Sims 3 error code 16

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.

Sheila Staff Asked on October 2, 2017 in PC Games.
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Solution 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.

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.

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  3. Go back to your Sims 3 game.
  4. Save it again.
  5. If the error still persists, repeat the process.
Gino Genesis Marasigan Staff Answered on February 21, 2018.
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