Solved: I just bought Sims 4 only to find out my brother's computer doesn't have a disc drive and I'm wondering if I can install the game anyway. A sims 3 expansion pack is an extra that you can install to add to your original sims 3 game (known as the "base game").You can buy these packs from game stores and on the EA website,and they come. If you mean playing your already installed sims 3 game without a disc, I heard you could contact EA stating you've lost your disc, giving them the code on the instruction manual and they'd give you the digital download for it. I just got a new laptop as of Friday. I want to continue to play Sims 3 with all my expansions, but unfortunately I don't have a disk drive. All my games are physical disks, so I cannot just re download therm.I tried playing via another computer, but it says I need a disk in the computer. Jun 02, · My boyfriend bought The Sims 3 for both of us to play, and downloaded it to his computer as well as mine. If he has the disc, will I be able to play the game, without the disc, after it is downloaded on my computer?Status: Resolved.