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Help with install of Sims 3 Expansion Packs

Post by GamingFreak on Sun 15 Sep 2013, 13:00

Hello,

My son has a windows 8 laptop and has the Sims 3 and about 6 expansion packs (all original) already installed.
I was going to install some extra expansion packs that I obtained but I wanted to know if it would mess up the original game at all?
Can updates still be done the original way after installing a cracked expansion pack?
I was going to follow this http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly.
Hoping someone could please assist me so I don't mess up my sons The Sims 3 game.

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Re: Help with install of Sims 3 Expansion Packs

Post by J.T. on Sun 15 Sep 2013, 13:06

Hello,

Simply install any expansions/stuff packs you want and then apply steps 2-4 of the guide you have just mentioned Wink .

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 15 Sep 2013, 13:08

Hello,

It should be no problem at all, unless your son is using Steam, or has a deluxe edition of the base game. Patching can be done with the ultimate fix if you want to use the launcher, or with the manual patch. Links to both can be found in that topic.
If there are problems, don't hesitate to ask!

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Re: Help with install of Sims 3 Expansion Packs

Post by J.T. on Sun 15 Sep 2013, 13:09

Lady ElDi wrote:Hello,

It should be no problem at all, unless your son is using Steam, or has a deluxe edition of the base game. Patching can be done with the ultimate fix if you want to use the launcher, or with the manual patch. Links to both can be found in that topic.
If there are problems, don't hesitate to ask!
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I forgot to say that Facepalm.

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Re: Help with install of Sims 3 Expansion Packs

Post by GamingFreak on Sun 15 Sep 2013, 13:18

Wow guys you rock.
Thanks so much I will give it a go.
BTW I should really say a BIG hello to everyone also.
Is it easier me doing manual or using the ultimate fix?

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Re: Help with install of Sims 3 Expansion Packs

Post by Shamrock on Sun 15 Sep 2013, 13:24

You need both to make the game work.
Manual Patch is here to update your game to the latest version.
Ultimate Fix makes your game work, but is only compatible with the latest version.

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Re: Help with install of Sims 3 Expansion Packs

Post by GamingFreak on Sun 15 Sep 2013, 13:41

Thanks Shamrock im really new at this.
My son will be so excited to get new expansion packs.
If I need any help I will let you guys know.

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Re: Help with install of Sims 3 Expansion Packs

Post by J.T. on Sun 15 Sep 2013, 13:43

GamingFreak wrote:Thanks Shamrock im really new at this.
My son will be so excited to get new expansion packs.
If I need any help I will let you guys know.
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Yes, be sure to let us know if you run into trouble.

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Re: Help with install of Sims 3 Expansion Packs

Post by GamingFreak on Sun 15 Sep 2013, 19:25

Can I ask that if I apply the manual patch to upgrade will we still get updates through the launcher or will all updates from then on be manual?

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Re: Help with install of Sims 3 Expansion Packs

Post by Shamrock on Sun 15 Sep 2013, 23:17

That depends...
But most of the time you will need to use the Manual Patch anyway!

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Re: Help with install of Sims 3 Expansion Packs

Post by GamingFreak on Wed 18 Sep 2013, 19:32

A BIG thank you to all that helped me.
My son now has 5 more expansion packs working fine and is so excited.
Just a pity I didn't find this site a little earlier so he could have saved some money.

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Re: Help with install of Sims 3 Expansion Packs

Post by Shamrock on Thu 19 Sep 2013, 14:48

Anything else we can help you with?

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