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THE SIMS 3 - CRASHING?

Post by W0lv3rin3 on Mon 20 Jul 2015, 19:16

Hello,

Every time I try to open The Sims 3 via the launcher or any other way, it crashes. A loading bar appears and it says something like 'sims 3 has stopped working, windows is checking for a solution'. The game was working perfectly fine before this. I have the late night and pets expansion packs installed but those were working ok yesterday. 
Are there any solutions for this?




In addition to this, I've now decided to uninstall all of my sims games/expansion packs to see if this resolves my initial issue (as explained above) 
I've got another quick question regarding the expansion packs I'm downloading. 
I plan on downloading the following expansion packs - 

Late night, Generations, Seasons, and university life.


This might seem like a stupid question but will these conflict with each other once I've downloaded/installed them all individually? Do I need to just install them one by one and they'll all work ok? Or do I need to do something specific to ensure they all work?

Thanks in advance. Smile


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Re: THE SIMS 3 - CRASHING?

Post by urmom on Tue 21 Jul 2015, 19:21

Did you get any mods or made any changes whatsoever prior to the crashing issue?

You're free to install any and all expansion packs you want, there won't be any conflict.

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Re: THE SIMS 3 - CRASHING?

Post by W0lv3rin3 on Tue 21 Jul 2015, 19:51

I downloaded and installed literally 3 things, a couple of clothing items from a custom content website, I'm not sure if it was one of those causing the problem or not but even after removing those, the game wouldn't open. I is confused 

Thanks for your reply. Smile
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Re: THE SIMS 3 - CRASHING?

Post by jgf on Wed 22 Jul 2015, 16:31

After removing any content you should also delete the five cache.package files in the documents....\sims3 folder. They will be reconstructed when you next start the game.

As for the "sims 3 has stopped working, windows is checking for a solution", this is a system message usually indicating the program has attempted something windows did not like. Often, with a program that has been working fine, just restarting windows will clear the problem. Also check your windows error logs, they may provide a clue.

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Re: THE SIMS 3 - CRASHING?

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 22 Jul 2015, 21:23

@W0lv3rin3 wrote:Hello,

Every time I try to open The Sims 3 via the launcher or any other way, it crashes. A loading bar appears and it says something like 'sims 3 has stopped working, windows is checking for a solution'. The game was working perfectly fine before this. I have the late night and pets expansion packs installed but those were working ok yesterday. 
Are there any solutions for this?




In addition to this, I've now decided to uninstall all of my sims games/expansion packs to see if this resolves my initial issue (as explained above) 
I've got another quick question regarding the expansion packs I'm downloading. 
I plan on downloading the following expansion packs - 

Late night, Generations, Seasons, and university life.


This might seem like a stupid question but will these conflict with each other once I've downloaded/installed them all individually? Do I need to just install them one by one and they'll all work ok? Or do I need to do something specific to ensure they all work?

Thanks in advance. Smile


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As to your concern, yes, it is absolutely possible to have a cracked Sims 3 base game and all expansions installed, and playing them without crashes. You indicated it worked before, so I'll assume you have already done the "DEP fix". ´But if not, please (re)- do that. See this post here:
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t857-the-sims-3-crashes-freezes-to-desktop-fix-updated-on-30-01-2015


Sometimes the game crashes randomnly, and you'll simply need to re-start the game then. Good luck !

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