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Setup has detected that no version of sims 3 has been installed

Post by 3xie on Thu 27 Dec 2012, 08:35

Good evening! So as I was trying to fix my << sims 3 service initialization failed >> problem, by doing the first step of the ultimate fix, I ended up falling on a second problem! ( I am kind of starting to get pissed off with all this... ) So I double click on my Sims 3 patch, the installer starts to prepare, then... << setup has detected that no version of sims 3 has been installed >> ! Awww yes!

No I mean really, it's kind of depressing. I just got the game.

So here are so facts I think I need to underline:

- I downloaded my main client and the DLCs from Steam
- I have The Sims 3 Pets and Katy's Perry Sweet Treats
- I never got to play the game, as soon as I opened it, I got the service initialization failed issue
- I got a random blue screen while I was installing the game. It never ever happened before, my computer is brand new. When it happened, my computer restarted but Steam << kept >> my download ( it was at 68% ) and I was able to start from where my computer crashed once it restarted. I think it might be the problem, so I am reinstalling the game right now to see how it will go.

Well, still, in case reinstalling will not fix it, I'd like to know what to do.
Thank you, now I'm going to rest while my game is installing

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Re: Setup has detected that no version of sims 3 has been installed

Post by xJ3rian on Thu 27 Dec 2012, 08:46

One question:
Do you have the Sims 3 Base Game?

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Re: Setup has detected that no version of sims 3 has been installed

Post by hexorcist on Thu 27 Dec 2012, 15:05

Reinstalling may fix your issue. If it doesn't come back and let us know what's going on and we'll be sure to help you with whatever it is.

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Re: Setup has detected that no version of sims 3 has been installed

Post by Aɾყα on Fri 28 Dec 2012, 12:40

Hello,

That's caused by your base game being a Steam version. That's a special situation. The patch and the EP's don't recognize your base game since it's from Steam, so it's not going to work, unfortunately. The only solution is to either download a (our) base game, or have your Steam base game converted to an Origin game by contacting EA customer service.

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Re: Setup has detected that no version of sims 3 has been installed

Post by Adwomin on Fri 28 Dec 2012, 14:19

Lady ElDi wrote:(...) or have your Steam base game converted to an Origin game by contacting EA customer service.
What? That's even possible?

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Re: Setup has detected that no version of sims 3 has been installed

Post by Aɾყα on Fri 28 Dec 2012, 16:48

Admin wrote:
Lady ElDi wrote:(...) or have your Steam base game converted to an Origin game by contacting EA customer service.
What? That's even possible?

Yup, it is. Theoretically Laughing
It's the same process as when someone scratches their disk. They only need to have that particular game registered, as far as I know. It's the kind of thing you'd do if you had a Steam base and got an EP on disk for Christmas, birthday, whatever. Or when you want to install a pirated EP. Though I bet they won't like that Razz

Oh when I wanted to look up an article, it turns out it's much easier than that. If you register your game, log onto Origin, and uninstall the Steam version, you're supposed to be able to redeem it in Origin's activation page. If that doesn't work, contact customer support.

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