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The Sims 3 problem

Last response: in Video Games
August 15, 2013 8:34:56 AM

So I bought the Humble Origin Bundle and the only game I can't play is the Sims 3.

When I click it an error shows up "Simslauncher has stopped working. After some googling I found out many people have this problem. apperently you can get around this by directly launching the game with ts3.exe, this avoids using the launcher. But when I click it (run as administrator) I get a error: C:\windows\system32\d3dx9_31.dll contains an error (or isn't suited for windows or something like that).

I have had dll errors before and was able to fix them by reinstalling directx or by extracting the dll file from a freshly downloaded directx package and manually putting it in system32. But those things haven't worked for me this time.

Things I already have tried:

-Rebooting the computer

-Reinstalling Sims 3

-Reinstalling directx (also after downloading latest version)

-Manually restoring the dll from the latest directx package

-Updating my gpu drivers

-Reinstalling origin

I don't know what to do else :(  I really don't want to reinstall windows 7.

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August 15, 2013 6:02:59 PM

the newest directx doesn't have that file with it. doing a search on the internet shows you solutions.
August 17, 2013 3:30:02 AM

nvm it works thanks!