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Sims 3 Loading bar stuck at the very end when trying to enter neighborhood

Post by Rochelle on Sat 04 Feb 2017, 21:17

Hi, iv been dealing with this problem for alot of hours now Facepalm,

I installed the sims 3 complete collection today and i followed all of the instructions on the installation guide, when i finished i ran the game everything was fine up until i got to picking a neighborhood, the loading bar gets stuck right at the end with the music off, i had this same problem witha different torrent yesterday and i spent 8 hours trying to fix it but got no where, i thought it may have been a problem with the torrent id downloaded so i downloaded the one from here but im still stuck on the same problem, iv searched pages and pages of google and nothing has helped Facepalm

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Post by amxlia21 on Sat 04 Feb 2017, 21:20

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Post by Rochelle on Sat 04 Feb 2017, 21:22

Hi, 

I havent got any mods whatsoever on my game, i just installed the expansions and stuff packs and ran the game

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Post by Rochelle on Sat 04 Feb 2017, 21:36

i tried all that with the last one i downloaded and still nothing, i renamed the file, i lowered the graphics everything and still nothing

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sun 05 Feb 2017, 18:51

Rochelle wrote:i tried all that with the last one i downloaded and still nothing, i renamed the file, i lowered the graphics everything and still nothing


Hello and welcome to the Forum @Rochelle,

You could try de-activating these "interactive loading screens", in your game menu. Also try going under Documents\Electronic Arts\ and change the folder name of "The Sims 3", into anything else. Then re-start the game again.

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 05 Feb 2017, 18:57

The_gh0stm4n wrote:
Rochelle wrote:i tried all that with the last one i downloaded and still nothing, i renamed the file, i lowered the graphics everything and still nothing


Hello and welcome to the Forum @Rochelle,

You could try de-activating these "interactive loading screens", in your game menu. Also try going under Documents\Electronic Arts\ and change the folder name of "The Sims 3", into anything else. Then re-start the game again.

That's very good advice, I've been experiencing some crashes upon loading the game, or the loading bar getting stuck with these interactive loading screens enabled. Loading a neighbourhood for the first time can also take a long time!

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