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Post by Sapphie on Mon 22 Jul 2013, 21:50

http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t13051-sims-3-launcher-solved#93350 

Please see the link above. After following those instructions, my game worked for a little while, but now it's back to telling me the "Launcher isn't working. Windows is searching for error." I'm not sure what else to do.

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Mon 22 Jul 2013, 21:57

@Sapphie wrote:http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t13051-sims-3-launcher-solved#93350 

Please see the link above. After following those instructions, my game worked for a little while, but now it's back to telling me the "Launcher isn't working. Windows is searching for error." I'm not sure what else to do.

Hello,

Many people, who have the latest base game update installed (me including) have reported all sorts of problems with their launchers.

What I can offer to you is the way I start the game: namely by double-clicking on the TS3W.exe (located in C:\Program files(x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin). This way you can bypass the launcher and start the game "directly".

The disadvantage, of course, is that you can't (un-)install ".sims3pack" files the "usual" way; you would have to use a program like CCMagic to do things like that, but we'll get to that later - if you're interested in that.





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Post by Sapphie on Mon 22 Jul 2013, 22:23

I tried what you suggested, but it's still not coming up.

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Mon 22 Jul 2013, 22:29

@Sapphie wrote:I tried what you suggested, but it's still not coming up.

So does anything happen when you double-click on the TS3W.exe ? Or just nothing ?

Now this is getting mysterious; if you say you could start your game up until a while ago, and now you can't - then that's strange. Can you right-click on the TS3W.exe and choose "run as Administrator" ?

Also, try disabling your anti-virus software too (for now).


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Post by Sapphie on Mon 22 Jul 2013, 22:40

The screen went black like it was going to start, but then it stopped. I brought the base game from Origin. It seems running as administrator worked! I only have a problem installing Supernatural from Origin now. It says I need to update via the Sims 3 Launcher.

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Mon 22 Jul 2013, 22:46

@Sapphie wrote:The screen went black like it was going to start, but then it stopped. I brought the base game from Origin. It seems running as administrator worked! I only have a problem installing Supernatural from Origin now. It says I need to update via the Sims 3 Launcher.

I didn't know you have this "Origin" thing installed. In that case, you should (normally) have your game files in the location C:\Program files(x86)\Origin games\The Sims 3\Game\Bin. That's where the two files inside the #crack folder of the "Ultimate fix" belong to ! (TS3W.exe + TSLHost.dll). 

So download and apply the "manual" patch from here: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1870-can-t-update-the-sims-3-to-v155-fix-manual-patch

Now download and install the other expansions you want to have.

And then download the "Ultimate fix" from here: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t752-the-sims-3-ultimate-fix-should-fix-most-of-your-problems

Remember: you only need the two files from the #crack folder in the fix, copy them to the location I just mentioned. Of course, select "replace existing files" when you are prompted.
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Post by Sapphie on Mon 22 Jul 2013, 23:12

I have a problem with the patch. It tells me the install wizard will come up to help then I get an error saying "The install version of the application could not be determined. The setup will now terminate."

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Post by J.T. on Tue 23 Jul 2013, 01:50

Hello,

Please follow the following steps (even if you have done all that):
(1) Drag and drop the contents of #crack folder of the latest Ultimate Fix to C:\Program Files\Origin Games\The Sims 3\Game\Bin. Click "Replace" when pop-up asking you to replace the existing files appears.
(2) Download the manual patch, which can be found here.
(3) Do step 1 again.

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Post by Sapphie on Tue 23 Jul 2013, 03:40

cat2006house wrote:Hello,

Please follow the following steps (even if you have done all that):
(1) Drag and drop the contents of #crack folder of the latest Ultimate Fix to C:\Program Files\Origin Games\The Sims 3\Game\Bin. Click "Replace" when pop-up asking you to replace the existing files appears.
(2) Download the manual patch, which can be found here.
(3) Do step 1 again.

 I downloaded the patch, but I still get the message  "The install version of the application could not be determined. The setup will now terminate."

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Post by J.T. on Tue 23 Jul 2013, 12:48

Hello,

Can you tell me the version of the base game of The Sims 3 in your pc?

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Post by Sapphie on Tue 23 Jul 2013, 20:21

cat2006house wrote:Hello,

Can you tell me the version of the base game of The Sims 3 in your pc?

 The version?

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Post by HikaCheshire on Tue 23 Jul 2013, 21:26

Sad it's not working for me either. In my case is a Mac version. I keep clicking on the laucher icon but it doesn't even open!
Maybe it's because my base game (+ expansions to Showtime) are from a different source? I didn't know G4TW before.
I've tried following some instructions I've seen here to change the expansion folder into a .dmg image file in order to make the installation work, but nothing yet. I really don't know what to do.

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Post by J.T. on Thu 25 Jul 2013, 13:34

@Sapphie wrote:
cat2006house wrote:Hello,

Can you tell me the version of the base game of The Sims 3 in your pc?

 The version?

Hello,


Please launch the launcher and hover over the base game icon at the bottom of the game. Give me the number in the pop-up sign when your cursor is on the icon.


@HikaCheshire wrote: it's not working for me either. In my case is a Mac version. I keep clicking on the laucher icon but it doesn't even open!
Maybe it's because my base game (+ expansions to Showtime) are from a different source? I didn't know G4TW before.
I've tried following some instructions I've seen here to change the expansion folder into a .dmg image file in order to make the installation work, but nothing yet. I really don't know what to do.

Hello,


Please open a new topic in Mac Section. Don't post your question under other people's topic.

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Post by HikaCheshire on Thu 25 Jul 2013, 14:03

cat2006house wrote:Hello,


Please open a new topic in Mac Section. Don't post your question under other people's topic.

Okay! Sorry about that! I thought it wasn't a problem since it was a similar issue.

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Post by Sapphie on Thu 25 Jul 2013, 21:25

cat2006house wrote:
@Sapphie wrote:
cat2006house wrote:Hello,

Can you tell me the version of the base game of The Sims 3 in your pc?

 The version?

Hello,


Please launch the launcher and hover over the base game icon at the bottom of the game. Give me the number in the pop-up sign when your cursor is on the icon.


@HikaCheshire wrote: it's not working for me either. In my case is a Mac version. I keep clicking on the laucher icon but it doesn't even open!
Maybe it's because my base game (+ expansions to Showtime) are from a different source? I didn't know G4TW before.
I've tried following some instructions I've seen here to change the expansion folder into a .dmg image file in order to make the installation work, but nothing yet. I really don't know what to do.

Hello,


Please open a new topic in Mac Section. Don't post your question under other people's topic.

 I cant launch the launcher. I decided to just stop using Origin and download the Sims 3 from Games4theworld. I have another problem now. I'm supposed mount both the StartDisk iso and Disk1 iso, but Daemon tools lite is only letting me do 1 at a time and the installation stops and ask to input either disk. Help?

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Post by J.T. on Fri 26 Jul 2013, 04:28

Hello,

Yes, the installation pauses in the middle and you are asked to put in another disk. Eject the virtual disk StartDisk.iso and create another image with Disk1.iso. And click "Browse" in the installation panel, and select the disk you just mounted (which should be the one in "Computer").

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Post by Sapphie on Fri 26 Jul 2013, 20:30

cat2006house wrote:Hello,

Yes, the installation pauses in the middle and you are asked to put in another disk. Eject the virtual disk StartDisk.iso and create another image with Disk1.iso. And click "Browse" in the installation panel, and select the disk you just mounted (which should be the one in "Computer").

 Thanks. I finished the installation, but the launcher still isn't working. Will that be fixed once I install the other EPs and ultimate fix?

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Post by J.T. on Sat 27 Jul 2013, 03:15

Hello,

The Ultimate Fix requires you to install other expansions, so I suggest you download at least one of the expansions 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

Before installing any expansions, please make sure you have applied the manual patch first. After installing expansions, you can apply the Ultimate Fix.

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Re: Launcher

Post by Shamrock on Mon 29 Jul 2013, 10:29

If your OS is in English, please use my new tool (see here).
Depending on the error you get, we'll see where the problem is!

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