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Post by xoxoemk on Sun 08 Jun 2014, 02:17

Literally i've never been so frustrated with the Sims 3 until I got my desktop fixed. It's a bit of a long story but here we go, I have a laptop with the base game and expansion packs that have come from Game4theworld. I own the Sims 3 PC disk bought from the store and it has always worked on my laptop until v1.67 came into place. I fixed the problem with the laptop because of the ultimate fix but it's the desktop I really want to use. It's faster, and has more space but a while back i lost internet connection and I finally got it back up with the side effect of getting adware. I got rid of the adware, i think but before all this when my desktop DID have interenet the game worked fine, and i had expansions from Games4theworld on my desktop as well. I've had a list of problems and the only reason i've made this account is because i have no other option on what to do.

I installed my original base game, and then downloaded the expansion packs. It wouldn't let me update for a while. I got the manual patch and connected my game to origin. Then the launcher said it had no disk, well I searched the threads and fixed it. Several other problems occured and it could've been anything i suppose. I did the steps 2-4 and I honestly don't think its my computer because my laptop is about as old as my desktop. I tried the ultimate fix, and the manual patch. At one point I was starting up the game and I would get the "unofficial game mod" error and i had looked it up as well and one website said the update could recognize a cracked game but then i looked to this website and either it was a patch or something that fixed the error.

The last problem I had while trying to launch the game was when I pressed play on the launcher after I would get a black screen and automatically it would become "Not Responding".

Now i was at the point where i was fed up, and decided to uninstall everything but Sims 3 Seasons WONT uninstall. Out of all the expansion packs, its the only one. Is this the problem? When I uninstall it, it goes to the wizard, completely finishes and when it closes after about a minute a window pops up saying "Windows Explorer is Not Responding" so it fails to uninstall it. 

I'm in need of help, I have went through hell and back trying to figure this out and this is my only option now. Please help me.


I own a Windows 7 64 bit computer. RAM 4.00 GB. I'm not a whiz on computer tech either, I just like games, but that's the little bit of info I can tell you about my computer.


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Re: SIMS 3 SEASONS PROBLEM & SEVERAL OTHER PROBLEMS!

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sun 08 Jun 2014, 02:30

@xoxoemk wrote:Literally i've never been so frustrated with the Sims 3 until I got my desktop fixed. It's a bit of a long story but here we go, I have a laptop with the base game and expansion packs that have come from Game4theworld. I own the Sims 3 PC disk bought from the store and it has always worked on my laptop until v1.67 came into place. I fixed the problem with the laptop because of the ultimate fix but it's the desktop I really want to use. It's faster, and has more space but a while back i lost internet connection and I finally got it back up with the side effect of getting adware. I got rid of the adware, i think but before all this when my desktop DID have interenet the game worked fine, and i had expansions from Games4theworld on my desktop as well. I've had a list of problems and the only reason i've made this account is because i have no other option on what to do.

I installed my original base game, and then downloaded the expansion packs. It wouldn't let me update for a while. I got the manual patch and connected my game to origin. Then the launcher said it had no disk, well I searched the threads and fixed it. Several other problems occured and it could've been anything i suppose I done the steps 2-4 and I honestly don't think its my computer because my laptop is about as old as my desktop. I tried the ultimate fix, and the manual patch. At one point I was starting up the game and I would get the "unofficial game mod" error and i had looked it up as well and one website said the update could recognize a cracked game but then i looked to this website and either it was a patch or something that fixed the error.

The last problem I had while trying to launch the game was when I pressed play on the launcher after I would get a black screen and automatically it would become "Not Responding".

Now i was at the point where i was fed up, and decided to uninstall everything but Sims 3 Seasons WONT uninstall. Out of all the expansion packs, its the only one. Is this the problem? When I uninstall it, it goes to the wizard, completely finishes and when it closes after about a minute a window pops up saying "Windows Explorer is Not Responding" so it fails to uninstall it. 

I'm in need of help, I have went through hell and back trying to figure this out and this is my only option now. Please help me.


I own a Windows 7 64 bit computer. RAM 4.00 GB. I'm a whiz on computer tech either, I just like games, but thats the little bit of info I can tell you about my computer.


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Hello,

You should never un-install anything from your computer, even if it's frustrating, because you will most likely only make things worse (for example, you should always re-boot the computer after un-installing something). So for now, re-install the games again and (re-)do the steps from #2 to #4: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly

Next make sure that you download all available Windows updates too...

Now have another  look at this other topic here and re-do all steps: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t857-the-sims-3-crashes-freezes-to-desktop-fix-updated-on-7-01-2014

If your Windows is a 64-bit version AND if your computer has 4 GB of RAM or more, then focus on step #3 in particular. Download the "4 GB patch" from here.


After downloading, double-click on that 4 GB patch and in the next prompt, choose the TS3W.exe in your base game location. Usually, that's C:\Program files(x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin. Wait for the message "executable successfully patched" and close the 4 GB patch.

Note that this method will not work if your Windows is a 32-bit version and/or if your computer has fewer  than 4 GB of RAM. After doing that, go on with the rest of the steps. These instructions should be pretty self-explanatory.

Now go to My Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3 and delete all contents inside the Currentgame.sims3 folder. Also, in My Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3, delete the following stuff:


-CASPartCache.package
-compositorCache.package
-scriptCache.package
-simCompositorCache.package
-socialCache.package
-plus the contents of the folders "WorldCaches" & "Thumbnails"



Re-start the game then and see if anything improved. You may even turn off your anti-virus program completely before playing The Sims 3.

Good luck !



P.S. please pay more attention to where you post your issues. There is a really HUGE section on here called "The Sims (3)", where all your issues about Sims games belong to. I have moved your topic to the right section...
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Re: SIMS 3 SEASONS PROBLEM & SEVERAL OTHER PROBLEMS!

Post by xoxoemk on Mon 16 Jun 2014, 02:40

I finally decided to reply after giving up for a good bit. 

Sims 3 Seasons won't uninstall. I uninstall through the wizard and after i click finish this comes up.. 

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Re: SIMS 3 SEASONS PROBLEM & SEVERAL OTHER PROBLEMS!

Post by Taikira on Tue 17 Jun 2014, 18:33

I had a similar problem when trying to purge Sims 3 to reinstall, one pack would NOT go. I had to dl and use IObit Uninstaller to get rid of it.

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Re: SIMS 3 SEASONS PROBLEM & SEVERAL OTHER PROBLEMS!

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 18 Jun 2014, 23:46

@xoxoemk wrote:I finally decided to reply after giving up for a good bit. 

Sims 3 Seasons won't uninstall. I uninstall through the wizard and after i click finish this comes up.. 



Hello and sorry for the late reply, 

Thanks for getting back to the topic though ! Smile  About that issue, similar to what the previous poster said, you can use a third-party program to remove the game. For example, Games4TheWorld's "Your Un-Installer PRO", available here:

http://www.games4theworld.org/downloads.html


After installing, open the program and choose that expansion you want to get rid of. Then, in the next window, choose "Super Mode" and follow the on-screen instructions. After the un-install, re-boot the computer.


And that should do, good luck ! 
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