So, here’s the deal. My game has been experiencing crashing problems lately. I don’t think it’s CC-related — it tends to happen when it’s been left on (and particularly left alone) too long. Other than that, there’s no specific behavior or house it’s linked to which would enable me to do the 50-50 method and really check. I thought the video card or RAM had something to do with it, and was planning to update my computer over Christmas to get 64-Megabit Windows 7, in order to take advantage of all the RAM I actually had.
(Why Windows feels the need to make OSes that can only handle a certain amount of RAM, and why computer companies feel the need to make laptops with a certain amount of RAM and then pre-load the OS that can’t handle it is a rant worthy of another day.)
In other words, I thought I had the situation under control. Until I opened up my game today and found …
BORS IS FUCKING GONE.
I seriously want to cry. If it was a more minor character, I could take it as a writing challenge — explain why they’re no longer around, make up a story, something. Hell, even just claiming that they died would work. But Bors? Bors? There are too many unresolved issues floating around that man. I can’t just kill him off. The writer in me refuses to allow it.
That being said, I do have some options for fixing this …
- I still have Bors’s Sim — so I could make a new Bors, add him to the household, fix his skills, his job, his relationships and such with the Sim Blender. His memories would be completely f’d-up, but such is life. I plan to reinstall The Sims when I get my computer upgraded anyway, so hopefully reinstalling would fix whatever problem led to him disappearing in the first place.
- Revert to the last backup in which Bors appears. Because of stress from my new job (and the fact that I had very little time to play anyway), this would mean reverting to a backup from … August. I do have a more recent backup (mid-November, and I haven’t played much since then), but Bors disappeared before I made it. This would mean a lot of replaying, but it might nip some of the corruption at the bud.
- Give up and cry.
Option #3 is looking the least appealing … but I’m hesitant about whether to pick option 1 or 2. I’m leaning toward Option 2, honestly. Maybe that might fix things …
*sigh* Any opinions? Stories of similar problems that you managed to conquer? Tissues? I’ll take anything.