The Sims 3 Patch Update 1.19/2.14/3.10/4.7/5.5/6.2

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  1. deldania says:

    i need help like really. okey i bought the sim 3, ambitions, late night, generation, supernatural, seasons, n university a while back. i bought the DVD n new i redeem my code n everything was working fine, i have like a month, then i came 2 play again n it says that origin need to activate the sims 3 n 2 put the code, then i put the code again n it says that this code already been used but ofcourse by me n i installed in the same computer n play it only there n i haven’t given the code or DVD to nobody else what can i do

  2. Cassidy says:

    There is a box that pops up saying a new patch for my sims 3 store content and when I try to click on anything it dings at me and doesnt do anything. HELP!

  3. person1 says:

    help us!!!!!!! we keep commenting u sir do nothing!!!!!!

    • Nick says:

      Hey there, I am sorry but it is hard to keep up with these comments, I specified in the post that if you want individual help you can post in the Bug Busting Team group we have set up just for that. It is a lot easier to manage there and will help other people find solutions to theirs problems with ease instead of having to search through all these comments.

  4. Is it true that you only have to crack the most recent expansion pack to the base game? Like for instance, lets say I have installed all the expansions but the only one that I actually crack to the base game is the latest expansion pack. Will all the other expansions still work?

    • Nick says:

      I am unsure if this will work but it is not allowed so I do not feel comfortable promoting it. If you can afford it, buy the game ;)

  5. Joeytutuani says:

    Where can I download The Sims 3 previous versions?

  6. Livvy Loulou says:

    How do I download the patch update because it comes up with an error when i go to play, it says something about the sims 3 store and uploading the patches but when i click yes no or later it does nothing and I cant exit it, what do I do?!

  7. Onelovetamara says:

    when i download my game and open my launcher it says 
    There was an error during start up, Please see Log for more details

  8. ANNOYED >:(! says:

    ^^Same problem with all of you.

  9. Donnasia3 says:

     I uploaded the sims update on my mac, now the game won’t open. What is the solution?

  10. Tab says:

    I keep getting the error: file not found when trying to update.

  11. UsagiSmith says:

    I try and reload my Sims 3 game of one of my sims. And it just pops up error message. I thought they said they would fix that. Please help.

  12. guest1000000000 says:

    When I start my launcher keeps saying theres an update but when I try to update it says program not responding.

  13. Sarahxball says:

    Hi, I used revo to get rid of all of my sims data on my laptop, and then installed my sims 3 game, I updated it and it let’s me get onto the game to play it then just crashes and says ‘yours sims3 has stopped working, windows will notify you when there is a solution’ but then it’s just left like that, Please help?!

  14. Caseypotter says:

    My sims launcher will not recognize my cd and keeps telling me there is no disk in. What can I do?

  15. Kami says:

    I just bought Sims 3 it was working fine at first but them it started crashing the screen will go black and sometimes it will return back to the game but most most of the time i have to shut my pc down whenever this occurs im either in building mode or moving the screen im pretty sure my computer is compatible with the game. Is there a patch for this? What should i do and also im running on windows 7. Thanks

  16. Mere says:

    Hey. I recently updated to the newest patch & no matter what I do it always says I need to update my software…but my software is all updated. Even when I download CC it always says I need to update my’s kind of irritating.

  17. Alexus says:

    So i have Town Like Stuff; I have two families that i was addicted to playing. now all of a sudden, the show up blank and won’t let me play them. I seen a few other people have the same problem, but I really wanna solve it.. I’m so addcited and have wanted to play this game for five years! I worked to hard to lose this family. Help?

  18. Denisha says:

    Ive recently purchased sims 3 pets, but the sims3 launcher says i need to update it first in order to play. whenever I click refresh, to update it, it says that it cannot connect to the EA download manager. Ive tried Re-installing origin but it still doesn’t fix the problem. help please?

  19. Walter says:

    Hi, I Got Sims 3 A Couple Weeks Ago And I Also Got World Adventures And Ambitions. I First Got World Adevntures Than Yesturday I Got Ambitions. I Installed And It Says I Needed To Up Date Ambitions. I Updated It And Coniued On. When It Was All Down I Wanted To Play So I Clicked On Sims 3 And It Said ” You Need To Update Before You Can Do Anything And It Froze. I Couldt Do Anything Cause It Froze And If I Clicked Off It Did The Same So I Uninstalled Ambitions And Updated Everything. I Re-Installed Ambitions And Everything Was Okay Untill It Asked For World Andevntures, I Put It In And It Says ERROR Cant Play. I’ve Gotten This Message Now And Its Annoying Please Help

  20. Jess says:

    I don’t have any of the expansion packs or anything just the Sims 3. I just did a new update to update my Sims and now it says that I can’t play the Sims because it is not compatible with the expansions packs. I DON’T EVEN HAVE ANY EXPANSION PACKS. Please help me as I am not quite sure what Im suppose to do.

  21. Rebecca says:

    hi since a few days ago the sims 3 exchange has worked fine but a few days ago i click add to game and instead of the thing asking me if i allow it and the launcher comming up the loading bar comes up and the tab sort of freezes idk why how cai fix this !!! i want to download stuff again plz help me :( :( :(

  22. Tina says:

    Hi Nick, hope you can help… Prior to this problem, I had the Sims 3 base game, Ambitions expansion, and EA Download Manager.

    Yesterday, I did 3 things: downloaded the latest version of the patch (the “Game Update” part of my game launcher says “Your game is up to date”), installed Pets expansion via DVD, and downloaded Origin (top of the window says Origin Beta). I guess Origin replaced EADM. Last night, I was able to play for an hour. I tried to run the game today and I ran into a few errors. I’ve been trying to troubleshoot it for the past 3 hours with no success. I tried un-installing and re-installing Origin and Pets. I couldn’t really figure out how to un-install the patch though…

    Anyway, the error I would get is: open Origin, click Play, my status gets changed to something like “Playing Sims”, then the launcher opens and I click Play on the launcher… which leads to “Unable to connect to Origin” (even though I was directed there FROM Origin?!?!). I click Okay and click Play again, then the screen goes black for a second as if the game will start, but then I get an error message: “Unable to start game. Service initialization failed (0x0175d824)”.

    While this is happening, I’m also getting a (possibly related? possibly unrelated?) pop-up from ATI Catalyst Control Center trying to get me to update something on my video card, but I can’t actually complete this because it asks me to insert a disk, which I obviously don’t have.

    After trying for 3 hours, I give up and I just want to play my old version (Base game + Ambitions), so I un-install Pets and Origin for the 3rd time and try to run the previous version… and now it says something like “EA Download Manager not found”. FML.

    I do not have any mods. Really really hope you can help!!! I just want to play, I don’t care which version! Thanks!

  23. Laura says:

    Hey NIck,
    So I have a Mac and I just bought The Sims 3 with no expansions. Whenever I try to click play it says I need to download a patch, but there are no patches to download. I can click yes or no and it still says I need to download the patch. It also won’t let me continue to the game at all because of this. Is there anyway you could help?

  24. rachel says:

    When i finish updating the Sims 3, it says there is no disc?
    D: What do i do to stop this?

  25. precious20051 says:

    On my laptop I had the The Sims 3 original, Ambitions, Late night, World adventures and everything was woking fine until I installed sims 3 generations now the autorun doesn’t want to work I have to keep uninstalling and installing.

  26. Minnie says:

    So I’m trying to open this update for my Sims 3 Game because it won’t let me play, says the main game is outdated to play with the expansion pack. But every time the update i downloading a screen appears telling me that it cannot open it because other programs relative to the Sims 3 are open and I need to close those first. Which programs are those? What can I do?

  27. gabby says:

    I even restarted my computer like 10 times and i even tried uninstalling and then installing the sims 3 pets back on it. It still does the same thing.

  28. gabby says:

    I uploaded sims 3 and sims 3 pets on my computer. I started playing sims pets and it randomly froze up. I exited out of the game, and then I tried to open it back up. The launcher comes up and then it says updates are available. I already updated it like 3 times. It stopped doing that now though. But when I click the play button, the little circular mouse thing just sits there and it says the program is not responding. I do not know why. PLEASE HELP

  29. moni says:

    I did download The Sims 3 with many expansion packs and it did worked, but one day I browse the Internet and I found the updates for The Sims 3, you know, patches. I was so happy cuz I thought that this will be something new in The Sims 3, so I updated at least 5 patches and try to launch my Sims, but they didn’t work! It says: Please insert the CD The Sims 3 Town Life Stuff before proceeding. I have The Sims 3 Town Life Stuff but it doesn’t read it. What should I do?

    • kaara2387 says:

      Hey thats the same thing that happen to me this morning, i have all the expansions, i updated last night and this morning i tried to start the game an it asked for the disc (which i had already mounted) and i uninstalled and tried to start town life asked for disc, i re installed pets and it still not working, i cant play any sims 3 game and i need some serious help….. if i get a break tru i let u guys n=know, do the same for me please….

  30. Zelda says:

    My sims launcher has stopped working :( i have tried evveerrryyythiiinnggg to fix it and asked soo many people but i just cant find anyhting :(((( HEeeppp!!!!
    thankss <3

  31. jessyca says:

    I have an unauthorized copy of the sims 3 and I have updated the I can’t start anymore he needs the code but I don’t have an original CD of the game..can I do something for that? Please if you can help me!

    • Nick says:

      Sorry but we don’t give support to people who are asking for advice in illegal matters – The Sims 3 really isn’t that Christmas is coming up soon!

  32. Deryllia says:

    When I installed the sim generation it doesn’t work and a message showed that it’s not compatible with the base game. Please help me. Any way to fix it.?

  33. Kathleen says:

    I downloaded the new patch so I could play sims 3 pets but 6 hrs later after it’s done I try to install sims 3 pet and says that I need to update it aain so I do that and 6 hrs later I try again same story. He many times do I need to up the sims 3 to install the pets?

  34. Sarah says:

    I downloaded Sims 3 pets and the pets are very deformed! Help??

  35. Charlena says:

    My sims 3 generations won’t update and its was acting up when I first bought which was when it came out…

  36. Brittney says:

    I downloaded the new patch and i can get into the game, but everything is off. The computer was on the floor and the chair to the desk it invisible. The kids sleep sideways and when the adults sleep they freeze and don’t get up. These are just a couple things i’ve noticed so far in the last 10 minutes of playing. Can i undo this patch because it was working just fine until i updated it.

  37. Brandi says:

    Hi ever since I downloaded your sims 3 patch, the sims 3 keeps crashing my computer. I can’t play at all within a few seconds the computer crashes!! it really sucks. I don’t know what else to do..I’ve restarted and re booted and this didn’t happen until I down loaded this last new patch you had out. So my game play has truly been demolished due to this patch..please Help!!

  38. Jess says:

    I have the Sims3 installed, inclusive of
    -late night
    -world adventures
    – fast lane stuff
    -outdoor living stuff
    – high end loft stuff

    i have Pets now and can’t install it as it says i need an update. i clicked the ‘yes’ button to update and it failed so i downloaded the update patch 1.26.89 as instructed on another forum but this patch update fails to recognize previously installed versions and wont update.

    i’m not particularly computer savvy and have gotten this far with the help of my other half and the internet.

    What’s my next step?

  39. nicole says:

    I need help! Ok so the first time I installed the game it was fine no problem, but then the update woulndnt work so I went into my coputer and found another way to play the game but then one day I got sick of it not working so I tried to uninstall the whole game so I did then I reinstalled it but the game wouldnt anctually let me play so I uninstalled it and did the same thing again so now im trying to uninstall it but it says its uninstalled but it actually is not HELP! This is the second game I’ve bought I dont want to get another one! :(

  40. Mike says:

    Whenever I start up The Sims 3 everything loads fine until I start the game, the bottom control bar is missing! I can’t click anything either! I can’t leave the lot and go to the Map view and I can’t see the bottom control bar with the traits, ambitions, job information, etc. help please!

  41. Julia says:

    Right when I opened sims 3 generations, this thing came up and said new store contenet patch available. There is a new patch for your sims 3 store content. Would you like to download the latest patch? I tried clicking no & it wont let me. It will only let me go to the internet. It wont even let me X out of the sims 3 & I have to restart my computer everytime. It has never done this before & I have had this game for about 3 days now. I tried clicking yes or cancel but it still stays up & its frozen there no matter what I do. Please help.

  42. Pippa says:

    I have the base version of the sims 3, and the traveling one. I bought the night life, but since I loaded night life, I can’t get the base version or the traveling one to work. When I open the launcher, in the bottom left corner, no matter what I do, it’s always highlighted on night life… I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling but that’s proved pointless. Any suggestions?

  43. Katherine says:

    When i finish updating the Sims 3, it says there is no disc?
    D: What do i do to stop this?

  44. Alexa says:

    The patch won’t let me click on anything even if I say yes. What do I do?

  45. Faye says:

    I have the Sims 3 & mods from TRS, late night, and generations; it update the patch to the lates version and now when i play the game, I can’t bring up the cheat window at all. I have windows vista, Should I uninstall everything and reinstal but don’t update the patch to see if it is that? I don’t care if i lost any work.

  46. Lisa says:

    So last night I downloaded the latest patch for Sims 3, I played a bit and then saved. This morning I tried to play again and the program isnt even responding. It just sits there in limbo. I would really hate to have to uninstall every thing since I had to do this a few months back… anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?

  47. Eleanora says:

    I have all the games but pets. My problem is that I cant travel. It lets me play fine sometimes but i cant save it sometimes so i delete some things and then it saves. I just want to know how can I fix the problems i have with not being able to travel and not being able to save it sometimes. The error message that it gives me every time i says something about the view the readme but i dont know where to look.

  48. Rachael says:

    I only have the base game of the Sims 3 and the other day I updated to the latest patch, or so it said (1.24). After that I started a new game, made new families and played for quite a while. I saved that game, and the next day when I went to play the sims again, it told me there was a “critical error” and that I had to “restart the application” to solve the problem. Now I am unable to use any of my saved games, and they are also set out differently in my saved games folder… Does anyone have a clue on how to fix this?

  49. Jas says:

    this is sort of different to the problem you guys are having but my launcher wont open and I tried opening through the ts3 thibg or whatever bit it just said “…side by side configuration is not correct…” and other stuff I can’t remember. Please help what does this mean :o i am stuck playing sims 2 at the moment and i miss number 3 :/

  50. Fredrik361 says:

    Hi, Me again, it works for me now, but i had to wash the disc’s and Re-install the games, and re-start my computer after a install of 1 disc, it was a little annoying but im happy i got it fixed,. :)

  51. Fredrik361 says:

    Hi, I have the same problem as Rebecca But with Late Night, If someone could answer i would appreciate it, Thanks.

  52. Rebecca says:

    ive just updated my sims 3 game ( ambitions) after the message repeatedly popped up. When it had completed i closed that screen and went on to attempt to open my game. I clicked on the ‘play’ button when a message showed up saying that my base game doesn’t correspond with my ambitons game, and now the game won’t open at all! it says that i need to update my game but the launcher says my game is all up to date. help please!

  53. Nick says:

    I just reinstalled my sims 3, it’s at version 1.0.631. and prompts a message saying “There are no patches for you to download”

    How the freak could i update it then?

  54. Ashlee says:

    How the fuck do you re-install the sims 3 base game after you’ve uninstalled it? I’ve tried it over ten times, it just gets stuck on the 3rd file, or the 7th file, or the 205th file. So now I just bought two expansions this week and i cant even get the damn base game to re-install? WHAT SHOULD I DO? HELP

  55. Bec says:

    I just bought The sims 3 World Adventures. I have a mac and I intsalled it, but when I updated it, it said ‘The sims 3 is up to date’ but it wouldn’t let me play it. I deleted the tag, and clicked World Adventures to open it, but then it came up with a little screen with the sims 3 logo and it keeps freezing with just the logo on my screen.
    PLEASE, PLEASE help me! (I’m not very good with computers, so as basic as possible please.)

  56. Kim says:

    I had Sims 3 for a while and it worked well. I bought ambitions and high end loft stuff and it started messing up, crashing and freezing all of the time and losing all of my information…saved house..everything. FRUSTRATING! Can you please help me?

  57. Claire says:

    I have tried to install the patch but it gets almost all the way through and comes up with a message saying I need to try it again at a later date. I have tried to do it a number of times but without success. Every time I go to play I have to make sure I am not connected to the internet before I click to load up otherwise errors prevent me accessing the game at all.

  58. ej says:

    My sims 3 game won’t load after I turn my computer off. Bit if I install the game it work then. It’s the outdoor living stuff pack. Please help.

  59. Stacey says:

    I went to go install the sims 3 generations and it said I had to update my game which I did. The download was finished and then it says generations will not install because another programme associated with the sims is open. I don’t know what to do I have tried updating this game a million times and it keeps telling me that.

  60. Chris says:

    When I start my game it freezes at the EA symbol and then I have to restart my computer then it works. This happens every time when I try to play. My Generations expansion pack keeps on asking to install every time I play. Can someone help? PLEASE

  61. Lea says:

    When I travel, my Sims disappear and I can’t do anything the only thing it shows is the mood and its blue. I need help, please.

  62. Morgan says:

    Ever since I downloaded the new patch I just can’t open up my sims 3!!! I really need help!!

  63. Lillian says:

    I have a question – that may be stupid to someone else… I just bought sims 3 yesterday, and the player said i was up to date on the patches – but my version was lower. When in installed the high end loft expansion that i bought, it said i needed to update my sims first… fine… does this mean that I now have all of the updates prior or does it skip some?
    it says my version is does this mean that all of the 1.????? patches i have already? thanx

  64. McKenna says:

    where is the download button?

  65. GD says:

    I got the Sims 3 a couple days ago and finally cleared up enough space to install it. It was going fine until I updated it and now it won’t show up, it says the CD isn’t inserted and it is. The mouse even shows the mini CD. What do I do?

  66. heartsNstrings says:

    i just got the sims 3 base game today coz been busy, im so outdated i know, but i wanted to install custom contents as i did before with my sims 2 games, but my version says 1.0.615.00107 …how do i install latest versions or patches coz its not letting me do it on my game launcher thingy.. PLEASE HELP!

  67. Anonymous says:

    i reli need some help…
    i bought sims 3 and outdoor living a few days ago it all worked perfectly until that evening i downloaded a patch or summin and they stopped working. i uninstalled then both reinstalled now sims 3 works but then outdoor living does not. so it told me to update sims 3 for it to play so i did then it says when i try to play any of then ‘base game is not compatible so i uninstalled again now i can only play sims 3!! please help coz i spent a lot of money and cannot return them.

  68. Hannah says:

    Hi, I tried ro install Sims 3 Generations, the installation itself seemed successful until I try to launch the game and it just freezes, generations just will not start up no matter what I do. I’ve tried re-installing the game, restarting my PC and nothing seems to work? Please, please help me. I have a windows Vista.
    My email is [email protected]
    I would appreciate an email
    Thank you,

  69. Nino says:

    i instaled the patch but now whenever i wnt to play wa it says disc autherization failed we cannot confirm that your dic is a valid copy

  70. Meredith says:

    i just bought the sims 3 generations it says it needs to be updated so it can be compatible to the sims 3 but i dont know how to update it their isnt a sims three generations page or anything please help me – meredith

  71. Anonymous says:

    hello all name is tiffany,
    hear is my problem.

    i bought the barnacle bay from the store come home follow the directions put in the redeem code and went to my account were you have the purchace options and befor i can hit the purchase options i have to retype my pass word even though im already logged in so retype password and it keeps bring it back to the sims store not the purchaace options and it wont let me go to purchase history am i doing something rong i keep typing my pass word and it wont let me get into purchase history so i can down lode it on my computer please help

    a simaholic

  72. Anonymous says:

    it keeps telling me to update my game, even though it’s up to date. UGH.

  73. Shmegeggy says:

    I downloaded the patch some time ago, I just bought town life and went to install but Origin won’t let me install because it says I need to update it but I have, multiple times. When I go to the updates tab, it says for Mac users, well I don’t use a mac so I don’t know, kind of irritating spending the last 3 hours troubleshooting everything from the website and now to this downloading issue

  74. Jamie says:

    i updated my game for town life and now it keeps saying the sims3 launcher isn’t responding? what should i do?

  75. Chloe says:

    I have bought the sims 3 world adventures. I have now finally installed it but when i click play a message comes up with ‘No disk found. Please insert The Sims 3 Late Night disk’. Whats going on and what do i have to do?

  76. david says:

    I just uploaded sims 3generations and now my simwont play. can anyone help

  77. Name says:

    hi i need help whenever i try and update it says you need the sims 3 to ins
    tall this update even though i hav the sims 3

  78. sheashea says:

    I downloaded the last update. Now whenever I use World Adventures it loads but my Sim doesn’t show up there and nothing on the menu works.

  79. Louise says:

    Ive updated my game but the other day i logged on and my computer had a bug so my dad had to do system restore, i want to update my game again but im scared the same will happen again, and when i click to play the sims 3 it wont load the launcher just goes off and thats it :/

  80. Ellis says:

    I have the base game (version 1.24), and whenever I open the launcher and click play, my screen turns black for a moment, as if the game is starting, but then a little error window pops up and says: “Unable to start game Service initialization failed (0x0175d824)”. My game has always worked perfectly on this computer and I don’t understand this at all, and I REALLY want to start playing again… My computer is really new so it’s not like it’s too slow or anything…

  81. tomi says:

    my game launcher says Version: is that the newest. Because some items online says I need to upgrade but my game keeps saying it’s up to date? my sims 3 says 1.19.44 my ambitions says 4.0.87 my outdoor says 7.0.55.

  82. Dani1998M says:

    Help i need a patch quick my game won’t open on mac without the download

  83. Rayannna says:

    I installed an update and it said i needed my sims 3 outdoor living which i missed placed soo i uninstalled all my games but my sims 3Generations whould not uninstall please help me!!

  84. Name Celese says:

    Once I downloaded the latest version of the Sims 3 game and the launcher would open but wouldnt let me play, so i reinstalled it and downloaded the latest version again and it did the same thing, now it won’t let me open the launcher either.

  85. Fanny says:

    After the patch, I have had immediately problems with targetting sims. I can target them all at once and the game start mixing them up. If I try to change household, the menu disappears and then I can only look at my neighborhood and do nothing.

  86. Emma says:

    Hi, i downloaded sims 3 world adventures on my computer by downloading it from the website. Since then i have uninstalled it and now i wish to reinstall it. I was just wondering how to do this and please can someone tell me how? thanks, Emma :D

  87. Lauren says:

    i tried to download the patch and it said “found invalid file”

  88. Name says:

    What do I do it wont let me update my game. therefore, i can not play my sims 3.. so how do i get it to update????

  89. TJ-Shorty says:

    in the next update can you guys make us have more then one baby and todlers keep growing and when you mmocve some one in you can control your husband,wife or child can you please make this happen

  90. Name TJ-Shorty says:

    in the next update can you guys make us have more then one baby and todlers keep growing and when you mmocve some one in you can control your husband,wife or child can you please make this happen

  91. Kelly says:

    this is new to me but i just upaded my sims3 cuz the screen popped up so i did. well now my sims disappear after i tell them to do something. resetsim does not work i go to buy mode and i guess the menu bar disappears and sims act like they are still playing. i need help i can’t play my game for more than 2 min before this happens then have to shut it off

  92. Name says:

    i have sims 3 already down loaded and i just bought the sims 3 night life. i am in the army and statiioned in texas i am from pa so i didnt bring my sims 3 base pack with me but now i am trying to download the sims 3 nightlife and it downloads but when i go to play it says its not downloaded but i cant install it because i already have is there any way for me to fix this or do i have to have my base pack with me to get it to work?

  93. Name crystal says:

    just downloaded new update today, 7/25/11 and now when ever i travel my sim and everything disappear…

  94. Louise says:

    I just downloaded some stuff from the Sims Exchange, just some houses, clothes, furniture..etc.
    So anyway, now the game wont loads then goes back to my desktop and says “sims 3 is not responding” and the whole..end program thing. Im sure its the downloads doing it, because it worked fine before.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!..thanks!xx

  95. Hanna says:

    i downloaded the latest update for the sims 3 and now every time i try to play it a message comes up that says ‘your sims3 base game is incompatible with the current sims 3 expansion pack. please update your game.’

    its so annoying because there aren’t any updates and i cant get on the game at all!

  96. nathan lee says:

    can someone please leave a link so i can download leopard. i just bought the game and realized i needed to have leopard

  97. Tsss says:

    i downloaded the latest patch now my inventory and bookshelfs look empty everything is gone

  98. SophieMAF says:

    Hey, when i open my sims 3 launcher, it says i need to update my game to 1.22. When i click to update the game, it says the launcher has stopped working, and the patch cannot be uploaded. This is really frustrating as i want to buy Sims Generations, but know i cant if i don’t have the latest patch?

    Also, i do not use any CC and i only have the Sims 3 base game. Please help me? I am not great with my computer, so i am scared incase i ruin it! Thanks!

  99. kk says:

    I am trying to download the sims 3 generations expansion pack and it keeps saying i need to update it when the install shield wizard comes up. they it takes forever before saying it could not update it. i went to the sims 3 game launcher and it said my game was up to date. but it will not let me download the game. please help.

  100. pete says:

    hi, ever since i installed this patch, it will not let me marry two sims. It will go as far as the confirmation of the new household, but after that it is stuck on the processing screen. There are no scratches on the disk, dont know what to do. really dont want to have to start again

  101. carlo says:

    the sims3 patch is not working in my computer

  102. NameName says:

    Mine is doing the same thing as yours ^^ Has been for a while. The update goes really slow and then just disappears off the screen. I try again and it asks me to do it again. This is ridiculous.

  103. cassy says:

    Every time i click to play sims it says do you want to download and install update now and i have done it so many times and it keeps saying to udate.

  104. Tonya says:

    I downloaded the last update last week and now when I try to play the game it says Your The Sims 3 Base Game is incompatible with the current Sims 3 Expansion Pack. Please update your game via the game launcher. Sims 3 Ambitions version is and The Sims 3 version is PLEASE HELPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  105. Name Shanna says:

    I am so frustrated!!! My Sims 3 has been working perfectly until today. I updated to the newest patch, running Late Night, and now i am unable to finish loading it! I can do CAS and choose the house, but once I click on the check mark to start playing it stays on the screenshot overlooking the town/world and continues to play music. I have let it sit for several minutes and it never completes loading. HELP!!!!!!!

  106. Dylana says:

    My sister has the Sims 3 and just did the latest update. She can open the game and choose a famiily but the whole house doesn’t load. Last night she spent a couple of hours trying to fix it but removing CC and uninstalling and re-installing the game and the same thing happens. Any ideas???

    Thanks so much in advance:)


  107. eli says:

    downloaded the update and now it doesn’t recognize our disc as ‘authentic’ so of course game is unplayable. any ideas?

  108. Name says:

    I want more toddlers grow up 2 older age and also I want holidays more jobs more furniture swimming pool paddling pool with a slide swing seesaw ECt trampoline bouncy castle more vehecails like ice cream van pets animals your toddler should come with you out your house have a baby shop and stuff

  109. Name Meierttttyyyyudejueej says:

    When’s the next update for sims 3 ambitions for iPad iPod touch and iphone

  110. Sesk 9 says:

    I have updated my sims 3 game launcher to the latest one available. However, it keeps saying i have not updated it!

    So I updated it again, and the same thing still appears.

    I’ve updated the game for 5 times in total, BUT THE SAME THING HAPPENS!

    I tried ignoring the message to download the “new” patch and start the game, but the game starts with those spoiled graphics!

    Any help?

  111. Name says:

    if there a way to take that update away?

  112. Julianne says:

    I’ve had generations since it came out and it was working fine, no problems at all, but now it wont load! i keep getting an error message appear, i contacted ea and they told me to run some program but it costs like £20 so i dont want to download it. i tried uninstalling everything but then the base game wouldnt re-install, it keeps asking me to ‘retry’ i googled this and it said its possibly because my laptop doesnt have the system requirments, but it installed fine over like a year ago? we tried it on 2 other laptops and it still didnt work.
    i took the laptop back to a previous date so i have all my games but i STILL CANT PLAY! I have a pc
    any tips?

  113. Cherry says:

    I have World Adventures…when I downloaded the update everything seemed to be fine until I go to another country. It appears that everything is going well, I collect loot & relics but when I return home everything is the same as when I left…meaning I dont have the relics and any skills I raised while away…they disappear and the biggest headache of all…is the duplicate sim! I have evicted this thing 4 times and every time I go somewhere she comes back when I return. CAN ANYONE HELP???? I have uninstalled/installed both games already and it still happens!

  114. Help TS3A says:

    HELP ME! I have gotten the sims 3 so i installed then i got the ambitons so i installed it and updated but when i dident update ambitons worked FABULOUS and if i dident update it would go soooo SOO SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO slow on the ambitions so i just stopped playing and now it wont work at all because the launcher wont work it says “sims 3launcher has stopped working ” help me!

  115. Alysia says:

    I put in the CD for late night and it says there is a software update, but when it starts to update it just stops updating. The update bar just stays in the say spot like it doesnt finish. I dont know what to do other than not update the game. Help

  116. Lulu says:

    Well, I’m not sure if this is happening to anyone else. BUT, I bought Sims 3 Generations the day it came out and whenever I go to play the interatctions are gone. There are a few, but the dont work. It is killing me cause I have been waiting for SO long to get Generations!

  117. Leslie says:

    I just bought Generations, YAY!, but after I installed it and I had to update my Sims 3 from 1.21.123 to 1.22.9 my game crashes. The code on my launcher for generations says is there a patch? I havent been able to play my generations game yet and i’ve had it for a couple of days now. Please help!!

  118. Name Tyler says:

    Hello, im currently updating my ” The sims 3 Ambitions ” TS3EPO2_4.10.1.011031_Update.exe for the 5th time. It downloads up to 91% then it stops… it says its got 1.3kb/sec left but its been on that 1.3 for hours. xxx help… getting pretty fed up

  119. Name says:

    *panel* sorry for the typos

  120. megan says:

    I downloaded the update today and I played right after and I can’t see my sims Needs planel or switch the sim. I can control them but it won’t change to their Needs planel, it stays on the same sim as the one previously used. Please Help!

  121. Georgia says:

    I’ve just played on late night after installing the latest patch and it’s being really spazz. My sims keep getting stuck on objects and then they can’t do anything else. One’s stuck playing the guitar, but still managed to talk on the phone and he can’t move or do anything. It said he was sleeping instead. While my other sim went to make something, but then stopped, but now the bowl of food is stuck and he can’t cook anything else and he’s getting really down. PLEASE HELP!

  122. Name Jackie says:

    I can’t open the game at all after installing the new patch today. Anyone know how to uninstall it, as in, where to find it precisely?
    These games are getting so buggy and yet they just keep pushing out more add ons. It’s ridiculous.

  123. Name aimee says:

    I loaded on sims 3 generations today and the sims 3 launcher would freeze when I went to play. It worked up untill I loaded sims 3 late night on. Is there a problem with the 2?

  124. Zules says:

    I use a MacBook Pro Leopard OSX, by the way

  125. Zules says:

    I just downloaded to the latest patch after there was this whole fiasco about the game launcher not loading. I ordered these two new expansions (Ambitions & Late Night) and I got them today. After I downloaded and the launcher and downloads work fine, I put the discs into the computer to install. But whenever I am done going through the installation steps, and it “gathers files” it crashes!!! this happened with both discs and I have tried installing both multiple times. I am VERY excited to play with the new towns and all, so PLEASE HELP SOON!!!

    • Name Inês says:

      I’m having the same problem and it’s frustrating because finally my tests are over and i was so happy to start playing again!! I’ve already tried reinstall it TWICE and after update the launcher won’t even open up.. I’m really glad i haven’t bought the new game yet because ea keeps screwing up the patches for mac users!! -.-

  126. Brittany says:

    Ok, so here’s what happened to me….

    After one of the previous updates (can’t remember which one, but probably just before this one) I start getting a warning from my Windows that there was something wrong with the launcher, but I could still play the game just fine. (lol my laptop has premonitions>.<) Then yesterday I installed The Sims 3 Generations and Late Night Expansion Packs (and The Sims Medieval but thats a whole other problem…i pray TT.TT) and not the launcher tells me that there's no disk when there is a disk (my computer even asks me what to do with it when I take it out and put it back in).

    Please help!

  127. Name says:

    Seems the new update made everybody troubled to open, I apparently have the same problem.

  128. Jordy says:

    Installed late night again and got update but basegame didn’t want to update so some1 told me to re-instal and if I did so I should get the option starting the game first time I open but launcher wont even start… -.-‘

  129. Name Angelina says:

    I have the same problem as Zachary, my Sims 3 Ambitions won’t open on my Mac after doing the new update. I only have Sims 3, World Adventures, and Ambitions.

  130. Name says:

    You need to manually download a patch. For some reason, EA did something wrong and the update wasn’t sent out.
    I am manually downloading it now.
    The link is available at yahoo answers.
    Just google “Sims 3 generations won’t install” and you’ll get the link.

  131. Ashley says:

    So my game is up to date but when i go to install the sims 3 generations it tells me that my game needs to be updated! help me ASAP!!!!!!! please?!!?

  132. Anonymous says:

    I’m trying to install Generations but it keeps telling me to go to the Sims launcher and update Sims 3 before installing. When I do that it tells me my game is up to date. Help!

  133. Anonymous says:


    I am having the same problem on a mac. The game will not open. I am reinstalling everything now.

  134. Zachary says:

    After installing the latest patch, I can’t even open the game. Not even the launcher. Is anyone else having this problem?

    I don’t have any mods, just the expansion packs and patches.

    Also, I have the Mac version

  135. J says:

    When installing Generations the Wizard tells me that it has to update Sims first, but it never manages to… When I enter the installed (previous) games and try to update it tells me that the games are not installed O.o’ what should I do?

  136. Levi says:

    I know the base game isnt updated because i cant do some basic things like muscle tone and tattoos and stuff but my game wont update. How do i do it manually?

  137. John says:

    When I click “ok” on the update it closes the launcher. What do I do?

  138. Allyssa says:

    The online store keeps telling me that my game is not up to date but my launcher isnt recognizing that it needs to update, I have version

    What should I do?

  139. Mika says:

    The sims 3 patch 1.19 or whtever is taking so long to download, I had to leave my laptop on overnight and it still not finished help me please!?

  140. Juliana says:

    Oubles with the update 1.19 , in the launcher appear ” new update ” then I install the update, and it is installed succesfully but when I open the launcher again the same update appear again as if i hadn’t updated already … and when I run the game after have updated my game .. the new things ( like the basement and fountain maker ) don’t appear either. HELP!

  141. eimear1603 says:

    Ok, so I have Sims 3 Ambitions and Sims 3 and Sims 3 World Adventures. I uploaded Sims 3 ambitions three days ago. Today I had an update and I updated my game. I went to play my twinbrook game and my computer says that I dont have the software on my computer any more…HELP!!

  142. Wayne says:

    Hi there,

    How do update my sims 3. It has a no CD patch on it. The current Version is 1.18.002.

    Do I take the patch off and put the newer one one on or do I do something else :)


  143. amh says:

    Loading screens take about 20 minutes to load since the update?

  144. Birgitte says:

    My game crashes left, right and centre since the 1.19 patch as well. I can’t for the life of me see why — I have added no new content except updated versions of mods.

  145. alicea says:

    I manually installed the 1.19 update, since I dont have an internet connection on my pc right now – I downloaded it on a different computer and then transfered it to mine and then installed it that way.

    It says it has succesfully installed yet on the launcher it says my current version is still 1.4.6

    I dont have any expansion packs.

    Also, because of this I cannot open create a world as it says my base game update isnt compatible – I’m assuming once I’ve solved the first problem then the second will be resolved also?

    Help please.

  146. Anonymous says:

    I have a problem. When I go in the Sims 3 launcher and try to update, it takes me to a page on the website that says the update page does not exist. And when I manage to get onto the update page in the launcher, the latest update it shows there is from 2010.

    When I go to that same update page in my browser (Mozilla Firefox) it shows the current update.

    Please help.

  147. Jenna says:

    My game now crashes in live mode since this patch. Thanks EA.

  148. Help! says:

    I need help with the same thing as Anonymous from Feb 26…

  149. Julia says:

    Hello. I did the last update and my TS3 run too fast. Can you help me?

  150. Kaylee says:

    I just accepted the last update, and ever since then, I can do any customizations in the game. It wont let me change the fabrics, wallpaper, or anything from the current textile it is on. For EXAMPLE: I am trying to change a wallpaper, and it wont let me chose anything other than paint to put on the walls, no fabric, skins, metal, etc. AND my game is super slow. Because of this, I don’t even want to play it any more.

    I just uninstalled all of my games and reinstalled them and I am having THE SAME DAMNED ISSUE. Please help.

  151. Sandra says:

    When I update thepatch 4.7 it dosen’t work. It updates to like 90% then it says somting like this patch couldm’t be patch to the end, it you whant to patch this program, do the patch again. But when I do the patch again it says the same thing. If I dont update the patch, I can’t play, help me, please.

  152. Anonymous says:

    I updated my game to the 1.19.44 version and it said that it updated successfully but when I went back on to the homepage where you click the play button to play the game, it said there is a game update available and it was the 1.19.44 version which I just updated and it said that it worked. I need help, how do I update my game properly! Because my Sims 3 World Adventures expansion pack isn’t working without the update! Help me please!

  153. Robyn says:

    I’ve recently installed my game on a new computer, and have tried to download stuff from the exchange. However, it keeps saying my game isnt updated though i do have version 1.19.44 which is the latest version? please help!

  154. Derek says:

    I cannot update the game it keeps on telling me that “There was a catastrophic failure. Please retry.” – but it wont even let me do that. Please help.

  155. Briana says:

    Hey, I have a problem when trying to patch my game. I opened up the launcher and it had an update so I of course let it update. When it was almost done it said I had do disc space available, so I cleaned out that disk drive and went back to the launcher and tried the update again. A window came up saying ” Please update your game via the game launcher”, but when I go to the update tab of the launcher it says it is up to date, and I don’t know where to update it if I can’t from the game launcher. If you could tell me why it’s doing that then I would be most grateful! (: Briana.

  156. Laura says:

    When I try to download the 4.7.4 Ambitions patch, it says “Update Error: Invalid File Found.”

  157. Lucifer says:

    When is the next patch coming out? :/ EA is just killing my love for the sims. I can’t even clean my house anymore cuz my sim is always in a bad mood ever since the 1.19 patch

    • Nick says:

      I’m not sure, they don’t have a set patch date but hopefully it won’t be too long – just hold in there and I’m sure there will be a fix soon.


    • Name Inês says:

      I had the same problem so i stopped waiting for ea to fix it and installed a mod that makes them happy again :)

  158. Azhani says:

    I tryed installing it but its not going through. I need help please.. help

  159. kalengirl says:

    I just download the patch and now the fast forward 2, 3 ,4 don’t work at all and the game is really slow!! I didn’t have this problem before and I have this game for almost a year.

    • Nick says:

      Eugh, that’s really annoying. For the slow speed, I recommend trying a game booster – there isn’t much else I can say, I don’t know exactly what EA have done with the patch and what files have been edited, but check out this software to speed it up. For the speed glitch, I have never heard of it. Like I say with most people, I will keep on the look out and report back if I see any news.

      Thanks for asking and I will do my best to help further. Keep in touch.

  160. ivorytusk says:

    I just downloaded the patch as well, and my sim has grown more and more unhappy as I’ve played. He is “Uncomfortable” and yet all of this moodlets are up, he’s fulfilling desires and on an adventure. I hope this isn’t permanent.

    Two, when are they going to fix the problem with not being able to excavate anywhere? Any ideas?


    • Nick says:

      Hey Meg, it seems I have heard this issue happening quite a few times now. There hasn’t been any response as of yet on what to do but I will keep my eyes peeled for any information. I hope it’s just a matter of waiting for a quick re patch but that often doesn’t happen with The Sims 3.

      Keep in touch, I’ll try and find a solution to your problem.

      • Madison says:

        I am trying to update my game (1.19 update on the original) but when I do it goes through the whole process saying I did but afterwards it says it still needs the same update :( And it won’t let me play the game at all til I get the update. What can I do? Please help

    • Mesha says:

      I had that problem with a sim who was unhappy no matter what.She was killed by a meteor. I didn’t save it. I added new deco and moved her to a different lot and she was happy.

  161. Lucifer says:

    After i installed this patch, I noticed my sims are always in a bad mood now. All of the moodlets are high and my sim is always satisfied. I have mostly all the expensive items i can possibly buy and i’m only playing the base game i don’t have any expansion packs installed or no mods just the genuine copy ov the sims 3. But even woo-hooing just raises up his mood to UNCOMFORTABLE :( please help!

    • Nick says:

      Oh wow.. what I can suggest is that you hold it out and wait for the next patch. I would try and begin a new game and see if you still get the glitch. If so, I don’t want to suggest a reinstall but that may have to be the case. Try and play a new game and see what happens, let me know and I’ll see if I can continue too help.

      Good luck

    • Allison says:

      I had that same problem Lucifer. All you have to do is save your game, quit, then cplay the game again and it will work.

  162. Suleimy says:

    How do i download the patch manually ? It wont show up my game is 2.14.44

    • Nick says:

      You have the latest version, you don’t need to apply any patch – World Adventures is currently at version 2.14. Unless I misunderstood your question, you’re all good.

  163. Nick says:

    If you have any issues or need support with this patch, please feel free to comment and I will do my best to help out or to find out more about your issue.

    • Jasumin says:

      I have updated the base game to version 1.19 and now I can’t install Sims 3 World Adventures. I know I have to update the version of WA, but I can’t since it isn’t intsalled, and I can’t install it.

      Every time I try to install it, it freezes while it’s installing file 7, for some reason.

      Since i’ve been warned the versions may not be compatible, I uninstalled and reinstalled the base game, then tried to install Sims 3 WA. However, it won’t install any files at all.

      Now I don’t know how to install it. To update it, I need it to be installed, but to install it, I need it to be updated.

      • Ashlee says:

        My sims does the same thing almost. i installed sims 3 and the world adverntures once already and then onetime when i went to use it, it wouldnt open up. So i deleted all my sims and uninstalled all of it i thought. but then when i try to install sims three again it says i cant because the version i already have on my computer is a newer one and i looked everywhere on my computer and cant find another sims. If any one can help comment please!!!!

        • Jenifer says:

          I know that with older versions of The Sims, if you uninstalled, in order to re-install, you had to delete the Sims file from your registry.

    • Name says:

      Ever since I downloaded the latest patch, my game won’t open. My mac comes up with the message “The application The Sims 3 Ambitions can’t be opened -1712”

      • Name says:

        same here i tried to uninstall all of them and reinstall them but now i cant install any it wants me to enter a disk i never had…? im really upset

        • Nammmmeee says:

          I looked around on other websites and some say that the application (this is for regular mac applications) has timed out. On another it says that we should go on the application and force quit however, it doesn’t seem to work with sims™ 3.

          Or else:
          Ask your computer genius.

    • Name Chris says:

      When I installed the new patch for The SIMSTM 3 (PATCH 1.22.9) Everything works well, except when I place a family in a house, I click the check-mark and the loading screen pops up for loading the family when you placed them in the house. When the screen pops up, nothing happens, the music still plays, but no action and the screen still says: “LOADING” with the spinning diamond on top. PLEASE HELP, patch 1.22.9 wont work for after create a sim!

    • michelle says:

      my sims 3 download from the exchane wont show up on my game when i install them

    • Connor says:

      when i tried opening up my sims3 game launcher, the new path notification popup was there and so i tried to click yes to install it and it just gave me a “ding” noise like that button is unclickable? and behind is on the game launcher anywhere i press it will just make the same dinging noise, i cant push any button that has to do with the game, i can’t even exit out, i have to start up the task manager and close it like that, whats the deal? can anyone help me?

      • Gina says:

        #has happened to me too, let me know if you manage to fix it :( x

      • Ella says:

        Well Connor the same thing is happening to me and right about down i feel like uninstalling sims 3 forever!!!! It is sooo annoying. i would reinstall it but i do not have my activation code any more so i might just get rid of sims for good cause it is a big piece of JUNK

      • sidney says:

        i would just take that up with a live chat on the sims website thats what it did when i had launcher problems

    • phumelele says:

      On my laptop I had the Sims 3 original,ambitions,late night,world adventure and everything was woking fine until I installed sims 3 generations now the autorun doesn’t want to work I have to keep uninstalling and installing

    • Felicia says:

      For some reason my sims 3 world adventures won’t let me travel. It doesn’t even give me the option to travel. I’ve installed it on a laptop & a desktop & I can’t travel on either. Should I uninstall both games & reinstall them or is it my game?

    • Gwen says:

      i finally managed to download the sims 3 generations and install it, bbut whenever i try ti open up the game it dosnt react….. What should i do? get another version, or what?

    • tonye says:

      i downloaded the sims3 patch from but it tells me ineed previous versions

    • Mickey says:

      Hello, so my friend has recently lent me her sims expansion packs, So I’ve installed them on my computer.. I installed Ambitions last so that I keep that and play them all, however it is asking for the disc for generations? Even though thats not the last expansion pack I installed. Is there a way where i can play them all with the ambitions disc?

      • Angel says:

        I tried that before too. I have all of the Sims game ever put out. It doesn’t go by the last game you installed. It goes by the last that came out that you have. So you will have to take off ambitions if that’s the last game you have that The Sims made.

    • Kirstin says:

      Hey Nick,

      Ummm I got Sims 3 World Adventures and I Installed it and everything and I wanted to play it but It keeps asking for Sims 3 Late Night and I insert the disk and I want to play World Adventures but It doesn’t come up ..What should I do?

      Please reply, thnx xoxoxox
      Kirstin :D <3

    • Tiffany says:

      I have just recently updated my game, to the latest update and when I try to play it is says my game is not compatible with the new expansion packs. It tells me to update my game in the game launcher but it will not let me update my game. It says my game is up to date! help!

    • njfidobg says:

      My sim game used to let me change thre names at the city hall, and now it wont i have all the latest updates please help me!? I made a sim named grease lightning as a joke, and now he has a serious family and for some reason i cant change his name :((((

    • Juanita says:

      I am having trouble with everyhting about sims i just want to start all over again and complete delete all files then reinstall it. every time i try it says that i must save the next disc in the same folder that i saved sims 3 in but i just want to start again.

    • ali says:

      I am confused. I am trying to install my Sims 3 on to my desk top and it says I have new patches available and would I like to download them. I hit yes and then it doesnt do anything or go away. It stays on whatever I am doing and I can’t play. Please help!

    • Connor says:

      I just reinstalled my Sims game and all 6 of my expansion packs. the game launcher does not work. I have to go into program files and open it that way. I am apparently not the only one having this problem. Alot of blame is falling on the latest update to the game launcher so my question is when are you or your team going to fix this? It’s pretty disappointing when I PAY alot of money for a game and it says there is an error and I am unable to play it without using a back door.

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