrass saver and have it on a 2 save cycle. After about 4 saves I restart the game. This helps me avoid the error. Unless I go into CAS then I save 2 times then restart.

Thank you all for your help! I dont think there is much more we can do to provent this but at least I can play with it like this Smile

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