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Question about the "How to Install Sims 3 Correctly". Confused

Post by elise08 on Fri 22 Nov 2013, 18:04

It says to install one of the expansions and then follow the next steps.  But it also says you don't need to use the crack to do that, but I can't install the expansion without a crack.

My problem with the download is that it tells me to re-enter and verify my registration code over and over nonstop. So that's why I am trying to do the instructions on that page.

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Re: Question about the "How to Install Sims 3 Correctly". Confused

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Fri 22 Nov 2013, 18:30

elise08 wrote:It says to install one of the expansions and then follow the next steps.  But it also says you don't need to use the crack to do that, but I can't install the expansion without a crack.

My problem with the download is that it tells me to re-enter and verify my registration code over and over nonstop. So that's why I am trying to do the instructions on that page.
Can you skip that step ?

It's not necessary to enter ANY "registration code" - you just need to enter the serial number for installing (see the "Instruction.guide.txt" in the download). As soon as you entered that serial number, the expansion should install itself.

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Re: Question about the "How to Install Sims 3 Correctly". Confused

Post by elise08 on Fri 22 Nov 2013, 18:46

Ok yeah I just did that now and it did work, but now when the game loads and is at the menu it tells me that there is no disk inserted and to Retry or Quit


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(It's the Supernatural expansion)

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Re: Question about the "How to Install Sims 3 Correctly". Confused

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Fri 22 Nov 2013, 18:52

elise08 wrote:Ok yeah I just did that now and it did work, but now when the game loads and is at the menu it tells me that there is no disk inserted and to Retry or Quit


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(It's the Supernatural expansion)

For that, follow the steps 2, 3 and 4 as precisely as possible: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly

This means: re-apply that "manual patch" first (step #2). Then re-download the Ultimate fix (step #3), and apply that fix then (step #4).

Let us know the result ! Smile 

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Re: Question about the "How to Install Sims 3 Correctly". Confused

Post by elise08 on Fri 22 Nov 2013, 23:34

Thank you. Okay I went to do the patch and after the installation started, it said this:
"The installed version of the application could not be determined. The setup will now terminate." and then it closed out

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Re: Question about the "How to Install Sims 3 Correctly". Confused

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sat 23 Nov 2013, 02:06

elise08 wrote:Thank you. Okay I went to do the patch and after the installation started, it said this:
"The installed version of the application could not be determined. The setup will now terminate." and then it closed out
You used the big manual patch, with about 1.4 GB in size, like in the link I posted above ? If you have Windows Vista or later, can you right-click on the patch, and choose "run as Administrator" ?

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Re: Question about the "How to Install Sims 3 Correctly". Confused

Post by elise08 on Sat 23 Nov 2013, 15:39

Yeah that's the one.  I right-clicked it and ran it as administrator and got another error message. I'm going to re-download it and try again

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Re: Question about the "How to Install Sims 3 Correctly". Confused

Post by J.T. on Sat 23 Nov 2013, 15:42

Can you try downloading it with Chrome? Don't interrupt the download this time.

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Re: Question about the "How to Install Sims 3 Correctly". Confused

Post by elise08 on Sat 23 Nov 2013, 20:44

Yeah Chrome is what I used, I re-downloaded it and it worked fine this time. I did that and then the next steps but I still got the "no disk inserted" message when the game loaded up. What about mounting, would that fix it?

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Re: Question about the "How to Install Sims 3 Correctly". Confused

Post by Sephymuffins on Sat 23 Nov 2013, 21:04

elise08 wrote:Yeah Chrome is what I used, I re-downloaded it and it worked fine this time. I did that and then the next steps but I still got the "no disk inserted" message when the game loaded up. What about mounting, would that fix it?
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Have you tried double clicking the .iso files themselves?  Double-click the 'start disk' one first.  If it opens a folder containing a bunch of files, scroll down and find the Setup.exe file and double-click it to run the installation.  Half way through the installation (once you put in the serial, etc.) it will ask you for another disk.  Then, right-click on the OTHER .iso file (this one should say 'disk 1' - in other words, NOT the startdisk.iso) and select 'Mount'.  Go back to your installation and select the drive in which the other disk is mounted to.  You should find it in the drop-down menu it prompts you with.  Hit 'Ok', then it should continue the installation without a hitch.

Hopefully that helps!  Happy Simming.  The Sims Plumbob 1
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Re: Question about the "How to Install Sims 3 Correctly". Confused

Post by elise08 on Sun 24 Nov 2013, 00:59

Hmm well I mounted it with Daemon Tools but when I double clicked the ISO file it just immediately began and I didn't see any Disk 1 or anything or have the option to click anything else. Now it's on a virtual drive, but when I go to it it only gives me the option of Sims 3 Setup but when I click that it tells me that doing so will install an earlier version of the game since I already have the newer one installed, and that I have to uninstall first

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Re: Question about the "How to Install Sims 3 Correctly". Confused

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sun 24 Nov 2013, 20:06

elise08 wrote:Yeah Chrome is what I used, I re-downloaded it and it worked fine this time. I did that and then the next steps but I still got the "no disk inserted" message when the game loaded up. What about mounting, would that fix it?
Why do you need to "mount" anything ? If you got your games from Games4TheWorld, you don't need to mount. These downloads are .RAR files, and you should extract the content of a .RAR file to an empty folder (use separate folders for each expansion you have).

Again, re-read this here, like I already said: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly

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Re: Question about the "How to Install Sims 3 Correctly". Confused

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sat 30 Nov 2013, 13:31

Hello,

You can avoid the "please insert disk" message by applying the crack from the latest fix, but don't do that until after you finish installing all the expansions that you want.

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