Sims 3 won't install. [SOLVED]

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Sims 3 won't install. [SOLVED]

Post by clm1971 on Sun 15 Jun 2014, 05:41

So I recently went from WinXP to Win 8.1 (boy was that a mistake). Anyway, this means reinstalling everything. So I was trying to reinstall Sims 3 and I get the error : This app can't run on your pc. Contact the software publisher for the correct version. 

I am running the newest version of power iso and I d/l Sims 3 from here. This is just the base game to get the ball rolling.

Any ideas?

clm1971
Beginner
Beginner

Posts : 4
Points : 1170
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2014-06-15

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sims 3 won't install. [SOLVED]

Post by georgia_lewiss on Sun 15 Jun 2014, 13:02

Have you tried running it in Windows 7 (or below, like XP) compatibility mode? I have to do that in order for my games to work (I also use 8.1)

_________________
I'll put something here when I can be bothered..............................................   Facepalm  The Sims Plumbob 1
avatar
georgia_lewiss
Beginner
Beginner

Windows version :
  • Windows 8

System architecture :
  • 64 bits (x64)

Favourite games : Sims 3
Female Posts : 7
Points : 1174
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2014-06-14
Age : 21
Location : Wales, UK

View user profile http://heartshapedhemmings.tumblr.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Sims 3 won't install. [SOLVED]

Post by clm1971 on Sun 15 Jun 2014, 15:17

What should I try to run in compatibility mode? Power ISO runs fine. I've used it for other programs. If you mean Sims, I'm not sure how to do that since right now I am just trying to install it, not play it.


//EDIT

Ok, well, maybe I should stop trying to install games when I am half asleep. Somehow the rar file did not fully extract. It appears to be installing fine now.

clm1971
Beginner
Beginner

Posts : 4
Points : 1170
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2014-06-15

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sims 3 won't install. [SOLVED]

Post by georgia_lewiss on Sun 15 Jun 2014, 16:04

Okay, that's great then Smile but if you have problems with it, just right click it and troubleshoot compatibility. choose the second option and click windows 7 or below Smile it should work ^_^

_________________
I'll put something here when I can be bothered..............................................   Facepalm  The Sims Plumbob 1
avatar
georgia_lewiss
Beginner
Beginner

Windows version :
  • Windows 8

System architecture :
  • 64 bits (x64)

Favourite games : Sims 3
Female Posts : 7
Points : 1174
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2014-06-14
Age : 21
Location : Wales, UK

View user profile http://heartshapedhemmings.tumblr.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Sims 3 won't install. [SOLVED]

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Mon 16 Jun 2014, 00:56

@clm1971 wrote:What should I try to run in compatibility mode? Power ISO runs fine. I've used it for other programs. If you mean Sims, I'm not sure how to do that since right now I am just trying to install it, not play it.


//EDIT

Ok, well, maybe I should stop trying to install games when I am half asleep. Somehow the rar file did not fully extract. It appears to be installing fine now.


Hello,

Do you need more assistance or can I close the topic now ? Smile  
avatar
The_gh0stm4n
VETERAN Moderator
Inspector General & Forum O.G.
VETERAN Moderator Inspector General & Forum O.G.

Windows version :
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 10

System architecture :
  • 32 bits (x86)
  • 64 bits (x64)

Favourite games : The Sims 3, L.A. Noire, Saints Row, Red Faction, Minecraft, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, Titanfall, Team Fortress 2, Darkest Hour, GTA: San Andreas, S.W.A.T. 4, Counter-Strike, Hitman, Borderlands, Fallout, Dishonored, Call of Duty, Battlefield, The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth†
Male Posts : 14091
Points : 18698
Reputation : 1989
Join date : 2012-11-02
Age : 30
Location : San Fierro

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sims 3 won't install. [SOLVED]

Post by clm1971 on Thu 19 Jun 2014, 07:11

You can close this. It was just the file not being fully extracted that was causing the problem.



Mod edit: problem solved, topic closed.

- Carlos

clm1971
Beginner
Beginner

Posts : 4
Points : 1170
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2014-06-15

View user profile

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum