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Yesterday the game froze so i tried to close it, when i did it asked to save so i saved it, when i tried to go back and play again, right when its supposed to show the neighborhoods, it closes the sims game,what can i do about this?
Asked at 01:21 on Sunday 18 July 2004 by Coral Report this Question


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Corrupt file, in particular C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims\UserData\Neighborhood.iff

One thing you could try is to replace it from the Template but as this is an strictly untested solution, I suggest firstly copying your Userdata folder(s) to somewhere else and then do this:

Rename Neighborhood.iff to something else just in case. Now go to C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims\TemplateUserData and copy Neighborhood.iff from there to C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims\UserData overwriting the existing file.

Now start the game again. What will probably happen is that your lots will either look empty or go back to their "defaults" - ie mostly empty except for the big house on the hill and the Newbie house. You may get message asking you to go through the tutorial again.

What I'm hoping will otherwise happen is that you should be able to go onto a lot, save it and then it'll update on the neighbourhood screen. Repeat for each of the first 10 lots (assuming Unleashed is not installed).

I can't see why it shouldn't work, it might look a bit "out of date" until the lots are updated though but that's minor.

See how it goes, it's easy to roll it back if it doesn't work assuming you do the above :)
Answered at 13:50 on Sunday 18 July 2004 by Neil Jones (NKTP)
Answer Rating: 5.00 (1 vote)
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