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Green bar get 99% full, then stops. HELP!

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Re: Green bar get 99% full, then stops. HELP!

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So, the first post that Gardin said? 

 

  • go to documents:\\electronicarts:\\sims3:\\saves and find the save file that you've been having trouble with
  • Look for the exact name but the one ending in .backup
  • Change it to something like .asa and then go to your current file (ending only in .sim3) and make that .backup
  • Now make your .asa simply read .sim3
  • Try start it again 
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Re: Green bar get 99% full, then stops. HELP!

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what if you dont have any saved files in that document?


@Gardia wrote:

This happens when you have a corrupted file in your saved game. Go to your saves folder on your Documents / Electronic Arts / The Sims 3 , see if you have a file in your saves folder that has the exact same name as the game you're currently playing but ending in .backup  If you do, then copy the files in that folder and replace them with the ones on the folder that has the name of the game that you're playing but ending in .sims3  After you do this, the game should load normally. 


 

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Re: Green bar get 99% full, then stops. HELP!

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To be honest I was a bit confused too but I found this simple way and I hope it works for you Standard smile

  1. Go in to your electronic arts in your documents folder
  2. Go to the search bar and search .backup
  3. Then select the game you are playing on
  4. Delete all files in there
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Thank you so much for your post. I have 3 years of game play invested in this town. Your advice saved me from having to start from scratch.
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Re: Green bar get 99% full, then stops. HELP!

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I cant see any ".backup" files :/

 

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Re: Green bar get 99% full, then stops. HELP!

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@Greenz051  You need to follow the path: Documents>Electronic Arts>The Sims 3>Saves. The game itself saves a backup from the next to last time your game was saved with the option Save; if you always use Save As you won't have them - but instead you'll have your own previous saves to go back to. If you explain your problem though, I might be able to help.

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