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As of base game update 1.22.9 or later, players no longer need to update their expansions and stuff packs. All updates will now be applied only to the base game. This should make the patching process easier and prevent base game incompatibility errors. Also note that separate game updates for expansions and stuff packs are no longer being released, since these are now incorporated into the base game update. More information on the latest patch notes can be found at the following page:
The manual patch listed here is for PConly, specifically the DVD disc version or EADM/Origin digital download version.
Cumulative Base Game 1.63.5 Super Patcher for The Sims 3
For those who are unable to patch the base game to version 1.63.5 either via Origin or via the use of manual incremental patches, here is the official EA download link for the base game standalone cumulative Super Patcher:
IMPORTANT: The Super Patcher is designed to work with the base game of any version number and any game region. After applying the cumulative patch your base game will be brought to version 1.63.5. To verify the base game version number, run the launcher and then hover the mouse pointer over the base game icon located in the bottom left corner of the launcher window.
Note that the standalone cumulative patch is self executable, meaning you can simply download it to your Windows desktop or elsewhere and run the setup installer directly. Other than ensuring that the game and launcher are not running, no further setup is required.
If you should receive a popup error message when running the setup installer, it may look something like the following:
This error message signifies that the setup installer has been corrupted somehow during the remote file transfer to your computer. This can happen if the download activity was interrupted or aborted. In either case, the standalone cumulative patch will need to be downloaded again. For best results it is advisable to reserve as much bandwidth as possible for downloading the file. If connecting to the internet via a wireless network, consider using an ethernet cable connection instead.
If you should receive a patch error message stating that the installed version of the game could not be determined, it is advised that you run the patcher as an administrator. You can do this by logging into Windows via an administrator account or by right-clicking on the patch installer and then selecting "Run as Administrator."
For those still having technical issues with game updates, please refer to the following link: