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grannyslimjim
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-16-2013

simcity won't launch after it has updated.

OK so I download and install simcity then launch it and it updates, but after the restart it said it is missing files necessary to run. It does this every time. any ideas how to fix it?

WootCandy
Posts: 2,197
Ideas: 0
Registered: ‎03-04-2013

Re: simcity won't launch after it has updated.

You could try going to Start -> SimCity -> Sim City Recovery

 

If that doesn't work you can uninstall from Control Panel, confirm the c:\program files (x86)\Origin Games\SimCity folder is gone.  Relaunch it from Origin and it will download/install again.

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puertowd75
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎03-08-2013

Re: simcity won't launch after it has updated.

doing couple of times same happen black scrfeen in the launcher and said  newcesary files missing.

 

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nofearneil
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-18-2013

Re: simcity won't launch after it has updated.

I am having the same issue. Game Updated now when I click 'Play' it looks as if it's about to launch and the Play button greys out but then just pops back up orange after 30 seconds or so and no game....

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hardcoorexg
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-23-2013

Re: simcity won't launch after it has updated.

I'm getting this issue as well...

eversonj90
Posts: 485
Topics: 19
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Solutions: 27
Registered: ‎03-17-2013

Re: simcity won't launch after it has updated.

Copy the contents of

 

C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\SimCity\SimCityUserData\Patches\UpdatedApp

 

to 

 

C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\SimCity\SimCity

 

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chancematrix00
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-17-2013

Re: simcity won't launch after it has updated.

Ok, this worked but the question I have is why did this have to be done?

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chancematrix00
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-17-2013

Re: simcity won't launch after it has updated.

Spoke too soon, now it launches but I get an all black window that covers a portion of my screen.  Oh well I was just checking in to see if the updates improved the game at all.  Guess not. :smileysad: