July 2018 - last edited December 2019
ARCHIVING THIS THREAD
This thread is to collect information about Simulation and Autonomy lag in the game and give you some tips/tricks how to handle it. Please share any information you have and I will also merge any threads concerning this issue into this one. This is to collect all information in one place and not have multiple threads on the same issue.
Information about your computer is very useful but it's not to blame your computer, it's to determine common factors.
I will archive this thread with every Expansion Pack and create a new one to reflect the current situation. Any new information will be added to the first post
Simulation/Autonomy lag has many causes and will usually manifest itself in the following symptoms
Things you can try
Similar issues/ Specific Issues with their own threads
There's a few similar issues that can be pinpointed to a certain interaction/place. If you have those, please post in the according thread.
There's also an issue where the game completely freezes (on normal speed) and the environment still moves. This can usually be pinpointed to a certain interaction locking up the entire game. To solve this issue, go through all your Sims and cancel their entire queue. If it's an NPC locking up the game, try going traveling. If you have this, please try find out what locked up the game and create a NEW thread or post in the ones listed below if your cause is already listed.
Archived Threads with more info
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