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Re: Can't get to create a new household.[SOLVED]

Post by LChea007 on Mon 17 Sep 2012, 03:32

@DeeDee47 wrote:OP wouldn't be able to reach the options in CAS, since his problem is that CAS won't load.

Go to Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3, and open Options.ini in notepad, and change enableingamestore = 1 to enableingamestore = 0.

Try that!

Thanks for the tip! But seeing as my game is currently sitting on the CAS loading screen for the past two minutes, I don't think it worked :/

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Re: Can't get to create a new household.[SOLVED]

Post by invalidusername on Mon 17 Sep 2012, 05:47

You can also change the options on the main menu, before you even go into any town at all. I would try re-adjusting them from there.

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Re: Can't get to create a new household.[SOLVED]

Post by DeeDee47 on Mon 17 Sep 2012, 06:22

@invalidusername wrote:You can also change the options on the main menu, before you even go into any town at all. I would try re-adjusting them from there.

OP already said that they can't access options from in-game.
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Re: Can't get to create a new household.[SOLVED]

Post by invalidusername on Mon 17 Sep 2012, 08:49

@DeeDee47 wrote:
OP already said that they can't access options from in-game.

I thought they were meaning once they started a new game, and had the town loaded.
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Re: Can't get to create a new household.[SOLVED]

Post by LChea007 on Tue 18 Sep 2012, 02:02

Any other ideas?

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Re: Can't get to create a new household.[SOLVED]

Post by t2sink on Tue 18 Sep 2012, 03:19

Try to add all of The Sims 3 base+expansions to DEP.

Search and open SystemPropertiesAdvanced.exe
Go to the Advance Tab
Under the Performance Area Click on the settings
Go to the Data Executive Prevention Tab
Make sure the one with the "Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select"
Then press the Add button, and go to the folder with your The Sims 3 installation, and add TS3.exe TS3W.exe and the Sims3Launcher.exe and Sims3LauncherW.exe
Repeat for each Expansion, they'll probably only have two of the above tho.

Is something you could try, not sure what version of windows you have is tho, could be shown differently in others.

Edit: But then again, probably won't do anything, just won't harm anything either.
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Re: Can't get to create a new household.[SOLVED]

Post by LChea007 on Tue 18 Sep 2012, 03:41

@t2sink wrote:Try to add all of The Sims 3 base+expansions to DEP.

Search and open SystemPropertiesAdvanced.exe
Go to the Advance Tab
Under the Performance Area Click on the settings
Go to the Data Executive Prevention Tab
Make sure the one with the "Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select"
Then press the Add button, and go to the folder with your The Sims 3 installation, and add TS3.exe TS3W.exe and the Sims3Launcher.exe and Sims3LauncherW.exe
Repeat for each Expansion, they'll probably only have two of the above tho.

Is something you could try, not sure what version of windows you have is tho, could be shown differently in others.

Edit: But then again, probably won't do anything, just won't harm anything either.



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Re: Can't get to create a new household.[SOLVED]

Post by t2sink on Tue 18 Sep 2012, 03:51

So you have a bunch of .Sim3packs and stuff loaded into the game right?
If you do, recommend to move the documents/electronic arts/the sims 3 folder to the desktop, just to let the game load with less hassle.

I'm relativity new on actual reading through the Sims 3 problems/troubleshooting them, so I don't really know what to do.
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Re: Can't get to create a new household.[SOLVED]

Post by LChea007 on Tue 18 Sep 2012, 04:24

@t2sink wrote:So you have a bunch of .Sim3packs and stuff loaded into the game right?
If you do, recommend to move the documents/electronic arts/the sims 3 folder to the desktop, just to let the game load with less hassle.

I'm relativity new on actual reading through the Sims 3 problems/troubleshooting them, so I don't really know what to do.

Tried this before already, just in a different way (changing the original sims 3 folder so the game would create a new one). Sadly, it didn't work :/

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Re: Can't get to create a new household.[SOLVED]

Post by t2sink on Tue 18 Sep 2012, 04:31

What are the specs on your computer? Speccy can help.

OS, Bit, Ram, Graphics Card.
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Re: Can't get to create a new household.[SOLVED]

Post by LChea007 on Tue 18 Sep 2012, 05:56

@t2sink wrote:What are the specs on your computer? Speccy can help.

OS, Bit, Ram, Graphics Card.

OS: currently running the windows 8 consumer preview
64-bit
RAM: 4GB
Graphics Card: not sure

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Re: Can't get to create a new household.[SOLVED]

Post by t2sink on Tue 18 Sep 2012, 05:59

Window's 8 is NOT supported by The Sims 3, so do you have Window 7 or something on your computer?
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Re: Can't get to create a new household.[SOLVED]

Post by LChea007 on Thu 20 Sep 2012, 02:06

@t2sink wrote:Window's 8 is NOT supported by The Sims 3, so do you have Window 7 or something on your computer?

If this is true, how come the game loads?

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Re: Can't get to create a new household.[SOLVED]

Post by t2sink on Thu 20 Sep 2012, 03:16

Because the base features are the same as 7, and some were redeveloped in 8 to be more efficient, but in that made them not backwards compatible.

While it's even quite possible to make it run within 8, there will need to be some modifications to the game's functions, while in turn possible, will require someone to put forth their effort towards it, and have a decent understanding of programming, and knowing the differences between 7 and 8 that is causing problems to The Sims 3.

EA might do something to make it compatible but won't be till after the Win 8 Release. But that is a stretch they might/probably won't deal with making it work officially on 8.

Best I can suggest is try to update your graphics card, but not very sure if that will fix you error, since not really a graphic's problem I would say.
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Re: Can't get to create a new household.[SOLVED]

Post by Marty85 on Wed 09 Jan 2013, 18:10

I have this exact same problem. I'm experiencing the same issues, right down to the options menu not appearing. I have installed all the deluxe add-ons plus showtime. Any ideas, it's frustrating as i've uninstalled and reinstalled so many times now. I cannot even start a game. Once i try to just move in an existing sim r select a husehld, after I chose that I would like to begin the game, none of the UI appears and I'm just left to scrll arund the map without being able t cntrol a sim.

p.s sry my 0 key is broken. ll

EDIT - I found a resolution. I deleted the existing EA folder in my documents. This resulted in the game running in full screen mode which I had disabled previously. So there could be two pssible resolutions; either it was running in windowed mode that caused the problem, or whatever mods I had installed were causing the issue. I'm now copying the mods into the newly created EA folder to see what effect it has.

//EDIT

It seems the Dec mod pack I installed was causing the problem as the same problem occurred when I copied the mods across.

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Re: Can't get to create a new household.[SOLVED]

Post by LChea007 on Fri 29 Mar 2013, 18:44

Since I've last been on here, I gave up on trying to make it work. At the beginning of the new year I decided to try again only downloading the base game and two other expansions because I didn't want to waste my time downloading everything and it not working. I'm guessing, that by the time I tried again, an update came out and it is currently now working with no problems. I'm currently trying downloading more of the expansion packs and store updates etc and seeing if it'll still work for me. Thanks to all for trying to help me out several months ago!

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Re: Can't get to create a new household.[SOLVED]

Post by Sloth Demon on Fri 29 Mar 2013, 22:44

You probably shouldn't be gravedigging like that.

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Re: Can't get to create a new household.[SOLVED]

Post by Aɾყα on Sun 31 Mar 2013, 13:17

Hello,

At least it started to work eventually.
Don't hesitate to post if you have questions or problems again.
Happy simming The Sims Plumbob 1 topic closed.

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