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Post by CaaLiiC on Tue 08 Jul 2014, 10:12

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I follow these steps - http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly. I have installed the Sims 3 Base game and all the expansion packs that I want successfully, but when I get to the step 3 I get this - TS3_1.67.2.0240xx_update.exe is not valid Win32 application. I have Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.

What could be the problem and how can I fix this? I really want to play this game.

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Re: is not valid win32 application?

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 10 Jul 2014, 21:59

CaaLiiC wrote:Hi, 

I follow these steps - http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly. I have installed the Sims 3 Base game and all the expansion packs that I want successfully, but when I get to the step 3 I get this - TS3_1.67.2.0240xx_update.exe is not valid Win32 application. I have Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.

What could be the problem and how can I fix this? I really want to play this game.

P.S. Sorry for my English.

Hello,

Can you try re-downloading that patch, maybe even with a different internet browser ? Also, do NOT interrupt the download, and do NOT pause the download either, becasue the patch can get corrupted. Good luck !

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Post by Adwomin on Thu 10 Jul 2014, 22:25

Hi there,

I'd like to add that this error usually means that your anti-virus software tried to "clean" the file (and therefore corrupted it).
I recommend temporarily turning off your anti-virus software too, while downloading and installing that manual patch.

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Post by CaaLiiC on Fri 11 Jul 2014, 14:08

Thanks, now it did work, but after 10 minutes of playing, the games crashes to desktop. I tried every step from here http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t857-the-sims-3-crashes-freezes-to-desktop-fix-updated-on-7-01-2014 but the game still continues to crash to desktop. It starts to get very annoying because this laptop is brand new.

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Fri 11 Jul 2014, 14:25

CaaLiiC wrote:Thanks, now it did work, but after 10 minutes of playing, the games crashes to desktop. I tried every step from here http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t857-the-sims-3-crashes-freezes-to-desktop-fix-updated-on-7-01-2014 but the game still continues to crash to desktop. It starts to get very annoying because this laptop is brand new.


You probably didn't do the steps correctly here: 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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