I have tried checking all DVDs for scratches, uninstalling, reinstalling, running the repair function and even re-downloading "Into the Future" and "University Life" from the Origin Launcher.
Installing from DVD is terribly slow, and literally painful as I can't position the DVD drive in a place of easy access and moving to get to it is difficult due to my physical problems. I have 13 DVDs here..
It's putting me back in the bad old days of installing windows from stacks of floppy disks, only with a gazillion copy potection hurdles in the forms of codes to be typed (which again, i wish i had a text file of them to copy/paste, and wouldn't have to worry about if it was a direct download).
I wish I had created disk images originally and installed from there (assuming that wouldn't cause some copy protection issue), but I had no idea I'd need to at the time -EA had a great rep, and i had no problems with previous Sims games
- and again, it's gotten to the point where I just do not see the point in having the DVDs - a digital download is beginning to look more efficient, which, frankly, is bloody stupid.
When I talked to Tech support, after a 50 min wait in the queue, i was advised to leave it for 4 days and try again, have a nice day, which I was unimpressed by (I'm pretty sure the agent was looking forward to fobbing me off onto someone else). I did manage to get the supervisor who said they'd escalate it to the devs, but who can say if
- they did so
- the devs will care, especially as Sims 4 is shipping and so what if someone can't play Sims 3?
Is there supposed to be text at the bottom? This is a shot of the loading screen.
As you can see, the game has missing dialogue button text.
At least with traits I can work out what they should be by looking up the symbol on the internet