I have lost my Sims 3 disc, how can I run the game without it?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Charalambous, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Charalambous macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2009
    it is still installed with all my data on it, but it wont run without the cd.

    what alternatives do i have?

    help much appreciated.
  2. aquadisiac macrumors 6502

    Apr 25, 2009
    I just bought the CD and its a pain to play from CD. I would like to know too. I tried to install on iDisk but it didnt work that way :(
  3. IsaiahCWHelper macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2014

    Okay I Lost My CD As Well But Ea Games Helped Me With That I Had To Connect The Sims 3 Into My Origin Account If You Do Not Have One, Please Do So. I Just Regesterd It Through Origin. If You Need A Game Advisor From Ea Games To Help You With That Please Visit This Website And Fill Out Your Problems:

  4. jruschme macrumors 6502


    Dec 20, 2011
    Brick, NJ
    Make sure your Sims3 game and any expansions are registered with Origin. After that you can download the digital download version which does not require the CD. Note: you may have to remove and install the entire game and any add-ons first to use this method.

    FWIW, Sims3 only wants the CD for the newest expansion/stuff pack loaded, so you can try the digital download for just that one.
  5. Washac macrumors 68020


    Jul 2, 2006
    Yea like I did, all I wanted them to do was change my e mail address for me on my account and they flatly refused even after proving it was my account by answering thier proving questions that they ask me, totaly useless inept muppets.

    Good luck if you do contact them.
  6. cerote macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2009
    I never got answer any time I tried contacting them.

    But on topic as the others have said register your Sims titles in Origin and you will be able to download them digitally. I had to do this when I got newer iMac and didn't have the disc drive anymore.
  7. nixiemaiden macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    Just out of curiosity, is anyone having any luck with The Sims 3? I bought it from Amazon yesterday and installed it and only had a few minutes to play it by the time everything was finished updating. Then today it tells me that there are game updates available. It gets like 2/3 through downloading and just stops. The download window completely vanishes. The game won't launch. Every time I try to launch the game, it throws an error saying the game could not start. Very frustrating. One of the reasons I got this computer is because I thought it would be able to run the sims :/ Definitely not a very good impression for this first time Mac user.

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