sims 3 not working on vista

June 27, 2009 at 10:49:59
Specs: Windows Vista
i've got windows vista and it meets all the requirments for the sims 3 but when i put in the CD my comp seems to try and load the installer but nothing happens and when i try to go onto my computer to select the game it just says computer not responding and i can't get it to work again unless i take out the CD or restart the computer, any help?

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#1
June 27, 2009 at 10:53:09
PS: its defiantly not the cd thats not working this is my second copy of the game and the same thing happend

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#2
June 28, 2009 at 13:35:07
Do you have any problems installing any other software/specifically GAMES, on your computer?

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#3
August 9, 2009 at 11:26:55
if you're running 64bit vista that's probably what's making that happen. the same thing was happening to me untill i downgraded to 32bit so i'm gona guess you might need to downgrade too.

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#4
August 9, 2009 at 13:16:00
thnx i'll give that a go

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#5
August 11, 2009 at 05:55:57
Do not downgrade your Vista!! I have Windows Vista 64 bit and I don't have any problems whatsoever with The Sims 3. That is NOT your problem. My game runs really smoothly. If you downgrade your Vista and you have more than 4MB of ram on your system it won't work properly. 32bit OS's have a 4MB limit. Windows Vista 64 bit is always necessary if you have more than 4 MB of ram. Check www.thesims3.com as numerous people have had difficult with this game including installations and running of it.

Do you have a DVD Rom? If you're just using a CD Rom the game won't work as the newer Sims games are now all on DVD's.


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#6
August 11, 2009 at 12:01:06
hmmm ok, i defiantly have a dvd rom but i'll keep looking 4 any tips on the sims 3 site, ty

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#7
August 12, 2009 at 01:25:42
A lot of people have problems with this game working, mainly the launcher. There are loads of threads there that have solved the problem for many. Firstly, make sure your anti-virus program is off. The Sims is notorious since Sims 1 for not installing properly with an anti-virus program running in the background.

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