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Enable Script Error (UPDATED)

by rothn Posted 2nd Jan 2010 at 12:10 PM - Updated 16th Jul 2010 at 4:05 AM by rothn
11 Comments / replies (Who?) - 8 Feedback Posts, 3 Thanks Posts
Enables handling of script errors in TS3;

This reimplements a feature not present in release builds of TS3 which causes TS3 to either display a script error window or save script error info to your TS3 documents directory (Electronic Arts\The Sims 3) when an unhandled exception occurs in TS3's scripts (Mono / Assemblies). It does absolutely nothing else.

This mod is not very useful to the casual player, this mod is aimed at people who are developing .NET code for TS3's scripting environment and would like to see better exception information.

[SIREN]Ensure that you have the correct version of this mod for the version of TS3 you are running! Differences in version can cause problems![SIREN]

This is a core mod that is incompatible with any other core mod which modifies SimsIFace.dll.

Note: I just whipped up another version of this mod. Though it is labeled "4.2" it works with any version of the game, including the base game.
Tags: #enable, #script, #error, #debug, #fix, #modding, #tool


You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
Built with Game Version: 2.3.33
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date

Size: 201.5 KB · Downloads: 1,043 · 16th Jul 2010
201.5 KB 1,043 16th Jul 2010

Size: 182.5 KB · Downloads: 707 · 2nd Jan 2010
182.5 KB 707 2nd Jan 2010
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
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#2 Old 2nd Jan 2010 at 6:16 PM
Now, in that screenshot, is it saying that "Chaosmodpainting" caused an error with the game? Would using this help detect problem hacks?
Test Subject
#3 Old 2nd Jan 2010 at 11:37 PM
Wondering the same as Claeric?
#4 Old 3rd Jan 2010 at 12:31 AM
I'll send a PM to ask. Faster results that way.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#5 Old 9th Jan 2010 at 2:27 AM
If the game throws an exception, it will give you an error message, or at least put a log file in "C:\Users\(username)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\" or "C:\Documents and Settings\(username)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\"

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Lab Assistant
#6 Old 30th Jun 2010 at 10:56 AM
Hey rothn, this mod has proven to be highly useful. Thanks for that. Any chances for an update for the 4.0-patch? If you make one, could you please also reenable that the game shows the name of missing strings? (I heard this was disabled in 4.0.)
Top Secret Researcher
#7 Old 30th Jun 2010 at 8:39 PM
While you wait for rothn to update their version, one could always use this one:


NRaas Industries: Sims 3 Mods for the Discerning Player, hosted by The Wikispaces.
Test Subject
#8 Old 23rd Jul 2010 at 5:43 AM
I am running Ambitions and when I install the "4.2" download the game says incompatible mod and if I continue anyway actions graphics don't appear and the action cancels without effect. If they try to get food the fridge will not open, they can't go to the bathroom, etc.
Test Subject
#9 Old 29th Nov 2010 at 3:19 AM
I'm trying to download the 4.2 version of this amazing mod and upon exporting I'm getting an error saying that the file isn't in the zipped file. Anyone else?
Test Subject
#10 Old 29th May 2011 at 10:42 PM
are there any special instructions on how to uninstall this item?
Test Subject
#11 Old 14th May 2014 at 8:45 PM
Thanks you
Virtual gardener
staff: administrator THANKS POST
#12 Old 29th Sep 2019 at 12:26 PM
This mod is obviously super old, but just wanted to say that any modders coming across it and wondering if this still works with the latest patch, it does