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Windows 7: Sims 1 won't run

09 Nov 2012   #1
Rgjers1

Windows 7
 
 
Sims 1 won't run

I managed to install Sims 1 but after clicking play nothing comes up. I have tried troubleshooting the problem, I've uninstalled and reinstalled it, and I've searched for any other solution online but nothing seems to work. help!


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09 Nov 2012   #2
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rgjers1 View Post
I managed to install Sims 1 but after clicking play nothing comes up. I have tried troubleshooting the problem, I've uninstalled and reinstalled it, and I've searched for any other solution online but nothing seems to work. help!
System specs?
Compatibility mode?

Tried in the sims forum first?
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09 Nov 2012   #3
Rgjers1

Windows 7
 
 

I'm not sure what my system specs are, but they're the same or similar to a friend's laptop and the game works just fine on hers. I've tried the compatibility thing and nothing seems to work.
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10 Nov 2012   #4
Rgjers1

Windows 7
 
 

I noticed something when I was looking in other places on how to fix my problem, they all say to right click on the shortcut, go to properties, and then the compatibility tab. When I go to properties, there's no compatibility tab, the shortcut isn't even under the game title, it's under the cd drive title. it's like my computer doesn't even recognize sims as a game, I'm not sure why it doesn't. I've tried every compatibility setting I can think of, I've uninstalled and reinstalled it, and I've tried running as admin, but absolutely nothing works. For all I know, my computer's bunk and just doesn't work.
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10 Nov 2012   #5
Markmental

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Hmm I havent tried the sims 1 on windows 7 since i dont have it anymore. It did run well in virtualbox with xp when I had Ubuntu. try loading xp in virtualbox.
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10 Nov 2012   #6
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What does it means "the shortcut isn't even under the game title, it's under the cd drive title"?

Maybe you're using a shortcut pointing to the CD instead of the installed copy on the HD?
Has the installer created any other shortcuts on the desktop/startmenu? Try to use them instead. Or else, try to not use any shortcut at all and run it by going with Windows Explorer to the game's folder.

In my PC, it runs right out of box, without any special consideration or compatibility setting (in Win7 x64).
Were you able to even see the game title, neighborhood or something or nothing happens at all?
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10 Nov 2012   #7
Rgjers1

Windows 7
 
 

Nothing happens after I click play, that's all it does. and the shortcut title should be something more like "play the sims" or something, but all it says is "CD drive-shortcut"
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10 Nov 2012   #8
Rgjers1

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Markmental View Post
Hmm I havent tried the sims 1 on windows 7 since i dont have it anymore. It did run well in virtualbox with xp when I had Ubuntu. try loading xp in virtualbox.
I have virtualbox, but how would I install the game using it?
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10 Nov 2012   #9
Markmental

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

insert and run the disc in virtualbox after you install xp in virtualbox then go through the process of installing. the game should run fine.
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10 Nov 2012   #10
Rgjers1

Windows 7
 
 

I'm new to this whole thing, not exactly a computer person, I don't know how to install a game onto virtualbox, I've never had to before.
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