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Post by ANDR01D on Sun 03 Nov 2013, 11:10

I thought I'd share something I discovered (dunno if it's out there already...)

I patched to 1.63.5 which adds an "Interactive Loading Screen". DISABLE it ASAP.

http://sims3.crinrict.com/en/2013/10/interactive-loading-screen.html

My towns would not load. The loading screen wouldnt even appear. It would just crash to desktop.

After doing all the normal stuff... removing mods, custom content, caches... it would still crash.

A little (a lot) of googleing lead me to discover that the new patch added this "feature".

I just hope it helps alleviate some hair pulling.

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Re: Can't get to town load screen...

Post by J.T. on Sun 03 Nov 2013, 11:18

I never encounter crashes with the interactive screen. I don't even bother to "play a little game" with interactive screen. Are you sure you have the latest Ultimate Fix? There are some problems with our previous Ultimate Fix link (our mistake putting up an outdated Fix).

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Re: Can't get to town load screen...

Post by ANDR01D on Sun 03 Nov 2013, 11:23

Yes I have the latest Ultimate Fix. I guess my game just didnt want to get along with the new screens. as soon as i disabled them *POOF* town loads properly.

well then i guess this tip is for people who MAY have the same issue I did.

...this game... so finicky sometimes...

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Post by J.T. on Sun 03 Nov 2013, 11:25

@ANDR01D wrote:Yes I have the latest Ultimate Fix. I guess my game just didnt want to get along with the new screens. as soon as i disabled them *POOF* town loads properly.

well then i guess this tip is for people who MAY have the same issue I did.

...this game... so finicky sometimes...
Please open the Ultimate Fix with WinRAR. Can you tell me the date modified of the folder #crack? If it's 18/10, then it's the latest Ultimate Fix.

By the way, the manual pach Crinrict mentioned can help solve the problem: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1870-can-t-update-the-sims-3-to-v163-fix-manual-patch-updated.

Either way, EA does destroy the game everytime a patch is released.

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Re: Can't get to town load screen...

Post by ANDR01D on Sun 03 Nov 2013, 11:30

cat2006house wrote:Please open the Ultimate Fix with WinRAR. Can you tell me the date modified of the folder #crack? If it's 18/10, then it's the latest Ultimate Fix.

By the way, the manual pach Crinrict mentioned can help solve the problem: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1870-can-t-update-the-sims-3-to-v163-fix-manual-patch-updated.

Either way, EA does destroy the game everytime a patch is released.
Yep. The modified date is indeed 10-18-2013.

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Re: Can't get to town load screen...

Post by J.T. on Sun 03 Nov 2013, 11:41

@ANDR01D wrote:
cat2006house wrote:Please open the Ultimate Fix with WinRAR. Can you tell me the date modified of the folder #crack? If it's 18/10, then it's the latest Ultimate Fix.

By the way, the manual pach Crinrict mentioned can help solve the problem: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1870-can-t-update-the-sims-3-to-v163-fix-manual-patch-updated.

Either way, EA does destroy the game everytime a patch is released.
Yep. The modified date is indeed 10-18-2013.
See if this helps:

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Delete all of the files mentioned below in C:\Users\(your computer name)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3:
Create-a-Sim CacheCasPartCache.package
Build/Buy mode cachecompositorCache.package
Mod or custom content cachescriptCache.package
New Sims and skin cachesimCompositorCache.package
Simport-related (maybe?) and other social data, if you use the wall to integrate with your MyPage on thesims3.com sitesocialCache.package
files inside the folder "Thumbnails"*.package
pictures inside the folder "FeaturedItems"thumb_*.png
files inside DCCache (not all)missingdeps.idx & dcc.ent
files that end with .bin inside the folder "Downloads" and "SigsCache"*.bin
A file that is created once you download and install a Sim/Pet (inside the folder "SavedSims")Downloadedsims.index
All of the files inside the folder "WorldCaches" and "IGACache"/
All of the files inside the folder "Featureditems" except ccmerged.package
If that doesn't help at all, rename the folder C:\Users\(your computer name)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3.

Seriously, if all these can't help, disabling the interactive screen is the last last resort.

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Re: Can't get to town load screen...

Post by ANDR01D on Sun 03 Nov 2013, 11:46

See if this helps: wrote:
cat2006house wrote:
Delete all of the files mentioned below in C:\Users\(your computer name)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3:
Create-a-Sim CacheCasPartCache.package
Build/Buy mode cachecompositorCache.package
Mod or custom content cachescriptCache.package
New Sims and skin cachesimCompositorCache.package
Simport-related (maybe?) and other social data, if you use the wall to integrate with your MyPage on thesims3.com sitesocialCache.package
files inside the folder "Thumbnails"*.package
pictures inside the folder "FeaturedItems"thumb_*.png
files inside DCCache (not all)missingdeps.idx & dcc.ent
files that end with .bin inside the folder "Downloads" and "SigsCache"*.bin
A file that is created once you download and install a Sim/Pet (inside the folder "SavedSims")Downloadedsims.index
All of the files inside the folder "WorldCaches" and "IGACache"/
All of the files inside the folder "Featureditems" except ccmerged.package
If that doesn't help at all, rename the folder C:\Users\(your computer name)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3.
thank you, but as i stated in my original post i deleted all those cache files and it still crashed. the game only loaded after i disabled the interactive loading screens. i'm totally fine without this new "feature". but i really appreciate your help.

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Re: Can't get to town load screen...

Post by J.T. on Sun 03 Nov 2013, 11:48

I see, but I don't think you have deleted some of the files I have mentioned (like the files in Featureitems or .bin).

But anyway, thanks for the tip!

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Re: Can't get to town load screen...

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sun 03 Nov 2013, 12:49

@ANDR01D wrote:I thought I'd share something I discovered (dunno if it's out there already...)

I patched to 1.63.5 which adds an "Interactive Loading Screen". DISABLE it ASAP.

http://sims3.crinrict.com/en/2013/10/interactive-loading-screen.html

My towns would not load. The loading screen wouldnt even appear. It would just crash to desktop.

After doing all the normal stuff... removing mods, custom content, caches... it would still crash.

A little (a lot) of googleing lead me to discover that the new patch added this "feature".

I just hope it helps alleviate some hair pulling.

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Hello,

Thank you for taking time to do that little research, but as far as I'm concerned, I cannot confirm any "problems" with that. If there is any trouble, it is usually caused by incompatible mods. Note that just because a mod is "compatible" with your current base game patch level, it does NOT necessarily mean that the mod is safe to use.

In that case, take out all mods and put them back in one-by-one, to find out which mod causes trouble.

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