I've had this problem for a while, i'll be playing my game for like a couple minutes and then it'll either freeze up and i'll have to close it with out saving, or it'll just close down on its own. I don't really download anything so it can't be because of that. i've tried almost everything. I can't uninstall and reinstall everything because I don't have all of my games any more so that would just suck. I have Windows 7, if that helps. help me please?
Hey try right clicking the sims icon on the desktop and going to properties.
Once you're there go to the compatibility tab and change the format that the game runs in. I had it running on windows xp mode or something and so when I changed it to windows 7, I haven't had a crash yet. I hope this helps!
Go to Control panel
System and Security
Advanced System Settings
Performance > Settings
Data Execution Prevention
Then click the second option and turn off dep for sims launcher and expansions packs.
Yeah, that happens to me too, it usually happens to people on laptops so if you re doing that, it might be the reason, The Sims 3 is a powerful game unlike others, so it won't be able to handle well on any system, it even crashes on $5000 gaming systems, the game is unstable and that's Maxis's fault, so it's inevitable and nobody can help you, just blame EA and Maxis for making the game too powerful.
I have enough RAM and my graphics card has been updated, so that is not the problem because the game still crashes on me. I however have windows 8.1, and have been told that the new update for it was the reason my game keeps crashing and until windows fixes it, there is nothing much I can do. (my husband is an I.T tech)