i bet it this problem ???
will keep my fingers crossed eeks!
when i start my game , i avoid using the launcher so as not to generate tmp files and because the launcher is messed up due to all that for me. so i have a shortcut to the game on my desktop to the game application .
maybe you need to create a new shortcut?i would try that first. before anything else
i went googling on this thing
mod the sims the the sims had some thread posted in forum do read some of that
is that any good?
try reading that thread