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Post by zsc on Mon 03 Oct 2011, 01:17

I need to manually install patches since my "origin" won't work. When I click "Refresh" from my launcher, nothing happens (I have version 1.0, so I know I need updating). I really don't mind that, but I can't install the patch (from this forum) manually without getting the message ""installed version cannot be found. setup will now terminate". It doesn't help that I have about three versions of the base game files because, well, I didn't know what I was doing before. The base game (no expansion packs) work for me just fine. I just want to update my game so I can mod it with .package files.

How can I fix this?

//EDIT

I fixed this problem by Windows 7 reinstalling it with some correct settings. Now I'm getting the "invaled file found" error message that other people are getting, so I'm going to try the solutions they found. If that doesn't work, I'll post a new thread.

//EDIT

Nvm. Having the same problem: "installed program cannot be determined"....

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Re: Latest Sims 3 patch won't install - says "installed version cannot be found. setup will now terminate" [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Mon 03 Oct 2011, 07:56

Hello,
A lot of these problems are solved by downloading and applying the ultimate fix. There's a link in my signature.
Please let us know if you need more help.

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Re: Latest Sims 3 patch won't install - says "installed version cannot be found. setup will now terminate" [SOLVED]

Post by zsc on Wed 05 Oct 2011, 16:38

I'm trying to apply the ultimate fix, but I'm stuck at the launcher step. I just downloaded the Sims 3 base game and Generations. The launcher from the Base game folder not only does not recognize Generations on the bottom (nothing is down there), but when I try to refresh the update, it says my base game (v 1.0!) is up to date, and won't let me update. Literally nothing happens. I also get that "you are using an unauthorized Sims 3 copy" message on my Launcher. I do have Origin, but it says it's a beta. Does that matter? I have watched the Ultimate fix video and followed it exactly up until this point. I have not cracked the game yet.

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Re: Latest Sims 3 patch won't install - says "installed version cannot be found. setup will now terminate" [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Wed 05 Oct 2011, 16:57

Hello,
I forgot to mention that you need to get either Generations or Town life stuff from G4TW to make the fix work.
When you installed Generations, did the installer try to update your game? You can always update manually at step 12 of the fix

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Re: Latest Sims 3 patch won't install - says "installed version cannot be found. setup will now terminate" [SOLVED]

Post by zsc on Wed 05 Oct 2011, 17:17

I reinstalled Generations from you all and the update worked. Thank you!

Now I have another problem though. When I start the game from either TS3 or TS3W, it loads into Generations OK, then it says it can't find the Generations CD. I installed the # Crack files from the ultimate fix into the base game folder (only crack I've installed), but the game says it can't find the CD.

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Re: Latest Sims 3 patch won't install - says "installed version cannot be found. setup will now terminate" [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Wed 05 Oct 2011, 17:38

Hello,
Can you post a screenshot of the folder you copied the crack to?

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Re: Latest Sims 3 patch won't install - says "installed version cannot be found. setup will now terminate" [SOLVED]

Post by zsc on Wed 05 Oct 2011, 18:04


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Re: Latest Sims 3 patch won't install - says "installed version cannot be found. setup will now terminate" [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Wed 05 Oct 2011, 18:40

zsc wrote:
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From which folder did you copy the files to the folder from the screenshot?

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Re: Latest Sims 3 patch won't install - says "installed version cannot be found. setup will now terminate" [SOLVED]

Post by zsc on Wed 05 Oct 2011, 18:45

Admin wrote:
Hello,

From which folder did you copy the files to the folder from the screenshot?

Hi.



//EDIT

You can now close this thread. I got it to work Very Happy

I just had to redownload the fix. I think that the crack from my first download was messed up.

Thanks for your patience in helping me, and of course for making the fix in the first place. I will be sure to donate!

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Post by Adwomin on Wed 05 Oct 2011, 21:57

Hello,

I'm glad you were able to fix the problem. Maybe the problem was an out-dated Fix. Either way, you fixed it and I hope you enjoy playing the game!

Please let us know if you have any more problems in the future!

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