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Post by jessholtz on Mon 29 Apr 2013, 19:02

Hey guys I hope I'm in the right thread for this issue. I installed the Sims 3 on Thursday. It ran beautifully for three days. Then, I let origins install, and a new patch installed. (I have no idea what patch.) Ever since then, it crashes right after I launch it. It crashed on the EA symbol. I try to pull up my task manager to shut it down, and my screen goes black and I can see the bottom bar of my desktop. I have to shut my laptop down completely. I have uninstalled it several times, and the last time I did it so that origins would not install. It still crashes, however. I have no idea what is wrong.
The launcher screen asks me about 7 different times if I want to run scripts, I'm not sure if that is causing issues as well. I would post a picture of it, but I can for seven days apparently lol.
I'm 400% done and I just want to play my game again. I have a Inspiron 15R Touch, with these semantics.
Processor Intel® Celeron® processor 1007U
Operating System Windows 8, 64-bit, English
Display 15.6 HD (720p) WLED with Truelife (1366x768)
Memory1 4GB2 Single Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz
Hard Drive 320GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
Optical Drive 8X CD / DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
Video Card Intel® HD Graphics


I'm currently trying to download the thing you guys told me to download on the, "How to install Sims 3 correctly" but it says it's going to take 30 minutes to download....any thoughts, before I throw my computer overboard??



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No one? D:

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Re: I need help before I throw my laptop off a balacony

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Tue 30 Apr 2013, 01:19

Hello,

Which expansions are you using?
What you're describing about scripts on the launcher may be annoying, but it doesn't cause in-game problems. It has to do with the webpages the launcher displays.

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Post by jessholtz on Tue 30 Apr 2013, 01:56

Uhhh I don't think I have any to go with it. Unless there are any to download for free, I'm too broke to buy any expansions.

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Tue 30 Apr 2013, 02:30

Hello,

It's probably the current patch, most of us have problems with it.

I didn't realize you had a legal copy of the base game Laughing
We offer all of it for free here, but if you don't want to pirate anything, don't download them.

What you could do, is reininstall your base game and don't patch it, at least not to the latest version. You can do that manually, with this patch for example.

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Post by jessholtz on Tue 30 Apr 2013, 08:43

Oh, thank you! Yeah haha sorry I guess I should of clarified that I had the base game, but I didn't know that you had a free version here! o:
Is there a place where I can manually install patches? And if so do you know what the newest patch was called, so I can avoid installing that one?

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Tue 30 Apr 2013, 10:28

Hello,

Everything you need to patch and crack the game can be found here.

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Post by jessholtz on Tue 30 Apr 2013, 13:35

Thanks!

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Post by meraki on Wed 01 May 2013, 00:40

Also if youre still having issues afterward it might be your RAM. It looks like you only have 4gb, and while thats the min requirement for most software nowadays, it will run optimally on 8gb.
I have 16gb and still get some lag and hangups (but i have all the expansions and stuff packs, and a TON of cc)
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Post by jessholtz on Wed 01 May 2013, 21:59

Alright I have encountered a new issue....
I re-installed, with no patches at all. It ran once, I played for a bit then had to go to bed. When I tried to play today, it froze on the damn EA symbol again. :/
Also, I grabbed the wrong computer. I do have 8gb of ram.
So I literally have NO idea what is going on with this damn game. I can't find anyone who has windows 8, and has issues. I'm so frustrated!!!

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Thu 02 May 2013, 03:04

Hello,

It can be useful to use the manual patch (again) after installing everything. Don't forget to re-crack afterwards.
You may simply have to restart the application though, TS3 is... quirky.

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Post by meraki on Thu 02 May 2013, 19:11

I would try to contact EA/Origin and see if they have updated their program for compatibility with windows 8. They might not have released a backwards compatibility patch yet.
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