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Post by zee93 on Sun 29 Apr 2012, 15:33

hi guys, i have recently installed sims 3 world adventures and sims 3 generations, when i was at champs les sims after im done playing i got error code 12, and i read that it could be solved if i saved it every 20 mins when i play the game, so now when i tried to replay the game (because of the error code 12) it crashes , just a few mins at champs les sims and it crashes, (sims 3 has stopped working and so on) why does it happen? can it be solved?


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Re: sims 3 crashes. [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 29 Apr 2012, 16:01

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Maybe your save game has become or is becoming corrupted. Error 12 does that if it happens often.
More information about save errors can be found here.
You will know if your save is corrupted, by going to the saves folder, and having a look at your save game. If it has the .bad extension, you can attempt to recover it by dragging and dropping the bad one to your desktop, and renaming the .backup one to yoursavegame.sims3.
You may have lost some progress, but usually not much.

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Re: sims 3 crashes. [SOLVED]

Post by zee93 on Sun 29 Apr 2012, 16:10

it crashes because it is corrupted?

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Re: sims 3 crashes. [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 29 Apr 2012, 16:44

Hello,

That is possible. It came up because you mentioned error code 12.
Does the same thing happen with another save game?
If it does, have a look here.

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Re: sims 3 crashes. [SOLVED]

Post by zee93 on Sun 29 Apr 2012, 17:01

my brother played it earlier but nothing happens, no crashes, he can save the game fine, just mine when i played it, it got stuck and that u know when click the play button, normally the EA thing shows up and that all the diamonds thing shows up, now it didnt just went straight to the loading screen


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Re: sims 3 crashes. [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 29 Apr 2012, 17:22

Hello,

Is your brother using a different save game?
If he is, have a look at the saves folder to see if yours is corrupted. It can be recognized as such by a .bad extension.

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Re: sims 3 crashes. [SOLVED]

Post by zee93 on Sun 29 Apr 2012, 17:24

yes my brother has a different saved game, and no ive checked it theres no .bad now ,

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Re: sims 3 crashes. [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 29 Apr 2012, 17:31

Hello,

Ok, are you still getting the error 12? You may want to consider moving your population to a new town as explained here.
Using error trap can delay it, but eventually your save game will probably become corrupted.

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Re: sims 3 crashes. [SOLVED]

Post by zee93 on Sun 29 Apr 2012, 17:52

nope , no more error code 12, its just that when i play, it got stuck

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Re: sims 3 crashes. [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 29 Apr 2012, 18:58

Hello,

Ok, I still think your save game may be starting to corrupt. As you play a certain town for a number of generations, a lot of junkfiles start to accumulate which makes the game slow, can crash the game or corrupt the save game.
Errortrap can help a little, but eventually your save file will become too large.
Porter allows you to move everyone without loosing relationships between the sims in your neighbourhood. Documentation for the mod can be found here.

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Re: sims 3 crashes. [SOLVED]

Post by zee93 on Mon 30 Apr 2012, 15:12

ok thank you, i got it to work now, do u think if i upgrade my memory, this crash thing would stop

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Re: sims 3 crashes. [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Mon 30 Apr 2012, 15:52

Hello,

That depends, how much do you have now? If you have 4 or more, upgrading wont make a difference since The Sims 3 is a 32-bit application so it can't use more than 3.7 at most.

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Re: sims 3 crashes. [SOLVED]

Post by zee93 on Mon 30 Apr 2012, 19:42

how can i check how much ram do i have? i dont really know

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Mon 30 Apr 2012, 20:30

Hello,

Rightclick on "my computer" and have a look at "properties". The first screen that comes up shows you that kind of system information.

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Re: sims 3 crashes. [SOLVED]

Post by zee93 on Wed 02 May 2012, 07:38

oh mine is just 2, no wonder it ran out of memory lots of time, if i dont upgrade whaT else can i do

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Re: sims 3 crashes. [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Wed 02 May 2012, 07:44

Hello,

Well, I can tell you from experience that that doesn't necessarily mean anything. I have 1 GB RAM and I've only seen error code 12 once. I've played the sims 3 on this computer since its release.
According to my various sources, this can occur on any computer regardless of its specs.

You can try to save more often, "save as" in stead of save and limit your play time to say, 2 hours at most after which you quit and restart the game.
You can also increase your virtual memory, that may help a little.

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Re: sims 3 crashes. [SOLVED]

Post by zee93 on Sun 06 May 2012, 09:39

for my game i cant even play for 30 mins without getting error code 12, its like i have to save it very 5-10 mins

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Re: sims 3 crashes. [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 06 May 2012, 10:11

Hello,

Yes that's pretty annoying. Did you also try Errortrap?

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Re: sims 3 crashes. [SOLVED]

Post by zee93 on Mon 07 May 2012, 08:53

what is it for and how do i use it?

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Re: sims 3 crashes. [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Mon 07 May 2012, 19:44

Hello,

It cleans up save games, records and traps errors.
It's quite simple to use. If you already have mods, simply place it mods\packages.
If you don't have that folder, it's easily created as explained here.
After putting the package in that folder, you're done. Errortrap works without your input. You do have to redownload it when you patch your game.

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Re: sims 3 crashes. [SOLVED]

Post by zee93 on Tue 08 May 2012, 06:11

which one should i download from ? for everyone else or for games downloaded from steam

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Re: sims 3 crashes. [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Tue 08 May 2012, 12:50

Hello,

Not the steam version, that's only for steam downloads.

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Re: sims 3 crashes. [SOLVED]

Post by zee93 on Sat 12 May 2012, 11:32

and then i can play without error code 12? urm, also i cant seem to move my sims to a new house, its just 'progressing' and i have waited for 2 hours, it just stuck at progressing

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Re: sims 3 crashes. [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sat 12 May 2012, 13:56

Hello,

Errortrap can prevent error code 12, but again, it's no guarantee.
from the same developer, you can try the "mover" mod. I've not used it myself, but I imagine it won't cause any conflicts.

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Re: sims 3 crashes. [SOLVED]

Post by zee93 on Sat 12 May 2012, 16:50

ok, found the mover, ive installed it the same i installed errortrap, im going to try my game,if anything happens ill let you know, thank you so much for your helpp! flower I love you
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