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Post by winterblossom on Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:11 am

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hello,

i can't download the manual patch from either [url=akamai.cdn.ea.com/eadownloads/u/f/sims/sims3/patches/TS3_1.63.5.0240xx_update.exe]here[/url] or [url=goo.gl/Grgzf7]here[/url]
and i don't know what the cause is, but it's been giving me the same error over and over again
"the connection was reset"
http://i56.servimg.com/u/f56/18/68/90/45/captur11.png

idk what to do because i patched it from the sims 3 launcher and did everything in the installing guide, but the game crashed, as in the neighborhood and the save files are gone--even the options are!

so i thought maybe i'm supposed to install this manual patcher instead--but it's undownloadable!
idk what to do right now Crying or Very sad

please fix it, cause i'm sure i'm not the only one with this problem Sad

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Re: The Sims 3 Manual Patch Cannot Download

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:16 am

winterblossom wrote::newfag: 
hello,

i can't download the manual patch from either [url=akamai.cdn.ea.com/eadownloads/u/f/sims/sims3/patches/TS3_1.63.5.0240xx_update.exe]here[/url] or [url=goo.gl/Grgzf7]here[/url]
and i don't know what the cause is, but it's been giving me the same error over and over again
"the connection was reset"
http://i56.servimg.com/u/f56/18/68/90/45/captur11.png

idk what to do because i patched it from the sims 3 launcher and did everything in the installing guide, but the game crashed, as in the neighborhood and the save files are gone--even the options are!

so i thought maybe i'm supposed to install this manual patcher instead--but it's undownloadable!
idk what to do right now Crying or Very sad

please fix it, cause i'm sure i'm not the only one with this problem Sad


Hello,

I'm not 100% sure why you get that error, but try the "alternative mirror link" instead: http://goo.gl/Grgzf7

And if your save files and neighborhoods are really "gone", then I'm afraid there is nothing you can do about it, except re-installing all CC and starting a new save. For the future, before patching the game, I suggest you go to My Documents/Electronic Arts and rename the folder "The Sims 3" into anything you like. Then patch the game. And after that, you rename the folder back to normal again.

And you're ready to play. Smile



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Post by winterblossom on Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:35 am

hello,

i tried that link too, still no luck Facepalm 

but i thought it may be caused by the browser, so i switched to safari for windows, and it doesn't even give me any messages, it's just plain blank Facepalm 

so now i have to reinstall?
well, that's fine by me, i didn't really remember what i played, anyway Wat. 
and i have no CC by the way, if what you mean by CC is custom content

thanks for the solution though Very Happy 
i'm gonna try to reinstall now

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do you have a guide for uninstalling TS3 here?

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Re: The Sims 3 Manual Patch Cannot Download

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:41 pm

winterblossom wrote:hello,

i tried that link too, still no luck Facepalm 

but i thought it may be caused by the browser, so i switched to safari for windows, and it doesn't even give me any messages, it's just plain blank Facepalm 

so now i have to reinstall?
well, that's fine by me, i didn't really remember what i played, anyway Wat. 
and i have no CC by the way, if what you mean by CC is custom content

thanks for the solution though Very Happy 
i'm gonna try to reinstall now

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do you have a guide for uninstalling TS3 here?


No, don't un-install yet. Smile

Try this here: go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc and look for a file called 'hosts'. BACKUP this file somewhere (copy & paste it to any other location on your computer, or on a flashdrive, etc.). After backing up, delete the file.

Then in Firefox, press Ctrl + Shift + Del. In the following Window marks the boxes "Cookies" and "Cache" and click OK. Close the browser, and after a little while open it again.

Try again both links for the manual patch, and again with different browsers. Good luck !

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Re: The Sims 3 Manual Patch Cannot Download

Post by winterblossom on Fri May 23, 2014 1:44 pm

thanks for the solution!  Very Happy 

so sorry for not replying this any earlier, but i've been away for some time and this is the first time i have the chance to reply.

so i tried looking for that "hosts" file, but i can't seem to find anything named "hosts" or "host" or anything close to that.

oh and i just successfully downloaded the newest patch a while ago, thanks! Wink

but even after i installed the patch and updated my game(i updated my origin too btw), the game runs just fine until the loading screen, and it loads properly until the "select household" screen came up. it's still the same from before, no options, no households, no towns, no pic, nothing. except the box itself. i tried to click on the cross below the box to exit the game, but it just froze. i can move my cursor and all, but even after i clicked the cross--or any buttons in this case--nothing happened. 

and i have no idea what i'm supposed to do, srsly. 

should i just uninstall the sims 3 or is there anything that i can try to fix this?
thanks! Very Happy

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