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I can't play Sims 3, problem with the starting screen. [SOLVED]

Post by Aika on Fri 16 Dec 2016, 16:37

Hello,
I used to love the sims 3, so lately I've decided to download it again. I followed your instructions and installed the base game, then all the expansion packs, then the ultimate fix just as you guys said.
so, I open the sims 3 launcher, the game results updated and ready, with all the expansion packs I installed. I press play, the screen turns black and after a few seconds a window pops up telling me something in the lines of "this version of the sims 3 seems to be not original, we reccommend using the original game if you don't want the game to crash. abandon the game?" (I'm italian, so I tried to translate it.)
if I abandon the game closes. if I choose to keep it running, the game seems to work until I get to the starting screen, where you choose an house and press play and all that:
the images are there but there's no text, and clicking on buttons doesn't do anything.
I tried to take a screenshot but I wasn't able to do it. 
Also, the pc keeps telling me my game isn't in the best screen sizing option (it tells me to turn it into the usual 1366x768) but I of course can't change it as I can't interact with the game options.
the only thing i can do -- when I press esc or try to close the window the game asks me if I want to close it, if I press okay it does work and shuts down.
I hope you understood and I'm sorry for my poor english!

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Re: I can't play Sims 3, problem with the starting screen. [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Fri 16 Dec 2016, 18:15

Hello,


Welcome to the forum.


Let's try to reinstall the patch, and the crack from the fix.
It's unusual that you would get an error like this, unless there's a compatibility problem between your game version and your crack.
Please try this, and keep us posted! 

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Re: I can't play Sims 3, problem with the starting screen. [SOLVED]

Post by Aika on Sat 17 Dec 2016, 10:59

Ɛɗιη wrote:Hello,


Welcome to the forum.


Let's try to reinstall the patch, and the crack from the fix.
It's unusual that you would get an error like this, unless there's a compatibility problem between your game version and your crack.
Please try this, and keep us posted! 
I re-installed the update,which seemed to not be installed already for some reason, and re-applied the crack and it worked!Thank you so much!
Last thing, I installed all the expansions but not the extra stuff packs, which I'd like to install later on. Will I have to re-apply all the cracks and the update?
Thank you again for your patience!

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Re: I can't play Sims 3, problem with the starting screen. [SOLVED]

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sat 17 Dec 2016, 11:46

@Aika wrote:I re-installed the update,which seemed to not be installed already for some reason, and re-applied the crack and it worked!Thank you so much!
Last thing, I installed all the expansions but not the extra stuff packs, which I'd like to install later on. Will I have to re-apply all the cracks and the update?
Thank you again for your patience!


You shouldn't have to re-apply the (1.67) patch and crack, when adding the stuffpacks later on. Smile

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Re: I can't play Sims 3, problem with the starting screen. [SOLVED]

Post by Aika on Sat 17 Dec 2016, 15:05

@The_gh0stm4n wrote:
@Aika wrote:I re-installed the update,which seemed to not be installed already for some reason, and re-applied the crack and it worked!Thank you so much!
Last thing, I installed all the expansions but not the extra stuff packs, which I'd like to install later on. Will I have to re-apply all the cracks and the update?
Thank you again for your patience!


You shouldn't have to re-apply the (1.67) patch and crack, when adding the stuffpacks later on. Smile
okay, thank you so much for helping!

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Re: I can't play Sims 3, problem with the starting screen. [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sat 17 Dec 2016, 15:16

You're welcome Smile
Don't hesitate to post if you have questions or problems again!
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