01-03-2014 02:07 PM
Something has happened to my sim child. Two issues at the same time.
She is a twin. Her brother is not exibiting these problems, nor is anyone else in the house.
My sim child has stopped aging. Everyone else is aging fine. She was to age to a teen, went through the cheers and celebration but did not age. Here is what I have tried to fix it:
1. tried cake in several rooms
2. tried cake on several tables
3. after cheat tried to trigger aging
4. resetSim (sim name)
5. tried moving out, the game crashed
6. tried change appearance, CAS began to load and just stayed on loading screen
7. tried edit sim, CAS screen began to load and just stayed on loading screen
8. tried to move, game crashed
9. tried evicting the family, but once done couldnt place the family into another home
10. Someone suggested for them, it was CC hair, so I went into the game launcher and deleted the hair. nothing changed. I believe she is wearing non CC clothes but I can't be sure. Except for these two issues, she appears the same as everyone else, interacts, eats, goes to school, etc
Next I was going to try saving them to the library and starting a new game and place them in. I am not hopeful this will work.
She has stopped sleeping. I have tried five different non CC beds. Each time I have set the bed ownership to her. I have switched bedrooms. She will sometimes sleep for short periods in the tree house.
She has also stopped showing up in the picture of the family when loading the game. She also wasn't in the picture of the family when I evicted them. I did install some CC recently from TSR, but it was CC I had before. This is the first time I have had this issue.
My game, EPs SPs are downloaded from Origin. I have store items and about a quarter of the CC I used to have when I mistakenly deleted the DCCache file. I have decided not to put it all back. I do use Dashboard and Custard.
Any suggestions would be helpful! ThanX in advance!
01-03-2014 02:31 PM
dont worry about the DCache that one willregenerate once you start the game again its the DCBackup if the ccmerged file is deletd that's the one to watch
try clear the cache files too
delete the cach files go to electronic arts/the sims 3/
it's safe to delete these files as a new ones will regenerate
in the launcher click th erun without CC to see if you can play fine thenit will help you figure out if it is 3rd partry CC
you don't necessiarly have to save to the libiary (although it is agood idea to save a copy of them to the libiary in case you do want to start a new game or if something goes wrong with a save you still have the family ) and start a new game you can in edit town just move out move back in they will keep whatever items you have in the inventory and relantiships with each other they might loose the friendships built uparound the town though
01-03-2014 05:05 PM
I do keep those cache files deleted. I accidentally deleted the DCcache file one day. I'm reluctant to save to the library because I don't want to save the glitch to the library. Truth be told, I don't mind starting over, but both my sim parents got a degree in uni and that's what I don't want to do over. However I have been smart enough recently to save a copy of my save onto the desktop. So my last save is after uni, in the new house and before kids. So I started a new game from there. I will try turning off the CC in the launcher and tell you if that works. I had thought of it but didn't do it. I'm pretty sure she isn't wearing CC because I uploaded her to the Exchange (when she was working fine) and when I do that I don't have CC clothes on the sims. I may however have hair which is why I tried that. Interesting though that I am using the same CC I have always had and yet all of a sudden I have a problem now?!
Will get back to you.
01-03-2014 06:31 PM - edited 01-03-2014 06:38 PM
Back to you rumbutter,
So I went into the game launcher, clicked run without custom content. clicked play and the game crashed. So I did something really painful, I deleted my installed content. Went into the game, it was so buggy it was awful. Ive deleted the game and will start again. But any insight would be appreciated.
05-07-2014 03:17 PM
I am having the same exact problem with my I sims. My sim is also a twin she will not sleep and will not age up to a teen although her brother did. I sent her to Smugglesworth boarding school and now her picture is not showing in the family picture. The family can speak to her on the phone but when I tried to get her back from the boarding school through a phone call and on the computer nothing happens. If anyone knows what to do please help!
05-07-2014 03:44 PM
try this if your in the game playing now then save the game with a save as new name go to edit town then see if you can save a copy of the family to the library and or edit town move the family out then back in and or edit town switch to a new family then back to edit town then click on your sims lot and save a cop to the library
05-21-2014 03:37 PM - edited 05-21-2014 03:43 PM
hi there, i had the same problem and i could finally fix it, first you need to install master controller, once you have done that what you have to do is completely reset the sim (from the option in master controller), after that you will see that your sim can go back to sleep and that it is back into the family picture , it doesnt fix the aging problem ,dont try to do it again otherwise you will have to reset it one more time .The only thing you have to do after that is to go to CAS and turn the sim into a teenager,it wont stay in the loading screen.
05-21-2014 03:40 PM
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05-27-2014 08:50 PM
Hello, I had the same problem, but with my game, this specific sim was a werewolf, and when he has those "powers" he can't age up. So, if that was the problem, you have to make him turn back to the "human form". I hope you understand what I mean because I'm not got writing in english (Brazilian ^^) so I hope I helped you and other people with the same problem.
05-28-2014 05:53 AM
It all made sense to me just this past week. Since the factory reset, I decided to add a few things back into my game. I downloaded two sims I had uploaded to the exchange. One of these sims, was part of the family when my problems started. The next day while in CAS I found a particular dreaded cabinet in my installed content. Turns out it was attached to three members of that family. I also found three other corrupt content attached to my sims. So I made "clean" sims and re uploaded them, made my apologies to my friends and advised them to check their sims. Now just so you know, I do use progams to check for corrupt content, but somehow missed it or it didn't show up.