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Have Base game, none of the expansions detect it? [SOLVED]

Post by Vengurd on Fri 19 Jul 2013, 18:45

Yeah, this one has been an on-going issue ever since I purchased the base game and the first two expansions from steam a while back. Before that I was using everything from here with no problems.

Now apparently, regardless of where I have 'The Sims 3' folder, none of the expansions find the base game when I try to install. Error is in the file attachment. Apparently not, apparently the small .png file is too large. :/

Yes, I've read the Ultimate fix instructions, yes, I've followed them exactly, its how I got everything to work before I bought the game, the Ultimate Fix (and how to install correctly) does not address this kind of issue, e.g. Your excellent versions not working with purchased versions. Help would be appreciated, virtual cookies are offered as a reward.


 

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Re: Have Base game, none of the expansions detect it? [SOLVED]

Post by Shamrock on Fri 19 Jul 2013, 18:52

Is one of your game from Steam?

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Re: Have Base game, none of the expansions detect it? [SOLVED]

Post by Vengurd on Fri 19 Jul 2013, 18:54

Yes, it is.

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Re: Have Base game, none of the expansions detect it? [SOLVED]

Post by Shamrock on Fri 19 Jul 2013, 18:55

Then that is the problem. Steam games and disk games (like the cracked ones) are not compatible... Sad
Sorry, you'll need to install a pirated game of the one you have on Steam!

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Re: Have Base game, none of the expansions detect it? [SOLVED]

Post by Vengurd on Fri 19 Jul 2013, 18:57

D:

No fair! That totally ruins my day. I know, not anyone's fault, but it is still sad news!

So there is no work-around for this? None at all?

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Post by Shamrock on Fri 19 Jul 2013, 18:59

Well, here's what I think best: uninstall your Steam game, keep the details if you want to log online, and install the pirated copy.
Your game will be the same!

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Re: Have Base game, none of the expansions detect it? [SOLVED]

Post by Vengurd on Fri 19 Jul 2013, 19:01

Definitely an idea. I might do that, though for now I'll just grab what I need from here, since Steam has its own installation directory I shouldn't have to worry too much.

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Post by Shamrock on Fri 19 Jul 2013, 19:02

You'll have to go with just the Steam game in the meantime...

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Re: Have Base game, none of the expansions detect it? [SOLVED]

Post by Vengurd on Fri 19 Jul 2013, 19:04

Mhmm. Not that big of a deal, I mean, 50gb+ later, I'll have the pirated version and all of the expansions/stuff packs. I remember when games used to be only a few mb large.

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Re: Have Base game, none of the expansions detect it? [SOLVED]

Post by Shamrock on Fri 19 Jul 2013, 19:06

Ok, it's up to you Wink
I will close this topic, please open a new one if you encounter problems with your next install!

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