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Post by Anneloine on Thu 09 Jan 2014, 15:38

Hello  Smile 

So my problem is that the game suddenly won't save. It doesn't freeze or anything, but the saving circle just keeps on going and going with no result. Just endless saving. And then I just have to exit via task manager. 

I have read some threads about this problem and possible fixes, but the thing is, is that I'm playing the legacy challenge. I'm only at my second generation, but it would suck to have to start again. 

So is there anyway to fix this problem without having to quit this legacy challenge? 

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Re: Stuck on saving

Post by Shamrock on Thu 09 Jan 2014, 15:52

Have you been playing for a long period of time without saving?

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Post by Anneloine on Thu 09 Jan 2014, 15:57

No, not really. I try to save as often as I remember to. It started yesterday all of a sudden. I had been playing for about and hour and saved and then it worked fine. I took a break and played some more, maybe one more hour, pressed save and it just went on and on without no result. I waited for quite a while but nothing happened.
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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 09 Jan 2014, 17:49

@Anneloine wrote:No, not really. I try to save as often as I remember to. It started yesterday all of a sudden. I had been playing for about and hour and saved and then it worked fine. I took a break and played some more, maybe one more hour, pressed save and it just went on and on without no result. I waited for quite a while but nothing happened.


Hello,

I'm sorry to hear that you lost some gameplay progress, but unfortunately, this "endless saving" happens sometimes, even with strong computers. Although my desktop computer can easily handle the Sims 3 and all expansions, I always save every 30 (real-life) minutes, and after about an hour of playing I exit the game for a while, to "relieve" the computer and to reduce the "stress" on it. Occasionally, this endless saving also happens to me. For the future, you should do the same as I do (shorten playing sessions, saving often and exiting the game for a while).

Before you re-start the game next time, go to My Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3 and delete all contents of the folder Currentgame.sims3. Then re-start the game and play on.

I hope this helps you for the future ! Smile



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Re: Stuck on saving

Post by Anneloine on Thu 09 Jan 2014, 18:22

Thanks for the reply  Smile  


Unfortunately, that folder was allready empty.  Shocked
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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 09 Jan 2014, 18:33

@Anneloine wrote:Unfortunately, that folder was allready empty.  Shocked


Nevermind. Smile  Then just skip this step, and start the game right away.



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Re: Stuck on saving

Post by Anneloine on Thu 09 Jan 2014, 19:02

Carlos wrote:
@Anneloine wrote:Unfortunately, that folder was allready empty.  Shocked


Nevermind. Smile  Then just skip this step, and start the game right away.


Yea, it doesn't work  Sad  I'm not able to save.
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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 09 Jan 2014, 19:12

@Anneloine wrote:Yea, it doesn't work  Sad  I'm not able to save.


Go to My Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Saves. Look for the name of your savefolder, and move it out, to any other location; but move the folder out of this "Saves".

Then, look if you have another folder with the name of your savegame (in "Saves"). It should have a ".backup" ending. You rename the folder so that it looks like the one you moved out before, so just remove the ".backup"-ending.

Re-start the game and try saving again.

Also, can you try the options "Save as..." or "Save" ? Do you always get the same result ?

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Re: Stuck on saving

Post by Anneloine on Thu 09 Jan 2014, 21:35

Carlos wrote:
@Anneloine wrote:Yea, it doesn't work  Sad  I'm not able to save.


Go to My Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Saves. Look for the name of your savefolder, and move it out, to any other location; but move the folder out of this "Saves".

Then, look if you have another folder with the name of your savegame (in "Saves"). It should have a ".backup" ending. You rename the folder so that it looks like the one you moved out before, so just remove the ".backup"-ending.

Re-start the game and try saving again.

Also, can you try the options "Save as..." or "Save" ? Do you always get the same result ?
Thank you so much! I did this and I also deleted my cache files and now it workes completely fine again  Very Happy
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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 09 Jan 2014, 21:46

@Anneloine wrote:Thank you so much! I did this and I also deleted my cache files and now it workes completely fine again  Very Happy


I'm glad to hear that ! Very Happy  Can I help you with anything else ?

Also, what I forgot to mention before, you should regularly backup the folder "Saves" (My Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3), to a safe place, like an external hard-drive or a USB-flashdrive. Wink 

How often you do that is up to you, but I guess it also depends on how often you play The Sims 3.





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