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Post by Anasthasiya on Sun 29 Dec 2013, 01:28

I have an issue on how to install more than one Sims 3 expansion. Last time I tried to install Pets, I then deleted Showtime and then it went fine and now works, but... I would like now to install Sims 3 Supernatural and don't really know how to proceed.

I know how to install a base game (I have it) and one expansion. But more than one... it confuses me.
For now I have on the computer a base game and Sims 3 Pets Fixed version from games4theworld.
This is what I did
Base Game
- mount the .iso file with Daemon Tools
- Autorun the game
- Type the serial code from the download .txt
- install the game
- update it manually with a patch in the folder
- open the #Crack folder and put TS3.exe and TSLHost.dll in the actual game Bin folder. Then when asked, rewrite/replace.
- delete the desktop shortcut for a sims 3 Launcher and instead go to the game folder, send TS3.exe to desktop and create a shortcut.
- Click on that shortcut and start the game.

Sims 3 Pets Expansion:
- Autorun the game
- type serial code from download .txt
- if the set up asks you to update, do it
- install the game
- put the files from the #Crack file (TS3W.exe and TSLHost.dll) to the base game Bin folder and rewrite/replace
- delete the launcher starter shortcut for the game on desktop and instead use an TS3W.exe file

- start the game

- avoid the launcher at all costs because it could recognize game as unoriginal.

Okay, this now works just like it were original (so I guess I did everything perfectly right... or haven't I?). But now... What do I have to do when I want to install Supernatural expansion?
Is it just the same like I did with Pets or is there any difference? Since I have one expansion installed (and it is a fixed version), what should I do with crack files? Where to place them not to ruin something (as the game works perfectly now)? When installing the expansion, should I use Daemon tools or I just use Autorun (to install it) from the start? Then...should I update anything if asked to?

I'm afraid that if I go with the same steps that I went with Pets with another expansion, that I may ruin something or game won't be able to start. What exactly is the point with these crack files, how do you know which one to use for a shortcut (when you have more than one or two expansions) and where do you place them for each expansion pack?

Another question... What is the difference with installing first expansion and later ones? if there's anything I need to know, I'd like to know before I even think about installing, since I ruined the game when trying to add more expansions and I hate when this happens.

Thank you allot for any advice on that matter! Smile
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Re: How to install Sims 3 expansions - I'm utterly confused

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sun 29 Dec 2013, 08:21

Hello,

I will try and make it as easy as possible. Wink

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


Start like this: download the manual patch (step #2). After downloading, just double-click on it, and wait for the patch until it has finished updating your game to the latest version.

Then, you install any other expansions/stuff packs you like.

Afterwards, look again at the guide, continue with step #3: this means, just download the Ultimate fix. Don't touch it yet; just download it.

Next is step #4: open the Ultimate fix download with WinRAR, and extract the #crack-folder. ONLY the #crack-folder. Apply the two files as they are described in step #4...

When you're done, make a shortcut to the desktop from the TS3W.exe file (in the base game location). Use this shortcut to start the game.


I think the guide should be self-explanatory, but let us know if I should explain anything better. Smile  Good luck !

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Re: How to install Sims 3 expansions - I'm utterly confused

Post by Anasthasiya on Mon 24 Mar 2014, 17:32

Thank you very very much, I did it just as you said, and from then on the game works like new! 
However I'm wondering about that Ultimate Fix... now I have found Late Night expansion (FULL) by Games4theworld. 
As I used the Ultimate Fix when I installed other expansions (have many there, but not this one as I haven't found it back then), I wonder... if I install it now, would I just have to download Ultimate Fix again and do the steps, or do I have to do something else? Thank you! Smile
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Re: How to install Sims 3 expansions - I'm utterly confused

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 26 Mar 2014, 18:55

Anasthasiya wrote:Thank you very very much, I did it just as you said, and from then on the game works like new! 
However I'm wondering about that Ultimate Fix... now I have found Late Night expansion (FULL) by Games4theworld. 
As I used the Ultimate Fix when I installed other expansions (have many there, but not this one as I haven't found it back then), I wonder... if I install it now, would I just have to download Ultimate Fix again and do the steps, or do I have to do something else? Thank you! Smile

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After installing additional expansions or stuffpacks, it's a good idea to re-apply the latest manual patch and the latest Ultimate fix too. This means: just re-do the steps from #2 to #4 here:


http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly


And that should do ! Very Happy  

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Re: How to install Sims 3 expansions - I'm utterly confused

Post by Anasthasiya on Tue 29 Apr 2014, 20:25

Okay, I did all of that. It works perfectly fine! Haven't really experienced any problems since with any expansion or stuff packs and thanks for an awesome download site, the downloads all work perfectly fine! Wink
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