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Launcher not working, game not working. It was fine before. [SOLVED]

Post by NatureGoddess on Sat 26 Apr 2014, 20:39

I have original Sims 3 base, high-end loft, generations and ambitions. And from you I have seasons, pets and supernatural. It was working okay before with constant crashes and error 12, but it fine for me... Now I don't know what happened, maybe an update or something else I can't remember. I don't have any mods or custom content. When I open the launcher it stops working, it rarely works. When I click play or start the sims it says they stopped working. When I delete saved game and junk files and when I end all processes except explorer and task.mgr, I can sometimes start the sims and go to create a sim but it crashes than. I used to play even more expansion and stuff packs and they worked so idk what is wrong, please help.

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Re: Launcher not working, game not working. It was fine before. [SOLVED]

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sun 27 Apr 2014, 21:57

NatureGoddess wrote:I have original Sims 3 base, high-end loft, generations and ambitions. And from you I have seasons, pets and supernatural. It was working okay before with constant crashes and error 12, but it fine for me... Now I don't know what happened, maybe an update or something else I can't remember. I don't have any mods or custom content. When I open the launcher it stops working, it rarely works. When I click play or start the sims it says they stopped working. When I delete saved game and junk files and when I end all processes except explorer and task.mgr, I can sometimes start the sims and go to create a sim but it crashes than. I used to play even more expansion and stuff packs and they worked so idk what is wrong, please help.


Hello,

Just to make sure: have another look at this here and (re-)do the steps from #2 to #4: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly

Now, even if you say you did that already, have another  look at this other topic here and re-do all steps: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t857-the-sims-3-crashes-freezes-to-desktop-fix-updated-on-7-01-2014

If your Windows is a 64-bit version AND if your computer has 4 GB of RAM or more, then focus on step #3 in particular. Download the "4 GB patch" from here. After downloading, double-click on that 4 GB patch and in the next prompt, choose the TS3W.exe in your base game location. Usually, that's C:\Program files(x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin. Wait for the message "executable successfully patched" and close the 4 GB patch.

Note that this method will not work if your Windows is a 32-bit version and/or if your computer has fewer  than 4 GB of RAM. After doing that, go on with the rest of the steps. These instructions should be pretty self-explanatory.

Now go to My Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3 and delete all contents inside the Currentgame.sims3 folder. Also, in My Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3, delete the following stuff:


-CASPartCache.package
-compositorCache.package
-scriptCache.package
-simCompositorCache.package
-socialCache.package
-plus the contents of the folders "WorldCaches" & "Thumbnails"



Re-start the game then and see if anything improved. You may even turn off your anti-virus program completely before playing The Sims 3.

Good luck !



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Re: Launcher not working, game not working. It was fine before. [SOLVED]

Post by NatureGoddess on Thu 15 May 2014, 00:23

Thank you so much, it helped Very Happy


Mod edit: good to hear that ! Very Happy  Problem solved, topic closed. If you have any other issue, feel free to get back to us again.

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