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I've been playing The Sims 3 on my PS3 (I mention the specific system because the options might be different). Whenever I go into the Build & Buy menu and go into specific categories, the crap that it keeps re-downloading from The Exchange over and over is really slowing down my game and, frankly, it's kind of pissing me off.

I've looked through the Options menu and didn't see anything in there to disable it; the only thing that really mentioned The Exchange was a big Redeem Codes button which didn't look useful at all. Is there any way to completely disable The Exchange within the game so I don't have to keep turning my Internet connection on and off, or is disabling the Internet the only way to keep it from downloading things constantly?

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Maybe try signing out of PSN? Easier than disabling internet connection – JohnoBoy Nov 22 '12 at 5:58

We couldn't disable the exchange either but we just turned off our PSN. It really did help and our Sims 3 is a lot faster now. I think it will help you too.

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