How To Fix Sims 3 Error Code 16?

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Sims 3 Error Code 16

During our research, we have found that the error code 16 can occur because of so many reasons, and you have to try different troubleshoots in order to find the one fix which helps you resolve the error.

Below we are going to mention all of the solutions which you can try to fix Sims 3 Error Code 16.


How To Fix Sims 3 Error Code 16?


Fix 1: Try This Trick

This solution is shared by one user on Reddit who claimed to fix the error by following the below-given steps.

Simply you need to move the camera or unpause the game for a few seconds.


Fix 2: Clear The Bad Folders

The next thing you can try is to clear the bad folders.

  • Go to the documents.
  • Find the folder where sims3 is saved.
  • Then click saves, and delete the bad folders.

Fix 3: Deactivate All Mods

If you have installed any Mods for the Sims 3 then they can also let you to this error.

So you need to remove all the mods you have installed for the Sims 3, and then check for the error.


Fix 4: Clear Your Cache

The error can also occur because of old or corrupted caches.

So clear all the game caches and then check if you still have the error or not.


Fix 5: Clear Storage Space

If the error persists then make sure that your device has enough storage left.

If your device storage does not have enough space and your game is too large to load then follow the steps given below.

  • Go to Documents.
  • Go to Electronic Arts.
  • Select The Sims 3.
  • Choose Saves.
  • Choose Currentgame.sims3 folder.
  • Now delete all packages with the extension .package (don’t worry as deleting these files will not affect your gameplay.)

Fix 7: Update Your Drivers

If the error still persists, check if your driver needs to be updated if yes then consider updating it and then check if updating the driver fixes the error or not.


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Rahul Choudhary is a technology and troubleshooting expert. He gives his expert opinion on different technology trends and provides troubleshooting guides for different apps, websites, & consumer hardware products. He graduated in BA English Honours from the University Of Delhi, and later he learned HTML and WordPress. He also did a certificate course in Hardware and Network Troubleshooting , and a certificate course in Computer Architecture.