So ya’ll know about the advertising EA is doin in the game now right? Well those of you who are experiencing crashes and other games issues since the latest patch, have no fear, Crinrict is here! 🙂
Apparently EA is aware of their doing, but in the meantime, check out Crinrict’s blog for an explanation and a temp solution. Just disable Shop Mode!
Update: EA has confirmed this issue and they hope they can fix it without a patch (which they should be able to if my theory is correct).
What happens is, that the game downloads many pictures to a new folder calledfeaturedItems. Those pictures are probably used to be displayed ingame and I suspect one or more of those are corrupted. When those pictures are downloaded to the folder, the game crashes. Once you do get your game to work (took 3 attempts for me until it would load), it will crash/freeze in buy mode (especially entertainment and electronics).