Having same annoying issue, tried clearing the caches, uninstalling downloads, moving them back, etc. nothing so far.
I got a message for a store downloads update just now, so I installed that, now installing everything (AGAIN)
We shall see if that did anything- if not uninstalling whole game
My problem (I believe) was that I have way too many downloads and I was trying to install them all at once. I broke it down into chunks (about 300 items per round) and installed all my downloads by way of the installer.
Now to load my game and see if it worked...
to be continued...
sorry guys. this was my problem.. been playing for two days now and it is fixed for me-
i uninstalled all my cc, moved my downloads and packages to the desktop, opened the game and closed it
reinstalled all packages (at once)
took 300 simpacks at one time until all of my simpacks were installed
opened the game and played and so far everything is back to normal.
I'm having a similar problem. I, or rather my daughter, is on a Mac running 10.6
The expansion packs will not open at all or, will attempt to open a different exp pack and then say "no disc installed". Its quite frustrating and I'm really getting ****** off as I've spent a lot of money on all these Sims.
Can anyone help? My daughter has yet to play her Pets exp pack or her Master Suite.
I too am experiencing the same issue as the op. since patch 1.38 and the install of supernatural ep, my store content will not stay installed. Exchange content works fine however river view, the gothica library and all my registration gifts aren't staying installed.
I can install them fine, they say successful. Sometimes I get a failed: Please update. But the majority of the items get installed no issue.
Any word back on a fix?
Tried so far,...
Removed content, loaded game, restored content, reinstalled. Same issue.
Uninstalled and reinstalled sims3, restored content, reinstalled. Same problem.
Note* I use no mods or custom content outside of the store and union cove from Carl's sims3 website. Union cove is working fine.
Joined: 04/28/10 02:39 PM
Location:Under your bed with all your cookies
@Everybody: I would go into the Sims 3 folder and remove the Sims3LauncherLogFile, Sims3Logs file, AND all 4 of the Cache files (CASPart, Script, Compositor, SimCompositor) prior to opening the Launcher installing anything else. Put them on your Desktop or something. Then open the Launcher and try installing the sims3packs again. It's worth a shot.
And I have a question for everyone: After the Launcher 'says' it installed CC what is inside of your DCCache folder, and what is inside of your DCBackup folder?
(Documents/ Electronic Arts/ The Sims 3/ DCBackup)
(Documents/ Electronic Arts/ The Sims 3/ DCCache)
If you sort the files inside these 2 folders by Date Modified, does the date and time on the most recent files in the folders match your very latest attempt at installing the CC?
If so, then the Launcher is indeed installing, and an extra problem is making it overwrite its own data for some stupid reason.
If not, then the Launcher's frikkin busted and isn't working at ALL. But I would NOT recommend uninstalling and reinstalling the game! There's gotta be an easier solution.
This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 09/18/12 08:42 PM