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Post by lollysstokeworth on Thu 12 Jun 2014, 08:55

I used a friend's discs to install the base game, Late Night, World Adventures, Generations, and Ambitions a couple years ago, then torrented Supernatural and Island Paradise tonight. I played for a couple hours earlier after installing the torrents and I don't have any problems playing the game (aside from near-constant little freezes but that's probably just my laptop). Since downloading Supernatural and Island Paradise, whenever I open the launcher, I immediately get a message saying that it has stopped working and then it crashes. I wouldn't care, except I also torrented Dragon Valley and the only way to install it that I know of is through the launcher. Can I install it another way or do I have to use the launcher, and if so, how can I fix it?

Side note: now that I've installed Island Paradise and Supernatural, can I delete the folders originally from the torrent? They're taking up another 10 GB on my desktop and if they're no longer needed, I want them out.


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Post by Shamrock on Thu 12 Jun 2014, 19:38

Hello,
Please delete those folders, they're only useful if you want to re-install.
About your problem: did you apply the Ultimate Fix correctly?

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Post by lollysstokeworth on Thu 12 Jun 2014, 19:56

Oh, excellent, thanks. Yes, I made sure I did. I'm using the manual patch instead of step 11 of the Ultimate Fix.
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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 12 Jun 2014, 23:56

@lollysstokeworth wrote:I used a friend's discs to install the base game, Late Night, World Adventures, Generations, and Ambitions a couple years ago, then torrented Supernatural and Island Paradise tonight. I played for a couple hours earlier after installing the torrents and I don't have any problems playing the game (aside from near-constant little freezes but that's probably just my laptop). Since downloading Supernatural and Island Paradise, whenever I open the launcher, I immediately get a message saying that it has stopped working and then it crashes. I wouldn't care, except I also torrented Dragon Valley and the only way to install it that I know of is through the launcher. Can I install it another way or do I have to use the launcher, and if so, how can I fix it?

Side note: now that I've installed Island Paradise and Supernatural, can I delete the folders originally from the torrent? They're taking up another 10 GB on my desktop and if they're no longer needed, I want them out.

I would actually recommend to backup the downloads somewhere, if you can (e.g. on an external hard-drive) in case you have to re-install again at a later date, for whatever reason. Next, you might want to have a look at that:

http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t16882-the-sims-3-launcher-problems-notice


Try starting the game with the TS3W.exe in the base game location then. Usually in C:\Program files(x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin. Good luck !

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Post by lollysstokeworth on Fri 13 Jun 2014, 05:16

I reset IE and ran the launcher as administrator and it worked! Thank you!
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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sat 14 Jun 2014, 00:07

@lollysstokeworth wrote:I reset IE and ran the launcher as administrator and it worked! Thank you!

You're welcome ! Do you have any other questions ? 

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Re: Sims 3 launcher crashes after installing torrented expansion packs

Post by lollysstokeworth on Sat 14 Jun 2014, 01:36

Carlos wrote:
@lollysstokeworth wrote:I reset IE and ran the launcher as administrator and it worked! Thank you!

You're welcome ! Do you have any other questions ? 
Yes, actually: I'm installing University Life right now (torrented, of course), and I'm assuming I don't need to reinstall the Ultimate Fix in the base game's bin because I installed the fix 2 days ago with Supernatural and Island Paradise. Am I correct?
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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sat 21 Jun 2014, 09:04

@lollysstokeworth wrote:Yes, actually: I'm installing University Life right now (torrented, of course), and I'm assuming I don't need to reinstall the Ultimate Fix in the base game's bin because I installed the fix 2 days ago with Supernatural and Island Paradise. Am I correct?


Sorry for the late reply, Sad


Actually it would be a good idea to re-do the steps from #2 to #4 here, after adding new expansions:

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

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