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Sims 2 Expansion Problems

Q: Sims 2 Expansion Problems

I have Sims 2 and several of the extensions packs. (All purchased) I have never had any problems with my system or running the game. I recently loaded the new business expansion pack and lost all of my saved families, homes, etc.(three years worth) . Does this always happen? I have Sims University and Nightlife and I don't remember losing all of my stuff....

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A: Sims 2 Expansion Problems

I've had some problems installing expansion packs with Sims 2 as well. Try to find the folder containing the saved games and see if yours are still there. If they are, copy them to your desktop and try installing the games and expansions. Then copy your savegames back into the right place, and see if the game recognizes them.

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/sims-2-expansion-problems.470307/
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my computer meets all requirements for sims 2 and i have actually played it a couple of time but it keeps freezing when i try to load a neighboorhood. The nightlife expansion stops at 68% i really don't understand this problem Also i should mention when sims 2 crashes the whole system goes down clt+alt+del won't even work please help me
 

A:SIMS 2 and EXPANSION PACKS LAPTOP PROBLEMS

torreya said:

my computer meets all requirements for sims 2 and i have actually played it a couple of time but it keeps freezing when i try to load a neighboorhood. The nightlife expansion stops at 68% i really don't understand this problem Also i should mention when sims 2 crashes the whole system goes down clt+alt+del won't even work please help meClick to expand...

Since this hasn't been addressed already, I guess I'll try to help . First off, what are your laptop's specs? The requirements to run the base game and the requirements to run the EPs are different, moreover, they are both set ridiculously low so most systems may be able to "run" the games but not run them well.

Officially, straight from the box and the official Sims 2 site, the requirments for the Sims 2 as cited on by EA games are found here and the requirments for Nightlife are found here (note that these are the "minimum" requirements.)

In reality, what you need is more than that. For the base game, it is recommended that you have a 1.5 GHz processor, 512MB of RAM (if you have a processor better than 1.5 GHz you could probably get away with running it at 256MB of RAM), and definitely more than 32MB video card (like the official requirements state) double that should do it but 128MB should run it smoothly. If your running on Vista, you need even more than these recommendations, though.

For expansion packs, you should have like 2.0 or 2.5 GHz processor (something in that area) and about 256MB on your video card, also a newer, more efficient video card is recommend but not highly since the games don't exactly rely heavily on the video card like most other games do. No, what you need is loads of RAM and a good CPU. As for RAM, for EPs, 1 GB should really run the game well. Make sure to update your drivers as well to get the best of your video card.

Well, that should give you a general idea of what it takes to run the Sims 2 and any other games in the Sims 2 series. If your current computer doesn't meet these recommended specifications, you can expect that kind of poor performance.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/sims-2-and-expansion-packs-laptop-problems.578766/
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A:I'm having problems with my latest Sims 2 Expansion Pack: Pets?

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A:Having problems with the sims 2 (main + all 18 expansion packa) on my windows 7 pc

Please refrain from posting in other peoples thread. If you don't get a response after 24 hours of the initial post, just post in this one and your thread will go to the top of the list.

What do you meant by going to boolProp and are you using this to get your Sim to order something?
 

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A:the sims 2 uni expansion

i'm afraid to say it but it might have something to do with your save game file being corrupted or there is somehow a bug in it, if you start a new game, does the problem still exist? also did you download any patches available for the game? i know it was newly released so i don't know if any exist yet but at least check.
 

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can someone help me figure out why my objects are blue?
 

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A:The Sims 2 expansion packs

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A:Sims 1 Livin' It Up expansion won't install?

It looks like two instances of the installation are clashing with one another.

Run the installation, replicate the problem then open up your Task Manager - You'll see the setup program running under the Applications tab. Right click the setup application and click 'go to process', this will highlight the setup process under the Processes tab. If there is any other instances of the process running it will be under the exact same process name.

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A:Sims 2 Expansion Pack - only one will work

OK well with the Sims 2 you are only supposed to install the expansions in order and run the game off the last expansion disk you install. When you run the game it should have all expansion running. It's the same with Sims.

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A:Sims Deluxe Expansion PAck

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A:Sims 2 won't start after university expansion installed!

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I'll go check and see if i installed the wrong drivers,but i suspect not or they wouldn't work!

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A:Solved: the sims makin magic expansion pack

If this The Sims original... you would need to install them in order that they came out, so if you have an expansion pack that is newer than Making Magic, you have to use that disc instead.
 

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When I load The Sims Makin' Magic; the page goes black to load but then it crashes and returns to the Desktop...

I've tried the Compatibility Wizard and I'm running it as an Administrator, I've disabled the Visual Themes and I'm also using the Windows XP Compatibility Mode...

Could someone please help me...? I really want to play The Sims really soon.

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A:HELP! The Sims Problems!

I suggest you leave the past behind and buy the Sims 2 and it's 20 expansions. :P It's the same game, only better.

http://www.vistax64.com/gaming/144149-help-sims-problems.html
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A:Sims 2 problems

can you fill out the rest of you system Specs please. up top where it says User CP on the left.

also what motherboard are you running, and do you have the latest Catalyst driver for that 4870?

http://www.vistax64.com/gaming/179734-sims-2-problems.html
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A:Too Many Sims Problems

Firstly, it is possible that you don't have the United States version of the game. Sometimes you can end up get a different version of certain games, even though they are in english. For this error I would recommend you try and make sure you have the latest patches installed for The Sims. If that doesn't work then I would send an email to EA (electronic arts) tech support detailing your problem.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/too-many-sims-problems.442900/
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A:Problems With My Sims 2

Howdy,

All your problems solved here - http://compsimgames.about.com/cs/thesims/a/lostregcode.htm
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/problems-with-my-sims-2.92734/
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A:Problems with The Sims 3 on PC

Did you read this?http://help.ea.com/en/article/minimum-system-requirements-for-the-sims-3/

http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,144391.0.html
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A:I'm having problems with the Sims 2!!Help!!!

hmm , my guess is registry entries are set for the first disk and don't like the new one..

When you uninstalled, did you remove all left-over traces of the game?

did you reboot before re-installing?...

You could try what is said here: http://eagames.custhelp.com/cgi-bin...y5zZWFyY2hfbmwmcF9wYWdlPTE*&p_li=&p_topview=1
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/im-having-problems-with-the-sims-2-help.376408/
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A:sims 2 cue problems

You downloaded the game...AKA illegal....

Sorry we cant help you with ur problem.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/sims-2-cue-problems.342484/
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I only have the 2 programs needed running.

I can open the Sims 2, I can pick a town to play in. I can even pick a lot, or create a lot.

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It doesn't give me any error messages. The game closes and kicks me back to the deskop.

Operating System :Microsoft Windows 98
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Processor Speed : 800 MHz

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A:More Sims 2 Problems

Your processor just meets the system requirements, your RAM/Memory just meets the requirements, and your video card is not on the list. If possible, I would suggest upgrading RAM as much as you can, and updating your video card, if possible.

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Right click on the sims 2 icon>In the target line, after the quotes (") insert a space>type "-w" without the quotes.>Attempt to run the game.

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Post back results.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/more-sims-2-problems.335921/
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A:Sims 2 Problems

Is your laptop Vista? if so sims wouldnt work on vista until later expansion packs (i think seasons) i had this error i just installed all expansions then it was working.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/sims-2-problems.693065/
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A:Problems with the SIMS

Welcome to TSG!

Did you try again? Maybe your PC was just having a bad disc day.
What did it say about the error?

Be sure the disc is clean and wouldn't hurt to clean your CD/DVD dive either.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/problems-with-the-sims.570685/
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A:Sims 3 Shut Down Problems

What I can suggest you is reinstalling the whole game but keep your sims' save files so you could move them into the saves file later after the fresh install.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/sims-3-shut-down-problems.1114995/
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A:Sims 2 installation problems

Welcome to TSG
Maxis game speciailist...right here lol

You need to see if you can exchange the disc, although I highly doubt it. If the disc has DEEP scrathces on it, forget being able to install the game because the file will not install. If the store will not exchange it because of the scrathes, you will need to repurchase. The game is $49.99 ($52.99 after tax if u live in NJ ) Good Luck
 

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A:Please help me with the Sims 2 problems, I don't understand them

Are you running Vista?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/please-help-me-with-the-sims-2-problems-i-dont-understand-them.114490/
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Name:
Manufacturer: n/a
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DAC Type: n/a
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A:Problems with Sims 2 and DirectX 9.0

Do you have DirectX 9.0c Aug 2009 installed?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/problems-with-sims-2-and-directx-9-0.138712/
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A:The Sims 2--Uncommon Problems

Not a soul has a solution?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/the-sims-2-uncommon-problems.368267/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/sims-2-deluxe-pc-problems.666166/
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I thought it might be the CD at first but it works on my friends computer.

I have contacted EA and they were no help so I was hoping someone here might help me!!!

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PLEASE ANY HELP IS APPRECIATED!!!!!

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/the-sims-unleashed-problems.156771/
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A:Problems with sims 2 downloads

I have the opposite problem... I put my downloads in and they dont show up in the game
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/problems-with-sims-2-downloads.468375/
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Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)

System Memory 512.5

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A:Common Sims 2 Problems

FAQ (continued):
Q. When I try installing the new Sims 2 I am told that I need to insert a disk in the drive even though the disc is already in the drive. What's wrong?
A. This has been a common problem. Nine times out of Ten, the cd is faulty, usually because of the protection on the CD. Try exchanging the game for another one. Sometimes you just have to restart the computer with the disc in the drive, then try to install. If that does not work, ensure you are using "Disc 1" or refer to what I said in the beginning.
 

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A:The sims and expansions problems with XP

Read THIS post (actually a sticky at the top of the forum page)

Scorp.
 

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A:The Sims video problems

what operating system you go there?

ah what video card are you running ? if it's geforce 2/3/4 ... which is teh main usage..

check out www.microsoft.com for direct x 9 end user..
and www.nvidia.com for the latest drivers
 

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A:Sims 2 Double Deluxe problems

You might have a bad optical drive. Does it work with other DVDs (DVDs not CDs)? Do you have access to another DVD drive with which to substitute for testing purposes?
 

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A:sims deluxes start problems

it will be alot easier to help if you post some system spec
 

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A:Problems with The Sims 2 Deluxe and Bon Voyage

If you look on the back of your Sims 2 CD Case, it will give you the Sys. Reqmnts.
For the Sims Deluxe Edition, you need at least:
OS: Windows XP, 98, or 95
CPU: 233 MHz Intel Pentuim II processor
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Sound: DirectX 7.0 compatible sound driver

DOES NOT SAY COMPATIABLE WITH VISTA... THIS MAY BE YOUR PROBLEM WHY THE SIMS2 DOES NOT WORK ON YOUR VISTA COMPUTER!!

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A:sims unleashed install problems

Hi nhmoskwa,

Do you have all the requirements ? http://www.eagames.com/redesign/games/pccd/sims_unleashed/home.jsp
 

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A:Sims 2 / Driver Update problems

The Radeon 200M can be found here:
http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx
(Windows XP Pro/Home, Integrated/Motherboard, Radeon Xpress 200M)

For Realtek HDA and ATI SMBus is found on DriverGuide:
http://members.driverguide.com/driver/detail.php?driverid=1373714
 

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