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The sims 3 install guide: re-download?

Post by vhita_mon on Thu 14 Apr 2016, 03:49

I bought the sims 3 base and exp pack ambition from origin. I want to download other expansion packs from here. I read the install guide, 

1. do I still have to do step number 2: re-download and re-apply manual patch? or can I just start from step 3? 
2. I already have an exp pack: ambition, do I download the others in certain order? I don't think I want to download all of them. 
Will it affect anything since I have the ambition already?


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Re: The sims 3 install guide: re-download?

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 14 Apr 2016, 04:00

@vhita_mon wrote:I bought the sims 3 base and exp pack ambition from origin. I want to download other expansion packs from here. I read the install guide, 

1. do I still have to do step number 2: re-download and re-apply manual patch? or can I just start from step 3? 
2. I already have an exp pack: ambition, do I download the others in certain order? I don't think I want to download all of them. 
Will it affect anything since I have the ambition already?


Thank you in advance.

Hello and welcome to the forum @vhita_mon,


First off, I'm not sure if your Origin base game can actually be used with the Ultimate fix, but feel free to try it on your own. We did have a few users who reported that there may be issues.

Yes, since the Origin game should be updated already (via the Origin-client), you can skip the manual patch. Also, it does not matter in which order you add the pirated expansions/stuffpacks.

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Re: The sims 3 install guide: re-download?

Post by vhita_mon on Thu 14 Apr 2016, 04:13

Thanks for quick reply ! I'll try it out and see if it will work. 

I bought the copy years ago and just now re downloading it from origin. It's still downloading, Can I download the exp packs from this site before starting the original sims? Or should I start my sims first and then install the other exp packs?

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 14 Apr 2016, 04:17

@vhita_mon wrote:Thanks for quick reply ! I'll try it out and see if it will work. 

I bought the copy years ago and just now re downloading it from origin. It's still downloading, Can I download the exp packs from this site before starting the original sims? Or should I start my sims first and then install the other exp packs?


You can install the pirated expansions now ("on top" of your base game), or later - it doesn't matter.
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Post by vhita_mon on Thu 14 Apr 2016, 05:27

Will it work if I put the expansion pack in a different driver? or does it need to be in the same file as the base ? my main one is getting full.

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 14 Apr 2016, 23:09

@vhita_mon wrote:Will it work if I put the expansion pack in a different driver? or does it need to be in the same file as the base ? my main one is getting full.


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You can install them on another hard-drive than the default C: drive. However, I strongly suggest you create the installation folders beforehand, manually. So on that other hard-drive, create folders that are named e.g. "The Sims 3 Supernatural", "The Sims 3 World Adventures", "The Sims 3 Island Paradise", etc.

See also this post here (please read through it carefully in order to avoid problems later on).
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t19680-a-note-on-installing-the-sims-3-on-external-drives

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