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Post by heva2k on Wed 16 Oct 2013, 21:43

so first of all i havent played sims for a few months i updates my game using the manuel patch as i always get invalid file, instlled movie stuff pack, and then ultimate fix as usual, then installed moonlight hollow on loading i thougt something looked wrong but didnt clikc till i nticed i had no ppl in moonlight hollow, then i realised there wasnt a list of saved games upon playing its acting like a new game all settings bk to facotry and its askign me if i want a tutiorial, also my custom content has dissapered?

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Re: lost save games after installing stff pack

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Thu 17 Oct 2013, 16:36

Hello,

Have a look at the The Sims 3 folder in Documents, is there anything strange about it?

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Re: lost save games after installing stff pack

Post by heva2k on Thu 17 Oct 2013, 20:53

tbh i cant tell b ut my saves folder i deffo empty, its like even though i didnt do anything in my dcs i did it all thru cdrive, ive ended up with a fresh game Sad

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Post by invalidusername on Thu 17 Oct 2013, 21:13

As odd as this is, it also happened to me. I had a backup of my games & mods, so I didn't lose them, but it's like I reset the folder. I did the same things as you down to not having played for a while, only minus the new world. I thought I must have done something wrong, but since it happened to someone else too, I'm wondering where we did something to make our games reset themselves.
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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 17 Oct 2013, 21:20

heva2k wrote:tbh i cant tell b ut my saves folder i deffo empty, its like even though i didnt do anything in my dcs i did it all thru cdrive, ive ended up with a fresh game Sad
invalidusername wrote:As odd as this is, it also happened to me. I had a backup of my games & mods, so I didn't lose them, but it's like I reset the folder. I did the same things as you down to not having played for a while, only minus the new world. I thought I must have done something wrong, but since it happened to someone else too, I'm wondering where we did something to make our games reset themselves.
Hello all,

It's just a theory, but what I always do before patching and installing expansions is to rename/remove the folder "The Sims 3", because the things inside that folder (savefiles, mods, CC, etc.) can be "modified" during patching  - sometimes with bizarre results. Shocked

To the topic creator, if there's really nothing there inside your "The Sims 3"-folder, and you don't have a backup, then I'm afraid there's nothing you can do. Wat.  You might want to try the same as I always do, next time before patching or installing an expansion pack.



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Re: lost save games after installing stff pack

Post by heva2k on Thu 17 Oct 2013, 21:26

yeh ive accpeted i cnat get the saves bk but thats no biggu really and wil have to redwnload all my custom content a  dont have any og them either, but what bout the fact midnight hollow has no sims in it other then my fmaily, i havent checked other worlds yet, i vaugly remember someone mention thi after an expansion pack not sure if it was uni?

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Re: lost save games after installing stff pack

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 17 Oct 2013, 21:30

heva2k wrote:yeh ive accpeted i cnat get the saves bk but thats no biggu really and wil have to redwnload all my custom content a  dont have any og them either, but what bout the fact midnight hollow has no sims in it other then my fmaily, i havent checked other worlds yet, i vaugly remember someone mention thi after an expansion pack not sure if it was uni?
I have to admit I'm not sure about that problem; but can you try following the instructions in the following topic ? http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t2208-sims3pack-installed-world-inaccessible-or-wont-install-fix

If you do all of that, it should remove your "Midnight Hollow" world from the game. And after that, of course, you should re-install the world with the launcher. Then start the game, make again a new savegame (just to test) and see if anything changed.

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Re: lost save games after installing stff pack

Post by SimsSlave on Fri 01 Nov 2013, 01:59

Actually, my family is missing but there is one folder, it says Newton.sims3.backup
The family was originally Newton. There are other files. There seems to be the Newton.sims3 original folder. How can I fix that and get my family back?


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