Sims 3, the Help Blog and the Future

Sims 3, the Help Blog and the Future

Update 02/18/2014 I’m done combing through my blog, I’ve translated a lot of posts the past few days, spamming twitter and my subscribers. I think I have everything but if I need something more for my work over at AnswerHQ there could be another post. Maybe EA surprises us too. There is still the Store(…)

CaST does not load – Materializing Materials

CaST does not load – Materializing Materials

Problem When i want to open CaST, it will never open and I get an endless message Materializing Materials Cause This problem is caused by faulty patterns. Patterns that were created with CAP should not be converted into Package-Files since they can only be numbered correctly if they are installed through the launcher. You should also(…)

Arezzo Bathroom CounterRight

Arezzo Bathroom CounterRight

Introduction The Arezzo Bathroom CounterRight has the disadvantage to stuck to every Sim/Household/House you upload and has inflicted the Exchange and many fansites by now. The creator of the counter has removed the it from her section and has made a new version that has no issues and can be used: Arezzo Bathroom CounterLeft. I don’t(…)

Abandoned Cars & Boats

Abandoned Cars & Boats

Problem There cars and bikes in front of lots that don’t move The ocean is full of unused boats There’s a stuck car in my house Inactive Sims collect cars in their inventories All parking lots are filled with abandoned cars. Cause Most cars are temporary items or stuck objects which the game didn’t clean up(…)

Bridgeport

Bridgeport

Problems Bridgeport has quite a few issues and if you use the Late Night features in other towns, these problems can also occur there. Non-reachable routable areas Bridgeport has two almost unreachable areas that are marked as routable terrain for Sims. Since it’s almost impossible to get there, Sims try over and over to get(…)

Viewers in front of empty Showtime Stage

Viewers in front of empty Showtime Stage

Problem My sims cheer at SimFests but there’s no one on Stage Cause This issue occurs if your town doesn’t have enough Singers, Magicians and acrobats. The game creates them but the StoryProgression mod and Overwatch removes them from the game since they are homeless. The game still does the SimFests, there’s just no one to perform.(…)

Missing Time Machine

Missing Time Machine

Problem My inventor build a time machine but I can’t find it Cause The time machine is in your family inventory. There’s no message about that. Solution Always check your family inventory if you can’t find something. Further Reading Objects disappear from Inventory Stuck Objects & Objects in use

Store Premium content not working properly

Store Premium content not working properly

Problem The moodlet which should be applied to my Sim using the Premium content is missing The Premium content is missing all Interactions My Sim resets when interacting with the Premium Content. Cause There’s a file called ccmerged.pacakge inside the DCBackup folder which is installed/updated each time you install a premium content via Sims3Pack. This file(…)

Certain areas seem to be locked to Sims

Certain areas seem to be locked to Sims

Problem My Sim can’t use certain areas anymore. They wave and yell as if something was in the way. I can’t see a thing. My game is full of gray ovals/circles. Cause The game creates a temporary object when Sims (or animals) are interacting with each other. Those are so called SocialJigs and they have(…)

Sim doesn’t go to work

Sim doesn’t go to work

Problem My Sim doesn’t go to work. The command disappears from the queue Sims go to their work place and then wave and rant about not being able to get in. My Stylist/Ghost Hunter/Architect can’t accept a job since they can’t reach the client Cause There are different causes for this error, depending what career(…)

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