Sims 4-Origin Error- "Unable to start....Update your game via Origin to play"

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Sims 4-Origin Error- "Unable to start....Update your game via Origin to play"

Post by Simmeryonce on Fri 19 May 2017, 04:05

Hello!

So heres my issue:

I downloaded sims 4 and installed it in wineskin(wrapper version 2.6.2).

At first when I was trying to install it wouldn't let me because for some reason the setup file was zipped. I unzipped it and it completely installed. 



When I try to run the game it says


 "Unable to start: The contents of your user data directory were created by a newer version of The Sims 4 and cannot be loaded. Please update your game via Origin to play"



I used to have sims4 get to work and get together which I downloaded from another source, but for some reason it stopped working so I deleted it all to start over. 

So when I saw the error I went into my sims 4 wrapper and downloaded an old PC origin (from 2015 that I already had, because the updated origin wont unzip and install into my wrapper) into the wrapper, but the error still pops up.

Can someone please help me fix this issue so I can run the game and also install Get to Work, Get together, and City Living Please!!!

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Re: Sims 4-Origin Error- "Unable to start....Update your game via Origin to play"

Post by animeker on Tue 30 May 2017, 06:53

O SCRATCH EVERYTHING I FOUND THE SOLUTION!!<3 Quite simply go into your documents folder, electronic arts and then "the sims 4" and then delete the gameversion.txt file...voila game is working totally correctly<3



Hey I had the same problem, I went into my documents and renamed the sims 4 folder to "The Sims 4_backup" This forced the game to make a new folder and the game worked excepts now it's in a tiny window with black around the bottom and right edges, if you know how to fix this, maybe we can help each other.

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Cant install expansions

Post by jadeschutte on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 05:20

Hi there,

had no other way of messaging you guys because your website won't let me do this or create a new forum but how on earth do I install the sims 4 expansion packs? Ive downloaded them all and followed instructions but when it comes to installing the expansion pack theres no application file to do so..? How do I launch the installer for each expansion pack when theres no button

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Re: Sims 4-Origin Error- "Unable to start....Update your game via Origin to play"

Post by animeker on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 05:31

@jadeschutte wrote:Hi there,

had no other way of messaging you guys because your website won't let me do this or create a new forum but how on earth do I install the sims 4 expansion packs? Ive downloaded them all and followed instructions but when it comes to installing the expansion pack theres no application file to do so..? How do I launch the installer for each expansion pack when theres no button
 Hey, if you have a mac follow this:
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t20524-a-guide-on-how-to-install-the-sims-4-addons-dlc-on-mac-using-wine

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Re: Sims 4-Origin Error- "Unable to start....Update your game via Origin to play"

Post by jadeschutte on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 08:35

No I don't have a mac, not sure what to do

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Re: Sims 4-Origin Error- "Unable to start....Update your game via Origin to play"

Post by animeker on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 19:40

@jadeschutte wrote:No I don't have a mac, not sure what to do
Hey this is for pc users, by the way you are in the mac section of the forum so this section is for mac users only. but this will help you, just follow these instructions
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t21806-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-4-correctly,
 you can't post in that specific post but around that section you should find more pc help.

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