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Post by kenKay_002 on Sun 29 Jan 2012, 01:54

I've installed the base game from PB, it works fine.
I've also downloaded Generations, Pets, and Ambitions from G4TW.
I opened up the Generations Installation Guide and the first step is to open the Sims3EP04Setup.exe , but when I do that, it just turns into an .rar, and when I click on the .rar, it unzips a creates a duplicate.
What Am I doing wrong? Help

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Re: .exe files not opening

Post by Adwomin on Sun 29 Jan 2012, 12:12

Hello,

Obviously, .exe files won't open with Mac's, since it's a Windows extension.
Open the .rar file using Stuffit Expander and extract it using only that program.

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Post by jnywhlr on Sun 29 Jan 2012, 20:20

I have the exact same problem, but the .exe files don't become .rar files. What do I do? Help :newfag:

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Re: .exe files not opening

Post by kenKay_002 on Sun 29 Jan 2012, 20:40

Hey admin, I tried your suggestion but it just keeps duplicating.
P.S., I was misaken, the .exe turns into a .zip, then duplicates when I unzip it

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Post by jnywhlr on Sun 29 Jan 2012, 20:44

Mine doesn't even turn into a .zip, it just stays .exe

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Post by Adwomin on Sun 29 Jan 2012, 23:40

Hello,

No, don't use Stuffit Expander on the .exe file, but on the original .RAR file you downloaded!

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Post by kenKay_002 on Mon 30 Jan 2012, 00:54

oh, i get it now! thanks.
I expanded the .rar with stuffit but now I have all these random folders. Do I still follow the instructions to open the .exe or do I just run the installer?

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Post by jnywhlr on Mon 30 Jan 2012, 03:04

Thanks! That was really helpful, but now once I open the installer it says "Could not verify the integrity of the installer" Now what do I do?

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Post by Adwomin on Mon 30 Jan 2012, 17:13

@kenKay_002 wrote:oh, i get it now! thanks.
I expanded the .rar with stuffit but now I have all these random folders. Do I still follow the instructions to open the .exe or do I just run the installer?
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Run the installer instead.

@jnywhlr wrote:Thanks! That was really helpful, but now once I open the installer it says "Could not verify the integrity of the installer" Now what do I do?
Are we still talking about Generations here?

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Post by jnywhlr on Mon 30 Jan 2012, 22:31

Yeah. When I open the Generations installer, that's what it says.

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Re: .exe files not opening

Post by Adwomin on Mon 30 Jan 2012, 22:40

Hello,

You need a specific version of Stuffit Expander, although I forgot what version it is: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1142-update-read-before-posting-anything-related-to-the-sims-3
And well... MegaUpload is offline, so you can't download it from that link either.

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Re: .exe files not opening

Post by kenKay_002 on Tue 31 Jan 2012, 02:24

Yea the integrity problem happens for me too. So, I guess Generations is unavailable at the moment

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