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Post by condor on Wed 19 Jun 2013, 01:55

Hi.
   I downloaded the 1.42 patch which said it was for all regions but when i tried to  install, it said it was the wrong region. I tried to follow the guide on how to change the region code, looking for the SKU as stated but it is not there. Any suggestions would be grateful. (My game crashes if I try to install seasons so just want the patch itself)
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Re: patches and installing -wrong region

Post by TUN3R on Wed 19 Jun 2013, 02:02

The G4TW Sims 3's patch region is Worldwide if I remember it correctly? Or European? I remember some UK patches worked too.

Been a long time since I installed the game so I don't know but it's really not that hard to tell. Just try all the regions one by one, trial and error does the trick.

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Re: patches and installing -wrong region

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 19 Jun 2013, 02:07

@condor wrote:Hi.
   I downloaded the 1.42 patch which said it was for all regions but when i tried to  install, it said it was the wrong region. I tried to follow the guide on how to change the region code, looking for the SKU as stated but it is not there. Any suggestions would be grateful.

Hello,

What is the filesize of that patch you downloaded ? I assume it's between 200-300 MB. This is a so-called incremental patch then - for which there are "Regions"; only the big "super-patch" (filesize over 1GB) is "region-free" Wink.

While I don't know how to change the registry in this case, you may have a look at this here: http://sims3.crinrict.com/en/2012/10/patch-1-42.html

There are links for incremetal- and the super-patches. If you want to use the small incremental one, you probably need
Region 2 (Europe, Australia & rest of the world), but I actually can't tell for sure, to be honest.

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OK, if you want to change the registry, this may be what you need: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t177-can-t-find-the-sims-3-sku-fix




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Post by condor on Wed 19 Jun 2013, 02:23

Thank you, Carlos G.
   I'll take a look when i get home tonight. Unfortunately the work computer blocks the site oyu mentioned so that is out. (No internet at home) lol!!!!!!  (Oh, the file size was somewhere around 300.
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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 19 Jun 2013, 02:27

@condor wrote:Thank you, Carlos G.
   I'll take a look when i get home tonight. Unfortunately the work computer blocks the site oyu mentioned so that is out. (No internet at home) lol!!!!!!

Hello,

Which site is blocked ? Do you mean "Crinrict's blog" ? Shocked

Or the one called "Sims VIP" ? (I've posted the Sims VIP-link first, but then changed the link to Crinrict's blog, because the first link didn't always work).

But alternatively, you may want to google for other sites too which have the 1.42 patch with its different versions.
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Post by condor on Wed 19 Jun 2013, 02:34

Both sites are blocked due to them being gaming sites. I have been looking for a site that has them that isn't a gamer but it is hard. Many thanks for oyur help.
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