Error: Cannot start because the required game data is missing or damaged.

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Error: Cannot start because the required game data is missing or damaged.

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Error: Cannot start because the required game data is missing or damaged. Please try reinstalling the game. [85262c58:29f00e76:00000000] 

I keep getting that message even if I reinstall the game. 

I tried deleting origins cache files, but that did not work.

 

It is the limited version and my game is not cracked.

I haven't played it on the computer yet so there are no files in  the Sims 4 folder in Documents\Electronic Arts.

 

I did already install and play this game on another computer, is it possible that the game won't start because my origin account is linked to a computer with different (higher) specs?

cannot think of anything else...

How do I fix this?

 

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Hero

In most cases it's a corrupt custom content or you have just downloaded a recolor and lack the mesh.

 

On Win 10, it can also be an issue with rights

 

Few things to try

 

  • Remove the download. To find the culprit, use the 50/50 Method.
  • Click Repair game on Origin.
  • Run a Chkdsk on your computer to make sure your hard drive is fine.
  • Right-click on the Origin Icon on your desktop and choose Run as Administrator

Happy Gaming
Crin

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Re: Error: Cannot start because the required game data is missing or damaged.

Hero

This error is usually due to corrupt user files.

 

Try this: http://sims4.crinrict.com/en/2014/09/resetting-the-game-to-factory-settings-without-reinstalling/

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That folder ,  the Sims 4 folder in Documents\Electronic arts, was never created since I have never been able to actually start the game. 

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the game dosent want to go because of video card.

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I tried your website, and it still won't work. It worked before, and now it just doesn't work! I don't get it! Help!!!!

 

Please help,
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Hero

Did you try the repair option on Origin ? Right click on the game in Origin and choose repair game.

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Crin

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Error: Cannot start because the required game data is missing or damaged. Please try reinstalling the game. [85262c58:29f00e76:00000000] 

i reinstalling the game because of this problem, but the error still there.

and me follow the steps to fix it but when I copy mods to the folder mods, the error back again T.T

if like this, i can't start my TS4 with mods?

 

help please, thanks Standard smile

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Hello Standard smile

I had this problem too. But I fixed it.

 

In my case it was connected with the custom content. I looked through the latest cc files I've added and tried removing them one by one to see, which file is corrupted. I found a surniture set, removed it and game is back on. Try this, I hope it will help Standard smile

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thanks for the information Standard smile Standard smile
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Can you tell me which furniture set you had please??

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