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sims 3 pets installation issue. [SOLVED]

Post by frustratedbuffalo on Thu 19 Sep 2013, 23:37

I downloaded the games4theworld pets expansion, unzipped it and started installing it and everything was going fine until the installer froze when it was about 95% done. I don't mean it froze for like 5 or 10 minutes but for 4 HOURS, so I ended the process in windows task manager and tried installing it again, only this time it asked if I wanted to uninstall so I hit yes and waited for it to do its thing. I tried AGAIN to install it and still asks me if I want to uninstall sims 3 pets...I have been trying for 3 day to get this to work and I'm out of ideas. HELP ME OBI WAN KANOBI YOU'RE ONLY HOPE!

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Re: sims 3 pets installation issue. [SOLVED]

Post by J.T. on Fri 20 Sep 2013, 04:27

@frustratedbuffalo wrote:I downloaded the games4theworld pets expansion, unzipped it and started installing it and everything was going fine until the installer froze when it was about 95% done. I don't mean it froze for like 5 or 10 minutes but for 4 HOURS, so I ended the process in windows task manager and tried installing it again, only this time it asked if I wanted to uninstall so I hit yes and waited for it to do its thing. I tried AGAIN to install it and still asks me if I want to uninstall sims 3 pets...I have been trying for 3 day to get this to work and I'm out of ideas. HELP ME OBI WAN KANOBI YOU'RE ONLY HOPE!
Hello,

Did you use WinRAR to extract the files?

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Re: sims 3 pets installation issue. [SOLVED]

Post by frustratedbuffalo on Fri 20 Sep 2013, 06:32

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@frustratedbuffalo wrote:I downloaded the games4theworld pets expansion, unzipped it and started installing it and everything was going fine until the installer froze when it was about 95% done. I don't mean it froze for like 5 or 10 minutes but for 4 HOURS, so I ended the process in windows task manager and tried installing it again, only this time it asked if I wanted to uninstall so I hit yes and waited for it to do its thing. I tried AGAIN to install it and still asks me if I want to uninstall sims 3 pets...I have been trying for 3 day to get this to work and I'm out of ideas. HELP ME OBI WAN KANOBI YOU'RE ONLY HOPE!
Hello,

Did you use WinRAR to extract the files?
Yes.

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Re: sims 3 pets installation issue. [SOLVED]

Post by J.T. on Fri 20 Sep 2013, 07:11

Hello,

Can you delete all the files and extract the .rar again?

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Re: sims 3 pets installation issue. [SOLVED]

Post by frustratedbuffalo on Fri 20 Sep 2013, 08:07

Just tried that, didn't work.

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Re: sims 3 pets installation issue. [SOLVED]

Post by J.T. on Fri 20 Sep 2013, 08:13

@frustratedbuffalo wrote:Just tried that, didn't work.
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I guess you will need to redownload the torrent from www.games4theworld.org.


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Re: sims 3 pets installation issue. [SOLVED]

Post by frustratedbuffalo on Fri 20 Sep 2013, 21:08

just finished redownloading the same thing happened.

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Re: sims 3 pets installation issue. [SOLVED]

Post by J.T. on Sat 21 Sep 2013, 12:50

Hello,

Can you redownload and reapply the manual patch (which can be downloaded here) and try again?

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Re: sims 3 pets installation issue. [SOLVED]

Post by frustratedbuffalo on Sat 21 Sep 2013, 23:08

cat2006house wrote:Hello,

Can you redownload and reapply the manual patch (which can be downloaded here) and try again?
I just finished doing that and it didn't work, I think that the root of the problem is that the first time I tried installing pets the installer froze and I ended the process in task manager before it could finish but some of the files from pets did get installed and thats what is messing up any other install attempts, so should I just manually delete any pets files I find in the sims 3 folder? Or is there an easier way to uninstall pets? Because I allready tried to uninstall through the control panel.

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Re: sims 3 pets installation issue. [SOLVED]

Post by Dracos66 on Sun 22 Sep 2013, 05:25

Never just delete install folders, it can lead to some wacky errors. Try uninstalling Pets either with the program manager or with an uninstall program like Your Uninstaller Pro. After you uninstall Pets, run your system cleaner to get rid of any trace files and reboot.

You should be able to reinstall Pets after rebooting.

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Re: sims 3 pets installation issue. [SOLVED]

Post by J.T. on Sun 22 Sep 2013, 05:34

@Dracos66 wrote:Never just delete install folders, it can lead to some wacky errors. Try uninstalling Pets either with the program manager or with an uninstall program like Your Uninstaller Pro. After you uninstall Pets, run your system cleaner to get rid of any trace files and reboot.

You should be able to reinstall Pets after rebooting.
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Dracos, the problem is on the installer of The Sims 3: Pets. He/she didn't even successfully install it. How can he uninstall it?

Anyway, where did you download the base game from?

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Re: sims 3 pets installation issue. [SOLVED]

Post by Dracos66 on Sun 22 Sep 2013, 05:53

cat2006house wrote:
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Dracos, the problem is on the installer of The Sims 3: Pets. He/she didn't even successfully install it. How can he uninstall it?

Anyway, where did you download the base game from?
Your Uninstaller is very good at uninstalling bad/corrupted installs. CCleaner also helps in removing "orphaned" files from bad installs/uninstalls. Simply deleting an install folder can lead to BSoDs galore.

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Re: sims 3 pets installation issue. [SOLVED]

Post by J.T. on Sun 22 Sep 2013, 05:57

@Dracos66 wrote:
cat2006house wrote:
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Dracos, the problem is on the installer of The Sims 3: Pets. He/she didn't even successfully install it. How can he uninstall it?

Anyway, where did you download the base game from?
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Yeah he/she should try "Auto Fix" function in Your Uninstaller Pro, although I doubt whether it works.

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Re: sims 3 pets installation issue. [SOLVED]

Post by frustratedbuffalo on Sun 22 Sep 2013, 09:31

IT'S FIXED!!! I downloaded revo uninstaller, set it loose on pets, reinstalled, got a no disc error, applied ye olde ultimate fix and voila! works like a charm. should we ever happen to be in the same bar at the same time the first rounds on me! thanks guys!

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Re: sims 3 pets installation issue. [SOLVED]

Post by J.T. on Sun 22 Sep 2013, 10:00

Hello,

Glad to hear that you have solved the problem.
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