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Post by karpinskijd on Sat 17 Nov 2012, 01:49

hello!
i downloaded the sims 3 torrents and expansion packs (and yes, i read and applied the instructions first) and everything seemed to go smoothly, but whenever i hit the play button in the launcher, the game doesn't open. i went to TS3.exe too and it still didn't open. i couldn't find this problem on the forums so i want to know if it's a rare problem or...?
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Re: sims 3 launcher will open, game will not. [SOLVED]

Post by antiskub on Sat 17 Nov 2012, 06:05

You can try right-clicking the game shortcut as choose "run as admin"

Another thing you can try, if that doesn't work, is go to: Documents\Electronic Arts\Sims 3\DCCache and delete the file called "missingdeps.idx"
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Post by IfICannotLove on Sat 17 Nov 2012, 09:04

I had this problem for a couple days, and I was going a bit insane. Did you download the Ultimate Fix for the game from here? Once I did and applied the fixes to EVERY expansion/stuff pack, it worked fine for me.

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Re: sims 3 launcher will open, game will not. [SOLVED]

Post by karpinskijd on Sat 17 Nov 2012, 14:55

tried the dccache and running as administrator, neither worked.
i did download the fix from here, i'll try to reapply it.
edit: didn't work, i'm going to uninstall and reinstall.

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Post by tamarhas on Sat 17 Nov 2012, 19:22

im having the same problem exactly !!!! how did u fix it ?? The Sims 3 plumbob

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Re: sims 3 launcher will open, game will not. [SOLVED]

Post by karpinskijd on Sat 17 Nov 2012, 22:09

i still haven't fixed it. uninstall and reinstall didn't work!

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Re: sims 3 launcher will open, game will not. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Sun 18 Nov 2012, 12:22

Hello,

Please re-do step 2 to 4: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly
DO NOT skip any steps! Re-download the Ultimate Fix and re-download the manual patch!

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Re: sims 3 launcher will open, game will not. [SOLVED]

Post by karpinskijd on Sun 18 Nov 2012, 17:36

i try to install the manual patch but it keeps coming up with an error. additionally, i know you said don't skip any steps, but since seasons automatically updates the sims 3, do you still need to use the manual patch?

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Re: sims 3 launcher will open, game will not. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Sun 18 Nov 2012, 21:55

Hello,

Open the .rar file for Seasons and navigate to "Support" and then "Updates".
In that folder you'll find the 1.42 patch, use that one.

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Re: sims 3 launcher will open, game will not. [SOLVED]

Post by karpinskijd on Mon 19 Nov 2012, 01:32

i keep getting this error when trying to use the update. does this mean it's all set or is there something extremely wrong?

edit: never mind! it seems to work now. however, i forgot to install seasons again so i don't know if that had anything to do with it, but it's at the latest update and it's working like a charm. thanks for putting up the game and all the help!

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Re: sims 3 launcher will open, game will not. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Mon 19 Nov 2012, 18:24

Hello,

You're welcome!
Glad to hear you got this far.

Let's see, you can install Seasons now. We'll keep this topic open for you, please let us know the final result. Good luck!

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Re: sims 3 launcher will open, game will not. [SOLVED]

Post by karpinskijd on Wed 21 Nov 2012, 17:34

it works now! thank you again!

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Re: sims 3 launcher will open, game will not. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Wed 21 Nov 2012, 21:40

Hi there,

That's great news!
Enjoy the game and please let us know if you need more assistance!

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