Hi, I too am having troubles getting the sims 2 to work on my desktop pc. I have had no issues installing the base game or any of the expansion packs. The basic game works just fine, however after I have installed the expansion packs the game get to the load screen and crashes immediately, giving me a blank error (red circle, with a x in it). I am using the 4 disc holiday deluxe game as the base. I am not getting the compatibility error that several people have been getting, but the base game works. I have installed all ep in order. My graphics drivers & direct x are all up to date. I can't seems to find any solution. My problem seems similar to the guy who strted this post, but he never explains how he got the game to work. I know it's been so ,onf since anyone has looked at this thread, but I thought I would give it a chance.
Hope someone can help me. Thanks!
Edit: I have no cc or mods right now & I have uninstalled & reinstalled several times.