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Does the Ultimate Fix work with Origin base games?

Post by chicagonative on Thu 29 Jan 2015, 18:06

Hello! I apologize if this has already been asked, but I do not want to mess anything up just in case.

I purchased my base game through Origin, but would like to use G4TW's expansions and Ultimate Fix. Are these two compatible? I know it was compatible with Sims 3, but this is a whole nother ball game.

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Also, to be clear, a patch was release Jan. 13, which is 1.3.32.1010. Another patch was released Jan. 22, which is 1.3.33.1010. The Ultimate Fix is for the one released on Jan 13, correct?
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Re: Does the Ultimate Fix work with Origin base games?

Post by Adwomin on Thu 29 Jan 2015, 19:35

Hi there,

Yes, they should work together just fine. When you want to play the game though, you might have to put Origin in "Offline Mode", otherwise stuff like Outdoor Retreat and the Holiday Celebration Pack might not show up in-game, because they are not actually linked to your Origin account.

Also, for as far as I know, there is no 1.3.33 patch at all. The Ultimate Fix currently updates to the latest available version, which is 1.3.32. More information: http://help.ea.com/en/article/the-sims-4-updates/

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Re: Does the Ultimate Fix work with Origin base games?

Post by smokeytaboo on Fri 30 Jan 2015, 18:40

I have the base game through Origin and I cannot get Outdoor Retreat or Holiday to show up in my game. I did the antivirus thing (Sims 4 in Origin folders, my Downloads folder) and  I've tried all the things Carlos suggested in another post but still not working after 3 reinstall attempts. Until I turned Orgin to offline I would get an installtion error but that hasn't appeared since. My game loads up just no content. Any clue on what to do? 

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Re: Does the Ultimate Fix work with Origin base games?

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Fri 30 Jan 2015, 18:47

@smokeytaboo wrote:I have the base game through Origin and I cannot get Outdoor Retreat or Holiday to show up in my game. I did the antivirus thing (Sims 4 in Origin folders, my Downloads folder) and  I've tried all the things Carlos suggested in another post but still not working after 3 reinstall attempts. Until I turned Orgin to offline I would get an installtion error but that hasn't appeared since. My game loads up just no content. Any clue on what to do? 

Sorry if I should've made my own post.

What about your actual download location, for the stuff you download with your internet browser(s) ? Did you add that to the exclusions too ?

After that, you might try re-downloading the fix again, and re-applying it. Also note that you should try turning off Origin completely, when applying the fix to a legit game. As soon as you replaced the original TS4.exe with the one from the Ultimate fix, Origin isn't necessary at all.


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Re: Does the Ultimate Fix work with Origin base games?

Post by smokeytaboo on Sat 31 Jan 2015, 18:36

Well my downloads from the browser go to my Downloads folder, is this what you are talking about? If so that is on my exclusion list. I have made sure Origin is closed during the whole process and also I don't seem to have TS4.exe in my Sims 4 folder like pictured in your folder on another thread....

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Re: Does the Ultimate Fix work with Origin base games?

Post by SeoY on Sat 31 Jan 2015, 18:41

@smokeytaboo wrote:Well my downloads from the browser go to my Downloads folder, is this what you are talking about? If so that is on my exclusion list. I have made sure Origin is closed during the whole process and also I don't seem to have TS4.exe in my Sims 4 folder like pictured in your folder on another thread....


Hi there, @smokeytaboo! Smile

The TS4.exe is located inside the Game\Bin folder, in that screenshot you posted. But here is where you are supposed to apply the Ultimate Fix, so that the files are overwritten. Please check in the Game\Bin folder to see if all of the files necessary are there, or if they were deleted.

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Re: Does the Ultimate Fix work with Origin base games?

Post by smokeytaboo on Sat 31 Jan 2015, 18:49

Ah silly me, I should've known that. This is where I applied the Ultimate Fix though, I'm currently in the process of downloading the fix again and I'll try again, I'm positive I'm doing everything right -_-

Turn Origin off, even in system tray (etc)
Have all the correct files in my anti-virus exception list (I even turned it off this time just in case)
Windows Firewall stuff
And apply in C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 4

Anything else you could think of?


Idk if this has anything to do with it but I only have this file vcredist_x86.exe not the other one...
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Re: Does the Ultimate Fix work with Origin base games?

Post by SeoY on Sun 01 Feb 2015, 07:05

@smokeytaboo wrote:Ah silly me, I should've known that. This is where I applied the Ultimate Fix though, I'm currently in the process of downloading the fix again and I'll try again, I'm positive I'm doing everything right -_-

Turn Origin off, even in system tray (etc)
Have all the correct files in my anti-virus exception list (I even turned it off this time just in case)
Windows Firewall stuff
And apply in C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 4

Anything else you could think of?


Idk if this has anything to do with it but I only have this file vcredist_x86.exe not the other one...

Do you mean that you weren't able to install the vcredist_x64.exe, or that you don't have it? Because it is included on the Ultimate Fix.

Apart from that, I'm not sure how the "Origin Games" folder works, and if they are able to run not having Origin running, without moving them first. But we'll see about that. First, re-apply the Ultimate Fix and install both of the vcredist files and let us know how it goes. Good luck!

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Re: Does the Ultimate Fix work with Origin base games?

Post by hotkillerz on Sun 01 Feb 2015, 08:52

i'm curious if this worked as i also have the base game but i store bought it, and am already upadted to the lastest patch, so my question for this is did it work and if so will orgin need to be turned off?

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Re: Does the Ultimate Fix work with Origin base games?

Post by SeoY on Sun 01 Feb 2015, 18:09

@hotkillerz wrote:i'm curious if this worked as i also have the base game but i store bought it, and am already upadted to the lastest patch, so my question for this is did it work and if so will orgin need to be turned off?

Hi there, @hotkillerz! Smile

We still don't have any indication if the Ultimate Fix is compatible with a base game from Origin, as The Sims 4 is very different to The Sims 3. In theory, it should work, but we are still testing that.

But yes, if you want to have the DLC in your game, then Origin will need to be closed. Having Origin open in the background will make the DLC disappear from the game.

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Re: Does the Ultimate Fix work with Origin base games?

Post by CordlessBlur on Mon 02 Feb 2015, 04:11

Just a note since you have the base game you can install the holiday pack for free from origin by clicking Sims 4 in your Origin client then scrolling down a bit

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