Two quick questions (bugs)
Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:21 AM
I have The Sims 3 base game as well as Ambitions and Pets installed, and seem to have two bugs that persistently come up.
Initially I had CC from both TSR and ModTheSims (I have since, however, removed ModTheSims content).
Anyway, my problems are:
1) Randomly, my game will "freeze". Let me try and explain this. The game will be running fine, but once every 5 minutes or so, the game will "freeze". The Plumbob still rotates during this "freeze" time, but all Sims / pets stop moving and I cannot click anything for a few seconds. Then the game will resume with a few moments skipped ahead (Sims who were walking will be a bit further away etc.) These freezes are never usually longer than 5 Sim minutes (5 seconds).
This happens regardless of what the Sim is doing, or how big their queued activities are. I have a feeling this may be due to the fact my Town has a few free plots left, and has about 20+ families living in said Town. However, my PC specs are well above the minimum required specs to run the game (Intel CORE i5 dual processor @ 2.4GHz, 6GB RAM with 1GB video RAM [if that helps in any way?]). I have the latest patch to the game installed.
2) My other problem is to do with the Ambitions expansion pack. One of my Sims is a firefighter, and every shift they obviously have to respond to an emergency. Mostly every emergency goes fine and they put out the fire with ease. It's only when they get a Large House Fire that the problem arises. Obviously first they have to extinguish the window fires before entering the house, but that's the problem. The lot loads fine once they arrive at the scene, and I can see inside, but after extinguishing the window fires, I cannot see into the lot (similar to a Sim visiting a lot before being allowed in). This problem happens mostly when I use the "Break Down Door" action to convince a Sim to run. The lot will prevent me seeing inside. The only way I can see inside the house is to then use the ResetSim option, which then teleports said Sim back to their home lot, in which they have to drive back, which pushes time back and prevents them getting an A grade.
So they are my problems. I'd upload screenshots but alas the first problem can't really be shown via pictures, and I've only had one large house fire so far in-game.
Does or has anyone else had these problem(s)? Is there a way to fix it? Or is it something I have to put up with and hope it's fixed in a future patch? For the first problem, I did reduce the settings, but this didn't work, I still got the same problem (it even crashed my game and removed 2 days worth of stuff before I could quit and restart the game).
Any help, or any attempts to help are very much appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:43 AM
getting twallan's master controller mod and turning off memory creation;
not using the large EA worlds, but using smaller custom worlds. there are some nice ones in the CAW forum;
not having too many spawners anywhere;
having the sims I am actually playing live on a small lot rather than a big one - I find 20x20 plenty big enough for a house with a garden;
when my sims have reached about 4 generations, I use twallan's porter mod to save my main family and their relatives to the library, and then I move them into a fresh world.
I'm afraid I cannot help with the firefighter. I have only played one once, and found it too much hard work.
Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:47 AM
Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:16 PM
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