After ZLOrigin Update, play button faded out.

View previous topic View next topic Go down

After ZLOrigin Update, play button faded out. Empty After ZLOrigin Update, play button faded out.

Post by emmagination on Tue 29 Jan 2019, 22:48

Okay, so I've been hunting this section for hours now, and I've done so many things. Nothing seems to fix this issue that I have spotted. I've tried taking each folder one by one, and they all show the play button fine. It isn't until I click the update button that things start messing up. The game will not play until I click update, and when I do it ends up fading out the play button so that I cannot click it.

I've reinstalled the game 3 times now, and it's taking 30 minutes each time. I'm going insane. Am I supposed to open the game another way?

emmagination
Beginner
Beginner

Favourite games : Sims

Posts : 4
Points : 87
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2019-01-29

View user profile

Back to top Go down

After ZLOrigin Update, play button faded out. Empty Re: After ZLOrigin Update, play button faded out.

Post by anadius on Tue 29 Jan 2019, 23:28

What update button? What are you talking about?

_________________
I'm not a part of G4TW team, I'm just helping a lot here.
The Sims 4: my repack (download only what you need) | gallery downloader | validator | language changer & DLC toggler
The Sims 3: my repack | exchange downloader
Feel free to send me an e-mail if you encounter any problem with my installers/programs.
anadius
anadius
G4TW Forum Developer
Some kind of Einstein
G4TW Forum Developer Some kind of Einstein

Favourite games : puzzle games

Posts : 1877
Points : 4543
Reputation : 507
Join date : 2013-07-01

View user profile https://ts4installer.tumblr.com/

Back to top Go down

After ZLOrigin Update, play button faded out. Empty Re: After ZLOrigin Update, play button faded out.

Post by emmagination on Wed 30 Jan 2019, 00:34

There is a window that pops up when I click the play button, and it says it cannot play without updating. I can update, or cancel.

I also have an error issue randomly popping up after something downloads.

After ZLOrigin Update, play button faded out. BMPMKA

After ZLOrigin Update, play button faded out. BMPnxp

emmagination
Beginner
Beginner

Favourite games : Sims

Posts : 4
Points : 87
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2019-01-29

View user profile

Back to top Go down

After ZLOrigin Update, play button faded out. Empty Re: After ZLOrigin Update, play button faded out.

Post by anadius on Wed 30 Jan 2019, 00:40

Close ZLOrigin, close ZClient, delete "The Sims 4\Game" folder and download it from here: https://www.games4theworld.club/t34601-the-sims-4-update-version-1-48-94-1020-out-now (just the Game folder, not the whole update).

You should've said in your post that you're using ZLOrigin.

_________________
I'm not a part of G4TW team, I'm just helping a lot here.
The Sims 4: my repack (download only what you need) | gallery downloader | validator | language changer & DLC toggler
The Sims 3: my repack | exchange downloader
Feel free to send me an e-mail if you encounter any problem with my installers/programs.
anadius
anadius
G4TW Forum Developer
Some kind of Einstein
G4TW Forum Developer Some kind of Einstein

Favourite games : puzzle games

Posts : 1877
Points : 4543
Reputation : 507
Join date : 2013-07-01

View user profile https://ts4installer.tumblr.com/

Back to top Go down

After ZLOrigin Update, play button faded out. Empty Re: After ZLOrigin Update, play button faded out.

Post by emmagination on Wed 30 Jan 2019, 01:56

Thank you so much, and to be honest I wasn't sure if there was any other method to even install it. So it was my own bad assumption for thinking it was obvious haha. I just downloaded the file however, and it seems to be running perfectly.

Terribly sorry for not mentioning ZLOrigin.

emmagination
Beginner
Beginner

Favourite games : Sims

Posts : 4
Points : 87
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2019-01-29

View user profile

Back to top Go down

After ZLOrigin Update, play button faded out. Empty Re: After ZLOrigin Update, play button faded out.

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 30 Jan 2019, 02:57

@emmagination wrote:Thank you so much, and to be honest I wasn't sure if there was any other method to even install it. So it was my own bad assumption for thinking it was obvious haha. I just downloaded the file however, and it seems to be running perfectly.

Terribly sorry for not mentioning ZLOrigin.


Welcome to the Forum,

I slightly improved your topic title. The error you initially encountered is described here (this can be found among the stickied topics in "The Sims 4 Fixes"):
https://www.games4theworld.club/t31705-zlorigin-error-327683-0-fix

I myself get the exact same thing each time I try updating the game on ZLOrigin. Which is why I have made it into a habit of renaming my Origin installation-folder under C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin, into something like Origin_. After that I can safely log into ZLOrigin, and update.

Maybe the error can be caused by something else as well, and I don't know in the end if you really have the 'real' Origin installed on your PC. But renaming the Origin install-folder does the trick, at least for me.

Maybe a different tip, for the future:

@emmagination wrote:(...) I'm going insane.

Un-installing and re-installing on its own & in my experience, very rarely fixes issues under Windows OS. Not sure how Linux/Mac OS work though. If something does not work right off the bat you either

1) acquired a faulty download, or
2) something went wrong during the download (download corrupted/incomplete), or
3) your antivirus tampered with the download (happens very frequently that antivirus companies are "advised" by various copyright holders to target pirated stuff), or
4) you made a mistake along the way of installing, or
5) in rarer cases there is some additional information which is not immediately apparent to the user.

(As a sidenote, guest contributor @Tarac's otherwise very good guide on ZLOrigin, does not make any mention of this specific error code/phenomenon, maybe I will add that info on my own there).

Mostly it's something between 1-4 in the above list, that is the cause for people's issues. But don't automatically assume that "uninstalling and then re-installing" will do the trick for you. I know it's very common advice across the internet. Still doesn't make it more correct. 

I'm not saying it is totally wrong advice, and surely there have been miraculous instances where "un-installing and then re-installing" helped people. But in my experience, that is rather rarely the case. And if not done correctly (e.g. rebooting the PC after uninstalling, which a lot of people forget to do), it can lead to greater problems down the road.

(And if you were wondering why I'm taking my time to write down this small essay, it is also intended as advice for the people lurking these Forums/reading up on these topics).

_________________
After ZLOrigin Update, play button faded out. Z0WyBuR

Feel free to e-mail me for general questions & site navigation on G4TW! NO GAME SUPPORT THOUGH.

The_gh0stm4n
The_gh0stm4n
G4TW Training Administrator
Inspector General & Site Gatekeeper
G4TW Training AdministratorInspector General & Site Gatekeeper

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

System architecture :
  • 32 bits (x86)
  • 64 bits (x64)

Favourite games : The Sims 3, L.A. Noire, Saints Row, Red Faction, Team Fortress 2, Overwatch, PvZ: Garden Warfare, GTA: San Andreas, GTA V / GTA Online, Counter-Strike, Hitman, Borderlands, Fallout, Call of Duty, Battlefield, The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth †, Government simulation & Military strategy games, S.W.A.T 4.

Male

Posts : 17231
Points : 23274
Reputation : 2571
Join date : 2012-11-02
Location : Ron Alternates Wind Farm Facility

View user profile

Back to top Go down

After ZLOrigin Update, play button faded out. Empty Re: After ZLOrigin Update, play button faded out.

Post by Tarac on Wed 30 Jan 2019, 14:41

@Anadius
Having an official Origin account and also having bought various DLC's, I updated this morning my game via the official Origin
I have 1 The Sims 4 folder containing a Game and a Game_origin folder. This system performed quite well before, but after the Origin-based update I can no longer start the pirated version.
It comes up with the error "hello 3 Orangeemu.dll" and after clicking OK in "Unable to start application"
Even the all-in-one version, which is kept complete seperated from my The Sims 4 folder, now starts with the same error.
The validator shows no hash mismatches and no missing files.
The unknown files in game/bin/Orangeemu/ are caused by a faulty extraction of OrangeEmu.rar and the Game_Origin/ files are a result of the update via Origin. Removing these bear no effect.
I switched off my AV and downloaded and applied the latest update 1.48.94.1020 from G4TW, but again same result.
Of course I also made sure that Origin is not running. Moving the Sims 4 folder from Documents\Electronic Arts to my desktop did not change the situation.

report:

Version: 1.48.94.1020
Folder: The Sims 4
Hash mismatch:

Missing files:

Unknown files:
game/bin/orangeemu/orangeemu.dll
game/bin/orangeemu/orangeemu64.dll
game_origin/bin/codex.cfg
game_origin/bin/core/activation.dll
game_origin/bin/core/activation64.dll
game_origin/bin/core/activationui.exe
game_origin/bin/core/codecs/qcncodecs4.dll
game_origin/bin/core/codecs/qjpcodecs4.dll
game_origin/bin/core/codecs/qkrcodecs4.dll
game_origin/bin/core/codecs/qtwcodecs4.dll
game_origin/bin/core/imageformats/qgif4.dll
game_origin/bin/core/imageformats/qico4.dll
game_origin/bin/core/imageformats/qjpeg4.dll
game_origin/bin/core/libeay32.dll
game_origin/bin/core/phonon4.dll
game_origin/bin/core/qtcore4.dll
game_origin/bin/core/qtgui4.dll
game_origin/bin/core/qtnetwork4.dll
game_origin/bin/core/qtwebkit4.dll
game_origin/bin/core/qtxml4.dll
game_origin/bin/core/qtxmlpatterns4.dll
game_origin/bin/core/ssleay32.dll
game_origin/bin/core/winhttp.dll
game_origin/bin/default.ini
game_origin/bin/eawebkit.dll
game_origin/bin/eawebkit_x64.dll
game_origin/bin/graphicscards.sgr
game_origin/bin/graphicsrules.sgr
game_origin/bin/orangeemu.dll
game_origin/bin/orangeemu64.dll
game_origin/bin/python/dlls/_ctypes.pyd
game_origin/bin/python/dlls/_ctypes_x64.pyd
game_origin/bin/python/dlls/_decimal.pyd
game_origin/bin/python/dlls/_decimal_x64.pyd
game_origin/bin/python/dlls/_queue.pyd
game_origin/bin/python/dlls/_queue_x64.pyd
game_origin/bin/python/dlls/_socket.pyd
game_origin/bin/python/dlls/_socket_x64.pyd
game_origin/bin/python/dlls/pyexpat.pyd
game_origin/bin/python/dlls/pyexpat_x64.pyd
game_origin/bin/python/dlls/select.pyd
game_origin/bin/python/dlls/select_x64.pyd
game_origin/bin/python/dlls/unicodedata.pyd
game_origin/bin/python/dlls/unicodedata_x64.pyd
game_origin/bin/python/generated.zip
game_origin/bin/python37.dll
game_origin/bin/python37_x64.dll
game_origin/bin/res/camera.ini
game_origin/bin/res/photocamera.ini
game_origin/bin/res/profcomp.dat
game_origin/bin/res/resource.cfg
game_origin/bin/res/shaders_win32.precomp
game_origin/bin/res/thumbnailconfig.ini
game_origin/bin/res/videocamera.ini
game_origin/bin/res/videorecording.ini
game_origin/bin/simulation.dll
game_origin/bin/simulation_x64.dll
game_origin/bin/ts4.exe
game_origin/bin/ts4_x64.exe
game_origin/bin/zupdaterx32.dll
game_origin/bin/zupdaterx64.dll

I can still start the game via Zclient/ZlOrigin by double-clicking on TS4_x64 in Game_origin/Bin/

_________________
After ZLOrigin Update, play button faded out. Btn_donate_LG to Games4theworld
Tarac
Tarac
OBLITERATED
OBLITERATED

Windows version :
  • Windows 10

System architecture :
  • 64 bits (x64)

Favourite games : Card games

Male

Posts : 3531
Points : 6337
Reputation : 631
Join date : 2013-09-14
Age : 75
Location : The Netherlands

View user profile

Back to top Go down

After ZLOrigin Update, play button faded out. Empty Re: After ZLOrigin Update, play button faded out.

Post by anadius on Wed 30 Jan 2019, 14:47

@Tarac wrote:It comes up with the error "hello 3 Orangeemu.dll" and after clicking OK in "Unable to start application"
Disable Hyper-V. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program > Turn Windows features on or off > uncheck Hyper-V.

If that doesn’t help, disable virtualization in BIOS/(U)EFI.

_________________
I'm not a part of G4TW team, I'm just helping a lot here.
The Sims 4: my repack (download only what you need) | gallery downloader | validator | language changer & DLC toggler
The Sims 3: my repack | exchange downloader
Feel free to send me an e-mail if you encounter any problem with my installers/programs.
anadius
anadius
G4TW Forum Developer
Some kind of Einstein
G4TW Forum Developer Some kind of Einstein

Favourite games : puzzle games

Posts : 1877
Points : 4543
Reputation : 507
Join date : 2013-07-01

View user profile https://ts4installer.tumblr.com/

Back to top Go down

After ZLOrigin Update, play button faded out. Empty Re: After ZLOrigin Update, play button faded out.

Post by Tarac on Wed 30 Jan 2019, 22:27

@anadius wrote:
@Tarac wrote:It comes up with the error "hello 3 Orangeemu.dll" and after clicking OK in "Unable to start application"
Disable Hyper-V. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program > Turn Windows features on or off > uncheck Hyper-V.

If that doesn’t help, disable virtualization in BIOS/(U)EFI.
No luck

_________________
After ZLOrigin Update, play button faded out. Btn_donate_LG to Games4theworld
Tarac
Tarac
OBLITERATED
OBLITERATED

Windows version :
  • Windows 10

System architecture :
  • 64 bits (x64)

Favourite games : Card games

Male

Posts : 3531
Points : 6337
Reputation : 631
Join date : 2013-09-14
Age : 75
Location : The Netherlands

View user profile

Back to top Go down

After ZLOrigin Update, play button faded out. Empty Re: After ZLOrigin Update, play button faded out.

Post by anadius on Wed 30 Jan 2019, 22:50

Try to undo whatever you did. Changed some settings? Installed new Windows update? I doubt it's because of Origin, I already updated the game this way (and then applied the crack) and it works fine.

_________________
I'm not a part of G4TW team, I'm just helping a lot here.
The Sims 4: my repack (download only what you need) | gallery downloader | validator | language changer & DLC toggler
The Sims 3: my repack | exchange downloader
Feel free to send me an e-mail if you encounter any problem with my installers/programs.
anadius
anadius
G4TW Forum Developer
Some kind of Einstein
G4TW Forum Developer Some kind of Einstein

Favourite games : puzzle games

Posts : 1877
Points : 4543
Reputation : 507
Join date : 2013-07-01

View user profile https://ts4installer.tumblr.com/

Back to top Go down

After ZLOrigin Update, play button faded out. Empty Re: After ZLOrigin Update, play button faded out.

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 31 Jan 2019, 10:34

@Tarac wrote:No luck

@anadius wrote:Try to undo whatever you did. Changed some settings? Installed new Windows update? I doubt it's because of Origin, I already updated the game this way (and then applied the crack) and it works fine.


I seem to have gotten a small Windows update a day or two ago, which I downloaded/installed. The pirated TS4 still seems to be running on my end. I don't recall ever having done that trick though with the virtualization. Is this some sort of "specialty" with Intel motherboards maybe? (I got an AMD-based motherboard).

_________________
After ZLOrigin Update, play button faded out. Z0WyBuR

Feel free to e-mail me for general questions & site navigation on G4TW! NO GAME SUPPORT THOUGH.

The_gh0stm4n
The_gh0stm4n
G4TW Training Administrator
Inspector General & Site Gatekeeper
G4TW Training AdministratorInspector General & Site Gatekeeper

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

System architecture :
  • 32 bits (x86)
  • 64 bits (x64)

Favourite games : The Sims 3, L.A. Noire, Saints Row, Red Faction, Team Fortress 2, Overwatch, PvZ: Garden Warfare, GTA: San Andreas, GTA V / GTA Online, Counter-Strike, Hitman, Borderlands, Fallout, Call of Duty, Battlefield, The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth †, Government simulation & Military strategy games, S.W.A.T 4.

Male

Posts : 17231
Points : 23274
Reputation : 2571
Join date : 2012-11-02
Location : Ron Alternates Wind Farm Facility

View user profile

Back to top Go down

After ZLOrigin Update, play button faded out. Empty Re: After ZLOrigin Update, play button faded out.

Post by Tarac on Thu 31 Jan 2019, 11:24

I removed Origin and ZLOrigin with Revo Uninstaller
Completely Removed The Sims 4 with uninstaller and installed again.
Ran CC cleaner
Ran Spyhunter
Did a system-reset from 27th of Januari 2019
Still no luck.
Fortunately, not so long ago, I made a full backup of my PC. Ran that overnight and now everything is back to normal
I'm sure this was caused by Origin. (I logged in on ZLOrigin without Zclient, entered my genuine Origin details and it immediately started to update)

_________________
After ZLOrigin Update, play button faded out. Btn_donate_LG to Games4theworld
Tarac
Tarac
OBLITERATED
OBLITERATED

Windows version :
  • Windows 10

System architecture :
  • 64 bits (x64)

Favourite games : Card games

Male

Posts : 3531
Points : 6337
Reputation : 631
Join date : 2013-09-14
Age : 75
Location : The Netherlands

View user profile

Back to top Go down

After ZLOrigin Update, play button faded out. Empty Re: After ZLOrigin Update, play button faded out.

Post by Tarac on Thu 31 Jan 2019, 11:26

Edit: The new installation of The Sims 4 went perfect untill the OrangeEmu crack was used. 
But anyway all OK now.

_________________
After ZLOrigin Update, play button faded out. Btn_donate_LG to Games4theworld
Tarac
Tarac
OBLITERATED
OBLITERATED

Windows version :
  • Windows 10

System architecture :
  • 64 bits (x64)

Favourite games : Card games

Male

Posts : 3531
Points : 6337
Reputation : 631
Join date : 2013-09-14
Age : 75
Location : The Netherlands

View user profile

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