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Post by ririruetoo on Wed 24 Aug 2016, 03:51

After a few attempts I was able to install Generations and Seasons. I have the base game and Pets already installed through origin. I followed the instructions about successfully installing the game and even installing the ultimate fix. After loading the launcher and clicking play it told me to insrt the seasons disc so I copied the crack of that into the Sims 3 bin. However after clicking play the game goes to a black screen. Itt used to do this even with the base game and after a while it would start to play the game. But now it just stays on the black screen, then it gets unresponsive and a window pops up saying the game won't respond and it closes. I really want to play the expansions what can I do?

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Re: Black Screen after installing expansions

Post by simmer_tony on Wed 24 Aug 2016, 13:15

Hello, and welcome to the foum,  Very Happy
what is version of your The Sims 3 game? You can find it in lower left corner in launcher. If version is 1.69 then you can't mix and match Origin and pirated ones. Then, download Base Game and Pets from here and install it. If version is 1.67 then we'll start troubleshooting.

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Re: Black Screen after installing expansions

Post by ririruetoo on Wed 24 Aug 2016, 20:58

Okay I think I may have found the potential problem. The base sim update is 1.67 but Generations is coming up as 0.0.0.0

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I'm going to try uninstalling Generations and Seasons and then reinstall and see if that changes anything.

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Re: Black Screen after installing expansions

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 24 Aug 2016, 21:13

@ririruetoo wrote:I'm going to try uninstalling Generations and Seasons and then reinstall and see if that changes anything.


For now though, please try the steps #2, #4 and #5, from this guide here:
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly


P.S. in Windows OS, I personally recommend to never uninstall ANYTHING unless you know with a near 100% chance how to do it (properly) and that it will also help your specific problem. And in your case, uninstalling stuff could actually make the problem worse.
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Re: Black Screen after installing expansions

Post by ririruetoo on Fri 26 Aug 2016, 23:21

Thank you so much! After using the ultimate fix everything now works! However, when playing world adventures when I try to edit the different countries *Egypt* the game crashes.

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Re: Black Screen after installing expansions

Post by Adwomin on Sat 27 Aug 2016, 23:57

Hi there,

Nice to hear the game is working now! Smile

As for the crash, maybe you have Mods/CC that are interfering with the game.
Just to be sure, please try these possible fixes (especially #1): http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t857-the-sims-3-crashes-freezes-to-desktop-fix-updated-on-30-01-2015

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