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Sims 2 Double Deluxe problems

Question: Sims 2 Double Deluxe problems

It's been a while since I've posted but I've obtained most of the Sims 2 and I TRIED to install Double Deluxe but for some reason my dvd drive isn't recognizing the disc. It spins up and tries to read it, but doesn't do much in the line of effort to read it.
There are no scratches and I took care of the smudges with a cloth. Still unable to read the install disc. It'll read the promo/bonus disc and play it just fine though.
The computer is a Windows 7 with an HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GT60N Drive.
I have enough RAM, Graphics and other things to run it.
300 Gigs of Space left on the HDD. No idea what's going on here.

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Answer: 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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Hello!

So I am playing Sims 2 Double Deluxe and it keeps crashing. I really want to play this game but it always crashes when I try to go somewhere (public places). How do I fix this? Has anyone else had this problem?
 

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I just bought this game and I can't install it into my computer. It keeps telling me the registration number is wrong, and I got it off the back of the manual. I need help!

Answer:Sims 2 double deluxe

This is not the place for the help you need. Try the "Sims" forum or someone in this forum may know:http://www.computing.net/forum/gami...

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I just got Sims 2 Double Deluxe as a gift and I can not get it installed. I put the Dvd disc in, and after about 2 seconds before it can do any steps toward installing I get an error box. (Brand new game, original disks)

"Electronic Arts AutoRun has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

I have looked over the net, and many boards trying to find an answer for this.

I have:

Tried the manual install... copying the files and taking the disk out and clicking on AutoRun from there and I still get the same error in normal and safe mode.

Tried installing from safe mode, get the same error.

Tried both of my drives in normal and safe mode.

Exchanged the game twice hoping it was the disk. Friend took my latest disk home and it loaded fine on her computer.

Used the "Can I play this" tool and came back that my computer should have no problem running it. I have all the requirements and all updated drivers and DirectX 9

Tried closing all the background processes and turned off my Avast... still got the same error.

I can play the "extra disk" that comes with the Double Deluxe fine. I just can't get the game to install. It instantly shows this error as soon as it tries to boot the install up.

Any ideas? I have spent hours trying to get this to work.. SO frustrated!!

Thanks for any help!
 

Answer:Please.. please!! Sims 2 Double Deluxe help :(

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I know, I know, a really old game.

Anyways, if there is an easy fix, I might as well go ahead and do it, right?

Here is, if my memory serves me right, basically what happened.

I install The Sims Double Deluxe, but not the expansion pack, nor the bonus material or patch. Worked fine, but wasn't much in the game.. Not many skins, not many objects, etc.

Then, and here is where I think my first mistake is, I go to installing the other things. I don't even remember what order I installed them in, but I seriously doubt it was the order that the instructions said to do it in.

At any rate, I ended up doing uninstalls and re-installs several times. Here is what happens now... I couldn't get it to work... So I finally just got it uninstalled... Here is where I may have made another mistake... I was that the maxis folder still showed when I went to start>all programs, so, I right click, delete it. Then I went to Computer>C>Program Files right click on the Maxis folder, shift+delete, delete it and everything in it.

Now, if I try to install the game+all bonus materials, following the instructions exact, here is what happens.

I finish all instructions... (insert disk one, install, insert disk 2 at prompt, then 1 at prompt, then install expansion pack, then insert disk on and let it update, then put in bonus disk, then install bonus items, then install patch). Then I put in disk one to play, and it says the same thing that it says after you ... Read more

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I recently tried playing the SIMS 2 DOUBLE DELUXE and it keeps crashing when i create a new neighbourhodd (since there were no pre-loaded ones)..i did everything from installing a new driver to installing and re-installing. SOMEBODY PLEASE HELPP!! here is my computer info :

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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 620i
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 620i
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_07E5&SUBSYS_013710...
Display Memory: 889 MB
Dedicated Memory: 249 MB
Shared Memory: 639 MB
Current Mode: 1440 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor
Driver Name: nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll
Driver Version: 7.15.0011.8122 (English)
DDI Version: 9Ex
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 1/15/2009 08:19:00, 6070272 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes

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System Information
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Time of this report: 1/30/2009, 14:06:21
Machine name: SHINTHUS-PC
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Basic (6.0, Build 6000) (6000.vista_gdr.080917-1612)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ACER
System Model: Aspire M1640
BIOS: BIOS Date: 01/29/08 14:43:24 Ver: 08.00.15
Processor: Intel® Pentium® Dual CPU E2160 @ 1.80GHz (2 CPUs), ~1.8GHz
Memory: 1790MB RAM
Page File: 1443MB used, 2365MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 10
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 6.00.6000.16386 32bit Unicod... Read more

Answer:Sims 2 double deluxe crashin!

Ok... i'm gonna go with a scratched disk. When you start up the game, there should be 3 neighbourhoods that you can use. Try using another disk and see if that helps. Or, even just cleaning your disk may do it. Anyway, the Sims 3 is out in March, so not long to wait!
Hope this helps
James
 

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Hi,
I've tried searching the threads, and have seen a few questions on this, but I don't see a resolution, but the posts are closed.
I have Windows 7, and I did have Sims 2: Double Deluxe/ University/Open For Business/Fun with Pets/Seasons/Bon Voyage/Free time/Apartment Life on my computer. They all ran just fine, no issues there. After a while I decided to remove the games to clear up my computer, and I uninstalled the expansion packs just fine, but when I tried to uninstall the Double Deluxe, I got the error message "You currently have one or more expansion packs installed. You must uninstall all expansion packs before uninstalling The Sims 2 Double Deluxe." Before I found this site, I've searched the internet. -please note that I started this well over 6 months ago, I just got too frustrated to continue after a couple days- I got to the point that I tried to uninstall via control panel. I searched my entire computer for anything that had "sim" in the name. There's nothing but Sims 2 Double Deluxe. So I tried to reinstall the games in case I was missing a link or something...I started with University, and it will get to 99% (on the second disc) and it will give me a message "This product will now ensure that your existing installation is up to date." I clicked ok & it instantly gave me an error message "The update did not complete successfully. Install will now terminate." I searched for answers, & came up... Read more

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I have played the Sims 2 Double Deluxe on my laptop before, with multiple expansion packs and had no problems. In fact, I have uninstalled and reinstalled it before with no problems. Anyway, I decided to reinstall it last week after it being uninstalled for a few months to a year and when ever I load up the game, as soon as I try to open up any neighbourhood or make a neighbourhood, it comes up with the message "Application crashed, sims 2 will now terminate".

For the past week, in the attempt to fix this:
-I have uninstalled and reinstalled the game several times, both via the disc and manually
-I have checked my disc is working on another computer
-I have scanned the disc for viruses
-I have defraged my laptop
-I have made sure my anti virus isn't interfering
-I have replaced my files neighbourhood files
-I have deleted any previous games/neighbourhoods I use to have
-I have deleted all custom content.

Urrg, it is bugging me so much, and if I have to uninstall and reinstall it again I swear I might just lob the game out the window while screaming like an insane person!

Please help! I will be thankful to any help =)
 

Answer:Sims 2 Double Deluxe Termination

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Ok, so I bought the Sims 2 Double Deluxe today. The installation went fine. The game started up fine. When I went to go create a family though, my game froze. I tried restarting the game several times and the problem continued so I went and exchanged the game. I repeat everything and it freezes when I try to create a family again. This is a VERY frustrating problem!!! Any help you can offer, I would appreciate greatly. If there is anything you need to know about my graphics card, operating system,...etc. then let me know.
 

Answer:Sims 2 Double Deluxe Freezing?!?! Please help!

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Hi,

I purhased Sims 2 double deluxe yesterday, Left it to install and whatnot,

Came to play it today and continues to load for ages, Then when I check on it, it starts loading and them seems to be not responding...

So on the system task manager, When I close the game through the task manager, It is saying about a SP4 problem which windows is trying to solve...

I am using Vista and can only assume my laptop is sufficient, Here are the details of it...

Processor - Intel (R) Core (TM)2 Duo CPU, [email protected],

3.00GB RAM

System - 32-bit Operating System

Any ideas on why I cannot access the game and play, I was so excited

Answer:The Sims 2 Double Deluxe... SP4 problem.

Originally Posted by Laura Jayne


Hi,

I purhased Sims 2 double deluxe yesterday, Left it to install and whatnot,

Came to play it today and continues to load for ages, Then when I check on it, it starts loading and them seems to be not responding...

So on the system task manager, When I close the game through the task manager, It is saying about a SP4 problem which windows is trying to solve...

I am using Vista and can only assume my laptop is sufficient, Here are the details of it...

Processor - Intel (R) Core (TM)2 Duo CPU, [email protected],

3.00GB RAM

System - 32-bit Operating System

Any ideas on why I cannot access the game and play, I was so excited




I have a similar or the same issue. My system seems unstable during game play. I have some slight flashing which is scary. I added the game all excited now I see having a laptop might be an issue for the game. I hope we can get some answers. My specs are like yours and I have a Gateway with same processor. Thanks for having this post.

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It's not reading that there's a disc at all. I went to my computer and there's nothing in any of my drives apparently. Is there anything I can do?
 

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Sims 2 Double Deluxe won't work? Okay so I hear it running and then a screen pops up asking my language (next to a door) then it shows the inside of a house, I can rotate around the room, but this is not the actual game... What do I do??

Answer:Sims 2 Double Deluxe won't work?

Ask the experts here: https://help.ea.com/en/the-sims or in the Games forum here: http://www.computing.net/forum/gami...

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My 9 year old came racing home from school yesterday, came to the computer, then a few mins. later calls me. A friend from school says go to google, type in sims 2, and get the game. Guess she did that...don't know what else she did...but now I have the icon/folder "the sims 2 complete" on the desktop and nothing else. It refuses to delete. When I right click, press delete, this is what I get..."Cannot delete_INCOMPLETE_The Sims 2 Disc 1.uif: It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again." Of course it comes complete with a giant red ball with an X in it and the error deleting file or folder, message. Aaaaaahhhhhhhh.

It's not in add/remove programs/my documents/my computer.. I've searched umpteen different files to see if it's lurking anywhere...no luck. Oh. If I left click the icon, a folder pops up with instructions and 12 other folder to go with it (fun stuff/bon voyage/pets etc...) If I highlight all the items/select all, and click delete selected items, this pops up..."Cannot delete_INCOMPLETE_Magic.ISO.Maker.v5.4.b251_patch.exe: It is being used my another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again." AAaAaahhh. This stupid "incomplete" program is driving me bonkers.

Tell me. Don't ya love it when your kids do first/think for themselves, then ask questions later. Crap.

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Answer:Can't uninstall sims 2 double deluxe

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Hey, I recently brought The Sims 2 Double Deluxe for PC and I have encountered a problem. I have searched up everywhere for solutions and the solutions I have found did not work what so ever. I have a Laptop; Vista with 250GB HHD, 2GB DDR2, 2.0GHz and it has a Intel Core Duo Processor. My game continues to freeze in the middle of my playing. When I make my own sims it might freeze half way through creation or when I have finished with my family it will freeze in the loading screen to choose a house for them to live in. There have been times when i can make the people and have selected a house, but when I save and leave the house/neighborhood/quit the game, then return to the house, it will freeze as soon as entered. All you can see in it is a black screen with the information bar with there wants. The mouse is frozen on the choosing what the sim can do mouse. I have norton and I can completely removed it from my system, as I had read it makes sims freeze. I also read on one of the websites to go into task manager when the game just starts and to go to the sims process, then set affinity, then un-tick the CPU 1. I have uninstalled it and reinstalled it many times. I have put onto two other computer and it worked fine, so I know its not the disc. I have left the computer to cool and then re-tried it but that also failed. I can only play as the sims who are already there, but even with that it freezes after a while. My computer mets the needs of the game, I really don't kno... Read more

Answer:The Sims 2 Double Deluxe for PC freezing

Have you upgraded the drivers on your system? Also have you downloaded The Sims 2 Deluxe updates from EA? Run a test on your DirectX to be sure you dont' have any issues there as well.
 

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I have the original Sims Double Deluxe (NOT the sims 2 version) but it refuses to work on my laptop!

I've looked at http://forums.techguy.org/games/203306-trouble-uninstalling-sims.html and tried everything that was suggested but nothing works!

I've reinstalled and uninstalled countless times, deleted the files, erased the registry and I simply can't play it. Every time I click on it, the menu opens, I select 'play' and then it automatically closes. I can't install expansion packs as every single one says it's 'not a valid version, aborting installation', but they're all genuine Sims discs I don't know what to do!
 

Answer:Original Sims Double Deluxe HELP :(

Where did you get the game? online? at a store?
 

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I have a game called Sims 2 double deluxe and when I loaded it it worked. Ininstalled it. Itried to install it again but when it gets to 72% it stops and jams saying it can't load file
'E:\EPZ\TS\Data\Res\NeighbourhoodTemplate\DOO1\Lots\D001_Lot106.package'
 

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Okay listen i have installed Sims 2 double deluxe on my computer and it works perfectly, but the body shop does not! i have searched for like 2 hours on how to get it working but have not succeeded...Oh and yes Sims 2 double deluxe is the only Ea game i have installed on my computer. i meet all the game requirements but when i click on The Sims Body shop nothing happens not an error message or anything... at first i had no idea what it was for but now i guess i know and it frustrates me so much because i cannot play it!

Answer:how to get sims 2 double deluxe body shop to

Either re-install it or pose your problem to a Sims forum... this is not exactly an XP system error.

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Okay, this might be a little long...

So maybe half a year ago my computer had a virus and I had to completely wipe my computer's memory and start fresh. Before I wiped it it had The Sims 2 installed on it, so I know that my computer can handle it and it had no trouble installing before. I'll post my specs anyway.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6600 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3999 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1807 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 292016 MB, Free - 68920 MB; D: Total - 13026 MB, Free - 2178 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3627
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled
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So now that my computer is up and running again like normal I tried to install The Sims 2 Double Deluxe again. This time I had trouble. The first time I tried it, it stopped at 14% and stayed frozen for quite some time, so I cancelled it. I tried another time and it did the same thing. The third time it finally gave me an error message about it having trouble transferring the file or something like that... so this time I decided to try and manually install it. This took over a day to install. While it was installing it couldn't transfer some files so I opened the files on a different computer, emailed them to myself and installed it manually... Read more

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I have Vista Home Premium.
I just got the Sims 2 Double Deluxe yesterday.
Sometimes it works fine, but whenever i go to create a family, it freezes up while loading the family, and my family is lost. this has happened multiple times. it also sometimes freezes when i try to go to pleasantville. the last thing that happens to me on the sims 2 double deluxe is sometimes i get a message saying "the application has crashed. the application will now terminate." this has only happened 2 times, but it's very frustrating. i loooove this game, but its sooo annoying when i cant really even play it.
thanks soooooooooooooooooooooooo much!!!!!
 

Answer:The Sims 2 Double Deluxe Vista Freezing

Somebody please help me!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Please help.

ive had the sims 2 double deluixe for a couple of months now. i downloaded custom content of the sims 2 website and now i have a problem.
the game will start loading properly and when it gets to to 'crash-proofing parties' it freezes and after about 10 minites comes up with an error message saying 'the appliction has crashed. the application will now terminate'.
i have tried deleting all custom content and re-installing the game but its not worked. any suggestions?
 

Answer:Solved: Sims 2 Double Deluxe Crashing

Try running this, and removing all the custom content it can find. Then, try reinstalling it.
 

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So, a few months ago, I had to uninstall my sims 2 double deluxe off my comp. When the school year ended, I wanted to start playing it again, im going through the installation process when right at 76% it says:
A problem occurred when trying to transfer the file
'D:/EP2/TSData/Res/Sound/Oldies.package' from the media
Do you want to retry to copy the file, or cancel the installation?

And sometimes it wont be the same folder, somtimes it will have a "media" folder thats failed to transfer
Help? I havent been able to play it the entire summer!!!

Idk if this helps, but my computer is a toshiba, and idk if i ever uninstalled any programs from my comp
PLEASE!!! D:
 

Answer:Sims 2 Double deluxe game installation help!!!!

Sounds like a bad disk, you can try cleaning it at the most, also install this program called Teracopy, good for bypassing most disk errors, if both cleaning and Teracopy fail then your only solution might be to get a different copy, to confirm hve someone else try installing it on their PC, could also be a weak CD/DVD drive lens but if it fails on another working PC then chances are its just a bad disk.
 

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i cannot even install it on my computer because this pop up comes up:There is no application associated with the give file name extension. This error will also be returned if you attempt to print a file that is not printable. I was able to install EA Download Manager, but not the actual game. I tried to manually install it, but it still doesn't work. HELP!

Answer:have trouble installing sims 2 double deluxe.

Quotei cannot even install it on my computerDoes That Mean Initially ; You Were Trying To Install On Lappie 

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I just got sims free time yesterday- completing my collection but I have not been able to play it - somehow, the resoultion got changed and will not change back to 1280 x 1024. It will change to any other but sims doesn't work with any other. Here is the message that comes up: (See attachment) After it says: This operation has crashed. How can I fix this?

 

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I've tried almost everything. First of all, I have vista and a decent ammount of memory. The problem is that when I click on the icon or access the file in program files, it doesn't work. Nothing happens. There's not even an error. The Sims 2 game works fine itself. The Sims game I have is the Sims 2 Double Deluxe. It comes with Nightlife, Celebration Stuff and the basic Sims 2 game. When I go into my program files and into the EA Games folder and Sims 2 DD folder, there are several folders to chose from. In three if those folders, there are different Body Shops. 1.0, 1.2 and 1.8. I've tried opening each of those on seprate occasions and still, nothing happens. People say it takes a long time for it to load but it shouldn't have 24 HOURS. *Let it try to load over night to see* :/ It's frustrating!

Ive reinstalled, called customer service, googled the problem and still no luck. Someone PLEASE help.
 

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I have a sims 2 double deluxe game that I got about 2 years ago. Last year I installed it on my dell desktop that was used and given to me. The game worked perfectly fine until one day the power went out. When I turned the computer back on, it had a password on it. I tried asking the previous owners what the password was, but they couldn't remember. So I had to take my computer in and they reset it or something so that they could take the password off. After that, I've been having a lot of trouble installing the game back on my computer. It will start installing, but it hasn't finished in the many attempts. Please help, and thanks!!
 

Answer:My Sims 2 Double Deluxe game won't install on my computer

Sounds like its rolled back, could have had a backup or something I guess.

If it has reverted back to an older state, it's likely you have missing drivers/updates. Make sure you get all of the latest Microsoft Updates.

If you provide your systems specs then I'll be able to help you find certain updates.

Should you have trouble finding your specs you can use this websites SysInfo program to display them: http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe
 

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I click on the shortcut and click open but it just stays at the desktop and will NOT load even after hours of waiting. Please help!
 

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i have sims 2 deluxe on my computer. i decided to uninstall it then reinstall it, but when it started reaching 45% it started saying there was an error with voice 1 then i kept on pressing retry and it would still comeup once in a whil and the samthing happened with voice 2, and when it reahced 100% the installation wouldn't complete and it still ha an erro with one of the voices.
if you know an answere 4 this problem contact me at [email protected]
 

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I bought The Sim 2 Limited Edition a while back, but it never worked on Vista Premium. It worked on my computer at home on XP, but not here on my Vista Prem dorm computer.

The game doesn't load. It goes through loading video thinger, and then when it reaches the splash loading screen, it never loads. The music just keeps playing, but nothing happens...

The text at the bottom with the fake loading information never appears either.

What do I do

Answer: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
RAM: 64 MB (128 req. for Windows XP & if using other expansions)
Disc Drive: 4x or faster CD/DVD Drive
Hard Drive: 1.4 GB
Video: High Color (800x600 Res.) capable 2 MB Video Card w/ direct X 7.0 capable driver
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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Not sure if this should be here or in Vista, but I'll give it a whirl. I have all the Sims expansion packs, and right now I am trying to install the Deluxe onto my computer. I have windows Vista and when I get about 95% though the first disk, I get an error message saying "Componant Transfer Error" Now, when I had windows XP, I ran all my expansions (expect Superstar) with no problems. How do I install this game correctly? I have tried putting in the disk two before it got to 95% just to see, and nothing. Then I put in the first disk, and I haven't gotten the error message again, but it is still at 95%. Please help! Thanks so much
 

Answer:Installing Sims Deluxe problems

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Hi,
I am not great with computers and only know the basics. Been having a look around for a solution to this problem and tried a lot of different things. Here goes -
I have vista and my Sims Deluxe & expansion packs were working fine until a couple of days ago when everytime I tried to open the game a message came up saying I had installed a new expansion pack and it was updating (I hadnt as I already had all expansion packs installed and working fine). After this it kept bringing a message on screen saying it was installing. I have been unable to open the game since. I have tried uninstalling the program, which it wont allow me. I have used the sim eraser and then deleted manually and tried reinstalling. I have also tried checking the compatability and running as an administrator with no luck. I'm giving up hope, It wont even allow me to remove the program and start again. I am stuck. Sorry this is so long winded, hopefully someone can help.
 

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I've tried to play this game but an error ocurres when I double click the .exe file

"Please insert the correct volume of CD, and reopen applicattion" or something like that. Somebody said that you had to execute from CD #2 double clicking on C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims....... but the error ocurres again.

Can somebody help me please?
 

Answer:Problems to Play The Sims: Deluxe Edition

Try uninstalling it completely, then reinstall.
 

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Hi all,

I'm running Windows XP (SP2) and I'm trying to clear out my computer of junk to make some room until I can afford a second Larger hard drive. I had noticed that the Sims Deluxe Edition was taking up LOTS of room (about 3G) and the children don't play it that often any more so I wanted to delete it..............easier said than done......... I originally managed to delete alot of it (it then became 63MB) but I just can't get it off my system.

When I try to delete this it asks for disc 2. When I insert disc 2 it says its the wrong disc, so I insert disc 1 and it carrys on with deleting. It will then stop on 25% and will go no further.

I know it's not taking alot of room up now, but when I defrag it sits on about 6% for hours (due to it going through all the crap on Sims)

Anyone got any ideas of how to get the whole thing off my system without having to wipe everything.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance, Misfit
 

Answer:Problems UN-installing Sims Deluxe Edition XP (SP2)

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Question: The Sims Deluxe

Hi,

I've bought The Sims Deluxe Edition a while ago and now I'm trying to install it but it doesn't work:
I can't open the Install program, I can only open the map on the cd.

Computer:
HP Slimline with Windows Vista.
The system requirements are Windows 95, 98, XP

Is there maybe a patch to let it play on Vista

Please help me!
 

Answer:The Sims Deluxe

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Make-older-programs-run-in-this-version-of-Windows

http://thesims.ea.com/us/getcool/gamepatch/DEpatchindex.html

the above may not work
 

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Question: The Sims Deluxe

I have searched through the threads in this forum and can't find why the deluxe edition of the sims won't run on a 98SE computer, unless it is something to do with the sound card.
The game requirements are exceeded in all parameters except maybe sound. The computer my old Compaq AMD K6 and from memory I think it only has onboard audio. Will this prevent the game from running? The computer is at my step daughters and she lives 2 hours away, so I would like to have a definite fix before I make the trip. I feel bad cause I gave her this machine just to play this stupid game and now it doesn't work any better than the old one. BTW what is T&L ?
Thanks in advance
 

Answer:The Sims Deluxe

Hi, just thought I'd mention, I had sims deluxe installed on a win98 se machine with a 333 mhz processor and 64mgs of ram and it ran fine.

What exactly does, or doesn't, the game do? Any error messages. Sound may be an issue, although with games video ram tends to be the determining factor.

T&L? What is it in reference to?
 

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I just bought the sims deluxe edition. I have Win 98 and a pentium III. I tried installing the game and a little into the install I get a message coming up saying "COMPONENT TRANSFER ERROR" The tech for their website told me I might have a corrupt version of the game on my computer and to just delete it and try again, but I checked and I can't see anything. Please help!!!
 

Answer:Help with The Sims Deluxe Ed.

kim482 said:

I just bought the sims deluxe edition. I have Win 98 and a pentium III. I tried installing the game and a little into the install I get a message coming up saying "COMPONENT TRANSFER ERROR" The tech for their website told me I might have a corrupt version of the game on my computer and to just delete it and try again, but I checked and I can't see anything. Please help!!!Click to expand...

Um what did you check?... Have you removed all of the sims and tried installing it again...

Or, if this is the very first install, and you get the error, return the disc's and get new ones.. Tell the store they are bad and you want a replacement..

Out of thousands made, a few end up bad..
 

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Question: The Sims Deluxe

I installed The Sims 1st, then I installed The Sims Deluxe, them The Sims superstar. Then the game started to stall up and eventually stopped working, I tried to uninstall the sims so I could just reinstall the whole thing, but the Icons are still on my computer for Sims 2(deluxe) and now when I try to reinstall the game and I add in my 2nd disc to complete installation, my pc doesnt read the 2nd disc so it tells me Im inserting the wrong disc. I received 2 new Sims deluxe ed. from my family members who know I love the game for X-mas, and I have no idea which games goes with which code because now I have 3 SIMS DElUXE's Please HElP! My system is a Sony Vaio Notebook.
 

Answer:The Sims Deluxe

It shouldn't matter what disc you have as long as you are using the same type of code for the game. Like you can't use Windows XP Home CD-KEY on a Windows XP Professional setup.

As for uninstalling Sims, sometimes the setup doesn't delete all of the files. You need to download the sims eraser.
 

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Question: Sims 2 Deluxe

I just bought a new copy of the sims 2 deluxe. But when i insert the cd, nothing happens. When i go to Run and try to open it from there, the computer freezes. When i go to my Computer, and click on the D drive to try and start it from there, again my computer freezes up for a minute. Sometimes i get a message telling me to insert the cd, although it is already in there.

All my other cd's work fine as soon as i insert them.
Please help.
 

Answer:Sims 2 Deluxe

the same thing is happening to me, I even returned it and exchanged it for a new one and its doing the same thing....have you had any luck yet ?
 

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Question: sims deluxe

please help me someone ive been through all tech help sites even spoke to a tech adviser but noone seems to be able to help,...Ikeep getting error message componant transfer message when trying to install sims delxe it installs disk1 & 95% of disk2 what can i do.
 

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When I go into the CD and click on 'start' the title menu comes up,but when I go to start the game,no matter whether I press 800x600 or 1024x768 all I get is an egg timer.
In the help file it suggested it may be a problem with my game card drivers.Any other ideas?
 

Answer:THE SIMS DELUXE won't start

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After years of having this game, but not being able to use it, I've finally installed it on my laptop. Now I'm filled with a ton of questions. To start off...1. How do I use Sims I've created the Sims Creator in the game? If you know the answer to this, I need really detailed instructions. I'm not experienced in moving around files or anything, so if it involves something like that, I'll need extra help.2. I've seen places where you can download extra hairstyles, skins, clothing, faces, etc. Do I need to download the things for Sims 1 or 2, or something special? When I do download them, how do I access them in the Sims Creator?Thanks for any help, it's appreciated very much!

Answer:The Sims Deluxe Edition. Need help!

You need to shearch for Sims one they will be iff files any files with the extension package is for Sims 2.  You will need to find where you installed the game under c.  Most of the files you will download are probably going to be iff.  Find a folder called maxis and go into the Sim folder then to downloads and create a file so it can load them.  The Sims characters should be in the families tab.  You need a empty house to put them in.  Theres a tutorial that will show up if you need help when it starts up in the game.  It will take longer to load the game and some mite chrash the game.  I've had that happen.  There are help guides on google if you want to do something like walls and floors.

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So I recently got the Sims 2 Deluxe, and I checked to make sure my computer was up to date enough for it and everything passed, but when I go to play, the picture just shows up as big pixel blocks and won't show up clearly? (I hope that made sense, I don't know how else to describe what I'm seeing). I double checked my video card and it is one of the accepted ones for the game so I was just hoping someone knew how I could fix this! It's the second one I've bought because my computer was too old to support the Sims 3, and I just hate wasting my money on these!
Help!
 

Answer:Sims 2 Deluxe Problem!

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Hello,  I have the Sims Deluxe version for my Windows 2000. I hated an expansion and uninstalled the whole thing now I re-install and it goes through the steps, the game loads then after it says "Adjusting Emotional Weights" I am returned to my desktop. I have tried Sims Eraser but it didn't work and it took me 2 hours to get the Sims Eraser.  It's my favorite game and I don't want to buy a new one at this point. We hired a computer guy and he didn't do anything to help.  Well, he did but I guess it didn't work. If anyone has any ideas I would be so happy, thanks.

Answer:I need help installing the Sims Deluxe please

I doubt buying a new copy of the game will work.What is Sims Eraser and what does it do? How did you uninstall it, using the offical uninstaller? What exactly did this computer guy do?

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I have just purchased the Sims 2 Deluxe. Whenever I insert the disks the cursor turns to a CD and I can hear it spinning, however the installation doesn't start. No matter what I do I can't make my computer recognize that there is a disk in the drive. My computer is able to run DVDs, so that isn't the problem. Also, I belive that my computer is fully updated. The disks will run in my sister's computer, so I don't think they are faulty.

I have found a lot of people asking the same question, but nobody has a good answer. Has anyone solved the problem? I am thinking about exchanging the game, but I don't think that will solve the problem. Is there anything I should try?

Please Help!
Aly
 

Answer:Computer Won't Run The Sims 2 Deluxe

Help!
 

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Hello,

in december i got a new PC [a dell desktop...] with a faster hardrive and more space for games and such.
so after a week of having it set up, i decided "hmm i think ill install the sims delux edition with some other expansion packs!!"
so i installed deluxe along with all the expansions up to vacation. everything was going great while installing them all, but then when i went to play them it said to put in the deluxe disk to play. now i didnt know that you had to in order to play the game even with other expansions, so naturally i would think that something went wrong.
so i un-installed it.
it un-installed properly
so i tryed re-installing again, which i did, but this time [without expansions] when i played it, after it was done loading up [game not installation] it just shut down! and it kept shutting down every time i tryed playing it!. so i uninstalled it. but this time it didnt work out so great. part of it had gotten stuck onto my computer. and i dont know how to fix it.
ive tryed going to the maxes folder on all programs and clicking uninstall. it loaded up and everything but it's still there and i dont know if it is all the way gone!

so how do i check if it's gone for sure?
and if it's not how do i get it off??
 

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I had this game installed into my computer already and I ended up having to unistall it.I am now trying to reinstall this into my computer and its gets to about 15% and this error pops up. It says "Component Error"?? It didn't do it before!!HELP!!!Thanks in Advance

Answer:The Sims Deluxe Edition

I'm actually having a hard time with Sims DE to. I tried to install Hotdate,making magic and superstar and i can install all of them but then it jsut says re-install Sims De i re-install it i then tells me to unistall it i then do that and then it says all your expansions are not deleted =-p.....Go with Sims 2 i'm going to go get it.. you can buy it for pretty cheap now lol..

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hiya again, yes you guessed it its me nicky... my son has just got the sims deluxe edition for his birthday and installed it on my pc, so i told him go and install it on his own, and this error is what he keeps getting....any ideas?
 

Answer:The Sims Deluxe Edition

Try getting a registry cleaner from HERE

I recomend RegCleaner myself, and make sure you go to Tools, registry cleanup, do them all.

Did the installation fail the first time around, or is this a clean install? Ive seen problems on the net where old files remained on the machine. If its an old registry entry that cleaner should do the trick.
 

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I installed Sims Deluxe Edition a couple of weeks ago and was working just fine. I then installed an expansion to it and it got all distorted. I uninstalled everything and reinstalled just he Sims Deluxe Edition and now everytime I start it up it will load up and as it reaches the final stage of uploading it the game closes and goes straight to the desk top. What can I do to fix the problem or should I say where can I go to find what the problem is? HELP!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I just purchased Sims 2 Deluxe to put on my desktop computer. I have done everything the manual says when having trouble but the disk wont even open. I put it in and it gives me nothing. I checked to see if it was the disc but it opened on another computer. HELP ME IM GOING CRAZY HERE.
 

Answer:Sims 2 Deluxe install help

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I recently tried playing the Sims Deluxe Edition after a few months of not playing it, and all of a sudden it doesn't seem to work... I re-installed the game but just got the same problem - it loads, I click on "Play" then "The Sims 800 X 600", and then it just freezes and the game doesn't load. Can anyone help me?

Thanks!
 

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Question: Sims Deluxe Freeze

Hi,

I'm having trouble running "The Sims Deluxe Edition" on my computer. I've looked through other posts on this (great)forum but couldn't find a solution for my problem.

I use a PII-400 with a diamond viper550 card and win98SE

The game runs smoothly (in 800x600 16-bit). Unfortunately the game always crashed after a while (within 1 hour) to the desktop. I found this on another site : http://thesims.ea.com/us/index.html?content=./support/index.html None of the suggestions seemed to work however.

Then I decided to update my driver. I was using the diamond viper driver version 4.12.01.0368 which is an older driver I believe. Searching for the latest driver I found : http://www.driverheaven.net/downloads/index3.htm and downloaded detonator driver 44.03 for windows98. After installation the game still crashed after a while but now instead of dropping to the desktop the screen freezes (while still being able to move the mouse and hear the sound). The intro movie now plays less smoothly than while using my older driver. Because of the change in crashing I think my problem is driver related.

Did I install the right driver?
 

Answer:Sims Deluxe Freeze

it's possible that the drivers are connected.

Prehaps reinstalling the game with the new drivers might help.
 

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I'm Have Problems (re)installing My Game Every Time I Reinstall The Game It Craches Before The Games Starts. Someone Please Help Me
 

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i have a hewlitt packard computer with windows vista. my sims game keeps freezing, and I don't know the reason for this. I need to erase all the sims folders, but I have put them in other places and I can't remember where they are.
 

Answer:the sims deluxe edition

purplebonbon said:

i have a hewlitt packard computer with windows vista. my sims game keeps freezing, and I don't know the reason for this. I need to erase all the sims folders, but I have put them in other places and I can't remember where they are.Click to expand...
 

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cant find a number to reg. for play could you help
 

Answer:the sims deluxe edition

the reg number should either be on the back of the manual, or on a sticker inside the case. I dont know any other loctions they tend to get put. If you dont have it, we wont be able to help, the only other thing may be to contat the maker, or if just bought, return to the shop
 

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Question: Sims City 4 Deluxe

I just bought this game and it crashes 2-3 minutes in. I e-mailed there tech support & did everything they said & it still crashes. I know my computer will play it because I play Sims 2 & have all the expansion packs. I closed all background task, updated my video drivers. I have windows xp, A Radeon 9800 pro, 1gb memory with 281mb used & 1315mb available. I cleaned out all my temp files. They told me to set my virtual memory to initial size to 1500, Max size to 3000. I downloaded the patch & installed. It still crashes UGH! I really want to play this. I live very isolated area. Please if any one can help me.
ps. my sims 2 never crashes
 

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Okay I installed The Sims 2 Deluxe on my LABTOP and it goes kinda slow like it takes FOREVER to go downtown...why is this. Is it because I am using a labtop instead of a desktop or something else. I mean my lab tops new so I know it's not because I don't have enough memory or something.
 

Answer:The Sims 2 Deluxe Issue

http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/698796-virtumonde-my-issue-can-anyone.html
 

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OK so i go for a virus scan in my comp and i see its going through that game the sims, about 15 minutes later its still going through that game, i find it in program files and run a check on it, its got almost 30,000 (THIRTY FREAKING THOUSAND) files in it, so i go to uninstall it and i get an error message that says
"the uninstallshield engine (ikernel.exe) could not be launched. LIbrary not registered."
i gotta get this waste of space and memory program off my comp! help!
 

Answer:The Sims (deluxe?) won't uninstall

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I'm interested in buying the Sims Deluxe Edition but on the box it says only to be used on O/S Windows 95/98 and XP. I'm running Me. I've never bought a Sims game before but I've had a look at the other ones available and as far as I can see they seem to run on Me ok.What I'm wondering is has anyone bought Deluxe Edition and is running it on Me? Or can you advise as to whether it's likely to work or not.Cheers

Answer:The Sims Deluxe Edition on Windows Me

click hereSaya ME ok Here.

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AFTER INSTALLING THE ABOVE SOFTWARE IT CAN'T NOW BE PLAYED PROPERLY OR UNINSTALLED!WHILE TRYING TO UNINSTALL I AM DIRECTED ROUND IN CIRCLES BETWEEN "INSERT DISK 1 " AND "INSERT DISK 2".

Answer:CANT UNINSTALL "THE SIMS TRIPLE DELUXE"!!!

are you installing it to the default directory on your c: drive?

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I'm having a slight problem with my new game. I have the sims 2 deluxe and bon voyage installed on windows vista. I downloaded a few things...hair clothes etc., but when I went to extract my files to the right folder, it wasnt there. If I'm right, I'm supposed to extract them to c:/my documents/ea games/the sims 2 bon voyage/downloads. but that doesnt exist. As a matter of fact...the sims files arent even in my documents. I did find the Sims files, but it didnt have a download file. So, as instructed, I proceeded to add a download file, but for some reason it wont let me. Can anyone tell me how to use the stuff I downloaded?
 

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hi, i bought the sims deluxe today and installed it. I went to play it and it plays the intro but and then starts loading but then comes up with a screen saying the sims deluxe has stopped working and Microsoft is trying to solve the problem. Then nothing happens. Ive tred about 100 times and nothing. i have vista..and from reading problems with other people iv changed the compatibility to xp and to administrator and tried everything but nothing is working and im starting to get really fustrated now. please can somebody help me
 

Answer:the sims deluxe has stopped working?

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I have the sims deluxe edition installed and everytime i try to run it this error comes up:

I click okay, and it does nothing. I've tried to uninstall it but it makes no different.

Has anyone else found this problem or can suggest anything?

I'll be happy to provide any more information.

Thanks!
 

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I have a Dell Windows XP.
It has two places to put a disk.

I bought the Sims 2 Deluxe and It wouldn't work, so I took it back thinking it was a problem with the game but when I exchanged it it still would not work.

When I put the disk in either drive, it just makes a noise out of the tower like a grunt, like it doesn't want to read it. No error message comes up, it just wont read it period. I have tried numerous things and no matter what I do, it tells me there is no disk in the drive when it really is in the drive. It tells me to insert a disk, but the disk is in there!

I have played games before on my computer, like all of the first Sim's games, so i don't know why this wont work.

And I have also deleted a bunch of my programs I do not use, emptied the Recycle bin, and close all other programs running when I want to start my game.

I don't know what else to do or try, but I really want to figure this out so I can play the game!

Thanks!
 

Answer:Sims 2 Deluxe wont work at all.

If you say it wouldn't work, does the program crash, gives you errors etc?

Also, try the other cds as well, if your dvd/cd drive can read them.
 

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hi there,
i have had sims for a while and it used to play fine, just recently it will load till just before the city thing and then it goes back to desktop. at first i thought it was just the weather but i tried it everyday. also i have tried re-installing and it has made no difference.

help anyone?
 

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PROBLEM ONE: The Sims install progam does not alow me to select where I want the sims game installed to... (this will be more relivant once you read problem three)

PROBLEM TWO: Installation takes For-Ev-Er. A good fifteen minutes. It just stops reading from the CD and sits there doing absolutely nothing for 10 minutes an then starts back up again

PROBLEM THREE: The Sims install program installs the game files in random arias in my WINNT FOLDER!!

PROBLEM FOUR: After the so-called "install", the game will not play, or uninstall, or re-install. Says I have -1MB on my drive when I have over 2 gigs free!!

Help me out before I go postal here!!

$20 for a program that doesnt work... it makes me sick.....
 

Answer:Solved: Sims Deluxe will not install

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hiya...

ive just tried to install the sims deluxe edition (which i have done successfully before) and i can get the cd running and ths splash screen to appear.
but for some reason, after its asked me for wat language i would like and asked me wat to do i.e. install the disc, it seems to try and load the 'installshield' but then gives me a wierd message saying,"set-up is having trouble shutting down the autplay program... please try restarting your computer"???

ive tried to restart my computer but that didnt do nothing!
so wat does this mean and wat do i do?

ive tried installing with programs not running in the background but that didnt do the trick...
did i miss something?

thank you and regards,
galaxy
 

Answer:sims deluxe - i get a wierd message!

I'm not sure if it will help but you could try to circumnavigate the auto play feature by installing manually.

Restart your PC with the disc in the machine and once Windows is fully loaded go into my computer and right click on the disc, select explore and then look for a file called setup.exe or something similar, it could be called sims.exe for example. Either way the .exe is the important part but it will most likely have more than one so look around.
Anyway double click on it when you find it and see if that helps.
If autoplay activates in the mean time then just close it.
 

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I've looked through a lot of old posts with this subject and didn't find the answer,so excuse me if it's been asked/answered before. I've lost the install instructions.

The Sims Deluxe Edition has been on my C drive for quite a while, and never played. Recently my grandson has been here, and has played the game twice extensively (3-4 hours) saving his builds. When exiting the program after playing, a lot of multi-colored boxes have stayed on the screen momentarily. When booting up the computer on the 2 days following his playing, I've gotten the following stop message: STOP: 0x0000007E (0x000000s,0xf77e3693, 0xf7B66C68, 0xf7B66968)

I uninstalled the game, and have the following questions:

1. Can the game be installed/played on my non-OS 2d HD (E

2. Any idea what caused the error message?

Thanks for any info you can give me.
 

Answer:Installation of The Sims Deluxe Edition

Microsoft's Knowledge Base has some listings with your message STOP: 0x0000007E, though I don't think your machine has RAID hardware etc... though one of them did say about not having enough hard disc space. Maybe look at your free space on the drive that had the error. As for reinstalling the game onto the E:, as long as you have space you can install it there.

But in all honesty I don't think the game caused the problem
 

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Hi, I'm new and i got a Sims game for my birthday last year. it worked fine for ages then my comp suddenly UN-install it. When i tried to re-install it, it kept playing up and timing out, reseting and stuff like that. i lent it to my friend and she says it plays fine on her comp, so i tried it again on mine. i got it to install but when i try to play it, i get the first splash screen up, but then it drops down to my desktop and cancels out, just disappears.
I'm so confused, coz i cant figure out why its not working. some other PC games will load on my comp, so it cant be something wrong with the actual computer, can it? but then again the game works on my mates, so.....????? ???

please help me, i really want to play it again, its my favourite game.
please, please please please please please please please please please please please please

HELP ME!!!!!

come on people, please help me! dont just look at this, reply to it, please!!!!

by the way, after it's installed, sims creator works fine , just not the actual game .i know theres space on my comp coz nothing else is loaded on there and theres nothing wrong with the actual disk.
 

Answer:I cant play the Sims (deluxe edition)!

Have u updated it? Try closing any firewalls. virus scanners, etc I had a game awhile back that kept doing that once i closed a few things it seemed to work ok. Sims used to do that also on mine, but it was so long ago I cant remember what I did to fix it! lol
 

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I've tried and tried to install The Sims Deluxe Edition, i have Windows XP and I have enough space on the hard drive. It installs up to 95% then stops and says that there is a component error. HELP!!! WHAT DO I DO???
 

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:cry i had the game for more then 3 years now and i never played it because it always exits out when you start. i downloaded a patch but it still doesn't wok.
what can i do in order to play it?
i wish i can return it...
 

Answer:Problem with The Sims:Deluxe Edition

Make sure everything is up-to-date on ur PC like graphic card, windows updates....etc. Had this problem myself with other games.
 

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Well, to start off my list of problems I'll say that I am quite skilled in software and physical changes to my own system. My system is a win7 ultimate 64 bit. For the sims 1 nothing else matters but if it does, please state so in your reply...I have the sims 1 deluxe ed. House Party Vacation Unleashed Superstar and Makin' Magic and have sucessfully installed these altogether on my computer before but after installing GTA 4, Crysis, Metro 2033 etc. I deleted it and now want it back (arrogant of me, I know).So when I first install deluxe and try to play, It says (Incorrect disk in drive, please insert the correct CD-ROM into your drive select ok and restart aplication) When I know that for just deluxe installed I need the sims 1 deluxe ed. disk 1 in my drive. If you can help me fix this I'll tell you my next set of problems with a number of the expansions I mentioned above Thank You

Answer:ing else mattersThe Sims 1 Deluxe Install Help

please help me I miss this game today, when I had houseparty vacation and deluxe installed, instralling unleashed just uninstalled EVERYTHING again!   

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could someone out there please help me?!? i cannot get my copy of "Sim's deluxe" to install. i can "sometimes" get to the second CD....then it just shuts down my PC! i've never seen anything like it before! the first time i thought it had fried my machine...thank god...that wasn't the case. is there anyone out there this has happened to? were you able to ever get it installed? i've got windows xp home, amd athlon xp 2100 processor, i gig of ram, two 80 gig maxtor hard drives, soundlaster mpg+ soundcard, geforce fx 5200 apg 128mb video card...
help? someone?
~joey~
 

Answer:Sims Deluxe wont install...HELP!

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Hi,

I recently bought my first SIMS game-The Sims: Deluxe Edition.

It installed fine with no problems. However, when I click to PLAY on either 800x600 or 1024x768, I get the message: "Windows cannot find device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

I've tried unistalling and reinstalling but no luck. I've tried accessing the file several different ways, i.e. via the control panel, and via My Computer. The Sims creator works fine, but not the Sims itself!

I'm completely baffled as to why it won't load...can anyone help please??

Oh, and I've got a Dell Inspiron 1300.

Thanks! Willowrose.
 

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i am trying to install the sims deluxe edition and i have installed it b4 on my other computer but that computer was an old one so we got rid of it now i try to install it and a error message comes up and says:
The InstallShield Engine(iKernel.exe) could not be launched.
Class not registered

Wat should i do i have tryed deleting some usles things on my computer and it still dosent work plz help
 

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I used to play the sims but now I don't so it's useless to be on my computer. I try to remove it from the "Add/Remove Program" list but it tells me that I must insert the second disk to continue... so it's basically thinking that I want to install it rather than uninstall it, any ideas?
 

Answer:The Sims Deluxe Edition Won't Uninstall

Didn't see a thread on this issue until I searched it on Google.. sorry about that
 

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Hi,
I just installed The Sims Deluxe Edition. When I try to play the game I get this message: Please insert the correct CD-ROM, select OK and restart application. I have the CD disk 1 in my CD ROM. I have even tried uninstalling and reinstalling, I changed the "Compatibilty" under "properties" from Windows 95 to Windows 98 to Windows 2000 and have tried all 3 and it still doesn't work. The Cd is clean with no scratches.

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System Information
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Time of this report: 2/18/2004, 13:11:40
Machine name: 64HGY01
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) (2600.xpclient.010817-1148)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Computer Corporation
System Model: DIM2100
BIOS: DELL - 20010905
Processor: Intel Celeron, ~897MHz
Memory: 126MB RAM
Page File: 155MB used, 152MB available
Primary File System: n/a
DirectX Version: DirectX 8.1 (4.08.01.0810)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.01.2600.0000 32bit Unicode

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DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
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Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No input devices detected.
No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

I have attached the entire dxdiag report to this message!

Please respond asap so I can play this game .. Its making me chain smoke Thank you!
 

Answer:Trouble with the sims deluxe edition

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I installed the Sims Deluxe Edition on my laptop (with windows Vista) and it installed successfully. But anytime I try to run the game, it exits to the desktop during the loading sequence with an error message saying that the game unexpectedly stopped running.

I have checked out my specs with the games and my laptop has all the requirements, and the game works on my other computer (desktop with Windows 2000). I've tried running the game in compatibility mode for XP and 2000, and as an administrator as well.

Any suggestions or fixes? Thanks all in advance.
 

Answer:Sims Deluxe Edition on Vista

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i'm tying to clean out my memory (need to play spades.....BADLY) and i cannot uninstall this sims game....i have both discs......went to add/remove programs...........(this is where i ripp my hair out and scream at computer)........please insert disc 1 .....disc 2 .......then nothing......20 minutes watching little green dots....nothing..i'm afraid sims has been installed about 5 or 6 times while i was trying to delete it......please help me as i don't want to be the one sneaking up to my pc with a sledge hammer.....
 

Answer:cannot uninstall sims deluxe edition....

pleeeaaasssseee....
 

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I have windows xp and I tried installing it,

put disc 1 in.......and.....nothing happens.

What do I do!
 

Answer:Sims Deluxe Wont Install

Welcome to TSG!
Try going to My Computer > Then double click on the drive the Sims 2 CD is in.
 

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My Window's XP Home Edition computer was reformatted and now it won't install my Sims Deluxe Edition! Once I click "Install" on the Autostart screen after a few minutes this error message pops up - "An installation support file could not be installed. Data error (cyclic redundancy check)." How do I fix that so I can install my Sims?!

Thanx

Xtina
 

Answer:Sims Deluxe Edition won't install.

Sounds very much like a scratched game cd. CRC (cyclic redundancy check) is a computation done on a file to ensure that the file is unchanged and uncorrupted. The fact that your pc complains that the CRC fails suggests that the data that is read off the cd is damaged. Check for scratches and scuffing.
 

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Hi all running windows xp home,had the sims installed and working fine since christmas,however today when inserting disk it will not load ,cd drive lights up and spins but eventually i have to eject.message box pops up "there is no disk in the drive" cancel,try again,continue.no matter which option i click i cannot get rid of this message box,eventually after numerous clicking another box pops up "start.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close"when i click close the previous box appears,my only option then is to swich pc off.I have since deleted the program using add/remove programs but when i reinstall it stops at 24% when i open task manager it shows cpu usage at 100%. Can anyone help me with this problem,and also is it possible to install software in safe mode?

Answer:Sims deluxe edition problem

A friend has the exact same problem, with the delexue edition, have never seen this happen with any type of game before, anyone help us???

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I got a new computer. It's an HP Pavilion Elite m9040n useing Windows Vista Home Premium. I'm trying to install The Sims Deluxe Edition on it but I can't get it to work:

First when I put the disk in to install it, an error message comes up saying "The Sims Deluxe Edition requires at least 64MB of RAM to run properly. We have detected that your system has less RAM than this, and you may experience slow performance. Do you wish to proceed?" When I say "yes" it will install without any problems but when I actually try to run the game afterwards, it will close out after the intro video and another message comes up saying "The Sims Deluxe Edition has stopped working. Windows is searching for a solution to the problem." After a few seconds it will then say, "A Problem has caused The Sims Deluxe edition to stop working, Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is aviailable." It does this every time. What should I do?

P.S. I havn't been able to try compatibility mode because I cant find the game under programs anywhere and it won't come up under search either. It only shows up when the cd is in. Maybe these problems are related but I don't know.
 

Answer:Solved: The Sims 1 Deluxe edition says I need more RAM?

Is there an icon on the desktop for sims?

The reason is probably due to compatibility
 

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Computer: Windows Vista
Copyright 2007
VAIO coputer model
Free space: 34.5 GB
RAM:1GB
System type:32-bit operating system

I am trying to install a Sims Deluxe Edition CD. After I insert the CD I get a box that says Run Start.exe and below that an option that says Open folder to view files. I click Run Start.exe to start the installation, but after I click it the box dissapears and nothing comes up after it. I have tried going to Start, Computer, click the game icon in DVD RW Drive (F The Sims, but that doesn't do anything either. I had the game installed before on a much older 2000 computer so I know the game works. The CD is not scratched or anything. Is it possible that the computer is too weak(not enough memory)? This one is newer than my old one so shouldn't it be able to work the game? Please help me.
 

Answer:Can't install The Sims Deluxe Edition

"This one is newer than my old one so shouldn't it be able to work the game?"

On the contrary, some old games and applications very often won't install (or won't run) on a new version of Windows.
In such cases, the game or application developer usually releases a new version to make it compatible. You may be entitled to a free (or reduced price) upgrade to the new version if you bought it direct from the developer's website.
 

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Hi there. I brought myself Sims 2 Deluxe with a couple of extension packs many months ago. Everything was working just fine until two days ago when all of a sudden when I click on programme icon and then 'PLAY' it'll load but then freeze, I then have to switch off my pc by hold standby button. It seems something is missing, could be to do with the Graphics Card in which I put the CD in but for some reason it won't allow that anymore, it cannot find file. I do not understand reason(s) for this to suddenly happen. How can I get my Sims to work again with My MSI NX840065 Graphics Card?...Is there anyway I can get my Card fully loading onto my pc again?

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Okay, so... A long time ago, I installed and played the Sims 1 Deluxe with no problem. For some reason, I uninstalled it. Perhaps I got bored with it, or something... Anyway! Quite a few months later I attempted to install the same CD onto the same computer, and encountered a veriety of amusing problems.

At first, I was able to install the game with no problem, however, when I attempted to actually play the game, I got an error message, and I quote, "Sorry, there's not enough disk space free on . 209715200 bytes are required and only -1 bytres are free." I thought that was rather odd, but I knew I had a lot of stuff on my my computer, so I ended up getting rid of close to 3 gig of videos and such, only to get the same error message when I tried to start the game again.

It only gets better from here. I then tried to uninstall the game, thinking that maybe I could reinstall and whatever the problem was might go away. However, autorunning the Sims CD only got the very same window as when I installed the game for the first time, including the option of installing the game. For some reason, it seems, my computer does not recognize that the game's already installed. Out of curiosity, I tried to install it again, only to get the same error message as before. This error message also comes up when I try to get rid of the game from the Add/Remove programs window.

The most interesting part of this problem is the fact that I can still run The Sims Creator, which c... Read more

Answer:Sims 1 Deluxe Installation Problem(s)

You need to make sure if you have enough space to put, just clean up your hard drive and try installing it again.
 

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Hi, I have just tryed loading The Sims Deluxe Edition on my new computer, my previous computer ran on 98 and the program ran beautifully, now I tyred loading it onto my new computer running on XP and the instillation went fine until it prompted me to insert the second disk.  From there it ran again for about another minute or so and then stopped at 95% an error message was displayed reading....COMPONENT TRANSFER ERROR. the instillation program then terminated.I have checked all the requirements and i have them all.I have also tryed cleaning the disks, running the Program COmpatibility Wizard and reloading the disks.I really love this game and want to play ASAP, PLEASE HELP ME!!!!THANKS ADAM!!!

Answer:The Sims Deluxe Instillation Problem

This is what I found on EA Games:A 'Component Transfer Error' this early in the installation means that there is either an incomplete uninstall or a corrupt previous installation of the game.  To resolve this issue, you will need to completely remove the game from your system and then reinstall it.-------------------------------------Ok, let's remove everything that is about the sims from that computer. Special instructions are here: http://support.ea.com/cgi-bin/ea.cfg/php/enduser/cci/ea/sims_udr.php?p_sid=%3C?%20echo%20$p_sid%20?%20%20%3E ...Flame

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I keep getting an error when I install the Sims Deluxe Edition....it says "Component Transfer Error" what is t and how do i fix it?
 

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The game installs smoothly, however when it's time to press play the game will not launch.
 

Answer:Sims Deluxe Edition not launching

Is this the original Sims or one of the newer ones? What version of Windows are you running? How was the game installed? Disc, download(from where), etc.
 

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I have an absolute legit version of The SIms Deluxe-(Registered with EA) but I cannot find my disc 2. So today I purchased 2 expansion packs but when I tried to install them. It asks for disc 2. I've searcehed high and low but can't find it. Does this mean I will have to purchase another Deluxe just to get the 2nd disc??
 

Answer:Sims Deluxe Expansion PAck

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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game installs fine. put in cd1 and autorun brings up main game window. I choose play sims 800x600. then I get a window that says "cannot locate CD-ROM" "Please eject and reinsert cd and press ok. then restart application"
 

Answer:Problem with The Sims:Deluxe Edition

As you own the game, you can legaly use a no CD crack. jus a thought.
 

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So my sim drank a potion and it turned her into a Frankenstein monster thing, and I used the move objects cheat to delete her, and tried to reset her after, but she disappeared and won't come back... Where there's a normal red cross thing on her icon, there's not, and when I double click on it, she's still not back. Weird problem lol. Anyone know how to fix it? Thanks.

Answer:The Sims Deluxe Edition problem

Yeah, don't cheat.Try moving her out of the house and back in. Or start a new Sim.

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Insert disc and select English then install and box appears saying "Epson scan cannot be started.Do you want to open troubleshooting assistant" Press no and another box appears with "Copy Facility" saying " Could not connect to scanner.Check the connection to scanner then select scanner again".Is this facility required for installation of The Sims or is this completely unrelated?This is a new computer but we have already loaded other games without any problems.Also have gone into My Computer to add programs from cd and message reads Windows was unable to find the installation program.Hope you can help.Thanks
 

Answer:Cant install The Sims Deluxe Version on win xp

Epson problem is not related , click this away,place the sims cd in cd player after selecting language you should come to the next screen and that says install
 

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