I am just about fit to be tied with things right now. For the longest time I've received error code 12 and was unable to save after playing in a town for a certain length of time. That got so bad until I just gave up the game for about a year.
I resumed serious play this year and basically all was going well until installing this latest patch. Pre patch I was able to play a good 2-3 hours, saving at regular intervals before getting code 12.
Since installing the patch, I not only get error code 12, but these random crash to desktop. I removed all of my custom content, read everything I could read and tried it all.
DEP has been modified.
I'm playing 97% cc/mod free. (only mods I use are from Twallan and are up to date)
I addressed the LAA issue this morning.
I purchased and installed Hidden Springs yesterday and as soon as I move my family in, game crashes to desktop. Again, it's a DEP problem.
Before installing the patch, I could play for at least 2-3 hours before a crash. As of right now, I cannot play at all. I would like to know if uninstalling Showtime will delete the patch or do I have to uninstall the entire Sims 3 series? I started with The Sims 3 Deluxe and have every expansion and stuff pack plus Hidden Springs. I do not have Barnacle Bay or Lunar Lakes.
In regards to the patch, I can't be 100% certain but I think I went the super patcher route. I do not have a showtime collection set. I do not have any weird sliders. Genetics was not an option. A great deal of my store content kept uninstalling.
Time of this report: 3/18/2012, 23:14:37
Machine name: JAZZ
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.111025-033
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: BIOSTAR Group
System Model: A770E3
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 820 Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 3198MB RAM
Page File: 2218MB used, 4400MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 7.00.6002.18107 32bit Unicode
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Joined: 06/14/09 02:52 AM
According to the partial DXDiag report, your video device is an NVidia GeForce GT 240 and its drivers are dated 5/21/2011. It is advised that you visit the NVidia website for the latest video drivers available. Having the most up to date video drivers is especially important when adding a game expansion or update. Before installing the new video drivers, be sure to uninstall the old drivers first via Add or Remove Programs as recommended by EA. To access Add or Remove Programs in Vista, follow these steps:
1.) Click on the Start button from Windows taskbar.
2.) Now select Control Panel.
3.) A new window will appear - select Programs.
4.) Now click on Programs and Features.
Locate the item you want to work with and then click on the Uninstall/Change button.
If you have not done so already, you can try adding the new base game executable to the Data Execution Prevention - or DEP - exceptions list to resolve crashes caused by DEP. This base game executable can be found in the following default locations:
Nvidia no longer requires you uninstall previous video drivers. Download the newer version and install. Please include the rest of the dxdiag. There are other things that need to be looked at. I'm assuming you have 2X2bg memory modules. Are they dual channel and in what slots are they installed?
Poohmom437 wrote:Control Panel Add Remove Programs lists my driver date as 2/26/12. Going in for a complete uninstall/reinstall.
With the newer nVidia installation, you can chose "Custom" instead of "Express" and click on the box that prompts you if you want to uninstall the previous before installing the new driver. nVidia made stuff much easier now.
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