Then I go through the installer for each game and expansion as instructed, only to find after installing the last expansion that nothing works Unknow Error Occurred before the launcher even opens. In order to enter the code and obtain a digital copy of Pets I had to enter the code on this website: using the email address and password that I use on the Sims 3 site and have set up in Origin. When downloading Pets in Origin, I changed the destination folder to the Sims 3 in Steam. The converse is not true, though. If it doesn't come up you can try again. Each time I had to do a clean uninstall and start from scratch.
Still searching on the problem. How do you run it without the launcher? That will at the very least give you an idea where the issue lies. It's that 1% that's killer and why I like to test drive after installing each pack. Hopefully you've followed the steps I've set out in this guide and still have both your hair and your sanity. It's absolutely not necessary to buy a new cd! Will Origin need to run all the time with this? Can I get rid of the patch? Restart Origin and try launching your game with the anti-virus off to see if that solves the issue. How will this affect my played save games? In other words, the product key that you get from Origin will not work with Steam and the downloaded content from Origin will not go on top of your Steam installation. Logged Madame Mim: I remember reading that, yes.
I have hopes that one day everyone will play nicely with each other and the customers we gamers won't be caught in the middle of these feuds. If not, go do that. Just move the subfolders you want to save to someplace easy to find like your Desktop and you can drop them back in after reinstalling. SecuRom was removed from Sims 3 base game. The answer was yes and yes, so I bought it, uninstalled the pirated copy and installed the legit copy. This will not prevent you from performing a fresh install with your available discs, and running as you had, previously. But since august, the game shuts down in every 5-6 mins so I stopped playing it.
Is there a manual patch? Paste the files in your C: drive. So, it takes forever to download the game, but you don't need the disc. Hello and welcome to the Forum , I'll assume your Origin base game is on patch version 1. After it had updated, Sims 3 stopped working. We have logged 100's of hours on the Sims 3 on Windows 8.
Trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Except for that one, the rest of my Expansion Packs did not ask for anything from me during installation. I'm starting to wonder if there is something the Origin-installed program would use to identify itself to further installers, to prevent cross-compatibility. Hi, all, I decided I was having withdrawal from my sims 3 witch family. No matter what I try I get the No Disc in drive message. Since you've already redownloaded and reinstalled, don't let them make you do it again. Close Origin, then try the following: 1.
My advice is to use whichever one you like best, but keep in mind that the choice may lock you into a particular vendor for future purchases. Follow the driver installation instructions on the website. Apart from the piracy thing. If this fails try right clicking your shortcut and click run as admin. Oddly enough Ive had it happen that Ive clicked an old icon and the game does the loading screen for whatever icon Late night in this case but once the game boots the expansion is there.
I gave up, found a pirated version of the game with all the expansions pre-installed and after downloading that it works like a charm. You can't do it on your Mac because Steam won't serve up the product keys to a Mac. Unless it turns out that you like this particular Sim, there's no need to save; you're just making sure everything is where it is supposed to be and working the way it is supposed to work. I also entered the code for Generations but saw no option to download it, I wondered if this was because it was already installed on my laptop though I didn't uninstall Generations to test this hypothesis. At that point I can't suggest more than considering to uninstall your Origin basegame of The Sims 3, then re-booting the computer, and then installing a cracked basegame of The Sims 3. The same user also reports that this should never be an issue when only using discs as a source of game updates. What error message throws up when you try to play the game? Run Origin as Administrator: Right-click the Origin icon on your desktop and select Run As Administrator.
I really want to play my sims 3. It really chaps my hide when I cannot fully enjoy a game that I purchased from the vendor where I purchased it. Here are a few methods which you can follow to resolve the issue: Method 1: You can search for the latest display adapter driver on the manufacturer's website. Even if your friend is not using a pirated version, there is likely to be no legitimate way to get around not having a key. We can fix the cracks later.
Right now if I open my launcher it says sims3launcher has stopped working, and if I go in my bin folder and open ts3w. Depending the amount of stuff, plan on giving your mousing finger a workout as you close those messages. This will remove to need to input the disc but it will also remove your ability to play the game without Origin. MrsFlynn I think I may have found something that maybe of help. Unfortunately, there is the possibility that Origin has already updated The Sims 3 to the point where it requires Origin.
I've just bought Sims 3 from amazon and added to the 'My games' in origin. I think you were spot-on if this is what you meant when you said something about Origin using other means. They are still installed, though, so you can change your mind and reselect them later for use in a different game without needing to redownload it. I suppose that it might be possible to have the game installed twice on the same machine, but that's a dodgy way of doing things, so you'll need to remove your Steam game before you can install from Origin. I had to uninstall Seasons before it would let me re-install it setup? Yep, totally right what you've read. Alternatively, you could simply set up The Sims 3 to run through Origin. How to get Expansion and Stuff Pack Manager The Manager is part of the latest Sims 3 Patch and can be downloaded through Origin.