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Post by daemon1111 on Fri 03 Feb 2017, 15:47

Hello I'm new here. So if I'm breaking any rules, sorry. I installed Sims 3- installed base game, used manual patch, installed Generations and University Life and applied ultimate fix. I started the game and it was showing UL loading screen but not generations'. So I checked the launcher and found none of the expansions there. Nothing! Can't I play both at the same time? Am I missing something? Sorry for poor english.

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Re: Expansion packs not showing in launcher!

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Fri 03 Feb 2017, 19:34

Hello,


Welcome to the forum.
Yes, you can and should be able to play all of the expansions at once, that's how the game was designed. You will, however, only see the loadingscreen for the newest expansionpack you've installed. University Life in your case.


If you see the UL loadingscreen, the icon should also be lit up in the launcher, but you can also check for the appearance of your Generations content by, for example, checking out the buy-mode catalog or the "lessons".

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Re: Expansion packs not showing in launcher!

Post by daemon1111 on Sun 05 Feb 2017, 10:41

Oh now I get it. Silly me.

Another noob question- now that the game is patched, can I uninstall the expansions and play the base game only with the patch?

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Re: Expansion packs not showing in launcher!

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 05 Feb 2017, 10:51

Hello,


Unfortunately, you can't. You will need at least 1 EP or SP (Generations or newer) to work the crack.

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Re: Expansion packs not showing in launcher!

Post by Tarac on Sun 05 Feb 2017, 11:34

When you installed with a crack, no you can't.
When you installed with separate iso's and did not place a crack, you can update to version 1.69 and then you can de-activate expansions you don't want.

To check what has been installed:
1. rightclick on the shortcut on your desktop
2. Select something like Open Location
3. Click on Sims3Launcher

When in the Launcher you'll see something like this



If any of the icons is vague, you miss that item (not installed)
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Re: Expansion packs not showing in launcher!

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sun 05 Feb 2017, 18:46

@daemon1111 wrote:Oh now I get it. Silly me.

Another noob question- now that the game is patched, can I uninstall the expansions and play the base game only with the patch?


Unless you are running out of filespace (and you desperately need the space), or your computer is too weak, I would suggest keeping both expansions.  Carlos is tha man  Very Happy

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