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#1 Old 17th Oct 2020 at 8:57 PM
My sims disappeared after travelling, and now my save is bricked
So the title says it all, really. I send on of my Sims in a household of three of to France, but when they arrived the UI was blank, like there were 0 members of my household. I rebooted the game, but I hit Save without thinking.

Now, when I load up the game it's the same. On the main menu, the save slot shows no family, when I play it, it just loads up the France neighborhood screen with no way to resume play. If I go back to the base neighborhood the household is not selectable. Some solutions suggested making another household the active household, but if I select another household, there is no button that does that.

The only CC I have is a few Sims 3 Store objects. Nothing apart from that.

I just want to get my save back. Is there any way to do that? I can post my save if that helps...
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Mad Poster
#2 Old 17th Oct 2020 at 9:27 PM
TS3 saves a backup copy each time you save, so there is no problem. Just load your backup as long as you didn't save a 2nd time.

In the future, do not travel without using NRAAS Traveler, which resolves these kinds of issues. And if you are already using it and still get this, then you got some borking mods.

Sanity is overrated.

Nitromon is a type of Pokemon encountered in the Pokemon Nitrome Version series.

There. Mystery solved.
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#3 Old 17th Oct 2020 at 9:45 PM
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Originally Posted by nitromon
TS3 saves a backup copy each time you save, so there is no problem. Just load your backup as long as you didn't save a 2nd time.

In the future, do not travel without using NRAAS Traveler, which resolves these kinds of issues. And if you are already using it and still get this, then you got some borking mods.


Oh thank goodness! I feel a bit silly that the solution was that easy. I should have seen the ".backup" directories in the save folder. Thanks for your help, nitromon.

I'll also definitely go grab that mod. Thanks for the pointer!
Mad Poster
#4 Old 17th Oct 2020 at 9:59 PM
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Originally Posted by HarryE22
Oh thank goodness! I feel a bit silly that the solution was that easy. I should have seen the ".backup" directories in the save folder. Thanks for your help, nitromon.

I'll also definitely go grab that mod. Thanks for the pointer!


No prob, sounds like you're new TS3 player? Look through the NRAAS mod database and make sure you get Overwatch, MC, and Errortrap. These are essential in keeping your game clean. Others are also helpful such as Story Progression, which not only injects a better story progression than EA, but also eliminate a lot of EA's annoying nuisance such as deleting random families.

It is also recommended that you save by using "save as" and use a 3-4 save rotation. Because had you saved a 2nd time this time, then your backup would've been overwritten by a bad save.

Sanity is overrated.

Nitromon is a type of Pokemon encountered in the Pokemon Nitrome Version series.

There. Mystery solved.
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