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Sims 3 error code 16

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By Genesis and SheilaUpdated on June 3rd, 2022

What is 'Sims 3 error code 16'?

"Sims 3 error code 16" is an error, which may mean that your neighborhood saved file is larger than 4 GB and cannot be saved. This refers to the total file size of your current game, not necessarily just your current family.

How can you fix 'Sims 3 error code 16'?

Some of the common fixes include:

  • Deleting the saved game with .bad

Please see our in-depth walk-through solutions below.

1. Delete the saved game with .bad

"Sims 3 error code 16"may occur when your saved game got corrupted. To fix it, please do not close the game. Just minimize it and see the steps below.

Delete the saved game with .bad
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NOTE: Make sure your disk drive has free space to save the game. Delete unwanted file to increase disk space.

  1. Navigate to your game save file. As a default, it should be under C:\Users**YOUR USERNAME**\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Saves.

  2. Look for your saved game file name with .bad. Right-click it and select Delete.

  3. Go back to your Sims 3 game.

  4. Save it again.

  5. If the error still persists, repeat the process.