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« on: February 08, 2018, 05:19:11 pm »

So I have this predicament. After changing the names of some sims in SimPE, I am no longer able to play my game. No matter which neighborhood I choose it will stay at the loading screen for that particular neighborhood. I have reset my neighborhoods, taken out my downloads, and removed the config folder in hopes of fixing it. Nothing is working. The only time that it did work is when I removed absolutely everything from the EA folder, and the game reset it, but that doesn't help me play the games that I spent time on. Any suggestions on how to fix it?

ETA: I also deleted all the caches and the neighborhoodmanager

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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2018, 01:19:54 pm »

I would restore the backup of the game I took before changing things in SimPE. Oh? You didn't make a backup before using SimPE to edit game files? Well... chances are that you will now the next time. Did you have SimPE make copies of the files it changed so you could simply rename and replace? That would have been a wise precaution as well.

I've never had the game stuck at the neighborhood load screen, only at the lot load screen. You say you did delete the groups.cache file? That file can cause a multitude of problems when what is cached in it no longer matches the game files. I would definitely ensure that the groups.cache file is gone.

Did you try using SimPE to undo your changes?

Otherwise, since the game does come up vanilla, you might try adding back in a few folders at a time to that vanilla EA folder and see when it starts failing again. That might help narrow down the suspects.

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