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Post by conoki on Thu 16 Apr 2015, 22:54

I hate to sound like a broken record lol but I am getting this message (image below) which states "I need to update my game via origin to pay". I already made an exception to my anti-virus program to the game, run under administrator, and added the game to my firewall. I've heard that you have to add certain rar files to the bin folder? And a few other folders that need things but I'm not to sure what files go where. If any of you know what I'm doing wrong/need to do, please reply.    Jelly_2  
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Re: Sims 4 exe cannot start

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 16 Apr 2015, 23:27

@conoki wrote:I hate to sound like a broken record lol but I am getting this message (image below) which states "I need to update my game via origin to pay". I already made an exception to my anti-virus program to the game, run under administrator, and added the game to my firewall. I've heard that you have to add certain rar files to the bin folder? And a few other folders that need things but I'm not to sure what files go where. If any of you know what I'm doing wrong/need to do, please reply.    Jelly_2  
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Please navigate to C:\Users\(your username)\My Documents\Electronic Arts and rename the folder "The Sims 4" there, into anything you like. Just change the folder name. Then re-start the game and see if it runs. Good luck for now !
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Re: Sims 4 exe cannot start

Post by conoki on Thu 16 Apr 2015, 23:56

?!?!?! @carlos you sir are a genius, and have saved me from any further rants from frustration. I really appreciate it! T-T also one more thing, I have saved states from a previous Sims 4 torrent and I want to add to this torrent. What folder can I put them in?

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Fri 17 Apr 2015, 00:02

@conoki wrote:?!?!?! @carlos you sir are a genius, and have saved me from any further rants from frustration. I really appreciate it! T-T also one more thing, I have saved states from a previous Sims 4 torrent and I want to add to this torrent. What folder can I put them in?

What do you mean by "states" ? Do you mean lots, like houses or such ? If so, these are saved in the folder named "Tray", which is inside the folder "The Sims 4" (that you renamed). Look inside that "Tray"-folder. Now COPY all the stuff, and paste it into the Tray folder from your NEW folder, named "The Sims 4".

Also, I'm not sure, but if you have savegames that you want to use, from before, then you could transfer the folder "Saves" from the renamed folder "The Sims 4", into your new folder "The Sims 4". When prompted, select MERGE folders.

If it doesn't work again, you'll have to delete the folder "Saves".


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Post by conoki on Fri 17 Apr 2015, 00:08

@carlos I went onto making my sims and choosing a house, whenever i hit play or build it goes into loading, then returns back to the world screen. Do you know why it wont let me proceed further? Sad

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Fri 17 Apr 2015, 02:02

@conoki wrote:@carlos I went onto making my sims and choosing a house, whenever i hit play or build it goes into loading, then returns back to the world screen. Do you know why it wont let me proceed further? Sad

Make sure that you correctly configure your anti-virus exclusions and your (Windows) firewall too. Smile  See this topic here for an introduction:
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t18501-unable-to-start-initialization-error-at-startup-updated-on-6-3-2015


After doing all that, please re-extract the files from the "Get to Work"-.RAR, into your Program files(x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sism 4 folder.

Take your time for reading the guide, and keep nin mind too that you might also need to do research on your own...good luck !
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