Ask. Answer. Be the Hero.
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Do you mean 
Reply
Keeper
brii143
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-12-2012
Accepted Solution

My Sims 3 Game Won't Play ?

When i Open The Game Launcher And Press Play The Screen Goes Black And Then The EA Games Symbol Just Freezes Then i Have To Restart My Computer To Exit Out :\ i Tryed To Uninstall It And Reinstall It And Update It But It Still Does The Same . How Can i Fix This ?

crinrict
Posts: 43,006
Topics: 148
XP: 3,796
Solutions: 3,829
Registered: ‎07-18-2012

Re: My Sims 3 Game Won't Play ?

Hi and welcome.

 

You're post is a little hard to read for me as an non-native-english speaker but I'll try nevertheless but it might be that I completely missunderstood your issue.

 

- Are you using custom content or mods ?

- When did your troubles start ? Were you able to play normally in the beginning ?

 

One thing you can try is this

 

Try this

Resetting the game to factory settings without reinstalling

Many problems can be pinpointed on custom content or corruption in your user data. There's an easy way to reset your game to factory settings without going through the ordeal of reinstalling the whole thing (Path can be different depending on your OS):

  • Make a backup of theSims3 folder in Documents\ElectronicArts to an external drive.
  • Rename your theSims3 folder in Documents\ElectronicArts to Sims3_Backup
  • Start the game or the launcher (All your save games will be gone, your options will be reset to factory settings and all your store content will be gone. Not to worry, it's all still there in that backup folder).
  • A new Sims3 folder will have been recreated in your documents\electronicArts folder. Some folders might be missing for they are only created when you need them.
  • Quit the game and the launcher
  • Move the options.ini file from your backup folder to your newly created folder in documents\electronicArts\thesims3 to recover your graphic/sounds/gameplay options
  • Go to programs(x86)\electronicarts\thesims3 and make sure you DO NOT have a mods folder there. If you do, move that to your desktop. Also make sure that there is no resource.cfg on that level (there will be on in your game\bin folder, don't delete that one).
  • Repeat above step for every expansion you have.
  • Start your game. You will need to start a new game for the other one is still missing right now.
  • See if your error is gone. If so, you can put starting the folders back, starting with your saves. Check your game after every folder.
  • This file UserPresets.package is all your custom styles you created in game, so you need to copy that one back as well.
  • The files PassportData.package and ChallengeData.package contain your SimPort and Achievements progress. Make sure to put back.
  • The folder Collections contains your collections. Make sure to put that back.
  • If you had a mods folder in your programs folder, don't put it back. Custom content does not go there any more.
  • If you find a mods folder in your documents folder, make sure you only put the stuff back that you know to be compatible
  • ALL custom content can potentially cause problems. If you found out which folder is causing problems, put your stuff back in groups or one by one until you find the guilty party.

 



Good Luck and Happy Simming
Crin



Please accept a solution if your issue is solved. XP is also appreciated
I don't work or have any association with EA
Questions belong in the forums. I don't answer questions via PM.
Help us helpers to help you

Bitte akzeptiere eine Lösung, wenn dein Problem gelöst ist und verteile XP an Beiträge, die du hilfreich findest.
Ich arbeite nicht für EA und habe sonst auch keinerlei Verbindung zu EA.
Keeper
brii143
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-12-2012

Re: My Sims 3 Game Won't Play ?

Hello ! Sorry My English Is Bad , And No Mods Or Nothing Like That .. It Started To Do This 3 Days Ago i Was Able To Play Lastnight But When i Tryed To Today It Did The Samething 

crinrict
Posts: 43,006
Topics: 148
XP: 3,796
Solutions: 3,829
Registered: ‎07-18-2012

Re: My Sims 3 Game Won't Play ?

Hi,

 

sorry about that. Try to use some punctuation, that would make it easier to read. I know it's can be though if you're not native english speaking but use them as you would in your own language.

 

So did my solution help the first time ?



Good Luck and Happy Simming
Crin



Please accept a solution if your issue is solved. XP is also appreciated
I don't work or have any association with EA
Questions belong in the forums. I don't answer questions via PM.
Help us helpers to help you

Bitte akzeptiere eine Lösung, wenn dein Problem gelöst ist und verteile XP an Beiträge, die du hilfreich findest.
Ich arbeite nicht für EA und habe sonst auch keinerlei Verbindung zu EA.