Sims 3 WA Region lock.[SOLVED]

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Sims 3 WA Region lock.[SOLVED]

Post by Casidesia on Sun 06 Nov 2011, 23:57

I have all other expansion packs, all downloaded from here, other than the base game, which i bought, and i downloaded WA from here also, but this time I'm having a problem just installing. when i load it up for installation (ive tried both the "Sims3EP01Setup" and the "Autorun" files to try to get it to work) , i get
"The setup has detected that the regional install code for The Sims 3 is different then what this expansion requires.
This product requires The Sims 3 to have the same regional code in order to be installed."
I'm honestly confused as to why this is the only one that i have had this problem with, any solutions?
Just stating again, that yes, i did download the expansion from here.
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Re: Sims 3 WA Region lock.[SOLVED]

Post by Aɾყα on Mon 07 Nov 2011, 09:55

Hello,
This is normal and its not difficult to get past. You just have to change the SKU version before opening the installer. Its done as follows:

*Open "Start", type "regedit" in the search box and
then press [ENTER].

*When you're in the Register Editor, navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Sims > The Sims 3 OR IT MAY BE IN:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Wow6432Node > Sims > The Sims 3 (Windows 7, Vista)

*Here you'll see a file called "SKU". Double click on it and change the value - which
should be "2" or "7" - to "1" and press "OK". Now close the Register Editor.

You don't have to change it back afterwards.

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Re: Sims 3 WA Region lock.[SOLVED]

Post by Casidesia on Tue 08 Nov 2011, 23:21

I followed the steps, and the number is already a 1. What else can i do?

EDIT: i changed it to a 2, just to see what would happen, and it made it work successfully. thank you very much ^^

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