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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #225 on: December 31, 2011, 10:36:21 AM »
Great news!  I did what BellaClo suggested, as well as turned down my graphics settings to medium, and both UC and my dynasty file are running perfectly, albeit in separate folders - I just rename the folder I don't want to play and everything runs fine, no lagging at all.  I suspect the combination of a very large dynasty file plus UC is what caused my original problem.

Anushka, this was your first world?!  I'm absolutely amazed at that - it's so perfect!  I hope you and the rest of the team don't get discouraged by all of us asking for technical help - it in no way reflects on your work or how much all of us love and appreciate it.  You guys did something that I bet EA wishes they could have done, and you did it brilliantly.  Now you all are handling Help Desk functions brilliantly.  I hope you and the team don't think that posts about difficulties some of us are having are in any way meant as complaints, because I think nothing could be farther from the truth.

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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #226 on: December 31, 2011, 10:37:10 AM »
Someone asked on the last few pages I think. I don't know how to do it myself. I've got random crashing as well and it's getting really annoying now...

Yeah that was me... I just went through all the posts hoping somebody knew what to do.. and Sportsfan, I'm glad I'm not the only one with this problem! :) SO. I have no idea what to do it keeps crashing at 25% for me too, and I tried deleting everything union cove related, re extracting the ucsave file, and it still does it... not really sure what to do...
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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #227 on: December 31, 2011, 10:41:45 AM »
Yeah that was me... I just went through all the posts hoping somebody knew what to do.. and Sportsfan, I'm glad I'm not the only one with this problem! :) SO. I have no idea what to do it keeps crashing at 25% for me too, and I tried deleting everything union cove related, re extracting the ucsave file, and it still does it... not really sure what to do...

What EP's you two have? I can upload another save file folder to mediafire so you can see if that one work - I downloaded the one Carl posted, and it opened fine without Pets :-\

Katluvr, thanks ;D I'm glad you find the solution! I just started the dynasty and am trying to see how far I can increase settings for it to run smoothly, so far so good!

You mean you didn't put Max SKills in the game?  :(  He's like my superhero sim...

It was a hard thing to decide, but with a Sim who has everything maxed, this town would never get the green light for challenges and dynasties. It will most certainly give it unfair advantage to any other EA world. Leto did shared his Millionaire's Mansion and SuperSim who just started his skilling adventure with guitar skill (which is what Leto did for Max Skill - first max guitar and wait for opportunities, then other musical instruments, and then everything else).

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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #228 on: December 31, 2011, 11:02:38 AM »
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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #229 on: December 31, 2011, 11:09:10 AM »
What EP's you two have? I can upload another save file folder to mediafire so you can see if that one work - I downloaded the one Carl posted, and it opened fine without Pets :-\

Katluvr, thanks ;D I'm glad you find the solution! I just started the dynasty and am trying to see how far I can increase settings for it to run smoothly, so far so good!

It was a hard thing to decide, but with a Sim who has everything maxed, this town would never get the green light for challenges and dynasties. It will most certainly give it unfair advantage to any other EA world. Leto did shared his Millionaire's Mansion and SuperSim who just started his skilling adventure with guitar skill (which is what Leto did for Max Skill - first max guitar and wait for opportunities, then other musical instruments, and then everything else).

I don't have any expansion packs, mostly because I can't afford it :) I thought that might be a problem right at the beginning but I thought I'd take a shot. I believe I extracted the ucsave.rar file right because there wasn't a problem downloading UC. What I did was transfer the file to a "zipped" folder, than extracted the file to the save file in my Sims 3 folder in my documents. From what I can understand thats how you're supposed to do it. I just tried again and instead of crashing the little circle for my cursor just kept "revolving" and it was stuck. I couldn't even close the screen to do something else. I had to shut off my laptop and when I turned it back on it gave me the same message, "The Sims 3 has stopped working. The program needs to close." I really am wondering I fI should invest my measly 950 bucks in my savings account into thee expansion packs... or a new laptop... :)
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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #230 on: December 31, 2011, 11:12:13 AM »
A new save file would be nice, too. One that can cope with a person with no expansion packs, simply just The Sims 3 *coughcough me*
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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #231 on: December 31, 2011, 11:48:59 AM »
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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #232 on: December 31, 2011, 12:20:51 PM »
 I woke up this morning with a revelation! Google.  I must've been wayy tired last night not to think of it!  So after browsing many Error Code 12 forums from all across the world and implementing I can't tell you how many strategies and suggestions (apparently this happens for Many different reasons) - I finally got it to save! ;D ;D  I just went to Edit Town and saved it from there!  Hooray!

I also want to mention a few other things, even though they didn't work for me, for others trying to resolve this issue...  One thing was, if you get that Error Code while saving - Alt+Tab to Windows, Go into Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Saved and delete all of the files that end in .bad then try saving again.
Another one was that Windows may be blocking the save (which made a lot of sense to me because of the size of the file) - go here http://www.ehow.com/how_6724773_stop-code-12-sims-3.html to see how to allow TS3 to bypass the Windows Prevention file...

Good Luck!  8)
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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #233 on: December 31, 2011, 12:37:34 PM »
It was a hard thing to decide, but with a Sim who has everything maxed, this town would never get the green light for challenges and dynasties. It will most certainly give it unfair advantage to any other EA world. Leto did shared his Millionaire's Mansion and SuperSim who just started his skilling adventure with guitar skill (which is what Leto did for Max Skill - first max guitar and wait for opportunities, then other musical instruments, and then everything else).

^^Oh, that's right...  I didn't even think of that!  That would've almost defeated the purpose of the Forum's World if it was disqualified from the Forum's Challenges and such!  Glad you guys had all of your angles covered!  8)
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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #234 on: December 31, 2011, 12:45:38 PM »
UC works fine for me, problem is there aren't any trees?? I don't know, they just won't load.

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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #235 on: December 31, 2011, 12:50:31 PM »
UC works fine for me, problem is there aren't any trees?? I don't know, they just won't load.

Do you have WA? most of the tree are from WA.
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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #236 on: December 31, 2011, 12:54:49 PM »
Do you have WA? most of the tree are from WA.
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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #237 on: December 31, 2011, 01:01:43 PM »
Now that is wierd! Can post a picture? If my settings are on low trees are not visible from town view, but in Sim view they are there. I'd love to see a picture, since at the moment I can't think of any reason at all why they wouldn't show!


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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #238 on: December 31, 2011, 01:05:26 PM »
I have a question for Anushka. Or anyone that helped create this. How do you set skill levels? I know for a fact Wyatt had level 10 gardening when I gave him to you, now he doesn't. Just curious how that happened?

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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #239 on: December 31, 2011, 01:07:56 PM »
Carl has posted an official announcement on the Official Sims 3 Forum.

I have a question for Anushka. Or anyone that helped create this. How do you set skill levels? I know for a fact Wyatt had level 10 gardening when I gave him to you, now he doesn't. Just curious how that happened?

The same way we got townies into Create A World... We couldn't have Maxed Skills for the challenges so they all had to be lowered or raised accordingly if they were CAS Sims.
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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #240 on: December 31, 2011, 01:10:09 PM »
Now that is wierd! Can post a picture? If my settings are on low trees are not visible from town view, but in Sim view they are there. I'd love to see a picture, since at the moment I can't think of any reason at all why they wouldn't show!


I think I fixed it, when you mentioned settings I changed mine from low to high and they appeared.  :o Sorry for the trouble.

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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #241 on: December 31, 2011, 01:10:44 PM »
Carl has posted an official announcement on the Official Sims 3 Forum.

The same way we got townies into Create A World... We couldn't have Maxed Skills for the challenges so they all had to be lowered or raised accordingly if they were CAS Sims.
Going there now to check it out! That makes sense! Awesome. Wish there was a way to do that in the real game haha.

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« Reply #242 on: December 31, 2011, 01:11:37 PM »
Going there now to check it out! That makes sense! Awesome. Wish there was a way to do that in the real game haha.

Esther, Post in that thread, we've got to keep it up there!  ;)
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« Reply #243 on: December 31, 2011, 01:16:49 PM »
Esther, Post in that thread, we've got to keep it up there!  ;)
I did. I know what you mean, those forums are busier with off-topic threads and repeat questions.  ::)

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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #244 on: December 31, 2011, 01:18:14 PM »
OMG! It looks amazing!
Have to wait for WA to install again and to buy pets though, so I'll probably be installing it sometime next week.

Thank you guys, I can't wait to play it.
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« Reply #245 on: December 31, 2011, 01:18:42 PM »
I did. I know what you mean, those forums are busier with off-topic threads and repeat questions.  ::)

That's because they don't have Carl, Pam, Metro and the Mods to run it.  ;) I'll drop by once an hour to keep bumping that thread up I think, Lol.
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« Reply #246 on: December 31, 2011, 01:19:55 PM »
That's because they don't have Carl, Pam, Metro and the Mods to run it.  ;) I'll drop by once an hour to keep bumping that thread up I think, Lol.
Very very true. Sounds good to me, I'll pop in when I think of it!  ;D

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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #247 on: December 31, 2011, 01:29:27 PM »
Very very true. Sounds good to me, I'll pop in when I think of it!  ;D

Uhg being on there reminds me how much I love this forum and how you can post. They should have the new replies posted thing over there. Cut down on the spam probably, Lol.
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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #248 on: December 31, 2011, 02:09:10 PM »
Okay, I did some tech research and asked opinions and apparently .rar programs need a special code sketch thing to open them to make them work. Okay, I feel REALLY stupid now because every time I clicked on it and hit open it said something about using a special program to open it and not having what it needs to do this. *Facepalm* cant believe I missed this! Well since I don't have this program could you change the file to something other than an .rar? I've heard that .rar files are tricky and could possibly have viruses and my computer refuses to open it. Thanks! Or maybe direct me to where I could get the program to open it?
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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #249 on: December 31, 2011, 02:11:04 PM »
Uhg being on there reminds me how much I love this forum and how you can post. They should have the new replies posted thing over there. Cut down on the spam probably, Lol.

I was about ready to give up on Sims3 way back when I first got it because of that forum.  It was awful.  Trying to get sense out of anything for a newbie was a nightmare.  Then I discovered our forum and it was like "I'm HOME!".  Sensible people who were willing to help with no rudeness of any form allowed.  Amazing.  I spent a few hours lurking and signed up.  I'll check in there off and on today to help keep the posts going there.  Carl is having the thread moved so hopefully I can find it again.

EDIT:  Cathair, google 7-zip.  It should take you to a site that has a free unzipper program that opens zip and .rar files.  It's the one I use and works very well.
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