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Post by Shayla120 on Wed 08 Apr 2015, 19:44

Hi i was just wondering if someone could help me with downloading expansions for the sims 3? ive downloaded the base game ive read the installation guide and watched your video but im still confused because i tried downloading island paradise but it wouldnt update my game so i dont know what to do. please answer as soon as you can id really like to play this game.

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Re: Sims 3 expansion Help [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Wed 08 Apr 2015, 21:48

Hello,

Start with this guide, and if you still need help, don't hesitate to post.

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Re: Sims 3 expansion Help [SOLVED]

Post by Shayla120 on Wed 08 Apr 2015, 21:51

Ive downloaded the manual patch and its updating my game right now so after that do i download the expansion packs i need then add the ultimate fix or do i not need it for my game?

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Re: Sims 3 expansion Help [SOLVED]

Post by Sim Architect on Wed 08 Apr 2015, 21:59

Yes, you need to apply the fix after you update your game. Let's know how it turned out, and have a happy simming!

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Re: Sims 3 expansion Help [SOLVED]

Post by Shayla120 on Wed 08 Apr 2015, 22:02

Okay thanks Very Happy
also does it matter what order i download the expansions? 
i dont want to mess up anything

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Re: Sims 3 expansion Help [SOLVED]

Post by Sim Architect on Wed 08 Apr 2015, 22:05

It would be better if you install them in the order they came to the market, but it's totally up to you. You can follow the instructions on my video below, if you'd like:




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Re: Sims 3 expansion Help [SOLVED]

Post by Shayla120 on Wed 08 Apr 2015, 22:09

Okay thank you so much!
just making sure because when i downloaded the actual disk versions i downloaded island paradise first to get the update out of the way.
Anyway ill let you know if everything works  Smile

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Re: Sims 3 expansion Help [SOLVED]

Post by Sim Architect on Wed 08 Apr 2015, 22:13

That's great! If you have enough disk space and bandwidth, I would suggest you download the Sims 3 Ultimate Collection, because the files are neat and perfect, besides the torrent is from G4TW and has almost everything you need.

And yes, thanks for letting us know how things are going, so we can help you better, I wish you like my video.

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Re: Sims 3 expansion Help [SOLVED]

Post by Shayla120 on Wed 08 Apr 2015, 22:19

o.o i wouldnt be able to have the full collection i dont even have the right amount of gigabytes to be download all the ones i have im using razer game booster or else i woulsnt even be able to play the game i have 7 eps on a windows 8 laptop and i have 278gb but im supposed to have way more to meet the games requirements

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Re: Sims 3 expansion Help [SOLVED]

Post by Sim Architect on Wed 08 Apr 2015, 22:31

Hum... 278 GB of free space is more than enough to have all expansions etc. But, of course, you're the boss Wink

I like to recommend that torrent because it's really awesome, spotless, wonderful! I had some others before and a few expansions (showtime, late night and supernatural) had CRC issues (probably a defective file in the install) and the game would crash once in a while. With the Ultimate Collection everything works impressively smoothly, it's just that awesome!

Of course, you can erase the RAR file (and the extracted installers) after you finish installing. Maybe even download them to a flash drive or somewhere else?

Anyway, happy simming, and be welcome to let's know how you're doing!


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Re: Sims 3 expansion Help [SOLVED]

Post by Shayla120 on Wed 08 Apr 2015, 22:42

really? when i see the readme files they usually say you need like...900GB of free space or something like that
Everythings fine so far just about to extract the island paradise file
Also in your video your run the setup as an administrator do i have to do that to or does it not matter?

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Re: Sims 3 expansion Help [SOLVED]

Post by Sim Architect on Thu 09 Apr 2015, 06:56

Shayla120 wrote:really? when i see the readme files they usually say you need like...900GB of free space or something like that
Everythings fine so far just about to extract the island paradise file
Also in your video your run the setup as an administrator do i have to do that to or does it not matter?
Good, it's not 900GB, don't worry, that would be way too much. I have everything installed and it takes 36 GB of Disk space, plus the stuff inside of The Sims 3 in the Documents folder (another 17 GB only because I have ALL store and neighborhoods installed and a bunch of saves that I accumulated along the years, plus screenshots etc).

Yes, you should "run as administrator" preferably, to avoid issues. If your user has administrative powers (you probably have if you can install it in any way, or the system would refuse), you should be ok, but I like to "run as administrator" when I am installing things, just to assure a smooth process.

Just follow the steps carefully, do every single thing without jumping any step, and you should be fine (99.9% of cases, otherwise you can always share your problem in the Forum Wink ).

Please, let us know if you got your game running properly, so we can give you further assistance or close the topic as solved.

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Re: Sims 3 expansion Help [SOLVED]

Post by Shayla120 on Thu 09 Apr 2015, 21:50

The game runs perfectly! its 100percent amazing Very Happy so anothr question since ive downloaded what ive wanted and made sure the game works would i stil be able to download more expansions or stuff packs like if it was the store bought game or will that mess things up? cause i would like some stuff packs and almost all expansions
also will custom content work with my game?

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Re: Sims 3 expansion Help [SOLVED]

Post by Sim Architect on Fri 10 Apr 2015, 10:59

Yes, everything should work smoothly! I would not recommend buying items from the store, since you can get them from Games4theworld Downloads for FREE!

Also, you can disable those annoying icons with store content for you to buy following the tutorial below.





Since your problem was solved, I am closing the topic now.

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