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Sims 3 keeps telling me to reinstall basegame. [SOLVED]

Post by mjrosen569 on Mon 02 Dec 2013, 02:00

I have just reinstalled the base game as well as showtime, generations and late night.  They are installed in my c:\programs files(86x)\electronic arts\sims 3.  I moved all the files there as I continually had problems elsewhere.  I have applied the update patch as well as the fix, when I click on the icons or launcher for any of them I get you need to reinstall the basegame, well I have been reinstalling and uninstalling the basegame since last night.  Then I kept getting an error log message that would not let me install any other expansions, these expansions I have downloaded via your torrents.  Showtime, generations and late night plus base game are owned by me.  Please let me know what I am doing wrong here as I would like to play my game again, it was working fine until two days ago.

Error message when trying to install World Adventures via your torrent: The setup has detected that the regional code for The Sims 3 is different then what this expansion requires.  This product requires the Sims 3 to have the same regional code in order to be installed.

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Re: Sims 3 keeps telling me to reinstall basegame. [SOLVED]

Post by Shamrock on Mon 02 Dec 2013, 09:10

Hello,
Moving the files by yourself has rendered the game useless. You will need to uninstall them all, with My Uninstaller, then restart your PC.
Then re install them following this guide.

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Post by mjrosen569 on Mon 02 Dec 2013, 21:29

Thank you for your quick reply! I will do just that and let you know how it goes.

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Post by Shamrock on Tue 03 Dec 2013, 08:41

Please do so!

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Re: Sims 3 keeps telling me to reinstall basegame. [SOLVED]

Post by mjrosen569 on Mon 09 Dec 2013, 17:45

Hi!  It seems to be going okay, I have been busy the past few days and have not messed with the installations until today.  Currently I am installing Ambitions, I have installed successfully the basegame, night life, showtime, generations, world adventures, high end loft stuff, town life, master suite, katy perry, diesel stuff and that is all.  I will let you know possibly later today on how it goes.
Thanks again for your help, I thought I would have to end it all if I could not play my sims...LOL!  You admins ROCK!!!  Smile

//EDIT: Okay, so I installed all of the games as instructed plus the fixes, and now I am getting a message telling me to check the error log at startup within the launcher...help! I can't think of anything else I can do, I have no mods installed or anything for that matter as I had to reinstall. Let me know more that I can do. Thanks again.

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Re: Sims 3 keeps telling me to reinstall basegame. [SOLVED]

Post by Shamrock on Tue 10 Dec 2013, 15:57

Hello,
Please do not double post, as it is against the rules.
Can you provide us with a screenshot please?

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Post by mjrosen569 on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 22:27


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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 19 Dec 2013, 14:48



Hello,

Please re-do the steps from 2 to 4 here: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly

This basically means: apply the latest manual patch first (step #2) and then apply the Ultimate fix (steps #3 and #4).

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Re: Sims 3 keeps telling me to reinstall basegame. [SOLVED]

Post by mjrosen569 on Fri 20 Dec 2013, 05:40

Hello,

Well I most likely solved the entire problem by wiping out my entire hard drive and reinstalling windows 7.  Ran out of disk space which I think was the culprit, too much stuff I just could not entirely delete. Reinstalling everything at this time so I will let you know how this goes.  Thanks for your help.

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//EDIT

Hey,

Did what needed to be done and so happy I did as now I have a brand new slate!  The torrents work wonderfully!  I am a very happy Simmer
Thanks again!

Happy New Year!!!!!
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