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Post by court99 on Fri 06 Dec 2013, 18:22

How do I mount the Sims 3 base game? Is that the only one I need to mount?

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Post by Sephymuffins on Fri 06 Dec 2013, 18:34

Hello,

Yes, that is the only one you need to mount.

Depending on how your PC is setup, my suggestion to you is to either double-click the .iso files (one should be called startdisk, the other disk 1).  When you do this, it not only automatically mounts them, but a file browser window will pop up and you'll need to right-click on the Setup.exe file and run as 'Administrator'.

The other option, is to right-click the .iso files and select 'Mount' all the way at the top.  This will give you the same effect, hopefully.

My advice is to mount both.  This gives your PC the illusion you've actually inserted two disks, AND this spares you having to mount one of the disks during installation of the base-game.  The game will ask you to "insert --- disk" in the middle of installation.  Smile  

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Post by court99 on Fri 06 Dec 2013, 18:52

Yes, thank you. This helped a ton however, when it ask's me during the instalation process to insert a disk I clicked browse to find the Sims3 but what all it does it open to different files so what file to I click on?

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Post by Sephymuffins on Fri 06 Dec 2013, 18:55

Hello,

No problem!  And yes, that's the part that is a bit tricky.  My suggestion is to try both .iso files from the drop down menu you are speaking of.  The 'Browse' option, in other words.  If you select the wrong disk, it will tell you that you did, so then the only other viable option would be the other .iso (disk).  Smile

You NORMALLY want to go from startdisk.iso to disk1.iso.  

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Post by court99 on Fri 06 Dec 2013, 19:05

This is what it shows me, what do I click on?


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Post by Sephymuffins on Fri 06 Dec 2013, 19:10

See that tiny little arrow (it's black), to the left of '--ROM Drive (F:) SIMS3'? Click that to minimize the contents of one of the .isos.  If you have the other mounted you should see it in that little window you have up.  Click on it and select 'ok'.  Smile
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Post by court99 on Fri 06 Dec 2013, 19:22

Im like 80% sure i've mounted both but only one shows up in above pic. 
I clicked out o the setup and screen shot "My computer" and daemon lite tools that i used to mount and this is what it shows.. have I mounted properly?
PS.. sorry to be so complicated
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Post by Sephymuffins on Fri 06 Dec 2013, 19:26

Oh!  I didn't realize you were using Daemon tools.  I was instructing you via how Windows works on its own!  I didn't realize that you were using a separate program. And no worries, you aren't making it complicated.

What you need to do is this:  Mount the startdisk.iso.  Once you get half way through the setup and it asks you to insert --disk, go to Daemon Tools and UN-mount the startdisk.iso, then MOUNT the disk1.iso.  Go back to your game and then select it.  That should do the trick!
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Post by court99 on Fri 06 Dec 2013, 19:32

Lol ok, will try this. 
So to be on the safe side when the little window pops up asking for disk I leave that open then unmount and mount disk 1 with it still open?

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Post by Sephymuffins on Fri 06 Dec 2013, 19:33

@court99 wrote:Lol ok, will try this. 
So to be on the safe side when the little window pops up asking for disk I leave that open then unmount and mount disk 1 with it still open?
Yes.  Smile

It won't harm the installation process.  I'm pretty sure what your problem was earlier was that I was instructing you to mount BOTH images rather than just one, because 1)  I don't believe the program you're using allows two disks at a time to be mounted, and 2) I was just under the impression you weren't using a program at all to mount the .isos.  Razz
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Post by court99 on Fri 06 Dec 2013, 19:46

hmm.. i seem to be running into the same problem only this time instead of it being the start disk its the disk 1. It wont allow me to click it, only drop down with the little arrows. Hmm..
Im going to uninstall daemon lite and try it your way using windows.

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Post by Sephymuffins on Fri 06 Dec 2013, 19:47

Okay, sure thing.  Smile
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Post by court99 on Fri 06 Dec 2013, 19:49

Do you need blank disks for this?

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Post by Sephymuffins on Fri 06 Dec 2013, 19:50

@court99 wrote:Do you need blank disks for this?
No no, the .iso file when you right-click on it, it should say 'Mount' as an option.  If not, we may have to try something else, I suppose.  Smile
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Post by court99 on Fri 06 Dec 2013, 19:51

haha as my luck would have it, it does not say mount

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Post by Sephymuffins on Fri 06 Dec 2013, 19:52

Have you already uninstalled Daemon Tools lite?
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Post by court99 on Fri 06 Dec 2013, 19:55

yes, do I need to re install it? 
If its any help at all... I have the sims 3 base game but I read somewhere that you cant add the expansions with it that way.. or something like that.

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Post by Sephymuffins on Fri 06 Dec 2013, 19:58

You have the base-game in CD form or digital download?  Because if so, definitely use that.  You actually CAN install pirated expansions on to it.  Smile  It'll make it easier for you anyway, because you'd only have needed Daemon Tools for the base-game and if you already have the base-game anyway, there's no need to use a pirated one.
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Post by court99 on Fri 06 Dec 2013, 20:03

Yes I have the base game CD form, I'll have to re install it then which is no biggie. 
Ok, so I downloaded the expansions I wanted from here --->  http://www.games4theworld.org/downloads.html
I can still use them with the base game CD form?

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Post by Sephymuffins on Fri 06 Dec 2013, 20:05

Yes, you can.  Smile

My suggestion is this:  Install the base-game, torrent all expansions you want then go here and follow the instructions as accurately as possible.  Smile
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Post by court99 on Fri 06 Dec 2013, 20:07

Ok thanks. 
I've torrented all the expansions I wanted last night so thats out of the way. I just need to install the base game. 
Thanks for all your help!

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Oh, on more question.. Do I need to apply the manual patch to the base game since its in CD form?

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Post by J.T. on Fri 06 Dec 2013, 20:11

Yes you do. Remember to apply the Ultimate Fix according to the instructions in the link Sephy has given to you!

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Post by Sephymuffins on Fri 06 Dec 2013, 20:12

Hello,

Not a problem!  The rest of the expansions are self-explanatory, just make sure you do not CRACK any expansions until the very end - you will use something called the Ultimate Fix to crack the BASE game, and that it is.  Do NOT follow the 'installation instructions' found within each expansion's .rar file!  This may be puzzling to you now but once you're actually installing the expansions, you'll realize what I'm talking about. ONLY use the 'installation instructions' text file for serial numbers.  Just install everything in one go, then follow the instructions (the 1 - 5 steps) I linked you to earlier.

I'll keep this thread open, so feel free to post any questions or errors you may get while going through this rather long process.  Smile
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Post by court99 on Fri 06 Dec 2013, 20:49

Ok, base game is done installing.. I continue with the expansions correct?

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Post by Sephymuffins on Fri 06 Dec 2013, 21:29

@court99 wrote:Ok, base game is done installing.. I continue with the expansions correct?
Yup!  Just remember/re-read what I told you earlier (on how to install them + the manual patch and ultimate fix).  Smile
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