i recently bought the disk for sims three, i downloaded it on my computer (leneovo) it seemed to download fine, however when i open it it loads fine, then when i click play it just goes to a black screen! wont load pass that!
See these links for crashing and lagging:
If none of the above help you in any way, please answer the following questions: (Thanks to Crinrict)
See if this helps as well: http://answers.ea.com/t5/The-Sims-3/ISSUE-Sims-3-Minimizing/td-p/3230209