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The sims 3 - New game button greyed out. [SOLVED]

Post by kiro on Wed 30 May 2012, 14:21

Hi guys. I installed the Sims 3 and it seems that I can't create a new game after I created a first one.

Here's what happened:

1.) I wanted to create a new game save after the first one I created. So, I head on and pressed the + new game button.

2.) Then here comes the problem.

3.) I can't continue because the + new game button is grayed out.

Can anyone help me? Thanks.

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Re: The sims 3 - New game button greyed out. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Wed 30 May 2012, 14:26

Hello,

Try going to the top main menu first, where you select your town. Can't start a game from there?

Also, do you have any Mods or Custom Content?

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Re: The sims 3 - New game button greyed out. [SOLVED]

Post by kiro on Wed 30 May 2012, 14:47

Hi sir, I currently have no mods or custom content
installed.


Also I went in the top menu first and I can select a town
but I cant press the +New Game button. Its grayed out.


Btw, I tried posting or uploading some screenshots in the
forum but I can’t . It says Could not upload file : exceeded total storage
space. (Free space: 16)


Thanks.


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Re: The sims 3 - New game button greyed out. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Wed 30 May 2012, 14:48

Hello,

You can upload your screenshot here: http://tinypic.com/
Give us the link afterwards.

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Re: The sims 3 - New game button greyed out. [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Wed 30 May 2012, 14:57

Hello,

I seem to remember this problem from a little while ago. Let me see if I can fetch the topic. It was solved.

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Re: The sims 3 - New game button greyed out. [SOLVED]

Post by kiro on Wed 30 May 2012, 14:58

*Updated with screenshots*

Hi guys. I installed the sims 3 and it seems that i can't create a new game after i created a first one.

Here are the screenshots of the problem:


1.) I wanted to create a new game save after the first one i created. I head
on and pressed the + new game button)



2.) After this the New Game window will appear (Where you select the towns)

3.) Then here comes the problem.

I can't continue because the + new game button is grayed out.





Can anyone help me. Thanks.


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Re: The sims 3 - New game button greyed out. [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Wed 30 May 2012, 15:07

Hello,

Ok I haven't been able to find anything definitive, the topic I remembered wasn't solved either.
But I may have a solution for you. It's not perfect, but it'll work. Probably.
Go to (my)Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 and drag&drop the saves folder on your desktop. Now start the game and create your new game. When done, you can put the other savegames back into the new saves folder the game has created and voila.

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Re: The sims 3 - New game button greyed out. [SOLVED]

Post by kiro on Wed 30 May 2012, 16:43

@ Lady ElDi


Hi madam, your solution to my
problem is another work around but Its still a bit of a hassle. You need to
save , close then cut paste you’re save game in your pc. You then need to start
the game up then create a new game. You then need to save game then quit. After
wards, you need to copy back the save game you copied in your pc to see the all
the save games back in the game.


This is a temporary workaround. I really wish there’s a way to activate the
+new game
button in the game for an easier saving experience. Anyways Thank you for this alternative solution. =)

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Post by Adwomin on Wed 30 May 2012, 16:57

Hello,

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Re: The sims 3 - New game button greyed out. [SOLVED]

Post by invalidusername on Thu 31 May 2012, 04:05

Well once you select your town you don't click the new game button again. You click the check on the bottom, just like if you're loading a previously saved game.
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Re: The sims 3 - New game button greyed out. [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Thu 31 May 2012, 07:40

@invalidusername wrote:Well once you select your town you don't click the new game button again. You click the check on the bottom, just like if you're loading a previously saved game.

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Post by invalidusername on Thu 31 May 2012, 14:42

Lady ElDi wrote:

Facepalm
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Yes, that ought to do it for sure.

lol That's why there's multiple people doing this. Smile
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Re: The sims 3 - New game button greyed out. [SOLVED]

Post by kiro on Thu 31 May 2012, 18:15

Yay. Thank you invalidusername. I didn’t notice that.
Problem solved =) thank you sir Admin, madam Lady ElDi
and most of all sir invalidusername.
Case closed =)

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Re: The sims 3 - New game button greyed out. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Thu 31 May 2012, 20:46

Hello,

Glad to hear it works now. Topic closed now!
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