Elf Feb 2 @ 2:34am
Activation code not working
I bought the game, and as a few people my activation code does not work, anyone know how to fix this or get around it?
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sara_bear Mar 18 @ 1:32pm 
Yep me too.
Elf Mar 20 @ 4:44pm 
I found out, you have to redeem it on the sims website (right click it and press redeem code) then download origin and install it from there, a bit annoying.
Fallen Disiple Apr 7 @ 12:03pm 
ive already tried this and my code is still "invalid"
Elf Apr 7 @ 2:02pm 
Go to the ea website and live chat with support, its more easier then posting a thread you actually get a response
Whittle Badger Jul 3 @ 8:41am 
Mine doesn't work either, very confused, why you have to download origin?
Elf Jul 10 @ 3:04am 
because origin is run or connected to EA, so they can deal with things on there, but its worth a try, just to redeem the game on the sims website and register with origin and you should be able to download it on origin, its a bit of a pain but worth it if you dont want to loose out
DarkWatch87 Aug 18 @ 8:40am 
Supposedly you have to own Sims 3 for it to work?
Elf Aug 19 @ 12:34am 
Not at all, I didn't own sims 3 befor buying and managing to play it, so on that basis I'm presuming you don't need it.
Whittle Badger Aug 20 @ 5:32am 
You don't need Sims 3
In the end I had to get Origin and just play it through that
Elf Aug 20 @ 3:01pm 
Yeah, it's a pretty annoying way to go around it, but at the end of the day atleast any EA games you want can be brought directly from origin and will work.
DarkWatch87 Aug 20 @ 3:49pm 
Originally posted by Elf:
Yeah, it's a pretty annoying way to go around it, but at the end of the day atleast any EA games you want can be brought directly from origin and will work.

Here's the thing though, the game works. I'm able to play it. So what's the purpose of the code?
Elf Aug 20 @ 11:32pm 
Then I have no idea, usually they won't work without it
Delsabre Aug 29 @ 8:59pm 
Originally posted by DarkWatch87:
Here's the thing though, the game works. I'm able to play it. So what's the purpose of the code?

I assume you run Windows XP?

EA's DRM in the launcher doesn't work with (Win 7?) and Win 8 and they've only updated the version on Origin to bypass the launcher and not the Steam version.
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DarkWatch87 Aug 29 @ 10:12pm 
Originally posted by Delsabre:
Originally posted by DarkWatch87:
Here's the thing though, the game works. I'm able to play it. So what's the purpose of the code?

I assume you run Windows XP?

EA's DRM in the launcher doesn't work with (Win 7?) and Win 8 and they've only updated the version on Origin to bypass the launcher and not the Steam version.

No, I have a windows 7. I don't know what else to tell you. I can play the game just fine without the activation code. I assumed it was for something else. Unless I'm missing something.
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