View Full Version : Clean Installer doesnt recognise.
1st Mar 2007, 07:26 PM
Hi, I have been trying to install cc with clean installer but it doesnt seem to be recognising the files.
There is a picture of the message I get when I try to install them.
Hope you can help
1st Mar 2007, 09:50 PM
Have you tried to have your game in another location?
Like C:\My documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads ?
I use this without problems. Maybe you should take a backup first and copy "My Documents" directly under C:, it can't do any harm.
1st Mar 2007, 10:13 PM
thats where my downloads and game are. I dont know of anywhere else they can go. :(
1st Mar 2007, 10:24 PM
Is it all the files, or just this one? Is it possible you have a corrupt download?
1st Mar 2007, 10:59 PM
It's all the files im afraid, I just tried them.
I dont know what else to do. Its only the Sims2Pack files that arent showing in the game at all.
2nd Mar 2007, 12:03 AM
Try right-clicking on any sims2pack file. Choose the Open With -> Choose Program... option. Then select Clean Installer from the list of programs. Let us know if you are able to open a sims2pack file this way.
2nd Mar 2007, 11:31 PM
thats what Ive been doing and thats what happens, sorry, I cant think of any other way to open them.
3rd Mar 2007, 03:04 AM
Have you tried installing them with the Maxis installer? What about just double clicking them? Will cleaninstaller open them then?
3rd Mar 2007, 03:37 PM
Whats the Maxis installer?
Everytime I double click on it, I get that message (see picture in first post).
3rd Mar 2007, 03:51 PM
The Maxis installer is the default installer. When you install the cleaninstaller, it replaces the Maxis installer. http://www.modthesims2.com/article.php?t=81610
You could also uninstall the cleaninstaller and download it again. It's possible something has gone wonky with the program. I assume it used to work before and then stopped working?
3rd Mar 2007, 06:00 PM
this is the first time I have used clean installer so I wouldnt know.
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2\CSBin\PackageInstaller.exe
I dont have a CSBin folder, could that be the problem?
3rd Mar 2007, 07:04 PM
Frankly, I would uninstall it and reinstall it. You may have gotten a corrupt download of the CI. That would be the first thing I would do. Let us know how you get on.
4th Mar 2007, 08:03 PM
Hi, that didnt work, Im still getting the same message.
Is there anything that I dont seem to be doing right?
Apart from uninstalling the downloads then reinstalling them (if I can remember where I got them lol) then trying again, should I just give up?
4th Mar 2007, 08:33 PM
Your downloads could be corrupt also. They might even be bad files. Did they all come from the same site? You downloaded and installed the .net framwork that is required to run this program, right?
ETA: You might try the CI forum...
I am also wondering why this file is in your downloads folder? Save to desktop ( or a folder on your desktop) when you download content.
5th Mar 2007, 12:14 AM
Is it supposed to be in my downloads folder?
I got the .net framework but that didnt help either, still getting "this is not a valid win32 application"
Most of the Sims2pack stuff I have is from here, I think, I did check and the majority seem to be, I remember downloading them.
12th Mar 2007, 08:28 PM
are you kidding me on?
that sucks. meh. I will try that and get back to you later, not going to do it today.
15th Mar 2007, 09:31 PM
Hi, re installing didnt work.
any other suggestions?
16th Mar 2007, 12:38 AM
Im having the exact same problem.
21st Mar 2007, 10:55 PM
Can anyone help me? at all?
its been nearly three weeks now. :(
22nd Mar 2007, 05:10 AM
The next thing to try is Simsample's instructions in this sticky: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=217787 I'm sorry it's taken so long figure out what's wrong but we'll keep at it :)
22nd Mar 2007, 11:58 PM
thanks, I know you are doing your best.
I'll try it and see what happens.
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