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Post by Nom de Plume on Tue 27 May 2014, 23:38

Hi! I tried to play the game yesterday after a few months of not doing so, and I got the message that the base game had to be reinstalled. (I'd installed Into the Future around the time it was released, but I can't recall whether I'd tried actually playing the game afterwards.) I realised that I still had version 1.63 and an older version of the Ultimate Fix, so I updated it manually to 1.67 and downloaded the new Ultimate Fix instead. The base game error message is gone now, but the launcher is as it was before -- it still says it is version 1.63, and even though I have all expansions installed, it doesn't recognise anything except the base game. When I launch the game, it only displays the original Sims 3 loading screen, too.

I've tried applying the 1.67 patch multiple times (each time telling me the game is already at 1.67), and I'm sure I've followed the Ultimate Fix instructions correctly (placed the crack in The Sims 3 directory, etc.). Can anyone help me?

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Mon 02 Jun 2014, 10:17

Hello,

Did you reinstall the base game at his point, or just the update?

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Post by Nom de Plume on Thu 05 Jun 2014, 03:00

Hi,

No, I didn't reinstall the base game. I just installed the manual 1.67 update and the message went away by itself.

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Post by Shamrock on Thu 05 Jun 2014, 19:56

Anything else we can help you with?

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Post by Nom de Plume on Sat 07 Jun 2014, 00:43

The message went away, but it's still left me with the problem of the launcher being stuck at v1.63 and not recognising any expansions except the base game, no matter how many times I update to 1.67 or redo the instructions from the Ultimate Fix.

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Mon 16 Jun 2014, 01:06

@Nom de Plume wrote:The message went away, but it's still left me with the problem of the launcher being stuck at v1.63 and not recognising any expansions except the base game, no matter how many times I update to 1.67 or redo the instructions from the Ultimate Fix.


Hello and sorry for the late reply,


Can you open the launcher and hover with the mouse over the base game icon in the launcher ? Does it say "v1.63" or something else ? Also, can you right-click on the manual patch and choose "run as Administrator" ?

Next, re-do the steps from #3 to #4 here:

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


Turn off your anti-virus completely, before re-applying the Ultimate fix ! You may even add the base game location th the "exceptions" of your anti-virus software, to make sure the crack-files don't get deleted. Good luck !

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Re: Launcher won't recognise update or expansions?

Post by Nom de Plume on Fri 27 Jun 2014, 03:28

Carlos wrote:
@Nom de Plume wrote:The message went away, but it's still left me with the problem of the launcher being stuck at v1.63 and not recognising any expansions except the base game, no matter how many times I update to 1.67 or redo the instructions from the Ultimate Fix.


Hello and sorry for the late reply,


Can you open the launcher and hover with the mouse over the base game icon in the launcher ? Does it say "v1.63" or something else ? Also, can you right-click on the manual patch and choose "run as Administrator" ?

Next, re-do the steps from #3 to #4 here:

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


Turn off your anti-virus completely, before re-applying the Ultimate fix ! You may even add the base game location th the "exceptions" of your anti-virus software, to make sure the crack-files don't get deleted. Good luck !

Sorry I'm late replying. I opened the launcher and it still says v1.63, and when I tried to apply the patch again as Administrator, it still came up with the same message that The Sims had already been updated to v1.67, even though the launcher doesn't think so. I installed the patch again anyway, but still no luck -- it's stuck at v1.63.

I also re-did steps #3 and #4 again with my antivirus disabled, but it hasn't made a difference. Thanks for helping though!

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sat 28 Jun 2014, 03:00

@Nom de Plume wrote:
Sorry I'm late replying. I opened the launcher and it still says v1.63, and when I tried to apply the patch again as Administrator, it still came up with the same message that The Sims had already been updated to v1.67, even though the launcher doesn't think so. I installed the patch again anyway, but still no luck -- it's stuck at v1.63.

I also re-did steps #3 and #4 again with my antivirus disabled, but it hasn't made a difference. Thanks for helping though!


Where did you get the base game from ? If you want, you can try un-installing the base game only and then re-booting the computer. After that, re-install the base game and re-apply those "steps" that were already mentioned above, so apply the latest manual patch first, and tehn re-apply the Ultimate fix.

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