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stofferfrandsen
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Registered: ‎08-12-2013

My Sims 3 keeps crashing on windows 8!

After about 30 minutes gameplay my Sims 3 crashes? Just got  a new PC with Windows 8 and I think it might be Windows 8 fault, because I could run it on my old Vista PC. Any solutions to the problem? 

MLadyD7
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Re: My Sims 3 keeps crashing on windows 8!

Hi There!

 

There are lots of people playing The Sims 3 on Windows 8... you didn't give enough specific details ...

 

Use the search function at the top right hand side and look for the top solutions...

 

Or just click here: http://answers.ea.com/t5/forums/searchpage/tab/message?location=forum-board%3Athe-sims-3&q=The+Sims+...

 

Good Luck! :smileyhappy:

 

 

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robinsonjack97
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Registered: ‎08-23-2013

Re: My Sims 3 keeps crashing on windows 8!

I know it's a bit late, but you should try Turning your wifi off on your PC, then start the sims game and then you can turn it back on! That worked for me, otherwise another way to do it is to sign out it your Sims account on the main menu, that worked for me also! For some reason by having that off it reduces the amount of RAM used by 500MB!!
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kingkangaroo22
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-26-2014

Re: My Sims 3 keeps crashing on windows 8!

It Is Very Simple To Fix, Follow This Step By Step

 

1. Right Click The Sims 3 Icon

2. Click Properties

3. Click The Compability Tab

4. Under Compability Mode Check The Box That Says Run This Program In Compability Mode For

5. In The Dropdown Box Select Windows 8

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lovelymattie93
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-27-2014

Re: My Sims 3 keeps crashing on windows 8!

Mine does not have the windows 8 option, it just has up to windows 7.... do I choose windows 7???

crinrict
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Re: My Sims 3 keeps crashing on windows 8!

Yeah, choose 7. I think that's a typo in that post above.



Good Luck and Happy Simming
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toshibajulie
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Registered: ‎02-05-2014

Re: My Sims 3 keeps crashing on windows 8!

Windows 8.0 x64 - Sims 3 will either crash or it will cause my wife's new Toshiba laptop to do a forced re-start. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling 3 times with no luck. Sims 3 crashes the OS more than the program itself crashes. I've tried all the compatibility modes, doesn't work. Her laptop has 12GB of RAM, a 2M Cache, 2.40GHz Intel processor and Mobile Intel HM70 Express Chipset with Mobile Intel HD graphics with shared graphics memory. Her laptop has all the Microsoft updates installed. We've tried running some other games that came out before Win 8 and they run perfectly.

 

Freezes - Have not encountered any as of yet.

 

I tried installing them on my Win 7 Pro x64 with a Intel 3.1 quad core and 32gb Kingston HyperX RAM and it runs flawlessly.

 

We have the Sims 3 Starter Pack with Late Night & High End Loft, Supernatural Expansion Pack and Dragon Valley.

 

Once all are installed, you MUST use the Supernatural disk or NONE of the games will play.

 

I've read the posts claiming Sims 3 runs on Win 8, but if you read the PC System Requirements, Windows 8 is not listed.

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bffkid42
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Registered: ‎07-24-2014

Re: My Sims 3 keeps crashing on windows 8!

Sorry tosh but, sims there does indeed work on windows 8 I am playing on it and have found that restarting the computer can be helpful