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Post by SimCraz3D on Mon 25 Jan 2016, 19:54

I want to start off by saying, I do apologize if this is not in the correct section. I do not know if help for this is still being entertained. I know EA is no longer providing support of the sims 2. I downloaded the sims 2 via piratebay a couple of days ago. I was able to install it just fine. However, when I started it up I noticed that the game looked horrible. The edges were not smooth and the graphics looked very poor. I have a fairly decent laptop. My specs are Nvidia Geforce GTX 850m card, I also have intel graphics, intel core i7 processor, and windows 10 home edition 64 bit . I made sure that the game was running with the nvidia video card. I do know and understand that the sims 2 is not suppose to be compatible with windows 10, but after some research, I found people who said it ran just fine on windows 10. I did some google research and found out about how to change graphics rules in the game to allow 1080p gameplay and smooth edges. It was running just fine for a moment...... Facepalm Then I tried to add some CC. I found the EA games folder and inside was a Sims 2 folder. I created a folder, naming it Downloads. I put the stuff in there and tried to restart the game. It wouldn't get pass the loading screen. It kept getting stuck at rotation ceiling fans. So I took the downloads folder out, with all of the cc and started it up again. I ran into the exact same problem. I decided maybe the whole folder was corrupt, and deleted it. I started the game back up and it worked just fine. Unfortunately, when I tried to change the screen size to 1920x1080 and smooth the edges, it takes forever. I have to do ctrl+alt+delete and choose task manager. Finally a screen pops up telling me that the sims 2 is now terminating. I just want to know how to run in in 1080p and smooth the edges without crashing, and if I can install CC, how to do it? The CC never did show up in the game, the few times I got lucky and it started up. If any of this is even possible, knowing the game isn't compatible with windows 10 please let me know. Thanks!
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Re: The Sims 2 Complete Collection issues.

Post by CHall10006 on Mon 25 Jan 2016, 20:54

Two things
It takes a long time to run a lot of custom content
And it takes a short time to run a little custom content
Just thought I'd let you know
PS: You can't change resolution without a Graphic Fix, Leefish has one for Windows 10
And Graphics Rules Maker has one that lets you choose what to Fix.

If you are not comfortable using a Graphic Fix try this
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t16081-how-to-fix-the-graphic-glitch-whenever-you-are-in-map-view-the-sims-2

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Re: The Sims 2 Complete Collection issues.

Post by SimCraz3D on Mon 25 Jan 2016, 20:56

Thank you but I am aware of that. I also came across the graphic fix and applied it. Thanks again.
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Re: The Sims 2 Complete Collection issues.

Post by CHall10006 on Mon 25 Jan 2016, 20:58

Okay and as long as you are downloading Custom Content you should download this
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t22179-the-sims-2-store-pre-order-items

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Re: The Sims 2 Complete Collection issues.

Post by SimCraz3D on Mon 25 Jan 2016, 21:04

Okay, thanks.
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Re: The Sims 2 Complete Collection issues.

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Mon 25 Jan 2016, 23:15

SimCraz3D wrote:Okay, thanks.


Hello @SimCraz3D,


If you have an NVIDIA graphics card, try going into your NVIDIA control panel, and under Manage 3D settings -> Global Settings, look under "Vertical Sync". Change the setting to "On".





Not sure if this is an issue in Sims 2, but it is very important in Sims 3. And having the setting as "On" doesn't hurt anyways. See if that improves anything in your gameplay experience, and let us know. Good luck for the moment ! Smile

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Re: The Sims 2 Complete Collection issues.

Post by SimCraz3D on Mon 25 Jan 2016, 23:30

Hello, I just tried it and got the same results. When I started the game back up it was running with the 1080p screen and with smooth edges. Unfortunately, I keep getting stuck on the loading screen right at ceiling rotation. I have no custom content in the game as well. I did notice that every time I delete the EA games folder in my documents, I am able to start up the game but the settings of smooth edges and 1080p screen are lost. The folder regenerates. So basically, it is a vicious cycle. After deleting the folder, I restart the game, and set the settings back to 1080 and smooth edges, it takes forever, I use ctrl+alt+delete, when the game comes to it'll tell me that the changes were applied, but I can clearly see that they aren't because everything looks as it did before. I go ahead and quit the game after all that. When I restart it, I can see the 1080 screen and everything looks better. Then I get stuck on that loading screen right at ceiling rotation. I eventually have to do ctrl+alt+delete again. Then I get a error message telling me something along the lines that the sims 2 crashed and will now terminate  Facepalm
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Re: The Sims 2 Complete Collection issues.

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Tue 26 Jan 2016, 00:14

SimCraz3D wrote:Hello, I just tried it and got the same results. When I started the game back up it was running with the 1080p screen and with smooth edges. Unfortunately, I keep getting stuck on the loading screen right at ceiling rotation. I have no custom content in the game as well. I did notice that every time I delete the EA games folder in my documents, I am able to start up the game but the settings of smooth edges and 1080p screen are lost. The folder regenerates. So basically, it is a vicious cycle. After deleting the folder, I restart the game, and set the settings back to 1080 and smooth edges, it takes forever, I use ctrl+alt+delete, when the game comes to it'll tell me that the changes were applied, but I can clearly see that they aren't because everything looks as it did before. I go ahead and quit the game after all that. When I restart it, I can see the 1080 screen and everything looks better. Then I get stuck on that loading screen right at ceiling rotation. I eventually have to do ctrl+alt+delete again. Then I get a error message telling me something along the lines that the sims 2 crashed and will now terminate  Facepalm


For now, please avoid deleting that "EA GAMES"-folder. Smile  Could you try doing the suggestion posted by @Jadeskyee here ?
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t21997-the-sims-2-failed-to-find-compatible-directx-fix

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Re: The Sims 2 Complete Collection issues.

Post by SimCraz3D on Tue 26 Jan 2016, 00:48

Yes, I just tried it after applying the settings suggested. Unfortunately, now my loading screen bar is only loaded half and stopping at overwaxing banisters. I wonder is it because I did the graphics fix. I switched out the original graphics rules file, for the one that corresponded with my graphics card, nvidia. I also had already gone in and edited the high resolution part to 1920x1080 already. I just put the 3 in where it was suggested, and did the 1920x1080 in the rest of the resolutions. I waited for about 7 minutes and figured it was stuck. I did the ctrl+alt+delete once again and got that error saying that it had crashed and was now going to terminate.
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Re: The Sims 2 Complete Collection issues.

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Mon 01 Feb 2016, 18:14

SimCraz3D wrote:Yes, I just tried it after applying the settings suggested. Unfortunately, now my loading screen bar is only loaded half and stopping at overwaxing banisters. I wonder is it because I did the graphics fix. I switched out the original graphics rules file, for the one that corresponded with my graphics card, nvidia. I also had already gone in and edited the high resolution part to 1920x1080 already. I just put the 3 in where it was suggested, and did the 1920x1080 in the rest of the resolutions. I waited for about 7 minutes and figured it was stuck. I did the ctrl+alt+delete once again and got that error saying that it had crashed and was now going to terminate.

I'm sorry for the very late reply,


Are you still encountering the issue ? Have you tried adding the Sims2SP9.exe to your "DEP exclusions" ? See part of the guide here:
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t18501-unable-to-start-initialization-error-at-startup-updated-on-11-9-2015


This was written for The Sims 4, but you can apply the part about the DEP to almost any .exe file. So you should try adding the Sims2SP9.exe, from C:\Program files (x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Mansion and Garden Stuff\TSBin, to your DEP exclusions.

About the previous post, have you tried putting in a lower resolution than 1920 x 1080, even under "high" ?

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