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Re: Missing Text / Launch Screen Graphics / Other Issues

Post by intropella on Fri 19 Sep 2014, 05:34

Hm, then I guess you should download a different files then.
I recommend downloading this version on piratesbay " The Sims 3 Complete (Eng - Mac OS X)" (I downloaded this file, and I'm currently using it)
It has most expansions already installed up to Generation I believe.

If you want to install other EP please do follow my instruction below:


--I figured out how to make the sims work + updating + installing the other expansions via games4world--

1. Download this torrent
2. Download games4world Ultimate Fix (make sure it's up to date)
3. Update the sims 3 via Launcher (when it ask you to update, cancel it and then force update it)
4. Follow the instruction in the Ultimate Fix
--if having trouble--
-Go to the #Crack Folder
- Copy the two files
-Paste the 2 files in the destination folder in the instruction guide.

--Congratz! you just update your sims! It should work and you will have no problem with 'no cd" message…


How to install other expansions:
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/ make sure install the expansion in order!!/

1. Follow the guide in games4world converting it into the .dmg
2. Install the expansions
3. Use the #Crack that was provided in the expansions folder that was part of the download
4. Open Launcher (Check if the expansion was successfully installed!DO NOT PLAY!!!!) if not, try to reinstall.
5. Close Launcher
6. Now use the crack in the #Crack folder in the Ultimate Fix you download from Games4world.
7. Done! Very Happy Happy playing!


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Re: Missing Text / Launch Screen Graphics / Other Issues

Post by Heir on Fri 19 Sep 2014, 06:15

I've read that G4TW EPs and fixes don't work with Sims 3 "Collection" games, ie where all the games have been put together. Have you had any experiences with that? But if that's what you're using and it works, I'll download it and check it out.

Also, is it possible to install World Adventures after this?

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Re: Missing Text / Launch Screen Graphics / Other Issues

Post by intropella on Fri 19 Sep 2014, 06:23

Well the one I recommended, mainly use G4TW EP to make it complete package.
This download I refer to have all the EP up to Generation or showtime (I don't remember but you'll see it). So WA is already installed and done.

Mainly after you download that game, all you need to do it update it with the Ultimate Fix ^ the instruction I given.
If you want other EPs after Generation, then you must follow my instruction above.

I've download this torrent and update it with games4world ultimate fix.
Then I proceed installing all the EP after the last EP given (I think it's Generation or it could be Showtime)

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Post by Heir on Fri 19 Sep 2014, 06:33

Ah, WA was listed out of order, my mistake. Thanks! I'll let you know how it turns out.

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Post by intropella on Fri 19 Sep 2014, 09:15

No problem!
Hope it works out! :]

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Post by Heir on Sat 20 Sep 2014, 05:26

Okay, so got everything downloaded, updated and cracked (via Ultimate Fix #Crack folder) and when I started it up, I just got a black screen with black cursor. No music or anything. I let it sit for over and hour and a half and nothing. WhatDidUJustCallMe?

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Re: Missing Text / Launch Screen Graphics / Other Issues

Post by intropella on Sat 20 Sep 2014, 05:55

May I know your specs about your mac?
Macbook pro? Air?
Current OS?


Oh did you do a CLEAN uninstall before you installed the new sims 3?
Also you only cracked it from the #Crack Folder and nothing else? (Make sure you skip 3-9 in the instruction ONLY read 10 to 14)

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Re: Missing Text / Launch Screen Graphics / Other Issues

Post by Heir on Sat 20 Sep 2014, 06:45

MacBook Pro 2008, 4 GB RAM, OS X 10.6.8

I've run Sims 3 with some EPs on this computer before, with an earlier OS. I can't see how it'd be a problem now.

And yes, clean uninstall, deleted Preference and Cache files, all that.

Only used the #Crack files on the base game and nothing else.


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Re: Missing Text / Launch Screen Graphics / Other Issues

Post by intropella on Sat 20 Sep 2014, 06:53

Hm, did you play without any other application on the background?
How many GB left in your macbook?

The update is currently 1.67 ? Hm.. Try updating it again with the manual patch and see how that goes.

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Post by Heir on Sat 20 Sep 2014, 06:56

I updated with the manual patch before because the launcher updater kept failing. I'll try it again..

I have about 15 GB free space currently, and no, nothing else running in the background.

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Post by intropella on Sat 20 Sep 2014, 07:02

So you followed:
"3. Update the sims 3 via Launcher (when it ask you to update, cancel it and then force update it)"

and it couldn't update? It takes about couple tries to fully update it.

In my theory, I believe the 15GB could be too little for the mac to function properly for the sims 3 to be playable. I could be wrong, but that's my theory..
I know the ram isn't the problem since I'm using a 4GB ram as well.

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Post by Heir on Sat 20 Sep 2014, 07:18

Yeah, it would download forever and then while it was either extracting or verifying it just stopped and returned to the launcher, but it didn't give my hard drive space back. When I restarted the launcher it would have the same version number from before I attempted updating. Updated with manual patch, no problems.

I don't think the 15 GB has anything to do with it. I guess I'm just done trying G4TW games or methods cause nothing has worked for me so far. WhatDidUJustCallMe?

Would anyone be able to tell me how many bytes are in the "The Sims 3 Complete (Eng - Mac OS X)" zip file? That might help determine if it was a corrupt download.

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Re: Missing Text / Launch Screen Graphics / Other Issues

Post by intropella on Sat 20 Sep 2014, 07:27

It said 17.28 GB.
Hm have you attempted playing it without the update yet?
It should work if you just leave it alone when it was outdated. It worked perfectly for me when I try playing outdated version.

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Post by Heir on Sat 20 Sep 2014, 07:41

I want to know how many individual bytes after a complete download, though, as that will indicate if a complete download for someone else is the same for me.

Do I have to completely uninstall in order to play without the update?

Also, do I still use Ultimate Fix before playing if I don't update?

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Re: Missing Text / Launch Screen Graphics / Other Issues

Post by intropella on Sat 20 Sep 2014, 07:49

No you don't use the Ultimate Fix before the update.
Yes I believe you need to uninstall. Simply as that.

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Re: Missing Text / Launch Screen Graphics / Other Issues

Post by Heir on Mon 22 Sep 2014, 01:32

Okay, so I did a clean uninstall and unpacked the .zip again. Didn't update, tried playing without doing anything to any of the files, and got a "no cd" error message. So I tried the "everything after Generations" crack files, still got the message. Copied over the #Crack files and the game started up. The game sat on a black screen for a good 45 minutes, then it came back to the desktop with a Sims 3 message that said something about some "modifications" I was using were not compatible with my version of the Sims and may cause errors or bugs. It gave me the option to play anyway so I said yes, and it went to the game loading screen - I saw the graphics and everything this time, so that was an improvement.

It took about another 45 minutes to load, and once at the menu screen everything looked fine except for the lack of text...again. I tried to go to the Options menu but the pop-up menu didn't have any text, either. I tried to just start a new game and press the play button but nothing happened. I quit, checked out the registry files (as per the fix presented on this site) - and some of them had NL set for language/country. I changed everything to en-US and US, tried again, and same situation when I got to the game menu.

I'm not using any modifications - I took my Sims 3 data files (saved games, etc) out of the Electronic Arts folder, renamed it, etc so nothing would conflict. So I dunno if I'm getting that message because I didn't update the game, or what. But I'm kind of over it by now, so unless someone has any solid fixes for this problem, I think I'm done trying. WhatDidUJustCallMe?

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Re: Missing Text / Launch Screen Graphics / Other Issues

Post by intropella on Mon 22 Sep 2014, 01:43

dont use "everythjig from generation" crack files. use theone in the #crack folder. the rest of the folder crack are pretty much useless in the first place.

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Re: Missing Text / Launch Screen Graphics / Other Issues

Post by Heir on Mon 22 Sep 2014, 02:32

I already said the only way I was able to play the game is by using the #Crack files, rewriting the other files I copied.

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