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Post by FairNobody on Mon 15 Jul 2013, 01:30

Okay, hi. I'm very new here but I like the site so far.
I looked around a bit and havent found an answer so if this has already been asked, im sorry.
I have a sims 3 disc that I bought, so I installed that, as the forum said I'd be fine playing a legit base with a pirated expansion.
So for the fix and ultimate fix, do I put them in both the expansion folder and the base folder or just the base?
Also, where in the Electronic Arts folder do I put the expansions?
I have Seasons and Ambitions downloaded, they're not installed yet..
Thanks in advance Smile

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I just applied the fix for seasons and it says "insert disk" how do i fix that, do i apply the ultimate fix?

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Re: noob question, please help Dx

Post by J.T. on Mon 15 Jul 2013, 04:20

Hello,

For your information, If you bought the base game via Origin/retail stores, I suggest you do the following steps:
(1) Initate manual patch, which can be downloaded here.
(2) Download and install any expansions you want. Ignore the warnings when they pop up. (Extract the torrents via WinRAR ONLY)
(3) Download the latest Ultimate Fix, which can be found here.
(4) Open the Ultimate Fix via WinRAR. Drag and drop the contents of #crack of this fix to C:\Program Files\Origin Games(OR Electronic Arts folder if you bought the base game discs in retail stores)\The Sims 3\Game\Bin (bear in mind you should not apply the #crack inside any base game or expansion pack or stuff pack torrents)
(5) Launch the launcher to see if it works.
If you bought the base game via Steam, I am afraid that you should download the base game from G4TW and reinstall the base game.


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Re: noob question, please help Dx

Post by FairNobody on Mon 15 Jul 2013, 04:51

cat2006house wrote:Hello,

For your information, If you bought the base game via Origin/retail stores, I suggest you do the following steps:
(1) Initate manual patch, which can be downloaded here.
(2) Download and install any expansions you want. Ignore the warnings when they pop up. (Extract the torrents via WinRAR ONLY)
(3) Download the latest Ultimate Fix, which can be found here.
(4) Open the Ultimate Fix via WinRAR. Drag and drop the contents of #crack of this fix to C:\Program Files\Origin Games(OR Electronic Arts folder if you bought discs in retail stores)\The Sims 3\Game\Bin (bear in mind you should not apply the #crack inside any base game or expansion pack or stuff pack torrents)
(5) Launch the launcher to see if it works.
If you bought the base game via Steam, I am afraid that you should download the base game from G4TW and reinstall the base game.

 thank you Smile but where do i put the expansion folder in the Electronic Arts folder, exactly? or do I need to?

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Post by J.T. on Mon 15 Jul 2013, 04:53

Hello,

You mean how to install expansions? First, extract the expansion torrent to a blank folder. Run setup.exe inside the folder. When asked for a serial code, open up the installation guide inside the folder and copy and paste the serial code.

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Re: noob question, please help Dx

Post by FairNobody on Mon 15 Jul 2013, 06:06

cat2006house wrote:Hello,

You mean how to install expansions? First, extract the expansion torrent to a blank folder. Run setup.exe inside the folder. When asked for a serial code, open up the installation guide inside the folder and copy and paste the serial code.

 okay, i installed Seasons and updated the launcher but now its saying no game disc found when I hit play on the launcher and Im not even sure to use the sims 3 launcher or the seasons launcher but neither worked...

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Post by J.T. on Mon 15 Jul 2013, 06:06

Hello,

Have you applied the Ultimate Fix I mentioned before?

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Post by FairNobody on Mon 15 Jul 2013, 06:11

cat2006house wrote:Hello,

Have you applied the Ultimate Fix I mentioned before?

 yep. I tried a different launcher in the original The Sims 3 folder and it got past the launcher and to the select town page, but then said no disc..

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Post by J.T. on Mon 15 Jul 2013, 06:51

Hello,

Can you tell us how you applied the Ultimate Fix? And where did you buy the base game?

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Post by FairNobody on Mon 15 Jul 2013, 16:14

cat2006house wrote:Hello,

Can you tell us how you applied the Ultimate Fix? And where did you buy the base game?

 i just copy and pasted the ultimate fix files into the folder, but i wasnt sure which folder i was supposed to put it in so i did it in all of them...and i got my game from either Walmart or Target

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Re: noob question, please help Dx

Post by bbcakess on Mon 15 Jul 2013, 16:34

Program Files->Electronic Arts->The Sims 3->Game->Bin 
This is where u put the ultimate fix(two files) it'll ask to replace, click YES

Every EP comes with a crack file. U don't need to use them. 
Just use the ultimate fix.

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Post by FairNobody on Mon 15 Jul 2013, 16:48

@bbcakess wrote:Program Files->Electronic Arts->The Sims 3->Game->Bin 
This is where u put the ultimate fix(two files) it'll ask to replace, click YES

Every EP comes with a crack file. U don't need to use them. 
Just use the ultimate fix.

 okay, seasons works! do i have to reapply the ultimate fix and manual fix for ever other expansion?

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Re: noob question, please help Dx

Post by Shamrock on Mon 15 Jul 2013, 16:55

Please use my new tool: see this topic.
It will automatically apply the Ultimate Fix for you. You can do it at the end of all installs!

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Post by FairNobody on Mon 15 Jul 2013, 17:02

@Shamrock wrote:Please use my new tool: see this topic.
It will automatically apply the Ultimate Fix for you. You can do it at the end of all installs!

 okay, i downloaded it but how you explained it in the topic sounds a little confusing to me...
also, which application do I use when I want to play the game? do I use one of the expansion launchers, my legit launcher or one of the other launchers in the Sims 3 folder...or do I use the fix launcher? gah...

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Re: noob question, please help Dx

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Mon 15 Jul 2013, 17:12

@FairNobody wrote:
@Shamrock wrote:Please use my new tool: see this topic.
It will automatically apply the Ultimate Fix for you. You can do it at the end of all installs!

 okay, i downloaded it but how you explained it in the topic sounds a little confusing to me...
also, which application do I use when I want to play the game? do I use one of the expansion launchers, my legit launcher or one of the other launchers in the Sims 3 folder...or do I use the fix launcher? gah...

Hello,

If you use the any of the "expansion shortcuts" (doesn't matter which), then you will get to the launcher. If you are "inside" the launcher, you can for example (un-)install ".sims3pack" files (one kind of custom content), and you can also click on the "play" button to start the game.

However, the launcher seems to have a serious problem, that came with the latest manual patch (version 1.55). Lots of people have reported launcher problems so far.

So you might want to "directly" start the game: go to C:\Program files(x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin and double-click on the TS3W.exe (you can also make a shortcut to your desktop, of course).






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Re: noob question, please help Dx

Post by FairNobody on Mon 15 Jul 2013, 17:14

Carlos G. wrote:
@FairNobody wrote:
@Shamrock wrote:Please use my new tool: see this topic.
It will automatically apply the Ultimate Fix for you. You can do it at the end of all installs!

 okay, i downloaded it but how you explained it in the topic sounds a little confusing to me...
also, which application do I use when I want to play the game? do I use one of the expansion launchers, my legit launcher or one of the other launchers in the Sims 3 folder...or do I use the fix launcher? gah...

Hello,

If you use the any of the "expansion shortcuts" (doesn't matter which), then you will get to the launcher. If you are "inside" the launcher, you can for example (un-)install ".sims3pack" files (one kind of custom content), and you can also click on the "play" button to start the game.

However, the launcher seems to have a serious problem, that came with the latest manual patch (version 1.55). Lots of people have reported launcher problems so far.

So you might want to "directly" start the game: go to C:\Program files(x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin and double-click on the TS3W.exe (you can also make a shortcut to your desktop, of course).






thank you Smile


//EDIT

@Shamrock wrote:Please use my new tool: see this topic.
It will automatically apply the Ultimate Fix for you. You can do it at the end of all installs!

i just tried updating Ambitions using your tool and it says "acces to path 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims\Game\Bin\TS3.exe' denied"?


Helper edit: just a small thing - if you want to add something to your post, then you can use the "edit" button. Wink

- Carlos G.

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Post by bbcakess on Mon 15 Jul 2013, 18:04

reapply the ultimate fix manually and u can play Smile
If u have more eps then simply install them all and then apply the fix and play

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Post by FairNobody on Mon 15 Jul 2013, 18:28

@bbcakess wrote:reapply the ultimate fix manually and u can play Smile
If u have more eps then simply install them all and then apply the fix and play

 i got Ambitions to work without using a fix but im just gonna reapply for the other eps and keep rereading this thread cos im forgetful hah...thanks guys!

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Re: noob question, please help Dx

Post by J.T. on Tue 16 Jul 2013, 00:47

Hello,


Please let us know if you have any problems.

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