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The only other way is to have a friend get you it. Not Helpful 0 Helpful 1. I downloaded The Sims 3 on my PC, but then made a new Origin account on my laptop and tried to load the game without using the disc, but it said my code was already redeemed. What should I do? If you contact EA, and show them that you have a disc, most of the time they will provide you with a download or alternative method.
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Updated: March 29, Also, since you're only missing disc 1, if you can find a disc to borrow, copy it to your hard drive. These files can then be used to install the game again in the future, should you need to. I know this method works, because I have to do this in order to install my non-English edition in English. It involves editing one of the files once the disc is copied to the hard drive. Other than that, there isn't really any 'legal' way around it other than to purchase a new set of original discs.
As for installing it on a Mac, there is a Windows and Mac version of the game, sold separately. Quote from: quaxo on May 25, , PM. Well, lucky for him he has an original license for the game and isn't breaking any laws then. Quote from: quaxo on May 26, , PM. I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool. They are on the cd case or the manual.
I have yet to see the license actually on the disk. I don't work or have any association with EA. Please only contact me via PM when asked to do so. Please insert The Sims tm 3 University Life disc before proceeding. The disc is in, I've taken it out and gone Nintendo on it blowing off any dust and stuff the might've gotten in there and it didn't work. I'm a newby at Sims, so question: Is there a way to change it from the University Life disc to another?
I'm getting sick of the loading page, and icon. No, you always have to use the latest release disc in order to play the game.
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Out of the expansions you have mentioned, University Life is the most recent so that is the one the game will want to verify. See if any of the tips below help. If not, you may need to use Origin digital versions to avoid needing discs. Disc authorisation error - some possible solutions Quite a lot of Mac simmers are plagued by an error messages stating that their disc cannot be verified and advising them to contact customer services. Sometimes this message comes up again and again, even though the disc is in the drive and is genuine, and it is very frustrating. Things to try: 1. Check that you really do have the correct disc in the drive.
To launch the game you should be using the latest disc in terms of release date which may not necessarily be the last one that you installed. It's quite easy to pop in the wrong disc in error if you have a lot of expansions, so it's worth a quick check.
Examine the disc closely and see if there are any areas of damage such as small scratches. Ensure that the disc is clean and undamaged. If the disc is dirty or damaged it may stop functioning correctly. You can try to carefully clean the disc and then try again. Ensure that your disc drive is working properly it probably is fine, but let's rule out a problem with the actual drive. Then you can be sure that it's only your TS3 disc that is a problem.
Sometimes the game is very temperamental. It will give the error message several times in a row, then will suddenly accept its authenticity and start working again. I've had this happen a few times for no apparent reason.
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Try popping the disc out and shut down your Mac. Restart and then pop the disc back in. Try to launch the game and see if works. Try this a few times and you might get lucky and find that it starts working again. If you cannot get it to work, then you may wish to consider uninstalling the disc version of the game, then registering the game code on Origin so that you can download and install the digital version. This will not cost you any additional money because you already own a game code. Once you have installed a digital version of the game you will no longer need a disc although you will instead have the potential hassle of using Origin.
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