i downloaded sims 3 off of steam a year or so ago. n im just now finally getting to register my game with ea website. i cant find the serial code that i got when i first downloaded it ... does anyone kno where i can find it ?
April 2016 - last edited April 2016
if it's still in the steam library try right click the game icon view CD key
edit to a link to an FAQ http://answers.ea.com/t5/The-Sims-3/FAQ-Steam-VS-Origin-VS-Discs/td-p/3135440
@galaxycookie300 Do you mean that the code is longer than the Sims 3 Store or Origin allows? You want the option to "register a game," which requires 20 characters, rather than "redeem a code," which only requires 16. The first option is for the base game and its packs; the second is for bonus content.
I figured it out but when I click register it brings me to the “it looks like you already have an account...ect.” But I go put in the password and it doesn’t work then I click forgot password and it asks me to sing in again I have been trying to figure this out for almost a year now and at this point I’m ready to just give up...
@galaxycookie300 Try clearing all of your browser caches, and then see if you can reset your password. The store site is usually more reliable than Origin, but sometimes it acts up and doesn't cooperate for a couple of days. If you've ever signed in while playing, either at the launcher or Main Menu, it's also a good idea to clear your Internet Explorer cache, as TS3 uses it for some purposes.
clear IE cache: https://kb.wisc.edu/page.php?id=15141
@Lyric156 What exactly do you need help with? If you're looking for the Steam CD keys, the original response has a helpful screenshot. These codes are 20 characters long and can be registered to your account either in Origin or the Sims 3 Store. For the store, be sure to click on "register a game" rather than "redeem a code."
If there's something else, please post back describing precisely what isn't working for you.
@UsuallyMusic01 Steam does in fact provide what it calls "CD keys" for the base game and each pack you own. The keys are product codes that can be registered in Origin the same way disc codes can; these codes can be found in your Steam game library:
If you click on "CD key" (shown in red), a popup appears with the codes.
In case it matters to anyone, these codes cannot be seen in mac OS. Steam doesn't even show the category.