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Offline Razul Antiwield

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Can't leave buy mode? *Fixed!!*
« on: April 03, 2016, 11:12:04 PM »
I recently reinstalled the Sims 3 the other day and made a new world. However, after going into buy mode then back into live mode, the loading wheel just goes on forever, and I am unable to do anything.




*Solution*

Mods were conflicting with each other.

If this happens to you, move your mods folder to the desktop and try running the game. If that helps, go through your mods one by one to see which one is conflicting with the game.

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Re: Can't leave buy mode?
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2016, 11:20:34 PM »
I'm not sure if there is one true fix for this problem. I've experienced this issue before.

Topic: Build mode panel disappears, can't save game?
http://www.carls-sims-3-guide.com/forum/index.php/topic,17399.0.html

In this topic, It's suggested to try pressing Fn+F5 to get to Edit town mode. From there you should be able to save the house and game as normal.

This particular "fix" worked for me. However, we do have a thread on this topic that has many more troubleshooting tips:

Stuck in Build/Buy Mode
http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php/topic,1425.0.html
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Re: Can't leave buy mode?
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2016, 12:02:46 AM »
I tried the FN + F5 keys to get into edit town, doesn't work, and I also can't open the cheat box. Mine seems different to everyone else in that I don't need to wait for a few hours for this to happen, it just always happens. Also, before I try to go back to live mode, I can switch between buy and build modes, but both results in the endless loading when I change to live mode.

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Re: Can't leave buy mode?
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2016, 12:28:01 AM »
Have you tried any of the keyboard commands to get out of Build/Buy mode?

Open Close Live Mode Panel: [F1]
Show Buy Mode Panel: [F2]
Show Build Mode Panel: [F3]

If this isn't helping you can try getting out of game using Task manager. (Ctrl-Shift-Esc) Look for and Select Sims 3, right-click and end task.

Have you tried clearing game cache or a Factory Reset?

Delete Game Cache Files (What & Howto)
http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php/topic,20732.msg401809.html#msg401809

Try a Factory Reset -- Sims 3 Factory Reset - HowTo:
http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php/topic,20732.0.html
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Re: Can't leave buy mode?
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2016, 01:17:40 AM »
I have some tips to try for the Cheats not working:

Troubleshooting Ctrl-Shift-C and/or Cheats Not Working
http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=23632.msg411671#post_CNW
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Re: Can't leave buy mode?
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2016, 01:24:34 AM »
Have you tried any of the keyboard commands to get out of Build/Buy mode?

Open Close Live Mode Panel: [F1]
Show Buy Mode Panel: [F2]
Show Build Mode Panel: [F3]

If this isn't helping you can try getting out of game using Task manager. (Ctrl-Shift-Esc) Look for and Select Sims 3, right-click and end task.

Have you tried clearing game cache or a Factory Reset?

Delete Game Cache Files (What & Howto)
http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php/topic,20732.msg401809.html#msg401809

Try a Factory Reset -- Sims 3 Factory Reset - HowTo:
http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php/topic,20732.0.html

I have cleared cache, F1-3 don't work and I just did a factory reset now, and it did not work.

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Re: Can't leave buy mode?
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2016, 01:30:08 AM »
Hmm.. Okay. Shoot. I was hoping one of those would work. Have you tried creating a new game for testing purposes?

If that doesn't work, I'm not sure what else to try. :(
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Re: Can't leave buy mode?
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2016, 01:54:03 AM »
Did that too, yeah.

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Re: Can't leave buy mode?
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2016, 02:03:45 AM »
Crazy idea.. Have you tried a new game without your mods folder?  Move your Mods folder to the desktop for now, try running the game to see what happens.

If it works. It may be that one of your mods is conflicting with another or just isn't working correctly.
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Re: Can't leave buy mode?
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2016, 02:34:17 AM »
It did work, I will re-add them one by one to see which it is. Thanks.

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Re: Can't leave buy mode?
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2016, 10:21:27 AM »
Oh Yay!! I am happy to hear that worked for you!! :)

Thank you for letting me help troubleshoot with you!!
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