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Problem with DLC stuff

Post by Dweramond on Tue 11 Feb 2014, 01:48

Okay so at first I downloaded the Black Box release but well, it didn't work so I tried the G4TW and the base game worked but I wanted to install all the DLCs (Which obviously takes a long time due to the need to download every last one of the .rar files) And the first one, the high end loft stuff, downloaded right but when I tried extracting it gave me an error message and didn't extract anything. In case it's important, the G4TW original sims game works except it doesn't have anything (No DLC and no patch stuff) If it matters, I currently have the blackbox edition's DLCs coupled with G4TW's supernatural, seasons and university life.

Note: This particular build worked before without problems but now I couldn't run the Black box sims so had to install the G4TW one instead... Is there some kinda compatibility problem between the blackbox and G4TW releases? Also if it's needed for me to uninstall the blackbox stuff to get support here... Well I was planning on installing the G4TW ones instead anyway :/

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Re: Problem with DLC stuff

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Tue 11 Feb 2014, 23:47

@Dweramond wrote:Okay so at first I downloaded the Black Box release but well, it didn't work so I tried the G4TW and the base game worked but I wanted to install all the DLCs (Which obviously takes a long time due to the need to download every last one of the .rar files) And the first one, the high end loft stuff, downloaded right but when I tried extracting it gave me an error message and didn't extract anything. In case it's important, the G4TW original sims game works except it doesn't have anything (No DLC and no patch stuff) If it matters, I currently have the blackbox edition's DLCs coupled with G4TW's supernatural, seasons and university life.

Note: This particular build worked before without problems but now I couldn't run the Black box sims so had to install the G4TW one instead... Is there some kinda compatibility problem between the blackbox and G4TW releases? Also if it's needed for me to uninstall the blackbox stuff to get support here... Well I was planning on installing the G4TW ones instead anyway WhatDidUJustCallMe?

Thanks for the help.


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Hello,

I'm not familiar with the BlackBox stuff, unfortunately, therefore my knowledge with that is limited (maybe another Helper knows more). However, generally there can be compatibility issues when you mix Blackbox games and G4TW stuff.

The games from G4TW are pretty much like the retail versions - namely "unmodified" (BlackBox, in contrast, IS "modified"). Unlike the retail version though, G4TW's games are free. Smile   pirat

I really cannot suggest much about the BlackBox, but you may get rid of it all (=un-install it). And after un-installing everything, re-boot the computer. Then re-download the G4TW games from here: http://www.games4theworld.org/downloads.html

It will probably take a while until you've finished downloading, but report back to us when you're done !


P.S. I recommend you download at least one of the following (or all, if you want). But you need to have at least ONE of these:


Into the Future, Movie Stuff, Island Paradise, University Life, 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff, Seasons, Supernatural, Diesel Stuff, Katy Perry Sweet Treats, Showtime, Master Suite Stuff, Pets, Town Life Stuff, Generations.





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Re: Problem with DLC stuff

Post by Dweramond on Tue 18 Feb 2014, 15:55

Hello,

Took the time to go through my installations and files (Used to make mods for games so I know a couple things about game files Wink  ) and I found the problem, one of the blackbox file was corrupt so the update didn't complete. Fixed it now, for the record in case anyone else has the problem in the future, simply downloading the G4TW release of the base game fixed it (The blackbox DLC stuff contains pretty much the same data as any other release from what I could see, just with 70% less awesome included then G4TW Wink 

Thanks for the reply,

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