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#1 Old 8th Aug 2010 at 9:00 AM
Default How Many Sims can you have
I am curious. How many sims can you have in a sims town. What is the ultimate limit?
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#2 Old 8th Aug 2010 at 9:32 AM
I'm not aware of a technical limit except the 64 bit range of the instance IDs. That's a limit somewhere in the region of 1.8 x 10^19 or 18 billion billions. Any computer will run out of memory and probably CTD way before you can even claim to make noteworthy use of that range.

So there is no ultimate limit. It depends on your computer and your ability to squeeze additional sims in your 'hood. And you will probably get the infamous 12/13/16/69/0815/4711/90210 errors at some point. All "soft" limits though.

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#3 Old 8th Aug 2010 at 12:53 PM
18 quadrillion pretty much enables you to individually number every atom in the galaxy, or nearly so, so I wouldn't worry about it.

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#4 Old 8th Aug 2010 at 2:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Buzzler
I'm not aware of a technical limit except the 64 bit range of the instance IDs. That's a limit somewhere in the region of 1.8 x 10^19 or 18 billion billions. Any computer will run out of memory and probably CTD way before you can even claim to make noteworthy use of that range.

So there is no ultimate limit. It depends on your computer and your ability to squeeze additional sims in your 'hood. And you will probably get the infamous 12/13/16/69/0815/4711/90210 errors at some point. All "soft" limits though.


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