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Windows 7: Sims 1


17 Jun 2010   #1

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Sims 1

I just got a new laptop yesterday, and it has Windows 7 on it. Before I got it, I'd been using Windows XP since it came out (I'm only 15 - I grew up on XP). On my XP, I could play all my Sims games just fine, but this one won't play the Sims 1. I know it should be able to, because it plays the Sims 3 perfectly. The thing is, the game loads, but if I try to bring up the screen, it minimizes itself. I even did the Program Compatibility thing and put it as working with Windows XP with Service Pack 2, but it didn't work - I even did the 600x480 resolution thing, but that didn't work either. So I'm stuck. I'm really hoping I'll at least be able to play the Sims 2 on here (I haven't tried it yet) but I really want to be able to play them all.
Thanks in advance for any advice you can give! ^^

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17 Jun 2010   #2

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Go to the Sims web site & see if any updates.

Have a look at those post:
The Sims 2
Sims 2 crashes on Windows 7.
The sims 1 & 2
http://www.sevenforums.com/gaming/86...ation-all.html
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18 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nicjmartin View Post
I just got a new laptop yesterday, and it has Windows 7 on it. Before I got it, I'd been using Windows XP since it came out (I'm only 15 - I grew up on XP). On my XP, I could play all my Sims games just fine, but this one won't play the Sims 1. I know it should be able to, because it plays the Sims 3 perfectly. The thing is, the game loads, but if I try to bring up the screen, it minimizes itself. I even did the Program Compatibility thing and put it as working with Windows XP with Service Pack 2, but it didn't work - I even did the 600x480 resolution thing, but that didn't work either. So I'm stuck. I'm really hoping I'll at least be able to play the Sims 2 on here (I haven't tried it yet) but I really want to be able to play them all.
Thanks in advance for any advice you can give! ^^
Could you explain the bold part in a little more detail? Thanks

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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19 Jun 2010   #4

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Hi Walker.
I had the same problem with my kids first Vista PC,downloaded the Sim2 update from Sims web site, installed OK,played OK.
May be a update for Windows 7.
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21 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Hi Walker.
I had the same problem with my kids first Vista PC,downloaded the Sim2 update from Sims web site, installed OK,played OK.
May be a update for Windows 7.
Ok great! I hope that solution works for this person as well. Let us know, nicjmartin!

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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08 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Try Checking "Run as an administrator" and Compatibility mode for XP. That's what I did on my sims 1 and it worked!
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08 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

nicjmartin, have you made any progress on this yet? Let us know if we can still help in any way.

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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