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Post by Brenya on Fri 07 Dec 2012, 21:42

So I purchased all the Sims 3 games, except seasons.

Seasons is working fine with a little help from overwatch and mastercontroller, however, in the launcher all of my games have versions, but seasons reads 0.0.0.0.

Is this normal? Or is this causing some of the errors like crashing, lag issues and simport issues?

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Re: Seasons ver 0.0.0.0.[SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Fri 07 Dec 2012, 22:17

Hello,

Please follow these instructions: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly
DO NOT skip any steps and re-download the manual patch and the Ultimate Fix.

That should do, good luck!

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Re: Seasons ver 0.0.0.0.[SOLVED]

Post by hexorcist on Fri 07 Dec 2012, 22:20

It's not "normal" but it's not causing issues. This is caused by a missing CD Key in the registry. The only game that requires a CD key is the base game, expansions do not require it. If you want to fix it you can use my Registry Helper tool to type in a few characters (doesn't have to be a valid key) and that'll get the mouseover to show the proper version.

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Re: Seasons ver 0.0.0.0.[SOLVED]

Post by Brenya on Fri 07 Dec 2012, 22:25

Wow thanks for a quick response!

All of the games are registered with keys, except seasons. If I use this tool will it mess with the base game and the other expansions? Also could you give me a link?

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Re: Seasons ver 0.0.0.0.[SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Fri 07 Dec 2012, 22:29

Hello,

Can you please try the link I sent you first and let us know the result?
After doing step 2, your problem should be solved.

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Re: Seasons ver 0.0.0.0.[SOLVED]

Post by hexorcist on Fri 07 Dec 2012, 22:46

Brenya wrote:All of the games are registered with keys, except
seasons
. If I use this tool will it mess with the base game and the
other expansions? Also could you give me a link?

Thanks for the confirmation that is it a missing CD key.

If what Admin suggested doesn't fix it, here's a step-by-step to fix your problem, without causing issues to the other things installed

1) Download/run http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t8929-registry-helper
2) Click "Get Data From Registry"
3) Scroll down to Seasons, and type in a few characters in the "CD Key" box (I like 'asdf' because it's short and simple).
4) Click the "Fix" button
5) Close the tool and start the launcher

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Re: Seasons ver 0.0.0.0.[SOLVED]

Post by Brenya on Fri 07 Dec 2012, 23:18

OK, I followed the instructions and the game works just fine, but the version is still set at 0.0.0.0.

I'm sure I messed it up somewhere because the instructions say to copy and paste into the expansion folders respectively. I do not have any expansion folders except seasons. The game is running better though, so thanks!!!

I tried the registry tool, but norton booted it.

If this version 0.0.0.0 is not game breaking then I suppose I can live with it.

Thank you both for all you do!

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Re: Seasons ver 0.0.0.0.[SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Fri 07 Dec 2012, 23:20

Brenya wrote:OK, I followed the instructions and the game works just fine, but the version is still set at 0.0.0.0.

I'm sure I messed it up somewhere because the instructions say to copy and paste into the expansion folders respectively. I do not have any expansion folders except seasons. The game is running better though, so thanks!!!

I tried the registry tool, but norton booted it.

If this version 0.0.0.0 is not game breaking then I suppose I can live with it.

Thank you both for all you do!
Hello,

Read this more carefully: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly
There's no need to re-do all the folders that come with the Fix.
Also, are you sure you re-downloaded the latest version of the manual patch and re-applied it?

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Re: Seasons ver 0.0.0.0.[SOLVED]

Post by hexorcist on Fri 07 Dec 2012, 23:21

Brenya wrote:OK, I followed the instructions and the game works just fine, but the version is still set at 0.0.0.0.

I'm sure I messed it up somewhere because the instructions say to copy and paste into the expansion folders respectively. I do not have any expansion folders except seasons. The game is running better though, so thanks!!!

I tried the registry tool, but norton booted it.

If this version 0.0.0.0 is not game breaking then I suppose I can live with it.

Thank you both for all you do!

What do you mean by "Norton booted it" ? I don't use Norton, so I'm not sure what you're saying here..

I checked with an online scan tool, and Norton (Symantec) - and everything else - is saying it's fine: https://www.virustotal.com/file/8d69429b51b2a62395307496d95a28ee82ea175c7afb05df8ccfd416c2d1e9f1/analysis/1354919252/

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Re: Seasons ver 0.0.0.0.[SOLVED]

Post by Brenya on Fri 07 Dec 2012, 23:34

Yes I redownloaded the patch and applied it, although the game prompted me because it said the patch was already there and asked if I wanted to reapply. I did it.

In the ultimate fix instructions, steps #3-9 are asking for files to replaced in folders I do not have. I have the games, but not those folders.

Norton said the registry tool was malware, and deleted it before it could be opened. I'm sure it's not, but Norton won't let me access it.

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Re: Seasons ver 0.0.0.0.[SOLVED]

Post by hexorcist on Fri 07 Dec 2012, 23:50

Alright, well.. here's a more low-level method to fix it if you like:

Right click your desktop, point to New -> Text Document

Open the text document and, if you're 64 bit copy/paste from (1) .. if you're 32 bit copy/paste from (2)

(1)
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Electronic Arts\Sims\The Sims 3 Seasons\ergc]
@="ASDF"

(2)
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Electronic Arts\Sims\The Sims 3 Seasons\ergc]
@="ASDF"



Save the file as "Seasons.reg" then double click it. Should fix it right up for ya Smile

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Re: Seasons ver 0.0.0.0.[SOLVED]

Post by Brenya on Sat 08 Dec 2012, 00:22

hexorcist wrote:Alright, well.. here's a more low-level method to fix it if you like:

Right click your desktop, point to New -> Text Document

Open the text document and, if you're 64 bit copy/paste from (1) .. if you're 32 bit copy/paste from (2)

(1)
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Electronic Arts\Sims\The Sims 3 Seasons\ergc]
@="ASDF"

(2)
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Electronic Arts\Sims\The Sims 3 Seasons\ergc]
@="ASDF"



Save the file as "Seasons.reg" then double click it. Should fix it right up for ya Smile

That worked perfectly! Thank you! Smile

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Re: Seasons ver 0.0.0.0.[SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 09 Dec 2012, 10:59

Excellent! Thank you hexorcist.
Don't hesitate to post if you have questions or problems again.
Happy simming The Sims Plumbob 1 topic closed.

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