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  • I bought it, but wish I hadn't. The new world will not load at all for me. All of the Sims I ask that are BFFs refused to be Sim of Honor. My Sims niece and nephew refused to be in the wedding. Its a mess.
  • I am excited for restaurants. I just hope its more like Sims 2, than Sims 3. Also, if we ever get a seasons pack: Please let there be raking leaves again, and also I would love for Sims to have to cut grass. And leaf blowers, shovel snow...etc. Indoors, I would love if Sims had to vacuum. I would like to see a "stuff"…
  • Wow, you did an amazing job showing the diversity in the facial features and body types. Awesome job.
  • I have had this happen to me. I tried restarting the game, but that didn't work. I just did the reset Sim cheat and it fixed it. Not sure why :/. I have also had Sims age up, the clothes and head change, but the body stays a child. Looks really funny.
  • I am so excited to play Sims4. WHEEEEEE!I hope it comes out really early in 2014. I can hardly wait.
  • I bought it from Origin, paid for it, downloaded the game and got no code at all, so I contact them, tell the person and she/he said you bought standard edition, so I ask them to look because I clicked the only link there was to buy it, she/he asks me to hold while they find out what to do, I wait about 20 minutes and they…
  • I'll be using it for the Sims 3 and for Shaiya online.
  • That is awesome, thank you for the info.
  • I do not wish to sound at all prejudice, but the problem with all of this is EA Games outsources their tech support jobs to other countries. When a person calls them who speaks English as a first language, they have no idea what we are saying because they are only following a script. Next time you call, or use the live…
  • Thanks, I'll do that!
  • That is a great price. What Sims do you have on it? Does it play well?
  • Okay, after configuring my new computer, this is what I decided to go with. AMD Athlon II X3 450 3.20GHz C3 AM3 RET Processor Foxconn A76ML-K 3.0 AM3 V X16 2D3 M8 GL R MATX Motherboard 4GB DDR3-1333 PC3-10600 Memory 4GB DDR3-1333 PC3-10600 Memory 1TB SATA3 7200RPM 64MB Cache 24x DVD±RW Dual Layer LightScribe SATA Optical…
  • Thank you again for the advice. I'm thinking the Radeon HD6870 is the one I will get. It's spendy, but if it makes things work, then so be it. I'm tired of not being able to play lol.
  • Thanks for the advice. I was wondering if that was strong enough. I just want to be able to play Sims again, with ALL the stuff packs and expansions added. I haven't been able to play it much since OLS came out and I started to crash. Right now I have a Gateway and it has a junky Intel i3 in it. This is the choices I can…
  • You are welcome. I hope that it all gets straightened out and everyone can enjoy their game eventually. Love my Sims 3!
  • Well, an update on this issue. I decided once again to uninstall everything, clear the registry of anything Sims 3, and reinstall so I did all of that, minus the OLS. 2 minutes in, I crashed. My husband suggested I install the game on his computer, since the kids had up to Late Night on it. I installed Generations and it…
  • was going to suggest that my self[/quote] :lol: I've just had way more than enough.
  • Thanks:) I'll just give them my user account too.
  • I don't know why it started to crash again about a week ago. I tried doing this trick again, but it didn't work this time. Someone on the forum suggested that maybe Generations would override and sort of fix things, but no such luck.
  • I haven't been able to play mine without major issues since I installed OLS. It was fine before that. I wonder why some people have great luck with it and others do not. My PC exceeds all specs and I have done all the DEP stuff. It is great to see some people are able to play. Maybe there is hope for us all lol. Happy…
  • Whether or not this whole thread was started as an experiment for a class or not, everything said by the original poster was "kicking someone while they are down" and in extremely poor taste.
  • I had the same issue with the crashing so I added all of my packs to DEP and now I am back to the same crashes I had with the OLS. Flashing black screen and then it just freezes and hums. I hope you can get some help for yours.
  • I don't have a laptop, I have a desktop but apparently the problem, from what I have been told is that the Intel graphics integrated chips are not capable of handling the intensity of the Sims 3. Technically it meets all the requirements, but that's what I was told on the forum. I'm saving for an nVidia graphics card.
  • Well I pressed my luck and installed OLS. I am really sorry I did. I'm right back where I started. Hopefully I can afford a new graphics card soon, or no more Sims 3 for me. I'll be back onto Sims 2 again. Which by the way, plays just fine.
  • Thank you for your help too. I think Big Guys advice worked, but I will be getting a new card, soon as I figure out the best one to get.
  • Ok Big Guy you rock! This seems to have worked. Would you recommend I go ahead and install my store purchases and the OLS again? I don't want to press my luck.
  • You can get all of the items you purchased from the Sims store by going to the store, then go to "My Account".Then, in the left column you will see where it says "Purchase History. " All of your items will be listed there, and you can download and reinstall them. Hope this helped :)
  • It stopped showing up in mine after installing I think it was, Ambitions. I'm not sure if they just took it out or what. It doesn't matter to me anymore I guess, since I can't play the game any longer due to crashes.
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