This page covers the install and uninstall process for The Sims 3. We'll show you the proper install order and what to do if you cannot get a Sims expansion or stuff pack cleanly removed from your system. The information on this page comes from our technical help board on the forum. My goal here is to combine information, giving you a helpful guide to visit when you need to reinstall your games. Installing each piece of this massive game in the proper order is recommended for a stable experience.
According to Electronic Arts, you no longer need to install The Sims 3 Expansions in a specific order. I would still recommend following the list below just to ensure everything works properly. While we are told it is no longer necessary, we have a game that has a lot of bugs and I personally will not deviate from this order.
All need to be put in anyway, so why not install in the order they were "Sims 3 late night online hookup" During the install process, you will be prompted to patch up between Expansion Packs, which is necessary. Go through the motions, and after the hefty install process is over you can again play The Sims 3! First you'll of course install The Sims 3 Base Game, then install: Installing Stuff Packs Installing Stuff Packs in any particular order has never been a big issue as they don't make huge modifications to the game as Expansion Packs do.
Installing Uninstalling Worlds: Worlds such as those found on the Sims 3 Exchange, and Barnacle Bay, can be installed at any time. They don't modify the gameplay, so they are also easily removed. However, if the uninstall does not go well, you can uninstall each of the games manually. Below are links to the EA Customer Support site that give specific instructions on how to manually uninstall the games.
You can search EA's support Site from any of the links above if you for some reason need to manually uninstall any of The Sims 3 Stuff Packs - many support articles on other topics Sims 3 late night online hookup also found there. If I found myself in a situation where I had to follow all these processes, I would probably just reinstall my computer's Operating System rather than go through all the steps you'll find in each of these. It would be much faster. Hopefully, you only need one instruction set.
Our Sims Forum is the place to go for faster answers to questions and discussions about the game.
Use the form below to share your own experiences and provide helpful tips to other readers. I've launched a Youtube Channel for The Sims. For now, only covering 4 but I know many people play both games and may be unaware I'm now producing videos for the series. Hopefully this is a long term thing! I'm now working on my site for The Sims 4.
Here are some of the Packs available: Our site has loads of information on Expansion Packs for Sims 3. You can learn about features, read strategy guides, and maybe even decide if they are right for you: Are you sure you want to report it? Sort Newest Oldest Likes. I bought Sims 3 and Sims 3 Pets yesterday.
I also have Generations and Seasons. I tried installing Sims 3 and Pets, and pets wouldn't work.
Do I actually have to have every expansion pack to play the game every if I don't want them all?? My friend installed TS3 Pets on her laptop awhile back, and she has the serial number in the box. Her laptop broke a while back with the game still installed. She said I can have the game back cause i miss it Sims 3 late night online hookup so if I have the game disc can I install it on my laptop or do you have to uninstall it first on hers?
I just bought a whole bunch of expansions, and I was wondering in what order I add the Hidden Springs expansion pack? Hidden Springs is a World and you don't need to install those in any particular order as far as I know. First do a factory reset from our technical help section, to see if you can avoid a reinstall. I know it's a lot of work sometimes but I would start over with a fresh install of Sims 3 if that happened to me.
Also, make sure in your Sims 3 launcher you are going into the Expansions tab and check marking those which you would like included in your game.
I just purchased the Sims 3 into the future and im installing it on Mac ive installed latenight,seasons,pets,generations and Island paradise which also had the same problem but i solved it but since the sims 3 back into the future is a new expansion nobody had left a message on google about how to install it, whenever i try installing it it says ''You must have the sims 3 installed' but i do!
When I installed the sims 3 base game, the first few times I played it the game kept deleting my saves. It works fine now I have played it millions of times since then and I have the sims 3 university life. I want to install it but I'm worried that it might delete my data like the base game did at first. Will it be ok to install? This board has so many conflicting messages. They fixed that issue with a patch a while back.
Should I install them in order, or can I just do it randomly. I'd just install them in the order they came to prevent any problems and give you less trouble than doing it randomly.
I'd be asking myself if I got Generations in yet if I did that one first, remembering 11 EPs and what ones have been done yet is annoying so a set list should make the process simpler. I see the next one up "should be University life and then Island Paradise. Either they were not out when you wrote this OR your missing a couple.
Can some one tell me before I mess it all up and have to reinstall Thank you Kindly. I have installed my sims 3 expansion packs up to generations, but I recently bought pets.
I have a mac computer, and Sims 3 late night online hookup was wondering if I have to uninstall my games in order up to where pets should go? How should i install them if i have all extensions? And one more question, for instance if i have: You uninstalled the whole program
Sims 3 late night online hookup you deleted the ICON from the desktop?
So I purchased the Sims 3 a few years back, played it on a different laptop but that laptop bit the dust. I now have a new computer, but whenever I try to install the game it all goes smooth right up until the very end.
It always gets snagged on one specific file, and no matter what I try it just won't go past that point. I'm not very adept with computers, and I was just wondering if there was any other way I could install the game, and understand how to do it? I recently installed supernatural and played it for a few days. Now I went to download late nite and it says that the supernatural disc is not found please try again in the launcher and the icon on the bottom is not lit up.
Did I mess up my sims 3 games? I have a Mac and I have island paridies I'm geting supernatural and pets can I just install them? Sims 3 late night online hookup have all the sims from base to in to the future expansions and stuff pack the hole lot but not all the items like funuture,hair,show in game. Hey guys, I'm really worried about installing the Generations expansion pack only because I've done it twice before and I get an error message when I try to open up Sims.
So what should I do, Should I go on and install the rest of them and then open up the game or what? Can u help me? Can my daughter use and run my Sims3 games if she only has the pets expansion? Or any particular person or admin I already have the base game, katy perry sweet treats, into the future, pets, supernatural, seasons, university life, and island paradise not in that order. I just got Late Night and would now like to install that, but it continues to freeze on twelve seconds remaining macintosh computer system.
Is there any way to fix this without reinstalling everything? My favorite, university life, was a gift from a friend and it got stolen: I installed sims 3 pets and now its saying i have to dowload sims 3 again?
Hi, I've been having many error 12 problems with my sim games so I thought I would reinstall them all in order, every game up until Generations gives me a patch update but after that I don't get any, is this normal? I've heard the Generation game has bugs and I was wondering if this is why?
If anyone knows any advice it would be much appreciated!!! Hi there, I am about to install all of the above games in order, which will hopefully go fine, but I also have some game content packages, "store updates" Can I install these too? I have a windows 8 computer is sims 3 compatible with windows 8?
How do I make a program Sims 3 late night online hookup run so I can run supernatural? I got it today and have been trying for 2 hours to get it on. Sorry to bother you about this thing. Sorry for my spelling, i'm from Europa Thanks. Just install them like normal. You will need to use your Island Paradise disc to play the game though. This is more a failure of my pc and my game play but since I have corrupted files felt it needed to be done.
For those of you having difficulties, the easiest way to uninstall is to use an unistaller. I personally use Revo, which is free, and has been recommended by the techies I talked to at EA. It does it all for you including getting rid of registry items. When you reinstall, update between each install if possible.