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' Disc authentication failure' Problem

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' Disc authentication failure' Problem

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My Sims 3 game used to work fine, then suddenly it stopped working. Every time I go on the sims3launcher it comes up with 'disc authentication failure' and tells me to put the game in the disc drive even though it is already in. Can ANYONE help me. I have looked on the Sims 3 forums, you tube, yahoo!, wikipedia and loads more. Over all I think I have spent 5 hours or more looking on sites for WHAT I CAN DO!! So please help me if you have any idea I may not have tried..... Thanks xox                         Confusedmileysad:

 

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Re: ' Disc authentication failure' Problem

Hero

1. What is your operating system ?

2. What is the exact message ?

3. Do you have the disk of the latest EP you own ? What do you own except the base game ?

4. Are you using custom contents and/or mods ?

5. Have you checked the disc if there are scratches on it ?

Good Luck and Happy Simmin
Crin

Trennlinie

I don't work or have any association with EA. I give advice to the best of my knowledge and cannot be held responsible for any damage done to your computer/game.
Questions belong in the forums. I don't answer questions via PM.
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Bitte akzeptiere eine Lösung, wenn dein Problem gelöst ist und verteile XP an Beiträge, die du hilfreich findest.
Ich arbeite nicht für EA und habe sonst auch keinerlei Verbindung zu EA.
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Re: ' Disc authentication failure' Problem

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I am having the same problem. My computer is a macbook, I own the sims 3 base game and late night EP in their original cds, I also have used custom content in my game

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Re: ' Disc authentication failure' Problem

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Hero

For Macs, this seems to be one of the ongoing issues. Some people have reported getting it because of custom download or even Store.

 

Try moving the folder DCCache in the user files (don't know where they are on a mac) to the desktop and start the game to see if it works. If it doesn't, put the folder back and report back. If it does you need to find out what content is causeing the conflict.

 

 

 

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Please accept a solution if your issue is solved. XP is also appreciated.

Good Luck and Happy Simmin
Crin

Trennlinie

I don't work or have any association with EA. I give advice to the best of my knowledge and cannot be held responsible for any damage done to your computer/game.
Questions belong in the forums. I don't answer questions via PM.
Help us helpers to help you

Thinking of helping out ? Please check the Helper's Corner for Sims 4 or Sims 3 and The Academy


Bitte akzeptiere eine Lösung, wenn dein Problem gelöst ist und verteile XP an Beiträge, die du hilfreich findest.
Ich arbeite nicht für EA und habe sonst auch keinerlei Verbindung zu EA.
PNs werden nicht beantwortet. Probleme gehören ins Forum

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