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Post by kristannah on Tue 16 Jul 2013, 17:14

I have all the expansions but world adventure and Late Night. I installed late night last night and then my game wouldn't launch! I took out my mods folder and it launched one time but after that it's not launching at all! I get stuck at a black screen for forever. I'm not sure what the heck to do. I uninstalled late night just to see if that would help but it's still doing the same thing. It would be wonderful to get some help please and thank you!

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Tue 16 Jul 2013, 17:17

@kristannah wrote:I have all the expansions but world adventure and Late Night. I installed late night last night and then my game wouldn't launch! I took out my mods folder and it launched one time but after that it's not launching at all! I get stuck at a black screen for forever. I'm not sure what the heck to do. I uninstalled late night just to see if that would help but it's still doing the same thing. It would be wonderful to get some help please and thank you!

Hello there,

Can you start the game "directly" by double-clicking on the TS3W.exe, located in C:\Program files(x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin ?



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Post by J.T. on Tue 16 Jul 2013, 17:20

Hello,

You must have at least one expansion pack mentioned here in order to successfully apply the manual patch and the Ultimate Fix (mentioned below):  Island Paradise, University Life, 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff, Seasons, Supernatural, Diesel Stuff, Katy Perry Sweet Treats, Showtime, Master Suite Stuff, Pets, Town Life Stuff, Generations.
Have you updated your game to the latest version(1.55)? If not, please update it via manual patch.
Have you applied the Ultimate Fix correctly? If your OS is English, I suggest you have a look at this topic. If not, please download the latest Ultimate Fix through here.  

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Tue 16 Jul 2013, 17:25

cat2006house wrote:Hello,

You must have at least one expansion pack mentioned here in order to successfully apply the manual patch and the Ultimate Fix (mentioned below):  Island Paradise, University Life, 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff, Seasons, Supernatural, Diesel Stuff, Katy Perry Sweet Treats, Showtime, Master Suite Stuff, Pets, Town Life Stuff, Generations.
Have you updated your game to the latest version(1.55)? If not, please update it via manual patch.
Have you applied the Ultimate Fix correctly? If your OS is English, I suggest you have a look at this topic. If not, please download the latest Ultimate Fix through here.  

Just a small thing: because kristannah said that she has all expansions except World adventures, I assumed she also has "Island Paradise" installed too - and therefore also the latest patch 1.55. Wink

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Re: ok so weird problem

Post by J.T. on Tue 16 Jul 2013, 17:28

Carlos G. wrote:

Just a small thing: because kristannah said that she has all expansions except World adventures, I assumed she also has "Island Paradise" installed too - and therefore also the latest patch 1.55. Wink

Hello,

I overlooked it. I thought she said she has only Late Night and World Adventures. Embarassed

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Post by kristannah on Tue 16 Jul 2013, 17:29

ok I i just redid the ultimate fix and it didn't help any! Carlos that is what I have been trying to do with no luck i just wait at a black screen! and yes my game is fully up to date! I can't use the ultimate fix helper because my Electronic Arts folder isn't on my main C drive it's on my E drive and there is no option for that!

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Tue 16 Jul 2013, 17:32

@kristannah wrote:ok I i just redid the ultimate fix and it didn't help any! Carlos that is what I have been trying to do with no luck i just wait at a black screen! and yes my game is fully up to date! I can't use the ultimate fix helper because my Electronic Arts folder isn't on my main C drive it's on my E drive and there is no option for that!

Is your "E" drive an external hard-drive ?

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Post by kristannah on Tue 16 Jul 2013, 17:39

nope it's not external

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Tue 16 Jul 2013, 17:47

@kristannah wrote:nope it's not external

From what you describe, I suppose your game worked before ?

What about your system specifications ? - (I have to ask that); is your computer strong enough to handle the base game and many expansions ? Are you playing on a laptop or a desktop computer ?

Also, have a look at this example screenshot of the "DirectX" graphics information:




Hit the "start/Windows" key on your keyboard, then go to "Run". Inside that prompt, type dxdiag. Then after the window pops up, go to the "display" tab and post some of the information there.

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Re: ok so weird problem

Post by kristannah on Tue 16 Jul 2013, 17:52

I have never had a problem until i installed late night! I have had all expansions for a long time! I uninstalled late night and some reason it still has not fixed the problem


 

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Tue 16 Jul 2013, 17:56

@kristannah wrote:I have never had a problem until i installed late night! I have had all expansions for a long time! I uninstalled late night and some reason it still has not fixed the problem.

Alright, then.

Try this: re-boot your computer. Then go to My Documents/Electronic Arts and remove or rename the folder "The Sims 3" (for example into something like "The Sims 3_backup").

Now try again to start the game - but with the TS3W.exe like I said in my first reply.



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Post by kristannah on Tue 16 Jul 2013, 17:58

alright i am going to try that now~

//EDIT

ok so that worked! It loads normal so how to i make it work with all of my old stuff?

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@kristannah wrote:alright i am going to try that now~

//EDIT

ok so that worked! It loads normal so how to i make it work with all of my old stuff?

Alright, then.

Go to your old/renamed folder and copy the following things:

- DCCache folder
- Installed worlds folder
- Downloads folder
- Saves folder
- maybe your Mods folder too

Paste all of this into your newly created "The Sims 3" folder, select "replace all" when you are prompted to do so.

I hope this is going to work now, otherwise we would have to repeat the process again, and just put in the stuff one by one, to narrow down the "culprit". Wat. 

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Post by kristannah on Tue 16 Jul 2013, 21:03

so i guess it is some custom content that i installed with the launcher and I'm assuming there is no way to pin point that? I usually delete the downloads in my downloads folder so i don't have any in there and I can't uninstall the content with the launcher because when i go to installed content after a acouple seconds of scrolling down it crashes! I still have the new the sims 3 folder so I'm guessing i'm gonig to have to download new custom content?

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 17 Jul 2013, 05:26

@kristannah wrote:so i guess it is some custom content that i installed with the launcher and I'm assuming there is no way to pin point that? I usually delete the downloads in my downloads folder so i don't have any in there and I can't uninstall the content with the launcher because when i go to installed content after a acouple seconds of scrolling down it crashes! I still have the new the sims 3 folder so I'm guessing i'm gonig to have to download new custom content?

Hello again,

If you think your problem might be caused by a ".sims3pack" file then it's a bit difficult to pinpoint that. My opinion ? A rough guideline about ".sims3packs" is that only the official store content is absolutely safe to download and install.

So for now, follow the guidelines in this topic here: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t2208-sims3pack-installed-world-inaccessible-or-wont-install-fix

Following these guidelines, delete the mentioned things (cache files, DCCache, DCBackup, Downloads) from your new "The Sims 3" folder, in order to delete all your installed ".sims3packs".

If your problem is caused by a ".package" file, then it's a little bit easier. For now, just "undo" my suggestion from the previous post: remove the "Mods" folder again from your new "The Sims 3" folder.

The result of this is that you are then playing with no custom content at all...

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Post by kristannah on Thu 18 Jul 2013, 00:21

Thanks so much for taking time out to help me! I just removed all my downloaded content and started over new!!

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 18 Jul 2013, 03:06

@kristannah wrote:Thanks so much for taking time out to help me! I just removed all my downloaded content and started over new!!

Alright, then. Smile

Which custom content would you like to have (re-)installed again ?

About ".sims3pack"-files:

Like I mentioned before, you should (for now) only install the official "store items". In case you missed it, here is "Games4TheWorld's" new download site for that: http://www.games4theworlddownloads.org/   Keep in mind though, that parts of the site are still "under construction", so some of the links might not be working. Again: for now, ignore all other ".sims3packs"; use the store content only.

About ".package"-files:

What "mods" do you have exactly ? Have you made sure that they are compatible with the latest base game patch (version 1.55) ? And: it's also possible that some of these mods, have been updated again since the new patch was released, so you have to be aware about that too. For a start, have a look at this site for updates on NRAAS mods: http://nraas.wikispaces.com/State+of+the+Mod

Also, you need to watch out for conflicts of mods. This can mean that you can't have two or more partiular mods installed at the same time. Or it can mean that one mod consists of several ".package" files, which you all need to have installed, or otherwise your game could crash.

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