How to fix the "Activate DisplayName field missing from registry" error in Sims 4 and Apex Legends
If you are trying to play Sims 4 or Apex Legends on your PC, you may encounter a pop-up window that says "Activate DisplayName field missing from registry" and prevents you from launching the game. This error usually means that Origin, the game launcher for EA games, cannot verify your ownership of the game. This can be caused by various reasons, such as using a different Origin account, having a third-party antivirus or firewall blocking the connection, or having corrupted game files. In this article, we will show you some possible solutions to fix this error and enjoy your games.
Method 1: Use the same Origin account that installed the game
One of the most common reasons for this error is that you are signed into a different Origin account than the one that originally installed the game. To check this, open Origin and click on your profile icon in the top right corner. Then, click on EA Account and Billing. You should see your email address and username under About Me. Make sure this matches the account that you used to purchase and install the game. If not, sign out of Origin and sign in with the correct account.
Method 2: Set exceptions for Origin.exe and TS4_x64.exe or r5apex.exe in your antivirus or firewall
Another possible reason for this error is that your antivirus or firewall software is blocking Origin or the game from connecting to EA servers. To fix this, you need to set exceptions for Origin.exe and TS4_x64.exe (for Sims 4) or r5apex.exe (for Apex Legends) in your antivirus or firewall settings. The exact steps may vary depending on the software you use, but generally you need to find a section that allows you to add trusted programs or files and browse to the location of Origin.exe and TS4_x64.exe or r5apex.exe. The default location for Origin.exe is C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin. The default location for TS4_x64.exe is C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 4\Game\Bin. The default location for r5apex.exe is C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Apex\bin64.
Method 3: Repair the game in Origin
Sometimes, this error can be caused by corrupted or missing game files. To fix this, you can use the Repair option in Origin to scan and fix any issues with your game. To do this, open Origin and go to your game library. Right-click on the Sims 4 or Apex Legends icon and select Repair. Wait for the process to complete and then try launching the game again.
Method 4: Create a new Origin account
If none of the above methods work, you may need to create a new Origin account and link it to your game. This may solve the issue if there is something wrong with your original account that prevents it from verifying your game ownership. To create a new Origin account, go to https://www.origin.com/ and click on Create an account. Follow the instructions to create a new account with a different email address and username than your original one. Then, sign in to Origin with your new account and go to Redeem Product Code under Origin in the menu bar. Enter the product code for your game that you received when you purchased it online or in a physical copy. You can find your product code in your email confirmation, order history, or game case. Once you redeem your product code, you should be able to download and play your game without any errors.
We hope this article helped you fix the "Activate DisplayName field missing from registry" error in Sims 4 and Apex Legends. If you have any questions or feedback, please leave a comment below. 061ffe29dd