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Post by dgreen on Tue 25 Sep 2012, 16:31

Hi,

I recently downloaded R.G Catalyst's Sims 3 Deluxe Edition (before I found out about this website). Since I installed it, I cannot launch it. Whenever I launch it from the icon, it goes black, sometimes resizes my screen completely, then closes. Launching from TS3W.exe does not work either, and it crashes If i use the launcher, or if I do the software update.

I have tried using your manual patch and ultimate fix, however, it fails to install the manual patch, at the end. It just gives me an error code and terminates the update, prompting me in re-install the base game if I try and launch the game.

I've cleaned the registry out and have tried all solutions I could find, to no avail.

I'd be delighted if someone here could help me. Any suggestions ._.

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I'm going to try installing your version of Sims 3.
5GB on crappy rural speeds HERE WE COME clown

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Re: Sims 3 Launching Error

Post by Auntie Bella on Tue 25 Sep 2012, 18:15

When you uninstall Sims, do you clean the Registry by using the Regedit?
That could be the problem.

There should be a guide in here for it.
Unfortunately I can't link yet.

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Re: Sims 3 Launching Error

Post by dgreen on Tue 25 Sep 2012, 18:33

I have, i've uninstalled, cleaned the registry and then re-installed many-a-time

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Post by Auntie Bella on Tue 25 Sep 2012, 18:35

Do you get an error code?

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Re: Sims 3 Launching Error

Post by dgreen on Tue 25 Sep 2012, 19:11

Occasionally it gives me the error code 0x0175dcbb

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Post by Adwomin on Tue 25 Sep 2012, 21:11

Hello,

Did you reinstall the Games4theworld version?

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Post by Auntie Bella on Wed 26 Sep 2012, 15:21

Is The Sims 3 Basegame the only Sims 3 game, that you have installed?

If not, try to see the Icon of the others, if they are missing, then uninstall them, clear the Registry restart your computer and re-install them. Remember to check your version and update if needed.

I exprienced that an update somehow brooke some of the others games, that I have installed and found out that the gameicon was missing, so after doing the above, the game worked perfectly.
Don't ask me why and how it could break some of the other expansion and extra, but it did.

If there are non of them missing, you have to do a clean sweep by uninstalling all, clear the Registry, re-start the computer and reinstalling all by order, so they get patched.

1. The Sims 3
2. The Sims 3: World Adventures
3. The Sims 3: High-End Loft Stuff
4. The Sims 3: Ambitions
5. The Sims 3: Fast Lane Stuff
6. The Sims 3: Late Night
7. The Sims 3: Outdoor Living Stuff
8. The Sims 3: Generations (May 31, 2011)
9. The Sims 3: Town Life Stuff
10. The Sims 3: Pets
11. The Sims 3: Master Suite
12. The Sims 3: Showtime
13. The Sims 3: Katy Perry's Sweet Treats Stuff
14. The Sims 3: Diesel Stuff
15. The Sims 3: Supernatural

After installing, check if any icons are missing, if so, uninstall that one or ones and clear the Registry, restart computer and install the one/ones again.

It's properbly Pets, World Adventure or Outdoor that's missing.
Again don't ask me why or how.

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Re: Sims 3 Launching Error

Post by dgreen on Fri 28 Sep 2012, 18:02

I'm currently downloading (still - thankyou rural internet speeds) the games4theworld version, as my old version that didn't work was the R.G Catalyst Version, which others seem to have problems with.

I'm guessing there was something wrong with the install, as it was a modified installer, installing all the expansions and the base games in bulk (i assume) so i cannot uninstall/install specific expansions

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Re: Sims 3 Launching Error

Post by Auntie Bella on Fri 28 Sep 2012, 19:04

I experienced that it was during a patch my reg. key got wacked.
So I deleted the reg for those games and throw the game in the trashcan and re-installed them.

That did the trick for me.

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Re: Sims 3 Launching Error

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sat 29 Sep 2012, 10:51

Hello,

Modified installers often cause a range of problems.

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Re: Sims 3 Launching Error

Post by dgreen on Sun 30 Sep 2012, 23:49

Okay, so I installed this site's version, now it just tells me to re enter the registarion code, and when I enter the generated one that I used for the install, but the window just keeps re-appearing every time I click continue

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Re: Sims 3 Launching Error

Post by invalidusername on Mon 01 Oct 2012, 05:40

Are you using one of the keys in the installation guide that should have been with the base game?
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Re: Sims 3 Launching Error

Post by drasadaf on Mon 01 Oct 2012, 08:47

One of my sims does not move after i applied the recent fix for sims 3...rest the game works fine...but for this one sim..plz help

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Mon 01 Oct 2012, 11:19

@drasadaf wrote:One of my sims does not move after i applied the recent fix for sims 3...rest the game works fine...but for this one sim..plz help

Hello,

Please open a new topic, it'll be easier for us to keep track and offer more personal support.

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Re: Sims 3 Launching Error

Post by dgreen on Mon 01 Oct 2012, 16:10

I only downloaded the base game from here, i'm currently downloading Pets, so I can use the ultimate fix. I used the key that was generated by using the serial.exe in the "# crack" folder that was included in the download

Edit // I reinstalled the games4theworld version, using a different key that was generated, but I still get the same dialog box asking me to re enter and verify my code.

I've reinstalled and completely nuked the registry of anything sims related, as per the instructions, but still, the window keeps popping up. If i start it without using the launcher, the screen just goes black and closes

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Post by invalidusername on Mon 01 Oct 2012, 20:00

Alright, well I didn't use the base game from here, because I have a physical copy, so I'm no help there, but I'm sure somebody else can help. Smile

However, with the way the crack and everything is set up, I'd recommend waiting until you install Pets and update all the way so you can use the fix before playing. That may be part of the problem with the game starting, then immediately crashing. Especially if you updated completely with installing the base game.
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Re: Sims 3 Launching Error

Post by dgreen on Mon 01 Oct 2012, 21:33

Okay, i'll wait until pets is finished downloading (Yay for rural speeds!), and i'll go from there. I'll keep you updated.

Thanks for the help so far, guys!

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Re: Sims 3 Launching Error

Post by Adwomin on Mon 01 Oct 2012, 21:56

Hello,

Please do so.
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Post by dgreen on Thu 04 Oct 2012, 18:30

Okay, I installed both the Sims 3 base Game and Pets by following the correct intall guide, but i'm still getting the launching error. What do Help

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Post by Adwomin on Thu 04 Oct 2012, 19:59

Hello,

What is the error exactly?

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Re: Sims 3 Launching Error

Post by dgreen on Fri 05 Oct 2012, 16:07

Whether I load the game by bypssing the launcher, or by loading the launcher, the screen goes black for a few seconds, sometimes with a white border, then just goes back to my desktop.

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Post by Adwomin on Fri 05 Oct 2012, 20:17

Hello,

I see. Try backing up and removing this folder: Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3

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Post by dgreen on Sun 07 Oct 2012, 17:23

I did that, it still doesn't want to work

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Post by dgreen on Tue 09 Oct 2012, 20:20

That didn't work either, sorry ):

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