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Sims 3 keeps freezing? [SOLVED]

Post by KawaiiUnicornSims on Sun 01 Feb 2015, 15:25

So I've revisited my old Sims 3 game (downloaded from here),all expansion packs and cc installed. 5 minutes into the game it always crashes,and then I have to reboot my computer and try again. It's really annoying and I can't even close the window.

Help?



(Ages ago I had revisited Sims 3,and the custom content seemed to all delete itself and my saved games were gone,how does this happen?)

Thanks for your help! ^^

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Re: Sims 3 keeps freezing? [SOLVED]

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sun 01 Feb 2015, 18:03

@KawaiiUnicornSims wrote:So I've revisited my old Sims 3 game (downloaded from here),all expansion packs and cc installed. 5 minutes into the game it always crashes,and then I have to reboot my computer and try again. It's really annoying and I can't even close the window.

Help?



(Ages ago I had revisited Sims 3,and the custom content seemed to all delete itself and my saved games were gone,how does this happen?)

Thanks for your help! ^^


Hello KawaiiUnicornSims,


Let's focus on the crash/freeze first. Look at my post here and do all the suggestions:
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t17208-sims-3-has-stopped-working#118442


Then play the game and see if anything changes. Next: was the game working "last time" you played it ? Did you add new custom content or mods in the meantime ?

Also, saves and custom content can be deleted if you apply the manual patch to a game, while having the folder "The Sims 3", in (My) Documents/Electronic Arts. It's always safe to rename the folder "The Sims 3", from that location, before you update the game. Because then the updater cannot recognize and delete your stuff.


Good luck and keep us posted ! 

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Re: Sims 3 keeps freezing? [SOLVED]

Post by KawaiiUnicornSims on Mon 02 Feb 2015, 17:20

I copied all the DEP files,removed custom content,still freezes and unable to close the window.  Sad

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Re: Sims 3 keeps freezing? [SOLVED]

Post by urmom on Mon 02 Feb 2015, 19:42

Had same issues as you before I upgraded my PC. Try getting nraas mods, error trap and overwatch. If it freezes, could be sims stuck trying to find route, one of the mods above resets them if they're static for too long.

Also try playing in smaller/empty town, could be out of memory crash and shouldn't happen in smaller towns.

Do you know how much RAM you have?

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Re: Sims 3 keeps freezing? [SOLVED]

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Mon 02 Feb 2015, 21:10

@KawaiiUnicornSims wrote:I copied all the DEP files,removed custom content,still freezes and unable to close the window.  Sad


What about the 4GB patch, that I mentioned in my link ? Please apply that too, if you haven't done so yet.


Also, try using GameBooster to free up some resources. A guide can be found here:
http://dl.razerzone.com/master-guides/RazerGameBooster/GameBoosterOMG-ENG.pdf


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Re: Sims 3 keeps freezing? [SOLVED]

Post by KawaiiUnicornSims on Tue 03 Feb 2015, 18:18

Applied the 4gb patch just now. I'm checking to see if it works and I'll post back to see any improvements!

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Re: Sims 3 keeps freezing? [SOLVED]

Post by Sim Architect on Wed 04 Feb 2015, 02:43

Hi! Try renaming your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 into something else (you can undo this later to have your saves and custom content back) while you are NOT running the game, then open the game and try it, see what happens and let us know.

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Re: Sims 3 keeps freezing? [SOLVED]

Post by KawaiiUnicornSims on Thu 05 Feb 2015, 16:27

Thanks for your help! My sims game finally works. I'm not sure whether it was the 4gb patch I applied,or the Error Trap/Overwatch. But sure as hell both are great ways to fix the Sims  Smile

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Re: Sims 3 keeps freezing? [SOLVED]

Post by Sim Architect on Fri 06 Feb 2015, 04:21

Glad to hear!

Problem solved, topic closed.

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