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Error 12 while Saving. [SOLVED]

Post by baneen on Mon 03 Dec 2012, 18:49

Helo,

I have installed Sims 3 seasons last week and came across the error 12 today while saving the game. It says

" An unexpected error has occured while saving. Error code 12 ". Please help me out soon, i dnt wanna loose the game.

Thanks

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Re: Error 12 while Saving. [SOLVED]

Post by Royalis on Mon 03 Dec 2012, 19:48

Hi,

I found this somewhere:

"Pause the game each time you save. There's no explanation from Electronic Arts as to why this works, but many players have success avoiding Error Code 12 by pressing "Pause" and then "Save" or "Save As."

Hope this helps,

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Re: Error 12 while Saving. [SOLVED]

Post by t2sink on Mon 03 Dec 2012, 20:32

Or another solutions is if you do get the error, don't close your game, go to the desktop, and Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Saves, and just rename the game folder your playing to something else, so it doesn't need to overwrite files.

Or erm, does above work? I thought I read it in another post here.
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Re: Error 12 while Saving. [SOLVED]

Post by baneen on Mon 03 Dec 2012, 20:58

no the save or save as option didnt work

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Re: Error 12 while Saving. [SOLVED]

Post by Andrea N. on Mon 03 Dec 2012, 23:03

Hi!

I'm not sure if it's because of that, but since I started playing in windowed mode (about a year ago), I got error code 12 only once.
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Re: Error 12 while Saving. [SOLVED]

Post by Royalis on Tue 04 Dec 2012, 03:55

You might want to try turning of DEP (Data Execution Prevention) for the game. DEP can prevent you from edeting data in certain folders on your pc. You can enable it by following these steps:

1 - Right click on 'My Computer' -> click 'properties'

2 - Click 'Advanced System Settings' (on the left of the window) and go to the -> 'advanced' tab

3 - Click on the 'settings' button in the 'Performance' field

4 - Go to the 'Data Execution Prevention' tab and make sure the 'Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select' is checked (IF ITS NOT CHECKED, THIS POST WON'T HELP YOU).

5 - Click 'Add' (at the buttom of the window), browse to The Sims 3 folder and select 'TS3.exe'

6 - Just to be safe, repeat the steps for 'S3Launcher', 'Sims3Launcher', 'Sims3LauncherW' 'TS3W' (pretty much every application that gives you direct exces to play the game).

Hope this will help. If not, please post your pc specs (most importantly, which version of windows you are running) and the version of The Sims 3 you have installed, so we can look for another solution.

Good luck,

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Re: Error 12 while Saving. [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Tue 04 Dec 2012, 09:59

Hello,

We have some information about save errors here.

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Re: Error 12 while Saving. [SOLVED]

Post by baneen on Tue 04 Dec 2012, 10:57

Helo Lady Eldi,

I have already read that information, but when i moved the 'travelidb.package' file from the saves, even then it didnt work Sad

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Re: Error 12 while Saving. [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Tue 04 Dec 2012, 18:23

Hello,

What about the other options like errortrap, or even the decrapper?

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Re: Error 12 while Saving. [SOLVED]

Post by baneen on Tue 04 Dec 2012, 22:42

I have installed errortrap but not decrapper, but how wil it work ?? because again this error is coming Sad(

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Re: Error 12 while Saving. [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Thu 06 Dec 2012, 11:25

Hello,

Well it's really not recommended to use it anyway. Try this first: start your game, load the savegame, and now use alt-tab or windows key to go back to your desktop and remove yoursavegame.sims3 from Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Saves. Don't delete it entirely (in case this won't work), just drag it onto your desktop. now see if you can save your game. Try different ways to save, for example from edit town mode.

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Re: Error 12 while Saving. [SOLVED]

Post by baneen on Thu 06 Dec 2012, 17:27

Hi,

Thnks for ur help Lady Eldi. But i've found some other solution and now the error has gone Smile)

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Re: Error 12 while Saving. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Thu 06 Dec 2012, 22:13

Hello there,

Glad to hear your problem is solved now!
Enjoy the game and please let us know if you need more assistance!

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