Search instead for. Do you mean. Answer HQ English: The Sims: The Sims 3: Zombies Games Plants vs. Tapped Out The Simpsons: January - last edited January by Andromache Everytime I load the sims 3, it saus "disk authorization failure! Me too. Message 1 of 2 Views. Reply 0. Sims 3 Disc Authorization failure. Message 2 of 2 Views. New topic. Want more Sims? Check out our Sims forums for tutorials and all things Sims. View more. Having trouble connecting to your game? Try these steps first to clear up any problems you may have when connecting to an EA game.
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Troubleshoot and test your connection. Reset, update, or link your account information. View More on EA Help. Quit takes me back to the desktop and a message pops up saying the sims 3 had to close for unknown reasons. I un-installed and re-installed. Something weird happened the second time. It said it was damaged or corrupted. That has never happened before! I ended up just dragging the whole folder from Applications to trash.
A few days ago I thought I had got it to work. It updated the software with a patch and patched up the store content so I could use the store.
I downloaded some things and got stuff from exchange. I was able to play normally for hours and then when I went back on the dreaded message comes up and spoils my fun. Just to clarify I have all eleven episodes on disc, no stuff packs. Choosing only six or less to play is hard, I like playing eight out of eleven. You see my problem. So I reinstall and after the patching again, it worked last night.
But tonight for some reason it cannot find the disc again. This time I have no downloads or custom content installed. The disc is in the drive. I spent so much money of those discs. Going digital seems like a waste of money but if works then great. Happy me. Is origin connected to the old official sims 3 website? I thought Origin was for PC users only based on the info inside the booklet of every disc version.
Does it cater for Mac users too now? So long as you have all the product codes 2. Yes 3. If I was to write instructions for every single bit this article would be huge! Google is your friend for basic Mac housekeeping — https: What caches specifically and why do you need to? Yes 7. I might be confusing caches with cookies. Like it would harm your game or something. How much does it cost on Origin? Can I get it cheaper?
Is that possible? When I download the game will I get all of the hairstyles and clothes from the previous games as well on there? Plus the previous worlds? What happens if I want to change the order again? Can I get it back easily if I take it off? According to your other guides I would have to download the latest released game? Which is the future one for me. Does it matter? Sorry, I have moderate learning difficulties. To get my thoughts out the way which may be complicating the issue at hand.
These technical issues make my head hurt.
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Once registered the games will be available to download. It sounds like you need to uninstall Into the Future follow my guide to manually uninstalling an EP then download and install Origin, register your Into the Future product code in Origin, download and install Into the Future, then apply the digital patch. So I just updated my operating system on my IMac and I am getting the disk authorization failure when trying to play. So, I was planning to save my data on the Sims 3 folder and go online to origin to get the digital copies of my games so I can uninstall then reinstall.
Just to confirm, I have to get all of my games The Sims 3, expansion packs, and stuff packs onto Origin then only uninstall the latest EP and reinstall it using the digital copy without reinstalling the original game or any of the other ones? Doing this will make my game work again with all the previous saved games, cc, library files etc. My plan is to copy my Sims 3 file to save my game data then get the digital copy of my games then uninstall the most recent EP then reinstall it using the online version. So just to confirm, I will use to codes to get all of my games the original Sims 3 game, expansion packs, and stuff packs on Origin as digital copies.
Then, I will uninstall only the most recent of my expansion packs and reinstall using the online copy. Doing this will allow me to play the game as I did before with all the previous saved games, cc, library files etc. Last question, if there is a EP that is more recent than the ones I have installed currently could I download that EP to solve the disk authorization failure in place of getting the digital version? I will use to codes to get all of my games the original Sims 3 game, expansion packs, and stuff packs on Origin as digital copies.
I recently updated my mac to El Capitan and am also having problems with my Sims 3 game and I have a quick question. The user data folder is not affected by uninstalling and installing an EP. Thank you for that! What should I do next? But with the current situation, should I just go ahead and uninstall the EP?
Will that from there allow me to download the digital copy in Origin? And do I also have to download all of my other expansion packs as well or just the latest one? Thank you! My University Life EP in my applications also has a question mark on top of the icon and when I click the base game launcher to play the game, it redirects me to play the next EP down which is the Seasons EP, but the University Life icon is gone from the bottom of the page. I still have the 1.
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There may be an issue with the current version of Origin and downloading not functioning properly. Patch your game up to 1. Sorry for asking so many questions, I just want to take as many precautions as possible. Just for clarification. Origin is not actually needed to play the game. Yes, you need the digital patch. I did! But if I go into my downloads it will make me go through the same process again. Oh goodness! Perhaps the disc is damaged.
You will need to cleanly uninstall it again - if you are switching from using disc to digital it is imperative that all old files are gone or the digital version may keep asking for a disc! As long as you register your game codes on Origin see the directions in my earlier post , you should be able to download your Sims 3 for free and hopefully your disc woes will be in the past. View in thread. Using the digital download versions of the game from Origin is certainly a way to avoid problems with the disc authorisation error. However you need to fully and cleanly uninstall the disc-requiring version of the game before you install from Origin, otherwise it may keep asking you for a disc.
See the more detailed instructions below. Once you have the game installed, consider playing in windowed mode, as you can then use "force quit" to get out of the game if it freezes. Also see the general Mac tips below, including purging RAM, as this can really help the game to run well on Mac.
These files may conflict with future installations. It is best to completely remove them. BluebellFlora's website provides a guide on how to do this: If you cannot update via the Launcher, download and apply the latest cumulative manual patch called the superpatch for Mac.
Check that your game works properly. Then install any EPs and SPs that you own, in order of release date. To download and install games through Origin Download and install the Origin client for Mac and make sure it is up-to-date. If you already have Origin on your Mac but are having problems with downloading or installing games, delete the client and download a new copy this sometimes fixes issues with downloading. The latest version can be downloaded from here: When downloading from Origin, do NOT use the first install icon. Move your cursor over the game cover and click on the information letter i and then click on the install button from there.
For some reason, downloads from Origin frequently become corrupted. Using the i reduces the chance of your download being corrupted. If you have already been unfortunate and have a corrupted download, then it is important to remove all traces of this before trying again, by doing a thorough, clean uninstallation first. Are you running anti-virus software or any clean-up applications? If so, disable these, as they might be deleting files that Origin needs.
A fast, stable internet connection will also help you. Tips for Mac simmers Unfortunately a lot of TS3 players encounter problems when playing the game on their Mac. These can include crashing and freezing. A lot of these issues can be avoided or at least improved by the following measures.
Firstly, manually reset your RAM while playing. See BluebellFlora's guide on how to do this: Close down other things that are running in the background. The memory used as seen in Activity Monitor is at about 3GB after the restart. At this point I reset the RAM. Then I hit play and get through the opening sequence. I then press cmd-return to put the game in windowed mode from time to time while playing and always before saving or using CAS.
That way I can keep an eye on the memory and reset RAM if necessary. Being in windowed mode also allows you to close the game using force quit if it freezes up - it's better to crash the game than your whole computer. Second tip is to save frequently. I save at least once per sim day. Make sure you are patched up to date. The 1.