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Post by cielpurple on Sun 17 Aug 2014, 04:28

Hello! I have been a fan of Games4theworld since I started playing The Sims 3.





My game is in perfect condition, no problems until our PC needs a fresh reformat of the OS (Win.7).




I started installing TS3 including EPs (all downloaded from G4TW) including some Sims3 Store items.




I started playing again around a week ago. What's bothering me is that my game keeps on going to desktop. It doesn't really "crash" because I can simply click the icon again and continue playing. But it's starting to be a bother whenever I enter Build/Buy.





It keeps on returning to desktop.

I have the following EPs installed:
Generations
Ambitions
Seasons
70's, 80's, 90's stuff
Island Paradise

I have the following Mods from Nraas:
Mastercontroller
OnceRead
Overwatch


I also have Game Booster.

 
please  Help  me.  Thank you in advance.  Very Happy  The Sims Plumbob 1

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Re: My Sims 3 just keeps on going to desktop

Post by Shamrock on Sun 17 Aug 2014, 17:05

Hello,


Does it crash to desktop (you can't return to the game)?
Or just switches?

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Re: My Sims 3 just keeps on going to desktop

Post by cielpurple on Mon 18 Aug 2014, 11:06

Hello! It just switches to desktop. Then I can click the Sims icon on the taskbar and I can continue playing. But it keeps on switching. I thought game booster might help but I am not sure though.

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Re: My Sims 3 just keeps on going to desktop

Post by LoriliHime on Mon 18 Aug 2014, 16:36

It would be because of notifications from other programs runnin g in the back ground. Mine used to close every time I got a messege on skype (VERY irritating) I would suggest looking at some of the programs running in the background. Sometimes running the game as administrator helps. If neither of those things work please be sure to let us know so we can help figure it out Smile

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Re: My Sims 3 just keeps on going to desktop

Post by cielpurple on Tue 19 Aug 2014, 17:55

Greetings!
I played the game earlier today (+8GMT) and I've tried playing it as administrator and I have noticed that the switching didn't occur within 3 straight hours. What happens is that it lags on a specific Sim. Just one Sim which I made. The other in game sim (his wife and children) doesn't lag. It's kinda annoying because it lags about 5 sim seconds and he works as a gardener. Sorry about this new problem  Sad 

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Re: My Sims 3 just keeps on going to desktop

Post by Sephymuffins on Tue 19 Aug 2014, 20:12

@cielpurple wrote:Greetings!
I played the game earlier today (+8GMT) and I've tried playing it as administrator and I have noticed that the switching didn't occur within 3 straight hours. What happens is that it lags on a specific Sim. Just one Sim which I made. The other in game sim (his wife and children) doesn't lag. It's kinda annoying because it lags about 5 sim seconds and he works as a gardener. Sorry about this new problem  Sad 

I have two recommendations for you, when it comes to your sims lagging every so often:

1.  Go to: /My Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/.
Once you are in this folder, scroll down.  Delete the following files:  CASPartCache.packagecompositorCache.packagescriptCache.packagesimCompositorCache.package.   
Note:  You want to delete all four of these specific cache files whenever you either add a new neighborhood, download any custom content that will appear in Create a Family (CAS), when you download any mods, etc.  It is essential that you clear your game’s cache when anything new is added so that your game will run as smoothly and glitch free as possible.  Keep in mind as well, this step also applies if you end up taking away Custom Content (CC) or mods, too.  Not all files with the word ‘cache’ in them should be deleted, just the ones listed above.


2. Install these two mods:  Overwatch  and  MasterController.
Link 1: http://nraas.wikispaces.com/Overwatch
Link 2: http://nraas.wikispaces.com/MasterController

Note: The easiest way to use the Master Controller is to load up a family (perhaps even a family/save game that is acting slow or laggy), zooming out to 'Town View' and find your Town Hall.  Click on it and select the option 'NRass' then 'Master Controller'.  A whole menu should pop up for you.  At that point, click 'Town' and then 'Reset Everything'.  Let the mod and the game do its thing, as this may take a minute.  I suggest doing this every 12 hours (basically every day you play the game).  You can do this even after making a new family or save file!


I highly recommend doing #1 first, clearing the cache before game start up and then doing #2 after the cache has been cleared.  Boot up your saved game, and follow the steps above.


Let me know if this helps!

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Re: My Sims 3 just keeps on going to desktop

Post by cielpurple on Wed 20 Aug 2014, 03:04

Hello!
I have MasterController and Overwatch installed already. I will try that Smile Thanks!

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Re: My Sims 3 just keeps on going to desktop

Post by cielpurple on Wed 20 Aug 2014, 12:16

Hello!

I've tried deleting the cache files and resetting the game using Mastercontroller but that specific Sim is still laggy.

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Re: My Sims 3 just keeps on going to desktop

Post by Sephymuffins on Wed 20 Aug 2014, 16:19

Hi,

So you're not having the "crash" effect anymore, or is it just delayed?

If your game is being auto-minimized for you, you might want to disable your virus protection if you have any for about an hour or two at most to see if that improves it.   You'd be surprised how often virus protection can get in the way.

Have you attempted to move all your mods to your desktop and run your game without them?

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Re: My Sims 3 just keeps on going to desktop

Post by cielpurple on Sat 13 Sep 2014, 01:55

Hello! I do apologize for the very late response.


I have tried deleting caches and reseting the town everytime I play. It helps. The "going back to the desktop but not crashing" problem didn't occur for the past days that I have played.


And I think the reason I'm having a lag on a specific Sim is because of the items in his/her inventory. She's a gardener and I don't wanna sell all her harvested goods at once.

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Re: My Sims 3 just keeps on going to desktop

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sat 13 Sep 2014, 02:09

@cielpurple wrote:
And I think the reason I'm having a lag on a specific Sim is because of the items in his/her inventory. She's a gardener and I don't wanna sell all her harvested goods at once.


Hello cielpurple,

Yes, depending on how many items your sims have in their inventories, it can also cause a range of issues, like game lag, the infamous error 12, and so on. In your case, you could try putting the harvestables into your fridge, if you don't want to sell them immediately. Smile 

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