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#1 Old 28th Jul 2014 at 8:20 PM
Default SimPE fix for "The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection"
Aaroneous over at Simbology has made a fix for SimPE to see all the EP/SP in UC. See post #135 http://www.simbology.com/smf/index....9.msg172654#new

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#2 Old 28th Jul 2014 at 9:08 PM Last edited by wickedjr89 : 28th Jul 2014 at 9:26 PM.
I can't see it as I have to register and I try to but i've tried (and checked and double checked) both of my emails as I have 2 and it says they are invalid, when I use them EVERYDAY so I can't get the fix...I didn't know it was broken (I haven't went into using it yet but was planning too really soon).

Edit: I read how it has to be an email for an internet service provider...I didn't even have one! I literally just had to make one, because even though I pay the internet bill it's under my hubby's name and only he had an account for it (I used to have one but we moved and my name is no longer on the account and mine was deactivated, we never needed to both have an account) so yeah I got it now, thanks. I understand not wanting spammers but asking for an email that many people don't even have? It just annoys me.

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#3 Old 28th Jul 2014 at 10:14 PM
It would be nice to be able to see what's in that link without having to register. Especially since there are people who have said SimPE doesn't work for them and might like to know there's a fix. (Not me, mind you, I'll stick with my current game setup and a SimPE that works just fine!)
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#4 Old 28th Jul 2014 at 10:26 PM
Yes, it is utterly stupid to only allow only ISP emails to register. There are many ways to keep spammers from registering, like StopForumSpam and Project Honeypot. And there is absolutely no reason to prevent guests from viewing all of the forum.

Most likely the "fix" is just showing you how to navigate to the file path in program files. Which is basically the same as what the Collections are.
Mad Poster
#5 Old 28th Jul 2014 at 10:29 PM
Its a change to the expansions.xreg to make SimPE realize that the EPs for the Ultimate Collection is in a different place than normal.
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#6 Old 28th Jul 2014 at 10:45 PM
Can't you do that manually by going into the file table or whatever it's called and manually inputting the paths? That's what I did when I had Fun with Pets or else the M&G stuff wouldn't show. But maybe this fix does that automagically.

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#8 Old 28th Jul 2014 at 10:54 PM
Its Aaroneous' link to his file that does it automatically. I uninstalled the Ultimate Collection so I don't know if its the same as going into the file table.
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#9 Old 28th Jul 2014 at 11:03 PM
Paste the following into notepad and name the file expansions.xreg



Then put the file into the folder SimPE/Data.

Daft keeping useful stuff behind a login.
Test Subject
#10 Old 28th Jul 2014 at 11:39 PM
Hey everyone!

I'm still having problems, even with this fix. I have Windows 7 64-bit, is this fix only for 32-bit systems?
Also, when I try and create objects, it only shows very few objects (Eg. a few Happy Holiday items and the fireworks from Celebration Stuff)

Any help?
Instructor
#11 Old 28th Jul 2014 at 11:49 PM
It still fails system check for me with this fix, as it is still looking for sims2.exe, but more maxis stuff is showing up than before. I am still able to recolour CC, so I will settle for that
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28th Jul 2014 at 11:58 PM
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Test Subject
#12 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 12:22 AM
For those that the fix doesn't work ,try and input manually all of the location of Mansion & Gardens in PREFRENCES > FILE TABLE > (Missing) Folder: {Mansion}. Worked like a charm!
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#13 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 12:51 AM
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Originally Posted by marka93
Well just like here you have to register to get the downloads and you have to register there to see the links.


Downloads are one thing. A link to a possible fix for a common problem is another thing. Oh well, I can see what I want to see there and don't have the UC installed so it's not like it really matters to me. I just think that the FAIR thing to do is make sure that anyone who needs to can see what's behind that link, registered or not.
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#14 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 1:30 AM
Thank you this fix worked for me.

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#15 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 1:36 AM
I wouldn't have minded registering if I hadn't of needed to make another email, with my internet service provider, just to register. It was no problem for me to do so but not everyone may be able to make such an email. I was confused for awhile why my yahoo and aim emails it was saying was invalid until I read that it had to be an email provided by my ISP. It's probably a common issue now with people getting the Sims 2 Ultimate Collection and it really isn't fair for only some people to be allowed to get the fix for a common issue for their game. That's my 2 cents anyway.

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#16 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 7:54 AM
My ISP e-mail has never worked properly, that's why I don't use it - so there is no way that I can register.
Instructor
#17 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 10:33 AM
I tried my ISP email and my own domain email, neither worked
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29th Jul 2014 at 1:23 PM
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#18 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 7:05 PM
I used my college email and it worked (Domain with .edu)

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#19 Old 30th Jul 2014 at 1:09 AM
@live? Really? Really!? That somehow has less spammers than gmail? Puhlease. It is completely selfish and asinine to hide valuable information behind registrations. You want to require registration to download? Okay, maybe I can see that. But that is NOT what they are doing at Simbology, I can download numerous things and see a whole bunch of the forum. Maybe not all of it, but a portion. And based off that list, I probably wouldn't be able to register off either of my own domains either. Will I register? Nope. Why? Because I have no idea if it is worth MY time to do so.
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#20 Old 30th Jul 2014 at 1:38 AM Last edited by blakegriplingph : 30th Jul 2014 at 2:13 AM.
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Originally Posted by HugeLunatic
@live? Really? Really!? That somehow has less spammers than gmail? Puhlease. It is completely selfish and asinine to hide valuable information behind registrations. You want to require registration to download? Okay, maybe I can see that. But that is NOT what they are doing at Simbology, I can download numerous things and see a whole bunch of the forum. Maybe not all of it, but a portion. And based off that list, I probably wouldn't be able to register off either of my own domains either. Will I register? Nope. Why? Because I have no idea if it is worth MY time to do so.

Exactly what I was thinking. There's paysites, which I personally think is more grey market than a worthwhile business model, and then there's snubbing legit users off, which is just as insane.

EDIT: I tried the XREG fix, but for some reason I couldn't get the objects to load.
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#21 Old 30th Jul 2014 at 3:00 AM
While looking at the "fix", I think it may be an issue with a TM symbol. The fix doesn't have it, but it's my understanding the game files and reg file does.
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#22 Old 30th Jul 2014 at 3:39 AM
@Reagan.com, my primary email which I pay for annually, worked fine. Thinking that requiring an ISP email will stop spammers is ridiculous though; there's free internet providers like NetZero, there's ISPs like AOL where it could be an AOL dial-up user's email or it could be a freebie AOL email account, then there's spammers that hack into people's ISP/School/Corporate email accounts and use them to send spam, and could likewise use them to register at Simbiology.

BTW, if anyone needs a free @embarqmail.com email account exclusively for the purpose of registering there, PM me.
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#23 Old 30th Jul 2014 at 3:54 AM
I've only encountered one other site that blocks anything but ISP email addresses, and that's a true crime site run by a bunch of control freaks who get sued a lot. (I think one of the site owners is even currently suing the other site owner. Yeah, it's that kind of place, but I have to get my true crime fix there.)

(This post of apropos of nothing, I just remembered how ridiculous it was when I tried to register there, never expected to encounter it again.)
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#24 Old 30th Jul 2014 at 3:56 AM
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Originally Posted by gwynne
I've only encountered one other site that blocks anything but ISP email addresses, and that's a true crime site run by a bunch of control freaks who get sued a lot.


I wonder if they would allow @fbi.gov to register?
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#25 Old 30th Jul 2014 at 4:09 AM
I tried my @aim.com email and it said it was invalid....I had to make a comcast email and that worked.
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