I started having trouble with EIG last summer. Since I had a lot of store content in the lots I made for the project I was working on at the time, I was making it in parts, intending to combine them when everything was finished. But during test games I ran with what I had in the main part, I kept discovering things I needed to fix, and some lots that needed to be changed. At some point, EIG started crashing if I put even one lot with store content in to the world. Most of the time it crashed while saving, but later on, it started crashing while I was building or editing the lots. Eventually, I decided to take a break and start playing again instead.
For my current game, I am playing in worlds connected with NRaas Traveler mod. I decided I wanted my active household to move to one of the worlds I had previously made in CAW. So I set up the world in the game, adding in a base camp, and removing a few community lots I don't need, to add in ST lots, which I had not placed in it when I built it, and populating it. But when I moved my sims there, the game took them to the unedited world. In the process, I discovered a lamp post out in the middle of a grove of trees, so I decided to take it back into CAW to fix that, add a base camp, and populate it. But every time I take it into EIG, when I save it, it crashes.
Nothing I have tried to add has any store content at all. I've even removed all store based lots, like the bakery and archery range I made, and replaced store world rabbitholes I had originally used with ones from the base game, or EP's. Then I placed the base camp, which is totally made of the base game log cabin blueprints, so no store content. EIG crashed while saving, and has every time I've tried to do anything.
I don't understand why this is happening. I had no trouble at all when I originally made the world. I've even uninstalled CAW and reinstalled it with a fresh download, in case the program had somehow gotten broken along the way. But it still crashes.
Does anyone have any ideas of what I could do to fix this problem?