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Change Game Language

Problem

  • Sim names have changed after installing a new expansion or stuff pack
  • You would like to change the language the game is in

Solution

Change the language!

As well as practical purposes (e.g. you bought the game abroad) this is a neat party trick as you can translate the game into a language you don't understand and then you won't know what you're telling your Sim to do.. could be fun :)

How to Change the Game Language

Step 1

Go to the Start Menu and Run, and type in regedit:

Changelang01.png

Step 2

In the Registry Editor window, click the + arrows next to each of the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
  • SOFTWARE
  • Wow6432Node (If you have a 64bit Windows OS, everything below is under this node)
  • EA GAMES
  • The Sims 2 (or whatever EP you've got installed)
  • 1.0

and you'll see something like this:

Changelang02.png


On the right hand side you'll probably see four things. We only need to worry about two of them: Language and Language name.

Step 3

First double click on Language. That will bring up the following:

Changelang03.png


Dec  Hex   Language
1 0x01 English US
2 0x02 French
3 0x03 German
4 0x04 Italian
5 0x05 Spanish
6 0x06 Swedish
7 0x07 Finnish
8 0x08 Dutch
9 0x09 Danish
10 0x0A Brazilian Portuguese
11 0x0B Czech
12 0x0C Hebrew (needs external font support)
13 0x0D Greek (needs external font support)
14 0x0E Japanese
15 0x0F Korean
16 0x10 Русский (Russian) (needs external font support)
17 0x11 Simplified Chinese
18 0x12 Traditional Chinese
19 0x13 English UK
20 0x14 Polish
21 0x15 Thai
21 0x16 Norwegian
22 0x17 Portuguese
23 0x18 Hungarian


After changing the Language, double click on the LanguageName and change the text to whichever language you chose. It doesn't actually makes a difference to the game, but it's best to keep everything in sync.

That's it. Every part of the game is now whatever language you chose.


Contributor Credits

Thanks go to daysies for the original article, and treeag and Numenor for the updates.

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