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weetoodle
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World Adventures Expansion Pack Regional CD Error

When trying to install Sims 3 World Adventures Expansion pack  I receive a regional CD code error-

 

please advise

 

thank you

crinrict
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Re: World Adventures Expansion Pack Regional CD Error

Where did you buy your Expanision pack ? This error usually occurs if you have ex. the base game from europe and world adventures from the US.

 

The basegame/wa had different codes. They are as following

 

01 = US
02 = Worldwide (Europe)
03 = Asia
05 = Japan
17 = Digital Download

 

To find out, what region your base game has, check the last number of the version number.

 

To be able to install the Expansion, you need to manually change the region code in your registry

 

Windows Vista / Windows 7

  1. Open the Registery by typing regedit in the search bar
  2. Use File - Export to make a backup of the registry
  3. Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Sims\The Sims 3 (64 bit) or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\\Sims\The Sims 3 (32 bit)
  4. Choose Value Name: SKU ,and double click to change the Value Data to the value you need
  5. OK, refresh, then restart your computer.

Be aware that messing with the registry can mess up your entire windows system so make sure you make that backup. Don't attempt to change anything else



Good Luck and Happy Simming
Crin



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sarahdw93
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Registered: ‎02-20-2013

Re: World Adventures Expansion Pack Regional CD Error

I have the base game and Supernatural from the US, and World Adventures from Great Britain.  However, I use a Mac.  Any way to fix it for me?

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ockerrene
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Registered: ‎06-07-2013

Re: World Adventures Expansion Pack Regional CD Error

I have windows XP and i don't sea the files that you say please help


crinrict wrote:

Where did you buy your Expanision pack ? This error usually occurs if you have ex. the base game from europe and world adventures from the US.

 

The basegame/wa had different codes. They are as following

 

01 = US
02 = Worldwide (Europe)
03 = Asia
05 = Japan
17 = Digital Download

 

To find out, what region your base game has, check the last number of the version number.

 

To be able to install the Expansion, you need to manually change the region code in your registry

 

Windows Vista / Windows 7

  1. Open the Registery by typing regedit in the search bar
  2. Use File - Export to make a backup of the registry
  3. Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Sims\The Sims 3 (64 bit) or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\\Sims\The Sims 3 (32 bit)
  4. Choose Value Name: SKU ,and double click to change the Value Data to the value you need
  5. OK, refresh, then restart your computer.

Be aware that messing with the registry can mess up your entire windows system so make sure you make that backup. Don't attempt to change anything else


 

crinrict
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Re: World Adventures Expansion Pack Regional CD Error

YOu don't have them here: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sims\The Sims 3 ?



Good Luck and Happy Simming
Crin



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