my launcher will not work either. my game runs fine but i cannot download any of my purchased content or any patches because my launcher will not work. a window pops up that says it has stopped working and must close. if u do or already have fixed this problem, please explain to me how to fix mine please...
I am also having this problem, what the heck is it with this game? Its been trouble from the beginning, if its not one thing its another, I run my own sims 3 site and feel like such a fraud because I cannot even play the game...I need an answer to this so Guru's come on please and help....
Put it this way, i was about to spend my hard earned cash on simpoints for all the new stuff, whats the point now? I can see why EA are annoyed they are not making money, nobody can play the game so why spend money on it, I was so looking forwardto getting High end Loft too, but looks like another loss EA will have made...
Joined: 06/04/09 01:13 PM
Location:The Land of OZ
When I click on the launcher it says it's sorry and needs to close.
To get around this and still use the launcher I go to add/remove programs and delete the EA download manager. Then my launcher works fine. When you click the launcher it wants you to install the download manager and I just ignore until I want to download something and then I reinstall it. But it will happen again, maybe the next click or maybe 20 clicks.
This is by NO means a fix it is a work around. EA needs to address this issue with a complete fix.
Joined: 06/20/09 05:52 AM
It all started when while playing my game it suddenly crashed. Straight to the desktop. No message or anything. It would happen at random times. Either I would just get into a game, while it's loading a game, or before I even got to choose a file to play, it would just crash to the desktop. No other PC game I own is doing this. And now I can't even get into the launcher. I just get "sims3launcher has encountered a problem and needs to close". Help please.
Joined: 10/18/09 10:00 PM
Location:White Plains, NY
This will sound nuts but here's how I reliably get my launcher to open (and function).
Pick 1 pattern from the exchange that you like (a pattern because it's tiny and probably the safest thing you can download). Choose "add to game". For whatever reason, usually the launcher will open and work.
I could sit all day opening the launcher through other means and it will keep timing out, not list my installed content, give me all sorts of problems. Do the pattern method, it opens and works on the first try. *Shrug*