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Q: Sims 2 expansion packs

I have successfully loaded the sims 2 on my e drive. When loading sims 2 expansion packs on the e drive , when I get to the final step of inserting the 4th disc of theoriginal sims 2 to finish off the installation I am told that 'can't read disc' despite the 4th disc previously being OK. I have previously had all sims 2 expansion packs work happily on my computer. The problem is trying to load them onto the e drive. Is there a particular way of creating folders within the e drive that would help?At tthe moment its like expansion packs can't find original sims 2 to 'talk to'.
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Hi everyone

I have a copied DVD version of the Sims 2, my friend gave me the Sims 2 University expansion pack. When I install it the program will say put in Sims 2 Disc 4, i put my sims 2 dvd but the program dosent seems to reconise it, anyway of solving this???

any help is greatly appreciated

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I installed The Sims 2 quite a while ago, and it plays perfectly fine, no problems whatsoever, however, I'm having some problems with installing the expansion packs.

I install the The Sims 2: University expansion pack perfectly fine, but when it gets to the "Update Game" section, which requires putting in the Disc 4 of the base game, the update completely crashes and cancels the install. It says that the update is stopped responding, and then it crashes.

Could anyone help me, please?
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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


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.
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Thanks, Becky x
NB: Never mind, I've worked it out now
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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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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.
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unless you have the disc, i think you're up a creek, i'd consider emailing ea games and asking them, as they are the only ones who can verify if your registration is legit or not, but i know that human error, or in this case, lack of orginization skills, is covered under any disk replacement program. There are other means however, but for that I'm afraid, you've come to the wrong place.
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A:Sims 2 Expansion Pack - only one will work

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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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I'm going to try rebooting to see if that helps.

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

I tried rebooting,but that failed to do anything!It seems that the sims 2 can't find my video card and/or the driver!Don't know if yesterdays update of my ati drivers from 9.5 to 9.6 caused the issue or installing university expansion pack.Don't know what to do need some help.

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A:SecuRom And Sims 2 Expansions/Stuff Packs

Well now... I installed Bioshock with Securom, and to date havent had any problems with it. You will often find that people install something then if something badhappens after, the cry is on over what the last installed prog has done to it. Unfortunately, things do just go wrong, and have nothing to do with any installation.
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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:I'm having problems with my latest Sims 2 Expansion Pack: Pets?

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A:sims error message Sims exe - Bad Image The application or DLL C:WINNT\DCIMAN32.dll

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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


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Download this, and patch the game:
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A:ram expansion

Dear Customer, As per the System Board Architecture, your unit can only support upto 6-GB of memory. Please go through the below Maintenance and Service Guide for clear underatanding: PAGE 11 AND 12  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee
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A:ide expansion

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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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A:expansion slot

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After reading your post I tried to start my old installation of AoE2 (on storage-HD) and it did run perfect. The basic game (empires2.exe) as well as the expansion (age2_x1/age2_x1.exe) required only the acceptal of the EULA (license and stuff) since I didn't installed the game properly on Vista. But everything else worked fine. So it may be a problem with your version of Vista or maybe even the system.

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A:memory expansion

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Hi, Yes it has one and currently is occupied by a wireless card:     Integrated Bluetooth 4.0 and Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n featuring 2.4 GHz 1x1 technology Source: Regards.
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Service pack 3 includes many critical updates. Some people have, however, been experiencing problems with SP3. You should probably read this before deciding whether or not to install it.
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That means that the OS copy on your computer is illegal and using one of the Microsoft Blacklisted (known-to-be-pirate) serials. You will get a similar message too if you try to go to Windows Update or tried to install one of the recent updates....
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Per the instructions found here :
there doesn't appear to be the ability to attach a file.  So how does one do it??
Mod Edit: Moved topic to Malware Removal Logs forum due to dds log being posted. ~bloopie
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Hello Macc, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, currently there is only Service Pack 1 (SP1) available for Windows 7.
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is that what your after ?
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application to change icon -

icon pakages - WinCustomize: Explore : IconPackager
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