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Post by scottharker on Tue 16 Oct 2012, 19:09

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I followed the instructions to the very point and followed them twice now and still doesn't seem to be working. I have never had a problem with anything like this in the past but when I load a town (brand new save) it gets like half way then the music goes off and it just freezes and stays in the same place.

I have every single expansion/game

Was wondering if anyone else has come across this problem and fixed it?

Thanks Smile

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Re: Sims 3 stuck upon loading town

Post by Drazard on Tue 16 Oct 2012, 19:12

Computer Specs please?

If you have MODS, please remove it

or move the Electronic Arts document to other place and start the game don't worry it will regenerate again.

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Re: Sims 3 stuck upon loading town

Post by scottharker on Tue 16 Oct 2012, 19:24

Not sure if I have mods. It doesn't say I have a mods folder or anything.

I have tried moving the folder to regenerate a new one.

it is :

Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2320 CPU @ 3.00GHz 3.00 GHz

8.00 GB (RAM)

64 - bit

2.TB Hard Drive

Not sure if you need any more information than that

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Re: Sims 3 stuck upon loading town

Post by Drazard on Tue 16 Oct 2012, 19:38

@scottharker wrote:Not sure if I have mods. It doesn't say I have a mods folder or anything.

I have tried moving the folder to regenerate a new one.

it is :

Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2320 CPU @ 3.00GHz 3.00 GHz

8.00 GB (RAM)

64 - bit

2.TB Hard Drive

Not sure if you need any more information than that

I think I don't need anymore information thats high enough cause I believe even without video card you can run this with that kind of specs

not sure if Gamebooster, Computer Cleaner and Defragment Software would help you cause with that kind of specs you don't need those thing to run the sims

try to update your video card driver if it would help

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Re: Sims 3 stuck upon loading town

Post by scottharker on Tue 16 Oct 2012, 19:53

It would seem that the card is up to date too

I am stuck haha

I normally have an understanding of what is going on but not this time.

Thanks for helping though Smile

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Re: Sims 3 stuck upon loading town

Post by Adwomin on Tue 16 Oct 2012, 19:55

Hello,

What GPU model do you have?

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Re: Sims 3 stuck upon loading town

Post by scottharker on Tue 16 Oct 2012, 19:59

I'm sorry but I don't know what that is or how I would find out?

Can you tell me how to find it out please. I you don't mind

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Re: Sims 3 stuck upon loading town

Post by Adwomin on Tue 16 Oct 2012, 21:02

Hello,

I recommend using something like Speccy (www.speccy.com ).

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Re: Sims 3 stuck upon loading town

Post by scottharker on Tue 16 Oct 2012, 21:22

This is everything that came up along with GPU


AMD Radeon HD 6670
GPU Turks
Device ID 1002-6758
Subvendor ATI AIB (1787)
Current Performance Level Level 1
Voltage 0.900 V
Die Size 118 nm²
Release Date Apr 19, 2011
DirectX Support 11.0
DirectX Shader Model 5.0
OpenGL Support 4.2
Bios Core Clock 100.00
Bios Mem Clock 150.00
Temperature 44 °C
Core Voltage 0.900 V
BIOS Version 113-C33104-XT1
ROPs 32
Shaders 480 unified
Memory Type DDR3
Bus Width 64x2 (128 bit)
Pixel Fillrate 3.2 GPixels/s
Texture Fillrate 0.0 GTexels/s
Bandwidth 16.0 GB/s
Noise Level Quiet
Max Power Draw 66 Watt

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Re: Sims 3 stuck upon loading town

Post by Drazard on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 06:54

@scottharker wrote:This is everything that came up along with GPU


AMD Radeon HD 6670
GPU Turks
Device ID 1002-6758
Subvendor ATI AIB (1787)
Current Performance Level Level 1
Voltage 0.900 V
Die Size 118 nm²
Release Date Apr 19, 2011
DirectX Support 11.0
DirectX Shader Model 5.0
OpenGL Support 4.2
Bios Core Clock 100.00
Bios Mem Clock 150.00
Temperature 44 °C
Core Voltage 0.900 V
BIOS Version 113-C33104-XT1
ROPs 32
Shaders 480 unified
Memory Type DDR3
Bus Width 64x2 (128 bit)
Pixel Fillrate 3.2 GPixels/s
Texture Fillrate 0.0 GTexels/s
Bandwidth 16.0 GB/s
Noise Level Quiet
Max Power Draw 66 Watt


it seems that your using 6000 series of video card

as of right now I don't have any idea how to help you except reinstalling the whole game but becareful of reinstalling the whole game cause there's a format on how to uninstall the sims 3 completely :3

Sims 3 Uninstalling Link Guide

but if you still have hope then don't uninstall the game yet

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Re: Sims 3 stuck upon loading town

Post by nomanoma on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 13:54

it gets like half way then the music goes off and it just freezes and stays in the same place.

did it stay frozen like forever or maybe for 3, 5, 10, 15 etc minutes only? If you have a certain number of mods that could be the cause. If that was the first time you play a new downloaded world it could be that the game was generating the cache files for the objects, but you said you were loading a save game right?

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Re: Sims 3 stuck upon loading town

Post by scottharker on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 16:14

No sorry
erm...

I had played on sims 3 on this computer before maybe like 1 or 2 years ago or something and had endless amounts of downloaded custom content and had a save then.

I then stopped playing on it and uninstalled it...

I now quite fancy playing on it again having lots of new expansions and such out so I downloaded it again and therefor starting a new save. The other being erased. When I choose my town I want to play on, it gets almost to the end loading, music stops and that gives me the indication that it stopped working as the green bar does not move any more.

I mean could me having previous custom content that long ago mess the system up?

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Post by nomanoma on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 16:50

I now quite fancy playing on it again having lots of new expansions and
such out so I downloaded it again and therefor starting a new save
I mean could me having previous custom content that long ago mess the system up?

Do you have custom contents that depend on patch version/expansion ? If yes then it could be the conflicting mods. Mine when loading a relatively new save also freezes and the music stops for a couple of minutes. I believe that in my case the freezing is caused by having too many custom contents.

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Re: Sims 3 stuck upon loading town

Post by scottharker on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 16:52

I don't have any custom content now.

Unless it is hidden somewhere or something but I don't have any now.

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Re: Sims 3 stuck upon loading town

Post by nomanoma on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 17:04

Copy your saves somewhere else, if you see mods folder you can copy as well, and downloads in case it is filled with sims3 pack and you didn't backup. Delete all the files inside sims 3 folder (that is in my documents). You can keep options.ini if you want to retain your game settings. start a new game and see if the problem still persists.

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Re: Sims 3 stuck upon loading town

Post by scottharker on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 17:10

Just tried it there and nope... still nothing Sad

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Re: Sims 3 stuck upon loading town

Post by t2sink on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 19:43

1-2 years ago, Hmm did you put the custom content in Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3 folder, or did you put them in the Programs Files(x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 folder? I know it was changed to the Document folder, just not sure how long ago.

If it is in the Programs Files, just delete the mod folder there, no idea where it would be in there tho, so will have to wait for someone else to say unless you can find it.
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Post by scottharker on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 20:22

It was in documents ages ago and there is nothing there now that mention mods.

i have no idea about this but does cache files matter?

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Re: Sims 3 stuck upon loading town

Post by Drazard on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 20:24

@scottharker wrote:It was in documents ages ago and there is nothing there now that mention mods.

i have no idea about this but does cache files matter?
ofcourse it does

just like your internet browser too many internet cache may slow your browser

so you probably remove/clean it Hammertime

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Re: Sims 3 stuck upon loading town

Post by scottharker on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 21:10

Done and still nothing haha Sad
I may have to just face that it will never work for my pc

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Post by scottharker on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 21:11

Done and still nothing haha Sad
I may have to just face that it will never work for my pc

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Post by Adwomin on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 21:39

Hello,

Tried backing up and removing this folder completely: Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 ?

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Re: Sims 3 stuck upon loading town

Post by t2sink on Thu 18 Oct 2012, 05:26

If you got it to work a few years ago, there shouldn't be a issue now, unless Uninstalling it didn't remove everything, which case you probably should uninstall with a uninstaller program the one Admin says is it Revo Uninstaller? But then will need to still go through your registry and make sure you remove The Sims 3 entries, just to make sure you can do a "clean" installation of The Sims 3.
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