After reading some guides i stumbled a month ago i decided to download and install The Sims 3 again, with all its expansion packs included, with the promise that somehow it will run better or optimally after all the tweaks made by the community to keep alive/revive a very ambitious game.
It somehow worked, 45-minute initial loading screen and 5-minute customization screens have been reduced to 5-minutes and 5-seconds each, game now lags and stalls 4 times a Sim day instead of every 30 in-game minutes, and many mods are direct scripts to clean all the shit badly coded into the game like cars accumulating, NPCs looping and crashing your game because it simulates all their actions in-real time even if you don't want to, among other things.
I started checking a house and trying some things from some mods and in-game shenanigans so i could show you it somehow works but if anything this venture has proven that The Sims 3 was and still the most nefarious game to run to date, i screencaped most actions but stupidly didn't save them and left them to accumulate in Paint while still playing until the game crashed with absolutely no survivors and cleaned away everything: Usually the new Paint restores files but the crash cleansed all my RAM and resetted the drivers from my graphics cards, just as warned by the guides themselves.
Sadly i no longer have proofs nor memories to show for it other than saying, after several hours of reading tons of guides and steps to run the game, that it is a heap of digital junk that somehow still entertains due to its extremely strong concept of proof still unmatched 11 years later, yet also manages to be way harder to run and needs more hardware than Kingdom Come Deliverance, let alone Crysis in ultra mode.
It is sad to think people kept going to Sims 4 mobilecrap trash due to performance alone rather than gameplay, and EA knowing this kept feeding them with re-used and inferior reskins from Sims 3 content.
I wouldn't be surprised if TS5 was literally 3 recoded to run decently, but to be fair that would be worth a couple pennies.