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Faenyx


Joined: 01/15/10 07:17 AM
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So I just installed sims 3, and was perusing the exchange, looking for items to add before I start playing.

Well some download, and some give me this message, along with a red circle that is crossed out.

"Installation failed. You must install the associated premium content before installing this style"

Ok well after some searching, I thought maybe it had to do with my firewall, so I turned that off. Still no dice. Then I saw I might have to download something from the store, that goes along with it? (make sense?). Well I got 1000 simpoints free with the game, so I bought this dress, and then when I tried to download an identical dress (just a different pattern) in the exchange, it still won't let me, and gives me that same error.

So what gives? How do I fix this?
I'm using win7 if that makes a difference.
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MistyIyed


Joined: 06/27/09 05:27 PM
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I had the same problem- make sure you buy the original item from the "store" - I did that and still had no luck downloading. I finally got it to work by going to this site through aol- for some reason I can download any store items that way- but if I just start the launcher from the game- nothing works. Hope this helps you. Good luck !
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Waddler


Joined: 04/27/10 09:48 PM
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Still not working
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Ninstroyer


Joined: 06/06/09 12:49 PM
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I'm having this problem as well. I bought store items and I can't download re-colors of that store item.

I keep getting the message:

"Installation failed you must install the associated premium content before installing this style."

I have the premium content installed already!!

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Sgizzle09


Joined: 06/02/09 06:30 PM
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That custom sim item is based off an item someone downloaded and purchased from the sims store, then made a custom version of it. So, to get the custom version you must buy the base item, then you can get the custom part of the download.

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Sgizzle09


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The answer to your question lies within the link below, provided by a sim guru:

https://easims.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/easims.cfg/php/enduser/std_
adp.php?p_faqid=22242

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LilZairaGrace


Joined: 05/29/09 02:37 PM
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MistyIyed wrote:I had the same problem- make sure you buy the original item from the "store" - I did that and still had no luck downloading. I finally got it to work by going to this site through aol- for some reason I can download any store items that way- but if I just start the launcher from the game- nothing works. Hope this helps you. Good luck !


You are using AOL search engine?


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Ninstroyer


Joined: 06/06/09 12:49 PM
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Sgizzle09 wrote:That custom sim item is based off an item someone downloaded and purchased from the sims store, then made a custom version of it. So, to get the custom version you must buy the base item, then you can get the custom part of the download.


I already know this. I bought and installed the premium content already! It's in my game. I'm using it. However, I cannot install re-colors of the item.

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