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Sims 3 expansion installation problem

Post by Castro63 on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 17:54

I bought the sims 3 digitally along with two expansion packs and installed them via origin and then i went to install the other expansion packs that i downloaded from here only problem is the game wont recognise it because it wasn't installed via origin and then i removed the sims 3 that i bought installed the one I downloaded from here but it wouldn't install with origin and every time I open launcher it closes and a message comes up about origin. Getting really fed up with it any idea on how to fix this?

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Re: Sims 3 expansion installation problem

Post by TJ888 on Sun 22 Jan 2017, 07:38

You cannot simply download the other expansions and expect Origin to think you paid for them and work, if you want them to work with origin you need to pay for them.
Secondly, installing the version downloaded from here once again will not install with Origin and will be DRM free instead. You cannot magically make pirated versions install through or use Origin. 
Thirdly, Origin installs game update 1.69 which does not have a crack for it and therefore even if you were to download the other expansions, they can't be cracked with your current install of the sims 3 afaik.

If you don't mind not playing with origin then all you need to do is install the 1.67 patch and then use the ultimate fix to crack the game and expansions, allowing you to play the game and any expansion for free WITHOUT Origin. This will require you to 1st uninstall the current one you have as it is on 1.69 as you cannot go backwards with patches. 

However, if it is so important that you play with Origin and have the games installed on Origin then there is no other way than to buy them. 


Moderators or other knowledgable users, if I am mistaken please correct me as I took multiple year break from The Sims 3 and don't know how much has changed Razz
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Re: Sims 3 expansion installation problem

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 22 Jan 2017, 10:21

Hello and welcome to the forum.


Usually you can install expansions if you have a base game on Origin, but it has to be prevented from updating to 1.69, and the crack goes to a slightly different location.
It sounds like you may have a Deluxe edition though, in which case, it will not work.


The easiest solution is probably to uninstall your Origin version of the game completely (also, restart your computer after doing that) and install the downloaded games following these instructions.
You do not have to run Origin to run the game, but there's no need to make a point of disabling it either. 


Can you start the game with TS3W.exe in your base game\bin (install directory)? If you can't, please give us a more detailed description, or even a screenshot, of the error message you're receiving.

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