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Sims 3 won't launch when I click the play button?

Post by Volatileheart on Mon 04 Aug 2014, 09:37

I used torrents to download the expansions Seasons and Generations. It worked fine until I downloaded the Supernatural torrent, which was a .rar file. Finally, I got it downloaded into my game, but Seasons disappeared after that even though it still appeared in my CD drive...  Mad 

I'll skip over the part where there was a lot of fiddling and searching, but I'll tell you that I had errors when I pressed the play button that said, "Windows cannot find Game_Win32/TS3W.exe file. (I found them in my Recycle bin, of all places, so I restored them- which brings me to where I am now-- clicking the play button and having nothing happen.) I eventually decided to uninstall all my expansions and then reinstall them because of my current problem, however it was not fixed. I'm at a loss as to what I should so apart from reinstalling the base game, which I would like to avoid at all costs. (It took a long, long time for the game to install onto my laptop.) I tried skipping the launcher by creating a shortcut, but after watching a tutorial I realized that I did not have the file mentioned. 

What should I do? Would it be best to uninstall the base game, or do I still have a chance at fixing this mess?  Crying or Very sad Any help would be extremely appreciated...

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Tue 05 Aug 2014, 11:58

@Volatileheart wrote:I used torrents to download the expansions Seasons and Generations. It worked fine until I downloaded the Supernatural torrent, which was a .rar file. Finally, I got it downloaded into my game, but Seasons disappeared after that even though it still appeared in my CD drive...  Mad 

I'll skip over the part where there was a lot of fiddling and searching, but I'll tell you that I had errors when I pressed the play button that said, "Windows cannot find Game_Win32/TS3W.exe file. (I found them in my Recycle bin, of all places, so I restored them- which brings me to where I am now-- clicking the play button and having nothing happen.) I eventually decided to uninstall all my expansions and then reinstall them because of my current problem, however it was not fixed. I'm at a loss as to what I should so apart from reinstalling the base game, which I would like to avoid at all costs. (It took a long, long time for the game to install onto my laptop.) I tried skipping the launcher by creating a shortcut, but after watching a tutorial I realized that I did not have the file mentioned. 

What should I do? Would it be best to uninstall the base game, or do I still have a chance at fixing this mess?  Crying or Very sad Any help would be extremely appreciated...

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Just out of interest: where did you get/download your games from ? Next, can you try turning off ANY of your anti-virus/anti-malware software ? It's possible that your anti-virus messed with some game files....The next step is that you re-do the steps from #2 to #4 here:

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



Then try re-starting the game again. Good luck and let me know your result !

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Re: Sims 3 won't launch when I click the play button?

Post by Volatileheart on Wed 06 Aug 2014, 01:45


Hello,


Just out of interest: where did you get/download your games from ? Next, can you try turning off ANY of your anti-virus/anti-malware software ? It's possible that your anti-virus messed with some game files....The next step is that you re-do the steps from #2 to #4 here:

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



Then try re-starting the game again. Good luck and let me know your result !
I got them from PirateProxy.in. And thank you, I'll check my virus software! Again, thanks for answering.

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 06 Aug 2014, 13:33

@Volatileheart wrote:I got them from PirateProxy.in. And thank you, I'll check my virus software! Again, thanks for answering.


If nothing works, you might want to un-install your games again, and then re-boot the computer. After that, re-download the games from G4TW, here:


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


I don't know from which uploader your games are, but just in case it is a "screwed up" installation, you might want to consider getting G4TW's games, from the link I just posted. Good luck !

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