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Post by Robin656 on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 15:44

Hi, there!

I've downloaded and installed The Sims 3 and some expansion packs before on a older computer that I had, and it worked great!
But now I want to install them on my new computer. I have looked around on the forum for guides where I can find out how I can install, ALL the Sims 3 expansions from scratch! Noob

The problem is that I don't remember if I need to apply all fixes and patches for every expansion, if I'm going to install them all? I have seen this guide, but I think it's not detailed enough for me: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly-updated

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Re: Installing The Sims 3 and Expansions

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 15:59

Hello,
I can't tell you more than that guide you're mentioning already told you. Just follow that guide, don't apply any cracks (or patches) until you're done installing everything, then use the fix to patch and crack your game.
If you have specific questions about any part of the installation process, don't hesitate to let us know.

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Re: Installing The Sims 3 and Expansions

Post by Robin656 on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 16:03

So I should just install everything, WITHOUT applying ANYTHING, and then apply the fix to the last expansion?

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 16:08

Hello,
That's right, don't apply anything at all, except of course for serial keys, and if you get a game region error during installation of Outdoor Living stuff and/or World Adventures you should follow the #Installation Guide's step-by-step of changing SKU.
After you've installed everything, apply the manual patch to avoid the "invalid file" error.
After that, all you really need to do is open the fix (with winRAR) and go to the folder named #crack and apply these files to the appropriate location as described in its #Installation Guide.

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Re: Installing The Sims 3 and Expansions

Post by Robin656 on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 16:10

Ok, thanks!

I will try that out right now, and thanks for a quick respons! Smile

//EDIT

Hi,
Is there a special order I should install the expansions in? Or a specific expansion I should install last?

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And do I need EA Download Manager??Smile

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 17:15

Hello,
No, but its recommended to install Generations, Town Life stuff, Pets or master Suite stuff first.


Robin656 wrote:And do I need EA Download Manager?? Smile

Nope, you can skip that.

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Post by Robin656 on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 17:16

Ok, and EA Download Manager? Smile

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 17:18

Hello,
Sorry I edited my post after seeing that question, the answer is no, you don't need it. You'd only use it to update, which is more easily done manually anyway.

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Post by Robin656 on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 17:20

Ok, thank you so much! Very Happy

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 17:25

Hello,
Please let us know the result.

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Re: Installing The Sims 3 and Expansions

Post by Robin656 on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 17:40

I will tell you as soon as I'm done installing.

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I installed The Sims 3 Pets, and in the end it asks me if I want to
donwload Origin? Do I need to do that? Cause I don't know what that is.

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Re: Installing The Sims 3 and Expansions

Post by Adwomin on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 18:54

Hello,

No, you do not need Origin. It's used to update the game via EA's servers, but that's not necessary, since you can always use the (recommended) manual patch: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1870-can-t-update-the-sims-3-to-v129-fix-manual-patch

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Post by Robin656 on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 18:56

Ok, thanks! Smile

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Post by Adwomin on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 19:00

Robin656 wrote:Ok, thanks! Smile
Hello,

I'll keep this topic open for you; please let us know the final result. Good luck!

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Post by Robin656 on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 20:13

Hi,
Should I apply the FIX before or after the manual update?

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Re: Installing The Sims 3 and Expansions

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Mon 06 Feb 2012, 09:17

Hello,
You apply the manual update during the fix. The manual update replaces step 11 in the #Installation Guide.

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Re: Installing The Sims 3 and Expansions

Post by Robin656 on Tue 07 Feb 2012, 15:57

Ok!

IT WORKED ! Very Happy
In the beginning it crashed twice when I was going to build my home, but i restarted the computer, and it seems to work now! Smile
I'll tell you if something happens again!

- Thank you so much! Smile

PS! I saw this yesterday and I don't really get what it is?
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t3378-the-sims-3-store-updates-january-and-february-2012-out-now-download-link

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Tue 07 Feb 2012, 16:38

Hello,
Those are the Sims store updates. If you have a legal game, you can get an account and buy extra things for your game like furniture, lots, hairstyles etc.
G4TW has all of these available as well. Free of cost of course Very Happy
That link takes you to a mediafire account that has all store items since 2009.
Don't hesitate to ask if you have questions or problems again, for now, Happy simming! The Sims Plumbob 1


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Post by Robin656 on Tue 07 Feb 2012, 18:59

The game crashes about every 30 minutes? Sad

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Wed 08 Feb 2012, 09:24

Hello,
Does it happen at any particular moment, or are these random crashes?

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