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Post by january1279 on Wed 04 Apr 2012, 16:51

Hi (I'm a noob to your site) Smile

I have all Sims 3 expansions and stuff packs up to Showtime. No custom content or mods.

I've noticed that my sims would freeze intermittently (while fountains, trees, music continued) for about 10 seconds then resume. This is also happening in build mode. Yesterday I uninstalled everything and did a complete reinstall. (I haven't installed anything from your site at this point)

The home I'm building is quite large; however, I've built the same size if not larger in the past without issue.

I really hope there is a fix out there. Thank you for the site, and for your help Smile

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Update, the build mode freezing is extreme reaching 10+ min. So the game isn't really playable. Sad

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Post by TheWallO on Wed 04 Apr 2012, 17:44

To fix this issue, what i did was to go in the Options menu, and drag the Draw Distance slider to LOW, this way the lagg of the town coming from other sims won't affect you while you are playing, once you set that on LOW, you wont be able to see the town in a horizontal way but still you feel almost no difference and it improves the performance waaaaay more! Good luck!

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Post by january1279 on Wed 04 Apr 2012, 23:45

I've changed my settings to the lowest possible on every option. Still lag city. Sad

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Thu 05 Apr 2012, 10:01

Hello,

Which town are you playing?
Do you have mods/cc?

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Post by january1279 on Thu 05 Apr 2012, 18:11

I'm playing Sunset Valley and don't have any mods or cc.

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Thu 05 Apr 2012, 18:21

Hello,

It's possible that this is caused by bad routing. That means that, when sims get stuck around unroutable terrain, or because of roads that don't quite match up, your game can start lagging.
Try the cheatcommand resetsim to reset all of the sims in town.

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Post by january1279 on Thu 05 Apr 2012, 18:25

I will try that for sure and get back with you. Do you think this would also impact the build mode lag?

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Thu 05 Apr 2012, 19:42

Hello,

No I don't think so.
I have noticed that some aspects of building/furnishing take much longer lately. It could have something to do with the latest patches.

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