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Game won't start after installation of Island Paradise and 1.55 patch update

Post by Bliss1991 on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 13:06

Hi,

So first of all, I'll explain what I did..

1. My game wasn't up to date so I downloaded and installed the 1.55 patch.
2. I then downloaded the ultimate fix and installed it.
3. I started installing Island Paradise, all went well.
4. When I start the game I get this all black loading screen, it's not stuck because I can move my mouse. It lasts forever (I even went downstairs for a few minutes but when I got back it was still loading).
5. I pressed: ctrl+alt+delete and it says the Sims 3 is not working anymore.

What I already tried:
- Removing all outdated mods
- Starting without the launcher
- Restarting my computer and then starting the game
- Deleting cache files

I still get the same black screen. Any ideas?

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Re: Game won't start after installation of Island Paradise and 1.55 patch update

Post by dulce2808 on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 13:57

I have the same issue Sad

//EDIT

Oke its working for me now, i have all the mods and downloads out and cache, applied the ultimate fix over and used razor gamebooster!

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Re: Game won't start after installation of Island Paradise and 1.55 patch update

Post by Shamrock on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 14:03

You need to apply the Ultimate Fix again: copy the files from the Crack folder, that should be enough!

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Re: Game won't start after installation of Island Paradise and 1.55 patch update

Post by Bliss1991 on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 14:06

I tried applying the ultimate fix crack again but it still didn't work for me.

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Post by Shamrock on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 14:12

Can you give me a snapshot of where you're copying the files please?

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Re: Game won't start after installation of Island Paradise and 1.55 patch update

Post by Bliss1991 on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 14:15

To the basegame folder /game/bin. I've done it many times before.

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Re: Game won't start after installation of Island Paradise and 1.55 patch update

Post by Shamrock on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 14:20

Do you want to keep your saved games?

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Post by Bliss1991 on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 14:20

Well it's not a major deal for me if I lose them..

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Post by Shamrock on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 14:21

Ok then delete the folder Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3.
Is it better?

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Re: Game won't start after installation of Island Paradise and 1.55 patch update

Post by Bliss1991 on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 14:23

I'll get back to you once I've tried it! Btw, is it better to copy the folder just as a backup or will it gemerate itself again?

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Post by Shamrock on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 14:27

It will generate itself again.

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Re: Game won't start after installation of Island Paradise and 1.55 patch update

Post by Bliss1991 on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 17:36

Ok wow it worked! Many thanks, never knew it was safe to delete that folder Very Happy

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 17:49

@Bliss1991 wrote:Ok wow it worked! Many thanks, never knew it was safe to delete that folder Very Happy

Well, to give my opinion, it is technically correct to do this, but a bit unnecessary Wink.

I usually suggest RENAMING that folder ("The Sims 3_backup", for example). Because if it regenerates itself then, you can later on put back in your things one by one (saves, mods, CC) relatively easily; to test if some of them are corrupted.

In your case, if your old "The Sims 3" folder is still in the bin, then open the bin and drag the folder with your mouse to any location (BUT NOT My documents/Electronic Arts). Then try putting back in your old saves. If you get problems, then you know that they are corrupted.

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Re: Game won't start after installation of Island Paradise and 1.55 patch update

Post by Bliss1991 on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 22:18

I celebrated too early =.= I tried putting back my mods and CC but it won't load. So now I have to figure out from hundreds of CC which thingy is corrupt. Yay.

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Re: Game won't start after installation of Island Paradise and 1.55 patch update

Post by Monica414 on Tue 25 Jun 2013, 00:56

I just wanted to say that I was experiencing the same exact problem after updating to 1.55 and installing Island Paradise. No matter how long I waited (I even let it sit overnight while I went to bed!) I could not get past anything but a black screen.  Your solution to take out the "My Documents" folder worked for me as well so thank you!

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Re: Game won't start after installation of Island Paradise and 1.55 patch update

Post by Lumaral on Tue 25 Jun 2013, 06:16

My guess is that the cc is not the problem here. As they're just addons to the game, maybe there are some mods that haven't been updated to be compatible with the patch 1.55, and those are the ones causing trouble. Try taking out the packages with the mods, and checking one by one (specially if you have sliders and stuff) which ones aren't compatible. And good luck!
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