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Post by Mayumi on Sun 29 Jun 2014, 09:22

When I click on any sim to open up the interactions menu it takes ages to load.

I already tried to factory reset so it's not cc.
I wouldn't blame my computer specs either, everything else runs smooth, could even capture the video at 60fps without slowing down the game.

If I look at the resource monitor at the same time, the action seems to consume enormous amounts of CPU time. Enormous meaning 200% more than normal, if the game actually used my whole CPU it would load in an instant. But sadly it uses about 20% of one thread out of 8, but that's an issue with the engine itself.

Here's an example of this happening in action


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Re: Clicking on sim takes ages

Post by larsV on Sun 29 Jun 2014, 11:32

got any mods installed? or poses,the more interactions you can do with a sim,the more slower it will open.

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Re: Clicking on sim takes ages

Post by Mayumi on Sun 29 Jun 2014, 12:01

Nope, it also happend with a fresh Electronic Arts/Sims 3 folder. And the number of interactions is not high, as the laptop interaction menu has 2x more options and does not lag

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Re: Clicking on sim takes ages

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sun 06 Jul 2014, 17:41

@Mayumi wrote:Nope, it also happend with a fresh Electronic Arts/Sims 3 folder. And the number of interactions is not high, as the laptop interaction menu has 2x more options and does not lag

Hello,


Check out this here:

http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t4692-game-lag-possible-fixes


Also, save that sim into the "bin", in edit-town mode. Then make a new save (maybe in another town) and put the sim into that new save. Do you get the same effects then ?
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Re: Clicking on sim takes ages

Post by Mayumi on Fri 11 Jul 2014, 08:19

Carlos wrote:Hello,


Check out this here:

http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t4692-game-lag-possible-fixes


Also, save that sim into the "bin", in edit-town mode. Then make a new save (maybe in another town) and put the sim into that new save. Do you get the same effects then ?
Nope, does not change anything. Even a completely new save with new sims has this problem.

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Fri 11 Jul 2014, 14:29

@Mayumi wrote:Nope, does not change anything. Even a completely new save with new sims has this problem.

Can you do ONLY steps #2 and #3 here ? 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.


Next, when did you actually realize that problem ? Is that a fresh installation ? Did the lag happen out of the blue, or did you do anything else before this glitch occurred ? 
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