sims 3 help

How many Window 7 users have seen this?  I keep seeing this same problem over and over on countless Simblrs.  I really really hope I can help you with this as I’ve experienced if myself, and I found a solution that worked for me.

Windows has a nasty habit of shutting your game down if you do not have it on the DEP (Data Execution Prevention) ignore list.  Symptoms of this are basically your game locks up and crashes during game play at any random moment (sometimes within hours - sometimes within minutes.), and you get this lovely pop-up window.  I went through this eternal hell myself, and I found the solution right here:  (Read Step 2 is the DEP solution - read all of it.)

There is a similar solution at Mod The Sims, however, I found their answer did not help me.  I needed to add every single expansion and launcher to the list.  Not just the one.  Once I did that it actually stopped happening.

I’ve had so many problems with my game over the years, I made a list of sites that have helped me.  If you’d like to take a look it’s HERE

I hope this helps someone!  Happy Simming!

*This works on other Windows systems as well.  Thank you, serenasims.*

anonymous asked:

how do you clean up your game and delete some cc? by the way, what exactly means cc?

Hi anon ^_^

CC = Custom Content. In other words, items from the store and any item created that wasn’t in the game in the first place.

To delete CC, if you install in package format, you simply have to delete the files you want gone. For sims3pack, you have to use the Launcher, go to the Installed Content tab, check the items you want to delete and uninstall them.

Noooow, to clean up the game: clear the cache files (CASPartCache, CompositorCache, ScriptCache & SimCompositorCache) found under My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3. You can also regularly delete the files in your Thumbnails & WorldCaches folder.
All files are reloaded each time you open your game again so I can assure you it will not cause any trouble :3

What you can also do to keep a game that runs well is merge your package files together (with s3pe, tutorial here) as well as compress them with the Compressorizer. Finally I find the SaveCleaner to vz very useful.

Last but not least, the Nraas mods are quite interesting to keep your game clean. I suggest you get your hands on the base mod of MasterController, as well as the ErrorTrap & Overwatch. All you have to do is simply download each one of this and place them in your Mods folder. Make sure you download the version that corresponds to the version of your game!

So yeah, this is all I can think of right now. Hope this will be useful for you!

Ideas wanted!

So since the foundation of the Middle Earth world is taking its form, I am doing some lots and details :-) So I thought I need some help with ideas for the world to be interesting.

Any suggestions is much appreciated!

Any suggestions for which lot to add, caves, community lotsor other stuff that would go with a fantasy / medieval / lord of the rings world? 

Anyone having issues with DUAL GRAPHICS CARDS and Sims 3 Crashing

Sooo, I can safely, 95% sure say that my game is fixed!

After spending 3 days trying to figure out what the problem was and literally trying everything I saw online and that I could think of, the fix turned out to be so simple that if I would have stumbled upon the right thread when I started to have problems, it would have been fixed in 5 minutes haha. But live and learn!:D

So I decided to make a post in case anyone is having the same issue, you never know!

So if you have dual graphics cards (that is, an integrated one like the Intel ® HD Graphics 4000 that I have, and an NVIDIA card as well for example) and your sims are crashing due to Insufficient Graphics (download the Crash Log Analyzer if you don’t have it already) after installing an EP (it was PETS for me but you never know!)  and you have tried the following but hasn’t work:

·Starting your game through right click >Run with Graphics Processor > High-Performance NVIDIA Graphics

·Launching your game through the GE Force Experience

·Going into NVIDIA Control Panel and switching the ts3.exe file (C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin), as well as all of the EP’s you have (e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 Pets\Game\Bin  and then the file that says TS3EP05) to “2. Select the preferred graphics processor for this program > High Performance NVIDIA processor”

·Reinstalling all of your games (God knows I did haha)

·Doing a clean install of your NVIDIA drivers



I was able to have pets in my household after trying this, without the game crashing (:

I did try to make a sim move from one house to another through the phone and it did crash, but moving them from the Edit Town worked just fine so good enough for me!:D

Thank you so much to jazinga and saskiiaa33, along with all the others that provided links etc, thank you so much for caring and trying to help you guys are awesome :)

I need help. This is called “collector’s rack:” in buy mode and I know I got it from mod the sims. I think. 

Anyways, You see the gaps between each gem type? I can’t get them to work. I also just found that is is hard to go up to the fourth row. Anyone else use these? Did you have a problem? Were you able to get them to work?

EDIT: I tried “moveobjects”

Hey guys, I’ve got another game issue. I’ve been on google for ages but no luck.

My toddler sim won’t age up. She still shows up on the left-hand sidebar with all the family members, but she’s not longer in the family picture. Also shift-click doesn’t give me an option to edit her in CAS and I can’t force her age transition. Do you guys have any tips?


I hate sims 3 so much! Like what did I do to deserve such disrespect!? So lately my game has been closing by itself! Like I’d b 10 mins into game n it would just close without a warning! Idk what to do, man! I’ve been busy n I finally want to play my game! Help me!


Guys, I got my new computer! Here are some unedited screenshots of Vincent, Bingo’s BFF.

All EP’s are installed and the game plays like a dream. I have yet to put any real CC in so that will be the true test… pray for me!!!

However, the game says that my video card is unsupported. I have tried this wiki : X to try and get my game to recognize my card but i have been unsuccessful. I play on a desktop PC and my card is AMD R9 270/270x?

Does anyone else have this card that could coach me into getting the game to interact with my graphics card. Its kind of disappointing that my old pc IMO had better graphics than my brand new one. 

I am trying to figure this all out and I am merging CC and going to be doing a lot of testing but the game runs smoothly. Its a nice and welcomed change. So any help with this video card issue would so very very appreciated.