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Post by raguman on Wed 07 Mar 2012, 15:27

Hi there,

I've dl all the games off the website and installed using the guide recommended and also used the ultimate fix. It works fine and great (thank you very much) but when it comes to saving I am having problems with various things. When trying to Save I get an 'error code 16' message which pops up which means I am unable to save my game. I seem to get round this problem by using 'Save as' instead but when it comes to loading the game - more messages come up about encountering a problem with loading the save etc.

Any idea what it could be?

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EDIT - Oh! an I have installed everything up to Master Suite Stuff - with the manual patch which was recommended also.

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Re: Save game problems

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Wed 07 Mar 2012, 15:34

Hello,
That's a pretty common error and you can, as you found out, get around that by choosing "save as" instead of save, and never save&exit.
Though you can also get Twallan's error trap here, though you have to get the old 1.29 version and get the 1.31 version after you update to 1.31 when the fix has been updated.
That mod prevents these save game errors.

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Re: Save game problems

Post by raguman on Wed 07 Mar 2012, 16:40

Tried the Twallan fix thing. Didn't work for me strangely? Do I put it in my mods/packages folder? it shows up as a mod on the neighbourhood screen but hasn't actually done or fixed anything.

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EDIT - I made a game, saved it as soon as I got to the neighbourhood screen, went back to the main menu (without saving) now it says "a serious error has occurred 'etc'. What's going on Sad

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Re: Save game problems

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Wed 07 Mar 2012, 16:48

Hello,
It runs in the background only popping up when needed. Are you still getting the error code 16?

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Re: Save game problems

Post by raguman on Wed 07 Mar 2012, 17:00

It came up when I tried to normally save (not save as) but when I used save as and exited to the main menu I couldn't get into the game because a 'serious error'. It's really odd. What do you mean it runs in the background?

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Wed 07 Mar 2012, 17:04

Hello,
You will occasionally get a small notificiation from error trap that an error was found.
If you go to My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Saves and look for your save game, does it look like yoursavegame.sims3 or yoursavegame.sims3.bad? If it has the bad extension, the save game is corrupt and you might be able to salvage it by renaming yoursavegame.sims3.backup by removing the .backup part.

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Re: Save game problems

Post by raguman on Wed 07 Mar 2012, 17:12

I'll give this a go, but is there any way to solve it for good? it would be quite annoying having to save it as a new name every time and then change the save files name in the save folder etc.

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Wed 07 Mar 2012, 17:16

Hello,
You may have to keep alternating your save games, for example save it as yoursavegame today, and as yoursavegame1 tomorrow, and the day after back to yoursavegame, etc. That way you always have a backup without loosing much progress.
Unfortunately there's no way of knowing this can be solved for good as these errors tend to pop up from time to time.
Did your save game have the bad extension?

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Re: Save game problems

Post by raguman on Wed 07 Mar 2012, 17:22

Ah I see. Yes, it did have the bad extension. Testing now.

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Wed 07 Mar 2012, 17:23

Hello,
Hopefully the backup works, though I can't guarantee it, it seems to work for some, not for others.

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Re: Save game problems

Post by raguman on Wed 07 Mar 2012, 17:25

Nope, didn't work. The "serious error" thing came up. So I can't play a game of sims? Sad

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Wed 07 Mar 2012, 17:37

Hello,
Yes but not your old save game, you'll have to start a new one, unfortunately. But to prevent loosing progress in the future, always "save as .." so you'll have a back up in case it gets corrupted.
You're not alone, most of us have been there.Sad

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Re: Save game problems

Post by raguman on Thu 08 Mar 2012, 13:58

Basically, everytime I load a game, it doesn't work :/

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Thu 08 Mar 2012, 14:40

Hello,
So you're saying, that you can't load any of your save games? Did you by any chance set the win95 compatibility mode at some point?

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