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Sims 4 game stuck saving!

by unigrandma

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Re: Sims 4 game stuck saving!

★★ Newbie
no it doesn't work - I force quit the sims 4 and it doesn't save. So no, I will not have happy gaming...
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Re: Sims 4 game stuck saving!


Hi @kieraaaab


could you give a bit more details ? This is a very old thread with a bit of a mixture of things


  • Does it happen all the time or was it a one time thing ?
  • Are you using mods/cc ?
  • Was it stuck saving as the thread title suggests or did you not have the option to save at all ?

Happy Gaming


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Message 12 of 19 (747 Views)

Re: Sims 4 game stuck saving!

★ Novice

@Phantomlover1717 wrote:

Try ctrl+alt+del open the task manager, then force close TS4.exe.

My problem is that today i was playing my game and when i wanted to save (not quit just save) it just loaded the saving screan for ages and ages and i had to restrast my computer but i lost everything and it kept happening over and over again! Even when i aged up a baby and i used cas.fulleditmode to go in cas to edit my sim and when i was finished and clicked on the check button it just got stuck on the loading screen for ever! Please help me!

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Re: Sims 4 game stuck saving!

★★ Newbie
That’s exactly what happened to me and i thought I was the only one... 😂 Thankyou it also helps if you save before entering CAS but Thankyou x
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Re: Sims 4 game stuck saving!

★ Novice
where do you try ctrl+...?- where is the task manager
Message 15 of 19 (435 Views)

Re: Sims 4 game stuck saving!

★ Novice

I do save my game before i press exit. but i still have to force the game to close. But i am glad after reading this . Im not the only one having trouble closing out . 


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Re: Sims 4 game stuck saving!

★★★ Novice

I had this issue just now with saving a household. I had edited my sims to have clothes, their icons didn't load in game despite they had already generated in CAS just fine, so I explicitly went to save to exit the household and see if that reloaded the icons. So I just lost all those edits.

Just before I started playing, I also had this happen when I was saving a gallery Sim to my library, before I had even loaded my worlds and was on the title screen. I had to force quit and load the game again.

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Re: Sims 4 game stuck saving!

Game Changer

I do not know if you have them but try removing (not disabling) mods / cc and delete the localthumbcache.package and any other cache files.
Test the game to see if the issues are still there.
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Re: Sims 4 game stuck saving!

★★★ Novice

I'm a new Sims 4 player with a brand new, fresh clean install of the game. It was fine for a few days but when the Island Living patch came out I started experiencing all sorts of issues. I don't have any mods.

 I don't think the cache or unloaded items is the issue with the random saving-a-gallery-sim hangup I experienced in Gallery prior to even loading any saves, either.

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