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Post by Probert on Mon 13 Feb 2012, 22:09

hmmmmmmm....... I can play the game pretty much trouble free except when i go into buy mode. I can go into buy mode and buy something but when I go to place the item somewhere, I drag it and as soon as I drop it to place, it freezes and game must be restarted. The other strange thing is when you start the Sims game and the launcher comes up.......... there's nothing listed anywhere in the launcher telling me what I have like in the downloads tab, installed content tab etc.



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Re: nothing listed in the game launcher + freezing..... [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Mon 13 Feb 2012, 23:35

Hello,
Did you use the latest fix?

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Re: nothing listed in the game launcher + freezing..... [SOLVED]

Post by Probert on Tue 14 Feb 2012, 14:59

Ok I got crazy last night and now I'm paying for it. I did apply the latest fix but still didn't work. Soooooo, I decide maybe I did something wrong along the way when I was downloading and installing other features like the expansion packs. I made the decision to start from scratch and uninstall everything and then start over. Well, I uninstalled the expansion packs..... Went well, then I tried uninstalling the base game, that's when problems occured. I received error: 5005:0x8000ffff. I downloaded some uninstall programs, they didn't work. Then I think I did the ultimate error........ I removed the virtual drived that were installed also. Again I did all of this "thinking" I'll just get rid of everything I did to install Sims 3 to begin with. Now.... I can't uninstall Sims 3...... I screwed up the virtual drives I created. I even did a system restore and that didn't work either. Am I in deep S*** now? GULP!!!

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Re: nothing listed in the game launcher + freezing..... [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Tue 14 Feb 2012, 15:03

Hello,
Did you try youruninstallerpro?
Which virtual drive do you mean?

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Post by Probert on Tue 14 Feb 2012, 15:08

The virtual drives I'm talking about are the ones that are created by that program that's on your youtube video on how to install Sims 3. I can't remember the name of that program sorry. It creates a scsi drive and 2 others for mounting. I tried everything but I just can't uninstall the darn game.

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Re: nothing listed in the game launcher + freezing..... [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Tue 14 Feb 2012, 15:14

Hello,
Ah Daemon tools, you can get that back here.
I'm looking into the uninstall problem so please be patient, I'm getting back to you on that.

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Re: nothing listed in the game launcher + freezing..... [SOLVED]

Post by Probert on Tue 14 Feb 2012, 15:20

I still have daemon tools its just that when I go to create the drives it looks different then before. Should I uninstall that and try reinstalling? If I were home I could explain better. I'm at work. See I can install the scsi drive again but when I go to mount........ The drives that were there originally are not there now.

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Tue 14 Feb 2012, 15:22

Hello,
But you can still mount an image?

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Re: nothing listed in the game launcher + freezing..... [SOLVED]

Post by Probert on Tue 14 Feb 2012, 15:44

I went into" my computer", all the drives come up including the virtual drives, I right clicked on both thatdaemon created and removed them. NOW I can still create the scsi drive but not the other ones. See, in that video after you create the scsi drive you then go in and mount on 2 new drives, I don't remember but I think they were called "device 1" and "device 2" and that's where you mounted the images. I don't get that anymore. I create the scsi with no problem and then when I go to mount........ Device 1 and device 2 no longer show up.

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Re: nothing listed in the game launcher + freezing..... [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Tue 14 Feb 2012, 16:47

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Hmm... you are doing something wrong, but I can't find out what.
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Re: nothing listed in the game launcher + freezing..... [SOLVED]

Post by Probert on Wed 15 Feb 2012, 04:09

Just an update............. I downloaded the uninstaller and it seems to have been able to wipe everything Sims 3 out of the computer. I deleted and reinstalled Daemon Tools Lite and was able to do the mounting, I installed the Sims 3 base game, and now I'm in the process of downloading expansion packs. I'll install them then at the end apply the cracks from the FIX and hopefully everything will be smooth. Thanks again for your time!!! I'll let you know what happens!!! GULP!! lol

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Re: nothing listed in the game launcher + freezing..... [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Wed 15 Feb 2012, 09:38

Hello,
Please do.
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Re: nothing listed in the game launcher + freezing..... [SOLVED]

Post by Probert on Wed 15 Feb 2012, 12:03

Everything went well................ reinstalled everything and appplied the fix at the end. Game is up and running. The only thing is again just like last time.......... if I go into buy or build mode, I go to place an item and when I release it.......... game freezes. Thats so far my only issue. Is there a work around for this? Thx

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Wed 15 Feb 2012, 12:26

Hello,
That error suggests that you're using an outdated crack. Are you getting the "unofficial game modification" error when you start the game?

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Post by Probert on Wed 15 Feb 2012, 13:03

Yeah I do get an error message when I start the game. It asks if I want to continue anyway...... I say yes.

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Wed 15 Feb 2012, 13:08

Hello,
That's a common error with an outdated crack, I suggest downloading and applying the fix again, just to make sure you have the latest crack. You'd only have to apply step 13 (the files from the #crack folder) of course.

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Post by Probert on Wed 15 Feb 2012, 14:21

Ok I'll try that when I get home tonight. Also when I decide to download world expansion, do I have to download and apply the fix crack again after I install world?

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Wed 15 Feb 2012, 14:24

Hello,
No, you can install that without the need to do anything else, since WA doesn't overwrite the .exe in the base game folder.

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Re: nothing listed in the game launcher + freezing..... [SOLVED]

Post by Probert on Wed 15 Feb 2012, 20:06

Hi! OK, I downloaded and installed the fix again. Still freezing up when I go into buy mose and as soon as i go to place an item it freezes.

What next????? Very Happy

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Post by Adwomin on Wed 15 Feb 2012, 20:39

Hello,

Do you have any Mods and/or Custom Content?

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Re: nothing listed in the game launcher + freezing..... [SOLVED]

Post by Probert on Wed 15 Feb 2012, 21:21

I have nothing custom installed. I have Ambitions, Master Suite and Town Life installed. That's it.

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I have no custom content. I have installed Master Suite, Ambitions, and Town Life.

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WOW.............. is it possible???? I think I have an up and running
game! I uninstalled everything again. Reloaded Sims 3 base, and Master
Suite. Only installed them nothing else. After installation I then
copied and pasted the cracks in the fix into my sims 3/bin
folder........ THEN, i ran the update to make it version
1.29...........THEN i changed compatibility mode to Windows Vista
(service pack 2) in the base game ONLY. (I'm running windows 7) So just
navigate to Sims3/Game/Bin and right click TS3W, properties,
compatibility tab and change it. I no longer have error messages,
freezes, I can buy things and drop them into place without freeze ups.
It's a beautiful thing. Game runs fast and smooth. (So far) I've since
installed a couple more expansions, one at a time and literally just
installed them........ no added cracks just install and start the game.
So far so good!! Hopefully you can close out this dreadful thread!!!!!
Thanks everyone for your help and support. Something tells me you'll
probably be hearing from me again!!!! I'm sure! lol

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Re: nothing listed in the game launcher + freezing..... [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Thu 16 Feb 2012, 22:21

Hello,

No problem, we're here to help, so let us know if we can help, in any way.
Anyhow, enjoy playing the game!

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