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Post by Vizula on Fri 18 Sep 2015, 04:42

I don't mean to hop into this thread, but I'm experiencing the same exact problem. I've installed, uninstalled, reinstalled, uninstalled and reinstalled exactly how the instructions say to do, and I still receive this same error. I'm kinda getting irritated at this, as I had a perfectly good working copy from rg catalyst over six months ago until I accidentally destroyed it by patching. 

Can you please tell me exactly where we are to install the games themselves in the main drive? Are they supposed to be in the Electronic Arts folder, or elsewhere? Could that be a factor?

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Re: Error during start up

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Fri 18 Sep 2015, 12:18

Hello,

Welcome to the forum. I've split your reply and made it into a new topic, we find it easier to deal with individual problems Smile

The version you had before, did that have a standard installer or was it modified? We tend to see this problem with modified installers from time to time. If that's the case, there might be a number of registry entries left over from your modified installer and those are tricky to get rid of.

Usually it's not a problem if you don't install the game in the default location, there could be some problems if you install on an external HD, and it gets assigned a different drive letter the next time you start your pc.

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Re: Error during start up

Post by Vizula on Fri 18 Sep 2015, 19:41

Yeah it was a modified installer, which is why I went in and wiped the registry by hand on anything that had sims 3 or any reference to the installer, as well as ran it through two different registry cleaners. I do a lot of work with computers in both professional and personal lives. That's why I was getting very frustrated. I believe I've figured it out, and it's mainly due to not so clear instructions in the installation guide, but issues have been resolved, apparently you have to play the game from the Into the Future, or latest installed expansion pack/stuff pack in order for the game to work.

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Post by SeoY on Sat 19 Sep 2015, 18:03

@Vizula wrote:Yeah it was a modified installer, which is why I went in and wiped the registry by hand on anything that had sims 3 or any reference to the installer, as well as ran it through two different registry cleaners. I do a lot of work with computers in both professional and personal lives. That's why I was getting very frustrated. I believe I've figured it out, and it's mainly due to not so clear instructions in the installation guide, but issues have been resolved, apparently you have to play the game from the Into the Future, or latest installed expansion pack/stuff pack in order for the game to work.

Hi there, @Vizula, and welcome to the Games4theworld Forum! Very Happy

Are you talking about the shortcuts? Because there should be no need to open a specific one, as all of them typically open the Launcher to start the game from there.
When you say 'Installation Guide', are you talking about the PDFs inside the torrents or the guide here in the Forum? Because the PDFs have been outdated for a very long time, excluding the very last ones, and they can't be updated without breaking the torrent. So, it's very unpractical. That's why we have the latest guide always here in the Forum:
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly#
But if it's this one that you find unclear, suggestions are always welcome.

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