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Post by Ciara1040 on Mon 31 Dec 2012, 23:22

Hi I'm just wondering if its possible to download the Ultimate fix on windows 8 because I can't figure it out. Sad Sorry if this seems like a really stupid post! My game keeps crashing and I have no mods or cc as far as I know! Thanks for your help.

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Re: Windows 8

Post by hexorcist on Mon 31 Dec 2012, 23:28

Yes. The Ultimate Fix is (obviously) platform dependent (ie: it won't run on Linux, for example), but as long as you're using something newer than Win2k you should be fine.

What kind of crashes are they? Do you have any details of the thrown exceptions? Do you get a blue EA dialog saying "Error code ##" ? Anything at all that might point us in the direction of what the issue is?

Is this happening when running the launcher or the actual game?

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Post by mercurypagen on Mon 31 Dec 2012, 23:37

Hi there,

I'm not an admin but I have experience with Win8 and Sims 3/G4TW. When I got my new computer a month ago, Win8 frustrated the heck outa me cause it was so different from 7.

However, when it comes to downloading stuff from G4TW on Win8, it's basically the same thing as Win7 or the other version of the OS that you had.

You just download the file here, and follow the install instructions. You said you're having problems figuring it out...where exactly are you stuck?

And if your game is crashing constantly, look up the Crash Analyzer for Sims 3, do a search for it. That will tell you what is causing your crashing, whether it's cc/mods (though you said you don't have any as far as you know) memory or graphics issues, or its possible that you might need to fully patch and update your game. I've found that when I install the game, though my base game and the G4TW expansions are all current, some of the earlier ones aren't.

You can look up a mod/program called Patch Downloader, do a search for that also. It will scan your games and tell you if you are in need of updating, and which packs need it, and will update if you tell it to.

Try those options, then let us know what happened. You can PM me directly here at G4TW if you like and I'll help you as best as I can!

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Re: Windows 8

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 12:42

mercurypagen wrote:
Try those options, then let us know what happened. You can PM me directly here at G4TW if you like and I'll help you as best as I can!

Hello,

We'd love for you to try and help us help people, but please keep it on the forum Wink
Other people may benefit from the answer. And if you get stuck, others can jump right in because they know exactly what has been tried and the outcome.
For this reason, our policy is that we (Admin, mods, helpers) don't provide support by PM and hopefully you'll see our way and do the same Smile

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Re: Windows 8

Post by mercurypagen on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 12:45

Not a problem! Just looking to help out where I can.

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 12:49

mercurypagen wrote:Not a problem! Just looking to help out where I can.

It's appreciated Smile Thank you.

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