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World Adventures Expansion Pack Regional CD Error

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World Adventures Expansion Pack Regional CD Error

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

 

please advise

 

thank you

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Re: World Adventures Expansion Pack Regional CD Error

Hero

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 Simmin
Crin

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Re: World Adventures Expansion Pack Regional CD Error

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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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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


 

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Re: World Adventures Expansion Pack Regional CD Error

Hero

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

Good Luck and Happy Simmin
Crin

Trennlinie

I don't work or have any association with EA. I give advice to the best of my knowledge and cannot be held responsible for any damage done to your computer/game.
Questions belong in the forums. I don't answer questions via PM.
Help us helpers to help you

Thinking of helping out ? Please check the Helper's Corner for Sims 4 or Sims 3 and The Academy


Bitte akzeptiere eine Lösung, wenn dein Problem gelöst ist und verteile XP an Beiträge, die du hilfreich findest.
Ich arbeite nicht für EA und habe sonst auch keinerlei Verbindung zu EA.
PNs werden nicht beantwortet. Probleme gehören ins Forum

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Re: World Adventures Expansion Pack Regional CD Error

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Hi

 

I have the same regional installation error.

 

I am installing the World Adventures expansion pack on a Mac Air Book, where I have installed Sims3 plus the Supernatural, Late Night and one other expasion packs succesfully.

 

The primary game and expansion packs have all been bought through EB Games in New Zealand. I have also taken the first installation disk back and swapped it due to the regional error.

 

Suggestions please?

 

Guy and Sophia

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I have the same problem with mac Frown please help...

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Hero

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

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