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 replies


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.
Apr 22, 2010 at 05:27 PM
ok well... I had the same prob I did what you said and delete the missingdeps but nothing happened I cant find the book that can with the game so I cant uninsal and and rein?? is there anything else I can do?
well when I did egsactliy that it didn't work sooooo what else can I do ???
Overflowing with Gratitude
Jun 14, 2010 at 06:15 AM
You are amazingly awesome!!!! Seriously, I just LOVE you right now! I don't know how you figured it out, but you solved my problem. It worked perfectly! I can't tell you how many things I've done to try to get this game to work! Thank you so much!!!! ^_^