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Re: How to decrapify a .Sims3Pack file and avoid the "Please update game launcher" error.

Post by t2sink on Mon 22 Oct 2012, 05:44

Hello, please make a topic for your problem.

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Re: How to decrapify a .Sims3Pack file and avoid the "Please update game launcher" error.

Post by cielpurple on Wed 31 Oct 2012, 03:26

Hello Lady ElDi, I just want to say THANK YOU for your "decrapifying setup" also for the user guide. Razz I always have second thoughts whenever I come across these stuffs from other sites. I'm afraid I might harm the computer I'm using lol! But when I saw this post it's like a ray of light from heavens. Idea I'm also happy because the set I wanted to add was at the G4TW mediafire account and it's already decrapifed

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Re: How to decrapify a .Sims3Pack file and avoid the "Please update game launcher" error.

Post by deblake60 on Fri 16 Nov 2012, 22:01

It worked perfectly, thanks! I only wished I seen this WAY before now. I deleted a bunch of stuff because I always received the "failed" error when I tried to install the packs.

Thanks again!
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Re: How to decrapify a .Sims3Pack file and avoid the "Please update game launcher" error.

Post by rccrchickie on Sat 17 Nov 2012, 15:13

I've tried to decrapify in the past and it didn't work for me, so I never bothered and just hoped that I could find what I wanted as a .package file. I tried it again after I found this last night and it works like a dream.

On the downside, I've spent the whole night messing with my game .... again!!!
I am finding G4TW most helpful, thank you so much for all you do. Even if it does cause me sleepless nights.


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Re: How to decrapify a .Sims3Pack file and avoid the "Please update game launcher" error.

Post by pinchi on Sun 18 Nov 2012, 10:02

I have a question. If most of my sims3packs (not from the store) won't show up in game, can I decrapify all of them? (27 GB Laughing ) sorry for my english ><

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Re: How to decrapify a .Sims3Pack file and avoid the "Please update game launcher" error.

Post by Adwomin on Sun 18 Nov 2012, 10:56

@pinchi wrote:I have a question. If most of my sims3packs (not from the store) won't show up in game, can I decrapify all of them? (27 GB Laughing ) sorry for my english ><
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The problem you're describing is something else. Decrapifying is only necessary when you get the "Update your game" error when you try to install a .Sims3Pack file.
For not showing up, try this, please: www.games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t2208-sims3pack-installed-world-inaccessible-or-wont-install-fix

If the problem persists, please open a new topic, so we can guide you. Thank you!

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Re: How to decrapify a .Sims3Pack file and avoid the "Please update game launcher" error.

Post by Inputend on Fri 23 Nov 2012, 06:21

Ok,i tried decrapifying two items that wouldn't installed followed your guide) but,it does not seem to help,im still getting the Error please update your game every time i do,(i am fully updated)

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Re: How to decrapify a .Sims3Pack file and avoid the "Please update game launcher" error.

Post by Numsim on Fri 23 Nov 2012, 15:11

Hello there! I have a question or two Very Happy
If I download some content from e.g. TSR, do I still have to Decrapify the .sims3pack´s i download or will that cause failure?

Dos Descrapify also fix the broken strings in the game (such as dreep fryer food dosent show food on plate) or do I still need all the Store Fixes and Awesome mod?

So basically, if i got this right: Descrapify only takes out the crap encryption (EA´s security on Premium Content from EA store), and dos not fix broken strings ( or what is called Very Happy ) and therefore i still need the Store Fixed and Awesome Mod?? Razz

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Re: How to decrapify a .Sims3Pack file and avoid the "Please update game launcher" error.

Post by leaffy on Sun 02 Dec 2012, 04:44

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I've been having this problem for ages.

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Re: How to decrapify a .Sims3Pack file and avoid the "Please update game launcher" error.

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 02 Dec 2012, 09:53

@Numsim wrote:
Dos Descrapify also fix the broken strings in the game (such as dreep fryer food dosent show food on plate) or do I still need all the Store Fixes and Awesome mod?


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Decrapify doesn't fix the store items, you'll need the store fixes for that. You don't need Awesomemod to fix those issues though, that mod does fix a few other issues, but if you don't want Awesomemod, just use the unawesome storefix.

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Re: How to decrapify a .Sims3Pack file and avoid the "Please update game launcher" error.

Post by Luq Man on Tue 22 Jan 2013, 18:41

Thanks ! It helped me alot ~

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Re: How to decrapify a .Sims3Pack file and avoid the "Please update game launcher" error.

Post by ilovemacs on Mon 28 Jan 2013, 23:08

Lady ElDi wrote:If you ever run into a package or sims3pack that won't install (the "failure due to software update") you can now decrapify them quickly and easily.
So it's true decrapify works on packages?
I checked the user guide doc and there are no specific instructions for .packages files, only sims3packs.

Any suggestions, thanks?

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Re: How to decrapify a .Sims3Pack file and avoid the "Please update game launcher" error.

Post by t2sink on Tue 29 Jan 2013, 03:46

Packages don't have the encryption, so don't need to do it. At least I think.
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Re: How to decrapify a .Sims3Pack file and avoid the "Please update game launcher" error.

Post by ilovemacs on Tue 29 Jan 2013, 17:28

@t2sink wrote:Packages don't have the encryption, so don't need to do it. At least I think.
It's not a matter of need, I personally think it's better to use decrapify on .packages to save space. It sheds the crap from inside .sims3packs, shouldn't that work for .packages?

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Re: How to decrapify a .Sims3Pack file and avoid the "Please update game launcher" error.

Post by Adwomin on Wed 30 Jan 2013, 19:54

@ilovemacs wrote:
@t2sink wrote:Packages don't have the encryption, so don't need to do it. At least I think.
It's not a matter of need, I personally think it's better to use decrapify on .packages to save space. It sheds the crap from inside .sims3packs, shouldn't that work for .packages?
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Save space? How much space do you think you'll save? Razz

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Re: How to decrapify a .Sims3Pack file and avoid the "Please update game launcher" error.

Post by t2sink on Wed 30 Jan 2013, 20:28

@ilovemacs wrote:
@t2sink wrote:Packages don't have the encryption, so don't need to do it. At least I think.
It's not a matter of need, I personally think it's better to use decrapify on .packages to save space. It sheds the crap from inside .sims3packs, shouldn't that work for .packages?

Crap is referred to as the encryption, not actually useless material in the file, so using decrapify on it just removes the encryption.
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Re: How to decrapify a .Sims3Pack file and avoid the "Please update game launcher" error.

Post by nmeraey on Tue 12 Feb 2013, 16:51

Hi,

Does "decrapifing" still works as of today ?
I followed the instructions here but as I can see (using other tools) the .sim3pack files are still encrypted, and of course getting the "need update" error when trying to install after decrapifing.


I have the base game with version 1.48.5, but I guess my installed sims3 version is unrelated since I can see the packs are still encrypted even without the sims installed

P.S. I used sims3packs from other sites and they work 100%

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Re: How to decrapify a .Sims3Pack file and avoid the "Please update game launcher" error.

Post by Adwomin on Tue 12 Feb 2013, 19:55

@nmeraey wrote:Hi,

Does "decrapifing" still works as of today ?
I followed the instructions here but as I can see (using other tools) the .sim3pack files are still encrypted, and of course getting the "need update" error when trying to install after decrapifing.


I have the base game with version 1.48.5, but I guess my installed sims3 version is unrelated since I can see the packs are still encrypted even without the sims installed

P.S. I used sims3packs from other sites and they work 100%
Hello,

Yes, still works. Depends on where you got them from. Some items are just "corrupt" and won't install, unfortunately.

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Re: How to decrapify a .Sims3Pack file and avoid the "Please update game launcher" error.

Post by NekoMiku on Fri 12 Apr 2013, 05:19

Thanks for the File
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Re: How to decrapify a .Sims3Pack file and avoid the "Please update game launcher" error.

Post by Schendrick on Fri 12 Apr 2013, 15:19

Wooh, it works.
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Post by aj_navarro2007 on Fri 24 May 2013, 16:54

Hi again! Sorry to bother, but I need to decrapify my house..... It's not installing Sad Could anyone please decrapify my sims3pack..... I'm on mac, and i've read the user guide..... So you're the only ones that I know......

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Post by invalidusername on Fri 24 May 2013, 18:04

@aj_navarro2007 wrote:Hi again! Sorry to bother, but I need to decrapify my house..... It's not installing Sad Could anyone please decrapify my sims3pack..... I'm on mac, and i've read the user guide..... So you're the only ones that I know......

Where did you get it from? A lot of items off of the exchange just haven't been installing for anybody lately.
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Re: How to decrapify a .Sims3Pack file and avoid the "Please update game launcher" error.

Post by aj_navarro2007 on Mon 27 May 2013, 03:51

@invalidusername wrote:
@aj_navarro2007 wrote:Hi again! Sorry to bother, but I need to decrapify my house..... It's not installing Sad Could anyone please decrapify my sims3pack..... I'm on mac, and i've read the user guide..... So you're the only ones that I know......

Where did you get it from? A lot of items off of the exchange just haven't been installing for anybody lately.

I'll sent you the file...... But if ever, The name of my house is "5 TraddMoore Cashew" Smile

EDIT: The website is: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=5965717#

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Re: How to decrapify a .Sims3Pack file and avoid the "Please update game launcher" error.

Post by teline on Tue 04 Jun 2013, 12:20

Thank you!
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Re: How to decrapify a .Sims3Pack file and avoid the "Please update game launcher" error.

Post by Crissu xD on Mon 17 Jun 2013, 19:30

Does the decrapify trick still work?  Because I downloaded some stuff from the exchange , I followed all those steps , but I still get the "please update your game" error
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Re: How to decrapify a .Sims3Pack file and avoid the "Please update game launcher" error.

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Mon 17 Jun 2013, 19:50

@Crissu xD wrote:Does the decrapify trick still work?  Because I downloaded some stuff from the exchange , I followed all those steps , but I still get the "please update your game" error

Hello,

Have you already looked at this article here ? Smile

http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t7029-the-sims-3-cc-please-make-sure-your-game-has-the-latest-software-updates-and-try-again-error-s-100-solution

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