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Post by Atroxa on Sat 11 Oct 2014, 14:28

So I'd posted in here before about trying to install the Sims 3 using the methods from this site and game crashing no matter what I did or the mods here suggested. Well I'm trying again and have encountered a problem I can't seem to find any mention of in the instructions.

I've got the base game installed, trying to install World Adventures and went to regedit to do the SKU change aaaand there's no Sims 3 folder. I even searched for it in the regedit and all I've found is a Sims 3 folder under Software -> Classes -> Interface that doesn't have anything about SKU in it.

Soooo yeah.
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Re: Regedit problem

Post by SeoY on Sat 11 Oct 2014, 14:37

Hi there, and welcome to the Games4theworld Forum! Smile

Are you following the instructions inside the game installation torrent? Remember that those are outdated and shouldn't be used. Use this guide here instead:
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly

I think that there's no reason to change the SKU anymore. 
Still, the key should be there, depending on the version of Windows you have. Is it 32 bits or 64 bits?

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Re: Regedit problem

Post by Layloria on Sat 11 Oct 2014, 14:38

Hi,

Open Regedit.
Drop down the arrow for Computer, then HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, SOFTWARE
If you have 64bit computer then the files will be under WOW6432NODE
Then look for SIMS, not Electronic Arts or EA.

Click on The Sims 3, a list on the right screen should appear, look for SKU. Change its SKU to 1 or 2.

However changing the SKU is not always required with newer updates. If you cannot find the base game in the Regedit after following the steps, Try using the manual patch and Ultimate Fix on your base game then try installing other expansions.

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Re: Regedit problem

Post by Adwomin on Sat 11 Oct 2014, 21:30

SeoY wrote:I think that there's no reason to change the SKU anymore.
Hi there,

I think World Adventures was the only one that still requires the SKU to be changed. If you don't change it, you won't be able to install it, due to an "Invalid Region" error.
Changing the SKU will not affect your game in any way.

So, like Layloria suggested, follow these steps to fix your problem: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t177-can-t-find-the-sims-3-sku-fix

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Re: Regedit problem

Post by Atroxa on Sun 12 Oct 2014, 17:17

Got it, everything installed, but the game is crashing *sigh* tried windowed mode and running as admin. Time to trouble shoot I guess -_- at least it's better than last time. Last time it was doing this weird thing where it would let me get in my neighborhood and into a household then just close, no error message or anything. Getting a crash error message now so I feel like it's something fixable (I hope)
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Re: Regedit problem

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sun 12 Oct 2014, 19:20

Atroxa wrote:Got it, everything installed, but the game is crashing *sigh* tried windowed mode and running as admin. Time to trouble shoot I guess -_- at least it's better than last time. Last time it was doing this weird thing where it would let me get in my neighborhood and into a household then just close, no error message or anything. Getting a crash error message now so I feel like it's something fixable (I hope)


Hello Atroxa,


Assuming your computer is strong enough for the game, feel free to have a look at my post here, and do all the suggestions shown there:
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t17208-sims-3-has-stopped-working#118442



Good luck for now, and do keep us posted !

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