Hello guys. I know my website is usually my random boring laments about life.
But this post can actually literally save someone’s life if you are about as dumb as me when it comes to tweaking game settings/glitches/computer tech stuff.
FOR SIMS 4 FANS LIKE ME.
So basically, with this new patch Sims 4 has to introduce their latest EP, cats & dogs, I encountered a problem in game.
Error 122 and Error 102.
If you are reading this, you probably experienced the same thing as me. After i removed households to make room for my own creations/ restaurants, I get this blue filter flickering across the loading screen when I am trying to replace the current lots with new ones, or when I have deleted a family and I am trying to load another family to play. The game then kicks you to the “Manage Worlds” view and displays the error message:
Its either 102: (Live Mode) or 122: (Build Mode).
I read a fuck ton of forums, and apparently people are suggesting its because of all the mods you have in game. However, I do not think so. I have tried to remove them and it still doesn’t work. What I can conclude is that as like alot of other games’ updates, they can get very glitchy…. especially SIMS. Who still remember how fucked up Sims 3 was?
What I can suggest right now is, make a few restore points right now first. You can still play from the older savepoints after restoring. However, AVOID deleting people, moving households, building new houses on new lots etc. You can still play Live mode. I tried it and it works fine. I read somewhere that Switching households fucked things up too.
I have yet to try it.
So anyway, there are alot of talk on this right now so I am sure Maxis gonna fix it soon. What I am here to talk about is, basically, being the hasty and angry bitch I was, I was so furious at first that I DELETED ALL MY SAVES.
I. DELETED. ALL. MY. SAVES.
ALL. LIKE, MY LIFEWORK.
The main page goes back to that HUGE ASSED “PLAY” BUTTON. There’s no load game, and new game.
When I pressed on the PLAY, it directed me to the CAS screen, as like when I first started playing.
If you have ever done the same stupid thing as me and you are literally crying your ass off like me just now, and desperately searching forums but no one seemed to be as stupid so none of the threads showed anyone doing it, Fret not. I am here to show you what you can do to get your beloved save back.
If you did not delete your saved games, and simply just want to restore your saves,
simply go to the main screen, click Load game, see that little green button at the bottom right? Click it and try to restore a save point.
IF you, like me, DELETED EVERY SINGLE FUCKING SAVE FROM THE “LOAD GAME” MENU SHOWN ABOVE:
I am on Windows 10, and I DO NOT USE ONEDRIVE. SO all I did was this, (After trying not to cry and desperately exhausting all means to find a solution)
Firstly, if you can’t really read all the gibberish that the saves are named as, I suggest you just MAKE A NEW GAME FIRST. Like, go into CAS, make a sim, and then save the game.
Go to your directory as I have highlighted below. If yours is empty (Because you just deleted all of your saves) Don’t panic first. Do as I have said above. Create a new save file.
My photo here is only after I recovered mine successfully. Mine was blank as a sheet at first too.
If you have made a new save as said above, you will see something like that above, but shorter. probably only 1-3 files. Take note of the 0000000 something. The last digit.
Then, Go to the PROPERTIES of this folder as shown below.
A pop up appears. Go to “Previous Versions”
You will see a folder that shows “saves”
If you click open, another pop up will appear. It shows you A LIST OF SAVES.
LOOK AT THE NUMBER BEHIND THE 0000000 CAREFULLY. IT SHOULD BE DIFFERENT FROM THE NEW ONE IN YOUR CURRENT SAVES FOLDER.
Go through the files and hover. It will show the dates. Before everything fucked up on 13/11, I had a few saves from 25/10/17. SO I knew that was the safe one.
Go back to the pop up shown above. Click RESTORE, bottom right.
There will be a prompt saying you can’t undo it. Click Ok.
LAUNCHYOUR GAME NOW.
And then go to the “LOAD GAME” at main screen again. You should be able to see your last few saves before you deleted all of them.
I hope this helps guys. Sorry, it isn’t the best guide cuz I ain’t no IT savvy gal. Just a regular, old fashioned and retarded person who only knows how to play the game and download a fuck ton of mods but have absolutely no idea what to do when shit hits the fan.
Let’s hope the glitches are fixed soon! 🙂