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Manual patch update cannot detect Sims 3 on PC

Post by funkytwist on Wed 02 Jul 2014, 10:01

Dear admin,
First of all, thanks for your hard work! I've downloaded Island Paradise and followed your steps on your page.
I've tried updating the game using the manual patch. Shortly after I run it, it said that I have no previous installation of Sims 3. I got the base game (pirated CD) from a store.

Does that affect the detection? Should I re-install the base game using the torrent from your site instead or is there a simpler solution?

Thanks!!

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Re: Manual patch update cannot detect Sims 3 on PC

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 03 Jul 2014, 20:51

funkytwist wrote:Dear admin,
First of all, thanks for your hard work! I've downloaded Island Paradise and followed your steps on your page.
I've tried updating the game using the manual patch. Shortly after I run it, it said that I have no previous installation of Sims 3. I got the base game (pirated CD) from a store.

Does that affect the detection? Should I re-install the base game using the torrent from your site instead or is there a simpler solution?

Thanks!!

Hello,


Please try using the base game from Games4TheWorld:

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



Also, make sure to (re-)read this guide here too:

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



Good luck !

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Re: Manual patch update cannot detect Sims 3 on PC

Post by funkytwist on Sat 05 Jul 2014, 08:57

Hey thanks for the help! it worked  Very Happy

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sat 05 Jul 2014, 09:07

funkytwist wrote:Hey thanks for the help! it worked  Very Happy


Good to hear ! Smile  May I ask where you got your original base game from ? And can I help you with anything else ? 

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Re: Manual patch update cannot detect Sims 3 on PC

Post by funkytwist on Tue 08 Jul 2014, 15:23

hey, I got it for cheap at a store that sells pirated games.

as for the game, it freezes a lot. i've tried reducing the settings for graphics to low but to no avail. i guess i'll try out the game booster Smile

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 09 Jul 2014, 20:56

funkytwist wrote:hey, I got it for cheap at a store that sells pirated games.

as for the game, it freezes a lot. i've tried reducing the settings for graphics to low but to no avail. i guess i'll try out the game booster Smile


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.

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