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Post by odetodun on Sun 06 Dec 2015, 23:44

Hello! I currently have ts3 downloaded through Origin and I downloaded a few expansion packs to use! I updated the game manually and turned off automatic updates, and installed the fix but for some reason when  I go to play my game I get a window that says the launcher has stopped working? What should I do? I did this on my old computer and a friend's computer and have never ran into this issue before!


UPDATE: 
 So after messing around with some stuff, the Launcher is working again! YAY! BUT, when I hit play the screen goes all black, and acts like it's going to load the sims 3. After about 30 seconds, the screen minimizes, not crashes or closes, but just minimizes. I can maximize it but it stays like that for about 10 seconds before it minimizes itself again. It won't close window unless I open Task Manager and force it to end. Does anyone know why I might be getting this? I tried re-patching the game and adding the ultimate fix again. Should I also try reinstalling all of my expansion packs? I'm going to do so right now, but if that doesn't work I would like some recommendations on what I should try next!


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Re: Sim3Launcher has stopped working.

Post by Sim Architect on Wed 16 Dec 2015, 17:05

Hi! Try selecting your good video card, instead of the onboard one, by right clicking the launcher and selecting "run with... NVidia or ATI Card (depending on which you have)".

Other option is to open your video card settings (usually you can open the NVidia/ATI control panel by right clicking the desktop, then you look into that area where you can see a list of apps and select the video card for each of them, being your case The Sims 3).

Using an SSD for your program files and your documents can also improve performance a lot.

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Re: Sim3Launcher has stopped working.

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 16 Dec 2015, 19:26

@odetodun wrote:Hello! I currently have ts3 downloaded through Origin and I downloaded a few expansion packs to use! I updated the game manually and turned off automatic updates, and installed the fix but for some reason when  I go to play my game I get a window that says the launcher has stopped working? What should I do? I did this on my old computer and a friend's computer and have never ran into this issue before!


UPDATE: 
 So after messing around with some stuff, the Launcher is working again! YAY! BUT, when I hit play the screen goes all black, and acts like it's going to load the sims 3. After about 30 seconds, the screen minimizes, not crashes or closes, but just minimizes. I can maximize it but it stays like that for about 10 seconds before it minimizes itself again. It won't close window unless I open Task Manager and force it to end. Does anyone know why I might be getting this? I tried re-patching the game and adding the ultimate fix again. Should I also try reinstalling all of my expansion packs? I'm going to do so right now, but if that doesn't work I would like some recommendations on what I should try next!


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What happens if you start the game without the launcher, namely with the TS3W.exe ? (is that even possible with the Origin version ?) The file can be found in C:\Program files(x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 3\Game\Bin.

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