Check this thread on the issue: http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/406488.page
You basically have to options: Start using mods or start a new town (you can transfer your sims there)
- Rrrjtl1: Trying to change to the misc category locks up the game.
--> Might be connected to patterns. Remove all your cc and try again.
--> Possible solution by EIisabetta
--> Possible CC Culprits: Rrrjtl1
--> Reinstalling patterns might be needed.
- SarahsALoser: Voices don't have different pitches anymore.
Ever since I installed Generations the game crashes, I get a black screen for 5 minutes then my laptop shuts down.
It happens at random, my sims can be doing any task or I can save the game but it still happends around the 5 minute mark of playing. I'll restart the sims game and it will crash again within a couple of minutes.
I am loving Generations (or I was), I'm desperate to play it but it's unplayable due to the crashing.
I have looked up every known reason for this to happen, everything is upto date on my laptop, OS and game. I don't know what else to do other than hope that a new patch will sort it, the last one didn't but so many people have the same problem EA have to fix it.
Thankyou for replying, I've never had any trouble with the sims before installing Generations, it has never crashed. I run other games on my laptop and they never crash.
AM Turion(tm) x2 ultra dual-core mobile zm-84, 2300 mhz, 2 core, 2 logical processors.
Dedicated Graphics Card
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530 Series
I should mention that I do not have any mods and only CC from the store (about 10 items). When it first crashed and was unplayable I uninstalled everything and reinstalled all expansion except WA.
Error 12 can be a memory issue, I understand. This is a good page to go to for some basic help troubleshooting (it saved me from a reinstall not long ago, thanks again Crinrict!):
Yes, I had to reinstall my Store files and essential CC, but I didn't mind at all. That'll learn me to download from strange Eastern European sites.
Alright, I've read through the list on the first page, and if I missed my problem, then I apologize.
I have all EPs and everything's patched up to date and I only have two mods installed; No Intro and No Mosaic. As for CC, I mostly have Store Content.
Other than the "my teen never stops sneaking" problem (she's an elder now. Still sneaking everywhere) and the photography glitch (the one where my sims freezes when taking a picture), I noticed another rather annoying glitch yesterday.
Simply put, my sim travelled to France, except when France loaded up, my sim was not there and the whole town appeared to be empty. I tried quitting the game, but it wouldn't close. I later force closed the game with the Task Manager.
Luckily, when I rebooted the game, my sim was still fine. Sneaky Grandma was still sneaking around and my photography sim was still having technical difficulties, but other than that the game was running fine. As a test, I sent my sim to France again and was met up with the same results. I haven't tried any other world yet.