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Post by Emmabananana on Sat 08 Sep 2012, 03:54

I really want to play supernatural. is there any way I can get it to work with my Sims 3 STEAM version and expansion packs?

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Post by cezra31 on Sat 08 Sep 2012, 05:59


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Re: Making downloaded expansion pack workable with STEAM

Post by Ɛɗιη on Sat 08 Sep 2012, 10:13

Hello,

Actually, no, I'm afraid not.

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Re: Making downloaded expansion pack workable with STEAM

Post by cezra31 on Sat 08 Sep 2012, 10:16

Sorry Ladyeldi. But i have read it from Admins reply in other topic. But via origin

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Re: Making downloaded expansion pack workable with STEAM

Post by Ɛɗιη on Sat 08 Sep 2012, 11:02

Hello,

It works with retail copies downloaded from Origin. Steam works differently.

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Re: Making downloaded expansion pack workable with STEAM

Post by cezra31 on Sat 08 Sep 2012, 11:30

Ok LadyEldi. Sorry again for wrong reply. Sorry

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Re: Making downloaded expansion pack workable with STEAM

Post by Adwomin on Sat 08 Sep 2012, 17:26

Hello,

Unless you can actually confirm the game shows up under Computer > Remove or add a program (Something like that) - search for "The Sims 3" there. If the base game shows up in that list, you should be able to get it to work, if it doesn't show up, I'm afraid you'll have to use a non-modified torrent version instead!

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Re: Making downloaded expansion pack workable with STEAM

Post by Ɛɗιη on Sat 08 Sep 2012, 19:13

@cezra31 wrote:Ok LadyEldi. Sorry again for wrong reply. Sorry

No problem Smile

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Re: Making downloaded expansion pack workable with STEAM

Post by ermahgraves on Sat 20 Sep 2014, 12:49

Hey guys!

IF you still have problem installing expansions packs with The Sims 3 steam version I might have a solution.
I guess the problem is that the steam version is named differently, like many other steam version games. 
The publisher of the steam version is called "The Sims Studio", not Electronic Arts!

So you just have to download and install the base game (not the steam version)
And then install expansion packs, use the fix and make sure to copy the fix and crack to the steam version folder  Laughing

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Re: Making downloaded expansion pack workable with STEAM

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sun 21 Sep 2014, 07:42

@ermahgraves wrote:Hey guys!

IF you still have problem installing expansions packs with The Sims 3 steam version I might have a solution.
I guess the problem is that the steam version is named differently, like many other steam version games. 
The publisher of the steam version is called "The Sims Studio", not Electronic Arts!

So you just have to download and install the base game (not the steam version)
And then install expansion packs, use the fix and make sure to copy the fix and crack to the steam version folder  Laughing


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Hello ermahgraves and welcome,


This is an ancient thread, but OK. Razz  The reason the Steam version doesn't work, to my knowledge, is because Windows doesn't recognize it as a "separate" game. Hence, you cannot add pirated expansions to it, because an error message would show up, telling you that the base game couldn't be found.

Alternative solutions include pirating the base game, or even using a bought base game (be it the retail disc version, or even the Origin download version).

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