10-16-2012 02:36 PM
Did you change anything ?
Have you gone through the checklist here: http://answers.ea.com/t5/The-Sims-3/FAQ-Game-Grash
07-09-2013 10:34 PM
Yes I have! I tried a few things but it still crashes! Is it because Im running on 32 bit and not a 64? do I need to upgrade? I would hate to have to spend $200+ just to play this game! I would just stop playing. Sims 2 never did this...
07-12-2013 12:48 PM
Could you post your Computer's DxDiag?
To gather a DxDiag on your computer, please follow the steps here: http://answers.ea.com/t5/The-Sims-3/HOW-TO-DxDiag-
08-02-2013 10:47 AM
I THINK I FINALLY FOUND THE SOLUTION
So reading through these comments, I realize that a lot of us who have an integrated chip are having trouble after we add more expansion packs to our games. This is probably due to the fact that the more expansion backs we have the more power our computers need to run them. I was able to play all night yesterday without freezing by changing the settings under the integrated chip. I am sorry for all the MAC users because I do not know how to do this on MAC.
Windows (7 in my case)
Click on the start button
Go to the Control Panel
Go to All Control Panel Items
Click On Intel(R) Graphics and Media
Click on Advanced Mode Settings
Click on 3D
Set the 3D setting to Quality
Then go to Power
Set the Power Setting to Maximum Performance
Apply the settings.
You might have to play with your computer plugged in, but other than that, it should work. Comment if this works for you!