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Re: The Sims 3 panel gone missing!

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The Sims 3 panel gone missing!

★ Newbie

I went and started up The Sims 3 on my PC. Once I got into the game I noticed that the panel at the bottom of the screen that lets you go into buy mode, build and lets you check your sims needs is gone! I've been trying different things but i can't seem to get it back. Does anyone know how this is really bugging me!??

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Re: The Sims 3 panel gone missing!

Hero

That is usually a sign of game corruption.

 

Here's some info about the issue

 

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 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
  • 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, you will need to load a backup

Happy Gaming
Crin


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Re: The Sims 3 panel gone missing!

Hero

That is usually a sign of game corruption.

 

Here's some info about the issue

 

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 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
  • 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, you will need to 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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Message 2 of 16 (83,610 Views)

Re: The Sims 3 panel gone missing!

★★★ Newbie

I personally have tried all three of these possible solutions and neither of them have corrected the issue.  Any other options? I don't want to lose my sims progress

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Re: The Sims 3 panel gone missing!

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Ok so I tried all the solutions listed everywhere. I was Stuck in but mode with just the spinning wheel for a curser. I'm not sure if I randomly hit something else, but all I needed to do was to click the button to switch levels in the house I was building. Once it switched floors the build mode button lot up again, I clicked on it then my live mode button lit up. I saved quick but it seems like everything is working for me now. Hopefully this helps someone!
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Re: The Sims 3 panel gone missing!

★★★★ Newbie
I had to restart my computer!
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Re: The Sims 3 panel gone missing!

★★★★ Newbie

pressing TAB worked for me

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Re: The Sims 3 panel gone missing!

★★★★ Novice

I have a similar problem only with me the interface is there but the, for lack of better word, face buttons, aren't.

the buttons on the left hand side that have the face of teh sim and a background colour that changes colour.

 

i've tried reloading my game ( no effect) and going into my saves folder onto my harddisk, deleting the main file, copying the back-up and changing the name of the back-up. when i start up the game after the editing of my safe file it works fine but then when i save and play again later the buttons will be gone again!

 

pressing F10 also doesn't work. and the buttons are gone both in full screen as in windowed mode.

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Re: The Sims 3 panel gone missing!

★★★★ Newbie
I have the same problem as the aboved. How did you fix it??
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I didn't, after 3 days of scouring the net and trying everything i just gave up the family as a lost cause and deleted them. my other 2 save files were fine but it still sucks

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Re: The Sims 3 panel gone missing!

★★★★ Newbie

I'm also have the same problem and I'm try to contact EA but it's so damn hard to be able to chat with them. Have you solve the problems? Cause it's been the third time it's happen with me. Even if I deleted the save game and making a new one (after I reinstall the game again everytime it happen) it's seem it will happen again and again.

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