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Nothing happens when installing Sims 3 expansions

Post by littlemiaow on Sun 27 Nov 2016, 23:43

Hey hey,

About nine months ago I downloaded the Sims 3 Complete torrent on my Mac and got it up and running no problems. I really want to add the last few expansions (namely Into the Future and University Life). I've downloaded them individually and followed the installation instructions to the letter (I promise!). The problem is that nothing happens! There are no errors and the game continues to play just fine, but the new expansions never show up. Without any errors I'm stuck for what to do next. 

I fear the answer is to delete everything and start again from scratch but there's nothing I want to do less! All help appreciated.

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Re: Nothing happens when installing Sims 3 expansions

Post by Aɾყα on Mon 28 Nov 2016, 00:22

Hello,


Welcome to the forum.
I've moved your topic to the Mac-section.


Let's see though, why did you download those expansions individually? They were included in the "The Sims 3 Complete" torrent.
If there weren't any errors, I don't see how it can be that your expansions don't show up. Can you open the launcher, and see if the icons for those expansions are lit up? 

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Re: Nothing happens when installing Sims 3 expansions

Post by littlemiaow on Mon 28 Nov 2016, 00:28

Hi, thank you for getting back to me. The one I downloaded included the following:
Ambitions
Pets
High-End Loft
Master Suite
Outdoor Living
Generations
Showtime
World Adventures
Supernatural
Fast Lane
+extra neighbourhoods!

The description also mentions University life but that isn't actually included for some reason. The icons aren't lighting up on the launcher, that's how I'm checking whether they're working or not.

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Re: Nothing happens when installing Sims 3 expansions

Post by Aɾყα on Mon 28 Nov 2016, 00:37

Hmmm, that's weird. You didn't get that torrent from us then, we added everything in our complete collection, but no neighbourhoods.
Was it a normal, or modified installer?

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Re: Nothing happens when installing Sims 3 expansions

Post by littlemiaow on Mon 28 Nov 2016, 00:39

Hm interesting, it had instructions that were branded with your stuff and used your cracks so I kind of assumed it was official but I've had a double check and see that you're right. I'm not 100% sure what you're asking sorry?

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Re: Nothing happens when installing Sims 3 expansions

Post by Aɾყα on Mon 28 Nov 2016, 00:59

When you went to install the game, did you go through a regular setup process that had you install the base game and packs one by one, and entering the cd-keys for each pack? Or was it like a "click this, do that, and everything installs like magic" kind of thing.

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