INSTALLING A NEW EXPANSION PACK. [SOLVED]

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INSTALLING A NEW EXPANSION PACK. [SOLVED]

Post by echosei on Sun 20 Oct 2013, 18:15

Hi!

So recently I've properly installed Base Game + 1 expansion pack(Showtime), I just wanna see if it'll work. It does work perfectly fine.
Now I wanna add new expansion packs, 

I tried installing Movie Stuff first, and went through the installation process with no problems encountered.
So I thought it installed properly, but when I opened the game launcher, only the Base game icon and the Showtime icon are highlighted (meaning the Movie Stuff ain't installed yet right?) 

WHAT EXACTLY DO I HAVE TO DO TO PROPERLY INSTALL NEW EXPANSION PACKS???
(in addition to the already working base game + 1 EP)


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Re: INSTALLING A NEW EXPANSION PACK. [SOLVED]

Post by V10R37 on Sun 20 Oct 2013, 18:20

Have you placed the crack in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin"?
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Re: INSTALLING A NEW EXPANSION PACK. [SOLVED]

Post by echosei on Sun 20 Oct 2013, 18:25

V10R37 wrote:Have you placed the crack in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin"?
which crack do I use? The one included in the expansion pack .rar file or the one in the ultimate fix pack?

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Re: INSTALLING A NEW EXPANSION PACK. [SOLVED]

Post by Shamrock on Sun 20 Oct 2013, 19:36

Do not use the cracks of the expansions, they are out of date.
Please install all your expansion packs, update if necessary with the Manual Patch, then download the latest Ultimate Fix once your game is up to date and copy the files from the #Crack folder to your base game installation folder.

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Re: INSTALLING A NEW EXPANSION PACK. [SOLVED]

Post by Jhoushel on Sat 02 Nov 2013, 01:25

What if i already have all expansion packs but one and want to at he one?

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Re: INSTALLING A NEW EXPANSION PACK. [SOLVED]

Post by Dieneryn on Sat 02 Nov 2013, 05:12

You can always add another expansion pack even after installing the rest. Just follow these steps:

1) Make a back up of your "Electronic Arts" folder in your Documents.
2) Make sure your game is updated to the latest patch. Reapply the manual patch if you are unsure.
3) Install the expansion that you want.
4) Reapply the latest Ultimate Fix.
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EXTREME LAGGING since Island Paradise was Installed

Post by echosei on Sun 10 Nov 2013, 16:11

Hi! So I've been smoothly playing The Sims 3 + Showtime + Movie Stuff for a while now, and recently I just finished downloading Island Paradise so I installed it ASAP.

Perfectly installed it; but within 5 minutes of playing the game (Town: Island Paradise) I got really annoyed cause it'd lag and hang for a few seconds EVERY FEW SECONDS. I can't really properly play the game.

I'm btw using a:
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So I don't think it's my system that's the problem? Help

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Re: INSTALLING A NEW EXPANSION PACK. [SOLVED]

Post by Phoebe on Sun 10 Nov 2013, 21:06

Hello,

Do you have any CC or mods that you use before installing Island Paradise? If you have, please remove them and check if the game performance is better or not.

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Re: INSTALLING A NEW EXPANSION PACK. [SOLVED]

Post by echosei on Sat 30 Nov 2013, 11:55

Phoebe wrote:Hello,

Do you have any CC or mods that you use before installing Island Paradise? If you have, please remove them and check if the game performance is better or not.
I have no mods installed and Island Paradise is still lagging every few seconds! It only happens in my Island Paradise game, Bridgeport, Starlight Shores etc are working perfectly fine.

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Re: INSTALLING A NEW EXPANSION PACK. [SOLVED]

Post by Phoebe on Mon 02 Dec 2013, 23:03

Then it means your Island Paradise save file is too big for your game to handle...

Please go to Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3 and rename it as "The Sims 3.old"
Then start the game again and check if it works Island Paradise without any lag... If it works good, then you're free to move your old save files to your new Sims 3 documents file.

Please try it and let me know the result.

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Re: INSTALLING A NEW EXPANSION PACK. [SOLVED]

Post by echosei on Wed 04 Dec 2013, 05:20

Phoebe wrote:Then it means your Island Paradise save file is too big for your game to handle...

Please go to Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3 and rename it as "The Sims 3.old"
Then start the game again and check if it works Island Paradise without any lag... If it works good, then you're free to move your old save files to your new Sims 3 documents file.

Please try it and let me know the result.
IT WORKED OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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Re: INSTALLING A NEW EXPANSION PACK. [SOLVED]

Post by Phoebe on Wed 04 Dec 2013, 09:11

Good to know! Smile

Please let us know if you have any problems.

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