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devilz_dark_angel6



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 5:36 am    Post subject: The Sims 2 Won't Work For My Windows Vista!!! PLEASE HELP!

I keep trying to get it to work but it won't! It installs fine but when i go to play it I put the first disk in and it says "Unexpected Error". I checked out on this website to make sure everything that my computer has is compatible for The Sims 2 and it checked out just fine and everything was the best I can have for the game!
Also when I try to uninstall it, it wont work either. a black box flashes up really quick. Kinda like when a program is missing something or has something added to it thats not suppose to be there. lol I dunno if that makes sense but hopefully it makes somewhat a little sense.
Its just making me really upset cuz I cant play my game! I figured maybe it needed an Update/Patch, from Maxis website so I download it and i go to run it to install it and it goes through part of it and then it says there's an error!
I got it to load up once and start and I tried to put my expansion packs on and when they get to there update part at the end it says theres an error (same error message I get when i download the update from Maxis website and same kinda update) and I figured that maybe it just installed wierd for some reason and i tried to uninstall it but like i said it wouldnt uninstall Sooooooo....I went here and found a forum about manually uninstalling it so I did that. anyways I hope some one can help me! I havent found anyone talk about the problem im having with this damn thing!!! =[ I really miss my game.... =/
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Cerelia



Joined: Sep 18, 2007
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:27 pm    Post subject: The sims 2 won't run on vista

hi, i have a problem with the sims 2 too. i have windows vista.

i managed to install the sims fine, installed the patch too. but when i try to run it, an error message appears saying 'insert the correct DVD ROM. Click ok and restart the application'.

I've tried the crack but then instead of that message appears another one saying that the application has compatibility problems, which was the original problem that appeared before i installed the update patch...

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Simmilitious



Joined: Oct 08, 2007
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:16 pm    Post subject:

sorreh, if this is in the wrong thred
Recently I bought a new Dell computer
its a Dimension E521

This is a little about it:

Type if Vista: Home Premium
processor: AMD Athlon (tm) 64X 2 Duel Core Processor 3600+ 1.90 GHz
Memory: 1022 MB
System Type: 32-bit operating system
Graphics card: ATI Radeon X1300 PRO

I dunno if its good or bad but anyway:
I have the sims 2, sims 2 pets, nighlife, Open For Business, Seasons, Family Stuff and university (no special order, just wrote whats in my head lol)
It worked fine the 1st month but then weird stuff started happening. I remember at that peek, i think, i got the family stuff fun pack (or whatever its called lol) plus my sis was downloading some stuff from the internet onto the game. after about 30 mins of playing it froze and said " The application, has crashed. The application will now terminate"
we took away all the downloads and uninstalled family fun pack. but still, it says the application thing.

PLS HELP!
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jacksrest



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 1:12 am    Post subject: Re: The Sims 2 Won't Work For My Windows Vista!!! PLEASE HE [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Crying or Very sad Hey just wondering if you have found a solution to your problem, I have the same exact problem.

Please Help
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OHboy



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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 1:46 am    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Sad hi, i have teh same problem with sims:
in vista it wont works so i uptdate it, then i installed the crack but it over'uns the update... Shocked
i tried looking for a new crack but didn´t find a thing

did you find a solution... please tell me if you did

or my only options is to install xp... not only for sims but for all the other apps that don' run on vista...damn good for nothing vista
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OHboy



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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 1:51 am    Post subject: Re: sims 2 on vista [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Confused hi, i have the same problem with sims 2:
in vista it won't work so i uptdate it, then i installed the crack but it over'uns the update...
i tried looking for a new crack but didn´t find a thing

did you find a solution... please tell me if you did

or my only option is to install xp... not only for sims but for all the other apps that don't run on vista...damn good for nothing vista
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OHboy



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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 2:28 am    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

hi it's me again i don´t know if you're still looking for a solution or allready find it but here it goes:

for sims 2 only i didn't fing no compatible crack for vista but i did the following:

1- installed sims 2
2- copy7paste the crack to EAgames\thesims2\tsbin...or something like yhis
3-updated it for vista (sims 2 site, need cd 4 or dvd)
4- after this you won't be able to use the crack (but in my case the crack didn't allowed construction on xp!)
4-installed the "open for business" expansion
5-cracked it, now works perfectly
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lolzercatzmufasa



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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 8:02 pm    Post subject: Sims 2 for vista [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Okay. I have a Vista and i installed the sims 2. It works perfectly fin except i will be playing and it will start spazing and the sims bodys will become blurry and 10 feet away from their head. Exclamation It gets really annoying. Mad Meh, I really dont know how to fix it so im thinking about uninstalling it and restarting the program itself. but other than that mine works fine...
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tilly99



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:00 am    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

i know im probably stupid,but what exactly is a crack?
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oncemorewithfeelin



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:35 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

lolzercatzmufasa Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 6:02 am Post subject: Sims 2 for vista

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Okay. I have a Vista and i installed the sims 2. It works perfectly fin except i will be playing and it will start spazing and the sims bodys will become blurry and 10 feet away from their head. It gets really annoying. Meh, I really dont know how to fix it so im thinking about uninstalling it and restarting the program itself. but other than that mine works fine...


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I have the same problem, it is so frustrating! Can anyone help please??
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Chloe



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:24 pm    Post subject: Re: The Sims 2 Won't Work For My Windows Vista!!! PLEASE HE [Login to view extended thread Info.]

I actually got mine to work for all of 5 minutes, then is stopped responding. When it was working it flashed at me. Confused now it wont work at all!!! i went out and bought a brand new laptop just because i was jonesing for a sim fix and now i feel like im going thru withdrawal!!! HELP!!!
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TTom



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:58 pm    Post subject: I know how to make it I have vista [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Well put the cd in and wait for the pop up to come about runnig it. do not click to run it. Wait about 3 to 5 minutes after the cd stops spinning. OK right click on the sims2 icon and go to properties. You should be under the shortcut tab. Dialog box that says target. on that go all the way to to the end of what it says and do the following: click on it at the end, make sure you do not delete whats in the box, next add a space, then put in the following: -w. Ok then press ok.

Next, change the color quality to 16 bits, that in the display properties.

Now to make it run, right click on the icon for the sims2 and click "run as admistrator" put in the password unless your the head account and then the game will work.

To make it easier, keep the disk in when done so that the next time yoiu play, you do not have to wait 5 minutes for the disk to stop spinning.

Hopefully that will help at.

Happy Simming!
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tyga07



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:42 am    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Hey,
This is my first post so sorry if its in the wrong category...

i keep getting the same error that says "failed to enumerate any directX 9 compatible graphics adapters in this system!..."

I've went to Nvidia and updated my drivers and even tried the Sims patch. The Sims 2 double deluxe edition works fine on my computer. But when I installed the Sims Apartment life, it now gives me this error message.

I've run direct x diagnostic tool and it says i have no errors.

my comp specs are:
mother board: NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI
2 gbs of RAM
Direct x 10
Geforce 8500 GT graphics card
AMD duel core CPU ~3.0GHz
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bmh67wa



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:01 am    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Sims 2 crack? Since when does this site help out people with cracked software? Buy the game and it will work fine as my copy does.
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kerryandpals



Joined: Jan 10, 2009
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:46 am    Post subject: Try This for sims 2 game on vista [Login to view extended thread Info.]

HI,
I have had the same error message on my pc, I thought it was the firewall at first( I am not an experienced computer person)
anyways try loading the sims strait from the disk drive, since loading it this way it has loaded up everytime for me on Vista
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badwulf



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:25 pm    Post subject: a fix [Login to view extended thread Info.]

try runing it directly from disc when you insert the disc cilck on run install let it run and it will realise that you have all ready installed the game and just run the sims 2 Shocked (note i only know about this workin with the c.d. version Idea i don't know about the d.v.d. version Confused any one want to try Very Happy and tell me!! Twisted Evil hope this helps as i aslo had this problem Exclamation Exclamation hope tihs makes you Very Happy
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isims



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:05 am    Post subject: Re: I know how to make it I have vista [Login to view extended thread Info.]

TTom wrote:
Well put the cd in and wait for the pop up to come about runnig it. do not click to run it. Wait about 3 to 5 minutes after the cd stops spinning. OK right click on the sims2 icon and go to properties. You should be under the shortcut tab. Dialog box that says target. on that go all the way to to the end of what it says and do the following: click on it at the end, make sure you do not delete whats in the box, next add a space, then put in the following: -w. Ok then press ok.

Next, change the color quality to 16 bits, that in the display properties.

Now to make it run, right click on the icon for the sims2 and click "run as admistrator" put in the password unless your the head account and then the game will work.

To make it easier, keep the disk in when done so that the next time yoiu play, you do not have to wait 5 minutes for the disk to stop spinning.

Hopefully that will help at.

Happy Simming!


i'mgoing to try running as administrator - that certainly helped me with the origional sims but what is16 bit colour?
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Jenny2216



Joined: Feb 23, 2009
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:22 am    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

I had the same problem with my lap top it was a vista,and it intsalled The Sims 2 fine but every time i tried to play it the game froze. And this continued for months so i finnaly got tired of it and i uninstalled Windows Vista and got Windows XP instead and now the game works just fine! Rolling Eyes
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robotfrom1984



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:14 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

update
http://thesims2.ea.com/update/
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janelkat06



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:57 am    Post subject: sims 2 update w/out disk 4 [Login to view extended thread Info.]

my sims 2 game keeps terminating and from what i understand i need to download the patch but when i try that it asks me for disk 4 which i no longer have does any one know a way around this or another way to fix my game
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