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Post by LeeV on Fri 31 Jan 2014, 11:14

I recently re-installed all my sims games (I bought The base game, Ambitions, Showtime, Pets, Late Night, World Adventures and Supernatural and downloaded Movie Stuff, University Life, Into the Future and Seasons).

I updated to the newest patch en updated all my mods. The game worked perfectly. 
I then downloaded some sims from the Exchange as well as some other content from other sites.
Since then whenever I created a sim and click on accep, it gets stuck on the processing screen when I have to edit the relationships. I can't create any freakin' sims!
I took away all my CC, uninstalled the latest downloads and sims - but it still won't work. 
I re-applied the manual patch and ultimate fix - still nothing.

I am getting so frustrated with this game! I spend more time uninstalling and re-installing and googling issues than I spend playing!

Can someone please help with this?

I just want to create some sims and play my game!

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Re: Stuck on Processing Screen when creating sims - please help! [SOLVED]

Post by Shamrock on Fri 31 Jan 2014, 12:36

Please go to Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 and delete the ScriptCache.package.
See whether this helps.

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Re: Stuck on Processing Screen when creating sims - please help! [SOLVED]

Post by LeeV on Fri 31 Jan 2014, 13:11

Hi there,

I deleted the ScriptCache.package - still stuck on processing.

I deleted the Sims 3 folder in Documents\Electronic Arts as well, restarted the game, also still problem.
I have noticed it is only when I want to add extra family members or when I go to premade sims and want to save or edit the relationships at the end that this happens.

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Re: Stuck on Processing Screen when creating sims - please help! [SOLVED]

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Fri 31 Jan 2014, 19:18

@LeeV wrote:Hi there,

I deleted the ScriptCache.package - still stuck on processing.

I deleted the Sims 3 folder in Documents\Electronic Arts as well, restarted the game, also still problem.
I have noticed it is only when I want to add extra family members or when I go to premade sims and want to save or edit the relationships at the end that this happens.

 Sad


Hello there,

Have a look at this topic here and do all steps (except step #1, since you seemingly did that already):

http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t857-the-sims-3-crashes-freezes-to-desktop-fix-updated-on-7-01-2014-updated


When you're at step #3, download that "4 GB patch" and then double-click on it. Then choose the TS3W.exe in your Sims 3 base game location, usually C:\Program files(x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin.

Wait for the message "executable successfully patched" and close the 4 GB patch. Keep in mind though that this 'method' ONLY works if your Windows is a 64-bit version AND if your computer has 4 GB of RAM or more.

At then end, re-start the game again.

Good luck, and keep us updated !
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Re: Stuck on Processing Screen when creating sims - please help! [SOLVED]

Post by LeeV on Fri 31 Jan 2014, 19:30

Thank you - I'll try it and let you know

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Fri 31 Jan 2014, 19:36

@LeeV wrote:Thank you - I'll try it and let you know


Sure, sure.

Another thing: you might even try lowering your graphics settings in the in-game options menu, and see how this affects your game's performance.
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Re: Stuck on Processing Screen when creating sims - please help! [SOLVED]

Post by LeeV on Sat 01 Feb 2014, 12:40

Ok, so I did all of the steps in the topic you mentioned and applied the 4GB patch as well - still no change.

Still gets stuck on processing after I've edited them and want to edit relationships.

I also used Delphy's Dashboard to check all my packages - everything is fine (used s3pe to merge packages)
Used Delphy's Custard to check all my sims3packs - all good

Everything worked fine until I installed content from the exchange - but I deleted all those files.

I really don't want to uninstall everything again - so frustrating

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Re: Stuck on Processing Screen when creating sims - please help! [SOLVED]

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sat 01 Feb 2014, 21:16

@LeeV wrote:Ok, so I did all of the steps in the topic you mentioned and applied the 4GB patch as well - still no change.

Still gets stuck on processing after I've edited them and want to edit relationships.

I also used Delphy's Dashboard to check all my packages - everything is fine (used s3pe to merge packages)
Used Delphy's Custard to check all my sims3packs - all good

Everything worked fine until I installed content from the exchange - but I deleted all those files.

I really don't want to uninstall everything again - so frustrating


Hello,

I used to use Delphy's dashboard, but stopped doing so because I find it highly unreliable. Instead, I basically use my intuition and experience when downloading and installing CC. For example: the risk of something 'going wrong' is much bigger with downloading user-made CC ("third-party content") than with the official Sims 3 store items.

Please go to My Documents/Electronic Arts and rename the folder "The Sims 3" into anything you like, just change the folder's name.

Re-start the game and make a new save. Play for a while in that new save and see if you still get that issue. If you don't get that issue anymore, it means that something was wrong with your "old stuff" - either corrupted savefiles or bad/incompatible CC.

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Re: Stuck on Processing Screen when creating sims - please help! [SOLVED]

Post by LeeV on Sun 16 Feb 2014, 10:24

Hi there,

I basically deleted all my CC and put them back one by one checking to see if the problem persists. 

Even though I deleted the content from the exchange, some of the stuff remained.

A long and veeery tedious process, but it's finally sorted!

Won't be relying on Delphy's Dashboard anymore. Started a new way of installing CC, so I know when something goes wrong, which ones to delete first to resolve the issue.

Thanks for all the help!


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