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mysterysky
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-22-2013
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Sims 3 expansion pack won't download on base game from CD.

I've just brought The Sims 3 Showtime on origin. But as I have base game on disc everytime I'm trying to download expansion from Origin I get a message

"It's seems the base game for this DLC was not installed through Origin. For The Sims 3 Showtime to work, you will need to:

1.Select Uninstall Now below,locate the base game, and follow the on-screen instruction..."

 

That's mean, that I can play only CD expansions and to play online expansion I have to by Original game again? Or there's a way to do it?:smileysad:

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candycarter
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎12-30-2012

Re: Sims 3 expansion pack won't download on base game from CD.

This just happened to me too! Really, really angry and no where does it say base game needs to be downloaded and I've downloaded EPs for Island Paradise and Seasons with no problems.

 

At the moment I have uninstalled just the base game on my PC - asks if you want to keep your played games when installing! and warns your EPs won't work but still installed - and have gone to my Origin library, which gives the option of downloading as game from disk should already be registered. Right now it has been 30 minutes and I am 3% downloaded with 3 hours 45 minutes to go(?!) so can't guarantee this will work but does give me the option to download Showtime now as well (paused until Base game completed). Hope that works for you! :catvery-happy:

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sam72900
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-22-2013

Re: Sims 3 expansion pack won't download on base game from CD.

This was happening to me as well. After googling for some time I found out if you just click the "i" instead of download. When it's at the information page just click download from there. It worked for me. Good luck!

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pefalia
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-07-2013

Re: Sims 3 expansion pack won't download on base game from CD.

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@sam72900 This worked for me! Thank you.

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random28sim
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-03-2013

Re: Sims 3 expansion pack won't download on base game from CD.

This worked for me also! Thank you!

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chrisitna
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-04-2013

Re: Sims 3 expansion pack won't download on base game from CD.

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I was having the same problem with Into the Future expansion pack and your suggestion worked! Thank you so much!

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mattgreenwell
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-16-2013

Re: Sims 3 expansion pack won't download on base game from CD.

@sam72900 Thank you so much! Life saver!!!!!!!

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bioplayer2142
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-30-2013

Re: Sims 3 expansion pack won't download on base game from CD.

dude thanx :smileyvery-happy: it worked for me to 

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danicr16
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-12-2013

Re: Sims 3 expansion pack won't download on base game from CD.

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clicking the i and then downloading worked for me too! :smileyvery-happy: thank you!!

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rachiedude42
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-12-2013

Re: Sims 3 expansion pack won't download on base game from CD.

you da bestt!!!!