10-26-2013 12:42 PM - edited 10-26-2013 12:45 PM
So fairly recently I got the Sims 3 Island Paradise expansion pack.
When I start a new Sim living in the Island Paradise map (isla paradiso), for the first in-game day or so, it runs fine, but then suddenly it freezes up for around 5-10 seconds, and then is ok again for 10 seconds or so, and then it freezes again, etc etc.
This also happens when I load an isla paradiso game.
Other maps are perfectly fine, no lag / freezing whatsoever, on maxed graphics settings.
I tried removing just the base game, and used CCcleaner, but that didn't fix the problem.
My PC should be more than good enough to run IP on max graphics (although this problem also occurs when I set the graphics settings to lowest):
Core i7 2600k 4C/8T 3.4Ghz
16 GB ram
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
fairly normal 7200rpm hard disk.
I'm using Origin.
Other EPs that I have:
University Life, Island Paradise, Into the future (this problem also occurred before I had into the future).
I would be really happy is someone could help me with this issue!
PS: I'm not 100% sure on this one, but I think it started happening after I installed patch 1.63
10-27-2013 03:25 AM
Try turning off the interactive loading screen in your options and check if your graphic card is properly recognized by the game:
11-14-2013 07:58 AM - edited 11-14-2013 08:11 AM
Hi Crinrict! How does one check if the graphics card is properly recognized by the game? I can play any map/town without issues, just not island paradise. The freezing makes the game unplayable. Should I uninstall and reinstall?
I did some more research and found a post from you, telling someone to resetsim *. It worked for me. Now they only freeze for a split second real time every 10 minutes in game time. Thank you Thank you But I would still like to know about the graphics card!
11-14-2013 09:37 AM
Did you try clicking on the link I posted in the post above ?
That's all the info you should need.
01-06-2014 02:56 PM - edited 01-06-2014 02:58 PM
I'm having the same issue and validated that my graphics card is indeed found (found:1 match: 1). Any other ideas?
I started having the issue after trying to visit a cave and then got kicked to landside. I'm having weird bugs with boats as well. I think I'm going to try moving my sims back to a normal town.
With the bad support I've recently gotten from EA/Origin and this buggy crap software, it makes me want to file a credit card chargeback. It's unplayable.
01-06-2014 11:38 PM
Islo Paradiso does have a lot of problems. Routing issues and the large world with an entire routable ocean are just an example.
Things you can try:
If these don't help, please make your own thread, posting your specs.
07-18-2014 08:13 AM
I have the same problem with my game, and i was using solutions people were suggesting and it wasnt working. I found my own solution which stopped the game Island Paradise pack from freezing and that was to reduce the graphics. I know it will make it look a little weird, but the graphics don't take away that much, plus you would rather have the game to work than worry about the graphics.