Fix for endless household loading screen/"Game"-folders. [VERSION]

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Fix for endless household loading screen/"Game"-folders. [VERSION]

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Tue 16 May 2017, 21:17

Hello all!

If you are getting issues with endless loading screens into households, error codes 3 or game starting up (unexpectedly) in Spanish, here are two ways to solve the problem.

1) One way of dealing with this:

Look at the guide here, and in particular from step #7 onwards (the step after applying the Toddlers-update):

Follow the guide carefully until the end (and install all available DLC), and you should be able to play your game just fine.

2) A second way of dealing with this:

Since a lot of people forget to rename the "Game"-folder after installing the G4TW Toddlers-update, you could theoretically apply the fix at the very end as well (a.k.a. after installing ALL of the available G4TW The Sims 4 torrents/updates), provided you always download a fresh "Game"-folder from one of the download links at the end of this tutorial. Now, after you installed all the G4TW The Sims 4 torrents, go to where you installed The Sims 4 to. Typically that is the folder under C:\Program files (x86)\The Sims 4\Game

At first, change your existing Game-folder to Game_. Your folder will then look like this.

Now you have to simply copy the "fixed" Game-folder from one of the download links below, into your The Sims 4 installation. After which your folder will look as follows.

The most current version of the fix is

Arrow  Download link   (Mirror 1 - Mirror 2)

After you placed this fresh Game-folder, simply go inside, then under Bin, and start the game with your TS4.exe or TS4_x64.exe (the latter, in case you have a 64-bit operating system). I noticed the game now takes a bit longer to start up, but by this method I was able to load my old savefile.

Good luck for the time being! Smile  (note that the above download link ALWAYS contains the "Game"-folder for the most recent DLC/patch; if you need folders for earlier DLC/patch versions, look below under 4).

3) ...and a third way of dealing with this:

Sometimes cache files and/or corrupted savefiles can come in the way and cause the issue as well, despite you having applied a "fixed Game folder" (many thanks to user @Jessica_Revolver for hinting at this possibility!). You can try renaming your folder "The Sims 4" under Documents\Electronic Arts, into anything. Then start up The Sims 4, and see if it lets you load up a household. If a fixed Game-folder was applied (correctly), it should.

You can then take the subfolder "saves" from your old/renamed "The Sims 4" and then transfer it to the folder The Sims 4, that was freshly created. Now start up the game and see what happens.

Does the game let you load into a household? If yes, then you can continue playing, or even transferring back mods/CC from your renamed "The Sims 4" folder.

Does the issue persist? If so, then the issue may be a broken savefile, and you have to consider starting a new game. It's worth noting in this context that savefile corruption appears to be a frequently-observed issue in The Sims 4, so we recommend that you back up your savefiles regularly. So make a backup of the folder Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\saves.

4) Older "Game"-folders:

Should you need "Game"-folders for previous TS4 torrents, have a look below. As usual, please rename or delete your old "Game"-folder, before applying these fixes. These fixes assume you have installed only "up to" certain previous torrents (as laid out here).

Arrow  Toddlers, Vampires, Bowling Stuff:

Arrow  Parenthood (for simplicity, this link includes the entire "follow up patch"):    (Mirrror link)

Arrow  Fitness Stuff:

Arrow  Toddlers Stuff:

Arrow  Cats and Dogs (version!!!, in case you did not use the "follow up patch" for Cats & Dogs):

Arrow  Laundry Day Stuff:

Arrow  Jungle Adventure:


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Last edited by The_gh0stm4n on Sun 18 Mar 2018, 22:24; edited 15 times in total


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Re: Fix for endless household loading screen/"Game"-folders. [VERSION]

Post by Tarac on Fri 23 Feb 2018, 11:59

When you apply the latest Game folder for and you have not installed all DLC's you will see some messages on start-up of the game.
The opening-screen will show that all DLC's have been installed (which of course is untrue) and the missing DLC's will be installed (which also is not true)
In addition to the above manual I suggest the following:

1. Open your present folder Game\Bin in The Sims 4 in Program Files
2. Open RldOrigin. ini (sometimes also shown as just RldOrigin)
3. Scroll down a bit to the [ENT] section and note the number after CNT=
4. Close RldOrigin.ini
5. Now delete all Game folders from your install folder The Sims 4 in Program Files
6. Download the new Game folder HERE and extract with Winrar
7. In this new Game\Bin folder open RldOrigin.ini and amend CNT=151 to the number you noted in #3, if necessary also change the language in case you don't want to play in English
8. Save RldOrigin.ini again
9. Copy the new folder Game to your install folder The Sims 4 in Program Files
10. Start your game first time as an administrator

In this example I have set CNT=0 to play with basegame only. Use the number as noted at #3 to adjust for your presently installed DLC's

Quick guide of CNT=
When you have installed upto and incl.:
Laundry day ........ CNT=151
Cats & Dogs ........ CNT=146
Toddlers Stuff ...... CNT=138
Fitness Stuff ........CNT=137
Parenthood stuff ...CNT=136
Vampires/Bowling ...CNT=133
City Living ............CNT=131
Get Together ....... CNT=28
Get to Work ......... CNT=22
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