I encountered all of these errors with Sims 2 on Windows 8.1. Here are the ways I fixed them. If someone gives me the name of a good file sharing site, I can upload my graphics rules file so you don’t have to make the changes yourself, you can just plop mine right in.
Okay, so it’s come to my attention that a number of my followers are interested in downloading the Sims 2 Ultimate Collection. And that’s great! I’m a big fan of the Sims and had nearly every expansion pack for the Sims 2 back in the day.
But, here’s the catch:
The Sims 2 never officially supported Windows 7 or 8!
And that’s caused a number of technical issues for people new to the Sims 2 (and The Sims: Life Stories).
But, having provided Sims related tech support for my younger sister and at least one follower, I have some advice to help you get your game running smoothly.
The most common problem I have heard of so far is that the game hangs up on the loading screen and you can’t get past it. The best way to fix this is to run the Sims in Compatibility Mode.
Here’s a quick guide on how to do this (with pictures):
First, right click the desktop shortcut that you use to launch the Sims (just pretend I’m using the Sims icon) and click “Properties” at the bottom of the menu
That should open the following window, from which you should choose the “Compatibility” tab (highlighted by the big red arrow)
Once you click the “Compatibility” tab, you should see the following
Check the box highlighted by the red arrow where it says, “Run this program in compatibility mode for:”, and select Windows XP Service Pack 3
Then click “OK” down at the bottom and try playing the Sims
If it still doesn’t work, then repeat these steps, but also put a check in the box where it says, “Run this program as an administrator”, then restart your computer. These should solve most problems with getting the Sims 2 to run on Windows 7 or 8.
If you use a Linux based OS, you’ll need the Wine compatibility layer also set to run as Windows XP and make sure your drivers are updated.
If you use Mac OS X, I can’t help you there, sorry.
N99 August 2016 Giveaway (Monday) - 3 Recolors of my Coffee Time mesh (mesh included) NOTE -
if you by chance have this mesh in your game already (can’t remember if I
shared it or not), please replace it with this one because I remapped
it for better recoloring and it has the same GUID as the original.
Coffee Time Coffee Shop (lot) -
a 1x2 lot that includes most of the wall deco and some Sims4 - Sims2 Dine Out conversions I have done.
*NOTE* Files are not compressed…I don’t usually compress my files because there are a few who still have aversions to them!I use Sims 2 Ultimate Collectionso consider that when downloading lots(those who don’t have all expansions and M&G may have a problem with the lot). Please use Clean Installer to check the files
Hey guys! I bring a cover for the Ultimate Collection because I didn’t like the fact that they didn’t do a special one for it. I tried to incorporate a sim from the base game and each EP cover while sticking to the base game box art style.
Here’s the lot for download if anyone’s interested!
2x3 lot with 2 - 3bedroom apartments (the download is not zoned as apartment so you can make changes if you want) and a little park across the street for outdoor activities! Only 1 apartment is furnished and there’s a minimum amount of cc included.
Did you download The Sims 2 Ultimate Edition???? (I know EA give this but doing request or what) OMG MY LIFE IS DONE! - Pixelluna-lisa ( I can't send ask to you from my side blog :( )
trying to start it but :c there is an error. i gonna download another version from torrent later. cuz i like oldest the sims (but i hate ts3 ugh i grown up with this sh*t = thats why i am so nervous nowadays)
so, i’ve passed my 1000 follower mark!!!! i honestly can’t believe it - i started this simblr a couple of years ago and was absolutely thrilled when i got my first 100. now there’s a thousand of you! apologies for my rubbish content and congratulations for staying around this long.
as a thank you, i’m uploading my absolutely ginormous beach house for you to enjoy! there’s a couple of disclaimers i want you to read before we get to the good stuff:
this lot was made for my custom neighbourhood, and therefore not originally intended for sharing. it’s a beach lot and therefore might be difficult to place in other neighbourhoods. sorry about that!
it’s a big file, with cc included - including harvestable trees! therefore, please use clean installer, for the love of the lord.
as for compatibility, i have sims 2 ultimate collection.
if all the above is cool with you.. then please, go nuts!! and once again, thank you. you are all the best. ❤
i remember being like 10 and downloading a new sims 2 expansion took like hours, meanwhile i just redownloaded the sims 2 ultimate collection (all expansions and stuff packs) and it took literally 10 seconds. the future is truly here and 10 year old me would never believe this