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Stuck in Create a Sim/Create a Household

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I'm playing The Sims 3 - Pets. I bought a foal from the shelter, and after he grew up, I wanted to customize his saddle. So the game enters Create a Household, and I begin changing some colors on the saddle and bridle. At some point I want to drag a color to another accessory, but I accidently drag it onto my horse/horse's coat. Then the game sort of freaks out, and I'm unable to do anything.

 

This is a screenshot of the current situation

 

There's an alert message saying "The current style is invalid. Please select a new style before continuing."

The arrow points at the custom content icon, but if I click it, nothing comes in. When I click it again, the image that can be seen in the screenshot comes back. However, even if I click it or double click it, nothing happens. I can't save, and I would lose so much progress if I just quit...

Otherwise I tried clicking everything once, twice, with the right mouse button, middle mouse button, but nothing works. I tried using the console, but I didn't find anything useful that could help me. I tried searching for this problem on the Internet, but nobody has encountered this problem as far as I know.

I've been using custom content and colors for a while now, and it has never been a trouble before, even though a hint suggested some players to try playing without custom content to fix problems.

I don't know what to do, this has never happened before, and I just can't believe that it's the custom content's fault.

Obviously the game thought I meant to apply the color to the coat, maybe the pattern, too. But there's no undo button, so I can't go around this problem.

Can someone help?

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Hey,

 

I know it's "kinda" late... but for future reference:

 

I got saved from having to re-create my sims' wardrobe once again (more than 1h of work...) in the same situation as yours by repeatedly pressing Ctrl+Z (Undo)!!! Confusedmileyvery-happy:

 

I hope this'll help anybody desperately browsing for solution to this issue, like I was! Standard smile

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Re: Stuck in Create a Sim/Create a Household

Hero

Did you try the ESC key ?

 

I don't think there's much you can do.

 

For the future, always save your game before going to CAS. It's all the advise I have for your issue.

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Re: Stuck in Create a Sim/Create a Household

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Yes, I even tried the ESC key, and unfortunately, nothing happened.

Thank you for your help, anyway, I'll make sure to be more careful in the future.

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Hey,

 

I know it's "kinda" late... but for future reference:

 

I got saved from having to re-create my sims' wardrobe once again (more than 1h of work...) in the same situation as yours by repeatedly pressing Ctrl+Z (Undo)!!! Confusedmileyvery-happy:

 

I hope this'll help anybody desperately browsing for solution to this issue, like I was! Standard smile

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Ahhhh you are awesome!!! you just saved me HOURS of creating the perfect household!! Thank you so much haha! LEGEND!! :D

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Thank you !!!!!!

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Re: Stuck in Create a Sim/Create a Household

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I tried the Ctrl+z and nothing. So I decided to just take the loss. And now it is just saying processing an has been for like 30 mins!! I can not open launcher I can not ESC plz helpb
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Hero (Retired)

@Trixiedark420 press ctrl, alt, delete and open the task manager. Kill the application

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So, I've just come across this problem again, luckily enough though, all the way to the right is the small ""done" checkmark, that takes you back to the item selection.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled this hair style about a dozen times now and it still says it's invalid.

Is there anything I can do to fix this so that I can actually use this style and also change this style's colors or patterns?

I know it's been a looooong time since this thread was started, but I'm sure everyone after me would like to now how to actually SOLVE this issue, instead of "working around it"

Thank You
~Amarie

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THIS DOESNT WORK.....Frown

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