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The Sims Livin' large Expansion Pack doesn't work.

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I already installed The Sims and the expansion pack.  But, when i play the game, it only increase very few thing.  Not like what i saw at the cover of the CD.

Anyone know why?
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It increases a few things but not to everything on the cover, of course. That is just artwork. I presume that if you expand with the other expansion pack, you will get even more....or different ones. I haven't tried expanding with both Livin' Large and House Party at the same time IF you can.  I just have Livin' Large.

I find that the "demo" itself at the beginning of the original game has MANY things that you cannot have in the game. I presume if you have the expansion packs, you would have all of them.

I have learned to not assume that what you see is what you get when you buy a game. The "screenshots" are often movie clips that come with the game and have little to do with the game itself.  

Sorry if it's not the answer you want but no one can explain Maxis' behavior but Maxis. You might contact them with this complaint (if it's a complaint).

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by:yongyih
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My problem is when i buy something (e.g the red bed, new chair..), i can saw them in the menu and i can buy it and arrange it properly in my house.

When i click the "Live Mode", most of the thing come from expansion pack (red bed and chair) are disappear.

Any idea?  I tried to download files from maxis to solve this problem. But still the same.

I read some web page, it said reinstall everything (the sims) and remove all register related to "The Sims" can solve this problem.. But, cannot solve mine. :(

Anyone who know, please help me. Thanks.
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by:zwox
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yongyih,

hmmm tough one, did you install both the sims and the expansion pack to the default directory?  If not try it!

Another thing, are you using a saved game from before you bought the expansion pack and trying to put new items on to an old house, because that might not work?

Other than that I can't think of anything else that could go wrong - hope this helps!
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by:yongyih
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I try to install in default directory and other directory.  But still the same. :(

Besides, using old house (saved file) or new house also the same.  Some items will disappear for first few times i buy it..Sometimes it will not disappear, then i buy more than one and use it already.

Really no idea how to solve this problem.  The sims web site said the problem is because of patch file in expansion pack.. But, when you install expansion pack, it will install patch file for you..

Anyway, thanks for your help. :)

Do you play The Sims house party?  If compare with livin' large, which one is better?  :D
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by:robdowner
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You are using the Expantion Pack CD when you play the game yeah? Sorry if im insulting you there but that could be the problem. Also you cantr remove the CD. As for some of the items in the demo's and videos what exactly were you refering to?
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Rob Downer
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Just one more thing, You did install the original sims game THEN the expansion packs (in order of relaease). The maxis website has a variety of solutions to avoid your symptoms.
Thanx,

Robdowner
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by:slhj
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I think u have a copied version of the sims. ( maybe the expansion ). I used to have a copied version of the sims when i tried to install the livin' large it only features items that are downloaded from the sims website. But when i bought the original version, the expansion installed a whole new lot of items ( as the game said, over 150+ items are included with addition lots, 5 career tracks and new windows, doors, etc...)
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