Game not opening [SOLVED]

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Game not opening [SOLVED] Empty Game not opening [SOLVED]

Post by monicareneee on Sat 30 Jun 2018, 03:02

Been a long time since I've needed to post on here  Shocked

I had TS3, Generations, Pets, and Seasons installed and working smoothly (from G4TW)
I decided I wanted to also add Uni Life and World Adventures after playing for a few days, so I installed them.
The game loaded but I noticed I didn't have custom worlds showing up so I went to check that out.
When I tried to play the game again, I got an initialization error. I worked back through cracking to see if that was the problem, removed all CC, deleted my entire documents/EA folder, etc, no luck. So, I uninstalled everything and started fresh.
I followed the How To Install post to the T, cracked, updated, etc. Tried to open the game and.... Nothing. It doesn't do anything.
I tried playing from the launcher and also opening the TS3W file, but nothing happens. I opened my processes and I can see that TS3 process begins but then it just ends without anything popping up, no errors either. 
I also tried uninstalling everything AGAIN, and I only installed TS3 base game + Town Life. Same thing happened, nothing.

monicareneee
Beginner
Beginner

Favourite games : Sims 3, Sims 4, Tomb Raider

Posts : 3
Points : 506
Join date : 2018-06-30

Back to top Go down

Game not opening [SOLVED] Empty Re: Game not opening [SOLVED]

Post by Dracos66 on Sat 30 Jun 2018, 07:12

When you uninstalled, reinstalled, uninstalled, reinstalled, did you reboot your system at all?

When was the last time you defragged your HDD? SSDs don't need defragging so if the Sims 3 is installed on an SSD ignore the question.

What patch level is your game at? 1.67? 1.69?

_________________
Game not opening [SOLVED] Pbucket

Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.

Julius Charles Hare

How to install "The Sims 3" correctly: http://games4theworld.forumotion.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly
How to Patch The Sims 3 manually: http://games4theworld.forumotion.com/t1870-can-t-update-the-sims-3-to-v157-fix-manual-patch
The Sims 3 Ultimate Fix: http://games4theworld.forumotion.com/t752-the-sims-3-ultimate-fix-should-fix-most-of-your-problems

Game not opening [SOLVED] Bn60syW to Games4theworld
Dracos66
Dracos66
G4TW Super Moderator
Command Sergeant Major
G4TW Super Moderator Command Sergeant Major

Windows version :
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 10

System architecture :
  • 64 bits (x64)

Favourite games : AOE I,II,III; Diablo ; Diablo II:LOD ; Spellforce ; Neverwinter Nights ; Planescape Torment ; Sims 1,2 ,3 & 4

Male

Posts : 768
Points : 4098
Join date : 2011-05-02
Location : Somewhere between lost and found

Back to top Go down

Game not opening [SOLVED] Empty Re: Game not opening [SOLVED]

Post by monicareneee on Sat 30 Jun 2018, 07:19

@Dracos66 wrote:When you uninstalled, reinstalled, uninstalled, reinstalled, did you reboot your system at all?

When was the last time you defragged your HDD? SSDs don't need defragging so if the Sims 3 is installed on an SSD ignore the question.

What patch level is your game at? 1.67? 1.69?
Yes, rebooting was actually the very first thing I tried, and I rebooted several times after that. I actually had to at one point because in processes tab, I could see TS3 frantically trying to start. It would open 5-6 processes and close them very quickly, over and over, meanwhile nothing was actually happening on screen lol. The only way to make it stop was to shut down.

I haven't defragged, but I can try that next. I'll go ahead and uninstall TS3 and Town Life since it's still installed from my last try, then defrag, reboot, and start fresh. 

I use the manual patch from here, I believe it is 1.67

monicareneee
Beginner
Beginner

Favourite games : Sims 3, Sims 4, Tomb Raider

Posts : 3
Points : 506
Join date : 2018-06-30

Back to top Go down

Game not opening [SOLVED] Empty Re: Game not opening [SOLVED]

Post by monicareneee on Tue 03 Jul 2018, 16:41

Wow, I just fixed the darn thing. It seemed to be a compatibility issue, which makes NO sense consider my system hasn't changed at all. I was just messing around since defrag didn't work, and I right clicked and chose "troubleshoot problems" on the TS3W.exe in game bin. I went through some seemingly irrelevant options and, when finished, the game opened and is now at the loading screen.

monicareneee
Beginner
Beginner

Favourite games : Sims 3, Sims 4, Tomb Raider

Posts : 3
Points : 506
Join date : 2018-06-30

Back to top Go down

Game not opening [SOLVED] Empty Re: Game not opening [SOLVED]

Post by Dracos66 on Tue 03 Jul 2018, 21:34

@monicareneee wrote:Wow, I just fixed the darn thing. It seemed to be a compatibility issue, which makes NO sense consider my system hasn't changed at all. I was just messing around since defrag didn't work, and I right clicked and chose "troubleshoot problems" on the TS3W.exe in game bin. I went through some seemingly irrelevant options and, when finished, the game opened and is now at the loading screen.

It was probably a corrupt shortcut link or a mis-checked compatibility setting. Glad to hear it is loading. I'll leave this open for a couple more days in case it acts up again.

_________________
Game not opening [SOLVED] Pbucket

Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.

Julius Charles Hare

How to install "The Sims 3" correctly: http://games4theworld.forumotion.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly
How to Patch The Sims 3 manually: http://games4theworld.forumotion.com/t1870-can-t-update-the-sims-3-to-v157-fix-manual-patch
The Sims 3 Ultimate Fix: http://games4theworld.forumotion.com/t752-the-sims-3-ultimate-fix-should-fix-most-of-your-problems

Game not opening [SOLVED] Bn60syW to Games4theworld
Dracos66
Dracos66
G4TW Super Moderator
Command Sergeant Major
G4TW Super Moderator Command Sergeant Major

Windows version :
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 10

System architecture :
  • 64 bits (x64)

Favourite games : AOE I,II,III; Diablo ; Diablo II:LOD ; Spellforce ; Neverwinter Nights ; Planescape Torment ; Sims 1,2 ,3 & 4

Male

Posts : 768
Points : 4098
Join date : 2011-05-02
Location : Somewhere between lost and found

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum