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radarrandal
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Registered: ‎12-16-2012
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missing Sims3launcher.exe after seasons install

  • I bought my wife seasons.
  • She installed it
  • When she clicks the icon it gives her "searching for sims3launcher.exe" but doesnt find it.
  • She played the game a few moments before I gave her the expansion..
  • I would just reinstall the game but she has Generations on her laptop, which thanks to my kids, i cant find the serial key

.Please help, I went from being and awesome husband (she wanted the expansion badly) to being the tool bag who ruined her game.

 

Thanks,

Randal

crinrict
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Re: missing Sims3launcher.exe after seasons install

Here's instructions how to recover the missing serial code from the registry: http://answers.ea.com/t5/The-Sims-3/FAQ-Lost-and-broken-DVDs-and-missing-serial-codes-What-to-do/td-...

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What's your operating system (32 or 64 bit) and did you get the download or disk version ?



Good Luck and Happy Simming
Crin

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radarrandal
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Re: missing Sims3launcher.exe after seasons install

Operating system: windows 7 64bit

I got the serial and after uninstalling and reinstalling several times via origin i am able to use Sims3 with no expansions, i tried to install the expansions but it wants me to use the launcher to update before it will allow me. The launcher gives me a "not a valid win32 application" error

 

when i try to launch through origin, i get nothing...looks like it will launch but never does.

Sentinel
radarrandal
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Registered: ‎12-16-2012

Re: missing Sims3launcher.exe after seasons install

so the sims3launcher.exe file in my C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin folder was named "sims3launcher.ex_" i changed the _ to an E and that did the trick, the game is now updating.

 

I have had nothing but issues with this game so far, which makes me sad because my wife loves this game. Thanks for your assistance crinrict

crinrict
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Re: missing Sims3launcher.exe after seasons install

You're welcome. Glad you were able to solve it.



Good Luck and Happy Simming
Crin

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