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PostSubject: I've never uninstalled my sims 3 game so....   4/10/2015, 18:09

I was just wondering....If I uninstall my sims 3 games (in the hopes that it will clean up it's act lol!) and then I re-install (I have all the eps) , how do I get it patched properly? I mean will my computer automatically patch it?

I'm so sorry for the wording of this question but I just don't know where to go to get patched for sims 3. With sims 4 it's done through origin but I have no idea how to patch for sims 3. LIke I said, I've never ever uninstalled or re-installed so I'm a total newbie here.

I've got a ton of cc and my launcher is full too, but I thought I might just do a complete overhaul to try to get it to run smoother.

Thanks for you help guys!
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PostSubject: Re: I've never uninstalled my sims 3 game so....   4/10/2015, 18:26

I uninstall/reinstall all the time

Take out your mods folder (if you have one before starting) some mods are no longer available
Take out your saved sims & screenshots (you will lose them otherwise)

Once you have uninstalled your sims 3 games restart your pc

Then one by one install your games, ep's & sp's in order, not sure what order they go in look HERE

After each installment, open your launcher and click on update game. I have mine set to auto, but still click it anyway. You should get pop ups come up saying about updates, do each one after each install.

Once all your games are reinstalled, restart your pc.

any problems give us a shout and one of us will come and help

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PostSubject: Re: I've never uninstalled my sims 3 game so....   4/10/2015, 21:42

Also after you un-install and reboot go into your C drive > Program Files>Origin Games (or Electronic Arts) and make sure there are no residual packs left over. If there are delete them as this will cause problems with install and patch.



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PostSubject: Re: I've never uninstalled my sims 3 game so....   5/10/2015, 18:07

Thanks for the information MJ and Inamac. By the way, how do I uninstall? Do I go through control panel? I have windows 7 (i think) I never even thought that this might the most important question of all lol!
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PostSubject: Re: I've never uninstalled my sims 3 game so....   5/10/2015, 18:18

Hopefully I can remember this, I've got windows 10 now so it's been a bit since I've had 7.

Go into control panel> Programs (?)/Apps> uninstall each Sims 3 ep and sp you have separately. Start with the last one and work your way up to the base.

Gosh I hope I got that right. nopeekin pweesey



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PostSubject: Re: I've never uninstalled my sims 3 game so....   5/10/2015, 18:23

for windows 7

go to Computer > control Panel > programs > uninstall program

then scroll down until you get to sims games, uninstall in reverse order, so the latest one installed goes out first. Thats how I do it luv u

this also works for windows 8 & 10


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PostSubject: Re: I've never uninstalled my sims 3 game so....   5/10/2015, 18:34

yeah that



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PostSubject: Re: I've never uninstalled my sims 3 game so....   6/10/2015, 21:00

Thanks you guys I felt silly asking how to reinstall but then not even thinking, maybe I better figure out how to uninstall first. And yes, I will go in order according to your post that you linked earlier. I have to do some things in ts4 (including holding a 'spooky' party) and then I think I'm going to try uninstalling are re-installing ts3. Thanks for your help thankyou
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PostSubject: Re: I've never uninstalled my sims 3 game so....   7/10/2015, 19:45

You guys are super patient and really helpful.

So I haven't uninstalled my ts3 yet. Because I had another question and I'm not sure if you can help me or not.

I have a lot of sliders in my ts3. And I have a mod (I can't remember what it's called) It allows you to see a lot more sliders in game. Do you guys know what mod I'm talking about? I'm just worried that if I uninstall my game and then reinstall it that the sliders and the mods won't work anymore and I know that nraas doesn't update anymore. And I'm not even sure that the mod for the extra sliders is by nraas or someone else.

I really am afraid to do the uninstall. Can you guys just reassure me that it's all going to be ok? lol!

*so neurotic right now*
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PostSubject: Re: I've never uninstalled my sims 3 game so....   7/10/2015, 20:19

I can only say what happened to me, not that long ago, a few weeks past, I had to uninstall my sims 3 games as my launcher wouldnt open at all crys

I removed my mods folder onto my desktop, my saved sims and my screenshots too.

Then I went ahead and uninstalled my sims 3 games.
When I re-installed them all, and done all updates, patches etc I popped my mods folder back in and everything worked as it should.

I have these mods, sliders etc in my game











as you can see not one of them has been updated recently, the most up to date one was done in 2014.

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PostSubject: Re: I've never uninstalled my sims 3 game so....   7/10/2015, 20:38

this is a huuuuuuuge help, Youve really put my mind at rest, thank you ♥
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PostSubject: Re: I've never uninstalled my sims 3 game so....   8/10/2015, 22:58

I just wanted to thank everyone for helping me get through the uninstall and reinstall process. It was a success! something I wasn't really expecting was it patched the whole game right at the very beginning during the base game installation. That ended up taking close to an hour just for the base game installation! After the base game was done the eps went quicker though. I didn't install supernatural or uni. The ep I wanted the most was Pets. I never really played with Pets before. And I really like Apoloosa plains because it's fall all year round lol!

So thank you so much for your help.

I still have to install mods/cc. I'm going to be very choosy about what I put in. I don't want to deal with lag and long load times. at the moment it takes my whole game about 3 - 5 minutes to load! If you have any suggestions for clothes, hair, skin, eyes I would love your input.

Are there any mods that you absolutely can not play without?

Let me know please!

Thanks guys, you're the best!

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PostSubject: Re: I've never uninstalled my sims 3 game so....   9/10/2015, 15:07

wootwoot wootwoot lovepanda lovepanda Yay! So happy you were able to get it uninstalled and re-installed with no problems.

I have to have Master Controller in along with Story Progression, Master Controller Cheats, MC Overwatch and I think I have MC Register in too, but I can't remember.

I love, love, love Pralinesims skin and makeup (including eyes), NataliS for nails. For hair my favorite go to creators are: Skysims, Newsea, DarkNight (?) and a few others.



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PostSubject: Re: I've never uninstalled my sims 3 game so....   9/10/2015, 15:27

Thank you mj, I'm going to look at all those creators. I have all my cc stored on external hard drives but now I'm thinking that I don't want to get bogged down again. I just thought I'd ask if you guys have any suggestions!

Thanks for everything you guys!

It's Thanksgiving in Canada this weekend so off to visit relatives and such


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PostSubject: Re: I've never uninstalled my sims 3 game so....   9/10/2015, 15:34

How fun! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, have a fun time and safe travels!



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PostSubject: Re: I've never uninstalled my sims 3 game so....   9/10/2015, 17:09

Here are some screenshots of witch creators i use.

Clothing



Hair



Makeup & Skin



Objects/Build





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PostSubject: Re: I've never uninstalled my sims 3 game so....   9/10/2015, 17:33

I tend to use a lot of different styles/skin/eyes/hair from different creators. It depends on the sim I create. The one thing I always do is google everything LOL

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PostSubject: Re: I've never uninstalled my sims 3 game so....   14/10/2015, 00:09

Wow Jack thank you for the screenshot. I know many of those creators and I might even have some of the same cc on my external hard drives. I'm being really careful at the moment with my cc.

Last time I got totally out of control and I couldn't keep track of a lot of the stuff and finally my game just wouldn't load anymore.

You know I just tried to get on to tsr's website and I can't get access any ts3 downloads. It's so strange because I was on the site last night and could see the stuff that I wanted (it was a floor by hatshep (?) and today it just says 'no file found' Same thing happens when I select any other ts3 creations yet all the ts4 creators and their stuff is still available for download, so I know it's not the whole site.

Maybe they're doing technical maintenance or something. I don't care what anyone says, I still need the sims resource for build/buy mode cc lol!

Anyway, sorry I'm rambling lol! I'll post some pics of my new ts3 save soon. Like I said, I'm only going in and testing Appaloosa plains right now. I just want to see if I'm going to encounter the same old freezes, glitches and crashes. If I can play relatively easily then I'll start a 'for real' save soon.
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PostSubject: Re: I've never uninstalled my sims 3 game so....   14/10/2015, 00:12

About TSR they're having some technical issues, they posted a blurb about it about an hour ago x.x
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PostSubject: Re: I've never uninstalled my sims 3 game so....   14/10/2015, 00:43

Thank you Vanadis...I thought something was wrong on my end and I just about died.

Thank you to everyone who showed/told me their cc. I really appreciate it!
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PostSubject: Re: I've never uninstalled my sims 3 game so....   14/10/2015, 01:05

Not a problem. I also thought something was wrong on my end and the little announcement they made is so small and in the most hidden part of the site... lol get it together TSR!
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