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Says I need to install Sims 3

Post by LizzyMo330 on Tue 28 Aug 2012, 21:11

Hello, I am new to this site and also a new Mac user. I have previously purchased and installed the Sims 3 on my computer. I tried to install Showtime from this site, but it says I need to have the Sims 3 installed. Please help!

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Re: Says I need to install Sims 3

Post by Aɾყα on Tue 28 Aug 2012, 21:46

Hello,

Do you have a Steam version of the game, or a special edition of some kind?

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Re: Says I need to install Sims 3

Post by LizzyMo330 on Tue 28 Aug 2012, 22:07

I do not believe so.

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Re: Says I need to install Sims 3

Post by Aɾყα on Tue 28 Aug 2012, 22:17

Hello,

Do you own the base game on disc, or a digital download? It's a plain Sims 3 base game, not, for example, "The Sims 3 Deluxe".

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Re: Says I need to install Sims 3

Post by meekie on Wed 29 Aug 2012, 01:07

Change the file name from 'The Sims™ 3.app' to 'The Sims3.app'
Then try installing the EP/SP.

It worked for me. Smile
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Re: Says I need to install Sims 3

Post by LizzyMo330 on Wed 29 Aug 2012, 05:35

@meekie tried it, but it did not change anything. Sad

@Lady Eldi I own the plain base game on disk

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Re: Says I need to install Sims 3

Post by Aɾყα on Wed 29 Aug 2012, 09:57

Hello,

Ok then it should work lets see. Please download and use this manual patch for Mac, even if you're already at that patch level, and then try to install the expansion again.

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Re: Says I need to install Sims 3

Post by LizzyMo330 on Fri 31 Aug 2012, 18:34

Ok so I tried the patch, but whenever I try to install it, it says "You cannot apply this patch on this version of the application. Please re-install"

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Re: Says I need to install Sims 3

Post by Aɾყα on Fri 31 Aug 2012, 23:11

Hello,

What is your base game version?
The instructions on how to find out on Mac are on the bottom half of this page.

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