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Post by rockin on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 13:52

thanks to your wonderful help our sims 3 ,including some expansions ,work's great for about a year.
we want to install now new expansions': diesel stuff, supernatural and Ketty perry sweet treats.
(btw, we couldn't find the "sunlit tides" in the downloads page, is it not available yet ?) .
luckily i managed to update the game ver. to 1.38, trough the launcher, without problems.
i want to be sure that i'm doing the right steps for the new expansions without harming something in our game.

i understand that i have first to download and install those expansions'.
then download the new fix and just do this? :
"Open the "# Crack" folder in the Fix and drag & drop the .exe and .dll file in there to: C:\Program Files (x86)\The Sims 3\Game\Bin and choose "Replace" on the pop-up that appears, telling you the files already exist in that folder."

edit: we decided to try to install other expansions too:
world adv. , high end loft, fast lane stuff, outdoor living staff, master suite stuff, town life stuff.
doe's doing all of that at one time can make problems? and can we do it with the same steps as the above ?

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Re: question about installing new expansions' [SOLVED]

Post by kiran94 on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 15:01

Sunlit tides is available here in the neighborhoods section : mediafire.com ?8hvd25izaiea4#vu5ccru0jv08j
And as far as I know, you can install the expansions in any order because that's what I did. Install them and then apply the latest version of the Ultimate fix. Wait for admin or someone else to reply though.

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Re: question about installing new expansions' [SOLVED]

Post by rockin on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 15:29

thank you, i found it.
regarding the rest just to be on the safe side I'll wait to admin or someone else.

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Re: question about installing new expansions' [SOLVED]

Post by t2sink on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 19:16

Yeah, just install the new expansions, and apply the latest version of the ultimate fix.

I even installed the expansions simultaneous and applied the ultimate fix at the end, and didn't have a problem.
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Re: question about installing new expansions' [SOLVED]

Post by rockin on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 19:50

thank you, I'm installing now all of that.
regarding "Sunlit tides" , the link mentioned above, gave me kind of an empty folder after downloading and extracting.

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Re: question about installing new expansions' [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 20:12

@rockin wrote:

i understand that i have first to download and install those expansions'.
then download the new fix and just do this? :
"Open the "# Crack" folder in the Fix and drag & drop the .exe and .dll file in there to: C:\Program Files (x86)\The Sims 3\Game\Bin and choose "Replace" on the pop-up that appears, telling you the files already exist in that folder."


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This is all there is to it indeed, regardless of which or how many you're installing.
I'm looking into the Sunlit Tides problem you mentioned. I'll have to download it first though, so I'll get back to you.

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Re: question about installing new expansions' [SOLVED]

Post by rockin on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 20:26

did all the above, installed all expansions and then replaced the 2 files in the new fix crack with the ones was in the game bin.
when I'm trying to open the game i get this note:
"there was an error during start up. please see the log for more details."

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Re: question about installing new expansions' [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 20:29

Hello,

Don't worry, we'll fix that. Start with this video.
I downloaded and opened the SunlitTidesDeluxeEdition_new.rar and it looks fine on the inside, did you use winRAR to extract?

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Re: question about installing new expansions' [SOLVED]

Post by rockin on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 20:49

i watched carefully the video.
the thing is that in your example you say to remove from registry the files that was not installed and i found that all the files there are expansions i did install, so don't know if to delete them.

about sunlit tides i used winrar to extract it, maybe I didn't downloaded it right ?


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Re: question about installing new expansions' [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 20:53

Hello,

No, don't delete any of the registry entries for expansions you have installed.
Try this though: Go to Documents\Electronic Arts and drag and drop the The Sims 3 folder on your desktop, effectively backing it up and removing it from the location.
Now see if you can start the game. If it works, you may have had bad caches and you can place the saves folder and, if you have any, the downloads and mods folders, in the newly generated The Sims 3 folder.

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Re: question about installing new expansions' [SOLVED]

Post by rockin on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 21:01

i did all that, removed the electronic art folder with the sims3 inside, from my doc. and placed it on desktop and i still have the same note.
do you think it'll help to restart the pc ?

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Re: question about installing new expansions' [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 21:04

Hello,

Do you have a program like Ccleaner? If you don't, you should download it (it's freeware) and check the registry.
If that doesn't do it, install the manual patch, even though you're already at that patch level, and copy the crack from the fix again.

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Re: question about installing new expansions' [SOLVED]

Post by rockin on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 21:40

did all that, ccleaner and manual patch and it didn't help, still the same note when i'm trying to launch .
maybe one of the expansions contradict with other one ?

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Re: question about installing new expansions' [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 21:50

Hello,

No, definitely not.
I am a little confused as to why we haven't fixed this yet. When you installed the additional packs, did you do anything out of the ordinary at all?

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Re: question about installing new expansions' [SOLVED]

Post by rockin on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 21:56

o.k
this is what i did:
before starting anything the game worked fine with some previous expansions.
my games are in drive d , not c.
i downloaded all expansions from your site.
installed them in d drive and everything went smooth.
then i just copied the 2 files from the latest fix crack folder and replaced them with the existing two.

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Re: question about installing new expansions' [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 22:01

Hello,

Well that is nothing unusual.
What does your game launcher look like, what's the launcher version and, if you hover over the icons for the expansions, do any of them show game version 0.0.0.0?

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Re: question about installing new expansions' [SOLVED]

Post by rockin on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 22:06

when i'm trying to open, the version showed in the launcher itself is 0.0.0.0
the icons doesn't respond at all.

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Re: question about installing new expansions' [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 22:15

Hello,

Ok, now we're getting somewhere Smile
If you don't have the fix yet, please download it now. Apply the entire fix carefully according to it's installation guide. You may skip step 11 and do the manual patch again. Just ignore the message and let it proceed to install.
After that, follow the rest of the fix's guide.

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Re: question about installing new expansions' [SOLVED]

Post by rockin on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 22:26

so it means i have to copy and relapse the 2 files to the game bin for each expansion?
because when i did it a time ago it was only to the basic game bin.

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 22:35

Hello,

Yes, it's been known to work in this case. Note that all those files aren't cracks though, only the one from step 13, after patching, is a crack.
In case you're unsure about any of the steps, there's a video here. It was made when only Generations was out, but the same process still applies.

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Re: question about installing new expansions' [SOLVED]

Post by rockin on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 23:08

i did exactly what is says in the fix and by the same order, unfortunately i still have the same problem.
"there was an error during start up. please see the log for more details."
every time I'm trying open the game.

lady eldi , thank you in meanwhile and sleep well. Cool

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Post by Adwomin on Sat 15 Sep 2012, 00:34

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Please contact me via the Forum's chatbox when you see me online on the Forum.
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Re: question about installing new expansions' [SOLVED]

Post by rockin on Sun 16 Sep 2012, 09:43

hello admin.
couldn't catch you on the forum.
is there other way you can guide me to solve my problem?
or a way to know when can i contact you somehow .
thank you.

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Post by Adwomin on Sun 16 Sep 2012, 13:02

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Re: question about installing new expansions' [SOLVED]

Post by rockin on Sun 16 Sep 2012, 20:18

hello admin.
i already downloaded the base game and although technically i know how to reinstall it, i prefer you will do it for us since it is involved with many expansions, and because it is important for us to save all that is There in the game so we can use it again , otherwise my doughtier will kill me:shock: , she spent lot of time to build all that. and I'm not sure if i can do it properly.
I'll try to catch you on the forum.

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hello admin.
I'm know you are very busy , no complaining, on the contrary, grateful for all your help.
what do you think about the idea that I'll try to reinstall the game
by myself, I'm only asking for someone to guide me how to save for 100 %
all that was in the game, so we can use it again.
thank you.

here is my plan:
1.copy electronic art folder from my doc. to desktop . for saves backup.
2.uninstall the base game, while living all expansions installed.
3.reinstall the new downloaded base game.
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do again every thing by the latest fix steps.( with already installed
expansions) including apply the manual patch for 1.38 ver. if necessary.
5.put back electronic art folder, or only saves ??? to my doc.

of course if you'll have the time for it i prefer it will done by you. Very Happy

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