How to upgrade Sims 3?
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The Sims is one of the most popular computer games, especially among girls, and it remains so for many years. There are currently quite a few versions of this game, and most of them support regular updates that provide the game with new interesting options and features. Let's figure out how to upgrade Sims 3 (Sims 3).
Automatic installation of updates - the procedure is very simple. It is performed using Sims 3 Launcher - a special program built into The Sims 3, the role of which is just to download various materials and updates into the game.
Usually, the default launcher starts when you double-click on the game icon, but if this does not happen, you can start it manually, to do this, go to the game folder (Program Files \ Electronic Arts \ The Sims 3), then select Game \ Bin \ S3Launcher and double click on the launcher with the mouse.
In the launcher menu that opens, you will see the section "Updates", click on it, select "Update now". It is done! It remains only to wait until the launcher finishes his work and restart the game. Everything, you can enjoy the novelties!
Automatic installation is, of course, a very convenient and easy way to update the game, but the launcher does not always start (even from the game folder), and when launched, when requesting updates, it often gives all kinds of errors. When does this happen? When you play the pirated version of the game. Fortunately, even in this case, the updates are available to you, only you have to spend a little more time to download them.
Before you start updating, we recommend performing a back-up of your progress in the game, because once we work with a pirated version, you never know what to expect after the update. For back-up, copy the "Saves" folder (Program Files \ Electronic Arts \ The Sims 3 \ Saves) to a safe place.
First you need to download updates, you can do it, for example,. As a rule, all updates are stored in the Patches folder, but if you cannot find the folders with the same name in the downloaded files, that's okay, the main rule is to install all the files with the .exe extension.
So, you have found the .exe files, to start the installation you just need to double-click on them with the mouse. You can install updates one by one,Clicking on each left mouse button twice, or you can select all the .exe files, click the right mouse button and select the "Open" item in the drop-down menu. All! Wait until the installation is complete, and start playing.
When working with a pirated version of the game, bugs can not be avoided. In particular, for The Sims 3, the main issue of updates is "Update Error: Invalid File Found." What does it mean? And how to deal with it?
This error means that you have changed the original installation files (or rather, the one who created the pirated version of the game for you). What to do? When you download updates, along with the Patch folder, the Original folder should be loaded, it contains the original game files. You need to do the following:
- Open the Original folder, there you will see a bunch of folders with names like "X.X.X", where X is a one, two or three-digit number. This combination determines the version of the update. You need the folder whose name matches the version number to which you want to upgrade.
- Copy the necessary folder at Program Files \ Electronic Arts \ The Sims 3 \ Game \ Bin.
- Restart the installation, now everything goes smoothly!
Of course, automatic installation is much easier to manual, as we could see, but here you have to choose - to pay for the licensed version or “suffer the torment” with the pirated one.
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