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Post by sammybtb on Wed 29 Jan 2014, 23:33

Hello, I was playing earlier today and my sim got an opportunity to travel and explore some tomb for some simoleons. I hadn't traveled before on this particular save, so I figured why not.

So i click travel to egypt and the little "traveling" loading screen happens as it should. When I arrive in Egpyt, I can't see my sim. All info boxes are empty, no wishes, no needs, no picture of my sim, nothing. Time is still moving though and my game definitely was not frozen. So I freak out and go to edit town, thinking I could just click back in. Nope. Still can't find her and now it's trying to make me select a new household and such.

At this point I have an appointment to go to in the real world, so I save and quit. 

I just got home and tried to re-open my game and my sim still isn't anywhere to be found. When I click on the save file on the menu screen, instead of having my sim standing there, it's blank with a little outline of a house. 

How do I get my sim back? Sad I'm worried she's gone, I've put a lot of work into this save. Help

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I'm running Windows 8, by the way. I tried to screen cap but my computer isn't allowing it so here's a photo of what I'm seeing on the menu screen.

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 29 Jan 2014, 23:45

@sammybtb wrote:Hello, I was playing earlier today and my sim got an opportunity to travel and explore some tomb for some simoleons. I hadn't traveled before on this particular save, so I figured why not.

So i click travel to egypt and the little "traveling" loading screen happens as it should. When I arrive in Egpyt, I can't see my sim. All info boxes are empty, no wishes, no needs, no picture of my sim, nothing. Time is still moving though and my game definitely was not frozen. So I freak out and go to edit town, thinking I could just click back in. Nope. Still can't find her and now it's trying to make me select a new household and such.

At this point I have an appointment to go to in the real world, so I save and quit. 

I just got home and tried to re-open my game and my sim still isn't anywhere to be found. When I click on the save file on the menu screen, instead of having my sim standing there, it's blank with a little outline of a house. 

How do I get my sim back? Sad I'm worried she's gone, I've put a lot of work into this save. Help


Hello,

The first thing: when you see that something 'strange' happens in your game, NEVER save your game. So just quit without saving, even if you lose some progress.


Now..go to My Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Saves. Look for a folder called...

(Name of your savegame).sims3 and MOVE that folder out somewhere.

Then look for the folder (Name of your savegame).sims3.backup. You remove the ".backup" ending so that this folder looks like the one you just moved out.


Re-start the game and see if your old save is playable. Good luck !


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And can you please use the "edit"-button on your post to modify your post, instead of multi-posting ? Thanks. Wink  (this only means more work for me, because I have to merge your posts).


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Post by sammybtb on Wed 29 Jan 2014, 23:53

Apologies for that! I've never posted here, I will do that in the future. I did exactly what you said to do and it didn't seem to change anything. I know my sim is at the base camp in egypt.. (at least that's where she should have been) but I just can't even get back to her at this point Sad


I'm on the edit town menu by the way, I can't really do anything else. I don't have the "return to game" button, but in place of that I have "return to game setup" button. I clicked "home" in the top left corner and that took me back home but only in the edit town mode, and I can't even find my sims house. What the heck? Sad
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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 30 Jan 2014, 00:07

@sammybtb wrote:Apologies for that! I've never posted here, I will do that in the future. I did exactly what you said to do and it didn't seem to change anything. I know my sim is at the base camp in egypt.. (at least that's where she should have been) but I just can't even get back to her at this point Sad


I'm on the edit town menu by the way, I can't really do anything else. I don't have the "return to game" button, but in place of that I have "return to game setup" button. I clicked "home" in the top left corner and that took me back home but only in the edit town mode, and I can't even find my sims house. What the heck? Sad


Do you know how to install mods ?

Please download and install the LATEST versions of NRAAS_MasterController and NRAAS_Traveller.

Click on any computer then (your sim doesn't have to "go" to it, since you can't even see her. But just click on the computer). Then go to NRAAS -> Master Controller -> Town -> Reset everything. And then wait.

Now choose the option "Save as..." and choose a new name for your savegame - let the game save. Exit the game completely then.

Re-start the game and load again the save. Try travelling home now. If THAT doesn't work either, I'm clueless. Sad  You might even have to start a new save.

Alternatively, you can click in "view town" on the town hall logo (I assume there is a town hall in Egypt too ?). You'll find the same NRAAS options too.


And please, I just edited your picture in your opening post because your savegame has a swearword in it. Don't do that again. Wink


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Post by sammybtb on Thu 30 Jan 2014, 00:10

Embarassed  I'm sorry again. I'm messing up all kinds of ways over here. I've never installed a mod, though...

I'm following your instructions from the above post, I'll let you know what happens *fingers crossed*
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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 30 Jan 2014, 00:19

@sammybtb wrote:Embarassed  I'm sorry again. I'm messing up all kinds of ways over here. I've never installed a mod, though...

I'm following your instructions from the above post, I'll let you know what happens *fingers crossed*


Look at the guide on "how to install .package files", here: http://www.games4theworlddownloads.org/Downloads/Guides/How_to_install_.package_files.pdf


That should be self-explanatory. So after reading that guide, please download and install the mods I mentioned before. And then proceed as I explained in my previous post.

Good luck !

(and as long as you remember what I or the other Mods/Helpers/Admins tell you, it's still fine Wink  )


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Post by sammybtb on Thu 30 Jan 2014, 00:34

Alright, so I've installed the mods and got the little box that said they've succesfully been installed in game when i started up..back in the game...you said to click on a computer.. I don't have the option to go into live mode right now. Should I move in a random family into a random house in egypt and use a computer there? Or do I have to do it with my disappeared sim? Sorry if that doesn't make sense.

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 30 Jan 2014, 00:56

@sammybtb wrote:Alright, so I've installed the mods and got the little box that said they've succesfully been installed in game when i started up..back in the game...you said to click on a computer.. I don't have the option to go into live mode right now. Should I move in a random family into a random house in egypt and use a computer there? Or do I have to do it with my disappeared sim? Sorry if that doesn't make sense.


Is your "invisible" sim assigned to a certain house or lot ? If so, click on the roof of the house and choose NRAAS -> Master Contoller -> Reset lot.

I don't know why you can't go into "live mode", but if my suggestion isn't possible, then there is nothing you can do, besides starting a new game. I'm afraid that saving your corrupted game at the beginning was a big mistake.

Have you tried the other method I mentioned, with the save folders ?
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Post by sammybtb on Thu 30 Jan 2014, 01:07

Yes, I tried the save folders thing first. No, she isn't assigned to a househould. I arrived at basecamp and the UI was blank and I couldn't see her..so she's in some kind of base camp limbo. I guess she's assigned to the basecamp? I'm trying to do as you said by clicking the basecamp..then NRAAS -> Master Controller, but I don't see a reset lot option.

I'm searching around the internet and apparently this is a WA problem that a lot of other people have run into. I then tried to chose a new active household, just a random family in Egypt. It's letting me play this household with the random people, none of MY sims are there. 

I tried to click "return home" on the cellphone from the random sim, but it's grayed out and when I hover over it, it says "the travel family is not the active family" which leads me to believe that my "lost" sim isn't gone completely, I just can't play as her for some reason. This is such a frustrating occurrence. Sad The other mod here has a thread similar to this one that I didn't see before for some reason.

I will post a link to it here so maybe it can help somehow? WhatDidUJustCallMe? This person is basically in the same situation as me. 
OTHER THREAD HERE


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I found the "reset Lot" option and did that. What do I do now?


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I had a problem today where I lost my sim when I travelled to Egypt. After literally HOURS of messing around with the game, I finally got her back (I've made backups, don't worry haha)

My question now is, the mods that I installed were NRAAS and Traveler. I didn't use the traveler mod at all for anything, and I don't plan on ever traveling again after that mess anyways. And the NRAAS seems to be messing with my game a bit now. Whenever I am doing a new interaction with a sim I'm talking to, my sim will disappear and re-appear a couple of feet away. I'm assuming this has something to do with the mods.

I would like to uninstall them. Is there a certain way to do this? Do I just delete the "Mods" folder from My Documents -> Electronic Arts?

I need to know the proper way to cleanly uninstall or rid of these mods, I don't want my game to be glitch-y any longer (I did not have this glitch before the mods).




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Been online for hours, still looking for a solution. Anyone?


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Post by chowdary on Thu 30 Jan 2014, 05:47

@sammybtb wrote:I had a problem today where I lost my sim when I travelled to Egypt. After literally HOURS of messing around with the game, I finally got her back (I've made backups, don't worry haha)

My question now is, the mods that I installed were NRAAS and Traveler. I didn't use the traveler mod at all for anything, and I don't plan on ever traveling again after that mess anyways. And the NRAAS seems to be messing with my game a bit now. Whenever I am doing a new interaction with a sim I'm talking to, my sim will disappear and re-appear a couple of feet away. I'm assuming this has something to do with the mods.

I would like to uninstall them. Is there a certain way to do this? Do I just delete the "Mods" folder from My Documents -> Electronic Arts?

I need to know the proper way to cleanly uninstall or rid of these mods, I don't want my game to be glitch-y any longer (I did not have this glitch before the mods).
Hi there, u need remove mods so that the mods will be gone or u can just cut mods to anywhere.

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