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My Sims 3 Expansion Packs aren't showing up in-game

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My Sims 3 Expansion Packs aren't showing up in-game

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I just installed a few new stuff from the Sims Resource and suddenly none of my expansion packs are showing up in-game. They appear to be installed on the launcher, but once I open my game, it's as if I never installed them, and while all of my saved games are still there, I can't open any of them. 

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Re: My Sims 3 Expansion Packs aren't showing up in-game

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Go to your launcher.

Click on expansions and stuff.

Make sure they are all checked.

This should fix the problem, I think.

 

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Re: My Sims 3 Expansion Packs aren't showing up in-game

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Go to your launcher.

Click on expansions and stuff.

Make sure they are all checked.

This should fix the problem, I think.

 

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All of my expansions are clicked but for some reason only 2 of my 3 are showing up in game mode.. help?
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Can you try right clicking on the game in Origin and hit repair game ?

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Re: My Sims 3 Expansion Packs aren't showing up in-game

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Hi,

After you have checked the boxes, did you click install packs at the bottom?

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Hi. I had the same problem and it worked out fine for me.

If you click the "Install Packs" button, it will only take you to your origin launcher to buy the packs; it's as if you never got them in the first place.

But overall, it should be fine.

 

 



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Yeah for some reason I think you have to install the packs separately but maybe that's Sims 4. It's been awhile since I installed my games.

You can always clear cache or uninstall and reinstall. I had to clean my cache a few months back because my custom content was acting up.
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if i already have the game how can i install them again without having to buy them on orgin?

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Hi @johnnieg03,

 

Did you register your games in thesims3.com or Origin? If not, that would be the first step. Register all your games in the same EA account (you need the base game in the account to be able to play the packs). Open the Origin client (you can download it from here if you don't have it installed in your computer) and use the menu Origin > Redeem Product code.

 

Once you have your codes registered, your games will be in that account. Just click on them to start the download and installation. You can download and install them as many times as you need Wink

 

-Mai

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@evelcheck753 I've found that it sometimes helps if I uncheck everything and then check them again before starting the game.
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