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Launcher takes forever to open. [SOLVED]

Post by candyrawr711 on Tue 06 May 2014, 15:03

I have been having the issue of my launcher taking nearly forever to open. My mac specs are fine and I have a little amount of ccs. I was wondering if anyone knows of some tips or could help me with this. Thanks ^w^)/
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Re: Launcher takes forever to open. [SOLVED]

Post by Dieneryn on Fri 09 May 2014, 17:45

Hello,

Firstly, you can start by removing the CCs. If it runs faster, the CCs might be the problem. Otherwise, you may try some of the solutions below:

Solution 1: Reducing Game Memory Usage
- Lower your game resolution.
- Use the "Save As" option instead of "Save" to generate new "healthy" files.
- Keep your Sim's inventory as empty as possible.
- Disable "Memories" from your in-game options.
- Delete existing "Memories" with the Nraas MasterController. [NRAAS/Master Controller/Sim/Intermediate/Remove memories>Homeworld]
- Read this link that Phoebe has posted before. It has many suggestions on how you can reduce memory usage which are quite often the causes of crashes.


Solution 2: Defragment your Mac
- Yes, you read me right. Macs actually do need to be defragmented, especially if you have large files. The Sims 3 files usually get very fragmented during installation, which means it takes a long time for the Mac to read the files, causing lags and eventually crashes.
- I personally use iDefrag. It is a little pricey, but definitely a great investment if you intend to keep your Mac healthy for a long time. Otherwise, you can look for any other alternative you wish. 


Solution 3: Free-up Space in your Mac
- Clean up your files regularly and keep enough space in your Mac. It helps a lot!
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Re: Launcher takes forever to open. [SOLVED]

Post by candyrawr711 on Fri 09 May 2014, 23:02

Thank you so much! Solution 2 really helped. I never knew that macs need to be defragmented(the more you know I guess). Thanks a lot!!!!
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Re: Launcher takes forever to open. [SOLVED]

Post by Dieneryn on Thu 15 May 2014, 04:46

That's great to know! I'll close this topic for now Smile Don't hesitate to contact us again if you need help!

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