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Sims2 Cd-key help

By Nvelopes
Jun 12, 2005
  1. I have the sims 2 on my laptop and would like to download it to my computer cuzz its fraster, only prob is i dun have the cd key...is it possible to retrieve it from my laptop?
     
  2. Nvelopes

    Nvelopes TS Rookie Topic Starter

    and i also dont have the case for the game eaither....duh
     
  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    Obviously not a bought game.
    No help here, mate.
     
  4. urbabygurl520

    urbabygurl520 TS Rookie

    do u have a booklet(manual) or something cause i got mines from the back of the manual at the top
     
  5. GeekieNick101

    GeekieNick101 TS Rookie Posts: 524

    The Sims 2 code is on the back of the CD case but like nightlife,open for business,etc and those are on the back of the booklet well anyone higher than sims 2 unversity it is on the case just unv and sims 2 normal is on the case atleast thats how mine as
     
  6. urbabygurl520

    urbabygurl520 TS Rookie

    weird i got mines from the booklet lol
     
  7. GeekieNick101

    GeekieNick101 TS Rookie Posts: 524

    Well I got my sims 2 back in sept 2004 or so I think when it first came out maybe the new sims 2 are like nightlife and up as well not sure, is the new sims 2 in the black ase like nightlife and up? if so then yeah the books have he codes but mine no they prob changed the packaging overtime
     
  8. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,198

    It depends on what version of Sims 2 you have.

    The Holiday edition, it's on a booklet included. Also, standard edition has it on the booklet. Special Edition CD and DVD have it on the back of the jewel case.

    My best suggest though would be to try and export the registry keys to a file on the laptop then try merging them on the PC in question for any keys with Electronic Arts and Sims2 in them. This still may not work though as EA has a tendency to also put a bazillion hidden folders in C:\Documents and Settings\Application Data and whatnot... but worth a try.
     
  9. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,452   +227

    :) The original question was posted over one year ago.
     
  10. GeekieNick101

    GeekieNick101 TS Rookie Posts: 524

    So its a year old. whats your point???
     
  11. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,348

    we try not to bump "old threads" up from the dead
     
     
  12. Lvin87

    Lvin87 TS Rookie

    Hello, how are u? I'm Lvin87, a new user at techspot. Can i make friend with you? And i have something to ask you, about Sims 2 CD-Key. Did you have a CD-Key for this game because i have a CD but don't have an CD-Key....
    There was a big problem for me to install this game...
    If you have an CD-Key for this game can you send it to me?
     
  13. urbabygurl520

    urbabygurl520 TS Rookie

    each game brings their own cd-key nobody has the same on check in back of your booklet on the top
     
  14. GeekieNick101

    GeekieNick101 TS Rookie Posts: 524

    Correct how wouldnt your game have a code? Each game comes with a code either on the back of the booklet or on the back of the cd case. If the game came in a cardboard box most likey the code is on the back of the cd case. And if it came in a plastic case like a DVD case then most likey it is on the back of the booklet. I hope thi helps and Welcome to techspot!
     
  15. N3051M

    N3051M TS Rookie Posts: 2,800

    Requests of CD keys from another person is pretty much the same as someone who copies a game illegaly. 1 licence per CD.

    Did you buy it from a shop? if so, you should ask them for another one, even provide reciept if you have as proof of purchase.
    If you bought it off the friend or its a burnt copy then give it back. Its going to be useless (and illegal) to you.

    Techspot does not condone piracy.
     
  16. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 1,060

    Is this not an old thread? 06-13-2005, 11:40 AM
     
  17. GeekieNick101

    GeekieNick101 TS Rookie Posts: 524

    Does it really matter if ths thread is over a year old, its beter than wasting space on the sever creating a new thread when it is about the same subject. Also it isnt always piracy I know back when I used to play sims 1 unleased I lost the code and a friend gave me their code to use. You know people can easily misplace a code or two.
     
  18. nman

    nman TS Rookie

    my sister lost her manual and therefore the CD key. she wants to install the game on her new computer. do any of you know any way to find the CD key on the computer the game is already installed on? i have no idea which files to look in. if you can point me in the the right direction it would be really helpful. thx.
     
  19. N3051M

    N3051M TS Rookie Posts: 2,800

    If the game is still installed on the machine, then there may be a way, although its not guaranteed to work.

    Look in any game menus, help files, "about" windows etc and see if you can locate your cd key for it

    Look through the registry keys. this is a hit and miss thing and might take you hours if you don't know what you're looking for, and every game puts it in different places.

    try this program and look under "secrets".

    Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, but good luck!
     
  20. N1Hawk

    N1Hawk TS Rookie Posts: 248

    contact the manufactor of the game as we cannot supply you a cd as it's illegal
     
  21. keyce

    keyce TS Rookie

    sims 2 directX9.0 Problems!!

    heres my information

    DirectX diagnostic Tool

    (System page)

    Operating System- Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600)
    system manufacturer- gateway
    system model- KITTYHAWK15
    BIOS- default system BIOS
    Processor- Intel Celeron, ~1.1GHz
    Memory- 254MB RAM
    DirectX Version- DirectX9.0c (9.05.0000.0904

    (Display page)

    Device

    Name- Intel(R) 82815 Graphics Controller (microsoft
    Manufacturer- Intel Corporation
    Chip Type- Intel(R) 82815
    DAC Type- Internal
    Approx. Total Memory - 32.0MB
    Current display mode- 1024 x 768(24 bit)(75Hz)
    Monitor- Plug and play monitor

    Ca u help me plz i been trien to figgure it out for the longest if u have any ideas lemme no or if u need any more information
     
  22. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,452   +227

    The onboard graphics lacks transform and lighting support. In that case the minimum requirements are:
    * 2.0 GHz processor
    * 256 MB RAM if Windows XP
    * At least 3.5 gigs of free hard drive space

    Your processor is way short of the minimum and your RAM is marginal. Your PC will work fine for most business applications (word processing, etc.), playing CDs and DVDs, and surfing the internet but it is not a gaming machine. You might be able to play some low demand games but Sims 2 is not one of them I think.

    That said, check the Intel website for this workaround: Click here.
     
  23. Guarbones

    Guarbones TS Rookie

    Yes, it is in the windows registry.

    1) press start, press run.
    2) type "regedit" into the run box.

    you are now browsing the registry!

    3) in the lefthand table open this directory: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Electronic Arts\EA Games\The Sims 2\ergc"

    4)in the righthand table there should now be a single entry named "(default)", the data it contains is your serial key.

    note: in regedit lefthand table shows directories, righthand shows contents.

    bonus points:
    Yes I realize I'm posting in a thread that's old as hell, but it wasn't resolved, so I thought I would help anyone who asks Google the same question that OP clearly did so many years ago. Enjoy
     
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