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and give it a name like Clean and under the drop down menu for Save as type: change it from Text Documents [*.txt] to All Files then save to the desktop or where ever you want.
When you click the batch file it will run and delete the four cache files then run the Sims.
They are standalone files so if you sort the Sims 3 folder by name, they will appear toward the bottom.
And please do as Pam stated, restart your computer, close all unnecessary background files and try loading your game again. I delete these two files every evening when I am done playing and my DCBackup files monthly.
@echo off del "C:\Documents and Settings\My Computer\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\CASPart Cache.package" del "C:\Documents and Settings\My Computer\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\script Cache.package" del "C:\Documents and Settings\My Computer\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\compositor Cache.package" del "C:\Documents and Settings\My Computer\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\sim Compositor Cache.package" start /d "C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 Ambitions\Game\Bin" Sims3Also going into my documents - electronic arts - sims 3- featured items and deleting all the stuff in there helps. I don't know how but I had 1,950 in there and it made sims 3 SO MUCH FASTER! I have another tip for sims 3 players experiencing freezing, lag, and/or crashing!
With the addition of the Sims 3 store, that takes up vaulable space in the game. MY game use to take about 20 minutes to load and 10 minutes to save and close down, now it does it in like 2!
Then I tried Pam's suggestion and move all my screenshots to a different folder to try and free up some space in the game. I felt like there HAD to be something, somewhere that was slowing down my game, so I started looking in all the game files.
I knew I had not installed any new CC or any mods so it couldn't be that.
I did some checking to make sure it was ok to delete those and found out that it was fine.