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Post by Summerbear5 on Thu 16 Aug 2018, 17:27

Going to try and add to this instead of starting a new thread =)

I downloaded The Sims 3 Complete Collection. Mr DJ Repack from this site (all in one installer or something). It installed perfectly fine and I can run the game, unfortunately my .sims3pack are not associated with the launcher...when I tried to open the .sim3pack file I chose a launcher but it didn't do anything, and then when I tried to close the launcher it froze and I had to force it closed. I noticed when you play the game from desktop it bypasses launcher and goes straight into loading the game...Also there are three launchers in the system folder and I don't know which one I'm supposed to use...I however tried all three with the same result. 

The three launchers are named:

S3Launcher
Sims3Launcher
Sims3LauncherW

Please if there is a fix to associate the .sim3pack files to the game/launcher and install them correctly let me know.

Furthermore as an extra side note, my antivirus is blocking this site and I have to disable it in order to visit the forums...also the links on the main website that direct to the forums needs to be updated which I'm sure in time will happen just wanted to put it out there.

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 16 Aug 2018, 19:00

//SPLIT


You can try opening the registry editor by pressing Windows key + R, typing regedit, and hit enter. Navigate under

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\

Look for the extension .sims3pack, and double-click on it. Delete the entries in the field "Value Data", and click OK. If done correctly, this will remove any "wrong" filetype associations. You now can (or should be able to) open .sims3pack files and choose the launcher. Use the Sims3LauncherW.exe.

As for the "main website", it has become obsolete, as it is controlled/hosted by the old Admin...who has left the Forum a long time ago. Even if you may not follow the Forum regularly...don't you think we would have "updated" that website long ago already, if it were within our powers to do so? Smile

A new website will be created in due course.

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Post by Summerbear5 on Thu 16 Aug 2018, 19:11

I was unaware that the website was no longer updated =) but thank you for the info and I will end up removing it from my favorites. The main reason why I used it was it had the complete list of available downloads and Sims store links etc.

Thank you as well for letting me know what launcher to use. I will try that and get back to you.


EDIT: So I've associated all the .sims3pack files to use launcher Sims3LauncherW however when I double click a .sims3pack file nothing happens.

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 16 Aug 2018, 20:28

@Summerbear5 wrote:EDIT: So I've associated all the .sims3pack files to use launcher Sims3LauncherW however when I double click a .sims3pack file nothing happens.


Sometimes it takes a while with that method, for the launcher to pop-up.

I prefer using the method of moving .sims3pack files under My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads. And then starting the launcher. The items should then show up under the tab "Downloads", and from there you can install them.

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Post by Summerbear5 on Thu 16 Aug 2018, 22:40

Thank you so much!

This is one of those moments for me, "How old where you when you learned this? I was today years old!" I never knew this method lol.
Worked like a charm except I needed to decrap 12 of them but it's all working great now.

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Post by Dracos66 on Fri 17 Aug 2018, 00:36

Glad to hear you got things working. Please feel free to open a new topic if you have any other issues.

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