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Windows 7: My first post, Sims 1 issues

13 May 2012   #1

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My first post, Sims 1 issues

Hello everyone,

I'm glad to actually have found this community and have heard from a few friends that if you have issues with some PC related things, this is the place to go. But enough flattery on my part, let me get to my issue.

I recently went through my CD book and found my old Sims 1 CD. While I understand that some OS have serious issues with older games, most of these can be solved with turning on compatibility modes or admin settings. I went looking on the internet for my Sims problem, so let me describe it here :

I click on the icon choosing which resolution I want the game to start in, I then get a blue circle 'working circle' and checking processes I do see that the game attempts to start. It immediately goes away after a few seconds of working and I see no changes on my screen.

I would like to get this working, I do miss my old Sims and would enjoy having it working as intended but setting compatibility to Windows XP SP 2 does nothing as well as setting Admin.

Anyone have any ideas or perhaps a thread I may have missed about getting it working or NOT getting it working if there is no work around?

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14 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit

Have you tried turning off visual themes?
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14 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)

The problem there is that the game is quite old for the computer you have. If you run it in compatibility mode, it might work better.
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