Yesterday I was among thousands of others who managed to scoop up a copy of the latest Sims 3 expansion pack, Late Night.
Immediately though I noticed something was terribly wrong as I began to play the new town that is included with the expansion. Bridgeport.
I was attempting to build a new Sim in create a Sim, when I noticed that those 2 new sliders everyone was talking about were not present in my game.
Not only that, I could not adjust my Sims skin tone, nor could I change the sex of my Sims from male to female. I knew then something was wrong, so I hit the net and found gobs of others with the same issue.
The solution was to remove all custom content.
I removed it all on the launcher by clicking run game without custom content. However the issue still existed.
I had to exit the game again and go into the actual file where all of my custom content was placed, and I had to remove the content from there. I placed all files in another file on my desktop just for safe keeping.
I ran the game again, and wallah, it worked; but I refused to not have my custom content in my game, so what I did from there was weed through all of my custom content files to try and target which custom content file was causing the issue in the new Late Night expansion pack.
As it turns out, for me, all of my content worked fine in the game, all but my custom and modded skin tones that I downloaded. I removed all custom skin tones I had in the game, and loaded it back up and it worked perfectly.
So if you are having trouble with your game when it comes to the new slider, skin tones, or being able to switch back and forth from male to female Sims in create a Sim, try removing your custom skin tones to see if that fixes the problem.
If this does not work, try removing groups of custom content bit by bit and relaunching the game to see if it will work then.
I did mine in groups of 20. I loaded 20 files of custom content into my game, and it it worked I then removed those files and placed them in a folder on my desktop called ‘files that work’.
Next I loaded the next 20 files into the game and saw if those worked. If everything works fine place them into the folder on your desktop you have the other files in that worked in the game.
You can do this bit by bit until you are able to pin point the culprit. Once you remove the problem file, you can then load in all of those files that worked in the game.
I won’t lie, it will take a few hours of your time, depending on how much custom content you have in the game, but if you want to play the game properly you are going to have to kill a few hours weeding out bad files that are causing corruption in the game.