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Lunadee


Joined: 05/30/09 12:21 AM
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I don't know what to do. One minute they're there and the next they are gone. I can't exit out of their actions when they disappear either. Also one of my sims couldn't stop picking up the pan to make waffles. She kept going back to it over and over again. Has anyone else had this issue?
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abs014000


Joined: 06/12/09 11:39 PM
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My Sims keep disappearing, too. The game was working fine for several days and then a couple days ago it crashed on me, kicking me to my desktop without any error messages (checked in Windows Event Viewer). When I started the game up and went back in one of my sims was invisible. I tried evicting the sims with their lot and moving them to another location- the sim that was invisible was visible again and his partner became invisible. Arg! The only way I can restore them is to copy my sims to a location but of course they'll lose all of their skills and jobs. Is there any other way around this?

My Computer Specs:
Windows XP SP3 with latest updates
Intel e8400
4 GB Corsair DDR2 RAM @ 800 MHz
WD Velociraptor 300 GB HD
EVGA GTX 285 @ factory clock speeds running on Detonator 185.85 drivers

I formatted my computer recently when I installed my Velociraptor hard drive so the OS should be fairly clean.

PS - I also tried using 'resetSim' and the other cheat codes with no luck.

Any help or further advice?

Thanks!!

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Lunadee


Joined: 05/30/09 12:21 AM
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Bump.
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Aibakuge


Joined: 06/08/09 08:53 PM
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I have the same problem, My sim disappeared so i would try refreshing by going to edit their outfit or throw a party etc. anything that causes a new screen.
It worked at first but then create a sim would stop loading too, and now my sims husband disappears, the two newborn sims I have are fine it's just the adults...
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abs014000


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I just gave up and started from scratch again...I hope the patch will fix this issue.
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Wrath_dee


Joined: 06/12/09 09:11 AM
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I am on Week 3, Day 7 and I think I am encountering the same issues too.

My SIMS will go invisible (on & off) suddenly & when I put an action to it such as eat (at home), the need bar just wont increase. I currently managed to maintain its needs via going to the community to dine but when I get back home, same thing happens. Tried going to neighbour's house to shower but bubble said it was rude, nah...

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Another thing I notice after the a/m is that my SIMS wont react to an action & would just "stare in blanks". It wont work either when I tried to cancel that action, sigh!

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I wonder if someone already have a solution to this glitch?

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Aibakuge


Joined: 06/08/09 08:53 PM
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Well if someone has solved the glitch.. they sure aren't telling us.
I just started a new game while leaving my glitched one saved, so far nothing bad is happening, but I'm not so sure it'll stay that way for long.
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Oceans


Joined: 06/13/09 09:30 PM
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Is there any way at all to get the sims back?
I've been playing a family for four generations in the past 3 weeks and keeping them in the same house. I switch to make one a girlfriend and then I realize that the family is gone! I am so choked !!! Isn't there a way we can manually bring them back?
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dees1


Joined: 06/03/09 09:51 PM
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I am beginning to think there is a secret to the game. My sims kept disappearing, One of the spouses from a married couple disappeared, and I looked all over the map for them to see if they moved out. They were no where to be found. He still showed up in the sim Panel as being married, but not in the household. I had the other sim invite the missing sim over. He still kissed his spouse and loved his children but wouldn't woohoo. He always had to leave around dark. I had the spouse that still lived in the house to ask the disappearing sim to leave. I paused the game and put it on slow and kept following him. I followed him past the town and big tower. There he went into an empty field with only a mailbox and garbage can, no house and disappeared. I did it a second time and there are whole fields with no houses, but streets with mailboxes and garbage cans. It doesn't seem possible all of those empty lots with just garbage cans and mailboxes and no houses would be that big of a glitch in the game. Maybe the zombee or warlock book has the answer. I hope someone finds out. Oh I forgot to mention, I put the active sim on pause and followed the roads directly from his house. I seen some of the cars of the missing in the river and crashed into trees.I believe there could be a whole invisable part of the city in the outer parts.

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hwd558


Joined: 06/09/09 12:50 AM
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For some reason several families of my sims have disappeared too. such as after I saved and quit the program I returned 30 min. later only to find that they had vanished. I looked at their friends and neighbors who were'nt able to call or communicate with them nad I searched the town to no avail; their house was abandoned but when I accessed the family tree it said they were alive. the only other errors that I encountered were the true mother and father of a sim were listed as his mother and step-father and when I changed active households then returned to the previous household the program had killed one of my sims and I couldn't find her grave anywhere. But the wierdest thing was that all the errors that I found occured in one bloodline and their roomates but that could just be because that family was the one I most commonly played on as my active family. =,=
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gretebjorndal


Joined: 05/29/09 10:10 PM
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Some of you might have the same problem as I have had; It seems there is a limit of how many sims you can have in the town at once. I think the limit is at about 50 sims. When its full and somebody has a baby or I place out a new sim, another random familiy disappears. If it is meant to be this way there should have been a warning/message, and we should have been able to choose which sim to remove from the game.

Grete
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itsjake


Joined: 06/02/09 09:36 PM
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I'm having this same issue as well, and it has happened over and over again, but to different families. One entire family was wiped out once and a couple of other times one or two members of a family vanished.

That guess might be correct about a maximum number of sims allowed in the town. I hope there's something that can be done, though.
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AmSay8D


Joined: 07/11/09 03:04 AM
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Yea, my familys keep dissapearing. Someone said it might be due to using testingcheatsenabled true but my Gates and Poole(stfu for whoever wants to laugh at my nerdness) are still there. But, my entire Metal Gear Solid(Eva, Snake, Big Boss, Ocelot, The Boss, The Sorrow, Volgin, Raiden, Ivan and Meryl) group is gone, and I'm SUPER ******.

So is my Ryan Ross and Brendon Urie, they're gone too.

I mean, seriously, if it's people having babies or something, then that's not my fault if flippin' premade characters keep moving in and having babies. What am I supposed to do, evict them all before they decide to pull a real life sitation and kill the world because they can keep their legs closed?

Pffft. D=< Not cool.
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gretebjorndal


Joined: 05/29/09 10:10 PM
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I now read in another thread that this is a bug they are working on, if you have a PC there's a temp fix for it, nothing for mac yet, but hopefully a real fix is coming soon. They say it seems to be related to switching households, not to the number of sims. I actually deleted all my save games and started over, only playing the pre-made sims for a while, but still, either when changing households or splitting up families, entire (other) families disappeared... Lost the Wollfs, the Landgrabbs and several others. I'll start over again, keeping myself to one household until a fix (witch I dont like, but its better than loosing families..)

Grete
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Vivyy


Joined: 07/21/09 11:43 AM
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@ gretebjorndal could you please post the link to the temp fix for pc ? thatd be awesome!

same **** thing happened to me today 1 wife is gone of the main families i played and 1 husband O_O

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