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Re: HUD / UI / Menu bar missing in one of my saved games

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HUD / UI / Menu bar missing in one of my saved games

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Background: I have recently re-installed my Sims 3, World Adventures and Ambitions (Windows 7, 64).  No mods, only some store content (hairstyles, object packages, etc).  Our computer well and truely meets minimum game requirements too.

 

Issue: I have 2 saved games, and one of them the HUD is completely missing, can only see the mouse icon.  The only thing that works are the keyboard hot keys (P, 1, 2, 3, 4, etc).  I cannot click on anything to do any action, and reseting the sim doesn't do anything either.  I am not in camera mode, it seems to be a corruption in the save game.  I have also tried loading the backup save with the same issue.

 

How can I get my HUD back to continue playing my save game, or have I completely lost this sims progress now? and why has this happened?

 

 

Jewels

 

 

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Re: HUD / UI / Menu bar missing in one of my saved games

Hero

A Missing UI usually points to a game corruption. The game runs into an error and cannot load it.

 

Here are a few things you can try:

 

Problem


I can't play anymore for there is no User Interface in my game anymore.

 

Cause


  • The User Interface can be turned of via F10 so that you can take pictures or make a video without the UI.
  • Corrupt save, for example because you uninstalled an injector scripting mod the wrong way. An error occurs on load-up which makes it impossible to load the game properly.
  • Any ScriptErrors on loadup that prevent the game from loading properly.

Solutions


  • Press F10 or ESC
  • Try if reloading the game helps
  • Make sure to correctly uninstall Injector Scripting Mods. Refer to the mods on instructions on how to do that.
  • Solution by garbuckle3000
    • Minimize the game and make a copy of your savegame
    • Maximize the game
    • Use ALT+Q to save and return to the main menu
    • Restart the game.
  • Solution by Cyron43:
    • Open the cheat console with ctl-shift-c
    • Type resetsim *
    • Hit Alt-F4 to be promted to save the game
    • Restart the game, you should have your interface back
  • If nothing helps, load a backup

Happy Gaming
Crin


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Please only contact me via PM when asked to do so.


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Re: HUD / UI / Menu bar missing in one of my saved games

Hero

A Missing UI usually points to a game corruption. The game runs into an error and cannot load it.

 

Here are a few things you can try:

 

Problem


I can't play anymore for there is no User Interface in my game anymore.

 

Cause


  • The User Interface can be turned of via F10 so that you can take pictures or make a video without the UI.
  • Corrupt save, for example because you uninstalled an injector scripting mod the wrong way. An error occurs on load-up which makes it impossible to load the game properly.
  • Any ScriptErrors on loadup that prevent the game from loading properly.

Solutions


  • Press F10 or ESC
  • Try if reloading the game helps
  • Make sure to correctly uninstall Injector Scripting Mods. Refer to the mods on instructions on how to do that.
  • Solution by garbuckle3000
    • Minimize the game and make a copy of your savegame
    • Maximize the game
    • Use ALT+Q to save and return to the main menu
    • Restart the game.
  • Solution by Cyron43:
    • Open the cheat console with ctl-shift-c
    • Type resetsim *
    • Hit Alt-F4 to be promted to save the game
    • Restart the game, you should have your interface back
  • If nothing helps, load a backup

Happy Gaming
Crin


Trennlinie


I don't work or have any association with EA. I give advice to the best of my knowledge and cannot be held responsible for any damage done to your computer/game.

Please only contact me via PM when asked to do so.


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