Author Topic: Lost Sims 3 (GAME) product key  (Read 1956 times)

moises9485

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« on: February 23, 2010, 02:29:04 PM »
So my sister bought the sims 3(it’s a game) and it performed poorly on her computer so she gave it to me to play. But the problem is she cant find the case and I can't install the game without the CD key. There has to be a way to get around this without buying a whole new game? Any advice?

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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2010, 03:28:01 PM »
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So my sister bought the sims 3(it’s a game) and it performed poorly on her computer so she gave it to me to play. But the problem is she cant find the case and I can't install the game without the CD key. There has to be a way to get around this without buying a whole new game? Any advice?

Search google for cd key, but I don't know if it's legal

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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2010, 03:55:23 PM »
Well you could return it or call the company or something. I had a simmiliar problem with my age of empires 3 account. My account was either stolen or there was a glitch in their server or something. But I already had the product key. There might be a way to hack it but I'm not sure if its legal and you probably wouldn't be able to use any online features. Come to think of it, this is why I avoid PC games.

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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2010, 07:28:14 PM »
I've mailed EA before and just got a key mailed back.
You can easily find a no-CD crack somewhere on the internet.


The point that the user registered just now and posted this in a random section tends to let me think this is a bot.
« Last Edit: February 23, 2010, 07:29:21 PM by Peter »
Oh my god, who the hell cares.

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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2010, 09:08:09 PM »
It's not a bot.  But it is a spammer.  clicky.

I've deleted the user.

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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2010, 09:39:55 PM »
Why would anyone spam about a lost product key. Its kind of random. Its not like they were asking for passwords or advertising a website.

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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2010, 12:22:59 PM »
It gets a lot of replies, even after the user has been deleted. Hence a spam bot...

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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2010, 12:31:09 PM »
If your sister has it installed still (or did a standard uninstall which tends to leave junk behind) you could try searching her registry for the key then create backup for it and restore to your system - many games store it there, not sure about Sims 3
« Last Edit: February 24, 2010, 01:00:20 PM by Numsgil »

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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2010, 01:00:00 PM »
Oh great, and now the followup spammer ^^

Not spam bots.  It's someone manually spamming.

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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2010, 06:42:19 PM »
Dont do ANYTHING to the computer.

Open the registry editor, and find the folder for the Sims 3. Look for the product key entry.

There you go. I had to do that when i found out that I must have gotten my product key for Company of Heroes; Opposing Fronts from tech support because it wasn't on the manual where it should have been. And there it was, right in the registry.

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« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2010, 12:45:22 AM »
But..   why? What's the spamming incentive here?
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« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2010, 12:19:12 PM »
Someone just has a list of forums somewhere.  Spammers go through the list and post links, sometimes quite cleverly, as in this case.