My previous game had ..I dunno.. I think I must have uninstalled it due to limited disk space I needed for work in Generation 40 something.
I remember the game was starting to crap out at 8 and then I just got some mods that seemed to fix any lagging and bugs.
I saved everything but when I re-installed the game for some reason the saves wouldn't work.
Luckily a lot of the sims and families where still there :D
So I started over, moving them all into a cute little town [actually to cute and little so I might have to look up a new world =3=''']
I am currently on generation 5, one week of play. I have around 40 families, the first few generation I kind of let them go to get
the genes nicely mixed as their all "custom" sims, it's fun to see what comes out.
During that time I randomly switch around among them a bit, usually because I want one sim to develope in a certain way or hook up with a certain other sim.
Over time I will get stuck on a few families and switch around with them, I already have my eye on 2 teen best buddies who are from different families, both got their lil gf's lol.
o__o'' I sound like a meat shopper.
Anyway, it seems having a good computer does allow you to go further in this game.
Reading a lot about games breaking
I always play legacy but every so often I end up creating a new game with my legacy descendant, since my saves get super bloated. Technically my current family is descended from the first Sim I ever made in the Sims 3 after it first came out.
I think furthest I've gotten in the same game was second or third generation. My game got SUPER laggy.