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Post by Karinavull on Sat 30 Sep 2017, 17:40

The game was working wonderfully.. my sim is on his last day at university town, i loaded the game as usual to find the sim icon missing, the sim panel not opening and not being able to control my sim,i cant click him as well, the sims around seem to be going about their day as usual, and when i try to click on his dorm or Build mode it brings me to an empty lot, instead of his dorm. when i try to edit town and go back to the game it makes me choose a new dorm for the whole lot, when i do it just brings me to the same situation


i tried resetSim and nothing happend, i also tried 'saving as' but the new game acts the same..
i have no mods and nothing in the file currentGame.sims3 

can anyone throw me a bone please??

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Post by Ageha on Sat 30 Sep 2017, 17:53

Hi,

Have you tried moving him out? Or rather the household? Since he's in university, I do not think you can try to evict him, can you? Else try switching to another family or load a backup copy of your saves.

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Post by Karinavull on Sat 30 Sep 2017, 23:12

Hi!
I cant get him to move to another lot because when im in 'edit Town' it doesnt appear as if there are any households with sims in them, which is not true.
even when i move the household into the dorm again, when i click the lot it doesnt show as if the lot is occupied. same for all the lots- they had dorms with sims and privet lots with sims and theyre all gone. and i cant get him to move via phone etc...

I created a new sim in a new town and the game works fine.
which tells me that something went wrong specifically with that save, although the game picks up right where i last saved and the game was fine, so i cant figure out what went wrong because i didnt touch any files..

how can i load my backup saves?

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Post by Ageha on Sun 01 Oct 2017, 13:43

Hi @Karinavull ,

In Documents\EA\The Sims 3, inside your saves folder, there should be
.sims3 and .sims3.backup files. You can copy move files first to desktop, and then move out the .sims3 or delete it, and then rename the .sims3.backup to .sims3. Although I cannot say when the backup will restore to.

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Post by Karinavull on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 09:55

It took me a while but i got to loading the backup, it brought me back to a functioning older game.. i saved and quit after a short while and returned to the same issue. i tried playing, saving and returning to a different game and its fine.
how can know it wont happen again??

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Post by Ageha on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 18:15

Hey @Karinavull ,

Unfortunately, I don't know of a definite way for it to not happen again. All I can say is that, it's a good idea to save every know and then. And then should the bug happen again, do not save it as it will definitely corrupt your game.



There's also a NRAAS mod for the Sims 3, especially errortrap which notifies you of any error in-game.

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