Yesterday I installed Sims 3, was playing it and it worked fine. However, when I installed it, I used the advanced option thing and placed the files on the desktop. Then it worked, but something went wrong and mods were not working. So I re-installed it and I then placed it in my Program Files.
NOW I can add mods, but the game does not load fast at all, if it does.
I went through all your troubleshooting processes, deleted cache and mods and such. Still is loading slow.
It takes about 5min for it to load the open video, the load screen is another 5mins. Then I click my town and it takes I don't know how long...but very long then. HELP!
Sims 3 - Game lags or fails to load or is glitchy Issues
Have you just updated to a newer patch or installed a new Expansion Pack and/or Stuff Pack?
Do you suddenly find your game is failing to load past the loading bar or after selecting your save game? Or does it take hours to load when previously it only took minutes?
Do you experience glitches like
missing books, traits, cannot carry out skill-related activities, etc
have long strings name with paths instead of the objects' names
missing previously installed content
missing interactions with objects and Sims
and many more
Then, you have custom content that is not compatible with this new game version or is broken/corrupted by the patching/installing.
If you have a core mod that is not compatible, the game would simply crash back to Desktop.
Once you which know which content caused the glitch, you'd need to revisit the site where you get the .packages from to see if there's a new update or if they need to be discarded as they are no longer compatible.
If the problem is with .Sims3Packs CC (ie you needed to rename the user files)
Try running Dashboard on the DCBackup folder to see if it can detect anything wrong with those .packages
Otherwise, you'd need to revisit the site where you get the Sims3Packs from to see if if there's a new update or they need fixing, etc.
Remember: during all the above testing, always load a new game to test (you can however load the same new game if you saved that). Never load a pre-patched or pre-EP/SP saved game as removing custom content and caches will reset all the custom content in that world to base-game items and it won't load them back if you happen to Save before you Quit.
Copy and paste the first line of the skuversion.txt from the following locations, for whichever games you have:
C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin
C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 <EP or SP name>\Game\Bin