I just recently got a new laptop and installed Sims 3 into it, the game worked great the first couple of days but after a while it kept minimizing it self and sending me back to my home screen. At first I assumed it was a issue of my Norton Security running in the background so I suspended it for a hour to see if my game would still minimize itself and it did. I also updated to the new patch offered by the Sims 3 game and it still minimized itself. I do have origin and I have no clue if that could be the reason the game is minimizing itself.. I also have windows 8 but I make sure to exit out of everything before I start my Sims game. If anyone has any suggestions on how to fix my problem I would be so thankful to hear from you...
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thanks for the help just want to say that it works good as well once you have done that but i know its a pain in the back side while your playing sims 3 and it keeps mimimizing i know this works as ive tried it my self and it did sort out the problem and i say thanks to you for the advice . but would like to say tho its a pain some times when you have to keep doing that for the game to work since oragin took over the sims 3 Game its never been the same when ea games had it we never had thees stuiped problem so oragin if you read this please help us all and send us a patch that works insted of sending us the * that messes things up thanks
they are pretty much done with Sims 3 if your game is minimizing try this