CAW error - "The Sims 3 Game Data was not found" - *SOLVED*
Hey guys! This is pretty embarrassing as I feel like one of those "OMGZZZ MY SXC CLOZEZ WONT SHOW UPP!!!11!" people, but this keeps happening to me - everytime I go to open CAW I get this really annoying error:
It is really driving me crazy as I was making progress on a world. I will try to give you any info you need to help me.
Are your TS3 games installed to the normal place, or somewhere else? I can't check this as my gaming machine is in another country, but is there an options file of some sort in the Documents/CAW folder that you could edit manually to fix the install path?
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Hi guys. So, right now, my game is getting the "There was an error during startup - please check the log for details" error on the launcher after I update my base game - even when I tried to installed LN. I really don't know what to do. CAW is STILL getting the "No sims 3 game data found" error, and I'm stuck with a version 1.0 Base game, no CC, no anything. ;_;
I don't know why this is happening, and I know I'm horribly pathetic to get so overworked and upset about a game and all, but guuh, when I can't fix something it sticks in my brain all day.
So, just to clarify - My main error right now is the "There was an error during startup - please check the log for details" error. Sorry if I'm being a handful, I am just scared I'll lose all the stuff I've been working on for months.
Now I would suggest to uninstall CAW, redownload it so that you have the latest version, and then reinstall it. I've found that the program can be temperamental when the game is patched, and reinstalling after patching will ensure it all works.
Check that CAW runs with the Documents/ Electronic Arts/ The Sims 3 CreateAWorld folder deleted before copying your files back.
Hey! Well, I got rid of the launcher error by downloading RevoInstall and getting rid of all traces of HELS and TS3 off my computer, reinstalled only the base game and successfully patched up my game to 1.18.9 (yay) but I'm still getting the CAW error.
I'll try downloading it again. But at least The Sims 3 is working and is patched up.
Alan_Gast, are you on XP? If so then just use the default install locations- install the game and CAW to Program Files/ Electronic Arts.
I'm not sure why you're getting that last error if you have redownlaoded CAW, it suggests that your gameversions do not match. Could you post your gameversions for us to see, for basegame and each EP/ SP? Here are instructions: http://db.modthesims.info/wiki.php?...ind_Gameversion
Hey! Well, I finally got late night to install without effing up the launcher, and updated to current version. Heres the Game Versions: (I have only base game and LN installed on my system. And yes, I'm using XP)
GameVersion = 1.18.9.009002
GameVersion = 6.1.11.009001
Thanks for bearing with me.
Also, how large is the CAW file? (if you have it installed) Strangely for me, when its downloading in google chrome it shows for eg. 25mb/157mb, but when I do the "check in folder" option it shows up as 156mb!
OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD! I got it working! Woooh! Sorry for being so silly, but hells yeah!
This is probably very bad, but I cut>pasted all caw files from its programmefiles folder into the TS3 programmefiles folder, updated all my games and viola!
A very sincere thank you for all your help, Simsample, and to Whiterider. It'd be good if you didn't delete this thread as I'm sure my fellow noobs who can't figure out computers would appreciate it sometimes.