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Post by Tizri777 on Fri 22 Feb 2019, 03:17

I downloaded the sims 3 all in one, but when i went to install it, the installers is in japenese or chinese, im not sure. after process of elimination i found the way to make it an english installer but once the games installed i cant find it anywhere on my laptop. The files arent were they were suppose to install they, like they werent installed at all. ive been trying to get it to work for three days. please help.

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Post by Tarac on Fri 22 Feb 2019, 10:48

Are you sure you downloaded a G4TW copy or did you get it elsewhere ?

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Post by Tizri777 on Fri 22 Feb 2019, 20:16

i definitely got it from the G4TW site.

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Post by Tarac on Sat 23 Feb 2019, 11:12

1. Open the Registry by pressing Windows key + R
2. Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
3. Open SOFTWARE
4. In 64-bits Windows open WOW6432Node
5. Scroll down to the folder Sims and open it
6. Open The Sims 3

Now you see - in the righthand window - under Install Dir the location of the installed The Sims 3 Complete Collection

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Post by Tizri777 on Sun 24 Feb 2019, 05:39

It says 
'windows cannot find "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE". Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.'

im not sure why its saying that

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Post by Tarac on Sun 24 Feb 2019, 09:30

Keep Windowskey pressed down and type R.
In the window type regedit and click on OK
Now you'll see HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

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Post by Tizri777 on Sun 24 Feb 2019, 22:23

@Tarac wrote:Keep Windowskey pressed down and type R.
In the window type regedit and click on OK
Now you'll see HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
ok, i got there. What do i do next?

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Post by Tizri777 on Sun 24 Feb 2019, 22:25

@Tarac wrote:1. Open the Registry by pressing Windows key + R
2. Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
3. Open SOFTWARE
4. In 64-bits Windows open WOW6432Node
5. Scroll down to the folder Sims and open it
6. Open The Sims 3

Now you see - in the righthand window - under Install Dir the location of the installed The Sims 3 Complete Collection
so i navigated to there but what do i do now?

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Tue 26 Feb 2019, 01:06

@Tizri777 wrote:
@Tarac wrote:1. Open the Registry by pressing Windows key + R
2. Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
3. Open SOFTWARE
4. In 64-bits Windows open WOW6432Node
5. Scroll down to the folder Sims and open it
6. Open The Sims 3

Now you see - in the righthand window - under Install Dir the location of the installed The Sims 3 Complete Collection
so i navigated to there but what do i do now?


I see you haven't received a reply yet.

Do you see any information next to "Install Dir"? I'll show you a screenshot so it's hopefully easier to understand:

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This is what it looks like for me. Do you see any install path, on your end?

As for "the installer being Chinese/Japanese"...that sounds familiar. Did you maybe install any software lately, that has anything to do with these languages? Not sure how to fix that. Maybe (in Windows 10) under System settings -> Region and Language -> Administrative Language settings -> Language for non-Unicode programs -> Change system locale.

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