When trying to get to launcher "unable to start, reinstall base game"

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When trying to get to launcher "unable to start, reinstall base game"

Post by NurseJade on Mon 17 Jun 2013, 17:48

I am experenced when it comes to torrents and all. I have done all the other expansions just fine. I tried the University life expansion and now I can't open ANYTHING. No matter what I click on it reads "unable to start, reinstall base game" I think I need to update my base game but I cant get into the launcher... Not sure what to do from here. Any help would be appreciated.

//EDIT

Oh I and I did try the ultimate fix and it still did the same thing as before.

//EDIT 2

When I try to avoid the launcher by going straight through TS3W it says "unable to start game. Your The Sims 3 Base Game is incompatible with the current Sims 3 Expansion Pack. Please update via the game launcher."


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Re: When trying to get to launcher "unable to start, reinstall base game"

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Mon 17 Jun 2013, 18:04

NurseJade wrote:I am experenced when it comes to torrents and all. I have done all the other expansions just fine. I tried the University life expansion and now I can't open ANYTHING. No matter what I click on it reads "unable to start, reinstall base game" I think I need to update my base game but I cant get into the launcher... Not sure what to do from here. Any help would be appreciated.

//EDIT

Oh I and I did try the ultimate fix and it still did the same thing as before.

Hello,

I'm afraid something went wrong during your installation or patching process. But first, have a look at this here again: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly

Please repeat the steps 2 to 4. This basically means: download and apply that big "manual patch" and then re-apply the "Ultimate fix". For the future, I recommend you always use the manual patch for updating.

If this doesn't help, you probably have to try un-installing everything. If that is the case, you could follow the guidelines of this article here:
http://simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:TS3_Uninstall

Make sure to delete the registry keys manually, instead of using "CCleaner" or similar tools.

Good luck!

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Re: When trying to get to launcher "unable to start, reinstall base game"

Post by Narong30 on Tue 18 Jun 2013, 17:17

Make sure you extract the file use WinRar. Never use something else.

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Re: When trying to get to launcher "unable to start, reinstall base game"

Post by Sir Auron on Tue 18 Jun 2013, 17:39

Narong30 wrote:Make sure you extract the file use WinRar. Never use something else.

You can also use 7zip. Does the same thing and more importantly it's free.

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Re: When trying to get to launcher "unable to start, reinstall base game"

Post by Narong30 on Tue 18 Jun 2013, 17:47

Sir Auron wrote:
Narong30 wrote:Make sure you extract the file use WinRar. Never use something else.

You can also use 7zip. Does the same thing and more importantly it's free.

From my previous experience. Sometime, when we extract use any other software than Winrar. The output of the file will be corrupt.
Maybe because Games4theworld pack the file use Winrar.

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Re: When trying to get to launcher "unable to start, reinstall base game"

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 19 Jun 2013, 02:37

Sir Auron wrote:
You can also use 7zip. Does the same thing and more importantly it's free.

Hello,

Indeed, like Narong said, it is possible that during the extraction process with another program, the contents can get corrupted.

By the way: at this site you'll find a torrent for WinRAR too (for free of course): http://www.games4theworld.org/downloads.html Wink

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