My third generation sim was the first to successfully go through the university program and get a solid A. She was also a level 10 jock with the "irresistible" trait She returned home with a diploma and another additional trait awarded after graduation. She also had worked her way up the social network ladder and had a popular blog with hundreds of followers. Her handsome boyfriend from college came to visit her hometown after graduation and she proposed. They got married and I built them a beautiful home together. He was moving up in his career and had a cute herb garden in the back. It was perfect. When I left off she was pregnant with her first child and the legacy would continue. I couldnt wait to see how cute this kid would be and to eventually see him go to college too. I pressed save and went to bed.
Next night I logged in to continue the story... I got to the main menu and choose my family. It moved to the loading screen and the bar only moved halfway then stopped. 5 minutes later the music stopped too. It was frozen! I tried again and again. I restarted the computer. I cleaned junk files from my computer. I tried everything! All the other families load... Just not my main family that i have been playing forever. It's gone!
Has this happened to anyone else? If so, did you find out how to make it work again?
So a word to the wise: Save your family in the edit town bin after you graduate and return to your hometown.
At least you will be able to retrieve them after a crash. you won't lose the sims you've created and all of their progress in the game. Im sure a lot of you already do this (especially when a new expansion pack comes out and all the glitches havent been ironed out yet) just a heads up to those like me that sometimes forget.
Hopefully I will eventually be able to retrieve this family... In the meantime I'll start a new one. The expansion pack is so much fun that I know I will enjoy going through university again with a new Sim. I wont make the same mistake twice though. Hopefully this post will prevent others from dealing with a similar problem.