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Post by alibeasley on Wed 03 Sep 2014, 22:35

I just received the Sims Life Stories in the mail today and it installed on my laptop just fine. (Running Windows 8 ) I tried loading it, and I get this error "Direct3D returned an error: E_INVALIDARG! The application will now terminate."

I know when I ran Sims 2 on Windows 7 that I had to change the property settings to run compatible with XP. I tried that on this (Windows 8 ) and it then tells me I need to insert the CD. Well..it's in the laptop. I have tried all the compatibility settings and none worked. So I'm not sure what to do.

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 04 Sep 2014, 00:18

@alibeasley wrote:I just received the Sims Life Stories in the mail today and it installed on my laptop just fine. (Running Windows 8 ) I tried loading it, and I get this error "Direct3D returned an error: E_INVALIDARG! The application will now terminate."

I know when I ran Sims 2 on Windows 7 that I had to change the property settings to run compatible with XP. I tried that on this (Windows 8 ) and it then tells me I need to insert the CD. Well..it's in the laptop. I have tried all the compatibility settings and none worked. So I'm not sure what to do.


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Hello alibeasly,


First, I moved your topic to the right section. Smile  Since the "Sims stories" games are (somewhat) related to The Sims 2, I moved the post accordingly. That said, while I have downloaded the game, I have not yet installed it though.

If you want to give it a try, I uploaded a crack for the game, here:
http://goo.gl/d6gFxw


You need to copy and paste the two files inside, and paste them into your installation location of "The Sims Stories". Paste them into the sub-folder "TSBin", replacing all the existing files. I really can't tell though if that crack will be working for you too, but it's worth a shot. Other than that I'm afraid I'm clueless. Sad  Maybe it has to do with Windows 8 ? These older Sims titles have huge problems on Windows 8...

Sorry I can't really help much more, at this point. If you want, do post back though, maybe someone else has better advice.

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Post by alibeasley on Thu 04 Sep 2014, 01:06

I did download that crack and put it in the TSBin folder. It did, however, not work. I still get the same error. I had contacted EA and they told me Windows 8 was not compatible. Thanks anyway!

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 04 Sep 2014, 01:21

@alibeasley wrote:I did download that crack and put it in the TSBin folder. It did, however, not work. I still get the same error. I had contacted EA and they told me Windows 8 was not compatible. Thanks anyway!


You still got the "insert disc" prompt ?!  Shocked  Wow, OK...it's a shame that EA are (most likely) not going to fix these issues with Windows 8 and the older Sims titles, but - yes. Well. 


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Post by alibeasley on Thu 04 Sep 2014, 01:34

Oh, I received the: Direct3D returned an error: E_INVALIDARG! error

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 04 Sep 2014, 22:02

@alibeasley wrote:Oh, I received the: Direct3D returned an error: E_INVALIDARG! error


Not sure if it's worth a shot, but can you try and google for the latest .NET framework updates for Windows ? Normally, it should come along with your regular Windows updates too, but in case you haven't downloaded/installed it yet you might want to give it a try.

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