Well first off hello and thank you to everyone who takes the time to read my post or even reply. Sooo we all love sims here right, so I’m sure someone can relate when I say I feel like I spend more time fixing my game than actually playing it. My most recent issue is the lag. The endless loading which takes anywhere between 5-10 minutes depending on which save I go to. Which btw I’ve delete all of my old saves taking space into consideration. I’ve uploaded all of my households to my library and deleted their houses that I built :( But anyway, also in gameplay there’s 20 to 25 seconds of lag in between clicks and even longer for my sim to actually obey the command. Long story short my game is unbearable and it makes me cry. I’m seriously bummed because basegame sucks and mods and cc are the only reason I love ts4 so much. I’ve done quite a few things to reduce the lag, such as weeding through my mods folder and getting rid of unwanted cc. I’ve also lowered my gameplay settings (which made my sims hair weird lookin) And I’ve finally merged most of my files except for EVM,RTM, & WW. And like my poses and poseplayer. So what do you think is the issue. My computer that my fiancé built is well equipped to handle the game and all the stuff I have. The only thing I can think of to do is run it at 32bit but I feel like it’s not necessary since I’ve taken everyyyything I have out of my mods folding and I get the same results with the lag. Help me somebody pleaseeee & thanks for sticking around (:
I have seen similar issues, but on some lots and less in others. 2 suggestions, but you may have already done one of them. 1. Reduce game sim number to under 150. 2. Sims family with fewer members/fewer objects. Not sure this helps, but I noticed on lots with 6 or more sims + all their stuff I had more lag than households with 2-3 sims. This might be lot dependent or based on the amount of stuff the game has to remember, it could also be the length of time a household has been played. Just my thoughts and observations, I don't have an answer.
I just saw this..... I have a fairly good computer, but it tends to slow down once I hit above 15Gb of custom content. On top of that, you have saves and tray file.
Merging files is really a bad idea in sims 4. Why? For one, patches and packs make content and mods unusable in an instant, and that will make for a nasty headache for you as you try to figure out bad mods. I recently found out Kijiko's Eyelash Remover makes skeletons have doll heads. It seems so benign, and yet, can make for a major annoyance. Also, alpha content (especially) seems to get kicked to the curb because it starts to look like, well.... I have spent countless hours frustrated with mods to get my game perfect, only for a new pack to come along. Merging files that aren't related crashed my puter so I just avoid it now.
Here are my recommendations:
Backup your saves, trays and current unmerged mods (if you can, to an external drive). Play only the current save, cull your tray and mods, and only merge say, meshes and their recolors. That will help so that you don't accidentally cull a mesh and then get left with the checkered face and missing body of nonsense that can happen.
Certain mods are high-poly and can really wreak havoc on your game if you use a lot of them at a time. Keeping script mods up-to-date will also make you happier. Run batch fixes in sims4studio and delete the batch backup folders that are created ( you have backups of those original mods already, right?)
Clear your computer's cache - your browsers can generate a lot of data on their own. Clear your computer's storage or defrag (depending on your windows version)
Also, if you want, you can upload your mods folder (or pictures of your mods folder) and I can take a look and see what I can do to help (no biggie if you don't - you can send me a PM with a link and I can get back to you in a few hours - sometimes fresh eyes helps). I do NOT keep mods, I do not judge, and I can (maybe) fix, re-upload for you and you are on your merry way. I have done this for a few others, because I really want peeps to have fun with their games - like I do most of the time. I am happily culling now, but my computer runs well (until it doesn't because I do not follow my own rules).
Finally - it may just be that your computer's configuration needs to be updated. Drivers updated? Graphics programs configured? Background processes turned off that are not needed?
This sounds more like a hardware issue or outdated drivers than anything else. By hardware issue I mean more that your configuration is not powerful enough to smoothly run the game.
So, if it used to work properly before: The very first thing to try is to run the game without mods. Move your mod folders somewhere else and start the game. Maybe a seriously outdated mod is wrecking your performances. You could check if you have any last exceptions in the sims4 folder as well.
Then update windows and your graphic drivers if there are not up to date. It could also be that updated graphic drivers are the ones causing the issue, in which case, maybe a driver roll back would help. It depends if you remember updating them before the issue appeared or not.
Also : Change your graphic options in the game. Try lower graphics to see if it helps at all. (for the in game lag at least). Do you have the issue with any other game or just the sims? Is the computer generally slower lately?
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