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Post by Richter on Sat 23 Jul 2011, 21:48

I've followed the instructions spelled out here and everything went fine until I tried to update per the instructions in the "Ultimate Fix" PDF guide.

I installed Base Game (retail, the rest are G4TW), Generations, Ambitions, Late Night, World Adventures, High End Loft Stuff, Fast Lane Stuff, Outdoor Living Stuff. In that order.

I then went to apply all the cracks in the "Ultimate Fix" and I first noticed a problem when I went to move the Generations crack files to the bin folder; when I moved them, no files were replaced. I thought that was weird so I checked the bin folder and noticed that there were significantly less files in the Generations bin folder than in all the other expansion bin folders. So I reinstalled Generations to make sure that I installed it correctly and then moved on to the next step (step #11), updating the game.

When I opened the launcher I immediately noticed that the Generations expansion indicator at the bottom was not lit up - the launcher does not see it as installed. I then went to the update tab, refreshed, checked the box for the available update and clicked "update". Nothing happens.

I have attached an image showing the bin folder and file structure for the generations install.

P.S. I did deviate from your instructions before I found this G4TW stuff. Although I only had vanilla retail installed before I installed the G4TW stuff, I had updated the game before installing your expansions, which is not in your instructions. I'm not sure if this screws everything up or not.

Thanks for your help!

Edit: I guess I can't attach images, oh well ^_^


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Re: Ultimate Fix, Can't Update

Post by Mkady on Sat 23 Jul 2011, 22:50

Same for me I is confused
I have the Origin version of the base game and WA, AMBITIONS and HELS retailers (the cd and all). I downloaded Generations and Late Night.
I installed generations and the folder has several less items in it, there was nothing to replace. It doesn't appear in the launcher. Excuse my english, please Very Happy

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Re: Ultimate Fix, Can't Update

Post by Richter on Sun 24 Jul 2011, 00:03

Sorry I'm an idiot, I was moving the generations fix to the generations\game\bin folder instead of the sims 3\game\bin folder.

I did that now and the launcher recognizes the generations addon, there were no patches available.

I then added the generations crack to The Sims 3\game\bin and tried to launch. I got the unauthorized addon message, clicked continue and got a "unable to start game, service initialization failed" message.

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Re: Ultimate Fix, Can't Update

Post by Adwomin on Sun 24 Jul 2011, 00:04

@Richter wrote:I've followed the instructions spelled out here and everything went fine until I tried to update per the instructions in the "Ultimate Fix" PDF guide.

I installed Base Game (retail, the rest are G4TW), Generations, Ambitions, Late Night, World Adventures, High End Loft Stuff, Fast Lane Stuff, Outdoor Living Stuff. In that order.

I then went to apply all the cracks in the "Ultimate Fix" and I first noticed a problem when I went to move the Generations crack files to the bin folder; when I moved them, no files were replaced. I thought that was weird so I checked the bin folder and noticed that there were significantly less files in the Generations bin folder than in all the other expansion bin folders. So I reinstalled Generations to make sure that I installed it correctly and then moved on to the next step (step #11), updating the game.

When I opened the launcher I immediately noticed that the Generations expansion indicator at the bottom was not lit up - the launcher does not see it as installed. I then went to the update tab, refreshed, checked the box for the available update and clicked "update". Nothing happens.

I have attached an image showing the bin folder and file structure for the generations install.

P.S. I did deviate from your instructions before I found this G4TW stuff. Although I only had vanilla retail installed before I installed the G4TW stuff, I had updated the game before installing your expansions, which is not in your instructions. I'm not sure if this screws everything up or not.

Thanks for your help!

Edit: I guess I can't attach images, oh well ^_^
Hello,

Please note that you must copy the crack to: C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin AND NOT TO C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 Generations\Game\Bin

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Re: Ultimate Fix, Can't Update

Post by Richter on Sun 24 Jul 2011, 00:06

Yes that was my initial problem for sure, but now I have another one ^_^

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Re: Ultimate Fix, Can't Update

Post by Adwomin on Sun 24 Jul 2011, 00:09

@Richter wrote:Yes that was my initial problem for sure, but now I have another one ^_^
Well?

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Re: Ultimate Fix, Can't Update

Post by Richter on Sun 24 Jul 2011, 00:12

Sorry I'm an idiot, I was moving the generations fix to the generations\game\bin folder instead of the sims 3\game\bin folder.

I did that now and the launcher recognizes the generations addon, there were no patches available.

I then added the generations crack to The Sims 3\game\bin and tried to launch. I got the unauthorized addon message, clicked continue and got a "unable to start game, service initialization failed" message.

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Re: Ultimate Fix, Can't Update

Post by Adwomin on Sun 24 Jul 2011, 00:25

Hello,

Could you please send me a screenshot of your The Sims 3 Generations\Game\Bin folder?

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Re: Ultimate Fix, Can't Update

Post by Richter on Sun 24 Jul 2011, 00:33

Sent a screenshot to your hotmail

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Re: Ultimate Fix, Can't Update

Post by Adwomin on Sun 24 Jul 2011, 00:37

@Richter wrote:Sent a screenshot to your hotmail
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Ok, I've seen it. Please contact me via the Live Support on www.games4theworld.info . I'll see what I can do for you via TeamViewer.

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Re: Ultimate Fix, Can't Update

Post by Richter on Sun 24 Jul 2011, 00:49

I'm there, Should I select TeamViewer or select Administrator to talk to you first?

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Re: Ultimate Fix, Can't Update

Post by Adwomin on Sun 24 Jul 2011, 00:51

@Richter wrote:I'm there, Should I select TeamViewer or select Administrator to talk to you first?
Hello,

I'm on both at the moment. But you could choose "Administrator".

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Re: Ultimate Fix, Can't Update

Post by Richter on Sun 24 Jul 2011, 00:52

I'm waiting in the administrator cue.

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Re: Ultimate Fix, Can't Update

Post by Adwomin on Sun 24 Jul 2011, 00:56

@Richter wrote:I'm waiting in the administrator cue.
Cue? There is no cue. Are you sure you pressed "Start chat" ?

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Re: Ultimate Fix, Can't Update

Post by Richter on Sun 24 Jul 2011, 00:59

I did click "Start Chat"

It says "Your current position in the queue is 1. Approximate waiting time: 6 minute(s)." "The next representative available is reserved for you."


I just retried and switched over to teamviewer, I get the same message

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Re: Ultimate Fix, Can't Update

Post by Purpleberry on Sun 24 Jul 2011, 15:36

Hello, I'm having the same problem as Richter. What can I do about this? Thanks.

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Re: Ultimate Fix, Can't Update

Post by Narong30 on Sun 24 Jul 2011, 18:37

@Purpleberry wrote:Hello, I'm having the same problem as Richter. What can I do about this? Thanks.

That problem can be solved by apply the ultimate fix at the right folder.
Read the guide carefully.

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Re: Ultimate Fix, Can't Update

Post by Adwomin on Sun 24 Jul 2011, 20:19

@Purpleberry wrote:Hello, I'm having the same problem as Richter. What can I do about this? Thanks.
Hello,

Do you have a retail copy of the base game?

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Re: Ultimate Fix, Can't Update

Post by Purpleberry on Mon 25 Jul 2011, 11:53

Hi, no I don't. I downloaded the base and all expansions but no stuff packs.

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Re: Ultimate Fix, Can't Update

Post by Adwomin on Mon 25 Jul 2011, 17:59

@Purpleberry wrote:Hi, no I don't. I downloaded the base and all expansions but no stuff packs.
Hello,

Please do as following:

1. Completely uninstall The Sims 3 base game and Generations.
2. Restart your PC.
3. Reinstall the ® Games4theworld version of The Sims 3.
4. Reinstall the ® Games4theworld version of Generations.
5. Apply this Fix: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t752-the-sims-3-ultimate-fix-should-fix-most-of-your-problems (BE SURE THAT YOU READ THE INSTRUCTIONS VERY CAREFULLY ON WHERE EXACTLY TO PUT WHICH FILES!)
6. See if it works now.

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Re: Ultimate Fix, Can't Update

Post by Purpleberry on Wed 27 Jul 2011, 00:45

The installations took days so as I'm sure you can imagine, I'm not too keen on uninstalling and reinstalling the games. If I leave the pop-up and continue playing, can something actually happen to my game or PC or will it just be a nuisance I have to put up with?

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Re: Ultimate Fix, Can't Update

Post by Adwomin on Wed 27 Jul 2011, 18:55

@Purpleberry wrote:The installations took days so as I'm sure you can imagine, I'm not too keen on uninstalling and reinstalling the games. If I leave the pop-up and continue playing, can something actually happen to my game or PC or will it just be a nuisance I have to put up with?
Hello,

The installation only takes like an hour. Pop-up? I thought you weren't able to play the game at all. If you mean the "Unofficial game modification" error, that error is normal and there's currently no fix for it. Just ignore it.

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