Some players are having issues with SV2020 saves are crashing their games. We've mentioned EllaCharmed's .world file is needed for them to work properly, because SV2020 was built on Ella's fixed world file and works best with it installed.

To address the crashing: make sureyou have Ella's fixed Sunset Valley.World file downloaded and installed in the correct place. Deleting the games cache files after doing this is another good step to avoid issues. You can download EllaCharmed’s Fixed World file here

Unzip the file (Right-click file and select Extract All):


-- Before installing the fixed file, rename your original Sunset file to "Sunset". That way you still have access to the original file.

** Install path may be different than the path shown in image.


Copy and paste the Sunset file into where you installed the Sims 3 game. Usually located in:
β†ͺ Install drive: \Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Worlds

** The install path may be different depending on where you installed Sims 3.

Delete the Game Cache Files.

-- This is best to do whenever you are installing new worlds to play.

From inside this folder \Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3, you can delete the game cache to help the game run smoother:

πŸ“ CasPartCache.package - CAS parts that appear in Create-A-Sim
πŸ“ compositorCache.package - New objects that would appear in Buy/Build mode
πŸ“ scriptCache.package - Mods or Hacks
πŸ“ simCompositorCache.package - New Sims, default skins
πŸ“ Sims3LauncherLogFile.log - Uploading/Downloading info in regards to the Exchange
πŸ“ Sims3Logs.xml - Log Files about your computer and errors that might occur.
πŸ“ socialCache.package - Simport-related and other social data, if you use the wall to integrate with your MyPage on site.

-- Performance Tips Articles
These tips should help with crashing and general game hiccups.

In-Game Performance Tips / Out-of-Game Performance Tips / Advanced Performance Tips

We hope this help players enjoy SV2020!! 😊