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Windows 7: The Sims 2


16 Mar 2009   #1

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 
The Sims 2

Tried searching for a thread about The Sims 2, but can't seem to find it now, but anyway.

Trying to install The Sims 2 and all exansions on Windows 7 7057 on my other PC with 32 bit.

I've not finished installing all the packs yet, got 4 or 5 of them on, and thought I'd stop and give the game a try. The game launches, and the intro video starts playing, but when I try to skip it, or when it finshes, the game freezes and does nothing. I can get task manager up, and there's an error with just the red circle and X and no message, and the game closes.

Tried running in admin and compatibility mode, but still doesn't work.

The game compatibility list is confirmed as working for build 7000. Any ideas why it's not working now?

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19 Mar 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong18 View Post
Tried searching for a thread about The Sims 2, but can't seem to find it now, but anyway.

Trying to install The Sims 2 and all exansions on Windows 7 7057 on my other PC with 32 bit.

I've not finished installing all the packs yet, got 4 or 5 of them on, and thought I'd stop and give the game a try. The game launches, and the intro video starts playing, but when I try to skip it, or when it finshes, the game freezes and does nothing. I can get task manager up, and there's an error with just the red circle and X and no message, and the game closes.

Tried running in admin and compatibility mode, but still doesn't work.

The game compatibility list is confirmed as working for build 7000. Any ideas why it's not working now?
It currently works for me with no issues on build 7000, I am downloading 7057 at the moment, I'll see if I can get it working once I have, should be able to let you know if I do later tonight after fully downloading 7057, burning it, and installing it.
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29 May 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 
Major Annoying Problem!

I had just recently installed Windows 7, I used to have Vista, I had The Sims 2, University and Nightlife installed. I some how got a file corruption for the neighbourhood folder Pleasantview (This happened when I had Vista). Once I installed Windows 7 I tried playing the game but if I remember correctly I think it had some type of error, I am not quite sure.

So I thought to reinstall The Sims 2. All the expansion packs are removed, they aren't in my program list when I go to control panel, remove program. All folders of the expansion packs have been removed. So I try to uninstall The Sims 2...but it comes up with a error message saying something along these lines:
''There is one or more expansion packs installed, please uninstall all expansion packs''
Impossible as there is no expansion packs on my computer! So I decided that all well lets just play the normal sims...but then another error message appears when I go to run The Sims 2 (exact message):
''You are running the wrong verison of The Sims 2. Please run instead''
Now I **** stupid when it comes to computers...so I don't have a single clue on what to do...please someone help me! I just want to play The Sims
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29 May 2009   #4

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

o.O sims 2 works for me! with all service packs :P
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29 May 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Your very lucky...but I had previous problems...the game file probably has a huge corruption. Which would surprise me seriously.
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29 May 2009   #6

 
 

Hi MidnightRocker, welcome to the forums.

If you run regedit from the start menu, have a look @
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
and look for anything relating to the Sims, then delete them.

Also, a search of the registry for Sims may get some more results too. You can then delete them, then the directories & try a new install.

Did you upgrade or clean install? Sometimes an upgrade can cause a few issues with software. The latest build 7127 had more game compatability too.



Jeff
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29 May 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

I really don't know anything about my laptop lol. I have a friend who is a real wizz at computers. I shall definitely try your method and pray and hope it works. But I must ask this, it's a bit unrelated. Do you get the ''This Copy Of Windows is Not Genuine'' message in your bottom right hand side of your screen? If not you must share with me on how you did that. My computer wizz friend would definitely be interested in how you got rid of it.

P.s I just remembered actually...It was an upgrade from Vista Home Preuim to Windows 7...also how do you search the registry. You have to be really straight forward with me because seriously I don't know **** about computers. But I did manage to do the regedit thing.
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29 May 2009   #8

 
 

Firstly, open up regedit by typing it into the search bar
Name:  Regedit.png
Views: 421
Size:  50.2 KB

This will open the Registry Editor
The Sims 2-regedit-open-.png

You can either find
Name:  Regedit (Find).PNG
Views: 1501
Size:  27.0 KB

or navigate to the Uninstall key
The Sims 2-regedit-uninstall-.png

Either way, once you find anything that has a Key (yellow folder) named Sims or a String detailing any information about Sims then you can delete the whole Key (folder).

Hope thie helps

If your friend is a comp wizz then he/she'll know what i'm talking about in more detail.

warning   Warning
Always backup your registry in case of failure, read This to show you how


Jeff


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29 May 2009   #9

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

eh? if you wanna know where the registry keys exact location here you go!

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\EA GAMES,

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Electronic Arts\EA Games\

and

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths

delete all entries that has something to od with the sims and try to reinstall it as administrator and compatibility mode xp sp3
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29 May 2009   #10

 
 

Good call Mercurial
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