I uninstalled my Sims 3 quite some time ago because I was not playing the game very often. After watching Ai complain about the difficulties she had in reinstalling her Japanese game and the subsequent sales fiasco, I was a bit hesitant to approach them. However as it turns out, my issue was fairly straightforward.
You see, a few weeks ago, I unhooked my DVD drive from my motherboard because the thing was malfunctioning. It wouldn’t read DVDs at first (and frequently hung the computer too!) and as a last straw, it wouldn’t let me boot Kuro. After removing it, Kuro’s got no issues.
This proved to be a problem today.
I wanted to play the Sims 3. I forgot I’d uninstalled it a few months back because I wasn’t playing it as often. Today I wanted to reinstall and give it a whirl.
I forgot my Sims 3 was a physical disk copy (Collector’s Edition baby!).
I contacted EA live support, to see if it was possible to get a digital version of my game and then used the physical license on it instead. Angelina helped me through the process, and now I’m downloading the Sims 3 via the EA Download manager to see if it works.
Interestingly enough, according to the EA Download manager, they apparently let you download digital versions of your games, just in case your disk gets corrupted or lost. I presume that it requires you having to register your game online first though (which I did).
42 hours left to download a 5gb file though. >> Eep.