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The Sims 3 launcher problems. [SOLVED]

Post by beckileighx on Tue 29 Nov 2016, 00:30

Hi, 

I installed all expansion packs except World Adventures, ambitions and pets as I already have them on disc, as well as the base game.
I followed the instructions thoroughly, I was unsure whether to change the files in my base game as it is a legit copy, but I did anyway, now whenever I click anything it says Sims3Launcher has stopped working. 


I'm really new to torrenting and downloading things and this is the first time I've done it, I thought by following the step by step I couldn't go wrong, but clearly I have somewhere.

Help would really be appreciated.

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Re: The Sims 3 launcher problems. [SOLVED]

Post by Aɾყα on Tue 29 Nov 2016, 10:56

Hello,


Welcome to the forum.
Well, you should still be able to start the game using TS3W.exe (in your base game/bin). Can you verify this?
The launcher is prone to crashing, this is not only true for cracked games.

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Re: The Sims 3 launcher problems. [SOLVED]

Post by beckileighx on Tue 29 Nov 2016, 11:56

Hello, 

Thank you for the reply.

Yes, I did try that, it brings up a black screen with a blue loading circle, and then it says Sims3Launcher has stopped working.

Could me putting a crack into the base game folder, even though the base game is a legal copy, have caused this?

What do I try now? 

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Re: The Sims 3 launcher problems. [SOLVED]

Post by Aɾყα on Tue 29 Nov 2016, 12:57

Hello,


Normally that shouldn't be an issue. We have plenty of users with a combination of cracked and legit games. 
A question though, was your game updated to 1.69, or did you remain at 1.67? If you're at 1.69, your game version isn't compatible with the crack. The only way to fix that, is to reinstall the base game (no need to touch the expansions) and use this to patch your game.

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Re: The Sims 3 launcher problems. [SOLVED]

Post by beckileighx on Tue 29 Nov 2016, 13:48

How can I find out which version I have?

I will try that thank you, also, do I need to add the cracks back into the base game folder once it's been reinstalled?

And, since downloading the expansions, when I turn on my laptop it gives me the error "Critical error died" then restarts and works but it's done it every time I've started my laptop since installing the expansions last night.

Sorry for all of the questions, I'm really inexperienced with cracks etc.

Thank you for replying and being patient Smile

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Re: The Sims 3 launcher problems. [SOLVED]

Post by Aɾყα on Tue 29 Nov 2016, 14:50

Normally, you could find it by opening the launcher, but that's not going to work here obviously. In stead, go to your install directory and open the basegame\bin. There, find a text document called skuversion and open it. Your gameversion is on top in that document.


If you reinstall and update with the patch then yes, you have to crack it again. 


As for your next problem, I am not too sure what to make of it. I'd rather ask someone else to answer that one for you.

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Re: The Sims 3 launcher problems. [SOLVED]

Post by beckileighx on Tue 29 Nov 2016, 15:23

Hey,

I checked the game version, it was indeed 1.69, I'm currently reinstalling TS3 base game and have downloaded the patch you suggested.

I will keep you updated as to whether this works.

Thank you so much for your quick replies and helpful advice.

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Re: The Sims 3 launcher problems. [SOLVED]

Post by Aɾყα on Tue 29 Nov 2016, 15:31

You're welcome. Smile
I hope you rebooted your system after you went through the uninstallation?

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Re: The Sims 3 launcher problems. [SOLVED]

Post by beckileighx on Tue 29 Nov 2016, 15:39

I didn't reboot?!

Do I need to? oh gosh oops  Wat. Embarrassing...

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Re: The Sims 3 launcher problems. [SOLVED]

Post by beckileighx on Tue 29 Nov 2016, 15:43

Going to reboot now before I re-install TS3 base game.

TS3 Pets I have was Downloaded via Origin, can Origin be logged in whilst using these or does it have to be logged out?

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Re: The Sims 3 launcher problems. [SOLVED]

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Tue 29 Nov 2016, 16:56

@beckileighx wrote:
And, since downloading the expansions, when I turn on my laptop it gives me the error "Critical error died" then restarts and works but it's done it every time I've started my laptop since installing the expansions last night.


What Windows version do you have?

If you have Windows Vista, 7 or 10, open the START menu, type cmd at the bottom where it says "Search" and wait a little. Cmd or command prompt should show up at the top of the start menu. Then you right-click on it and choose run as Administrator.

If you have Windows 8, click in the bottom right of the screen and click "Search". Type command prompt and when it shows up, right-click and choose run as Administrator. You should also be able to open that, by right-clicking on the Windows-logo in the lower left and then selecting Command Prompt (Administrator).

When the prompt opens, type sfc/ scannow and hit enter. Now wait until the scan has completed 100%. There will be a message at the end of the scan process. Please either note down the EXACT wording of the final message, or take a screenshot of the command prompt window when the scan is finished. 

Keep us posted about what happens next!
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Re: The Sims 3 launcher problems. [SOLVED]

Post by beckileighx on Tue 29 Nov 2016, 17:32

Edin - I'm still waiting for my game to install, taking ages, I think my disc is probably abit scratched from being so old.

TheGhostMan - I've done what you said & am currently waiting for it to finish scanning. :-)

Thank you for all your help and patience, will keep you both updated.

//EDIT


Scan says

"Windows resource protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them. Details are included in the CBS.log windir\logs\CBS\CBS.Log. For example C:Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.Log. Note that logging is currently not supported in offline servicing scenarios."


Thats what the scan said, I did try and upload a print screen but failed miserably! Lol.


//EDIT


Thank you so much, that's worked now!

Only issue I'm having now is, I have legit versions of Ambitions and Pets, Pets is in program files/origin, so how do I crack that so it works with my game?

Ambitions and pets aren't coming up as installed on my launcher.

Thank you for all your help and we've nearly resolved it all!


//EDIT


Me, again!
The game worked, I got to the main menu where you can choose a town, and there were no towns, the writing was missing from everything, and when I clicked "New Game" it did nothing. I think I've messed something up somewhere, I'm going to uninstall the expansions and try again now you've helped me figure out what was wrong with my base game!

Will keep you posted.

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Re: The Sims 3 launcher problems. [SOLVED]

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Tue 29 Nov 2016, 19:44

@beckileighx wrote:Scan says

"Windows resource protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them. Details are included in the CBS.log windir\logs\CBS\CBS.Log. For example C:Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.Log. Note that logging is currently not supported in offline servicing scenarios."


Thats what the scan said, I did try and upload a print screen but failed miserably! Lol.


For easier readability I merged your (consecutive) messages into one single post. You can also update your post by clicking on the button "Edit", if you want to add anything. Smile  No worries about the screenshot; and the message sounds good to me. Hopefully that will at least reduce your errors when starting up the computer from now on.

As for Ambitions and Pets not showing up, I'm not sure yet. Please try re-applying the 1.67 patch + Ultimate fix again. A.k.a. the steps #2, #4 and #5 here:
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly

Did you again update the base game to 1.69 though, or did you now install the Games4theworld base game?
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Re: The Sims 3 launcher problems. [SOLVED]

Post by Aɾყα on Tue 29 Nov 2016, 20:48

Reapplying the patch should also solve the "missing text" issue.

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Re: The Sims 3 launcher problems. [SOLVED]

Post by beckileighx on Wed 30 Nov 2016, 13:34

Thank you so much it is all now working!!
Thank you for all your help and patience. 

I'm going to try TS4 soon so you'll probably hear from me again, lol.

Thanks again xxx

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Re: The Sims 3 launcher problems. [SOLVED]

Post by Aɾყα on Wed 30 Nov 2016, 14:37

Glad to hear it'w working!
Don't hesitate to post again if you have problems.
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