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Post by steak n eggs on Mon 29 Oct 2012, 19:19

hi there! well, after this recent windows update, my computer had a hard crash Sad sadly I lost ALL of my sims 3 games (3 of which are retail, so luckily i have those (base game, generations, late night) and can install those easily. I had every single expansion, every single stuff pack and even though I was able to save a lot from the hard drive failure, I am pretty sad that I have to get all the sims stuff back Sad Sad Sad anyway, I'm writing to ask for advice on how to install the games now... since before I would install them as they came out, several months apart... but right now I'm having to pretty much install them all at once...

So, should I...

install all the games one right after the other, then apply the ultimate fix overwriting all the files like I'm supposed to, then install the stuff packs after that... or should I do it in a particular order (order EA released them??) or...?

...and what about updates? Should I always choose "update" when the install tells me that I have to update to go any further with the installation?? (I just got a forum email stating NOT to update to the newest version because the ultimate fix isn't ready yet...)

I just want to do this the "right" way... so that there are no errors and I'm not pulling my hair out because I borked something! Rolling Eyes Laughing

Thank you for any advice I love you
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Re: I need your advice... (installing after hard drive failure) [SOLVED]

Post by t2sink on Tue 30 Oct 2012, 07:12

Install the Base Game, Manual Patch to 1.39, install all the expansions you want, in any order, apply The Ultimate Fix, then play The Sims 3!

Ignore updates if it tells you to if you do the above.
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Re: I need your advice... (installing after hard drive failure) [SOLVED]

Post by steak n eggs on Tue 30 Oct 2012, 14:24

VERY nice!!! that's exactly what I wanted to hear, a step by step process!!! yay! I may just go about doing that today! Smile Smile Could you link me to where I can find the 1.39 manual patch please??

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Post by t2sink on Tue 30 Oct 2012, 19:43

Here you go. mediafire.com ?0mdo68441gg5968

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Post by steak n eggs on Tue 30 Oct 2012, 19:53

You're seriously the best! Smile Thank you so much!

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Re: I need your advice... (installing after hard drive failure) [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Tue 30 Oct 2012, 22:06

Hello,

Step-by-step, including a link to the manual patch: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly
How can you miss that?

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Re: I need your advice... (installing after hard drive failure) [SOLVED]

Post by steak n eggs on Tue 30 Oct 2012, 22:12

Hey Mr Admin person, you be nice!!!! Razz I just wanted to make sure that I installed it right! I wasn't sure if I had to install them in order or not, or light my hair on fire and dance around in circles WHILE they were installing, or... something equally horrific. So, everything is installing nicely now, except my stupid store bought Ambitions kept throwing off a data error cyclical redunancy check warning, so I just used yours! heheh! Smile

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...and I think I screwed up! I installed the base game, ambitions, late
night generations, pets and am in the middle of doing showtime right now
and I forgot to do the manual patch... did i just screw up?? can i
patch right now and be okay?
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Post by Adwomin on Tue 30 Oct 2012, 22:53

Hello,

Applying the manual patch comes after installing all the expansions you want, as you can see in step 2: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly

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Re: I need your advice... (installing after hard drive failure) [SOLVED]

Post by steak n eggs on Tue 30 Oct 2012, 23:01

oh I was just going by what the first dude who helped me said. he said install base game, install manual patch, then install rest of games. so i wonder if i have to patch again??? i just installed EVERYTHING (except world adventures) and all SP's... and was getting ready to move over the cracks... so should i patch and then crack???

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Post by Adwomin on Wed 31 Oct 2012, 11:06

Hello,

If you run into any problems during the installations, you can use this alternative order for the steps: install the base game and then; 2, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

But please read this too: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t7908-do-not-update-to-version-142-of-the-sims-3-yet

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Post by steak n eggs on Wed 31 Oct 2012, 14:15

I haven't updated to 1.42, it actually hasn't even asked me to yet! hmm. i started the game it appears to be working perfectly fine. i may play a bit today to make sure! Smile i love this place, thank you so much for providing everything!

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Post by Adwomin on Wed 31 Oct 2012, 16:54

Hello,

You're most welcome!
If you wish to update, you can use the updated Ultimate Fix when it supports 1.42 anyway.
For now, enjoy your game and please let us know if you need any more assistance!

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