Date Posted: 25th Jul 2009 at 9:11 AM
Well, this has been a fun week.
I was working on my hotel a few days back and my computer froze. That's par for the course, really--old-ish computer, massive 60x60 lot, tons of crap to load up. I couldn't even work on the lot without cranking my settings down to minimum, and I usually had to give it a rest every hour or two. Expected behavior.
So I restart it. And after loading up Windows, it freezes again. I shut it down, come back a few hours later, boot it back up, and it freezes again. Repeat this about five more times before I finally accepted the inevitable.
Sims 3 destroyed my goddamned motherboard.
I was able to salvage a portion of my stuff--all the important things, like my writings--but everything I hadn't saved to the sim bin or exported got sucked into oblivion in the obligatory harddrive wipe. That's about 50 hours of work put into one lot gone, just like that. Closest I've ever been to crying over the Sims. It'll teach me to be a bit more vigilant about backing my crap up, at least.
I'm thankful I at least had posted on the feedback forums, so I have the floor plans I can use to recreate it--if I ever get the energy to do so.