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Offline mooshie

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game stops after 5 minutes
« on: October 31, 2012, 09:20:28 AM »
guys I need some help. My game stops after like 5 minutes of playing. it completely freezes.

i have windows 7, just the original game no custom content.
I would really appreciate some help :)

Offline Sarabi

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Re: game stops after 5 minutes
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2012, 11:52:55 AM »
Are you trying to play an old game?  By that I mean, are you loading a save file that you have been playing for a lot of Sim weeks?  If so, it may be the game file is corrupt or too big for your machine.  If you start a new game, can you play it successfully?

If it's the game file itself, Twallan (also known as Nraas Industries) provides a couple of mods that can help you solve that, specifically Overwatch and ErrorTrap.  You can learn more about these mods in the Game Modifications section of this board.  There are a few other things you can do to help clean up your game, like deleting memories and clearing out your Sims' inventories.

There are also some pinned threads here with some great information that may be helpful:
http://www.carls-sims-3-guide.com/forum/index.php/topic,463.0.html and http://www.carls-sims-3-guide.com/forum/index.php/topic,8211.0.html are a couple of them.

Additional information that might help the forum to help you would include what version of the base game and any expansion packs you have installed.  Also - does the freeze occur when your Sims are trying to perform a specific command?  If so, it could be related to that specific action.



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Offline mooshie

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Re: game stops after 5 minutes
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2012, 12:47:37 PM »
thank you so much!
 
no no it's not an old game, I don't even have any saved games because I haven't been able to save any!
I think I have the latest patch (1.8?), not sure. And I don't have any expansion packs.

No the freeze occurs randomly :/ and I'm unable to save anything. It says something like error 13

Offline Sarabi

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Re: game stops after 5 minutes
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2012, 02:32:43 PM »
I searched the forum for error 13, and found this:  http://www.carls-sims-3-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=4823.0, which points to a need to install Windows updates.

There are several other threads that also discuss error 13, and other errors as well.  You might find your solution in one of them.

 

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