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sims 3 keeps crashing in second loading screen

by KennaKilla22

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sims 3 keeps crashing in second loading screen

★ Apprentice

Every time i click on my one family it goes to 99% and then goes black and crashes. I have cc and mods. This started after my cat had kittens and my sim foudn out she was pregnant but its never done this before. I have tried to find ways to fix it but I don't really know what to do.

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Re: sims 3 keeps crashing in second loading screen

@KennaKilla22  The first thing to try is deleting the five cache files in your game folder in Documents.  These files should be deleted regularly, as they tend to fill up with stale data.  For reference, they are:

  • CASPartCache.package
  • compositorCache.package
  • scriptCache.package
  • simCompositorCache.package
  • socialCache.package

If that alone doesn't help, try loading the save in a clean folder instead.  Drag your entire TS3 game folder (not just pieces, the whole thing) out of Documents and onto your desktop.  When you launch the game, a new folder will spawn with no content.  Right-click on your Saves folder inside your old game folder and select Copy, then right-click inside the new game folder and select Paste.  If the save fully loads, your mods and cc won't be present, but the idea is to see whether the save is too corrupt to load at all.


One note:  If your household lives in a store or custom world, it obviously won't load in the clean folder unless the world file is present as well.  You can copy over InstalledWorlds into your new game folder if necessary.


If the save loads, you can copy the contents of Mods and DCCache into your new game folder, along with ccmerged.package from DCBackup.  (This file makes your premium store content work.)  You'll probably want to copy over Library and InstalledWorlds too; here's a complete list of everything you'd need to transfer:


I don't work for EA. I'm just trying to help fellow players with their games.
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