So I’ve been trying for three days to get Sims 3 to work so I can update my 100 Baby Challenge but I’m not having any luck at all. I’ve tried creating a fresh Sims 3 Folder but when I load the game and go into options to change the settings my game crashes and my Laptop turns of, this is with CC and without.
I’ve tried running Sims 3 on my husband’s desktop and it loads but any save file I select be it a fresh made one or old one crashes with an unexpected error to the desktop. Sometimes I can get into the game and play, save the file and exit but when I try to reload that save I again get an unexpected error and desktop crash. I’ve updated my drivers, I’ve reinstalled a fresh copy of Sims 3 on my husbands desktop and still the game crashes. I used to be able to play on my husbands desktop with no problem at all for hours on end, my husbands desktop is my old computer which was bought with Sims 3 in mind, now it just crashes, the vidi card runs it on all low settings where before it ran it on all high settings. I’ve tried adjusting the video settings from Medium to Low and still it crashes.
When I bought my Laptop I researched for months for a good Laptop that could run Sims 3, one with all specs above what is recommended to run Sims 3. For months my Laptop ran Sims 3 in the most beautiful way, it took all my mods, the graphics were crisp and clear now it just crashes and turns off my Laptop. Nothing has changed on my Laptop or in my Sims 3 with my mods, settings etc and still the crash. Last night I did a wipe and reinstall of my Laptop returning it to factory settings because out of the box it ran Sims 3 great. I’m currently reinstalling Sims 3 now as a last resort on my Laptop to see if this fixes my issue, if it does not I’ll have to say goodbye to Sims 3 forever and I refuse to buy Sims 4.
I’ve cried many tears the last two days, I love Sims 3, I’ve played Sims since it first hit the stores way back with Sims 1, I have a long history with Sims, I have many friends on the Sims 3 Forum as well as other places. I love the community, I love the game and the thought of not being able to ever play it again makes it really hard for me. I know it’s silly, it’s just a game you know and I’m sure my tears are silly to.
However I’m sad, I know it’s just a game but when I was feeling blue all I needed was an hour of Sims 3 to make me laugh or to read a story or two, I’m not sure what I’ll do now. I don’t like many games, Sims 3 and Minecraft are all I really like but even Minecraft has gotten boring.
Anyway I’m telling you this because I’m not putting much faith in the fact that reinstalling my OS on my Laptop and then Sims 3 is going to solve my issue. If it does not my 100 Baby Challenge will be canceled, I’ll no longer upload store content but will leave everything there that is there now and it will be goodbye to Sims 3 forever. I also wanted to let my readers and followers know why I’ve not updated my story lately and what’s been going on.