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Expansions Not Showing Up As Installed, Crack and Update Applied

Post by abbycadabby on Wed 11 Sep 2013, 01:29

I have recently uninstalled my entire game and reinstalled everything. However, when I start the game launcher, only a few of the games show up as being installed.
I have CD copies/origin downloads of the base game, as well as several expansion and stuff packs. Some of these expansions still aren't showing up, as well as other expansions from the Games4theworld website.
I followed the instructions exactly, which I have had success using in the past. My game is up to date and I have reapplied the crack. Any ideas?

p.s. I am using a mac

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My game is already up to date, so I didn't have any issues with the manual patch. I've checked the region codes. I just tried reinstalling- I think the problem is with town life stuff. It was the last pack I reinstalled, and it rewrote my permissions and somehow un-updated my game. Installing it also somehow removed almost every other expansion pack.

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Re: Expansions Not Showing Up As Installed, Crack and Update Applied

Post by Dieneryn on Thu 12 Sep 2013, 14:16

Hi abbycadabby,

Have you applied the latest Ultimate Fix? 
If you have followed this guide, and still encounter the problem, you might want to try installing the expansion packs in the order they came out. 

Macs are just weird when it comes to Sims, and sometimes weird solutions like these work =P

Here's the order:


  • The Sims 3
  • World Adventures
  • High End Loft
  • Ambitions
  • Fast Lane
  • Late Night
  • Outdoor Living
  • Generations
  • Town Life
  • Pets
  • Master Suite
  • Showtime
  • Sweet Treats
  • Diesel
  • Supernatural
  • Seasons
  • 70′s, 80′s & 90′s
  • University Life
  • Island Paradise


Please let us know if any of the methods work =) If they don't I will try helping you again =)

Cheers!
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Re: Expansions Not Showing Up As Installed, Crack and Update Applied

Post by abbycadabby on Sat 14 Sep 2013, 04:26

I have done the ultimate fix (followed the instructions to a T).

The second time I installed, I installed them in order, but the game launcher and game wouldn't run. I uninstalled town life stuff, and it seemed to help.

However, my game still runs really slow when loading worlds, and has a tendency to crash. I've tried clearing out all my caches, but it doesn't seem to help. I know my computer is way above min requirements (I have 8GB of ram, appropriate graphics card, etc), so I'm not sure what the issue is.

P.S. thanks for all the suggestions guys. I really appreciate the support.

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Re: Expansions Not Showing Up As Installed, Crack and Update Applied

Post by Dieneryn on Sat 14 Sep 2013, 09:50

Hi, 

I'm sorry to hear that you are still having problems such as crashes. I'm wondering if you did a clean uninstall before you re-installed your game?

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Re: Expansions Not Showing Up As Installed, Crack and Update Applied

Post by TCPCohen on Sat 14 Sep 2013, 11:25

Hi there!
The only solution I can give you is to minimize the graphics on the "Options" section. I had those crashes too and they stopped when I reduced the graphics to the lowest.
It may not be the best solution but at least you can play crash-free.

Let us know how it goes after trying this. Smile
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Re: Expansions Not Showing Up As Installed, Crack and Update Applied

Post by Phoebe on Sat 14 Sep 2013, 19:23

Hello,

Sorry for hearing your game crashes. I think it's because you didn't have a clean uninstall last time, and there are still some corrupted files in your Mac so game crashes. 

But still, please apply all the things that my fellow volunteered helpers, like minimizing the graphics, clearing the cache's also playing without custom content, maybe playing in windowsed mod.

I hope there is no need for clean uninstall. Please let us know the result.

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Re: Expansions Not Showing Up As Installed, Crack and Update Applied

Post by abbycadabby on Fri 20 Sep 2013, 06:29

Hey guys-

Thanks for the additional ideas. Sorry for such a delayed reply. I haven't been able to work on my programs this week, but hopefully I will have some time this weekend. I will keep you updated. Thanks!

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Post by Phoebe on Fri 20 Sep 2013, 20:03

Fingers are crossed for you!

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