Installation of base game in Japanese characters. [SOLVED]

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Installation of base game in Japanese characters. [SOLVED]

Post by pinkm0on on Tue 09 Sep 2014, 18:50

I've been having a lot problems with my Sims games recently, trying to play them again. Lately I had to do a clean uninstall of everything and decided to download the base game (I've lost my disk) from this website.

However, the installation is all in Japanese (I presume) characters... bit concerned the game will also be like this, or just won't work.

Any help would be very much appreciated! Smile Thank you Smile

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Re: Installation of base game in Japanese characters. [SOLVED]

Post by SeoY on Tue 09 Sep 2014, 19:13

Hi there, and Welcome to the Games4theworld Forum! Smile

Regarding your question, if you downloaded the Base game from here and you don't have any other The Sims 3 remains on your PC (you said you did a clean uninstall), then the first screen after you start installing the base game would ask you to select the language to use during the installation. Did you select Japanese by any chance?

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Re: Installation of base game in Japanese characters. [SOLVED]

Post by pinkm0on on Tue 09 Sep 2014, 19:15

Hiya, thanks Smile - I completed the installation and yep, the game appears to be in Japanese Sad . Well when the installation first came up, it was in Japanese - so I didn't get the chance to pick a language, I couldn't select UK because I didn't know which option that was. Hope that makes sense!

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Re: Installation of base game in Japanese characters. [SOLVED]

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Tue 09 Sep 2014, 19:20

pinkm0on wrote:Hiya, thanks Smile - I completed the installation and yep, the game appears to be in Japanese Sad . Well when the installation first came up, it was in Japanese - so I didn't get the chance to pick a language, I couldn't select UK because I didn't know which option that was. Hope that makes sense!


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Please read the section about "TeamViewer" here:
http://www.games4theworld.org/contact.html


When you're ready (and if you agree on that), please log onto the chatbox, at the forum's main page. The chatbox is located at the top. Good luck !


P.S. it probably doesn't make much sense explaining now how to do a manual (proper) un-install, so I'll do that via TeamViewer, if you want.


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Is your problem solved now ? Smile 

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Re: Installation of base game in Japanese characters. [SOLVED]

Post by pinkm0on on Wed 10 Sep 2014, 13:48

Solved now, thanks!

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Re: Installation of base game in Japanese characters. [SOLVED]

Post by coffeejunkie on Wed 10 Sep 2014, 15:19

I'd be curious to know since I had the same problem the first time I install into a friend's pc.
I figure it was his love for the language since a lot of things were already in japanese on his computer ...

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Re: Installation of base game in Japanese characters. [SOLVED]

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 10 Sep 2014, 18:53

coffeejunkie wrote:I'd be curious to know since I had the same problem the first time I install into a friend's pc.
I figure it was his love for the language since a lot of things were already in japanese on his computer ...


That's an interesting hypothesis, and indeed, that could be one possible explanation. However, I haven't looked into that, yesterday. From what I saw, the display language of Windows was in English.

During that TeamViewer session, I basically attempted to do a manual clean un-install of the remaining Sims 3 registry entries and files. After that, a re-boot was done. Next, the installer showed up in Japanese, still, but we managed to pick out "English" at the beginning. And that was "it", basically.

Glad to hear it finally worked for you pinkmo0n. Have fun ! Problem solved, topic closed. Smile

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