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Sims 2 on Windows XP

Q: Sims 2 on Windows XP

I can not find any DirectX compatible graphics when I try to play the Sims 2 for the Windows XP. Please Help Me! But I do not have any internet though.

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A: Sims 2 on Windows XP

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A:Solved: Sims 3 & Sims 3 Pets(Origin) - Ordinal 304 Error (Not Found?)

I talked to someone from EA again and was told that the corrupted files are from malware or a virus...
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Some SIMS 2 add-on packs are not compatible with Windows 7.
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A:sims error message Sims exe - Bad Image The application or DLL C:WINNT\DCIMAN32.dll

seems you have a corrupted dll... maybe www.dlldump has the dll and you can get it from there...
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A:Sims 2 - Crash when loading occupied or empty lots, or moving Sims in

Come on, nobody has a clue? I've seen other people have this problem, so it's a known issue...
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A:sims 2 crashes when i move sims into houses


I would start by looking at this thread, it has a wealth of information:


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A:Windows 8 Sims 2 help?

Run the expansion pack in compatibility mode for XP. If that won't work, try running under 7
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A:The Sims and Windows XP

yes the sims does work on windows xp.
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A:the sims 2 and windows 7

just the sims 2???
i play the sims 2 complete (all the expansions packs plus all the stuff packs and their updates) and i have never had such and issue like that.
just the game crashing when i am making a insane big lot with several floors (normal since on xp also happens to me)
try to get the sims 2 update and install more expansions and stuff pack.
also might help to put on the sims 2 launcher compatibility mode:
windows 2000 and remove aero desktop and themes.
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A:Sims 2 and Windows 8?

Welcome to TSG!

First, I know nothing about windows 8 so these are just ideas.
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Welcome to TSG

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A:Sims characters on Windows Vista

Originally Posted by soccer_dance95

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What you need to remember is that The Sims 2 was released BEFORE Vista was out, so it's logical to assume that the packaging will not mention it. Most games that work on XP will work on Vista, but it help to confirm compatibility first.

If you go to The Sims 2 Website, you should be able to download a patch that will fix compatbility issues within Vista. I have Sims 2 myself, and it works great on even Vista x64.

Get the Sims 2 updates - Updates

The original The Sims is fairly old, so you may not get a patch for it to work on Vista. But try here anyway: The Sims? - Official Site - Find your Sims community

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Hi -

Did you copy/ paste all of the dump info in? The date on the dump from crash #2 = November 2008, yet I see SP2 installed. These 2 do not match.

Here is a brief summary and info on the crashes -


Crash #1
bugcheck - 0x24 = NTFS file system problem
OS = Vista SP2

Crash #2
bugcheck = 0x10e (0x2, 0x1, 0x0, 0x0) = the video memory manager was unable
to recover from a problem it encountered
OS = SP2

This will become a problem for you in the near future - only 3.1% free space remaining on your OS drive -


Drive: C:
Free Space: 4.5 GB
Total Space: 143.1 GB
The first thing to do is to perform a Vista system restore - choose a restore point prior to the failed Sims install -
START | rstrui

Then run chkdsk /r - then select option to reboot to allow volume to dismount. chkdsk will run on next boot-up

Follow these 2 procedures -

1. Run the Vista Cleaning Manager Utility - from an elevated cmd/DOS prompt -
type cleanmgr tuneup - Check the following boxes:

- Temp Setup Files
- Downloaded Program Files
- Temp Internet Files
- Recycle Bin
- System error memory dump files (NOT the next line - minidump files)
- Temp Files
- Temp Windows Installation Files
2. Defrag the hard drive - use a product like Auslogics

Let me know how you make out.

Regards. . .


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A:Sims 2 Sims Flashing

Okay just added some more images to imageshare.

and also two videos to youtube, because it is more of a visual problem.
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First of all, I love your name.
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Windows edition: Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2
Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
Model: Hp Pavilion dv6700 notebook PC
Processor: AMD turion(tm) 64 x2 mobile technology Tl -60 2.00 GHz
Memory (RAM) : 3.00 GB
System type : 32-bit operating system
i can run most games like Maplestory,Runescape,WoW
So Do you think i can run it? Also do i need any other sims versions to play?

A:Will i be able to run Sims 3

welcome to Vista forums:

---here is a page that shows all the stats you need--->Kotaku - Here Are Your Sims 3 System Requirements - the sims 3---

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this is what it says when i try to download it

A problem occured when trying to transfer the file
'D:\EP2\TSData\Res\Soundd|Oldies.package' from the media

Do you wish to copy the file or cancel the installation

Its been like this ever scince I went to Staples were they installed the new microsoft word for me. They said they changed a few settins on my computer or somthing but I just want to play my game...
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I'm trying to install the original version of The Sims on my computer. There is nothing wrong with my computer (No Viruses, Trojans, Spyware). Whenever I try to install the game, it gives me the error

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft WIndows applications. Choose "close" to terminate the application.Click to expand...

Anyone know what I can do? I really want to play the game again.
Added Information
P.4 2.8 Ghz
64 MB Ati-Radeon 9200 Pro Video Card
512 MB Ram
92 GB free hard-drive space

I bought The Sims from a retail store (Staples) about four years ago.

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I downloaded a few lots to my download manager. Then I installed them to my game. I cannot locate them in my game. The other sims you had a houses and lot bin but I do not have one with the sims3.

A:Sims 3

It's in Edit Town - there should be lots that came with the game there, too, and the ones you downloaded will be among them.
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i got a laptop a new one got it a few months ago never got a games for it intill now. i have just got sims 2 double deluxe and installed it and everything went fine.
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Please Help
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My system specs:
AMD Athlon 64 x2 3800+ 2GHz
1GB of Ram
NVIDIA GeForce 6150 Le
Let me know if theres anything else you need to know.

A:The Sims 2

have you gone into device manager to check whether there are any yellow exclamation marks indicating problems?

Did you try uninstalling and then reinstalling them?

Edit...your profile says you are running xp home but you have posted this problem in the vista support-is the game actually being played on a vista system?

If so here is a link to sims 2 vista
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I'm pretty sure the CD only has to be in the drive when you first start the game, but double check the license restrictions. My guess is that EA wants you to buy one game for each of your two computers.
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Evrytime my people repair a shower they have the water spraying out of them?

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LOL.... never heard of that one before!
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Have you tried the Sims 2 Maid.. It is a little download tool that allows you to drag and drop sims downloads with ease.

Here are the instructions on how to step by step (assuming you dont use the Sims2 Maid)

1. Click on download content and select SAVE file

2. Pick where to save the download content. You want to save it in your Sims2 Downloads folder. It should be somewhere like /USERNAME/Documents/ea games/sims2/downloads. (you may have to create this folder if you have never downloaded anything from the store before)

3. You will get 1 o f 3 file types. One being a package file that you have to do nothing with. Another being a Zip file which you have to unzip and take the package file out of it and put in your downloads folder. And the last is a SIMS2Pack file, which you have to click on to install the content to game. Sometimes the Zip file may contain either a package file or a SIMS2PACK file.

4. Now start game and your stuff will be there. Make sure you have custom content enabled if you are using an expansion. All your downloads will be in the appropriate sections, like if you download a house, it will be in your houses bin, if you downloaded an object, it will be in the appropriate object bin.
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Some say that AMD can be overclocked. If so, that might help. Depending upon how much thermal headroom you do have, you might be able to squeeze a few hundred MHz out of the CPU - the GPU is a major heat producer and I'm not sure I would look to clock it much (if any)  ...,145783.0.html
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What does the message say? This might give us more information
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A:Sims 2 Help

Welcome to TechSpot

Have a look at DirectX 9.0c compatible trouble, please help thread first.

Usually, if the hardware isn't too ancient, it's just a matter of having the latest drivers.
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A:The Sims

I don't think it's a virus, because I've had the same problems before. Maybe you could check out this and see if anything helps, or look around the EA Tech Support area and try their suggestions. Without knowing your operating system, what expansion packs you have, and whether you have user-made downloads, it's hard to pin-point exactly what could be causing the crash, as it could be a number of things. If you do have user-made downloads, I would suggest you back them up on cd or somewhere on your harddrive, just in case you need to reinstall the game.
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A:the sims 2 please help!

First, welcome to TSG!

The problems you're describing sound like an overheating problem to me. Try turning off the computer, and taking off the side of the case. Clean out all the dust you can with compressed air, and carefully turn the computer on. Make sure that all the fans inside are working properly. It is safe to run the computer with the side of the case off, as long as you don't touch anything inside while it's on.

Now, try playing the Sims again. If it seems to be a little better, let us know, and if it's just as bad as before, let us know as well.

Good luck!
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The only thing to do is buy more RAM. How old is your PC? I ask because 1GB has been fairly standard for a few years.
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PS. I have Windows XP.

A:The sims 2 help

Is this a store bought disk...try cleaning the disk...and have you tried turning off any protection programs that maybe running
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Do you want to retry to copy the file, or cancel the installation?"

I have contacted EA Games but all they give me was a link to download something about a SafeDisk

That didnt work... now I'm really frustrated and at my wits end... Any suggestions or help to be found ?? I'm almost computer stupid but if you need something and tell me where to get it... I can get it... Would hate to go get another new computer since I just got this one in Nov. Its a Dell with Windows XP Home Edition on it. HELP !!