So, I'm playing a house that I've been playing for a long time. About every 30 seconds (real time), the animations on screen just freeze. Almost all of the animations freeze; the sleeping "z"s and "v"s still fly out from the sims. However, my sims stop moving, fish stop swimming, etc... What's weird is that the clock also stops counting. So at night, when the sims are sleeping, the game goes into X3 speed, then after about 30 seconds, freezes for 10 seconds, starts up, freezes and so on.
My cousin was playing earlier and she said it didn't do that. I was wondering if the house I'm playing got bugged during an update. She often restarts and it's possible she was playing a game created after the update.
Has anyone experienced this, and can confirm my theory?
It's been a while since I've had this bug, but I think the problem was with the lot. I want to say that I moved my sim out of the lot (and bulldozed) and moved them to a new lot and that solved the problem. I also might have started a new game (which I do pretty often). But I'm pretty sure that I didn't need to reinstall the whole game.
My lots tend to do this when I install new expansion packs so I usually start a new game for each expansion pack.
This just started for me too yesterday and I don't know what's wrong. It's extremely annoying. As far as I can tell, it only does it on one town/game - the main one that I have been playing since I got Pets. When I start a new game it doesn't do it so far. I just hate that I have to scrap a whole town and all my progress/skilling for the past weeks.
Yeah, ever since I installed Pets, I get this happening as well. Thought it was my machine (2GB of RAM) so I upgraded to 4 - but still didn't help, though it does help a bit with loading and changing towns. I am hoping it's similar to the 'wasting time' bug that was present in Sims 2 - eradicated with extreme prejudice.
It's pretty annoying to have pauses like that, almost to the point I've stopped playing.
mines freezing too really bad i cant even do anything i broke down and uninstalled pets and now it doesnt do it anymore but I want to play pets i didnt buy it just to sit and look at it or for it to break my game this bad mine started yesterday