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Post by chrisshane09 on Sun 18 Jun 2017, 15:15

I have installed and played Sims 4 and sims 3 various times on various computers using games4theworld. I should be a pro at this by now, but it's been a couple years, and I think I need the cobwebs cleared. 

First of all, do you need to install every expansion (Sims 4) to get the game to work? I'm down to just the Parenthood expansion left, and I am still getting the Orgin error. If it's open, it says it needs to be closed, and if it's closed, it says it needs to be open. 

I guess we can start from there.

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Re: Installing sims 4 question.

Post by Tarac on Sun 18 Jun 2017, 15:32

1. With downloaded games Origin must never be active on your computer.
2. Your anti-virus must not de-activate the cracks like rld.dll, RldOrigin.dll in your Game\Bin folder. You still see them in that folder but cannot be accessed by the program.
3. Whenever possible use TS4_x64.exe and not the pre-fabricated shortcut to start your game on a 64-bits windows machine.
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Re: Installing sims 4 question.

Post by chrisshane09 on Sun 18 Jun 2017, 15:36

Tarac wrote:1. With downloaded games Origin must never be active on your computer.
2. Your anti-virus must not de-activate the cracks like rld.dll, RldOrigin.dll in your Game\Bin folder. You still see them in that folder but cannot be accessed by the program.
3. Whenever possible use TS4_x64.exe and not the pre-fabricated shortcut to start your game on a 64-bits windows machine.
I deleted my anti-virus just to download and install these. I remembered the Dll error haha. I'm not having that, just the orgin error. Should I just uninstal orgin, or do you think I need to start all the way over?
Thanks for your help.

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Post by Tarac on Sun 18 Jun 2017, 15:47

I suggest you download Parenthood as well and use the new Game folder to start The Sims 4.
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Post by chrisshane09 on Sun 18 Jun 2017, 15:49

Tarac wrote:I suggest you download Parenthood as well and use the new Game folder to start The Sims 4.
Alright. I'll install that tonight. I have to get to work.
If that doesn't work, I'll start over.
Lil tedious that you need literally every exspansion just to make it run.
It's free though, it's free. haha.
Thank you, I'll let you guys know what happens.

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Re: Installing sims 4 question.

Post by Tarac on Sun 18 Jun 2017, 17:21

chrisshane09 wrote:
Tarac wrote:I suggest you download Parenthood as well and use the new Game folder to start The Sims 4.
Alright. I'll install that tonight. I have to get to work.
If that doesn't work, I'll start over.
Lil tedious that you need literally every exspansion just to make it run.
It's free though, it's free. haha.
Thank you, I'll let you guys know what happens.
As an expiriment I just did the following:
1. Install base game
2. Install Toddlers, Vampires
3. Install Parenthood.

Works perfectly, but of course I miss Get To Work, Get Together, Outdoor Living, Dine Out, City Living and a lot of SP's.
This proves that you do not have to install all DLC's

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It only works without problems when you already have a full and complete version of all DLC's in your folder Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4
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Re: Installing sims 4 question.

Post by chrisshane09 on Mon 19 Jun 2017, 22:52

Tarac wrote:
chrisshane09 wrote:
Tarac wrote:I suggest you download Parenthood as well and use the new Game folder to start The Sims 4.
Alright. I'll install that tonight. I have to get to work.
If that doesn't work, I'll start over.
Lil tedious that you need literally every exspansion just to make it run.
It's free though, it's free. haha.
Thank you, I'll let you guys know what happens.
As an expiriment I just did the following:
1. Install base game
2. Install Toddlers, Vampires
3. Install Parenthood.

Works perfectly, but of course I miss Get To Work, Get Together, Outdoor Living, Dine Out, City Living and a lot of SP's.
This proves that you do not have to install all DLC's

EDIT:
It only works without problems when you already have a full and complete version of all DLC's in your folder Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4
I uninstalled everything and started over. Installed sims 4, vampire- tod, and parenthood. Now I'm getting the "contents of the user directory were created with a newer version." I updated it using the update, says my game is up to date. Orgin is nowhere on my laptop.

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Re: Installing sims 4 question.

Post by Tarac on Tue 20 Jun 2017, 11:33

You updated without Origin ?
Anyway, all you have to do is go to Username\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4 and delete the file GameVersion.
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