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Sims3Launcher not working/TS3W.exe causes blackscreen.

Post by Aetherling on Thu 16 Aug 2012, 19:50

Hi

I am having an issue with my installation of The Sims3, and despite searching for a solution I can't find anything that helps, so I am hoping that you might know how to solve it.
I have downloaded and installed the torrents by Games4TheWorld (after trying both shop-bought copies and torrents by other people via PirateBay). I have installed the base game and all of the expansion as per the instructions provided, in the right order, including the manual patch and ultimate fix of yours. However, when trying to launch the game via the launcher, it says the launcher isn't working ("The Sims3Launcher has stopped working") and if I try to launch via TS3W.exe my screen just turns black. Neither alt-tab, ctrl+alt+delete or the windows key does anything, it just freezes and I have to restart the computer.
I am running Windows 7 and the game is installed to default folder C:/Program Files/Electronic Arts/The Sims. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling 5 times so far, restarting the computer inbetween, but the result is always the same. The Ultimate Fix and manual patch both applied without any issues so I am not all sure what I am doing wrong.
Would be most grateful if you could find out where I am messing up! Cheers.

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Re: Sims3Launcher not working/TS3W.exe causes blackscreen.

Post by Adwomin on Thu 16 Aug 2012, 22:30

Hello,

Let's see, no other errors?
Try this, please:

1. Go to Documents\Electronic Arts\ and notice the "The Sims 3" folder.
2. Make a backup of this folder and then completely remove it from your Documents.
3. Now start the game and let us know how it went!

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Post by Aetherling on Fri 17 Aug 2012, 19:02

Same result, I am afraid. Still not working... Sad

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Post by Adwomin on Fri 17 Aug 2012, 19:58


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