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this product requires an installed copy of the sims 3

Post by Chippu on Thu 05 Jan 2012, 06:39

Hi, i always get this problem whenever i install high end expansion pack, i already have the sims 3 [located at drive d], however, my sims3 was just copy-pasted, and i think it doesnt recognize that , indeed, i have already the game. Any solutions please? Thanks

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Re: this product requires an installed copy of the sims 3

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Thu 05 Jan 2012, 10:01

Hello,
I think you're right, and that means that you'll have to reinstall the base game.
Is this the first expansion you're installing?

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Re: this product requires an installed copy of the sims 3

Post by Chippu on Thu 05 Jan 2012, 15:28

the thing is, i just have the files, dont have the installer, just like i said, i just copy-pasted it, so what are you trying to say is to download the game installer? Any other solutions, since i got a slow internet and it will take many days to download it. Answer regarding to the expansion, yes its my first to install an expansion.

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Re: this product requires an installed copy of the sims 3

Post by Adwomin on Thu 05 Jan 2012, 15:54

Hello,

Well, no, copy and pasting isn't going to work for sure. You'll need to remove everything first and then reinstalling using, indeed, the installer.
If you don't want to re-download, our CD/DVD Service might be interesting for you.

Besides that, your order isn't correct. Since you've got a slow connection, I recommend following these directions regarding the installation order: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly

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