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30th May 2012, 10:00 PM
I'm not very good with computers, so I'm sorry lol so I've had sims 2 since 2009 and have always played it.. Just recently I started having problems with my game crashing after like 5 mins. So I uninstalled and reinstalled. about 2 months later, it started happening again but its more spaced out.. Like last night I started playing at 7pm and it crashed around 10:30pm. it says "Sims 2 has crashed, application will now terminate." or something along those lines. so I say "Ok" and then it closes out. I have 34.2GB free on my hard drive, which I think is good? But maybe I'm wrong.. I've done lots of research and a lot of people say its either downloads or low space. i'm not sure what kind of graphics card I have, but I assume since its worked these past years just fine with no crashing until recently, then its okay right? Is there a easy way I can find out if its custom content, OTHER than having to take it out and play? because since it takes a few hours, I don't want to have to sit there and play without custom content :p Or is there anything else that it could possibly be? I would appreciate any help I can get. I miss playing sims for as long as I want with no crashes :( if I left out any important information that may help, just ask and I will try and provide it.
30th May 2012, 10:44 PM
Take out your most recently installed cc, not all of it, as it's most likely something you installed recently.
31st May 2012, 12:44 AM
Hiya, I had the same problem for a while, usually after a few hours of play. Eventually you might spot a pattern with it. Until then, sadly you just have to save a lot.
I recently found out how to make the game crash, then I was able to test and find out which piece of cc was causing the crash. In my case it would crash when I tried to buy/use male elder full outfits (the dodgy cc wasn't the elder clothes I have downloaded).
Someone else on here said that even though you think the crash is random, it could be caused by something like a townie appearing on the lot causing the crash, in my case it would have probably been a male elder townie who was supposed to wear a full outfit.
Good luck :bunny:
31st May 2012, 03:54 AM
These tips stopped my random crashing:
Perhaps they may help you, too!
31st May 2012, 07:57 PM
Thanks everybody :) I went ahead and just deleted ALL my downloads and started fresh, and started playing at 10 last night.. but around 2:30 it crashed.. so I assume it can't be anything I have downloaded. I recently had installed every expansion pack, and I have the inteen hack thing and I know if you get the wrong version it can mess up your game. I have the one for apartment life, but since I had installed other expansion packs could I need a different one or is it right? I dunno.. I'm going to try the thing that you suggested Liv Lukas. So thank you :) I will let you know how it goes!
31st May 2012, 08:42 PM
Save every few minutes. Hopefully you'll manage to get a save JUST before a crash, which will then make it much easier to find a problem file by yanking out half the downloads. That's how I solved my seemingly-random crashes. Only crash I've had recently is when the antivirus program I thought I'd disabled suddenly decided it had to do a super duper in-depth scan.
31st May 2012, 08:49 PM
This really belongs in the Sims 2 Help forum:
Do the entire game problem FAQ; let us know what happened at each step. Provide your system specs, so that we can be sure that your computer is strong enough to play the game.
1st Jun 2012, 06:24 PM
I was having the same problem as you. Even if I removed all CC, the random crashes still happened. Setting processor affinity(I have a i5 processor, I think it is a quad-core, which apparently Sims 2 can't handle very well and causes crashes) didn't help, either. So I tried by following the instructions in the thread Liv posted, but it still didn't stop. However, after I installed a program called "GameBooster", the crashes stopped! I managed to play for 5 hours straight, and no crashes, which usually happened after 15min or 1 hour. I suppose it might be worth a try?
1st Jun 2012, 08:33 PM
Oh, cool Rulue! I use gamebooster too, when I am Livestreaming my game, so that the stream is not choppy. I am SO glad you found a solution and I will let other simmers know about this.
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