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Post by beciwallen on Sun 05 Aug 2012, 05:09

Hi,

I have all the EPs upto showtime installed, with all cracks etc etc, been working fine for months with custom content downloaded from the exchange. Recently though it has randomly started being buggy (i think since the update) like i cant enter buy mode, kids wont go to afterschool classes etc but the problems are trivial so I havent tried to fix them. Today I was playing as normal and as I tried to move one of my new sims into a new home via the phone (to a cc downloaded lot that i got today) sims froze. I exited thinking it was a one off but then it wouldnt get past the 'showtime' screen when i tried to load it again - the bar seemed to load very quickly then freeze at 100% (music stops but cursor keeps rolling). I have redone all the cracks and gone through every fix i can find on this site, including sorting out the DEPs. The only thing that seems to work is moving the My documents/ea/sims3 folder to my desktop - then the game loads fine! (even though at an odd resolution) i tried to add in custom content one by one but even one piece causes it not to load, even if its a piece ive had installed for ages working fine!!! Obviously its great the game works, so thankyou Smile but is there anyway I can salvage some of my saved games/custom content? Or do i effectively have to start from scratch Sad thanks in advance.

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Re: EP upto showtime installed, was working fine upto an hour ago - now crashes on loading screen!!?[SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 05 Aug 2012, 09:58

Hello,

You should be able to use your save games and (most of) your cc. I think the problem is the lot you downloaded. These lots will sometimes have bad cc incorporated.
Are they sims3packs, or packages?
Try your save games without installing cc first.
Use Delphy's Dashboard on your mods\packages folder and/or DCBackup folder in Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3.

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Re: EP upto showtime installed, was working fine upto an hour ago - now crashes on loading screen!!?[SOLVED]

Post by beciwallen on Sun 05 Aug 2012, 17:08

how do i know if it is a sims3pack or packages? it was free downloads from the exchange. trying delphys dashboard now..

//EDIT

when i start up the game it also comes up with 'you have installed
unofficial game modification that does not match your current version of
sims 3 etc' and i have to click continue, but i have already applied
the cracks and ultimate fixes Sad i have deleted all the packages that showed conflict or corrupt, about to try again now

//EDIT

i just tryed to load the game without any cc or saved games and it wont even do that now Sad still crashes at the showtime load screen!

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Re: EP upto showtime installed, was working fine upto an hour ago - now crashes on loading screen!!?[SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Sun 05 Aug 2012, 19:23

Hello,

Please re-do step 2 to 5 and DO NOT skip any steps: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly

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Re: EP upto showtime installed, was working fine upto an hour ago - now crashes on loading screen!!?[SOLVED]

Post by beciwallen on Sun 05 Aug 2012, 23:50

yep done all that now, no use. my game is fully up to date but it wouldnt let me copy anything into the programfiles/ea/sims3/game/bin (as i have to do in steps 1 and 10-13 of the ultimate fix) - saying i am denied access even when i click 'allow access' on the step before, and have also been allowed to copy into all the other expansion folders! (steps 2-9) Sad i have never had this problem before so may be something to do with it?

ps sorry, i didnt know about the edit feature!

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Re: EP upto showtime installed, was working fine upto an hour ago - now crashes on loading screen!!?[SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 05 Aug 2012, 23:58

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Re: EP upto showtime installed, was working fine upto an hour ago - now crashes on loading screen!!?[SOLVED]

Post by beciwallen on Mon 06 Aug 2012, 00:43

definetely! i only have one log on i always use!! no doubt about that, never had that problem before..

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Re: EP upto showtime installed, was working fine upto an hour ago - now crashes on loading screen!!?[SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Mon 06 Aug 2012, 01:17

Hello,

Please post a screenshot of the folder you're copying to.
Also, be sure the launcher is completely closed, also from the system tray.

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Re: EP upto showtime installed, was working fine upto an hour ago - now crashes on loading screen!!?[SOLVED]

Post by beciwallen on Mon 06 Aug 2012, 01:27

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yep, its not in the system tray!!

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Re: EP upto showtime installed, was working fine upto an hour ago - now crashes on loading screen!!?[SOLVED]

Post by beciwallen on Mon 06 Aug 2012, 01:43

thankyou, i will try and do it in the early morning but if i cant catch u unfortunately im away for a few days, ill try you again friday Smile

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OK, I'll be here most days.

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Re: EP upto showtime installed, was working fine upto an hour ago - now crashes on loading screen!!?[SOLVED]

Post by beciwallen on Thu 09 Aug 2012, 18:45

hi, sorry i didnt manage to catch you before i went away. are you around at all this evening?

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I'm here now, but I'll be leaving again soon.
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Re: EP upto showtime installed, was working fine upto an hour ago - now crashes on loading screen!!?[SOLVED]

Post by beciwallen on Thu 09 Aug 2012, 22:30

ill be online all day tomorrow so hopefully then. some developments: i downloaded and installed sweet treats and diesel packs and applied cracks - tested and works fine with no cc. just about to try again having downloaded one lot from the exchange and see what happens. i think its do with with cc but not a corrupt piece just any item seems to crash the game! thanks

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Re: EP upto showtime installed, was working fine upto an hour ago - now crashes on loading screen!!?[SOLVED]

Post by Dracos66 on Fri 10 Aug 2012, 01:09

If any of your .Sims3Pack CC is pre-pets expansion that can cause graphical issues as well as game crashing with some larger CC pieces , like build items. EA changed the rig structure for CC with Pets, newer CC and most patterns and textures are rig free compared to older CC. TSR wrote a program that fixes these items so they can still be used in game.

I posted a link to the DL and manual in this thread.

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Re: EP upto showtime installed, was working fine upto an hour ago - now crashes on loading screen!!?[SOLVED]

Post by beciwallen on Fri 10 Aug 2012, 15:54

actually ive downloaded some CC and been playing the game fine! maybe installing the 2 newest expansions fixed it! im gonna do another quick run now but i think its okay! woohoooo

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Fri 10 Aug 2012, 16:01

Hello,

So can we call it solved? Very Happy

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Post by beciwallen on Tue 14 Aug 2012, 02:49

i think so Smile thanks!

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Tue 14 Aug 2012, 08:48

Hello,

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Don’t hesitate to post if you have questions or problems again!
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