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Post by waydocat on Fri 17 Feb 2012, 02:04

Hey there! My game seems to be working fine right now, but I haven't been able to install any of the updates from most of January / February. I get an error message saying my 'game is not up to date'. I am updated on the base game to 1.29.55.014001 and my overall version is 11.0.84.014001. I'm just wondering how I can manually update & patch my game if need be so I can go ahead and stay current with the store downloads. Thanks!

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Re: Sims 3: Not Up To Date / Can't Install Latest Downloads

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Fri 17 Feb 2012, 10:17

Hello,
When you start the launcher, do you get prompted to install a store patch?

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Re: Sims 3: Not Up To Date / Can't Install Latest Downloads

Post by waydocat on Sat 18 Feb 2012, 03:05

No, but I don't have origin installed. When I click on the 'Game Updates' tab it says my game is up to date but can't connect to origin.

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Re: Sims 3: Not Up To Date / Can't Install Latest Downloads

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sat 18 Feb 2012, 11:56

Hello,
The store patch wouldn't be listed with the game updates, I'll find out if it can be done manually.

EDIT

Apparently it can not. If you want this store patch, you might want to install Origin afteral. There's no risk involved, and you can always uninstall when you finish the patch.

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Re: Sims 3: Not Up To Date / Can't Install Latest Downloads

Post by waydocat on Sat 18 Feb 2012, 13:28

How do I go about installing Origin? I know I've turned down the opportunity when installing expansions / stuff packs (I have them all installed right now), is there another way to do it?

Also not sure if I should start a new ticket or not - but something else I just noticed was my World Adventure destinations are acting a little weird. I'm not able to purchase any cameras anymore (aside from the disposable one) and I can't buy a vacation home - the option isn't in any menus. Any insight?

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Re: Sims 3: Not Up To Date / Can't Install Latest Downloads

Post by Adwomin on Sat 18 Feb 2012, 13:39

Hello,

You can download Origin here: http://www.dm.origin.com/download

Do you have any Mods/Custom Content?

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sat 18 Feb 2012, 13:43

Hello,
I believe the option to buy a vacationhome is available from the phone and computer.
Camera's can be bought from buy/build mode.

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Re: Sims 3: Not Up To Date / Can't Install Latest Downloads

Post by waydocat on Sat 18 Feb 2012, 15:08

I do have mods installed (from twallan), but I've noticed this since before I installed any of those - it just occurred to me this might be a problem you've seen before!

The option to 'Buy A Vacation Home' doesn't come up in my phone or computer options at home or on holidays. Before I could buy cameras from the general merchants in the vacation spots, but now the only one I see is the disposable one - do you know where in build / buy they are?

Thanks for the Origin DL!

//EDIT

Update - even with Origin installed it's still telling me my game is up
to date, yet it still won't let me install new store content.

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Post by Adwomin on Sat 18 Feb 2012, 18:25

Hello,

OK, just to be sure, please try this:

1. Download and apply this manual game patch: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1870-can-t-update-the-sims-3-to-v129-fix-manual-patch

2. Re-download and re-apply the Ultimate Fix: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t752-the-sims-3-ultimate-fix-should-fix-most-of-your-problems

3. Let us know the result. Good luck!

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Re: Sims 3: Not Up To Date / Can't Install Latest Downloads

Post by waydocat on Sat 18 Feb 2012, 21:46

Still no luck...

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Re: Sims 3: Not Up To Date / Can't Install Latest Downloads

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 19 Feb 2012, 10:18

Hello,
The camera's are supposed to be in the same category as the burglar/fire alarm, phone's etc.
They can also defenitely be found in buydebug mode, which you can access by typing buydebug as a cheat.
Are your Nraas mods up to date?

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Re: Sims 3: Not Up To Date / Can't Install Latest Downloads

Post by waydocat on Mon 20 Feb 2012, 01:00

Hmm no sign of the cameras (the video cams are there, not the photo
ones). When I try to input that cheat, it tells me it can't recognize
it.

I replaced all of my Nraas mods with the latest ones &
still no dice with the store content or my World Adventures working
properly.

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Re: Sims 3: Not Up To Date / Can't Install Latest Downloads

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Mon 20 Feb 2012, 10:33

Hello,
Buydebug may require testingcheatsenabled true, though if you're using storyprogression, that one may already be active.
I may be mistaken about the photocamera's, I never have my sim take pictures because that action crashes my (ancient) pc.
Are you using Traveler?

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Post by waydocat on Tue 21 Feb 2012, 14:26

Hmm I dont know what Traveler so I'm guessing no? I am considering uninstalling and reinstalling all of my games at this point - however I'm wondering if you have instructions on your forums somewhere on how to back up my current family? I'm not super attached to them but I thought I'd check in just in case. I'm just thinking my game is a bit of a house of cards right now and I'd rather start it right from the ground up again.

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Tue 21 Feb 2012, 15:24

Hello,
Traveler is another one of Twallan's mods that deals with traveling bugs and annoyances. You may want to try that before uninstalling.
Another thing you may want to try is this:

1. Go to: (My) Documents\Electronic Arts\
2. Backup (Read: copy to an other folder) the folder called "The Sims 3".
3. Now completely remove the "The Sims 3" folder from: (My) Documents\Electronic Arts\
4. Start the game and see how it works now.

This makes the game think you've done a fresh install and all of the folders you removed will be recreated when you start the game again.
This will also effectively backup your save games and mods folders since these are also located in the The Sims 3 folder.

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Re: Sims 3: Not Up To Date / Can't Install Latest Downloads

Post by waydocat on Tue 21 Feb 2012, 20:45

Thanks for the tip, I'll try the Traveler mod. If I want to re-import my mods / saved games, how do I go about doing that?

The other reason I'm seriously considering an uninstall / reinstall is the fact I still can't seem to get the Launcher to recognize I have the latest version of the game to install the store updates (Lunar Lakes et al).

//EDIT

I also might wait until the new EP comes out - it's possible all will be resolved once that happens.

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Tue 21 Feb 2012, 21:02

Hello,
When you decide to reinstall, the entire The Sims 3 folder is recreated by the game when you first start it, and you can copy the saves folder to it. The same goes for the mods folder.
You can also doubleclick any sims3pack to open the launcher and install, or try cc magic.

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Re: Sims 3: Not Up To Date / Can't Install Latest Downloads

Post by waydocat on Sun 26 Feb 2012, 22:25

I've got access to the cameras now but still no luck on buying vacay homes, even with the Traveler mod. I'm going to wait and see if the new expansion will fix my game altogether (including being able to install new store updates), otherwise I may uninstall and reinstall everything. Thanks for your help!

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Re: Sims 3: Not Up To Date / Can't Install Latest Downloads

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Mon 27 Feb 2012, 11:23

Hello,
It just occurred to me that your sim can only buy a vacation home if his visa level for that destination is 3.
You can always try cc magic for your custom content. At the very least, it can help you determine why your content doesn't show up.

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