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Post by zaurefirem on Tue 01 May 2012, 06:31

I acquired the sims 3 from the pirate bay (/torrent/6582941/The_sims_3_complete) and I used the latest patches from y'all's site as directed. I only have through Town Life. (e: I did NOT patch the store...why bother when I don't use it?) When I attempt to run the game (because let's face it, I really want to play the Sims...), it looks like it's going to start but it stops at a total black screen with only my mouse showing. I have to ctrl+alt+del to get out of it, and kill the process from there.

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Re: Sims 3 black screen

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Tue 01 May 2012, 09:41

Hello,

Is that after starting with the launcher, or when you use TS3W.exe in the base game bin?
This "complete" torrent, is it a modified installer?

Ah wait, you may not have an up to date game, or an incompatible crack. Try this:
Download and install the manual patch.
Download and apply the fix.

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Re: Sims 3 black screen

Post by zaurefirem on Tue 01 May 2012, 22:28

I applied the ultimate fix already (prior to starting this thread), and my base game is fully up to date (again, prior to starting the thread). It's happening when I start using the launcher. I haven't tried using TS3W.exe yet, though.

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Update: Yes it happens when using TS3W.exe as well. (sigh) I'll try the manual patch right now, I guess.

//EDIT

When I try to apply the patch (run as administrator) it gives me this error:


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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Wed 02 May 2012, 09:20

Hello,

Redownload the patch with Internet Explorer and don't pause the download or touch it at all until it's finished.

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Post by zaurefirem on Thu 03 May 2012, 00:59

I get the same error. Should I try to completely reinstall the Sims and run the patch instead of step 11 of the fix this time?

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Thu 03 May 2012, 08:28

Hello,

I don't think you'll have to reinstall. You can try to update with the launcher in stead, there's no guarantee it'll work though. Just apply the entire fix to try it.

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Re: Sims 3 black screen

Post by zaurefirem on Thu 03 May 2012, 08:34

The launcher says there's no updates available, though, and my game is completely up to date. I applied the entire fix after installing and updating the first time and I was getting this black screen.

Edit: Uninstalled Generations and Town Life Stuff and it's showing one update available. Going to uninstall more and see if I can get more updates available, then reinstall after each update.

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Post by Webmaster on Thu 03 May 2012, 09:38

@zaurefirem wrote:The launcher says there's no updates available, though, and my game is completely up to date. I applied the entire fix after installing and updating the first time and I was getting this black screen.

Edit: Uninstalled Generations and Town Life Stuff and it's showing one update available. Going to uninstall more and see if I can get more updates available, then reinstall after each update.
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It's best to use the manual patch here: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1870-can-t-update-the-sims-3-to-v133-fix-manual-patch
Even if the launcher says you're already on the latest version and even when the manual patch tells you you're already on the latest version, still use it.

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Re: Sims 3 black screen

Post by zaurefirem on Thu 03 May 2012, 10:48

When I try to apply the manual patch it always gives me the same error screen...

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Re: Sims 3 black screen

Post by Webmaster on Thu 03 May 2012, 10:50

Hello,

Are you sure you didn't touch the download during the download process? Not pausing it etc.?
Which browsers have you tried already?

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Re: Sims 3 black screen

Post by zaurefirem on Thu 03 May 2012, 11:51

Yes. My internet has this annoying tendency to give out sometimes and luckily it didn't go down during the download...and I didn't mess with the download either. I've downloaded it using Chrome and Internet Explorer.

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Re: Sims 3 black screen

Post by Webmaster on Thu 03 May 2012, 15:10

Hello,

Please try Mozilla Firefox too, just to be sure. (Or use another PC - preferably outside your network - and then copy it to your PC, using an USB stick or something like that)

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