Stuck on Save Screen ( 2 Hours and Going) :(

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Stuck on Save Screen ( 2 Hours and Going) :(

Post by madleom on Mon 28 Jul 2014, 21:30

I don't know if its a bug or there's something wrong with the game itself, but whenever I try to save after editing a town or build/buying on a new lot in a new game, the save screen would come up and the circle thing around the green diamond would keep on moving. 

I force quit the game and try again. I've encountered this more than once, so I'm not sure if its something I installed wrong or my copy of the game is wacked.

Please please help. Sad

ps. Ive installed the base game (for the mac with the .app file) until university, with all my installers coming from g4tw. I do have mods and cc on.  

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Re: Stuck on Save Screen ( 2 Hours and Going) :(

Post by coffeejunkie on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 16:36

Do you edit a town with a family selected ?

If so, than start a new game with the same family and see if the problem happens again.

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Re: Stuck on Save Screen ( 2 Hours and Going) :(

Post by madleom on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 17:08

I've started it again, but this time I realized it only happened after Ive used a cheat. Any cheat for that matter, even if I turn off the cheat it won't save.

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Post by coffeejunkie on Wed 30 Jul 2014, 17:09

In your SavedGame folder, look for any backup_bad ( or something like it, I don't have it precisely in mind ) - delete it and see if it helps.

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Post by madleom on Thu 31 Jul 2014, 17:15

Hi there! Thanks for the suggestion Smile When I tried to just delete the bad backup, it wouldn't work and decided to reset my whole sims to original factory settings. It worked like a charm but Im slowly putting back my old saves, so far its okay without the mods. 

I'll try and figure out which one was messing up the game, but thanks for the help! Very Happy

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Re: Stuck on Save Screen ( 2 Hours and Going) :(

Post by Julesrules on Mon 04 Aug 2014, 12:44

Hi everyone,
I'm replying because i have the same problem, but the solution given here doesn't work for me Sad.

The problem: 
The game saves FOREVER after building a new door, forcing me to quit.
In edit town mode, the families and lots have names that are file paths. (e.g. dot08_WORLD/emptylot/.... (i can't remember the rest).

Thing I've tried that did not work:
- removing mods (I only have the store fix from this site)
- running without CC
- uninstalling and re-installing worlds
- choosing save as
- playing with a different family

... all of these result in endless saving, making the game unplayable Sad.

Does anyone recognize this problem or maybe have a suggestion to fixing it? I would be forever grateful!!

thanks in advance
Jules

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Post by coffeejunkie on Tue 05 Aug 2014, 15:42

Did you try to just delete the cache files in your Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 3 folder ?

- CASPartCache.package
- compositorCache.package
- scriptCache.package
- simCompositorCache.package
- socialCache.package

I'd suggest you check your Saves folder too, if you see any backup with backup_bad -> delete it.

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Re: Stuck on Save Screen ( 2 Hours and Going) :(

Post by Julesrules on Wed 06 Aug 2014, 10:25

Hi,
thanks for replying!
I deleted the cache files and the backup but it's not helping. =(
Any other suggestions? 

PS: when i choose a household in a new town to see if it's working the sims don't have names but file paths. maybe this is a clue?

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Re: Stuck on Save Screen ( 2 Hours and Going) :(

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 14 Aug 2014, 16:07

@Julesrules wrote:Hi,
thanks for replying!
I deleted the cache files and the backup but it's not helping. =(
Any other suggestions? 

PS: when i choose a household in a new town to see if it's working the sims don't have names but file paths. maybe this is a clue?


Hello,


I'm so sorry for the late reply, but in case you haven't noticed it yet, please take some time to check out this thread here, by me:

http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t17462-possible-issues-with-store-fixes



On page 2 of that thread, I have uploaded "corrected" store fixes, with which the saving process should work again. Good luck ! 
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