Technical Difficulties

LATE EDIT: FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT! If you managed to come over here and find the Zales, but you’re not already reading about The Millers and The Wisteria Family you’re missing out.  Sammy makes me laugh out loud every time I read a post.  No pressure Sammy.  So go read her stuff!

My Zales are broken
I can’t save their game.  I’m not getting any errors, but the “Saving Plumbob” just spins, and spins.  I lost some play time, but it was being glitchy and weird, and wasn’t saving screenshots, but it was only a few minutes, so I rebooted my machine, reloaded the game, and it was running beautifully, so I thought it was fine… played for a far more substantial amount of time, I went to save and *BORK* same problem.  *NOTE: I run no mods, and no user created CC*

I’m going to try a few things, but not today, as I’m frustrated and sad… I just opened to see my last proper back up…
last backup
Fatne still lives there, Changpu is still alive, Evan is a toddler and Ellen and Evie are infants.  No bueno.  Hopefully I can get it to work without going back this far… If I have to go back this far, I bet the Ellen and Evie we know aren’t even going to exist… Anyway, I’m worrying ahead of myself here.  I’m sure I can fix my current game, right?  I mean, it was working perfectly fine two days ago.  Right? RIGHT?!?

Wish me luck.  Please.

20 thoughts on “Technical Difficulties

    1. Heather Post author

      Yeah, moving might fix them I hadn’t thought of that. But I feel like I just got them all settled here! I’d have to leave Daisy’s Dive, and I’m not sure how to pack up the garden, and whine whine whine. But if it fixes them, I’ll do it. I have Lucky Palms and I’ve barely scratched the surface of the world, and it runs really nicely on my PC – so maybe we should move there if I can’t get them worked out. Thanks for the support! ❤

      1. laserkatt

        You can save the whole house to the bin, instead of moving them with the options on the phone (I’m guessing this is what you’re talking about, if not, disregard everything I just said) And I guess Daisy will just have to buy a new dive. A vegas dive ;D

      2. Heather Post author

        Holy carp! Yes carp. The fish. I did not know you could do that. Do the paintings and graves and plants and everything come too? Do you need a lot the exact same size in the destination town? For having this game as long as I have, I’m a total n00b.

      3. laserkatt

        Aw yiss, carp! Yes, the lot stays exactly the same, but I normally pack things that I’m -extra worried- about in the family inventory. Because you never know. And the lot you move it to have to be the same size or bigger, and that should be it :3

    1. Heather Post author

      Hi! I got a Save As to save late last night… it just happens to be titled “Zales Please Work” and it DID save, so maybe they’ll be okay? I didn’t play at all, just loaded the last save game, which was ALSO a “save as” titled Ellen & Evie B-day, and as soon as it loaded, did the Please Work Save As, and it worked. Saving in Edit Town mode is a really great idea too. I’ll give that a try too, if I can’t get things to work properly. And like Julia suggested, if I can’t get them to cooperate, I’ll move ’em to Lucky Palms.

  1. amywankenobi

    OH GOD NO 😦
    With my track record, I obviously won’t be giving advice >.< But I am here crossing my fingers, toes and all other crossable limbs etc. I love you Zales!

  2. sammysama7

    Omg I just looked at this post again and saw that you mentioned me. I’m like sincerely touched >w<
    Thank you so much, I'm so glad you think my posts are funny and I hope that I don't disappoint anyone who finds me through you.

  3. Jenn

    I always use save as, it’s a life saver. I save every 45-60 minutes and I have 4 running copies of (for example) The Tart’s. Jade has 3 borked saves all saved within four hours of each other. As of right now, I have to revert to the last save, pre-future borked save. I don’t even think the trips are at boarding school yet.

    I know there’s a next chapters, so I am hoping all has gone well.

    1. Heather Post author

      So after you have four save-as versions, do you delete the older ones? I was so worried my Zales were broken that I have like, 15 Zale files.

      1. Jenn

        You can delete the older ones, but when I hit TartISBI4(creative name), I overwrite the oldest save, which would be TartISBI1.

        I do have copies of Sage and Jade (not recent ones though) on a jump drive. I update that with ALL of my newest saves once a week. I need to buy an external, but my little 16gb jump drive works for now.

    1. Heather Post author

      Hey! I totally wanted to talk to you about how you get those little screenshots with the needs panels and things. I’m sure there’s many ways to do it, some probably far easier than my way, but this is how I do it. Are you on a windows machine or a Mac? If you’re on a windows machine, and you play in “windowed mode” you can use a tool called “snipping tool” it allows you draw a box around whatever it is you want to capture and then you can save it. It captures EXACTLY what you see on your screen. You can even draw on it and stuff. It can be a little trickier to capture things you mouse-over, like moodlets, because as soon as you click the snipping tool, the mouse-over goes away. But if you keep the snipping tool minimized, you can bring it up, mouse-over what you want, then use short cut keys like Alt+N (for new snip) and then just type an R for “Rectangle” then you’ll be able to capture a moused over image, without using your mouse – causing the image to disappear. Clear as mud?

      1. zefiewings

        OH! Okay…I never play in windowed so I guess that’s why I never found it lol.
        I did manage a good old “print screen” last time. It was not ideal but it worked lol.

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