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Post by 940108 on Mon 21 Apr 2014, 10:45

it all started when i want to install custom built houses from modthesims.info,when i tried to install it,it says please update my sims 3 to the latest version.therefore i just downloaded the ultimate fix to update my base game(ver 1.50.xxxx).i followed the instructions there,but the update completed within few minutes and the version is still 1.50.xxxx and i still applied the crack.i was able to load the game but in the game,the menus,text,etc are all gone,so i installed the seasons expansion i just downloaded hoping to fix the problem(my game has pet,university expansion installed before this).when the installation completes i was able to start the game but noticed the university expansion is missing and i can't load my saved-game,it came out with sims3.exe stopped working error.i started a new game,and once i load my sims,the sims3.exe error came out again.i was thinking to reinstall the whole game but i would have to download it all over again =.=

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Mon 21 Apr 2014, 13:36

940108 wrote:it all started when i want to install custom built houses from modthesims.info,when i tried to install it,it says please update my sims 3 to the latest version.therefore i just downloaded the ultimate fix to update my base game(ver 1.50.xxxx).i followed the instructions there,but the update completed within few minutes and the version is still 1.50.xxxx and i still applied the crack.i was able to load the game but in the game,the menus,text,etc are all gone,so i installed the seasons expansion i just downloaded hoping to fix the problem(my game has pet,university expansion installed before this).when the installation completes i was able to start the game but noticed the university expansion is missing and i can't load my saved-game,it came out with sims3.exe stopped working error.i started a new game,and once i load my sims,the sims3.exe error came out again.i was thinking to reinstall the whole game but i would have to download it all over again =.=


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Hello,

I assume you're on Windows OS ? In that case, please try again re-doing the steps from #2 to #4 here (do these steps exactly as described):

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


Try installing the houses again after that. If you still get problems, try the following solution: have a look at this topic here and download the tool in Lady ElDi's opening post:

http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t5933-how-to-decrapify-a-sims3pack-file-and-avoid-the-please-update-game-launcher-error


Instructions are included in that tool. After you have "decrapified" the .sims3pack(s), please delete the compositiorCache.package file (in My Documents/Electronic Arts). After that, re-install that "decrapified" file(s) with the launcher. 

See if that works then. Good luck !

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Post by 940108 on Mon 21 Apr 2014, 15:40

tried installing the 1.67 patch manually,the setup gave me "no version of sims 3 detected" error

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Tue 22 Apr 2014, 17:13

940108 wrote:tried installing the 1.67 patch manually,the setup gave me "no version of sims 3 detected" error


Where did you get the base game from ?

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Post by 940108 on Wed 23 Apr 2014, 10:28

i did a reinstall and got everything working now but i still have few questions left.
do all the expansions that i install combine into one single game when i play the game?
do the expansions need to be installed from oldest version to the latest?if i have Seasons now,can i install pets directly?

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Fri 25 Apr 2014, 18:49

940108 wrote:i did a reinstall and got everything working now but i still have few questions left.
do all the expansions that i install combine into one single game when i play the game?
do the expansions need to be installed from oldest version to the latest?if i have Seasons now,can i install pets directly?


Sorry for the late reply, but yes, all the games/expansions "combine" into one game. And it doesn't matter in which order you install expansions.


Just make sure that after installing all expansions you want, re-do the steps rom #2 to #4 here:

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

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