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Written by Paperpin Monday, 17 October 2011 16:59
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Before installing this patch:

Step 0: check if your EADM version is the latest (actually 7.2). If not, please update it by using the auto-update or download the latest version HERE


Step 1: Disable Custom Content

Custom Content is all Sims content that did not come from an official The Sims 3 Update, The Sims 3 Store, Expansion Pack, or Stuff Pack. Custom Content is created by 3rd Party Developers that are not regulated by Electronic Arts or The Sims 3 Development Team and may not work with new updates. Custom Content may cause the game to behave unexpectedly or not function entirely.

To disable your custom content, undo whatever you did to install this content to get your game back into an unmodified state. If you placed it in a Sims 3 directory folder, move it to a new folder that is outside your Sims 3 file directory. Your Sims 3 file directory can be found using the paths listed below:

Windows File Directory: C:Documents and SettingsUSERMy DocumentsElectronic ArtsThe Sims 3

Mac File Directory: User/Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims/

Once you have installed the official update you may re-enable your custom content. If you experience problems, disable it again until the 3rd party developer updates their content to work with the official Update, Expansion Pack, or Stuff Pack.

Step 2: Back Up your Save Files

It’s always a good precaution to back up your save files before installing an Expansion Pack, Update, or Stuff Pack. To do this, copy the “.sims3” folders found in the Saves folder onto your desktop or another file directory.

Your Sims 3 Saves folder can be found using the paths listed below:

Windows File Directory: C:Documents and SettingsUSERMy DocumentsElectronic ArtsThe Sims 3Saves

Mac File Directory: User/Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims/Saves

After the Update is installed, run the game to verify your saves still function correctly.

Step 3: Let the Update Complete Entirely

Updates can sometimes be rather large and may take a while to download and install completely. Cancelling the update before it has completed may cause unexpected problems, so it is always best to let it finish entirely. Do not close the Launcher until you have confirmed the update is completely installed, as this will cancel the update.

Known issues:

If you get some errors while upgrade your game, and after them you get an empty lancher with a game version 0.0.0.0, it is highly recommended to follow these steps.

  • Uninstall EA Download Manager/Origin
  • Reboot your machine
  • Obtain the latest available version here
  • Open Origin to ensure that the Download Manager is fully up to date
  • Open The Sims 3 Launcher

At this point the Launcher should prompt you that there is another available update and all products will be properly in sync. If this doesn't work, we suggest you to use this tool: The Sims 3 Patch Downloader (perhaps an updated version if you used it in the past).

Direct links to patches:

Check your region from your launcher: the latest digit of the version code is the region. You need to move the mouse over the base game icon and consider this version. You need to download the right region related patch or it doesn't work.

From version 1.24.3 to 1.26.89

Region 1 http://akamai.cdn.ea.com/eadownloads/u/f/sims/sims3/patches/Sims3_1.26.89.013001_from_1.24.3.012001.exe

Region 2
http://akamai.cdn.ea.com/eadownloads/u/f/sims/sims3/patches/Sims3_1.26.89.013002_from_1.24.3.012002.exe

Region 3
http://akamai.cdn.ea.com/eadownloads/u/f/sims/sims3/patches/Sims3_1.26.89.013003_from_1.24.3.012003.exe

Region 5
http://akamai.cdn.ea.com/eadownloads/u/f/sims/sims3/patches/Sims3_1.26.89.013005_from_1.24.3.012005.exe

Region 7 http://akamai.cdn.ea.com/eadownloads/u/f/sims/sims3/patches/Sims3_1.26.89.013017_from_1.24.3.012017.exe

From version 1.23.65 to 1.26.89

Region 1
http://akamai.cdn.ea.com/eadownloads/u/f/sims/sims3/patches/Sims3_1.26.89.013001_from_1.23.65.012001.exe

Region 2
http://akamai.cdn.ea.com/eadownloads/u/f/sims/sims3/patches/Sims3_1.26.89.013002_from_1.23.65.012002.exe

Region 3
http://akamai.cdn.ea.com/eadownloads/u/f/sims/sims3/patches/Sims3_1.26.89.013003_from_1.23.65.012003.exe

Region 5
http://akamai.cdn.ea.com/eadownloads/u/f/sims/sims3/patches/Sims3_1.26.89.013005_from_1.23.65.012005.exe

Region 7
http://akamai.cdn.ea.com/eadownloads/u/f/sims/sims3/patches/Sims3_1.26.89.013007_from_1.23.65.012007.exe 

Global update to version 1.26.89 (works for any region)

http://akamai.cdn.ea.com/eadownloads/u/f/sims/sims3/patches/TS3_1.26.89.0130xx_update.exe


Last Updated on Friday, 18 November 2011 16:16