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Post by amitysorbet on Fri 01 Jun 2012, 20:38

Hello, I understand that posting about topics already discussed is frowned upon, but I've tried all the solutions that pertain to my computer/game and nothing has worked.

My game freezes approximately every 10 seconds when I try to play. I have not used any mods or CC. The following is what I did in an attempt to troubleshoot:


  • Install the fix, at the same time updating the base game to the most recent 1.33 version.
  • Updated my system.
  • Reinstalled the fix.
  • Turned my graphics down to the lowest settings.
  • Tried playing in both window mode and compatibility mode.
  • Somewhere I read that outside archways as doors can cause lag, so I removed those from the house, but still nothing.
  • Tried to reset all sims multiple times.
Despite doing all of the above, the situation has not changed. At this point I am still at a loss for what to do. If anyone could help me out, that would be great. I use a HP G60 notebook and an NVIDIA GeForce 9200M graphics card.

Thank you in advance.


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Re: Sims 3 Showtime still freezes

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Fri 01 Jun 2012, 20:51

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We actually prefer that everyone opens their own topic Smile
Problems can seem alike, but there are so many variables that it's much easier if everyone just opens a topic, so never hesitate to open one.

What you're describing sounds very much like game lag. There are some specific things to try here.
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Post by Adwomin on Fri 01 Jun 2012, 20:53

Hello,

And what operating system (Windows 7, Vista, XP)? Is it 32- or 64-bit?

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Re: Sims 3 Showtime still freezes

Post by amitysorbet on Sat 02 Jun 2012, 00:35

Ah yes, I forgot to mention that I'm using Windows 7 64-bit (Service Pack 1).

//EDIT

Lady ElDi wrote:What you're describing sounds very much like game lag. There are some specific things to try here.
And if none of those do it for you, let us know.

Hi Lady ElDi;

Thank
you for linking to the post about game lag fixes. I have tried several
of them with no change. I will try Game Booster right now. I did not try
Overwatch because it does not seem to have a mod for the 1.33 patch.
Should I still try it?

Thank you for the help.

//EDIT

I installed and ran the game using Game Booster. There was no change; still experiencing severe lag.

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Re: Sims 3 Showtime still freezes

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sat 02 Jun 2012, 07:39

Hello,

Overwatch is safe to install, the latest one is for patch levels 1.31 - 1.33.

If you're playing Bridgeport, you may want to try another town, or the fixed version (though that didn't seem to change much on my low-end system).
Bridgeport simply isn't meant for anything but a high end pc. I never play that particular world myself.

Do you have the Pets expansion? You may want to use a mod to limit or turn off strays and wild animals.



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Re: Sims 3 Showtime still freezes

Post by Adwomin on Sat 02 Jun 2012, 16:46

Hello,

Please apply this update for your graphic card too: http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/notebook-win7-winvista-64bit-301.42-whql-driver-uk.html
Choose "Custom Installation" and then "Clean installation". Don't forget to restart your laptop afterwards.

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Re: Sims 3 Showtime still freezes

Post by amitysorbet on Mon 04 Jun 2012, 06:28

Thank you both.

It appears that the issue is with Starlight Shores. I tried playing families in several different cities and that is the only place I've had issues so far.

Will install Overwatch and see what happens.

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Please let us know the result.

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Re: Sims 3 Showtime still freezes

Post by amitysorbet on Sun 10 Jun 2012, 00:06

Hi, I apologize for the late reply.

After installing Overwatch, it helped with the lag in other worlds (the worlds that were not getting stuck). Unfortunately, the issue is still occurring in Starlight Shores and it's completely unplayable. I tried with multiple families and each has the same problem.

Any other ideas about what might be happening with that world in particular?

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Re: Sims 3 Showtime still freezes

Post by Adwomin on Sun 10 Jun 2012, 00:14

Hello,

Are you sure you didn't add anything extra to the game?
Also, are you on a laptop?

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Re: Sims 3 Showtime still freezes

Post by amitysorbet on Sun 10 Jun 2012, 00:28

Yes, I use a laptop. Is it just not powerful enough to run Starlight Shores?

It's just funny because Bridgeport works fine, but I guess every computer is different.


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Post by Adwomin on Sun 10 Jun 2012, 00:31

Hello,

I can't tell exactly. But I do know that The Sims 3 tends to freeze/run slow on laptops, since laptops are not designed for gaming.
Try this test: http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/ , and see whether your laptop is capable of running The Sims 3.

You can also try Starlight Shores on the lowest graphic settings. (Be sure to restart your game after lowering all the settings in the "Options" menu. Also be sure to turn of extras like "Mirror reflection".)

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Post by amitysorbet on Sun 10 Jun 2012, 00:35

Hmmm, well, I ran my computer against the website and it identified my computer as being above the minimum requirements for Showtime.

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Post by Adwomin on Sun 10 Jun 2012, 00:43

Hello,

What about the lower settings?

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Post by amitysorbet on Sun 10 Jun 2012, 01:01

It still lags at the lowest graphic settings.

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Post by Adwomin on Sun 10 Jun 2012, 01:16

Hello,

Then I think it's the game just asking too much of your laptop.
I don't have any other solutions at the moment.

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Re: Sims 3 Showtime still freezes

Post by amitysorbet on Sun 10 Jun 2012, 03:23

That's no problem. Thank you for all your help!

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Post by Adwomin on Sun 10 Jun 2012, 11:33

Hello,

You're welcome, sorry I couldn't help with this one.
You might want to wait for Lady ElDi's reply. She might be able to help.

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