SIMS 3 - GAME WON'T LAUNCH - WINDOWS 10

by Kiarah001
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Hi, I tried both ways. I'll attach the screenshot. It said that windows couldn't find it or something. Where as when I ran just perfmon by its self. The pervious screenshot was what came up. I've just checked and I am signed into an administrator account. Do you think that is why its not working ? I also restarted my computer after installing DX9. 

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@3lle9  Your command is missing the space.

 

perfmon /rel

 

From now on, if I post a command, please copy and paste what I've written rather than typing it out yourself.

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Re: sims 3 not launching

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@puzzlezaddict I'm so sorry. I didn't even realize there was a space. Your such a gem for even helping me. I really do appreciate it. 

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@3lle9  Okay, now that I'm in front of a Windows PC, I can describe things better.  Your error report shows the same error as before, the one related to DirectX 9.  When you download the installer from this link:

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/download/details.aspx?id=8109

 

You'll get a file in Downloads called directx_Jun2010_redist.exe.  First, create a folder on your desktop called DX.  (You can right-click on the desktop and select New > Folder.)

 

Double-click on directx_Jun2010_redist.exe, and you'll get a license agreement.  Then you can choose a location to extract the files.  Scroll all the way up (or drag the scrollbar up), open the Desktop section, not the one at the top but the one with an arrow next to it a couple lines down.  Choose the DX folder, then click OK, and OK again.

 

Inside the DX folder, scroll down a bit and find DXSETUP.exe.  Double-click it, select Yes when asked if you want to allow the app to make changes, accept the agreement, select Next twice, and you'll see it installing.  This may take a minute.

 

When it's done, click Finish, then restart your computer.

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@puzzlezaddict You are a gem!! Like an actual gem. I can't thank you enough. Like honestly I'm crying. I'm that happy. I just want to give you the biggest hug. Thank you so so much. Its working. Its running perfectly. I can't thank you enough. 

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@puzzlezaddict I did what you told 3lle9 to do, it is working!! Thank you so much!!!!!

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Re: The Sims 3 won't launch

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Thank you, it's working perfectly now! 

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Sims 3 wont launch from origin

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I just got a new computer, an acer nitro 5 with an intel core i5 possessor, got it all set up and fully updated and my game won't even launch from origin. Each time I press play the origin pages goes away for a second then pops back up having me click play again and no sims 3 launcher pops up. What do I do?

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@Rocker_chick26  Try reinstalling DirectX 9.  You don't need to uninstall anything; just download the installer from Microsoft and run it, then restart your computer.

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/download/details.aspx?id=8109

 

If that doesn't help, please run a dxdiag and attach it to a post.

 

https://help.ea.com/en/help/pc/how-to-gather-dxdiag-information/

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Re: SIMS 3 - GAME WON'T LAUNCH - WINDOWS 10

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Hi I was in contact with EA about this problem for days on and off chats.

They said that they had notices players bringing up this topic. They are trying to solve it and said it shouldn't be too long. It seems to be taking ages. I said should it be completed within a week and they said yes. I'm not hopeful at the minute. I tried everything they have me and nothing worked. So they definitely thinks it is there end thats causing the problem.

 

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