Help for a beginner? (Sims 3 Expansion Packs Question)

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Post by maevemaeve on Wed 20 Mar 2013, 00:45

Hi,

i'm really new to torrenting and everything and I was wondering if somebody could help me. I have a Mac OSX.

I own the Sims 3 base game, Generations, and Ambitions. I really want to download more expansions. I have downloaded from this site: Pets, Late Night, Showtime, Supernatural, Seasons, World Adventures, University Life, High End Loft, Fast Lane, Diesel, Master Suite, 60s-80s, Katy Perry, and Town Life.

I have used utorrent to download these and have successfully downloaded all of them, but I have no idea what to do from here. All of them are .rar files and I have an app called Unrar but that just breaks them up into more files.

I have no idea what a crack, or mounting, or .exe is or anything.

Can someone please help me? I think it's possible because it seems like everyone else is doing it, but I just don't know what to do.

Thank you so much

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Re: Help for a beginner? (Sims 3 Expansion Packs Question)

Post by TCPCohen on Wed 20 Mar 2013, 13:29

Hello!

First of all, you need to unzip the Expansion with Stuffit Expander (You can get it for free from the Mac app store), not any other program.
Then you have to create a DMG with Disk Utility, more information here: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t7248-how-to-install-sims-3-with-or-without-ep-s-on-mac-dmg-creating
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Re: Help for a beginner? (Sims 3 Expansion Packs Question)

Post by maevemaeve on Wed 20 Mar 2013, 17:32

Thanks for replying!

I successfully installed a bunch of EP's and SP's, but now I'm having issues starting the game. If I click on any of the EP's (even ones that I paid for) it takes forever for the game to actually pop up and then before I can even click play something pops up that asks me if I want to debug the game and whether or not I click yes, the game crashes. I have downloaded the ultimate fix but I can't figure out what to do with it after that. Please help me!

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Post by TCPCohen on Wed 20 Mar 2013, 23:49

Ok. Can you tell me exactly what you did after you unzip the RAR with Stuffit Expander, please?
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Post by maevemaeve on Thu 21 Mar 2013, 01:44

I went to disk utility and made a disk image for each expansion pack then installed each of them using the keygen's provided in the Installation guide's.

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Re: Help for a beginner? (Sims 3 Expansion Packs Question)

Post by TCPCohen on Thu 21 Mar 2013, 02:32

Ok. I guess your last expansion installed is University Life, right?
Download the Super Patch and use it with the base game. Then put the crack again into th bin folder and try playing
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Re: Help for a beginner? (Sims 3 Expansion Packs Question)

Post by maevemaeve on Sat 23 Mar 2013, 01:16

I tried using the ultimate fix but now I'm getting an error and something about a debugging thing and it keeps crashing?

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Re: Help for a beginner? (Sims 3 Expansion Packs Question)

Post by TCPCohen on Sat 23 Mar 2013, 15:28

Did you apply the Manual Patch?
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Re: Help for a beginner? (Sims 3 Expansion Packs Question)

Post by maevemaeve on Sun 24 Mar 2013, 22:32

I applied the manual patch and figured out how to follow the "Must Read" directions but now the game works perfectly for about 15 minutes then crashes. I have no mods or cc

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Re: Help for a beginner? (Sims 3 Expansion Packs Question)

Post by TCPCohen on Sun 24 Mar 2013, 23:10

Ok. I know it's not the perfect solution, but... What if you play with the graphics on the lowest point? It worked for me.
I could play great before Seasons came out. Try this and let me know.
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Re: Help for a beginner? (Sims 3 Expansion Packs Question)

Post by maevemaeve on Mon 25 Mar 2013, 06:05

Ok sure! How do I adjust that?

//EDIT

Never mind I just figured out how to do that. Do you know if I could
like, adjust it so that I wouldn't even notice the difference?

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Re: Help for a beginner? (Sims 3 Expansion Packs Question)

Post by kewonevans on Wed 27 Mar 2013, 13:50

Hi im new to forums and torrents. But i can do simcity 4 very well lol lol! any ways i dont know how to make dmgs can someone help please

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TCPCohen wrote:Hello!

First of all, you need to unzip the
Expansion with Stuffit Expander (You can get it for free from the Mac
app store), not any other program.
Then you have to create a DMG with
Disk Utility, more information here:
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t7248-how-to-install-sims-3-with-or-without-ep-s-on-mac-dmg-creating

sorry! i just saw this i hope its smooth sailing from here

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