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Mean, mean stride
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#1 Old 8th Oct 2011 at 2:22 AM Last edited by simsample : 8th Jun 2012 at 11:35 AM.
Default CAW and Sims 3 Version Mismatch Work-Around
This is a repost of the original thread by Kiritra , who has decided to delete all his/her posts and fire abusive PMs at staff members. All credit and thanks goes to Kiritra.

Please see this wiki article for the latest information for this process:
Game Help Talk:Patch Tablewiki
Please post any questions or problems with this process in this thread. Thank you!




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#2 Old 15th Oct 2011 at 2:22 AM
Thanks for reposting, Simsample. Stuff happens, but it's still unfortunate.

Do you think they are going to update for Pets or will they wait until a patch for Pets is made?

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#3 Old 15th Oct 2011 at 9:47 AM
I am fully expecting that they will release an update of CAW for Pets, so if you install Pets be sure to backup your CAW projects!

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#4 Old 17th Oct 2011 at 5:09 AM
Was posting on the old thread, but guess this is the new one. Just wanted to say THANK YOU!!! Finally got Generations, followed the steps, and it WORKS!!! YAY! *doing virtual cartwheels* SO happy. Thanks, Kinitra, and SimSample, for posting these tips. Know where I will look if we have the same issue after pets! Did I mention you all ROCK?
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#5 Old 17th Oct 2011 at 11:48 AM
Thank you!
Did the trick
Test Subject
#6 Old 24th Oct 2011 at 7:49 AM
Default CAW Update
I haven't used CAW since I began with the Sims 3, but decided to start tonight. Upon looking at the version when I opened CAW I was a bit concerned that it might not be the right one for Pets, so I started looking around, and was lead to this thread. When I opened both of my default ini files they said "CompatVersion = 13
WorldBuilderCompatibilityVersion = 10". I'm assuming this means that CAW has already been updated for Pets, as I have it installed, and everything matches up.
Now I get to figure out how to use CAW, and eventually I might learn to make some CC of my own. I've been playing the Sims since the beginning, and using lots of custom stuff all along, but am anxious to learn how to do some of this stuff on my own.
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#7 Old 26th Oct 2011 at 9:55 PM
horsinround1974, yes- CAW was updated for Pets pretty quickly. It even seemed to work for those without Pets (basegame 1.26) so hopefully you won't have any problems!

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#8 Old 27th Oct 2011 at 12:04 AM
i had to change them again after the patch......
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#9 Old 30th Oct 2011 at 9:29 AM Last edited by pillowsforpresident : 30th Oct 2011 at 10:34 AM.
Help?
I still get the error message, even though in the default.ini the last two lines are now matching

is it something i'm doing wrong?

Edit: Nevermind, i just uninstalled my stuffpack and updated my base game, it works fine now!
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#10 Old 6th Nov 2011 at 3:32 AM
Is 1.11.12 still current? I have pets now so I want to make sure I am up to date.

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#11 Old 6th Nov 2011 at 10:34 AM
MintyZoi, I updated the first post- the current version is 1.13.3, the link is the same though (as EA always upload the current file to the same location).

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#12 Old 20th Nov 2011 at 12:36 PM
I have all the EP's but none off the SP's so wich version should i use?
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#13 Old 20th Nov 2011 at 1:01 PM
Shelley, if you have Pets then you should use the latest version of CAW, which you can download here:
http://llnw.thesims3.com/content/gl...w/worldtool.exe

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#14 Old 21st Nov 2011 at 6:50 PM
It's still not working i have no clue of what i'm doing wrong please help me
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#15 Old 23rd Nov 2011 at 3:22 PM
What game version is your game? I need to know the version of all EPs and basegame.
http://simswiki.info/wiki.php?title...ind_Gameversion

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#16 Old 23rd Nov 2011 at 5:13 PM
GameVersion Basegame = 1.26.89.013002,
GameVersion Ambitions = 4.0.87.006001
GameVersion Pets = 10.0.96.013001
GameVersion Generations = 8.0.152.011001
GameVersion Late Night = 6.0.81.009001
GameVersion World Adventures = 2.0.86.002002

Thanks for helping me!
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#17 Old 23rd Nov 2011 at 7:01 PM Last edited by simsample : 23rd Nov 2011 at 7:29 PM. Reason: Corrected mistake! Sorry Shelly.
World Adventures, Ambitions and Late Night are unpatched. This doesn't matter for normal gameplay, but some people have experienced problems with CAW and unpatched games, so it's worth patching those to try.

http://simswiki.info/wiki.php?title...elp:Patch_Table
http://simswiki.info/wiki.php?title...wnload/Archived

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#18 Old 23rd Nov 2011 at 7:25 PM
Can't find the newest patch for generations
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#19 Old 23rd Nov 2011 at 7:29 PM
Sorry, I mistyped- I meant Ambitions. Generations doesn't need patching.

So to clarify, you need Ambitions patched to 4.10, Late Night patched to 6.5, and World Adventures patched to 2.17, as on the patch table I linked.

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#20 Old 23rd Nov 2011 at 7:42 PM
It still not working i reinstalled but still no luck
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#21 Old 25th Nov 2011 at 7:47 PM
So what are your game versions now? And what is the gameversion of your CAW?

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#22 Old 2nd Dec 2011 at 12:34 PM
Hi.
I'm reporting a prob with my CAW: after I've played in-game it doesn't load the .world file anymore. It does load a bkp file with the same name.
I own no CC at all, and my games patches are the following:

- Base Game 1.26.89
- Ambitions 4.10.1
- Pets 10.0.96
- CAW 1.13.3

(.ini files also checked, were already compatible)
I've cleared all caches files, no results.....

Is there any solutions I haven't read yet?
Thank you so much!
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#23 Old 2nd Dec 2011 at 1:44 PM
Try reinstalling CAW, as it helped for this person:
http://www.the-isz.com/nraas/index....-w-major-issue/

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#24 Old 2nd Dec 2011 at 2:16 PM
yep, that's what I've done right now, downloading it from the link you gave above.
what i hadn't tried before was loading a small world, which works. but than, again, a bigger world makes it crash....
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#25 Old 2nd Dec 2011 at 3:09 PM
All large worlds make it crash? What are your system specs? A lot of people with lower end computers have been having crashing with CAW since Pets, it seems that the system requirements have increased significantly.

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