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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎12-27-2012

Sims 3 Won't Save and Quit

Over the past few days I have not been able to save and close out of my game. I select the save a quit option and then the saving icon comes up, but that's it. The only way for me to actually quit the game is to force the shut down which means my game does not save. I installed the University extension pack recently but I had been able to save and quit since I downloaded that as well. Any ideas?

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Registered: ‎02-27-2013

Re: Sims 3 Won't Save and Quit

I've heard of others having the same problem.  Have you tried using "Save AS" instead of "Save and Quit."  What you would do is click Save As and once it's saved, click exit.  When it asks if you want to save then, you can click no since you just finished saving beforehand.

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Registered: ‎11-21-2012

Re: Sims 3 Won't Save and Quit

Try to follow steps from


It should resolve your issue but follow all steps and disable your CC and mods before playing.

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Registered: ‎01-23-2013

Re: Sims 3 Won't Save and Quit

mine is doing the same thing, and 'Save As" wont work.  i tried unistalling cutom content and it still wont work.  EA, release a patch please! This is seriously pissing me off and im close to not playing anymore.  

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Registered: ‎07-18-2012

Re: Sims 3 Won't Save and Quit

How many folders to you have in your savegames folder ? Seems you can't use save as if you have a lot of them.

Good Luck and Happy Simming


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