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Post by Wafflecat on Mon 15 Oct 2012, 23:47

I got it working a couple times before, but I messed something up and had to reinstall. If it helps, I'm using TS3 Ultimate Edition (a torrent that installs every EP/SP).

The uploader had registry problems, so the installer is set to install to Program Files/The Sims 3 Ultimate Edition/EPs+SPs by default. I think because of this file structure, it makes it harder for me to update the games.

I've tried various original files I found on the internet, but no joy. Then I read the guides on here and I fully followed the instructions on the site and in the PDF, replacing everything in the right areas. But when I started up the launcher, it showed my last 3 packs as uninstalled (they're apparently still there though).

I think I learned a lesson here, take the time to download each EP/SP separately uncracked so I can save myself hours of frustration Facepalm

Edit: Also, I had some EPs/SPs showing as still installed after I uninstalled the collection, due to a failed update. I used Revo Uninstaller to uninstall each leftover pack and I used medium settings for every uninstall.


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Post by invalidusername on Tue 16 Oct 2012, 02:28

Actually, yes. Using installers like that can actually cause a lot of problems, and there's not much we can do to help with problems pertaining to that. So what I'd personally recommend is to download the G4TW versions instead of the Ultimate Edition. With doing that, you also wouldn't need to download a huge amount to get new expansions, just the expansion.

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Post by Wafflecat on Tue 16 Oct 2012, 06:38

I just finished downloading most of the packs from this site, and I had Supernatural and Diesel stuff downloaded from other sources earlier. I'm going to try installing them one by one, and if I still have problems I'll make another topic for that (unless it's preferred I stick with this topic, but since this would be a slightly different problem I guess making a fresh topic would be best).

Edit: New problem. I have all the EPs/SPs downloaded, but after I install TS3 base game, I check the registry so I can edit the sku, and TS3 doesn't show up in the registry. The only thing Sims related I saw was EA Games which has a list of the EPs/SPs I have from TS2.

What I did was I started with the starting disc, put in the product key, then switched to disc 1, and finished the install. The first time I tried, I checked the launcher just to see if it installed and it said that I was using a non official copy, so I uninstalled and tried again. This time I went straight to checking the registry without touching the launcher, and still no registry entry, even though it shows up in my programs list and there's a TS3 folder under program files (x86)

Edit 2: I followed a guide that said to look in WowNode (whatever number it was) and I found the registry entry. It appears that Revo Uninstaller didn't fully remove all the registry entries from the packs I uninstalled (guess I'll need to do an advanced uninstall next time). If I delete the old entries, will I be able to carry on installing without problems? Also, should I delete TS3 registry entry even though I reinstalled, just in case?

Edit 3: I changed the sku number to 2, then tried to install WA (the included guide says to use the crack and apply updates, but the guide on the site says I don't need a crack, so I just did what the site said) it makes me update, but the update fails.

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Tue 16 Oct 2012, 10:24

Hello,

Use the manual patch right after installing the base game, that should allow you to install all the expansions without being prompted to use a patch. Just as a precaution, we recommend using the same patch again after you finish installing everything, before you use the crack from the fix. It may prevent bugs.

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Post by Wafflecat on Tue 16 Oct 2012, 10:27

Ok thanks, I thought as much. I installed the manual patch after the base game and now I'm almost up to Late Night and able to install with no problem so far Very Happy

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Tue 16 Oct 2012, 10:51

Hello,

Please let us know the final result.

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Post by Wafflecat on Tue 16 Oct 2012, 12:51

Finally got everything installed and I ran the manual patch. It said it was already at 1.39, but I ran it anyway in case there were any packs that weren't up to date. It said the update was successful, but when I checked the client, it said 1.35 o.O

Other than that, the game does work, just hope I can fix this little problem.

Edit: Ran the TS3 patch downloader and updated a bunch of EPs/SPs. Base game still says 1.35 though.

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Post by Adwomin on Tue 16 Oct 2012, 16:59

Hello,

If your game works after applying the the crack from the latest of the Ultimate Fix (RE-DOWNLOAD IT!), then you should be good to go, just ignore the 1.35 .
I can try to fix it for you via TeamViewer, but if the game works on the 1.39 crack from the latest Fix, the game should be updated to 1.39. (Otherwise it won't work with the latest crack)

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Post by Wafflecat on Tue 16 Oct 2012, 17:37

Thanks, I guess I'll go try some 1.39 mods.

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Post by Adwomin on Tue 16 Oct 2012, 19:04

Hello,

We're eagerly waiting for the result.

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Post by Wafflecat on Tue 16 Oct 2012, 19:53

Just tested with the lock community doors mod, it's for 1.38 and 1.39 and it works with my game. Although I tried a lot of different Sim3Packs from the Exchange, and almost every one of them failed. So either there's a ton of crapified Sims3Packs or there's still something wrong with my game.

Can anyone test some of the Pinkie Pie sims and tell me if any of them work for you? (yes, I'm a brony Smile )

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Post by Wafflecat on Tue 16 Oct 2012, 20:02

Tried with one of the sims I downloaded and it's just as crapified as before. But I'll try a couple others and I'll post I have any more success.

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Post by Adwomin on Tue 16 Oct 2012, 21:04

Hello,

Please send me the link of the ones you used. I'll check them out on my game, version 1.39 .

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Post by Wafflecat on Tue 16 Oct 2012, 21:25

I would post links but new members can't post external links for 7 days.

I can PM you the links though if new members are able to.

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Post by invalidusername on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 01:02

Another note, I'd recommend using modthesims over the exchange. The exchange has no pre-screening process for anything that's uploaded, so sometimes bad cc can get left in, and that can cause some major issues in your game. MTS is all free, you just need a user account in order to download. Smile
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Post by Adwomin on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 18:00

Hello,

Just leave the dots out of the link(s).

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Post by Wafflecat on Thu 18 Oct 2012, 00:48

I think I've found the culprit, I think the game is updated, but the launcher thinks it's at 1.35, because it shows 1.35 on the launcher and when I was checking different downloads on the exchange, I noticed that most said to please update my game, and the ones that didn't say to update worked just fine. So either the problem is coming from the launcher, or somehow it's letting me play with the latest crack even though it's not fully updated.

And to find some of the files that I can't download is easy, every single Rainbow Dash sim doesn't work for me xD

Edit: Other than the first one that is.

Edit 2: I might uninstall then reinstall TS3 base game, will my sps and eps be affected at all? I don't care if I lose my saves as long as the game still works.

Edit 3: I tried uninstalling, and reinstalling TS3 base game (I made sure to delete the registry entries). It still shows all my EPs/SPs but it also still shows it at 1.35 after running the manual patch. I'm suspecting that there's some kind of configuration somewhere that I need to change to get the launcher to show the proper version, but not sure where it is.

Edit 4: I think I've confirmed that my game is indeed at 1.35. I tried using Dexter the Bear and Weapons System, and I can take out the bear and guns, but I can't kill with them.

Nvm, turns out the two mods don't work with each other

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Post by Adwomin on Thu 18 Oct 2012, 21:56

Hello,

Mods? Oh, I forgot to ask about those... it's usually the first thing I ask.
Problem solved now?(!)

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Post by Wafflecat on Thu 18 Oct 2012, 22:39

1) Most of Awesomemod
2) Bars open LONG
3) BuildBuy Restriction Choker
4) NPC Door Fix
5) Mood Fix (last 3 mods were all by Buzzler btw)
6) PosePlayer
7) All of Desecrate's weapons mods (base, pistol, sniper) (might replace with Dexter the Bear)
Cool FreeYourKlepto20x
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11) Ticket Machine
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13) Loading Screen EP3
14) HomeBarBusiness
15) DoorController
16) NectarBarrels
17) NoIntro
18) LockCommunityDoor
19) TS2PirateEyePatch
20) TS2PirateHat
21) Unlocked SimPortRewards

Also, I tried renaming my documents folder so the game could generate a new one, and I also cleared my cache with CC Magic and I'm still unable to get the launcher itself to 1.39, even though the game is 1.39.

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Post by Adwomin on Thu 18 Oct 2012, 23:00

Hello there,

I thought it was solved, because of this:
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Nvm, turns out the two mods don't work with each other
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Post by invalidusername on Thu 18 Oct 2012, 23:37

Well one thing I noticed, The freeyourklepto mod, if it's the one I found, is outdated now. It hasn't been updated for over a year now. So I'd recommend removing that one.
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Post by Wafflecat on Fri 19 Oct 2012, 01:58

Admin wrote:Hello there,

I thought it was solved, because of this:
@Wafflecat wrote:
Nvm, turns out the two mods don't work with each other
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The nvm was to the striked out text, I thought I had a different problem, and although I still have a problem it isn't the same problem I thought I had (unable to update the game vs unable to update the launcher). In a nutshell, game runs fine, but the launcher still thinks it's 1.35 so anything the launcher does, it will treat the game like it's 1.35.

I guess this topic can be closed now though, because being unable to use exchange stuff is a minor inconvenience at worst, so I'll wait til the next patch is safe to download and see if that fixes my problem, and if not, I'll make a new topic about it.

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Fri 19 Oct 2012, 07:49

Hello,

Your launcher is never going to be version 1.39 because it's version number is based on the version numbers of your base game and the EP/SP's you have and their game versions.

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