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Post by Sikax13 on Thu 11 Aug 2016, 04:39

I recently encountered a problem with The sim 3 complete collection where it was previously working it stopped working once I downloaded some of the other expansion packs so I decided to delete it and download just the main game from the game4shared official download site and I followed all the instructions correctly but when i tried to install it it said that the installation wizard detected version 1.67.002 on the computer and cant install because the installer is for a earlier version 1.0.615 I checked to see if i deleted all the sims 3 content on my computer which I did only sims content on my computer was the actual sims 3 installer it still said the same thing so i decided to re-download the sims 3 complete collection but when i tried to install it it said the same message is there some way I can find this updated content and delete it or some other way i can just re-install the sims 3

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 11 Aug 2016, 05:46

@Sikax13 wrote:I recently encountered a problem with The sim 3 complete collection where it was previously working it stopped working once I downloaded some of the other expansion packs so I decided to delete it and download just the main game from the game4shared official download site and I followed all the instructions correctly but when i tried to install it it said that the installation wizard detected version 1.67.002 on the computer and cant install because the installer is for a earlier version 1.0.615 I checked to see if i deleted all the sims 3 content on my computer which I did only sims content on my computer was the actual sims 3 installer it still said the same thing so i decided to re-download the sims 3 complete collection but when i tried to install it it said the same message is there some way I can find this updated content and delete it or some other way i can just re-install the sims 3


Hello and welcome to the forum @Sikax13,

If you already updated your base game of The Sims 3 to version 1.67 (with the manual patch), then you do NOT need any of the older patches. You should be able to install the other expansions/stuffpacks just fine. Other than that, the problem you described is very strange.

Could you show/upload a screenshot of the error you are seemingly getting ?

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Re: Can't find previously deleted update

Post by Sikax13 on Thu 11 Aug 2016, 08:48


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Re: Can't find previously deleted update

Post by simmer_tony on Thu 11 Aug 2016, 12:42

Try a clean reinstall following the instructions here:http://simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:TS3_Uninstall and here:http://answers.ea.com/t5/The-Sims-3/Help-Guide-All-in-one-fix-except-hardware-issues-PC-only/m-p/734... where it says Delete game installers

Manually delete everything if above method does not work:https://help.ea.com/article/manually-uninstalling-the-sims-3

Make sure everything Sims is gone from your computer before reinstalling

If the game still shows in your Uninstaller Menu afterwards, you can use CCleaner to get rid of those.

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Re: Can't find previously deleted update

Post by Sikax13 on Fri 12 Aug 2016, 01:38

Thank you it is working now but i have ran into another problem one of the expansions I installed Universities says that there is no disk for said expansion and I downloaded and applied the manual and the ultimate fix and copied the files in the fix into the game bin was I suppose to do the same for the expasions

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Fri 12 Aug 2016, 04:39

@Sikax13 wrote:Thank you it is working now but i have ran into another problem one of the expansions I installed Universities says that there is no disk for said expansion and I downloaded and applied the manual and the ultimate fix and copied the files in the fix into the game bin was I suppose to do the same for the expasions


The Ultimate fix contains a subfolder named #Crack. The two files in it must be copied/pasted to the location C:\Program files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin. Then replace the existing files, and you should be good to go.

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Re: Can't find previously deleted update

Post by Sikax13 on Fri 12 Aug 2016, 05:02

I did that but I still get this when I try to launch the game I still get this

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Re: Can't find previously deleted update

Post by Adwomin on Sun 14 Aug 2016, 23:17

Hi there,

Can you kindly post a screenshot of the folder where you copied the .EXE and .DLL files to?
Preferably in "Details" view mode, with all files visible.

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