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"The Sims 3 has stopped working" error

Post by letliveperiod on Mon 13 Apr 2015, 05:16

I had already purchased the base game on origin then downloaded pets and university life on here. so I copied and pasted the crack into the origin games folder instead of the EA and when I opened the game in origin at first it said no disc but I fixed that. Now it will start to load the game and then a screen pops up that says "the sims 3 has stopped working" then it closes the game. please help.

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Re: "The Sims 3 has stopped working" error

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sat 18 Apr 2015, 12:11

@letliveperiod wrote:I had already purchased the base game on origin then downloaded pets and university life on here. so I copied and pasted the crack into the origin games folder instead of the EA and when I opened the game in origin at first it said no disc but I fixed that. Now it will start to load the game and then a screen pops up that says "the sims 3 has stopped working" then it closes the game. please help.

Welcome to the forum and sorry for the late reply,


For now (re-)do the steps from #2, #4 and #5 here: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly

Also make sure that you download all available Windows updates too...


Now have another  look at this other topic here and re-do all steps: 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. Also, have you also heard about the tool "GameBooster", which can help you improve your system's performance ?   For a guide, see this here:

http://dl.razerzone.com/master-guides/RazerGameBooster/GameBoosterOMG-ENG.pdf


Good luck !


Good luck !
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