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Post by raykyogrou0 on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 04:38

The instructions to install the latest City Living release are to : "move the folder directly under either C:\Program files or C:\Program files (x86)", which then fixes the "Origin not installed" error.  Well, I have my game installed at "E:\Program files (x86)\Origin Games\" because I have a laptop with a tiny SSD and barely any space on the C:\ drive.  I got the Origin error after copying files from the .rar file.  I initially wanted to post here right away but decided to first try moving the game folder to "E:\Program files (x86)" and found that that worked for me and the game started without error after I redirected the shortcut.  Posting here in case other people might have a similar problem and that it's not necessary to install it on the windows drive.

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Re: Installation directory not in C:\

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 07:06

@raykyogrou0 wrote:The instructions to install the latest City Living release are to : "move the folder directly under either C:\Program files or C:\Program files (x86)", which then fixes the "Origin not installed" error.  Well, I have my game installed at "E:\Program files (x86)\Origin Games\" because I have a laptop with a tiny SSD and barely any space on the C:\ drive.  I got the Origin error after copying files from the .rar file.  I initially wanted to post here right away but decided to first try moving the game folder to "E:\Program files (x86)" and found that that worked for me and the game started without error after I redirected the shortcut.  Posting here in case other people might have a similar problem and that it's not necessary to install it on the windows drive.


Hello @raykykgrou0,


You are absolutely correct with your conclusion. You can have the game in almost any location/hard-drive accessible to your computer. The main message of the guide (even if it doesn't appear as such to the outsider) is, you cannot have the game under C:\Program files (x86)\Electronic Arts, which is the default location when you install the TS4 Base game from Games4theworld.

We suggested the thing with...

G4TW wrote:"move the folder directly under either C:\Program files or C:\Program files (x86)", which then fixes the "Origin not installed" error.


merely out of simplicity. Of course it doesn't take into account the fact that people may have multiple hard-drives, but in practice it mostly works out, for the average user.
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