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Post by Sir Bedevere on Fri 02 Nov 2012, 02:45

I downloaded the update to patch 1.39 from 1.38 and the Ultimate Fix (for the original TS3.exe and TSLHost.dll files, which I stupidly overwrote) but as soon as I started the update, Setup said this:

"Setup has detected that the installed game region for this update is incorrect. This update requires a different game region in order to be installed."

I downloaded the one for USA, which is where I reside, but I see that the admin is from the Netherlands. Does this mean I need the update in European format? Does the region even matter with cracked games? I've never tried to update a cracked game before, so I don't know how any of this works. Once I've done something a time or two, I remember it, but it's getting someone to provide the initial instructions that I find difficult (I have a "special" learning process, to put it nicely).

Like I said, I've never tried to update -- the only reason I'm trying now is because the current version of AwesomeMod won't work with games not patched to 1.39. Please help. Sad


Update: I tried the "Super Patch" and it seemed to work, but I must have done the Ultimate Fix wrong because I'm getting a message upon starting the game about unofficial game modifications and potential crashing/bugs (the Mods folder isn't even in the Documents/EA directory anymore). Is there anything I can do to save it at this point or will I have to completely uninstall the game and start over?


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Re: Patch 1.39 region issue?

Post by t2sink on Fri 02 Nov 2012, 05:33

Backup/Remove all of Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3, just to see if something else is having problems for some reason.

Also did you download the latest The Ultimate Fix and use that after doing the patch?

Yeah, only recommend using the Super Patch, since it's not able to have region issues.
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Re: Patch 1.39 region issue?

Post by Aɾყα on Fri 02 Nov 2012, 12:58

Hello,

I suspect you don't have the most recent crack. But for the newest crack, you'll need patch level 1.42 Facepalm
Please get the 1.42 manual patch, and the latest fix.

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Re: Patch 1.39 region issue?

Post by Sir Bedevere on Fri 02 Nov 2012, 19:14

I don't want the 1.42 patch yet because the mods I use haven't been updated for it. Is there a way to get 1.39?

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Post by Adwomin on Fri 02 Nov 2012, 19:31

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If you already updated to 1.42, the only way to do so is by removing ALL The Sims 3 games from your PC and then reinstalling the games, without updating to 1.42. But that's a big hassle.
I recommend you just play without your Mods for a (short?) while, until they are updated to support the latest version of the game.

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Re: Patch 1.39 region issue?

Post by Sir Bedevere on Fri 02 Nov 2012, 20:53

Hi Admin,

I think I'm facing a complete reinstall regardless because I did the Ultimate Fix wrong and am getting the "unofficial game modification" warning with no mod folder in the Documents/Electronic Arts directory. So as much of a hassle as it will be, it must be done at this point.

In this thread here, someone posted a link to the Ultimate Fix for 1.39. If I acquired the patch to 1.39 from 1.38, would that older version of the Ultimate Fix work?

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Re: Patch 1.39 region issue?

Post by Adwomin on Fri 02 Nov 2012, 23:26

Hello,

Wait, if you're on version 1.42 of the game, using the 1.39 crack will give that error.
After reinstalling you can update to 1.39 using a 1.39_from_1.xx.xx.xx patch, BUT you need to use the 1.39 crack too.

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Re: Patch 1.39 region issue?

Post by Sir Bedevere on Fri 02 Nov 2012, 23:37

Hello,

I actually think I did the opposite and used the 1.39 patch with the Ultimate Fix for 1.42 because the icon for Seasons showed up on my launcher (at the bottom where it shows the EPs and patch numbers). I didn't realize that there was a 1.42 patch out and that you had already updated the fix for it until afterwards. It's my fault for not reading everything carefully.

On the thread that I linked to in the last post, the third reply links to a file on Mediafire called "The_Sims_3_fix_old1.rar" -- is that the crack I need for the 1.39 patch?

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Re: Patch 1.39 region issue?

Post by Adwomin on Fri 02 Nov 2012, 23:43

Hello,

Old1 is the 1.39 crack, yes. But the thing is that you've already updated your game to version 1.42 (seen the Seasons icon showing up on the launcher), so that old crack won't work.

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Re: Patch 1.39 region issue?

Post by Sir Bedevere on Fri 02 Nov 2012, 23:53

Hello,

So even if I fully uninstalled the game and EPs and did a clean install, then applied the 1.39 patch with the Old1 fix, it still wouldn't work?

I don't quite understand. Could you please explain this to me?

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Re: Patch 1.39 region issue?

Post by t2sink on Sat 03 Nov 2012, 03:56

You need the Ultimate Fix for 1.42, which is now the latest Ultimate Fix, and it will work with The Sims 3 update 1.42. So you just need to download the Latest The Ultimate Fix.

Or if you still really want to go back to 1.39, you do the uninstall, then re-install, and use the 1.39 patch after installing the base, then install expansions, and then apply the Ultimate Fix for 1.39.
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Re: Patch 1.39 region issue?

Post by Sir Bedevere on Sat 03 Nov 2012, 04:23

t2sink: THANK YOU, fellow Michigander! That was all I needed to know! Very Happy

I'm going to try to do the 1.39 patch. I've already got the patch and the old fix in folders on my desktop so I can just extract them and deal with them once I re-install.

To be completely clear and avoid any further screw-ups on my part, I should also restart my computer AFTER uninstalling and BEFORE I start the re-installation process, correct? I saw this mentioned in another thread and would like to make sure.

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Post by t2sink on Sat 03 Nov 2012, 04:33

Yes, it's always recommended to do that when uninstall, and to use a better uninstaller then the default one that comes with Windows, or the program your uninstalling.
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Post by Sir Bedevere on Sat 03 Nov 2012, 05:20

Alright, I think I can manage from here. Thank you again. My issue is resolved.

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Re: Patch 1.39 region issue?

Post by Adwomin on Sat 03 Nov 2012, 11:19

Hello,

Would you like us to keep this topic open for you, so you can let us know the final result?

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Re: Patch 1.39 region issue?

Post by Sir Bedevere on Sat 03 Nov 2012, 18:17

Hello,

I was actually going to post again as I'm having problems with uninstalling. To be precise, I'm having the same problem as the user here with the Black Box repack (however, I have not attempted to re-install like that user did). I used the Black Box repack before I found you guys and just stacked your version of Diesel Stuff and Supernatural on top of it. As convenient as it was to install, I never thought that might make it so troublesome to get rid of.

I have tried CCleaner and got an error about not locating the file specified. I also tried to find some trace of EA or Black Box files in the registry, but there were none. From there, I tried to locate them in the Program Files (x86) directory using the command prompt. Nothing showed there, either.

Is there anything I can do?

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Post by Aɾყα on Sat 03 Nov 2012, 18:21

Hello,

I think you'd best contact Admin in the chatbox when he's online. I expect him to be online on the forum within a few hours. If not, try tomorrow.

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Re: Patch 1.39 region issue?

Post by Sir Bedevere on Sat 03 Nov 2012, 19:09

My idiot husband has urged me to start the re-installation process after he performed some unknown "fix" on my computer (he wouldn't let me see what he was doing or tell me anything about it). Facepalm

He may be an idiot in general, but he's a genius when it comes to this sort of thing, so I suppose I'll get on with the re-installation. Hopefully it works. I'll let you know what happens.

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Re: Patch 1.39 region issue?

Post by Adwomin on Sat 03 Nov 2012, 23:31

Hello,

No problem, but please do let us know if you need any assistance during or after the process!
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Re: Patch 1.39 region issue?

Post by Sir Bedevere on Sun 04 Nov 2012, 18:13

Hi again,

I feel like I've already been such a bother and I'm genuinely sorry about that, but I have another question. Since I installed the base game and patched it to 1.39 before installing EPs (as instructed by t2sink), do I still need to run all the patches in each EP's installation guide or not? If not, which ones should I do?

Do I also need the EA Download Manager or should I avoid it since I prefer to patch manually?

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Post by t2sink on Sun 04 Nov 2012, 18:44

The patches in the #Crack, you don't need to, just install each expansion, and after your done installing all of them, then apply the Ultimate Fix.

Or I guess get the manual patch for 1.42, and the latest Ultimate Fix, and use those, since they are now supported.

Yeah you can avoid EADM and Origin.
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Re: Patch 1.39 region issue?

Post by Sir Bedevere on Sun 04 Nov 2012, 23:35

I'm very, VERY happy to report that my re-installation and patch to 1.39 is successful! I started a new game with no mods or CC to test and everything is working fine.

Thank you so much for all your help! I truly couldn't have done it without the assistance I received here. Also, thank you for providing The Sims 3 games! Smile

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Re: Patch 1.39 region issue?

Post by Adwomin on Mon 05 Nov 2012, 18:22

Hello,

No worries, we're here to help.
No, you do not need the EA Download Manager (Now called Origin).

And another no, you do not need to use any more patches, if you already patched to version 1.39 prior to installing any expansions.

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