04-02-2013 08:49 AM
So I've had Sims 3 and the majority of the expansion pack since their release. But for in December I got a Windows 8 laptop and 3 Sims add-ons. Since this time I've has many problems with The Sims. Now I'm dealing with one we've all probably encountered- where Sims shuts down and the pop up appears saying it's searching for a solution.
Anyway I've found this answer: https://help.ea.com/article/dep-settings-for-sims-
But for Windows 8 as soon as I get to Game->Bin-> what's supposed to be in the Bin isn't there. However when I go onto the Bin file out of advanced system settings I can find all the needed files in Bin.
Thanks for any help x
04-02-2013 08:55 AM
So you're saying when you're trying to add to DEP, the file is not there but if you look in your bin folder it is ?
Do you have admin rights on your computer ? At what point does your game crash ?
04-03-2013 09:17 AM
Yeah, it's there in the Bin folder when I'm out of DEP. However the file needed, when I can reach it, it's icon is the one of the blank paper with a corner turned- instead of TS3 icon.
Yep it's my personal laptop and about 10 minutes in, usually when I'm in buy/build mode
04-03-2013 09:19 AM
EDIT: I do however have parental controls on my computer.
But I think it has something to do with the icon of the file- as if I haven't got a certain app to open it with.
04-03-2013 01:13 PM
Sorry to post again, but I now think I know what I need to do. However again there's a fault
My file is: TS3SP07.ex_
It needs to be: TS3SP07.exe
I don't know or have the correct app to open it with
and in Command Prompt when I tried to expand the file its says it's unable to do so
I'd be really thankful for help from anyone
04-04-2013 12:01 AM
Are you looking in the right folder ? Do you have the disc or download version ?
04-04-2013 02:09 PM
That's the file on the DVD. You need to add the installed game file.
c:\programs\electronicarts\thesims3\game\bin for a 32 bit system
c:\programs(x86)\electronicarts\thesims3\game\bin for a 64 bit system
the drive might vary depending on where you installed the game.
04-08-2013 02:50 PM
Oh my,, oh well all added now.
Guess I thought the DVD was in the (C drive, but they're both just on the desktop
Thank you very much, crinrict
04-09-2013 07:21 AM
Did it help with the crashing ?