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Post by Zlinical on Thu 19 Jan 2017, 09:29

I have The Sims 3 legit base game and the expansions I wanted installed and I downloaded the complete Sims 3 Store and now my game goes up to the loading screen and then crashes

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Re: The Sims 3 not working.

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 19 Jan 2017, 14:03

@Zlinical wrote:I have The Sims 3 legit base game and the expansions I wanted installed and I downloaded the complete Sims 3 Store and now my game goes up to the loading screen and then crashes



Hello nad welcome to the Forum @Zlinical, Smile


For now (re-)do the steps from #2 to #5: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly

Next make sure that you download all available Windows updates too...


Now have another  look at this other topic here and re-do all steps: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t857-the-sims-3-crashes-freezes-to-desktop-fix-updated-on-7-01-2014

If your Windows is a 64-bit version AND if your computer has 4 GB of RAM or more, then focus on step #3 in particular. Download the "4 GB patch" from here.


After downloading, double-click on that 4 GB patch and in the next prompt, choose the TS3W.exe in your base game location. Usually, that's C:\Program files(x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin. Wait for the message "executable successfully patched" and close the 4 GB patch.

Note that this method will not work if your Windows is a 32-bit version and/or if your computer has fewer  than 4 GB of RAM. After doing that, go on with the rest of the steps. These instructions should be pretty self-explanatory.

Now go to My Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3 and delete all contents inside the Currentgame.sims3 folder. Also, in My Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3, delete the following stuff:


-CASPartCache.package
-compositorCache.package
-scriptCache.package
-simCompositorCache.package
-socialCache.package
-plus the contents of the folders "WorldCaches" & "Thumbnails"



Re-start the game then and see if anything improved. You may even turn off your anti-virus program completely before playing The Sims 3. Also, have you also heard about the tool "GameBooster", which can help you improve your system's performance ? Google for "Razer Cortex".  

Finally, check out the topic about excessive FPS rendering  and try applying the procedures shown there, on your own system.

Good luck for now !
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Re: The Sims 3 not working.

Post by Zlinical on Thu 19 Jan 2017, 15:19

@The_gh0stm4n I don't think steps 2-5 will help me that much since I don't have the crack game I have the origin game

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Re: The Sims 3 not working.

Post by Aɾყα on Thu 19 Jan 2017, 16:05

After you've installed pirated expansions, you'll have to crack your legit game. But keep in mind that your Origin game is probably gameversion 1.69, and there's no crack for that particular game version. The crack is for 1.67.

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