Happy New Year everyone! My apologies if I am violating any rules by making this post. I'm a newbie and this is my 1st post on this forum.
I had the Sims3 version 1.0.615 (digital) since around june. I had enjoyed playing the game and never once attempted to patch it what with all the myriad of issues I read online. But 3 days ago I decided to install the WA (by razor I think). I also had the base game Sims3 updated to version 1.0.631. After that, I installed the WA successfully and it updated itself automatically (through EADM). The game loaded up to main page but when after I click new game (no previous save games or custom contents as I removed this to backup folders in another drive) the green bar loaded up to about 20% the game crash to desktop.
After reading several fixes I decided to uninstall the whole thing, base game & WA. I even made use of registry cleaner to make sure of a clean install.
This time I installed the base game did not crack it and downloaded the patch from this website and it patch the base game all the way up to 22.214.171.124. I did not install the WA right away and tested base game as patch to 1.8 without previously save game or custom contents or hack. In short.... completely virgin. I did not even reconfigure the options panel. The game run smoothly without issue. I exited and deleted all 4 cache files found in my documents.
By all indications I should be ready to install WA. But I got cold feet. I can't simply run it only to crash again. I simply can't go thru the whole process again only to be frustrated.
This post is quiet long but I wanted to find out from this forum if I have missed something in the whole installation and patching process.
My pc gaming platform
CPU: AMD Phenom 9950 Quad Core Processor (Black Box edition)
RAM: 3.0 gb
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4870 ddr5 1gb (with built-in cooler)
MOBO: MSI K9A2 Platinum Edition
HD: 4 hard disk with combine total of almost 1 terrabyte capacity
OS: Vista 32 bit premium
I'm aching to install and play WA but there are fears. So the questions are:
1.Is there anything else I should have done? Dive in and install WA???
2.If it ask for a patch should I patch it and to what version?? Should I be using the launcher / EADM?
|01-04-10 at 04:33 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2009
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|01-04-10 at 05:46 AM||#2|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Hey, I was in the same seat as u are now, but then I finally solved it after some major issues with the patches...idk if my solution is the best one, but hey it worked for me!
Here is how i did it:
*Uninstall everything, base-game and WA
*Re-Install base-game (Do not install EADM!)
*Patch up the base-game to .631 so that u are able to patch it normally later
*Mount the WA disc and explore it to find this file "Your Drive:\Support\Updates\Sims3_1.5.82.002002_from_1. 0.631.00002
*Run the patch
*Use the crack that are available on the WA disc and copy the contents to the appropriate folder and replace
*Run the game
Let me know how it went :D
EDIT: Oh yea, block both the game and game launcher in your firewall if ur having some issues :P