As usual when our favorite crash error kicks in, there could be hundred possible solutions. having too many expansions and less RAM can cause faulty as well.
Anyways, there was this one time where this ridiculous crashing to desktop thingy happened to me and i did every possible solution to fix it but no avail😦
So what i did was to, Install the base game and then install expansions one by one and check if it’s working.
Install base game.
Install Sims 3 Ambitions
Play the game.
Game runs fine?
Install another expansion
So if you can find the faulty expansion, you can contact for EA support. Another thing is to update the game properly, what most users don’t know is that when you install an expansion you should check for updates related to the expansion and install it. The Sims 3 Launcher does this automatically.
Some users say that you should install the expansions in an order. Did you note when you are installing an expansion in the setup procedure it asks to update the game version? Well i guess that has something to do with this order thingy.
Finding the order of the games is very easy. Go to the Launcher and you see the games in little icons on the bottom right. The order is from left to right. Try installing in that irder and check if it works.