I installed Showtime but it says I need the disc?

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I installed Showtime but it says I need the disc?

Post by adsypan on Wed 20 Jun 2012, 22:53

Hiya. I have tried loads to get this. I downloaded the torrent and followed the instructions carefully. This is the first time I have installed a game online; I have bought the rest of them up to this one. It has successfully installed and upon entering the launcher and pressing play, it says No Disc Found, so I searched this forum for people with the same problem and tried solutions on there, such as: The Ultimate Fix, I followed the video but in my EA folder, there is only the Sims 3 file (no expansion packs) so I just did the base game and that didn't work; Manually updating, which didn't work; I tried bypassing the launcher but it just says 'Unable To Start Game Service Initialisation Failed', it keeps saying that even when I re-update and re-install the fix. My original base game TS3W file was lost a while ago as I have tried this too many times and forgot to back it up eventually. Then I came across Twallan's No CD Mod, which told me I needed to bypass the launcher, which I can't do, so I deleted it and I just don't know what to do. I used WinRar to extract everything. Please answer soon because I really want to sort this out today :] And should I just wait to buy Supernatural to use that disk or...? Thank you.


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Re: I installed Showtime but it says I need the disc?

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Thu 21 Jun 2012, 12:15

Hello,

The original .exe's are all present in the fix. But you shouldn't need it to use the manual patch.
Is there any TS3W.exe present in your base game bin? What about the TSLHost.dll? If you have both of those, the manual patch should cause no problems at all.
Are you getting an error when you try the patch?

How about your expansions, are they all properly installed? You can find out by looking at their icons in the launcher. You may also want to have a look at your base game version as shown in the image below.

How about your legit copies, are they physical discs, or digital copies (Origin, Steam)?


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Re: I installed Showtime but it says I need the disc?

Post by adsypan on Thu 21 Jun 2012, 18:49

I have just checked the launcher and it does say 1.34 and then other numbers :3 I have also checked if the other expansion packs & stuff packs are installed correctly and they are. I was wondering. Which files do I copy to the bin? Base or Showtime? If you don't answer I'll just try them both out xox

//EDIT

Okay I tried the Showtime contents, Base Game, and the Crack and none
worked. It had in it, currently, TSLHost.dll and TS3W. I'm sure what it
wrong. I have just uninstalled Showtime and installed it again and
reupdated and recracked, but it just does the same thing. All the
expansions are correctly installed, definitely. And I have bought them
in a store, registered with Orgin and Digitally Downloaded most of them,
but some I didn't register with Orgin but they're all downloaded
correctly.

//EDIT

Update: I have did everything it asks and it says no disk and when I try
to bypass the launcher it says Error. I realised I did something wrong,
but fixinf it didn't help at all. Please Help!

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Re: I installed Showtime but it says I need the disc?

Post by Adwomin on Fri 22 Jun 2012, 23:02

Hello,

Please re-do step 3 to 5 on this page: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly
Read very carefully.

Also note that if you installed the base game via Origin, the Ultimate Fix' crack goes into: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 3\Game\Bin instead!

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Re: I installed Showtime but it says I need the disc?

Post by longshanks891 on Thu 28 Jun 2012, 13:43

Hi i'm having the exact same problem. I've followed all the instructions put in the crack and it says my game is all updated but i still can't play the game as it keeps asking me for a disk. Can you help me please?

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Re: I installed Showtime but it says I need the disc?

Post by Adwomin on Thu 28 Jun 2012, 14:04

longshanks891 wrote:Hi i'm having the exact same problem. I've followed all the instructions put in the crack and it says my game is all updated but i still can't play the game as it keeps asking me for a disk. Can you help me please?
Hello,

Please open your own topic, so it's easier for us to track progress and to provide more personal support. Thank you!

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