I've been watching my wife play Sims 3, and I've noticed the save times are impressively long. (Load times are fine.)
The save times start off fine on a new world but after a few hours probably take longer to save than her computer would take to install an operating system a few times.
She has a fair number of expansions, but the save times are literally upwards of 10-20 minutes once a world gets somewhat developed.
This is on a brand new i5 processor with 8GB of memory, a Samsung SSD, a fairly good 1GB graphics card with nothing else but Windows 8, Chrome, Steam, and TF2 installed.
Is there any way to fix the unreasonably long save times with this game?