Basic Question re: Sims 3 Downloads. [SOLVED]

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Basic Question re: Sims 3 Downloads. [SOLVED]

Post by mattyizzo on Wed 04 Jan 2012, 22:32

When I download the "Pets (fixed)" expansion pack, it is not already in ISO form.

Do I need to extract the RAR file, then select all of the files and make them into an ISO file, then mount the image, or can I just run the EXE file after extracted.


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Re: Basic Question re: Sims 3 Downloads. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Wed 04 Jan 2012, 23:44

Hello,

That's correct, we try to avoid .ISO's as much as possible.
You can extract the .rar file as following:

Open the .rar file you downloaded using only WinRar, which can be downloaded from www.games4theworld.org . (If you use any other software than WinRar, like WinZip or 7-zip, the files will get messed up!)When
you've opened the file using WinRar, select áll the files in it and
drag & drop them to a folder on your Desktop. When the extraction is
done, close the .rar file and open the folder on your Desktop.
Now,
start by reading the included "# Installation Guide.txt" and you should
be able to get the game to work yourself. Good luck!

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Re: Basic Question re: Sims 3 Downloads. [SOLVED]

Post by mattyizzo on Thu 05 Jan 2012, 04:07

Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately I'm still having issues (Launcher gets stuck - both when trying to update, and separately when just trying to run the program) But I think that is more of a problem with the source of the installs that I got.

I got all of the expansions and the base from one torrent found on isohunt. Each of the installs there referred to this site, which is where I got the fix and such.

Either way, I think I'll download all of the installs fresh from here and try it again from the start.

Again, Thanks for the reply.

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Re: Basic Question re: Sims 3 Downloads. [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Thu 05 Jan 2012, 10:23

Hello,
The launcher causes a range of problems, but are easily fixed. The game can be updated manually and the game can be started without the launcher.
I only ever use it to install sims3packs.

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Re: Basic Question re: Sims 3 Downloads. [SOLVED]

Post by mattyizzo on Fri 06 Jan 2012, 00:05

Thanks for the reply.

I decided to wipe and completely start from scratch.

So, here's my plan of action, please let me know if there's anything wrong with it:

1. Install Base Sims (and crack)
2. Install Pets, Town Life, and Generations
3. Install all other expansions (except for World)
4. Apply Fix
5. Play!

I just wanted to know if I needed to apply the crack from the base sims rar file (as instructed in that individual readme file) before I go on to step 2.

Thanks again. I really appreciate it.

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Re: Basic Question re: Sims 3 Downloads. [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Fri 06 Jan 2012, 00:53

Hello,
You don't have to apply the crack from the base game or any of the expansions, just the one from the fix.
Don't forget to restart your pc after uninstalling before proceeding to reinstall.

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Re: Basic Question re: Sims 3 Downloads. [SOLVED]

Post by mattyizzo on Fri 06 Jan 2012, 14:27

Thanks for the help.

It's working now.

Your help was greatly appreciated!

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