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Test Subject
#51 Old 26th Mar 2007 at 8:19 PM
Looks like quite a few people in here were expecting a Keygen that would generate a code for them. Piracy is bad, mmkay? Go buy the game people, don't download it from the internet! As for this handy little tool, thank you for your hard work. Sadly my 4-year-old niece was playing around with my case and took the paper off the box and actually chewed it right where the code was . Great work!
Instructor
#52 Old 10th Apr 2007 at 2:59 AM
whats the stuff pack 3? if its holiday items last i knew they didnt require a code least the cd i got for christmas didnt an i got the one with the oringal items an the mini holiday pack it just installed to the sims folder like it was part of the oringal game

i like the new layout i dont have Celebration so i cant test that at this time

The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals. It's just that they need more supervision. - L. Lavner
Test Subject
Original Poster
#53 Old 10th Apr 2007 at 12:48 PM
Stuff pack 3 is presumably "H & M Stuff" or whatever it ends up being called.
I've put Celebration into the SP4 position - because that is where Maxis have put it.

For instance,
http://thesims2.ea.com/about/sp3_index.php is a dead link, but
http://thesims2.ea.com/about/sp4_index.php takes you to the Celebration info.

Glad you like the layout, once I've got confirmed Celebration compatibility I can push the new version out fully.

@ Joe2209: Indeed piracy is bad - although I think you're right about people looking for free codes illegally, I get some interesting hits from search engines appearing in my site logs.
Lab Assistant
#54 Old 14th Apr 2007 at 9:49 AM
i confirm that it reads out the key correct for celebration stuff.
Lab Assistant
#55 Old 17th Apr 2007 at 6:46 AM Last edited by PegasusDiana : 17th Apr 2007 at 7:03 AM. Reason: feedback
Thank you so much for this! My grandson tonight got my Pets and original Sims 2 booklets out of my CD cases. He took a pair of child scissors that normally can't cut a thing, well I now know they can chop up a Sims 2 registration. I started him to work on crafts and when I went to check on him, too late. Bottom half of the booklet is fine, top half looked like confetti in less than 5 minutes. I didn't even realize he could reach my CD's. Glad I remembered seeing this and could find it, thank you again!

PS I have all the EP's and stuff packs and it picked up everyone of of the codes for me, so printed plus print screened and saved jpg to external HD just in case my GS gets anymore bright idea's. lol
Test Subject
#56 Old 19th Apr 2007 at 2:25 AM
Hello, excellent work, I have installed it in my computer and works of wonder, i want a question, I comment of your program in a forum which I attend in Spanish and they closed my post because foments the piracy, is this certain one?.
Part-time Hermit
#57 Old 19th Apr 2007 at 6:59 AM
They must have misunderstood your post. This program only takes the serial numbers you already have on your computer from installing your game, there is no piracy in that.
Forum Resident
#58 Old 25th Apr 2007 at 9:38 PM
Great!!! Thank you!!!
Test Subject
Original Poster
#59 Old 6th Jun 2007 at 12:32 PM
Glad to hear this is still saving a few people, and the time for updating has come around once again.


Sims 2 Deluxe has now been released and an icon added to SimPages. My question, to anybody who has it, is where about does the Activation Code get added to the registry? It'll be something like:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Electronic Arts\EA Games\The Sims 2 (something)\ergc
I ask, since it seems to have been released as a game in its own right, rather than Sims 2 Pets Edition, so it it would be useful to know - does it get its own registry entry?
Or does it just add the same key to both Sims 2 & Nightlife locations?

Also, where does H&M go? I'd expect to find it somewhere around:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Electronic Arts\EA Games\The Sims 2 H(&/and ?)M (something)\ergc
I ask this, because even the official site can't keep a consistent name for this pack. "Fashion" seems to drop in and out of the name at random.

So if some RegEdit wizard with the games could share the locations, that'd be very much appreciated.

Once I know where they are, I'll update the program to pick them up correctly.
Thank you.
Instructor
#60 Old 9th Jun 2007 at 3:57 PM
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 H M Fashion Stuff

is what i got when i looked into regedit :-\

hope it helps

The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals. It's just that they need more supervision. - L. Lavner
Test Subject
Original Poster
#61 Old 9th Jun 2007 at 5:36 PM Last edited by OtherworldBob : 9th Jun 2007 at 5:58 PM. Reason: Read the post, and you shall find!
Thanks Knightguy82, a new version going up in a few moments...

Edit: And the new version is up, as ever I avoid the "Stuff Packs",
so if anyone can confirm that H&M is picked up and can be printed correctly that'd be fab!
Instructor
#62 Old 10th Jun 2007 at 4:46 AM Last edited by knightguy82 : 10th Aug 2008 at 12:43 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by OtherworldBob
Thanks Knightguy82, a new version going up in a few moments...

Edit: And the new version is up, as ever I avoid the "Stuff Packs",
so if anyone can confirm that H&M is picked up and can be printed correctly that'd be fab!


it picked up correctly tho i see you removed the happy holiday slot?

an you know you need help when your sims printer screen shows this

(i cleaned up the pic i took incase you wanna use it)

The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals. It's just that they need more supervision. - L. Lavner
Test Subject
Original Poster
#63 Old 10th Jun 2007 at 1:37 PM
Excellent, good to see it working, thanks for confirming.
I may just have to nab that image at some point

I don't think any version of the Holiday pack has a code, so little point trying to print it out. Besides, "Stuff Pack 3" still isn't on the offical website, as the holiday pack has its own numbering scheme.

Anyhow, anyone hits a problem, just drop me a line, I'll see if I can sort it.
Test Subject
#64 Old 14th Jun 2007 at 2:16 AM
That doesn't work for me.. When i click on the application it tells that the file is corrupted...

(Sorry for my bad english...i'm french.. )
Test Subject
Original Poster
#65 Old 14th Jun 2007 at 1:15 PM
Hmm, both download links are working fine for me.
I'd try downloading it again.

If that doesn't work, I think you may be missing the Microsoft .NET Framework version 2. My program will not work without it.
There are download links in the first post of this topic.

If you can't get it to work, post the exact error message you get, as that will help find what the problem is.
Test Subject
#66 Old 21st Jun 2007 at 11:04 PM
Great program!! Small problem though, I had a meltdown last night. I was able to remove my whole game folder before the meltdown. My problem is my dog really did eat the insert to my H&M stuff pack . What am I gonna do?? Any help would be appreciated.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#67 Old 22nd Jun 2007 at 3:56 PM
If my program is unable to retrieve it, and the key isn't in your computer's registry.
http://www.modthesims2.com/article.php?t=176239 -> Instructions for checking manually if you prefer.

You can get it back from your EA Account details, if you registered it.
Head to the next page of the above link, for instructions.

If it's not on your computer, and you didn't register it, you'll have to contact EA Support who should be able to give you a replacement serial number - depending on how long you've had the game, you may get charged around $10 for this.
Test Subject
#68 Old 19th Jul 2007 at 4:41 AM Last edited by SyrenaV : 19th Jul 2007 at 6:16 AM. Reason: UPDATE
Deluxe is under EA GAMES in its own right as "The Sims 2 Deluxe", but for me the "Electronic Arts" folder doesn't even have subfolders, and I've lost my serial number! *end freakout* Assistance would be greatly appreciated.

UPDATE:
The EA website didn't give me anything worth using, but the electronicarts.co.uk, for some reason, gave me everything, and I'm in the middle of a reinstall right now. I'm done freaking, but I will say that the information in the registry for deluxe seems nigh on impossible to find. It's going to be an interesting job of finding it, but I'll keep at it.
Test Subject
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Test Subject
#69 Old 21st Aug 2007 at 8:13 PM
This is such a great idea! I must now copy and paste somewhere safe so when my computer crashes again and dies and I lost the code to my game and EPs, I will look at it and say WHA LA! And the print preview says my name on there, WOO!

I need you so much closer. ♥
Lab Assistant
#70 Old 1st Sep 2007 at 10:26 PM
This is really an excellent program. Kudos to you. If I ever lose my keys, I'll know where to find 'em. (Or how to find them as the case may be.)

Loff
Test Subject
#71 Old 5th Sep 2007 at 9:16 AM
This didn't help, it seems that it has to be already installed. My computer crashed, and after I got it fixed I went to reinstall all my sims stuff, but I don't have the serial for pets any more. Is there a way to use this if you don't already have your game installed?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#72 Old 6th Sep 2007 at 4:57 PM
Currently no - some people have some luck and when the game is uninstalled for whatever reason the key isn't and it is still hanging around in the registry waiting to be found.
It sounds like your computer was reformatted, so my program won't be able to help, since the serial number is only ever stored on your hard drive, it isn't actually on the disc.

I think your best bet would be to contact EA Support.

Also with Bon Voyage beginning to hit peoples' computers, I've updated the program to pick up the serial number.
Since EA have been consistent with the name they're giving the new expansion, I'm fairly confident it should be picked up correctly.

As ever, feedback is great, especially any unexpected bugs that may have surfaced.
Have fun, and hope this helps some people.
Test Subject
#73 Old 9th Sep 2007 at 6:10 PM
Hey!!
I need help!!
I bought the sims bon voyage but i lost the booklet with the serial number!
can someone give it to me pleeeeeeeaaaaase????
Test Subject
#74 Old 9th Sep 2007 at 6:30 PM
By the way i didnt install it yet!!
Test Subject
Original Poster
#75 Old 10th Sep 2007 at 1:02 PM
If the game has never been installed, you've struck out of luck.
Get in contact with EA Support, they should be able to give you a replacement one, depending on where you live, you may get it for free if you show them your receipt - since it's so soon after purchase. Normally however, they'll be a small charge.
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