Hey awesome CAW creators, I need some help!
This is a longstanding issue for me, not being able to open Edit In Game. I can export worlds and load them, but this does not allow me to build a world with lots and sims added. I do all the necessary steps that I know to correctly export a world, doing routing etc. When I click Edit in Game, it swiftly opens up the Launcher, and it stays there. It is definitely not a matter of waiting around. I can leave it for hours and hours and nothing happens. I test it out with the simplest world possible and still nothing happens.
I have searched these threads and MTS for solutions and followed all that seemed reasonable, to no avail. Over at MTS there are several others posting the same issue. This problem seems like it is often due to a version mismatch, and maybe that is true for some, but I have all EPs. I just did a clean reinstall from base game up through IP, with a fresh install of the newly updated CAW, fresh reinstall of Origin, thoroughly cleaning out my registry before reinstalling and working with a fresh Documents/EA/TheSims3 folder... so mods, CC, store content, caches, these aren't the issues. The default.ini file of CAW and TS3 are both CompatVersion = 22, WorldBuilderCompatibilityVersion = 19, with the game versions 1.18.46.022037 and 1.55.4.022017 respectively. That looks correct to me. Should they be different?
The batch file by zaide_chris at MTS seems like just the kind of answer I need, but it just does the same thing... I drag my test.world file to the batch file, drop it, and the launcher pops up and stays there. Not a solution. Unless I am using it incorrectly?
I am totally at a loss as to how to fix this. I really want to be able to build a world working between Edit In Game and CAW. Are there any other work arounds? At the very least, is there a way to take modifications done in game and somehow export them to a world file for CAW?
I would be HUGELY grateful for any solution or work around for this! And so would a bunch of other people who are in the same boat. Any more ideas? Should I try reinstalling AGAIN?
Edit to Add Solution:
If you are getting stuck at the Origin login, try changing your Origin preferences. You may need to reinstall Origin to do this.
If you are getting stuck at the Launcher, you may have the "Go Social" (post-Showtime) version of the Base Game. This, so far as my experience goes and others having this problem, does not allow you to use Edit in Game. The only solution I have found was to get a second license of the base game predating Showtime. This is the cover art that does not say "Go Social" on it. You can Direct Download it from Origin, just like the "Go Social" version. Edit in Game should work with a download of the original (non-"Go Social") base game.