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Sims 3 Launcher Won't Open

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Sims 3 Launcher Won't Open

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I recently downloaded The Sims 3, as well as two expansion packs. I played the game fine for a few days, but I shut my laptop down and left it for a while. Now, after two days of not playing the game, the Sims launcher won't open. I've tried all three shortcuts as well as through Origin, but nothing works! Any advice?

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Hero
  • Do you get any error messages ?
  • What's your operating system ?
  • Did you patch to 1.63 ?

Good Luck and Happy Simmin
Crin

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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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-I didn't get any error messages

-I'm on Windows 8

-No, I didn't patch

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Hero

Did you change anything on your system ? Update to Windows 8.1 ? Install BitDefender ?

 

Try the factory reset described in this post: http://answers.ea.com/t5/The-Sims-3/FAQ-Troubleshooting-Steps/td-p/714/

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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As far as I know, nothing has changed. Every time I try to fix or uninstall the games, it says I can't because the application is running. What can I do to fix that?

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Hero

I assume you have restarted your computer ?

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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 I have, but I figured out a way to uninstall the game and reinstall it. I will definitely make sure to update the game as well. Thanks so much for all your help!

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My game wont start it was just working fine lastnight when i added the sims in to the future it told me to uninstall it and reinstall it on orgin i did that. Now it's not letting me launch the game at all Confusedmileymad: plz help me or somebody tell me what i can do to fix the problem.

 

So far i have uninstalled the game 3 times and now i am at a lost 

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DId you find an answer to this? Mine has done the exact same thing!

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mine is doing the same thing i really just want to play my game! lol

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Hero

Did you change anything on your system ? Update to Windows 8.1 ? Install BitDefender ?

 

Try the factory reset described in this post: http://answers.ea.com/t5/The-Sims-3/FAQ-Troubleshooting-Steps/td-p/714/

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