Sims 3 redirects to Origin (Windows 10)

by CringeyClench
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Sims 3 redirects to Origin (Windows 10)

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I recently wanted to play the Sims 3 again after a few years and reinstalled the game. Whenever I pressed play it would take me to the launcher fine but as soon as I pressed play on the Sims 3 launcher it would redirect me back to Origin, I have been browsing this forum for a few days looking for a fix but so far the DirectX fix hasn't worked, neither has updating Graphics drivers, reinstalling my game, etc. I even submitted a support ticket to EA on Tuesday and now, on Saturday, they have not responded. If someone can help me fix this please, I just want to build houses.

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@CringeyClench  If your computer has a 12th-gen Intel processor, that's the issue: Sims 3 doesn't load properly on these CPUs.  You can try the patch created by Lazy Duchess and described here:

 

https://answers.ea.com/t5/Technical-Issues-PC/Sims-3-won-t-open-Alder-Lake-Intel-12th-gen-CPU/m-p/11...

 

If you don't have an affected processor (or you aren't sure whether you do), or the patch doesn't work for you, 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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I don't work for EA. I'm just trying to help fellow players with their games.

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Re: Sims 3 redirects to Origin (Windows 10)

@CringeyClench  If your computer has a 12th-gen Intel processor, that's the issue: Sims 3 doesn't load properly on these CPUs.  You can try the patch created by Lazy Duchess and described here:

 

https://answers.ea.com/t5/Technical-Issues-PC/Sims-3-won-t-open-Alder-Lake-Intel-12th-gen-CPU/m-p/11...

 

If you don't have an affected processor (or you aren't sure whether you do), or the patch doesn't work for you, 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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I don't work for EA. I'm just trying to help fellow players with their games.
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Thanks mate, this worked.

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