View Full Version : Buy/Build menus won't load once in game
3rd Aug 2012, 5:35 PM
Hey all, hope I'm not repeating, but couldn't find anything else like this addressed.
Once I installed showtime, pets, and master suite, menus won't load once in game. buy mode won't open at all (the menu to the bottom right, I can still select the hand or paint tools etc). Build menu opens, but when i select anything, say doors, nothing comes up. I can play the game fine, except, you know, buying or building. All other interactions and events work fine.
Some custom content, but I've tried without and it didn't seem to fix. I've changed graphic settings too.
Thanks for any advice.
3rd Aug 2012, 6:54 PM
Sims 3 - Game Problems
Please go through this FAQ and follow the instructions, doing each step in order and not skipping anything:
Game Help:Sims 3 Game Problem
Most issues with the game can be resolved by following those steps.
Does it happen in just this Save or ALL saves? What happens if you start a new game, with CC intact?
Please do the FAQ and tell us what happens after step#3. Start a new game with no CC at all.
3rd Aug 2012, 7:37 PM
Thanks. And yes, just tried that. No difference. Here's a picture. http://tinypic.com/r/2z4hl38/6 It will just sit there, frozen. I can't go back to live mode. I can F5 into options, but that's about it.
3rd Aug 2012, 8:17 PM
General - Post System Specs
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Please post a Quick summary of your System Specs
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Time to check specs.
And when you go into Options and Quit, does it Quit or is it still unresponsive and you have to Ctrl+Alt+Del?
What patch version is the base game at this time?
3rd Aug 2012, 10:29 PM
Yes, quits for real. Menu options still work. Can enter options, you name it.
Patch is latest. Sims 3 worked fine with most of the expansions until i added the latest two, and then crapped out. Tried re installing too.
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120503-2030)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
BIOS: AMIBIOS Version 03MX.M005.20101011.SCY
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 460 @ 2.53GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3882MB RAM
Page File: 4067MB used, 3695MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 64bit Unicode
Card name: Intel(R) HD Graphics
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) HD Graphics (Core i5)
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046&SUBSYS_C08B144D&REV_02
Display Memory: 2159 MB
Dedicated Memory: 474 MB
Shared Memory: 1685 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
9th Aug 2012, 11:21 AM
Did you solve the problem? I now have the exact same issue.
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