• Bugs

    Lags in Islo Paradiso

    Problem The world that comes with Island Paradise, Islo Paradiso, is very laggy. I don’t have as many issues in any other world. Cause Islo Paradiso is probably the biggest world from EA and is very heavy on the performance. The world is big and on top of that, it has a whole routable ocean where every bit is accessible. On top of that the world has many routing issues and other problems that can lead to lags on the most high-end PCs. Workarounds Next to the general tips you can find here: Lags & Intermittent Freezes, there are a few…

  • Bugs

    Wrong or No SimPort stamp

    Problem After sending my Sim through SimPort, I got the wrong stamp After sending my Sim through SimPort, I got no stamp at all. Cause The Simmer that asks to Simport defines what kind of Stamp you’ll get. Because of this, it can happen that you only get a level 5 stamp for your magician that has level 10 since the Simmer that asked needs a Stamp for Level 5 You always get the same Stamp as your partner. If you already have that one, you won’t get one. Other reasons for not getting a Stamp are problems with the…

  • Bugs

    Interaction with the crib gets canceled

    Problem My Sims try to interact with a baby or toddler that’s inside a crib. The Interaction is canceled Cause The most common cause for this is if the baby is bugged/corrupted. There’s nothing wrong with the crib itself. Solution Reset the baby/toddler Interact with the crib to take the baby out. After that you should be able to interact with the baby/toddler again. Move the crib to make sure nothing is in the way Delete the crib and buy a new one. Mods that help with the problem Use MasterController to reset the baby/toddler

  • Bugs

    Getting Married/Steady Relationship not possible

    Problem Despite of everything I’ve tried, my Sim can’t get into a steady relationship or get married. Cause Try this first Option Steady Relationship does not appear. This could also be a cause Sim can’t marry, if you can’t marry although you’re in a steady relationship If this does not help, you probably got hit by the bug that’s around since World Adventures came out. Relationships are not cleaned out properly which leads to the game thinking your Sim is already married or in a steady relationship when they’re not. This happens if your Sim had a prior relationship that he broke up…

  • Bugs

    Sim can’t marry

    Problem My Sim can’t marry although he’s already in a steady relationship and the relationship is all the way up. Solution If you already have 8 Sims on your lot (or a pregnant Sim that could fill it to 8) and your fiancé is not living with you yet, then you can’t get married. The game assumes that the new Sim is moving in with you and not that you move in with the other Sim. Further Reading Option Move In does not appear Option Steady Relationship does not appear Getting Married/Steady Relationship not possible

  • Bugs

    Can’t Free Genie

    Problem I can’t fee my genie. I do have the option to make the wish (my relationship is high enough) but nothing happens. Cause To free a genie you need to do a series of opportunities. Because of that the slot for special opportunities needs to be empty. Solution Fulfill any open special opportunities or get rid of them.

  • Bugs

    Dying Babies and Toddlers

    Problem Babies and toddler are always dying in my neighborhood. I do not get a message about it. I just can’t find them. There’s a baby in my family tree but I can’t find it anywhere. It doesn’t age at all. Cause This is caused by EA StoryProgression The life of the Sims in your town changes constantly, if you play with activated StoryProgression. They move out, they hook up with each other and they die. There are unnatural deaths but EA included all age groups in those. The only group of Sims that is safe form unnatural deaths are…

  • Error,  Store & Exchange,  Website

    Can’t upload to the Exchange

    Problem I want to upload something to my Studio but I get a red crossed out circle as a result. My upload can’t be found on the exchange afterwards. The Launcher says my upload was successful but the I can’t find it in my Studio Suggestions Avoid special characters in your upload names (colon, semicolon, dots, dashes, ..) Even though you could not upload, the exchange thinks it is  so you can’t upload again with the same name. Re-export your lot and use a new name.Vermeide Namen mit Sonderzeichen (Komma, Strichpunkt, Punkt, Schrägstrich, etc). Try to re-install it to see…

  • Error,  Launcher,  Store & Exchange

    Store Content cannot be downloaded

    Problem I click on Download in my browser but nothing happens I get the following error message: There was an error while downloading the content. Please check the log for more details. Cause & Solutions Make sure you use the newest version of Firefox, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer. The browser needs to have an associated program (which should be Sims3LauncherW.exe) to download. Make sure that your game is updated to the latest patch version Add the following websites as an exception to your Firewall and Antivirus program http://thesims3.com http://store.thesims3.com http://www.thesims3.com http://www.origin.com There are a few IP addresses that can’t access…

  • Error,  Launcher

    Launcher crashes

    Problem I get a cryptic error message and then another saying the launcher isn’t working anymore. Sometimes you can scroll for a while until the message appears. I get the following message: Sims3launcher has stopped working Cause This issue is often cause by a faulty download that didn’t get installed properly. This can be a Sim, a house/household or an object, piece of clothing or hairstyle. Solution Always use the newest version of Origin. Try the following if you have faulty downloads installed: Move the folder Library (those are your houses and households) to your desktop (or rename it). You won’t loose…