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Getting digital copy with serial?
« on: December 29, 2011, 03:35:03 PM »
Hello  :)

Long story short, a friend lost my cd of WA and was told by sportsfan that with the serial code for te game I could download a copy from the sims website or from origin....

I read online that it is possible but not exactly how it is done.

I was wondering if anybody can tell me how to download the digital copy.

Thank you  ;D
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Re: Getting digital copy with serial?
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2011, 04:38:35 PM »
I'm not sure about getting a digital copy, but try and contact EA and see if they can help you out with getting a new copy. You should have enough proof that you bought it because of the serial number.
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Re: Getting digital copy with serial?
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2011, 04:54:14 PM »
If you download Origin and run it, there's a button at the top of the window with a picture of a gear on it. Click this, then choose the option that says "Redeem Product Code". Enter your CD key in the window that pops up and voila!

As a side note: This method may or may not work with Steam versions of the game. It didn't when I tried this summer, but there is another page you can find that might also work. https://activate.ea.com/applyentitlement.do

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Re: Getting digital copy with serial?
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2011, 11:42:44 PM »
Thankyou both! I just tried the origin method but it didn't work out... I'm going to try the link you sent me tomorrow and if something fails I'll contact EA because I just don't only have the code but the box and manuals as well.

Any proof they want I can give them  :D
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Re: Getting digital copy with serial?
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2012, 10:54:52 PM »
https://activate.ea.com/applyentitlement.do

Just wanted to let you (and everyone else) that this link was the one that worked for me! I registered the game and waited for it to download, no installation process...

Thank  you so  much. I can now apply play WA :)
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Re: Getting digital copy with serial?
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2012, 11:25:26 PM »
Glad to know that link's still working. From what I understand, it's an old link to the EA Download Manager, which has since been replaced by Origin. That's why I wasn't sure if it'd still work.

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Re: Getting digital copy with serial?
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2012, 11:55:00 PM »
Glad to know that link's still working. From what I understand, it's an old link to the EA Download Manager, which has since been replaced by Origin. That's why I wasn't sure if it'd still work.

Yeah the thing is, origin would directly accept my serial while this link did...

It then automatically opened up origin since it was already installed.
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Re: Getting digital copy with serial?
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2012, 12:27:14 AM »
Awesome! This is good to know just in case one of my CDs goes missing in the future when I have to move again. :P

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Re: Getting digital copy with serial?
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2012, 10:37:50 AM »
 Yeah  I'm pretty sure I'm not (and wont be) the only one that this  has ever happened to. It's good to know that we don't have t buy the CD all over again :)
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