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Post by b3lladonna on Sun 29 Jan 2017, 08:32

Ok, so I am new to this... and this is a dumb question I apologise!
I have a legit base copy of this game and have downloaded Ambitions and University life. I had to save them on an external harddrive as my actual hard drive is full. How do I actually install the expansions? I've unzipped and everything but nothing opens the installers.

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Re: How to actually install?!

Post by Aɾყα on Sun 29 Jan 2017, 11:06

Hello,


There's an installer in there, find the setup.exe, and double-click it.
If you're unsure which one it is, or that it's not there, you can post a screenshot of the unzipped folder. Do you still have some room to install these expansions? If your C drive is full (assuming that's where your base game is), that might be your problem right there.  

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Re: How to actually install?!

Post by b3lladonna on Sun 29 Jan 2017, 11:22

Thanks. I extracted the file to my desktop and when I went to install it it says I have to have the Sims 3 o play. =/

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Post by Aɾყα on Sun 29 Jan 2017, 11:24

Ok, on which platform do you own the base game? Is it legit? Pirated? Modified installer or not?

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Re: How to actually install?!

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sun 29 Jan 2017, 11:26

@b3lladonna wrote:Ok, so I am new to this... and this is a dumb question I apologise!
I have a legit base copy of this game and have downloaded Ambitions and University life. I had to save them on an external harddrive as my actual hard drive is full. How do I actually install the expansions? I've unzipped and everything but nothing opens the installers.

Thanks for your help.


And in order to ensure general game stability, it's always a good idea to have some "buffer free space" on your C: drive. I strongly suggest you free up some space. Smile
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Re: How to actually install?!

Post by b3lladonna on Sun 29 Jan 2017, 11:27

Ɛɗιη wrote:Ok, on which platform do you own the base game? Is it legit? Pirated? Modified installer or not?

Legit. I bought it off steam 3 days ago.

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Re: How to actually install?!

Post by Aɾყα on Sun 29 Jan 2017, 11:27

Ah,
Unfortunately you can't combine cracked games with a Steam version, I'm sorry.

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Re: How to actually install?!

Post by b3lladonna on Sun 29 Jan 2017, 11:31

Ah that would be why.

So my only option is to download the fully cracked version + expansions?

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Re: How to actually install?!

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sun 29 Jan 2017, 11:32

@b3lladonna wrote:Legit. I bought it off steam 3 days ago.


I suggest you use the cracked base game of The Sims 3 & expansions (works better than the DRM-polluted Steam & Origin versions, anyhow).  Haters gonna hate Very Happy
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Re: How to actually install?!

Post by Aɾყα on Sun 29 Jan 2017, 11:38

@b3lladonna wrote:Ah that would be why.

So my only option is to download the fully cracked version + expansions?

Yes, unfortunately.
We have a complete collection on the website, and all the expansions as separate downloads as well.

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Re: How to actually install?!

Post by b3lladonna on Sun 29 Jan 2017, 22:08

I'm downloaidng it as we speak, thanks guys.
I should uninstall my legit copy then?

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Re: How to actually install?!

Post by Aɾყα on Mon 30 Jan 2017, 11:30

I'm not sure if they can exist together, but even if they can, all that would accomplish is that it takes up space. It's probably best to uninstall it.

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Re: How to actually install?!

Post by b3lladonna on Mon 30 Jan 2017, 11:45

Ok I took your advice and downloaded the complete collection. I went to install the base game... and it asks me for a code. 

One day I'll get this right and not bombard you guys with questions anymore. Sad

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Re: How to actually install?!

Post by Aɾყα on Mon 30 Jan 2017, 11:49

Don't worry about it, that's what we're here for Smile


There should be an installation guide in the RAR you downloaded. That document has all of the serial keys for each of the games.

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