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Windows 7: the sims 2 deluxe??


14 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
the sims 2 deluxe??

today i brought my laptop its windows 7 i went on to canyourunit it says i cant run the sims 2 deluxe because of my video card but i can run the sims 3 what's the problem,i don't want to waste my money buying it if doesn't work i got Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

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14 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Hello rko2164 and welcome to SF!
Sims 2 and 3 put some strain on GFX and RAM.Even more so on Laptops. You might want to fill in your system specs so we can help you.
Howto - System Specs

-DG
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14 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

i hope this info is what you needed,i downloaded the sims 2 deluxe but i keep getting a grey screen i think i have to stick to the sims 3

PC Wizard 2010 Version 1.952
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Owner: Microsoft
Organisation: Microsoft
User: Charlie
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium Home Edition Media Center 6.01.7600
Report Date: Monday 15 November 2010at06:32

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<<< System Summary >>>
> Platform : Intel Calpella
> Mainboard : Acer Aspire 5742G
> Chipset : Intel HM55
> Processor : Intel Core i3 370M @ 2400MHz
> Physical Memory : 4096MB (2 x 2048 DDR3-SDRAM )
> Video Card : Intel(R) HD Graphics
> Hard Disk : Western Digital WD6400BEVT-22A0RT0 (640GB)
> DVD-Rom Drive : MagicISO Virtual DVD-ROM
> DVD-Rom Drive : MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ890AS
> Monitor Type : AUO - 15 inches
> Network Card : Broadcom NetLink BCM57780 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
> Network Card : Atheros Communications AR9287 Wireless Network Adapter
> Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Home Edition Media Center 6.01.7600 (64-bit)
> DirectX : Version 11.00
> Windows Performance Index : 4.6 on 7.9
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14 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hi rko2164,

I would highly suggest you do some research on Sims 2 and Windows 7. This have been numerous issues reported with the Sims 2 and 7. While some have been able to get it to run under 7, a host of others have had problems. This is especially true of laptops where games tend to struggle anyway.

Anyway have a look at these....

- The Sims 2
- http://www.sevenforums.com/gaming/11...ms-2-bsod.html
- The Sims 2 W7 64-bit
- http://www.sevenforums.com/gaming/77...tallation.html

All of those is from using the search term sims 2 using sevenforum's seach.... Windows 7 Forums the biggest Windows 7 help and support forum, friendly help and many Windows 7 tutorials that will help you get the most out of Microsofts new Windows 7 Operating System. - Search Results for sims 2

I'm not saying it won't work, just making you aware that there are issues under Windows 7. And again, a laptop complicates things further.

Good luck.
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14 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

thanks for the suggestions ill just get the sims 3,to bad it didn't work
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14 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Guaranteed, Sims 3 gives you the better game experience (it's just more fun in my book than sims 2 but of course that's purely subjective)

If sims doesn't play right, it's in 99% either missing RAM or an insufficient graphics card.
You say Sims 3 runs on your Laptop.
Seeing how the requirements for Sims 3 are higher, Sims 2 should work as well.
You just get a gray screen...no error message...no Sound? Have you tried to ALT-Tab out of that window (in order to minimize it) ? Those Error messages have a habit to hide behind the window sometimes.
If the game ever ran and you get that screen at a subsequent start, you need to delete the game caches for it to start again

-DG
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14 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
Seeing how the requirements for Sims 3 are higher, Sims 2 should work as well.
Not necessarily, Sims 3 might be better optimized for 7. Remember Sims 2 was released in 2004, way before Windows 7.

The Sims 2 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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14 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I know that...when I installed it under Vista I needed a special patch from ea.com.
I believe, if the Specs are too low it either wouldn't even start to install but stop with an error message or it installs and crashes during run.

This grey (??) screen makes me wonder about a defective download... with ~4.3GB download that's always a possibility.

-DG
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16 Nov 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

it could be the download i think ill buy the sims 2 legally if it doesn't work i can get my money back thanks for trying to help tho
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16 Nov 2010   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rko2164 View Post
it could be the download i think ill buy the sims 2 legally if it doesn't work i can get my money back thanks for trying to help tho
No wonder it's not working

Please be aware that we don't support pirated software here.

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