SIMS 3 launcher stopped working

MS T Posts 3 Registration date Sunday December 27, 2009 Status Member Last seen December 28, 2009 - Updated on Dec 19, 2018 at 09:00 AM
 SaneSim - Mar 4, 2018 at 07:37 AM

I just purchased SIMS 3 for my daughter. The software installed fine, but when she tries to start the game, she gets this message on the screen: "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).

Please tell me what shall I do the start this game?

System Configuration: Windows Vista Internet Explorer 7.0

2 responses


Go to document\electronic arts\sims 3\dc cache and delete the missingdeps.idx.

SIMS 3 plays normal after that (with cc and downs).

Hope, it will work for you!
It really works thank you very much!
I can't get the Sims 3 launcher to work either. It just disappears a few seconds after it opens. But, I can't locate the missingdeps.idx file in my documents.