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Post by pbonucci on Sun 10 Jun 2012, 17:40

Hi,
I am new to this kind of stuff so sorry if I'm not getting a very easy concept. I have the base game installed and running on my computer, I've been playing it for a few days. I have now downloaded some expansions, and looked through all of the guides and still can't figure out the problem I'm having.

I have gotten the file mounted and all that and launched the installer that comes in it. I put in the registration code, select the destination of my applications folder for where the base game app is, and then when I get to the installation confirm step of the expansion installer, when I click install nothing happens.

This is before any of the cracks get applied from the fix file, I'm having trouble installing the expansions themselves once i have the installer open.

Thanks.

//EDIT

It says I need to locate the .localized file. where would that be? I
select the applications folder and it lets me through that step but then
on the next one i can click to install but it doesn't actually start
installing

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Re: help during using expansion pack installer

Post by Adwomin on Mon 11 Jun 2012, 14:55

Hello,

Did you download the base game from Games4theworld? I'm afraid that specific download doesn't work on a Mac.

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Re: help during using expansion pack installer

Post by pbonucci on Mon 11 Jun 2012, 22:34

i got the base game file that is recommended in the stickied thread called easiest way to install sims 3 on mac, not the games4theworld file. I did get the expansions from games4theworld though, are those not compatible?

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Post by Adwomin on Tue 12 Jun 2012, 20:08

Hello,

No, the expansions should work fine. It's only our base game that is not compatible.

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Re: help during using expansion pack installer

Post by pbonucci on Wed 13 Jun 2012, 00:56

The issue i'm having is with the expansions. the base game is installed and works fine as per the guide on the easy way to install things on the mac.

When im in the installer for any expansion, there are the following 8 steps:
Introduction
License
Registration
Destination Select
Game Validation
Installation Confirm
Installation
Summary

I get through the first 3 fine, during destination select I choose my applications folder, it then skips the game validation section and goes to the installation confirm step. At that step the prompt is as follows:

Click install to perform the installation of The Sims 3 Late Night on the volume "Macintosh HD"

The Sims 3 Late Night will be installed into folder "/Applications"

This will take 2.75 GB of space on your computer.

There are two buttons: Go Back, and Install. When I hit Install, nothing happens. It jumps down to the Installation step, but immediately returns to the Installation Confirm step with no results. Any suggestions on what to do?

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Re: help during using expansion pack installer

Post by Adwomin on Wed 13 Jun 2012, 17:09

Hello,

Actually, I don't know. I do not have any Mac knowledge, sorry!
Please wait for a Mac user to reply.

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