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i just installed everything from the base game to AL on my new hard drive (plus a few SPs), and my self!sim has been spontaneously renamed to charlie mccullough. wtf? this happened on my old hard drive too, sometimes if i hadn't played a family in a while, their pets would revert to their original names given by the adoption agency (and now i have a calico named midnight when her name DEFINITELY used to be callie, and the scottish fold used to be called willie).

has this happened to anyone else? i haven't seen this mentioned anywhere before. it's easy enough to rename them, but why is this happening?!

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skittlebox
Sep. 30th, 2008 02:19 pm (UTC)
It happens when you install a UK pack when you use US, or something like that. There is/was a registry fix on MATY called engrish.zip, so have a look over there.
eleuthreophile
Sep. 30th, 2008 08:21 pm (UTC)
okay, thank you! hopefully this works.
zazazuabubu
Sep. 30th, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC)
I think I posted instructions there, as well...look for posts by Zazazu containing "registry". They were shamelessly stolen. The engrish thing didn't work for me on H&M, after which I started doing it manually. I can do it with my eyes closed now, but I'll be damned if I can actually describe what is done without looking at the registry entries.
nameless_cricke
Sep. 30th, 2008 06:06 pm (UTC)
Do what Zazazu says if the english.zip doesn't work for you. The directions to do it manually are simple enough.
At one point, one(or more) of the SPs was shipped wrong and some regions received many an incorrect pack. A pack from another region can cause name change in sims, and clock change from 12 to 24 hour clock or vice a versa.
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