Hey guys, i kinda read this somewhere i forgot, but this helped me at least, Feel free to try! simply reboot your ipod before playing Sims 3, i find that this prevents the crashing. Everytime i have tried this, it hasnt crashed yet. I know it might be annoying to reboot everytime you wanna play, but it works. If you put it to sleep mode though, and start playing, i found that it crashes alot.. once again. Please reply if it worked for you or not, to help out the others. thanks! Oh i forgot to mention.. you can also just simply go into safe mode by getting sb settings>power>safe mode.