I honestly didn't want to alarm anyone with my last post...I had been drinking a lot and my mind was in a dark place, but it's been a tough year. However, no excuses, my last few posts have been 'out of order' and I absolutely apologise for that.
I ended up buying 'Country Living' and I love the new world, 'Henford Upon Bagley', I did a massive edit on Cordelia's Secret Cottage and moved my sim, Damien Darklight in. However, my game has been randomly crashing since I bought the new pack. I was ready to throw hellfire and brimstone at the developers, until I started narrowing other possibilities down first.
I have a quite decent gaming computer that I built a few years ago and I've never had technical issues with The Sims 4. But the crashes were very random, I could play for 4 hours solid and then the game would freeze and crash to desktop, no error messages or alerts in Task Manager, so of course, 'Country Living' became the 'obvious' reason. However, there could be another possibility, especially if you use Microsoft Edge as your browser. When you go online, Microsoft Edge Auto-Launch starts and even when you go offline, it's still running in the background. So for the last three days before playing Sims 4, I have deleted Microsoft Edge Auto-Launch from my 'Start-Up' folder and I've had no crashes. [I play offline].
Now, I'm not claiming that that is the issue, especially if other people are experiencing the 'crashing to desktop' issue...however, so far, it has worked for me.
So, I thought I would share it, because I'm really not a bad person, and if it helps somebody then it was worth it.