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TS3 Ambitions Crashing [June 24th, 2010]

Some people have reported crashing with Sims 3: Ambitions. It seems the expansion has an issue with the DEP (Data Execution Prevention) on your computer. Here's how to fix it. This will work for Windows XP, Vista and hopefully others. If you don't have crashing, then don't bother with this.

Feel free to copy this and repost it on Sims forums or on other sites. I don't deserve the credit for this information; I'm just passing along some info I saw on another site.

1. Go to Control Panel/System/Advanced/Performance Settings.

2. Go to the Data Execution Prevention tab. Click on "Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select" and press "Add." You will now add your Sims game, expansions and Stuff Packs to the DEP exception list. Copy-and-paste these "C:" locations in the spot where it says "File Name."

Sims 3 base game:
C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin\TS3.exe

World Adventures:
C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 World Adventures\Game\Bin\TS3EP01.exe

High-End Loft Stuff:
C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 High-End Loft Stuff\Game\Bin\TS3SP01.exe

C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 Ambitions\Game\Bin\TS3EP02.exe

Click OK. You'll have to restart the computer for this to take effect. It should stop the crashing.
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The New FAQ's [June 10th, 2010]

Want to use a file but don't know how to install it? Downloaded a file and it looks weird in game? Please refer to the guide behind the cut for more info!

The FAQs - Updated 06.10.2010 )
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The Guidelines [June 10th, 2010]

Before joining this community (or after joining) you might want to read these few guidelines. This is just so you can understand how this place works and it may even answer your questions.

General guidelines - Updated 6.10.2010 )
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Welcome to ~thesims3 [September 30th, 2009]


Welcome to The Sims 3 community, dedicated to everything and anything related to the game. This community is member's only. Please take the time to read the community info before joining!
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