Joined: 06/05/09 07:42 AM
Location:Center Ossipee, NH
Well you removed the mods, but did not uninstall your CC. You have apparently been lucky this has not happened to you before if you think removing the downloads folder uninstalls the content from the game. It doesn't. It is just a folder to hold sims3pack until it is installed. Once the content is installed you can delete all that stuff in the downloads folder as it is in your game. You have to use the launcher, under installed content to uninstall all Sims 3 packs - and yes one at a time and it is mixed in with all the regular and store content as well. CC is not easy to uninstall and because of this and the fact it can corrupt the game when you update if not removed - although it doesn't always corrupt - it can - I won't use CC because it's too darn hard to remove and add back in with every update. Nothing is worth that much work and now you need to do a complete manual uninstall/ reinstall and clean your registry to fix it - or keep lagging until it doesn't play anymore unfortunately.
A reset of the folder and using CC cleaner might help, but not sure if it will fix it, and you will still need to uninstall that content.
I do know there are several hairs that were a problem with Showtime and a few outfits, but which ones I have no clue as I quit following that kind of info seeing I don't use CC at all. I just saw several posts here and there regarding them and have no clue if anything else is uncompatiable. It was not in this forum though where I saw that - it might have been the Showtime forum a few days ago.
But not following EA's instruction for their patches is sooner or later going to bite you where the sun doesn't shine. I know, I got bit a few times before I gave up on CC - way back in the early stage of Sims three.
I can attest without CC or mods there is no problem at all on my pc - but then I knew that back in January when I beta tested the game.
ETA if any of you are crashing, in particular if you have Pets too, and you have not applied your games to the DEP exception, you may want to do that and it will stop the crashing. But lagging and freezing is definitely caused by some form or corruption or incompatiability between something in your game or corruption of the game.
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I have not updated my game yet still because of all the issues.. I was thinking of maybe today taking all my CC and 1 mod out then doing a cache clean as well as a CC clean before updating my game and putting things back in after updating them BUT NOW... It seems that might not protect me. Awesome... o.- Can we ever just patch issue free?