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Post by BlackFairy on Fri 22 Nov 2013, 01:05

Need some help :s
So... I got the The sims 3 and all the expansions from games4theworld. For the first time I can play this game, but I couldn't install any expansions. It's telling me I don't have the game base and I don't know what to do.

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Re: Expansions can't find base installed. [SOLVED]

Post by Sephymuffins on Fri 22 Nov 2013, 02:33

Hello,

Could you please be a little more descriptive on what exactly your issue is?  You said you downloaded all of the expansions and the base game from us, and I'm assuming you were able to install The Sims 3, correct?  But when you go to install an expansion, it says it cannot find the base game (or it says it's not installed)?
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Re: Expansions can't find base installed. [SOLVED]

Post by BlackFairy on Fri 22 Nov 2013, 17:21

Hi, I'm sorry, my english is not very good...
Yes, I was able to install the Sims 3 and it works great, but when I try to put any expansions it says the sims 3 it's not installed.

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Re: Expansions can't find base installed. [SOLVED]

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Fri 22 Nov 2013, 19:09

BlackFairy wrote:Hi, I'm sorry, my english is not very good...
Yes, I was able to install the Sims 3 and it works great, but when I try to put any expansions it says the sims 3 it's not installed.
Hello,

Does it help if you apply the "manual patch" at first, and THEN install expansions ? http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1870-can-t-update-the-sims-3-to-v163-fix-manual-patch

Let us know if it worked. Good luck !

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Re: Expansions can't find base installed. [SOLVED]

Post by BlackFairy on Mon 25 Nov 2013, 22:15

Hi Smile

Sorry to say, it didn't work. Nothing has changed and I have no idea what to do... Sad

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Re: Expansions can't find base installed. [SOLVED]

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Mon 25 Nov 2013, 22:25

BlackFairy wrote:Hi Smile

Sorry to say, it didn't work. Nothing has changed and I have no idea what to do... Sad
So can you actually try re-installing the base game then ?

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Re: Expansions can't find base installed. [SOLVED]

Post by BlackFairy on Mon 25 Nov 2013, 23:05

I've tried it and now that I did what I was told to do, not even the game base works. Keep asking to re-enter the registration code, but the fix only works if I already have at least one expansion!

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Re: Expansions can't find base installed. [SOLVED]

Post by Sephymuffins on Mon 25 Nov 2013, 23:45

BlackFairy wrote:I've tried it and now that I did what I was told to do, not even the game base works. Keep asking to re-enter the registration code, but the fix only works if I already have at least one expansion!
Hello,

What is telling you to "re-enter a registration code"?  Are you SURE you downloaded the base game from us (Games 4 The World), or did you download it from someone else?  You can find all of the G4TW games here:  http://pirateproxy.net/user/games4theworld/0/7

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Re: Expansions can't find base installed. [SOLVED]

Post by BlackFairy on Tue 26 Nov 2013, 01:27

Yes, I'm sure it was from G4TW

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Re: Expansions can't find base installed. [SOLVED]

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Tue 26 Nov 2013, 15:15

BlackFairy wrote:Yes, I'm sure it was from G4TW
There is no need to enter ANY "registration code". You ONLY need to enter a "serial number" in order to be able to install the game.You should be able to actually skip this "registration code"-thing.

Besides that, are you trying to install the games on different hard-drives ?

Also, can you try updating with the launcher ?

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Re: Expansions can't find base installed. [SOLVED]

Post by alifhaikal7 on Tue 26 Nov 2013, 16:25

I think you should update the game first before installing any expansion packs.
Update the base game by using the manual patch. You can search it by Google or use Games4theworld's.
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Re: Expansions can't find base installed. [SOLVED]

Post by BlackFairy on Thu 28 Nov 2013, 03:59

Nothing worked so I got the base game from somewhere else, but the expansions I used from here. Thanks for all the answers and help!! ^^


Moderator edit: that's very strange, but OK. I'm glad this worked out for you ! Happy simming ! Topic closed.

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