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Post by Yumna22 on Thu 20 Dec 2012, 19:27

i posted this in the wrong section before! sorry.

hello Smile sorry to post a thread when you are already overflowing with problems... i tried to search the forum as adviced, read the "how to install the sims 3 correctly", and applied the ultimate fix.. i am posting this thread as a last resort, after searching google for days, i came on this awesome forum. thank you for all your quick answers and help.

i have a big problem..."your sims 3 base game is incompatible with your current expantion pack". my sims 3 base game is not updated, and i can't update it via the launcher, and origin says "can't connect to origin". my connection is really, really slow, so downloading and manually patching the game is impossible..

i have windows 7, the sims 3 generations, high end loft stuff, ambitions, late night (which gave me a huge bother after installing it, made my base game an older version than it is, and removed all the tiny icons of the new sims installed on the bottom of the launcher), master suite stuff, katy perry sweet treats, and showtime installed. i also have pets and diesel, but my computer completely refuses to install the cd.. weird. i also don't have any mods installed.

the main problem is the main game, may you help me how to fix it?

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Re: base game problem

Post by hexorcist on Thu 20 Dec 2012, 19:33

Could you do this for me please?

Open the launcher. Mouse over each icon at the bottom and post the version numbers please. If any are missing that should be there please let us know of those also.

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Re: base game problem

Post by Yumna22 on Thu 20 Dec 2012, 19:40

i tried before, but after installing late night all of them vanished.. i also tried applying the crack and base game fix in the ultimate fix after i saw this, but it stayed the same. it says version 1.0.615.00107. the wierdest thing is that the launcher, on the welcome screen says "you are playing a non-final, unauthorized copy of the sims3"... i am starting to hate late night

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Post by hexorcist on Thu 20 Dec 2012, 19:44

Have you tried the manual patch mentioned in http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1870-can-t-update-the-sims-3-to-v142-fix-manual-patch ?

I'd recommend it, and as a heads up - it's a 1.1GB download so expect it to take a while on slower connections.

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Post by Yumna22 on Thu 20 Dec 2012, 19:50

thank you for your quick replies Smile i really appreciate it.

i've tried to download the manual patch a million times, but it stays stuck on 1% while downloading after 25 minutes.. i need to go to a net cafe' with very fast internet to download it, if that's the only way to fix the base game..

thank you again, i need a few days to go there, i'll notify you if it worked.. i hope so, it's been ages that i've been searching for a way to fix it, uninstalled everything and installed it again.. i think i will ditch late night this time -___-

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Post by hexorcist on Thu 20 Dec 2012, 19:51

While you're at the cafe you might also download the Ultimate Fix - you'll need it too. You can find it in this thread: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t752-the-sims-3-ultimate-fix-should-fix-most-of-your-problems

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Thu 20 Dec 2012, 20:28

@Yumna22 wrote:
hello Smile sorry to post a thread when you are already overflowing with problems...

Hello,

Don't worry about it Smile
We're here to help and we've got a lot of people here helping us help you, so never hesitate to post if you have a problem.

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Re: base game problem

Post by Yumna22 on Fri 21 Dec 2012, 01:46

thank you lady eldi and hexorcist Smile

i have news! i updated the base game.. now it shows 1.42.130.019002, high end loft stuff 30.0.38.004001, ambitions 4.0.87.006001, i installed late night before but it doesen't show it in the launcher (help?), generations 8.0.152.011001, pets 10.0.96.013001, fast lane stuff 11.0.84.014001, showtime 11.0.273.015001, katy perry 13.0.62.016001, diesel 14.0.48.017001.

the bad news, i waited four bloody hours for it to update, it's 3 am here... the game freezez when i open it -___-

new thing too.. please see the error with the picture.. first it froze, and when i restarted the launcher it showed that, why does it say that?


[img]http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/[/img]


sorry for bothering you, but i just want it to work. good night Smile

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Post by hexorcist on Fri 21 Dec 2012, 05:50

The error in the screenshot is due to the crack not being copied to the base game's install directory. Copy the one in the "# Crack" folder of the Ultimate Fix.

That may solve the other issues, however, I see another that may give you problems. Each expansion or stuff pack's version major is indicative of when it was released. Base game is always 1.xx.xxx, World Adventures is always 2.xx.xxx, High-End Loft Stuff is always 3.xx.xxx, etc. For Showtime and Fast Lane Stuff you're showing the same major, but different minors. Are those typos or are those the real numbers you're shown? They're both wrong also - major 11 is Master Suite Stuff. Fast Lane should be 5.xx and Showtime should be 12.xx. Other than those two versions, all the others look proper. Anyhow, try what was stated in the first paragraph of this reply and if you still have issues let us know.

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Re: base game problem

Post by Yumna22 on Fri 21 Dec 2012, 09:58

copied the crack in the install directory..it shows the same error.

yes, sorry for the typo, the numbers for showtime are 12.0.273.015001, and instead of master suite stuff i wrote fast lane stuff.. sorry, writing at three am has that effect on you. late night is still isn't showing in the launcher thought, you have an idea for the reason?

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Post by hexorcist on Fri 21 Dec 2012, 10:01

I just noticed that it's looking for the Diesel Stuff crack and not base game. You need to copy the .exe and .dll from the Ultimate Fix, inside the "Seasons & Supernatural & Diesel Stuff & Katy Perry's Sweet Treats ...." folder to your Diesel Stuff installation folder.

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Post by Yumna22 on Fri 21 Dec 2012, 10:13


10. For
The Sims 3 – Seasons & Supernatural & Diesel Stuff & Katy Perry’s Sweet Treats & Showtime & Master Suite Stuff & Pets & Town Life Stuff & Generations: open the "Seasons & Supernatural & Diesel Stuff & Katy Perry’s Sweet Treats & Showtime & Master Suite Stuff & Pets & Town Life Stuff & Generations" folder in this .rar file and drag & drop both files in there to: C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin (SO NOT TO THE EXPANSION’S GAME DIRECTORY!) and choose "Replace" on the pop-up that appears, telling you the files already exist.

should i copy it as said above in the installation guide of the ultimate fix or as you said, in the diesel stuff pack folder?

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Post by hexorcist on Fri 21 Dec 2012, 10:20

I should have reviewed the pdf. You don't need to do that, since you've already updated. Copy the files from "# Cracks" to the base game's installation directory. After you've done that take a screenshot of the base game's folder showing the file sizes and modification times please.

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Post by xJ3rian on Fri 21 Dec 2012, 11:28

How I did it:

1. Desinstall The Sims 3 with all the EP's
2. Restart your computer
3. Install the Sims 3 Base Game (DON'T CRACK IT)
4. Patch it to the latest version (would be 1.42 right now)
5. Install World Adventures, Late Night or whatever expansions that need to be installed before the others follow the instructions in the .Rar, Crack it (Ultimate Fix)
6. Then Install the other expansions (Seasons & Supernatural & Diesel Stuff & Katy Perry’s Sweet Treats & Showtime & Master Suite Stuff & Pets & Town Life Stuff & Generations) Any of those expansions (you need at least one to make it work) Crack it (ultimate fix)
7. Enjoy Very Happy

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Post by Yumna22 on Sat 22 Dec 2012, 21:40

for hexorcist: sorry that it's in italian, do you want me to translate? i took the picture of the folder, but not all of it, do you want the second part?:



for xj3rian: thank you for your reply and help Smile ,i thought of this fix, since i'm sure the problems came from the installs, but i can't uninstall everything, or at least the base game after waiting four hours for the patch do download and all the time for everything to install on my laptop, it was hell, and i honestly didn't expect it to complete everything.. i hope to surpass this disc error somehow, and enjoy my game. if there is absolutely no way, then i'll uninstall everything and give up on this game, though i miss it a lot.

i'm very sorry for the late reply, but i didn't have electricity for two days..

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the one i posted before was the second part.. this is the first part:


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Post by hexorcist on Sat 22 Dec 2012, 22:56

Nah, no need to translate - the stuff I needed to see isn't localized (filename, size and modified date). The rest of the info I'm familiar enough with Windows to be able to accurately guess what it is anyway lol Smile

You do have the correct files for the cracks in there, but the game has not been updated using the manual patch. The date and filesizes for many of the files shown (ie: Sims3Launcher.exe / Sims3LauncherW.exe) are incorrect for a fully up-to-date game.

Try doing the manual patch. If that fails, copy the files from the "Seasons & ... blah blah blah very long folder name goes here" folder in the Ultimate Fix into your base game's install directory (shown in your screenshots) then try the manual patch again. After that - if it's successful - copy the files in the "# Crack" folder back to the location in your screenshot. If the manual patch did NOT work, let us know of any errors you get.

Good luck!

Edit: After the manual patch (before or after copying the crack) you can check to make sure everything's up
to date with these filenames, file sizes and modified dates -
Sims3Launcher.exe, 28KB, 28 November 2012
Sims3LauncherW.exe, 1434KB, 28 November 2012
TS3.exe, 11986KB, 2 February 2011

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Post by Adwomin on Sun 23 Dec 2012, 11:03

Hello,

Which means re-doing step 2 to 4 here: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly
DO NOT skip any steps and re-download both the manual patch and the Ultimate Fix, please.

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Post by Yumna22 on Sun 23 Dec 2012, 20:05

thank you hexorcist and admin.. sad news for me, i can't download the manual patch, since i don't have time at all to go to a net cafe'..

can't you send me the correct files :Sims3Launcher.exe, 28KB, 28 November 2012 / Sims3LauncherW.exe, 1434KB, 28 November 2012 /
TS3.exe, 11986KB, 2 February 2011 that are up to date since they are a few? you'd help me a LOT. after you send them to me, i can copy the crack from "very long name file" and "#crack" folder to the install directory..

....please? since the error is the "no diesel stuff disc found" and not "no sims 3 disc found or "update failed" or something?, i don't know if the update is the issue.. (very sorry, you know a million more than me, i am just suggesting)

oh, by the way, can this be fixed with your registry tool, hexorcist?

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Post by hexorcist on Sun 23 Dec 2012, 20:21

We could, but that wouldn't fix your issue. Many of the other files need to be updated also.

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Post by Yumna22 on Mon 24 Dec 2012, 15:56

I'll try everything you said and tell you the results later Smile
I hope it works... And late night is still invisible in the launcher... Will it show when i do the manual patch?
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Post by Adwomin on Mon 24 Dec 2012, 19:02

Hello there,

@Yumna22 wrote:after you send them to me, i can copy the crack from "very long name file" and "#crack" folder to the install directory..
Don't copy anything from the "very long name file" folder. As you can see HERE, you only need the files from the "# Crack" folder, after using the manual patch.

@Yumna22 wrote:Will it show when i do the manual patch?
Yes, it should light up on the launcher, after using the v1.42 (currently the latest version) manual patch.

Good luck and please let us know the result!

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