08-18-2016 04:46 PM
You don't need to launch Sims 3 through Origin - have you tried opening it via your Applications folder?
08-19-2016 12:28 AM
Well I can run The Sims 3 with Ambitions, but because Origin is all weird I can't even redownload the installers for World Adventures or Generations.
To be clear, World Adventures and Generations are not installed or even downloaded despite it saying that they are installed. That is the issue here.
08-19-2016 02:13 PM
Please run the Origin reset tool and then try downloading and installing again - https://help.ea.com/en-us/help/origin/origin/how-to-reset-origin-on-mac
08-24-2016 05:03 PM
I just did that again and it still thinks that World Adventures and Generations are both installed, despite the play button being greyed out.
08-24-2016 05:11 PM
And you've never, ever had WA and Generations installed on your Mac?
08-24-2016 09:17 PM
I've had them installed on my computer. I had the base game, WA, Gen, and Amb all installed in probably the wrong order. It didn't work and I deleted the folder instead of using the uninstaller tool. I completely forgot about that until now.
Do you think it could be, like, a product registration problem with EA/Origin?
08-24-2016 09:20 PM
Using the Uninstaller leaves behind files that you MUST get rid of before attempting a new install. You have to uninstall it manually
08-24-2016 09:26 PM
I've done that too (great website btw).
I'm on support with EA right now. If they can't figure out what is going on I'll go ahead and retry that again.
08-24-2016 09:35 PM
08-25-2016 04:25 PM
Just to report in, creating a second profile to install the game and EPs did the trick. Everything is working as expected in the original main profile! Even if it doesn't permanently fix the problem, it is a workaround that definitely works.