The Sims(TM) 3

The Sims(TM) 3

mcbarker69 Jan 9, 2013 @ 10:59am
No "Updates" tab in my Launcher
I seem to be missing something when trying to update this game with the latest patch. I've uninstalled all of my CC (including Riverview), and the game is now as it was when I first bought it (from Steam). There are also several add-ons installed. The latest patch posts here, and on EA, instructs to click on the "Updates" tab in my launcher, but there is NO updates tab anywhere in the launcher, or the screen following the launcher if I try going to the next game load level. Don't know if it makes a differrence, but I bought the Sims3/Showtime version of the game which was on sale in December, and the key has also been registered at Origin. Anyone else have this problem, and if so, did you find a solution?
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mcbarker69 Jan 9, 2013 @ 12:00pm 
Never mind. Apparently, the game updated automatically in the background.
Geoffrey Jan 11, 2013 @ 10:21am 
Is there anyway to force Steam to check for an update? The game updated on my laptop, but not on my desktop - can't download or use anything from the Exchange now.
Sandor Jan 11, 2013 @ 3:47pm 
How did you register you cd key at EA/Origin? Keeps telling me my Steam key is invalid.Do i need to download Origin to play this game?
mcbarker69 Jan 11, 2013 @ 7:42pm 
You need to go here first to either create an account, or login if you already have one.

Then go to

and register the base game, using the serial number from your Steam account, which should give you free Simpoints, and access to a free downloadable town (Riverview) and a Prius car, then register each expansion pack (which come with their own free DLC content).
Last edited by mcbarker69; Jan 11, 2013 @ 7:45pm
Magnolia Jun 19, 2013 @ 2:56pm 
This is happening with me, but my game won't even install the 1.55 update. It's driving me crazy because the sims creation screen is what calms me down when I'm upset (reason #1 why I wanted to play this game). It's not working and this is like my 5th time trying. I even tried to manually install the patch. I did register my game.
meggzizebra Jun 19, 2013 @ 6:33pm 
This is happening to me too! ):
KillerKittie Jun 19, 2013 @ 11:04pm 
Happening to me also. >.<
Chronic_Bandito Jun 19, 2013 @ 11:07pm 
yup i cant log on either there is no update tab and i cant get in
o_O Jun 20, 2013 @ 2:40am 
we cant log in because EA still didnt made the fraking patch for the Steam users...yes we are treated like second class gamers...sad really.
jasmin2guam Jun 20, 2013 @ 8:48am 
D: Well, it makes me feel at least a little bit better that I'm not the only one with this problem.
C'mon EA....we Steam users would appreciate it if you made the patch available to us. >_>"
Littlepip411 Jun 20, 2013 @ 3:52pm 
Graham Nardone (Producer of Island Paradise) Tweeted that he dosn't have an exact date, but the update should be on Steam soon
Slab Bulkhead Jun 20, 2013 @ 6:19pm 
Googled and found the same tweet. ^

There must be some kind of technical issue or something. The patches have always been same day before. At least, that's me being optimistic.
Jeri Jun 20, 2013 @ 6:21pm 
Sounds like there was a compatibility issue EA had to fix.
makennachand1111 Jun 21, 2013 @ 9:41am 
I was in the middle of sending my sims to university then it lost them. and I cant find anyone to move in it wont even let me change my acctive house hold. HELP!!!!
Littlepip411 Jun 21, 2013 @ 7:34pm 
The Update is here!!!!!
Thank the lord!
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Date Posted: Jan 9, 2013 @ 10:59am
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