Precautions for University Life

Introduction

After a week of doing the Bug Thread at the official Sims 3 forum, I have to say that UL has some major bugs that make the game unplayable for many. I did fear this could happen, since EA did recycle their fault WA code.

There are more reasons for the problems many are facing but a few were identified by now

What precautions should you take ?

  • Especially if you have a savegame that you have been playing forever, you should make a backup before installing UL or at least before you go to university for the first time.
  • Make sure your mods are up-to-date. There are many that haven’t been updated – including some of Twallans, since those are not updated to handle the Uni world itself.

The following tips should help to prevent some of the problems or to at least make sure that you don’t loose your precious family. For solutions what to do if you already have a problem, check the post on the issues.

Before sending your Sim to University, you should

  • Save your game under a new name (save as)
  • Move all photos from your cameras and smart phones to your inventory or you’ll loose them.
  • Wait for you Sim to get his High School diploma and attends the graduation before you send him off to University
  • Empty the mailbox so that there aren’t any love letters in there.

Before your Sim goes to the graduation party, you should

  • Save your game under a new name (save as)
  • Do not invite any family and friends to your party. This can lead to major problems and they hardly come anyways
  • Send your Sim off to the Anex early. There are often pile-ups that lead to your Sim not able to go in and fail to have the graduation.

Before your Sim is returning home, you should

  • Save your game under a new name (save as)
  • Move all photos from your cameras and smart phones to your inventory or you’ll loose them.
  • Empty the mailbox so that there aren’t any love letters in there.
  • Make sure that the returning home isn’t interrupted by anything (like a phone call) if possible.

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