Upon initial launch, game is asking for registration key. [SOLVED]

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Upon initial launch, game is asking for registration key. [SOLVED]

Post by luckylavs on Wed 30 Dec 2015, 17:59

I cut and pasted the same reg key I used earlier when installing the game, but it's not accepting it to launch the game

Some notes about my installation:

-I did NOT install the download manager when asked (should I have?)

-The instructions didn't say one way or the other regarding typical vs. custom Install -- in my case I selected a Custom Install so I could install it in a different directory than the default one (was that wrong?)

-I'm using Windows 10 (will it work on my OS?) 

-I only installed the base Sims 3, none of the other content/ expansion packs.

-I'm launching the game from the desktop icon.  Which apparently calls "Sims3Launcher.exe"
The first thing that happens is it tells me it can't connect to EA download manager.  I think the first time it ran it told me there was a patch available, did I want to download it?  I selected no.  I also unchecked automatic updates.  

When I go into "installed content", nothing is listed.  When I select the blue colored play button on the left to launch the game.  That's when it asks me for the reg code, can't get past that part.

The version listed at the bottom of Sims Launcher is 1.67.2.024017

luckylavs
Beginner
Beginner

Posts : 3
Points : 721
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2015-12-30

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Upon initial launch, game is asking for registration key. [SOLVED]

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 31 Dec 2015, 01:10

@luckylavs wrote:I cut and pasted the same reg key I used earlier when installing the game, but it's not accepting it to launch the game

Some notes about my installation:

-I did NOT install the download manager when asked (should I have?)

-The instructions didn't say one way or the other regarding typical vs. custom Install -- in my case I selected a Custom Install so I could install it in a different directory than the default one (was that wrong?)

-I'm using Windows 10 (will it work on my OS?) 

-I only installed the base Sims 3, none of the other content/ expansion packs.

-I'm launching the game from the desktop icon.  Which apparently calls "Sims3Launcher.exe"
The first thing that happens is it tells me it can't connect to EA download manager.  I think the first time it ran it told me there was a patch available, did I want to download it?  I selected no.  I also unchecked automatic updates.  

When I go into "installed content", nothing is listed.  When I select the blue colored play button on the left to launch the game.  That's when it asks me for the reg code, can't get past that part.

The version listed at the bottom of Sims Launcher is 1.67.2.024017


Hello and welcome to the forum,


Unfortunately (?) you will need to install at least one (1) of the other expansions and stuffpacks for The Sims 3, to get the game working with the Ultimate fix. See steps 2 to 5 here:
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly


Should you not want to install an expansion, then forget about this guide that I posted. Instead, use the "temporary fix" from this link:
https://goo.gl/4IQiRm


And follow the included instructions there. After that, make sure to start the game only from the TS3W.exe (located in the default install location C:\Program files(x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin).


Good luck !

_________________



G4TW Forum rules // G4TW Forum FAQ // G4TW Downloads // G4TW on ThePiratebay

How to install The Sims Medieval // The Sims 2 overview ! // How to install The Sims 3 // Expansion install checklist for TS3 // How to install The Sims 4



Feel free to e-mail me for general questions about G4TW & site navigation problems. Also, when after 24 hours of you posting a topic on the Forum you have not received a reply and still need help, you can send me an e-mail message as well!



avatar
The_gh0stm4n
VETERAN Moderator
Inspector General & Forum O.G.
VETERAN Moderator Inspector General & Forum O.G.

Windows version :
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 10

System architecture :
  • 32 bits (x86)
  • 64 bits (x64)

Favourite games : The Sims 3, L.A. Noire, Saints Row, Red Faction, Minecraft, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, Titanfall, Team Fortress 2, Darkest Hour, GTA V, GTA: San Andreas, S.W.A.T. 4, Counter-Strike, Hitman, Borderlands, Fallout, Dishonored, Call of Duty, Battlefield, The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth†, Enter the Gungeon.
Male Posts : 14830
Points : 19691
Reputation : 2095
Join date : 2012-11-02
Location : The Situation Room

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Worked!

Post by luckylavs on Thu 31 Dec 2015, 16:43

That was it. All it needed at least one expansion pack.  Thanks much



Mod edit: problem solved, topic closed. Have fun !  Carlos is tha man

- Carlos

luckylavs
Beginner
Beginner

Posts : 3
Points : 721
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2015-12-30

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Upon initial launch, game is asking for registration key. [SOLVED]

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum