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Post by etceteranoughh on Sun 22 Jan 2017, 03:53

Hey, guys. I'm going insane over this. I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong- I've gone through a share of threads about this problem and I've tried many things but it's not working. No shit, Sherlock.

This happens when I start the game in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin" from "TS3W.exe", ran as administrator (if I don't I get a black screen). This bug still occurs when I run from "TS3.exe" as well. First, it minimizes and says I'm using an unofficial version- I can choose to "quit" or "continue". When I continue, it shows the EA screen, maxis, and the Sims 3 loading screen, but once it gets to the menu, all the options are blank, and I can't even quit the game without force stopping it. 

When I try opening the game from the launcher, I immediately get an error message that says "Unable to connect to origin". I can cancel this, but when I press the play button, I get another error message telling me to insert the University Life game disc. I tried uninstalling University life, and instead, it told me to insert the Seasons game disc. When I reinstalled University Life I still got the same message.

I have tried the ultimate fix, the crack, the manual patch (twice). I have uninstalled and reinstalled the base game and followed the instructions on the forum very closely both times I installed it. 

I have the complete collection version, and I only installed Generations, Late Night, Seasons, Town Life Stuff, University Life, and World Adventures. Do I need to install all the packs to make it work? I do not have Origin, and all my downloads were from G4TW. I'm on a Windows 10 PC with an Intel i7. I hope I gave enough information and I hope there's a way to fix this! 

Thanks!

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Re: Sims 3 start menu blank. [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 22 Jan 2017, 10:00

Hello,


Welcome to the forum.
This should be a simple matter of a misplaced crack, can you show us a screenshot of the folder you've copied it to?

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Post by etceteranoughh on Sun 22 Jan 2017, 16:37

Ɛɗιη wrote:Hello,


Welcome to the forum.
This should be a simple matter of a misplaced crack, can you show us a screenshot of the folder you've copied it to?
Thank you!

Yes, here it is:


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Post by etceteranoughh on Sun 22 Jan 2017, 16:51

Okay, I fixed it! It was my mistake. I don't think I copied the .dll file over before- my mistake! I reapplied the crack and it's working now. Thank you!

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 22 Jan 2017, 19:47

Good to hear!
Don't hesitate to post if you have questions or problems again.
Happy simming The Sims Plumbob 1  topic closed.

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