Tuesday, April 29, 2014

SimCity 2013 Error 3000

I have a copy of SimCity 2013. It's a great game, and I'm enjoying it very much.

Unfortunately, most of the time when I go to start it up, I get an "ERROR 3000" window and the game crashes.

I have stumbled on a way to get the game to run.

In WINDOWS XP, you need to go to your START menu, and choose RUN. Then type in "regedit"

Navigate through to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Maxis/SimCity

The "DisplayName" field had data set as "SimCity?"

Right-click on the DisplayName field and hit modify, and then remove the ? in the data field. Exit the editor and start the game again. Now it should start up fine.

The next time you go to start the game, the error will likely appear. Simply go back into regedit, and if you haven't used it for anything, it will open back up where you left it last time. Put the question mark back into the DisplayName field and exit again. The game should start again.

Just continue modifying the DisplayName field each time this error comes up, and it should continue getting you into the game.

Why does this work? I have NO IDEA! I just know that it has worked for me every time I try to start the game and get the ERROR 3000.

Good luck!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

How to get American Netflix in Canada on your PC

EDIT SEPT 29/16: This method no longer works due to changes by Netflix. I am currently unaware of any working way to get a different countries version of Netflix. I just use Kodi now instead.


A very easy way to watch the American version of Netflix up here in Canada (and trust me, it's way better) is to use the HOLA extension for Google Chrome. Of course, this only works from a PC, so if you use a PS3, Xbox or some other way to view Netflix, then you'll need another way to achieve this.

If you're not already using Chrome, you can install it from HERE.

Now install the HOLA extension. Don't worry, it's free!

You will see a little fireball icon in the upper right side of your screen. (I also have Adblock, which is an awesome ad blocking extension, and StumbleUpon. )

Now just go the Netflix site like you normally do, and enjoy all the extra shows!

On my XP computer, it went straight to the site. On my Windows 7 computer, a warning about which site I wanted and which site I was actually going to popped up, but in this rare case, it's safe to ignore that warning.