Shocky Mar 30, 2013 @ 6:31am
The Sims 3 constantly crashing
I've installed the game on two different computers now, both of which have no issues with any other games or software. The Sims 3 crashes on them both. I can play for abourt 10 minutes then it stops responding.

The game used to work fine, was it patched recently or something? I never used to have any problems with this game.

Getting very frustrated with this game, at this rate I'm going to trade or gift it away because I've about had enough.

Any suggestions before I give up on this?

I'm guessing you will want specs

System #1

Windows 7 x64
Intel i7 920
Gigabyle X58
6GB DDR3 Memory 1600
nvidia GTX660 Ti SLI

System #2

Windows 7
Intel Q9550
AMD HD7850
4GB DDR2 800
Asus P5Q-E
Last edited by Shocky; Mar 30, 2013 @ 7:09am
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wowaddict31 Mar 30, 2013 @ 7:11am 
im having the same problem its really fustrating
Shocky Mar 30, 2013 @ 7:59am 
The game used to run perfectly, I played it over xmas without a single issue.

It's really weird.
Last edited by Shocky; Mar 30, 2013 @ 8:02am
Wowa Mar 30, 2013 @ 8:23am 
Try to enable Vsync.
Shocky Mar 30, 2013 @ 8:26am 
I could force it through the control panel, afterall there is no v-sync option in game
Last edited by Shocky; Mar 30, 2013 @ 8:28am
Wowa Mar 30, 2013 @ 9:10am 
Give it a try.
Shocky Mar 30, 2013 @ 10:12am 
Originally posted by Wowa:
Give it a try.

No joy, still crashing..
CosmicKick Mar 30, 2013 @ 5:48pm 
I'm having the exact same problem as you. Have enabled Vsync and it's still crashing. Extremely frustrating. Used to work fine. The last 24 hrs it just doesn't want to play.
Vladamier Mar 30, 2013 @ 6:21pm 
Same here, it's completely buggered up and freezing every few seconds after about 5min of playtime. It was definitely working earlier this year. Was there a patch with the university expansion that might have pooped it?
Fields Mar 30, 2013 @ 11:02pm 
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=119839375


You said it worked over mas fine but now it won't, thius leads me to wonder if your mods are outdated as it would or should have updated to v1.50 from at a guess 1.48 which was around Xmas, update your mods and then run the game, also if no luck there then try removing all if any custom content and other mods and do a fresh game with no mods to see if it happens
Fields Mar 30, 2013 @ 11:03pm 
Originally posted by Vladamier:
Same here, it's completely buggered up and freezing every few seconds after about 5min of playtime. It was definitely working earlier this year. Was there a patch with the university expansion that might have pooped it?
IF you play with mods then they would be out of date which can cause issues
Fields Mar 30, 2013 @ 11:04pm 
Somthing else I have noticed is not to alt tab out of game, this appears to cause my laptop to crash if I alt tab out of game then back into it, runs fine if I do not alt tab for hours and hours
Shocky Mar 31, 2013 @ 3:42am 
Originally posted by Fields:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=119839375


You said it worked over mas fine but now it won't, thius leads me to wonder if your mods are outdated as it would or should have updated to v1.50 from at a guess 1.48 which was around Xmas, update your mods and then run the game, also if no luck there then try removing all if any custom content and other mods and do a fresh game with no mods to see if it happens

I completely removed and reinstalled the games, there are no mods installed on either PC.
Shocky Mar 31, 2013 @ 4:08am 
How do get all the expansions working in Origin? I tried registering the base game but it's telling me it's invallid.

Also it's very slow, the redeem code option took 10 minutes to load ffs. Is Origin normally this crap?

EDIT: Okay so all the keys but the base game work on Origin, why is this? isnt it imposible to play without the base game? :/
Last edited by Shocky; Mar 31, 2013 @ 4:24am
agm.wallace Mar 31, 2013 @ 9:59am 
Do you have testingcheatsenabled on?
I heard that if you have it on for too long the game random exits, glitches appear:etc
Shocky Mar 31, 2013 @ 10:17am 
No, I've never enabled that.
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