(If you find yourself reading this because you have an actual breakpoint problem with your game, I hope you fully read this post without getting impatient. I like to talk a lot)
Ever since I started playing again I have been experiencing crashes (You can tell the difference between an experienced sims player and a newbie by the kind of effect having a game crash causes on them. lol. Seriously, I’m like “it’s all good”) Anyway, the main reason why I have been having crashes is because of the world I’m playing. Yep. I learned routing problems can cause a crash and there is nothing you can do about it other than prevent routing problems. How? Well, I wasn’t using the Debugenabler and Errortrap mods from nRaas on this particular save and once I put them in the game the crashes stopped happening from a 70% chance to a 5% chance. So that’s one way to stop your routing crashes. — Now, this post on crashes is not to report on routing crashes but I have deviated from the main subject as I always do. Sorry ’bout that.
I was playing perfectly happy this morning, went to work, came back and BOOM, the game crashed. It read like this:
address: 0x0058dbf6 “E:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 3\Game\Bin\TS3W.exe”:0x0001:0x0018cbf6
So knowing google is my friend I naturally did a search for it and found this:
What’s hilarious (and kinda scary) is that the person with the crashing problem on this site is no other than me. Yep. Your one and only. True story: if you every see a screen name with JADEEYES anywhere or just JADEEYES, well that would be me… 99% of the time. Now, after reading my poor attempt at trying to ask for help and solving the problem I tried playing the game once more, suspecting I had corrupted the ‘save’ file – because let’s face it, if breakpoint meant I have a corrupted installation the game would have been crashing long time ago with this particular problem, like right after doing my reinstall sometime in 2014, so it’s safe to assume that whatever is corrupted happened right before I clicked that beautiful blue arrow symbol on my launcher, and that it is most likely (100% positive) caused by me. It crashed again. Fearing losing all my progress on this generation 2 of Randominovs, I was already about to cry (yeah, wasn’t feeling like an expert then) when I thought of doing something which I have to say I feel so proud because I would’ve never thought of that before. Am I getting smarter? BAH.
Okay, so I right-clicked on the folder The Sims 3 and clicked on ‘restore previous version’, it showed me two late versions of this game from last week; I picked the closest to the present version being one day ago and went with that. The game ran perfect, no crashes. Problem solved. Sure I lost an entire day of gaming (which I had accomplished a lot) But hey! That’s better than losing the entire generation. And now I’m going to sleep because I have spent my gaming time fixing this crash which I provoked myself by deleting the ‘backup’ folder of the save. Yeah I do that… dumb.
P.S. If by any reason restoring previous version of the The Sims 3 folder doesn’t work, or creating a backup folder for a corrupted save folder (which is another thing I could have done) doesn’t work either, and it is in fact a corrupted installation – in which case you would have to uninstall and reinstall the game… sorry buddy – you can read this thread which talks about the same problem and provides another alternative to solving the issue: Sims 3 seasons stops working with additional issues