Sims 3 64-bit error – Base game is incompatible with the current Sims 3 expansion pack

If you’re getting this error:

Go into your Sims 3 user data folder (Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 3) and delete the Version.tag file. This affects users loading data from the original 32-bit game folder which was patch level 1.67. The 64-bit Metal version is 1.70. Trashing this file removes the mismatch which confuses the game.

11 thoughts on “Sims 3 64-bit error – Base game is incompatible with the current Sims 3 expansion pack

  1. No way. I can download the Simms 3 from Origin but I can’t install it (error 327682:0. Is anything I can do?
    Thanks Bluebellflora

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  2. same here, old version is uninstalled, new 64 installed, and i receive this error:

    Unable to start game
    Your The Sims 3 Base Game is incompatible with the current Sims 3 Expansion Pack. Please update your game via the game launcher.

    please help! 😦

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    1. sorry, answer was on the top: Go into your Sims 3 user data folder (Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 3) and delete the Version.tag file. This affects users loading data from the original 32-bit game folder which was patch level 1.67. The 64-bit Metal version is 1.70. Trashing this file removes the mismatch which confuses the game.
      IT WORKS 🙂

      HOWEVER the buying and building mode are fucked up. everything you buy disappears after a sec, building is more tricky – it stays until you want to buy something, after buying it goes back to default. anyone experienced same situation?

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  3. I just installed the 64-bit Metal version, and am getting the same error. I cannot find the Version.tag file for some reason. Does anyone else have any pointers?

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      1. I figured out the solution. I could not find the file version.tag by searching for it, nor could i find the electronic arts file. I had to go to my finder, go to my documents, then scroll down to 2014. Under here, i found my electronic arts file, and under that file was the version.tag.

        I could not search for it at all. No matter what I typed in it would not show up. I hope this helps!

        Delete the version.tag file and right away the game will work.

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    1. I figured out the solution. I could not find the file version.tag by searching for it, nor could i find the electronic arts file. I had to go to my finder, go to my documents, then scroll down to 2014. Under here, i found my electronic arts file, and under that file was the version.tag.

      I could not search for it at all. No matter what I typed in it would not show up. I hope this helps!

      Delete the version.tag file and right away the game will work.

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    2. I figured out the solution. I could not find the file version.tag by searching for it, nor could i find the electronic arts file. I had to go to my finder, go to my documents, then scroll down to 2014. Under here, i found my electronic arts file, and under that file was the version.tag.

      I could not search for it at all. No matter what I typed in it would not show up. I hope this helps!

      Delete the version.tag file and right away the game will work.

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