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The Setup has detected that no version of The Sims 3 is installed.[SOLVED]

Post by jvjr68 on Thu 15 Nov 2012, 17:31

I am wondering if anyone has ecountered this problem when trying to update v1.42. This happens when I try the update from the launcher and when I try the "Super" patch. This is the error message that I get: The Setup has detected that no version of The Sims 3 is installed.
This update requires that a previous version of the application be installed.




Any advice anyone could give would be greatly appreciated...



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Re: The Setup has detected that no version of The Sims 3 is installed.[SOLVED]

Post by t2sink on Thu 15 Nov 2012, 18:40

Do you have a Complete or Ultimate Installer of The Sims 3? Or did you install each Expansion yourself?
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Re: The Setup has detected that no version of The Sims 3 is installed.[SOLVED]

Post by jvjr68 on Thu 15 Nov 2012, 19:14

Thanks for replying. Each expansion was installed as it came out...



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Re: The Setup has detected that no version of The Sims 3 is installed.[SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Thu 15 Nov 2012, 21:59

Hello,

Where did you get the games from, exactly? (Different uploader etc)

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Re: The Setup has detected that no version of The Sims 3 is installed.[SOLVED]

Post by jvjr68 on Sat 17 Nov 2012, 19:40

Some are dvd's, and some are direct downloads from origin...







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Re: The Setup has detected that no version of The Sims 3 is installed.[SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Sat 17 Nov 2012, 22:34

Hello,

And where exactly did you get the base game from?

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Re: The Setup has detected that no version of The Sims 3 is installed.[SOLVED]

Post by jvjr68 on Sat 17 Nov 2012, 22:39

I have resolved my own issue... Found out that EA is no patching the base game instead of the expansions. When this happened the update points to the default install location. Back when I first installed the Sims, I thought I was being smart by organizing all my games into a games folder, not the default folder. This is wht I am seeing an error that says The Sims 3 is not installed. So now I have to uninstall and reinstall to the default directory...



Thank you very much for your time and effort....



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Re: The Setup has detected that no version of The Sims 3 is installed.[SOLVED]

Post by Aɾყα on Sun 18 Nov 2012, 11:15

@jvjr68 wrote:I have resolved my own issue... Found out that EA is no patching the base game instead of the expansions. When this happened the update points to the default install location. Back when I first installed the Sims, I thought I was being smart by organizing all my games into a games folder, not the default folder. This is wht I am seeing an error that says The Sims 3 is not installed. So now I have to uninstall and reinstall to the default directory...
Thank you very much for your time and effort....



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My game is not in the default location, never has been, and never any problems. But it's good to hear your problem is solved.
Don't hesitate to post if you have questions or problems again.
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