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Sims 4 will not load past first loading screen

by bosco1334
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Sims 4 will not load past first loading screen

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Hi, 

I am having an issue with my game loading past the first initial loading screen- The screen does not freeze, the plumbob spins and the sims music plays, however, it will not progress to the "select household to play" screen

I have tried:

- removing mods and CC

- 50/50 method

- removing all sims 4 files to 'reset' the game files

- deleting and re-installing sims 4 and all game packs 

- deleting origin cache files and installing all-new origin updates. 

At this rate, I am not sure what is causing my game not to load properly, as I have ruled out a corrupt sims 4 or origin file, and am out of ideas on what else I could try. I have searched the forum and cannot find any other solution.

 

Your help is greatly appreciated,

Bosco

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@bosco1334 

 

Please can you provide more information about your Mac. Instructions on how to do so and what to provide here - http://answers.ea.com/t5/The-Sims-Mac/READ-FIRST-Sims-4-Mac-Help-Guides-and-Troubleshooting/m-p/4612...


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@Bluebellflora Hello! thank you for your reply:
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)
- Version 10.14.6
- Processor: 2 GHz Intel Core i5
- Memory: 8 GB 1867 MHz LPDDR3
- Graphics: Intel Iris Graphics 540 1536 MB
- I am running an anti-virus software app called "Trend Micro Anti-virus" however, this has been on my laptop prior to this problem and used extensively when downloading CC for my game
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Thanks. When you removed the Sims 4 files, did you move the whole Sims 4 folder to the desktop or just a few files from within it? You must move the whole folder so the game regenerates a brand new one for testing purposes.

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@BluebellfloraI’ve already tried moving all files to my desktop to regenerate new files... I may have not specified that clearly enough in my initial post. Sorry!!! It was one of the first things I tried with no luck unfortunately Frown

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So you moved the actual Sims 4 folder or you just moved the files out of the folder? I'm being specific because in the past there have been a couple of instances where the entire Sims 4 folder has had to be regenerated, just moving some or all of the files out of the folder has not been enough.

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@Bluebellflora No problem! I have moved the whole sims 4 folder out onto my desktop to create new files and that sadly didn’t work Frown
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@bosco1334

Thanks. Do you have a lastCrash report generated in the Sims 4 folder when this happens?

Try setting up a new users account on your Mac and see if the game will play in that account - https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/mac-help/mtusr001/mac

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@BluebellfloraHi again, the loading screen does not crash, it's almost as if it's glitched and stays on that one screen. I end up just force quitting the game as it will not load to the next menu screen so I give up waiting- and yes, I have sat there for more than an hour waiting to see if it would start up (and had no success). So due to force quitting the game- it does not generate lastCrash reports. I checked my old sim files (the ones sitting on my desktop) and they have three from 2018, however, I have been playing just fine after those crash reports were generated (or I at least continued playing just fine until this new loading screen problem).

As for the new user, I also created a new user on my Mac and the game unfortunately still did not start up and found the exact same problem on the different user account.

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Hmm, thanks for the detailed info. Were any of your installed apps running in the new account? Such as monitoring software like antivirus, Spotify, a 3rd party firewall, file sharing, anything at all? What icons are showing in the top right of the menu bar in Finder (where the time is)?

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