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Post by zombiechel on Tue 23 Jun 2015, 22:13

Hi! I've been creeping on the forum for a while but just decided to make an account today. 

I have been playing my Sims 4 game fine and I have downloaded the packs and GTW but unfortunately none of the content will load in my actual game.

I realized when I downloaded the updated Ultimate Fix (and hoping this might help any of the DLC to show up) it says to download the vcredist_x64.exe file which I do not have.

I have repaired my sims 3 game and the ultimate fix along with the GTW pack and still the file isn't showing up.

I don't know if anyone else had this problem or would be able to help me? The game plays fine I just would really like to have some DLC and expansions if possible and I don't know if this missing file has something to do with it.

Thanks so much!

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Re: Missing "vcredist_x64.exe" file. [SOLVED]

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 02:31

zombiechel wrote:Hi! I've been creeping on the forum for a while but just decided to make an account today. 

I have been playing my Sims 4 game fine and I have downloaded the packs and GTW but unfortunately none of the content will load in my actual game.

I realized when I downloaded the updated Ultimate Fix (and hoping this might help any of the DLC to show up) it says to download the vcredist_x64.exe file which I do not have.

I have repaired my sims 3 game and the ultimate fix along with the GTW pack and still the file isn't showing up.

I don't know if anyone else had this problem or would be able to help me? The game plays fine I just would really like to have some DLC and expansions if possible and I don't know if this missing file has something to do with it.

Thanks so much!

Hello and welcome to the forum,


Please navigate to the following location; there you can find the vcredist_64 file:








I do believe though that there are other reasons for your stuff nit showing up. Are you sure you closed Origin completely, before playing the game ?

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Re: Missing "vcredist_x64.exe" file. [SOLVED]

Post by zombiechel on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 02:55

I have looked in that file prior and the vcredist_x64 file is not there.
The other file vcredist_x86 is there and I have downloaded that to my computer. 

I also have Origin completely closed as it never showed up to begin with when I start the game.

What other things do you think this would be?

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Re: Missing "vcredist_x64.exe" file. [SOLVED]

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 02:58

zombiechel wrote:I have looked in that file prior and the vcredist_x64 file is not there.
The other file vcredist_x86 is there and I have downloaded that to my computer. 

I also have Origin completely closed as it never showed up to begin with when I start the game.

What other things do you think this would be?

Another possibility may be that you have a 32-bit Windows systems, in which case you should ignore this thing then. Are you sure you installed the stuff in the right order ?

Make sure to apply the files from "Get to Work" AT FIRST. And then - after that - you apply the files from the latest Ultimate fix. And then try the game again.

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Re: Missing "vcredist_x64.exe" file. [SOLVED]

Post by zombiechel on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 03:17

I just did all of that and still no luck.

My only idea is maybe that origin is still on and I have yet to disable it completely?
Would there be a way to double check this/anyway I can know for sure I have completely closed origin? Or maybe I am just dumb  IAmSoHappyEmergahwd Thank you for the quick response!


EDIT: Nevermind, I believe I do not have Origin open because 



This does not pop up at all (I took the picture from a topic I was looking at)

Nothing Origin related pops up

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Re: Missing "vcredist_x64.exe" file. [SOLVED]

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 03:21

zombiechel wrote:I just did all of that and still no luck.

My only idea is maybe that origin is still on and I have yet to disable it completely?
Would there be a way to double check this/anyway I can know for sure I have completely closed origin? Or maybe I am just dumb  IAmSoHappyEmergahwd Thank you for the quick response!

At this point I can't tell what you may or may not have done. But have you made sure to configure your anti-virus systems and the Windows firewall too ?
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t18501-unable-to-start-initialization-error-at-startup-updated-on-6-3-2015


See the post I made there. Also, Origin is completely closed when all Origin-related windows/prompts are closed too, so even the one that prompts you to enter the Origin ID and password.

In case of doubt open the task manager by pressing CTRL + ALT + DELETE. Look for anthing Origin-related there (usually, the processes are named "Origin"-something there). Right-click on the stuff and choose "close/end" or whatever the wording is.

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Re: Missing "vcredist_x64.exe" file. [SOLVED]

Post by zombiechel on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 03:32

I followed that and my Windows Firewall is configured to the settings and I double checked and Origin is not running while my Sims game is playing.

It's really alright if I can't get the DLC and GTW. I just thought it would be cool to have the extras but my base game plays fine.

I don't really know what else to do as it seems that it just won't work for me -___-

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Re: Missing "vcredist_x64.exe" file. [SOLVED]

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 03:39

zombiechel wrote:I followed that and my Windows Firewall is configured to the settings and I double checked and Origin is not running while my Sims game is playing.

It's really alright if I can't get the DLC and GTW. I just thought it would be cool to have the extras but my base game plays fine.

I don't really know what else to do as it seems that it just won't work for me -___-

Might be insane, but I've seen a lot of people making this following mistake:
are you sure you copied and pasted the files from "Get to Work" and then the "Ultimate fix" into the correct location ? This location is C:\Program files(x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4.

It is NOT the My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4 - location.

If there was a problem with anti-virus or firewall systems, you would not be able to run the game without Origin. But it seems you can run it fine - without Origin being online. And I conclude from that, the possibility that you did something wrong during installation.


Your mistake is probably something very simple to resolve, but let's see...

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Re: Missing "vcredist_x64.exe" file. [SOLVED]

Post by zombiechel on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 03:55

You are not insane!!!!! That is where I have been messing up!!! I just of course skimmed over that small part and was updating everything in my Sims 4 folder!

I just applied everything and the load screen as started for me!

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Re: Missing "vcredist_x64.exe" file. [SOLVED]

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 25 Jun 2015, 04:59

zombiechel wrote:You are not insane!!!!! That is where I have been messing up!!! I just of course skimmed over that small part and was updating everything in my Sims 4 folder!

I just applied everything and the load screen as started for me!

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

For the future though, please look more carefully at the included instructions in our downloads; these instructions are there for a reason. Smile  Other than that it's good to hear that this fixed the problem. Have fun, and feel free to open a new topic anytime again.

Problem solved, topic closed.

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