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Re: How does one install multiple EP's (Re-applying cracks)

Post by intropella on Mon 18 Aug 2014, 07:56

myhatrules wrote:OK, new problem. I've installed everything, but I didn't use the cracks that came IN the dmg files. I used the cracks in the Ultimate Fix folder. Also, I'm stuck on the black screen of death.
Yeah that's the problem. That's why I specially state the crack in the dmg file. >_<
I had that problem before.

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Re: How does one install multiple EP's (Re-applying cracks)

Post by myhatrules on Mon 18 Aug 2014, 08:28

OK I'm lost then. AM I SUPPOSED TO USE THE FILES IN THE ULTIMATE FIX?????

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Re: How does one install multiple EP's (Re-applying cracks)

Post by intropella on Mon 18 Aug 2014, 08:31

2. Install the expansions
3. Use the #Crack that was provided in the expansions folder that was part of the download. (crack that came in the download)
4. Open Launcher (Check if the expansion was successfully installed /see if icon is listed/) if not, try to reinstall.
(DO NOT PLAY SIMS!!)
5. Close Launcher
6. Now use the crack in the #Crack folder in the Ultimate Fix you download from Games4world. (replacing the crack from the .dmg)


Please read carefully, I've stated multiple times. I know it's frustrating, but it's important to read carefully and follow what you need to do.
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Re: How does one install multiple EP's (Re-applying cracks)

Post by myhatrules on Mon 18 Aug 2014, 08:39

OK so here is everything I did IN ORDER.

1. Installled my purchased base game
2. Checked that it was running and updated it
3. Added my sims3packs from my old game
4. Checked that it worked
5. Added my packages
6. Checked that it worked
7. Downloaded the Ultimate Fix
8. Opened the World Adventures dmg that I had made previously and installed it
9. Opened my launcher and it asked to update WA, I said yes and it updated.
10. I replaced the two files IN THE WA APP from the ULTIMATE FIX FOLDER
11. I repeated the process of 8-10 for Ambitions and Late Night
12. I install Generations, it doesnt ask to update.
13. Installed Master Suite (same as 12)
14. Installed Supernatural (same as 12)
15. Added the "everything after generations" files to the main game from the ultimate fix folder.
16. Launched the launcher, checked for updates, none.
17. Quit the game
18. Added the two files from the #Crack folder to the base game app.
19. Started the launcher, everything looked fine.
20. Started the game. The first screen after the sims 3 logo and before the Maxis one stays black, it doesnt load.


...phew. thats it.
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Re: How does one install multiple EP's (Re-applying cracks)

Post by myhatrules on Mon 18 Aug 2014, 08:40

Oops, sorry I didn't read your message.  Embarassed


EDIT: Wait, there are multiple folders for the crack files. theres crack 1, 2, 3, 4 for World Adventures
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Re: How does one install multiple EP's (Re-applying cracks)

Post by intropella on Mon 18 Aug 2014, 08:53

myhatrules wrote:Oops, sorry I didn't read your message.  Embarassed


EDIT: Wait, there are multiple folders for the crack files. theres crack 1, 2, 3, 4 for World Adventures
15. Added the "everything after generations" files to the main game from the ultimate fix folder."

-- That's the problem. I said previously not to use that crack from the ultimate fix. But I think you replaced it from #Crack Folder right? So it doesn't matter anyway.

- another issue, is that there's too much mods (packages); thus having a black screen. That happened to me, so I had to compress all my packages, and everything work swimmingly. Try starting your game without the .packages mods.


I never seen the World Adventure crack, since i never got hold of cracking them. Can you take a screenshot for me and post it here?
-but since you got WA installed successfully, I do not think you need to worry about that crack. Just proceed as normal.

Edit: Suggesting to test play without the packages and sim3pack. Those can lead problems, and you do not need a constant update either.. If it's the latest, then just proceed as normal.
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Re: How does one install multiple EP's (Re-applying cracks)

Post by myhatrules on Mon 18 Aug 2014, 10:34

intropella wrote:
myhatrules wrote:Oops, sorry I didn't read your message.  Embarassed


EDIT: Wait, there are multiple folders for the crack files. theres crack 1, 2, 3, 4 for World Adventures
15. Added the "everything after generations" files to the main game from the ultimate fix folder."

-- That's the problem. I said previously not to use that crack from the ultimate fix. But I think you replaced it from #Crack Folder right? So it doesn't matter anyway.

- another issue, is that there's too much mods (packages); thus having a black screen. That happened to me, so I had to compress all my packages, and everything work swimmingly. Try starting your game without the .packages mods.


I never seen the World Adventure crack, since i never got hold of cracking them. Can you take a screenshot for me and post it here?
-but since you got WA installed successfully, I do not think you need to worry about that crack. Just proceed as normal.

Edit: Suggesting to test play without the packages and sim3pack. Those can lead problems, and you do not need a constant update either.. If it's the latest, then just proceed as normal.
-Yeah, I was trying to follow the instructions that were given in the Ultimate Fix pdf. I guess it wasn't correct. But I did replace it with the mod from the #Crack folder.

-How does one compress .package files on a Mac? Will they work the same? I don't want my slider mods and NRass to stop working, or any of my CC for that matter. I'll try running the game without custom content to see if i dont get the black screen.

-The thing about the updates is that when I clicked my game to check if the EP's had installed, it gave me a pop-up message saying that there was an update for the each of the three EP's that I installed.
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Re: How does one install multiple EP's (Re-applying cracks)

Post by coffeejunkie on Mon 18 Aug 2014, 13:48

Next time, install all your CC/mods/etc AT THE VERY END Smile

Nor you need to install multiple cracks. Actually it is better to just install all that you want from the start, in the right order is preferable, update at multiple occasion and finally to crack ( and than you install your CC Smile )

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Re: How does one install multiple EP's (Re-applying cracks)

Post by intropella on Mon 18 Aug 2014, 20:48

-Yeah, the Ultimate Fix instruction is very confusing. I had to figure out my own way, instead of using that instruction. Go figure.

-You can try compressing your .packages into one package with s3pe.
Here's a tutorial on how to work is on the mac! http://arisily.livejournal.com/17175.html (Need mono)
Easier for me is to get a window on the mac (use Parallel or book camp  and use the program. BUT DO NOT compress your sliders and Nrass, but you should compress all your clothing, furniture, and makeup.

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Re: How does one install multiple EP's (Re-applying cracks)

Post by myhatrules on Tue 19 Aug 2014, 02:46

Yeah, I have 2.08 GB of .package mods....When I add them, I get blackscreen, when I take them away, it runs fine. Is there a way I could upload my mods folder (-sliders and nrass) to Mega and someone could help me compress them? Or not, I just don't want to junk up my computer with apps that I know very little about.
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Re: How does one install multiple EP's (Re-applying cracks)

Post by coffeejunkie on Tue 19 Aug 2014, 02:47

The problem might not be just the quantity but maybe a mod is causing the black screen of death …
Might want to add each package one at a time.

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Re: How does one install multiple EP's (Re-applying cracks)

Post by myhatrules on Tue 19 Aug 2014, 03:50

Ok, second CC problem. None of the Sims3Packs that I've installed are showing in-game. And as far as bad packages, these are all packages that I used in my previous game before I had to wipe it after incorrectly installing the EP's. All of the packages work, to the best of my knowledge.
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Re: How does one install multiple EP's (Re-applying cracks)

Post by coffeejunkie on Tue 19 Aug 2014, 03:54

Well, since you installed and tried a couple of times, you should delete all cache files and see what it gives you.

In your Documents > EA Game > The Sims 3 folder
delete : 
caspartcache.package
compositorcache.package
scriptcache.package
simcompositorcache.package
socialcache.package


Also, did you try the latest Store fix ( if you have any sims 3 store item ) ?

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Re: How does one install multiple EP's (Re-applying cracks)

Post by intropella on Tue 19 Aug 2014, 04:49

Quantity can contribute the black screen of death too. This is my own personal experience. I've tested it before and I had the exact same problem, so when I compressed them it worked fine in the end. I thought the CC is corrupted too, but they all worked fine individually. Some computers are not capable to work with a large amount of quantity of mods.

But like I stated, do not MERGE sliders and Nrass or any hacks.
You can merge furniture, clothes, hair, makeup, ect. Follow the instruction using the application. You only need to install 2 (Mono and the compressing application).

Since you say your .sim3pack are not showing up, by any chance you accidentally delete all the stuff in the "DCCache" Folder? Which is located in
Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/ DCCache



--- I could help compress your mods for you. If you can put about 40 packages per folder (zip it up please), and upload it.
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Re: How does one install multiple EP's (Re-applying cracks)

Post by myhatrules on Tue 19 Aug 2014, 21:48

Thank you for all of your help, my game is running relatively smoothly. I added my CC back in chunks, and I think it's one of the sliders that's causing a problem. But my current issue is that when I try to install sims3packs, I'm greeted with a black installation screen of death. I'm trying to install one pattern file, and it's been stuck on a black screen for about 10 minutes now.
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Re: How does one install multiple EP's (Re-applying cracks)

Post by intropella on Wed 20 Aug 2014, 00:17

You're very welcome. I think it's the CC problem again.
Try installing your sim3pack without all the packages?

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