I just purchased SIMS 3 for my daughter. The sw installed fine, but when she tries to start the game, she gets this msg "Sims 3 launcher has stopped working". I checked system requirements and meet them all: Dell Inspiron 5305 w/210GB free space, OS-Windows Vista Home Premium, Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 @ 2.20Ghz, Video Card Intel GMA3100 w/287MB (128mb sys video mem/159mb shard sys mem).
Can anyone please tell me what I could possibly do to correct this. My daughter had been looking forward to this game....TOP of CHRISTMAS LIST!!!! Please help. Thank you in advance for any assistance.
The launcher seems to be a problem for lots of people. If you just want to play the game and aren't worried about custom content then go to C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin (default install path) and run TS3.exe. This runs the game without the launcher and should get you in without the need of the launcher. If this fails try right clicking your shortcut and click run as admin. If the problem still occurs and you can't play the game then try a re-install. If that also fails then it would appear to be a hardware problem I'm afraid.
Okay, mine did the same thing but I figured out what to do, RIGHT click the Icon on your computer, click open file location then when that comes up, go all the way down at the bottom of the list and click TS3 Application, and it will open and you can play the game, I still have not figured out how to open the launcher but I might sometime in the future...HOPE THIS HELPS!