Patch Link Generator

I've been writing this script for a while.
It generates links based on the launcher basis URL format.

With the joys of HTML and JavaScript I was able to make it simple and clear. Features:
  • You can open the current patch selected by clicking "Download"
  • You can add the current patch selected to a list by clicking "Add to a list"
  • You can open the current item on the list by double-clicking on it
  • You can copy all links in the list by clicking "Copy Links"
  • You can reset the list by clicking "Clear List"
-  The script will automatically load the last versions on the select boxes.
-  If you want to study the code, it's all on the source.

Current Version:

ATTENTION! Not all links generated will work.
This is because EA don't have the specific file on the server, obviously.

The "Copy Links" button of the custom list only works with IE.
I wrote the script to automatically identify it:
IF you are not using IE, it will open a new window with the links, all you have to do is CTRL+C; 
I had to do this because many NCSA browsers don't accept direct transfer to clipboard data.

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Sávio said...

Omg I love this. Thanks a lot, Mark! :D

Simsample said...

Thanks Mark, very useful!

AnnieBonnie said...

Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

Anonymous said...

this is really useful, thanks!

Anonymous said...

now.. THAT's cool!

Unknown said...

Thank you. <3

Anonymous said...

Ty ty ty!

Anonymous said...

You just mademy day=)

SaberX said...

Un millón de gracias, me ahorra mucho tiempo a la hora de tener que buscar las actualizaciones. n.n

SaberX ;)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!

dhanyps92 said...

That's great!

Lindsey said...

This is a complete life saver! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

stupid file for digital HELS doesn't work. it's corrupted. 3.86.9017 does not work.

#MK said...

You're welcome guys!

Anon above, yes, EA needs to fix the file on the servers.
Instead use the Cumulative it works fine.

Anonymous said...

Your patch link generator is great! Thank you :)

I've noticed above that the digital HELS 3.8.6 doesn't work but I also have a problem with the US version of it. Is it also EA's fault or am I doing anything wrong? (the other updates work without any problems for me). I also tried the Cumulative link but it seems to be down.

Thank you for your help :)

#MK said...

It is working fine. Must've been the EA servers at the time you tried.

If a link isn't working it isn't the generator fault, it just uses string manipulation over the patch filename pattern EA uses.
So if it's not available is because either:
- It doesn't exist
- It never existed
- EA removed from their servers

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your answer as above.

I didn't mean I had any problems with downloading the HELS 3.8.6 (US) patch but I had a problem with installing it. Every time I try to install it I get the error during installation that an incorrect file has been find. First I thought that I didn't have the original HELS 3.6.6 file so I downloaded it and replaced it in my game. It didn't help though. Then I completely reinstalled my HELS. After reinstalling it I didn't have any problems with patching it to the version 3.6.6 but then again I had the same problem as before when I tried to patch it to the version 3.8.6.

I also would like to mention that I don't keep any custom content in my game so I really don't know why I can't patch it. Do you have any suggestions how I could resolve my problem?

Thank you in advance.

#MK said...

I remember this problem, it isn't just you.
I thought at this moment EA would have fixed that patch executable already.

Download this one, should work. At least in here and with other people it did.

Anonymous said...

It worked wonders! At last I was able to patch my HELS!

Thank you so much for this additional link! :) :) :)

#MK said...

You are very welcome! ;)
Still can't believe EA fixed that executable, I made mention of it to them ages ago.
Seems like they don't even listen feedback and ignore our attempt to help. Hmph.

Anonymous said...

New Update!

Anonymous said...

i have the same problem with ambitions
there is an error with updating from 4.5.6 to 4.6.6

but if i try to update its says updating from 4.5.06 to 4.6.6

and then it give an error that a file couldnt be updated

please help

Anonymous said...

thx this really help
i had so many problems with updating the game so i stil had a lot of bugs in my game
thx to this updates all the games are updated correctly
and the game works fine
with stil some little bugs left
but better than the big bugs because soms games didnt update correctly

im very happy

Darius1991 said...

I have the same problem with ambitions
plase help

Darius1991 said...

Ambitions updating from 4.5.6 to 4.6.6

Anonymous said...

I had a problem with updating High-End Loft Stuff to - the installing program was asking me to free more than 20GB of my disc space which was ridiculous as I already had more than 20GB disc space free. Finally I was able to update it with the patch downloaded from here: http://akamai.cdn.ea.com/eadownloads/u/f/sims/sims3/patches/TS3SP01_3.9.6.009001_Update.exe

Still I can't update Fast Lane Stuff to cos I get the error regarding an incorrect file found. Can anybody help me to fix it please?

#MK said...

I had the same problems, was getting Incorrect file error in basically all EPs and SPs.
I solved it by using a cumulative patch instead of a incremental patch.
Go to Patch Table Generator and use the "Cumulative Patches" > "New URL (to X)".

If that error persists there's not much space left to doubt, unless you did modified a game file (Crack, Memory Address Flags, ...) you will not be able to do much if not uinstall the specified EP/SP and install it again and patch the cumulative to the latest.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your suggestions - it seems really cool to use "Cumulative Patches". Unfortunately, I couldn't really test them cos before I received your reply I had decided to reinstall my whole game. Then I was able to update it to 1.18/2.13/3.9/4.6/5.4/6.1 but while running it now I get the warning that I use unofficial patches so that my game can break and I should get official updates to avoid it (not all the patches downloaded from your site worked for me so I got some patches from other sites).

Just wondering now if unofficial patches will affect my game in a bad way... .

#MK said...

Unofficial patches? There's no such thing.
All patches the generators links are from EA, not me.

That message, I think you are misleading with unupdated content.
Like XML tuning mods made for other patches that might not be compatible with last version.

#MK said...

Cindy, EA seems to left many bugs in past, might be complicated ones and they left to fix with the launch of a expansion.
Like the lightening bug with two stories houses.

I personally prefer the table generator over this one as that one you can see the structure that flows.
I am just worried when it comes with too much EPs and SPs, that layout width will not be enough. Ha-ha!

Anonymous said...

Hi again aWT :)

I don't mean that the warning I get when I start my game is caused by patches I downloaded from your site. As I wrote in my previous post some patches didn't work for me (incorrect file error) so I downloaded them from other sites like: http://www.simprograms.com or http://www.patches-scrolls.de/. For example I couldn't update my Fast Lane Stuff to It didn't help when I reinstalled it. I even couldn't use your Patch Table Generator (Cumulative Patched - New URL) to update it.

The warning regarding unofficial patches can't be caused by any mods cos I've never used any. What's more, I reinstalled my whole game so it was completely clean when I was updating it (it didn't have any modified stuff).

Anyway, a choice I have is to play the game which is not updated to last versions or get the warning every time I start my game. I haven't noticed my game breaking yet but the warning is a bit annoying. I have no idea to resolve this problem though.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... What was wrong with my last post that it was deleted? :(

#MK said...

It wasn't deleted, sometimes comments get detected by "spam" and are thrown there until I decide if it is or not.
Just a poor attempt from Blogger to detect spammers. XD

As for your problem, maybe you are downloading and installing different regions of the patches besides the ones you have?
It could explain why it shows as you were installing "unofficial" patches though.

Anonymous said...

The regions were compatible with my game, however, you're right that "incorrect file error" sounds as if they weren't. As for the warning about an unofficial modification, I guess that I could identify which patch exactly causes it, if I run my game each time after I have updated it. It would take much too long though... .

Anyway, thank you for all your suggestions. Maybe in some time I'll reinstall my game again and try to update it using your Cumulative Patches - New URL (to X) only. I hope it will fix the problem.

Anonymous said...

You have made my life so much easier. Thank you!

Saurabh said...

bookmarked is all i've got to say for you :)
and for some more i would say thanks a ton :P

whocares said...

thanks a bunch
been looking everywhere, our a ifesavor

Brad Fallon said...

Using a hex generator I made my character so that when you create a pupil yo uhave a 100% chance of gettin a bear at level 3 you also have a 50% chance at getting it right once you start, I'm only doing this for the experience, or I wouldn't be helping people ... Do this before they patch it I think it might happen soon ....

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Anonymous said...

I love this!!! Thank you so much!!

Anonymous said...

Hello, thanks for your page is great, but i´m here to announce that today is avalaible a new update for sims 3, it is for Generation pack and is...
PC/Mac 1.22 - Mac only 2.16/3.12/4.9/5.7/6.4/7.2/8.0
I hope find this update here soon... good luck everyone here and keep doing your best!!!!

#MK said...

Johana, as I stated in the Table Generator, it seems like there is a new format going on.
And EA is going to make patches releases differently.
If so, this tool will be left alone and a new one compatible with this new format will be created.
Or a new setting implemented into it.

Anonymous said...

I like it very much!

John Adhe said...

This is a complete life saver! Thank you!