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Re: Union Cove Technical Issues
« Reply #325 on: April 25, 2013, 02:36:27 AM »
I am also having problems loading the Seasons Starter Save game (Union Cove Seasons .sims3)

I have Generations, Pets, Seasons and Supernatural, no other expansions.
I have downloaded the full world and verified that it is selectable in the drop down for "Select a Town" when creating a new world.
I have downloaded the save game and verified that it is visible among the list of other saves.
I've done a "factory reset" (deleting my docs\ea\the sims 3 folder completely)

When I try to load the save game, it gets to about 40% complete freezes, my drive is busy for a while but that could just be standard drive noise, and then I get the "A serious error has occurred loading .... " which is of course absolutely perfectly helpful and informative. ;)

I've gone over this thread and seen other people having this problem but haven't seen a solution (which may be a testimony to my reading skills).  Is there one?  Have any of the world builders seen this issue?

System info: Win 7 64 bit, 4G ram, GeForce 9500 GT

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Re: Union Cove Technical Issues
« Reply #326 on: April 25, 2013, 06:03:35 PM »
I made two changes - I bought Ambitions (which sounded too good not to get) and I ended up completely reinstalling the entire game.

I don't know which of those did the trick but the Grove Save file loaded. :D



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Re: Union Cove Technical Issues
« Reply #327 on: May 03, 2013, 05:09:17 PM »
I don't know if this is a technical issue or just weirdness.  However, Union Cove is the only town I have that refuses to actually do story progression as I choose it.   Meaning even if I have everything allowed - no one in Union Cove becomes a supernatural without help.   I was hoping that it would help me preserve some townie bloodlines but it looks like I'm not going to have that "help" whatsoever.

This has happened in 5 different game files. 
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Re: Union Cove Technical Issues
« Reply #328 on: May 16, 2013, 10:19:23 AM »
Hi :) i just tried to install Union Cove (the Seasons version) and it all went ok, until I load the main menu to pick a saved game to play. A blank spot appears saying:
Union cove start cannot load this save game. It may have been saved with expansion pack data that is no longer present on this system.
I'm not sure what to do now, how can I fix this? I only have 2 expansions which are Generations and Seasons :)
Thank you for any help I can get  :D

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Re: Union Cove Technical Issues
« Reply #329 on: May 16, 2013, 11:21:40 AM »
Hi :) i just tried to install Union Cove (the Seasons version) and it all went ok, until I load the main menu to pick a saved game to play. A blank spot appears saying:
Union cove start cannot load this save game. It may have been saved with expansion pack data that is no longer present on this system.
I'm not sure what to do now, how can I fix this? I only have 2 expansions which are Generations and Seasons :)
Thank you for any help I can get  :D
Welcome to the forum, Ally! Did you remember to download the second file you need to download if you don't have all the expansions? At this link, it says, if you scroll down the page a bit;

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If you do not have all Expansion Packs up through Seasons installed, download this saved file and extract it to your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Saves folder to load UC. You still need to download the full version of UC Seasons. The save file simply allows you to start a new game by loading it, as it's at the first screen. This will get past a crash that would occur with the world if you tried to load with certain missing content. You must LOAD the Saved file, not start a new game!

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Re: Union Cove Technical Issues
« Reply #330 on: May 16, 2013, 11:26:00 AM »
Thanks Bubbles :) yep, I downloaded and installed the Union Cove sims 3 pack, and extracted the save file into the my documents, electronic arts, sims 3, saves part, was that the right place to go?? anyway I try to click the save game that is there but the message:
Union cove start cannot load this save game. It may have been saved with expansion pack data that is no longer present on this system.
is there when I hover over it.. hmmm  :(

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Re: Union Cove Technical Issues
« Reply #331 on: May 17, 2013, 06:54:59 PM »
Hello all,
My Union Cove won't load all the way because it crashes midway. What do I do?



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Re: Union Cove Technical Issues
« Reply #332 on: May 25, 2013, 09:10:52 PM »
I'm very confused. I don't have all of the expansion packs up to Seasons, so I downloaded the save file and extracted it to the right place, but I don't know what to do after that. It's not showing up so I can install it, and the only one that's downloaded was the one that requires Seasons. That one shows up in the game, but I can't make a game with that one, since I don't have Seasons and some others.

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Re: Union Cove Technical Issues
« Reply #333 on: May 26, 2013, 02:18:32 PM »
I'm very confused. I don't have all of the expansion packs up to Seasons, so I downloaded the save file and extracted it to the right place, but I don't know what to do after that. It's not showing up so I can install it, and the only one that's downloaded was the one that requires Seasons. That one shows up in the game, but I can't make a game with that one, since I don't have Seasons and some others.

You don't need to install the save file, once it is extracted you need to put it into the Save Game folder, then when you load the game up it should be an option to load where your other save games are shown.
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Re: Union Cove Technical Issues
« Reply #334 on: May 26, 2013, 07:58:10 PM »
I remember reading somewhere that Union Cove was meant to have its own townies (vs residents) and NPCs, but it didn't work for some reason. I can't find that post, so if I already asked, I'm sorry. What I was wondering is, do you know why it didn't work, and/or what you would need to do differently to make it work?

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Re: Union Cove Technical Issues
« Reply #335 on: May 27, 2013, 09:35:19 PM »
Hi, I downloaded Union Cove a while ago (the newest one) and I've successfully played it before (absolutely gorgeous world, by the way, I love it!) Today I started a new game with a firefighter and a ghosthunter, but both careers are glitching so badly I can't play them. The firefighter won't respond to emergencies (I cancel all of his actions and click "respond" on the alarm, but as soon as he stops everything he's doing and "respond" gets to the front of his queue, it disappears and he can no longer respond via the fire alarm or the fire picture on map view). The ghosthunter can't see any of the spirits she's supposed to be catching...I know these are typical ambitions glitches, but I haven't had any trouble with them on my other EA world games, so I was just wondering if it's a problem from the union cove file? Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Union Cove Technical Issues
« Reply #336 on: June 23, 2013, 01:08:52 PM »
I see the last entry was on May 27th and no one has replied to it...So, I am hoping that someone will reply to me asap.

I installed Union Cove yesterday for the first time and the issues I am having are:

1. Sim orders drink/food from mixologist at a night spot and nothing happens they both just stand there for ever, with the command still looming in the upper left corner.  If I sit the sim at the bar then order, the sim pops up either behind the bar or in the middle of the floor.

2. Also now, when I click on the area map, all the icons are gone. I have no idea where anything is.

This is a disaster, the town looks great, but I can't play the way I should be able to at this point. Can someone help me...I am not sims tech savvy...but if I can't get any help, I will just have to uninstall it and reset my whole entire game to factory set.  :'( I don't want that. Please help. Thanks!

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Re: Union Cove Technical Issues
« Reply #337 on: June 23, 2013, 01:59:55 PM »
Welcome to the forum hummingbird! I can't help with your first question but I can with question 2. In map view, there should be a box in the bottom left above the Live Mode, Buy Mode and Build Mode icons (I think that's where it is anyway). Check that you haven't selected 'none' as that will mean no icons show up. However, it could be just a glitch that maybe a new save file or even just re-loading the current file will solve.

Hope this helps!
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Re: Union Cove Technical Issues
« Reply #338 on: June 23, 2013, 02:07:40 PM »
1. Sim orders drink/food from mixologist at a night spot and nothing happens they both just stand there for ever, with the command still looming in the upper left corner.  If I sit the sim at the bar then order, the sim pops up either behind the bar or in the middle of the floor.

Are you patched up to 1.55 ? As I did notice a thread in the Misc Help board where someone seems to have a similar issue to you that is caused by the patch, try the solution given and see if that helps. :)
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Re: Union Cove Technical Issues
« Reply #339 on: June 23, 2013, 02:14:54 PM »
Oh yaaaay! I got responses! Thank you so much bubbles & samoht!

Now bubbles, if the 1st way doesn't work...so how do I do a new save file or re-loading the current file? Sorry, I'm not sims tech savvy...thanks!


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Re: Union Cove Technical Issues
« Reply #340 on: June 23, 2013, 02:58:13 PM »
By re-loading the current file, I literally mean just going into the game as normal and seeing if the game fixed itself. To try a new save file, you could either do save as instead of save or go into edit town, save the household to the sim-bin, start a new game and place the family back in town. Simple as that! Here on the forum, we are always happy to give help if we know of solutions and answers.
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Help -- Would like to try Union Cove???
« Reply #341 on: July 05, 2013, 09:55:26 PM »
I would like to try Union Cove and am unsure which version I should use.  I currently have all expansions up to Supernatural except Late Night; but, I don't own any of the stuff packs.  I also only have an average computer.  Does anyone have any recommendations on which would be better for me?

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Re: Help -- Would like to try Union Cove???
« Reply #342 on: July 06, 2013, 08:10:38 AM »
If you want to Supernatural lots to be pre-placed, go for the Seasons version. If you are happy to place them yourself, then go with the original. You will have a few lots with a different designation to most people either way because of your lack of Late Night. It is really up to you and whether you are willing to place new lots.

You could download both and see which you prefer, then uninstall the one you don't want anymore.
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Re: Help -- Would like to try Union Cove???
« Reply #343 on: July 06, 2013, 09:11:01 AM »
I would like to try Union Cove and am unsure which version I should use.  I currently have all expansions up to Supernatural except Late Night; but, I don't own any of the stuff packs.  I also only have an average computer.  Does anyone have any recommendations on which would be better for me?
If you want to Supernatural lots to be pre-placed, go for the Seasons version. If you are happy to place them yourself, then go with the original. You will have a few lots with a different designation to most people either way because of your lack of Late Night. It is really up to you and whether you are willing to place new lots.

You could download both and see which you prefer, then uninstall the one you don't want anymore.

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Re: Union Cove Technical Issues
« Reply #344 on: July 22, 2013, 12:50:33 PM »
I've downloaded several player-made worlds, and none so far have worked, including Union Cove. It will load for a while, but then the music will stop and the screen will shut down, and it will give me a message saying that Sims 3 has stopped working. Any thoughts? Also, my downloads said I only needed the base game.
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Re: Union Cove Technical Issues
« Reply #345 on: July 22, 2013, 08:18:29 PM »
Union Cove requires all EPs up to Seasons at this point. You will have to check with the other creators to see whether you are missing some requirements for their worlds. You should check to see that you have enough RAM to run sims, and if it's using enough RAM. If not, LAA (long address adware) may help.

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« Reply #346 on: July 23, 2013, 03:48:34 AM »
You should check to see that you have enough RAM to run sims, and if it's using enough RAM. If not, LAA (long address adware) may help.

Just to expand on Chuckles' point -- any amount of RAM will run Sims (I use an abysmally small amount, only 2GB). Higher amounts of RAM will not (usually) run it any better on it's own, but a few minor changes will cause it to work. I'm fairly sure that Carl is using 16GB of RAM for Sims.

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Re: Union Cove Technical Issues
« Reply #347 on: August 19, 2013, 07:53:04 PM »
I finally got around to downloading Union Cove.  I only have expansions Late Night, World Adventures, and Seasons.  So I clicked on the link and saved the version for when you don't have all the expansions.  The problem??  I don't know what to do next.  I'm assuming that I double-click the saved file which I now have in the EA Save folder.  But even after reading what to do next, I'm still not sure if I could lose what I have in the games that I have through Seasons.  Should I just go ahead and double click on the UC zip folder and see what happens?  Or should delay and do something else before unzipping?

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Union Cove Start-Up Issue?
« Reply #348 on: September 30, 2013, 06:07:48 PM »
Hey there!
I just got Union Cove for the first time, the installation process was fine, but playing the world is giving me trouble. I can select Union Cove as a World to use, but when it's loading the game (you know, when it has all the tips and tricks things?) it loads about half-way and then crashes. My computer makes me close the program after waiting a few minutes.
Here are a few Details:
Windows 8
No Expansion Packs (I installed the newer one, I got the save file as well and saved to the Save folder in Sims 3)
Game Not Registered (It's a used game, the code is used, not by me)
Please help, I wanna play this game  :-[
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Re: Union Cove Technical Issues
« Reply #349 on: October 02, 2013, 10:06:35 AM »
Did you actually open the world from the save file?