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Windows 7: Sims 3 trouble Installing...please help!!!

29 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Sims 3 trouble Installing...please help!!!

I've been using windows vista before and had played the sims 3 on it. It was fine until I'm now using windows 7 on Acer Aspire 4925 aged 1 and a half year. I tried to installed the game again but it pop out an Error box saying 'Error 1310. Error writing to file..bla..bla please verify that you have access to that directory'. SO i just push the button saying 'ignore', it started installing as usual, and I follow all the instruction. When I finally launch it it pop out again an error box saying 'could not locate [..\..\GameData][AssetsBuiltDir]
I had already tried:-
- re-installed (many times!)
- update the DirectX
- tried the Run...unreg thing...(for the Error 1310..)
- scanning the problem
- copying files manually..hehe
- installed in different files @ places

I notice it wont copy some of the files in Game Date...the custom music thing...I guess. Please help, I think it have anything to do woth my laptop and I really miss that game. Any reasonable suggestion will pleased me so much~

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29 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

It was not resigned to run in Windows 7.
If you have the game installed, right click the icon for the game and select "Properties" then go to "Compatibility."
Then check the box that has "Run this program in compatibility mode for" and select Windows Vista or Windows XP SP3 and it should run without problems.
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31 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thank you, I had tried for that but still have the same prob. It still have some file that it wont copy into my computer. anymore ideas that help? or mayb where i can buy another sims 3 games online?
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31 May 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hello Kiera90 go to Windows Compatibility Center, type in your software's name and check to see if it will run on Windows 7 or if there are advices for it.

Also follow this tutorial Use System File Checker.
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31 May 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You need the Windows 7 Updates first.

You can install the updates from here:
TheSims2.com - Updates
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31 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

thanks guys, i'll try that. 'Theog' can i use that update, I have sims 3 not sims 2, will it work the same way?
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31 May 2011   #7

 
 

Hi, welcome to the forum

You may want to try right-clicking the setup file and selecting Run as Administrator. If you're getting read/write verification errors then it could be a permissions problem. Running as the hidden admin should solve this.
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31 May 2011   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kiera90 View Post
thanks guys, i'll try that. 'Theog' can i use that update, I have sims 3 not sims 2, will it work the same way?
Answer
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13 Sep 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
Error 1310 while install THE SIMS 3

I've been using windows XP to play the sims 3 before. After that,i reformat my pc to win 7. So i install The sims 3 again but occur an error,that is 'Error 1310. Error writing to file ---------,please verify that you have access to that directory'. So i press 'ignore', it started installing and finish.After that, I click Run Me !st!!PLEASE!!After that,i launch the game,bt an error state that 'could not locate [..\..\GameData][AssetsBuiltDir]

I tired to reinstall many time,tired Re-register Windows Installer,copying the files from the DVD,install at diffrent place,like Pendrive,2 different hard disk.Bt the problem still there...I realy hav no idea about how to fix the problem.Can help me?
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13 Sep 2011   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Check on the Sim 3 website for updates.
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