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Sims3 won't open, with or without the launcher

Post by princessreggy on Mon 10 Sep 2012, 01:57

Last night I tried to install both Showtime and Supernatural. They downloaded fine, but now it won't let me open the game. I've tried opening it without the launcher, but it still doesn't run. Can someone please help me?

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Post by Dracos66 on Mon 10 Sep 2012, 06:42

Make sure you followed the steps HERE exactly as written, this should fix the problem.

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Re: Sims3 won't open, with or without the launcher

Post by princessreggy on Mon 10 Sep 2012, 14:45

I've done all of that, but it still isn't working.

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Re: Sims3 won't open, with or without the launcher

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Mon 10 Sep 2012, 16:04

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Can you be more specific? Are you getting an error at all?

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Re: Sims3 won't open, with or without the launcher

Post by princessreggy on Tue 11 Sep 2012, 03:33

I'm not getting any errors. I open the launcher, and that works fine, but when I click play the launcher disappears and the game does not load. If I try starting it directly without the launcher, I still don't get any errors, but it still doesn't load the game. I've done all the steps to patch my game, and I've installed the fix, but I'm still having this problem.

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Tue 11 Sep 2012, 11:46

Hello,

Ok, look here, to see if any of that helps.

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Post by princessreggy on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 04:52

Okay, so after trying all of that and discovering that none of it seemed to do anything, I ended up at my dad's house for the weekend and asked him about it, since he's pretty good with computers. I didn't realize that my computer's memory is almost completely full, so when sims tried to open it didn't have enough memory to do so. I'm getting a new memory chip, and that should fix the problem. Thank you so much for your help!

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 11:01

Hello,

Please let us know if it does.

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Post by princessreggy on Sun 14 Oct 2012, 19:31

So I FINALLY got my new memory chip, but it doesn't seem to have done anything. Sims is still not opening. I'm getting kind of frustrated because I haven't been able to play my game for over a month now. Do you have any other ideas?

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Re: Sims3 won't open, with or without the launcher

Post by Adwomin on Sun 14 Oct 2012, 20:07

Hi there,

Memory full? You mean RAM right?

Anyhow, have you tried GameBooster?

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Re: Sims3 won't open, with or without the launcher

Post by princessreggy on Thu 18 Oct 2012, 02:31

Yes, RAM. I went from 2 GB to 5 GB.

And no, I have not. What's GameBooster?

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Re: Sims3 won't open, with or without the launcher

Post by t2sink on Thu 18 Oct 2012, 05:45

Gamebooster is a program that shuts off unneeded processes while playing games to let them get more RAM if they are under the max limit for what they need. Probably won't help you anymore since you are 3 GB over what the max RAM The Sims 3 can use without changing it's limit.

I would say Uninstall Showtime and Supernatural, and try to play again, if that works, install Showtime, and test the game, then Install Supernatural, and see if you can play the game. Also should re-extract the .rar's with WinRAR just to make sure you get fresh extracts, if you want to re-download them also just to make sure they didn't get a error while download, but don't need to do that until you know what one is having the issues, if not both.

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Post by Adwomin on Thu 18 Oct 2012, 22:05

Hello,

t2sink, never say never. GameBooster has done wonders, even for people with ultra powerful, high-end PC's.

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Re: Sims3 won't open, with or without the launcher

Post by t2sink on Fri 19 Oct 2012, 16:20

Yeah, I overlooked some of it's features when I said that.

Since closing processes does more then just free the RAM, it opens up a bit of CPU access up, Gamebooster can check for driver updates, has a defrag option. Makes a new power plan to maximize power for playing games.


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Post by Adwomin on Fri 19 Oct 2012, 21:59

@t2sink wrote:(...) can check for driver updates, has a defrag option. Makes a new power plan to maximize power for playing games.
Wat. Shocked

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Post by t2sink on Sat 20 Oct 2012, 03:49

Edited my post to be less confusing hopefully.
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