You are playing a non-final, unauthorized copy of The Sims 3. on retail gamestop

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User Info: ricky23i

ricky23i
7 years ago#1

i bought this game and istalled and for some reason it gives meYYou are playing a non-final, unauthorized copy of The Sims 3.

Purchasing and registering an official copy of The Sims 3 will entitle you to benefits including access to an entirely new game town called Riverview, 1000 SimPoints which can be redeemed for game objects inThe Sims 3 Store, and access to The Sims 3 Exchange.

User Info: sweetbloods

sweetbloods
7 years ago#2
Did you pirate the game?
"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream"
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User Info: timtheking123

timtheking123
7 years ago#3
You didn't buy it then. Why? Because you are using a hacked version. Good job telling us your a thief.^^
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User Info: Hellish Fiend

Hellish Fiend
7 years ago#4
He's just another one that pirated it prior to release and then bought it on release day. I saw in a previous thread that you have to delete your sims save folder in My Documents and/or run CCleaner after uninstalling the pirated version in order to get a legit version to work.
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User Info: ricky23i

ricky23i
7 years ago#5

i did redeem the car and 1000 points though

User Info: Centerman2k

Centerman2k
7 years ago#6
The leaked versions Serial number is still in your registry. Clean it from your registry and the retail version shouldn't give you that message any more.

User Info: AskaLangly

AskaLangly
7 years ago#7
Gamestop? 7am @ Wallyworld!

User Info: Danbeas

Danbeas
7 years ago#8
"leaked versions Serial number is still in your registry"

how do I find this, this might be my problem?
Huh, what?

User Info: FallenGemini

FallenGemini
7 years ago#9
All ya have to do is uninstall the pirated ver.

Once you uninstall it, install the real ver



To uninstall, find the program icon under the control panel

User Info: TekDragon84

TekDragon84
7 years ago#10
Yep. Just uninstall. You don't need to mess with registries or anything. Just click the uninstall link in your start menu folder (or through control panel) and you're all set to install.

There's absolutely ZERO problem with installing TS3 if you were using a pirated version unless you were dense enough to leave the pirated version installed.

And.. honestly. Why the hell would you do that? Does it even remotely seem like a good idea? Come ON!
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