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Post by chi168 on Mon 28 Nov - 7:46

Hello, I had the sims 2 complete collection for a while and recently it just would not start, the launcher starts, but not the actual game. I tried everything from removing my mods to changing it to compatibility mode and today I even reinstalled every single one of them but it still will not start. I don't recieve any error message neither. Please help?

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Re: The sims 2 complete collection will not start.

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Mon 28 Nov - 20:18

@chi168 wrote:Hello, I had the sims 2 complete collection for a while and recently it just would not start, the launcher starts, but not the actual game. I tried everything from removing my mods to changing it to compatibility mode and today I even reinstalled every single one of them but it still will not start. I don't recieve any error message neither. Please help?


Hello again @chi168,

Have you tried this here already?
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t22860-deleting-cache-files-in-the-sims-2

Was the game working in the past?

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Re: The sims 2 complete collection will not start.

Post by Tarac on Mon 28 Nov - 22:28

When you haven't removed the old installations in a correct manner you should notice that a re-installtion will not ask you for a serial number.
If that is the case, try to clean up the registry by hand.
I'm sure there is a manual for that somewhere on this forum.

EDIT: I did a quick search and found this about removing Sims 2 from the register

1. Keep Windowskey down and type R
2. In the window type regedit
3. In the register, open folder HKEY-LOCAL_MACHINE
4. Scroll down to SOFTWARE  (64-bits machines scroll down to WoW6432Node, open it and scroll down to SOFTWARE)
5. Look for folder EA GAMES and open it
6. Select every expansion by rightclicking on it and choose Delete or Remove.
7. When completed re-boot your computer.
8. Install again, starting with basegame
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Re: The sims 2 complete collection will not start.

Post by chi168 on Tue 29 Nov - 4:12

They did ask me for a serial number and it did work before, it stopped working before I reinstalled it.
Edit: I suppose there are no cache files since i haven't been able to start it at all after reinstalling and I couldn't find any.

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Re: The sims 2 complete collection will not start.

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Tue 29 Nov - 16:48

@chi168 wrote:They did ask me for a serial number and it did work before, it stopped working before I reinstalled it.
Edit: I suppose there are no cache files since i haven't been able to start it at all after reinstalling and I couldn't find any.


Control Panel/System/Advanced (tab)/Performance/Settings/Data Execution Prevention

go to that location on your system.





Tick the option marked with a red arrow in my screenshot, if it isn't marked already. Click on Apply -> OK. Not sure if you have to re-boot the computer for that change to take effect, but may have to.

Then try the game again. Smile

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Re: The sims 2 complete collection will not start.

Post by chi168 on Wed 30 Nov - 5:57

Hello again, I'm sorry that I'm slow to respond but I'm in a different time zone. It was already marked...

//EDIT


Just tried starting another random game I have and suspiciously, It would not start in the same way. I saw it pop up in the processes of the task manager and then it simply dissapears. I played sims 3 just earlier today, that worked a charm, even the sims 1 works. 

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Re: The sims 2 complete collection will not start.

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Mon 5 Dec - 19:21

@chi168 wrote:Just tried starting another random game I have and suspiciously, It would not start in the same way. I saw it pop up in the processes of the task manager and then it simply dissapears. I played sims 3 just earlier today, that worked a charm, even the sims 1 works. Why God.


By any chance, are you playing on a computer with "dual graphics"? These systems often cause issues with games. Have a look at the post here:
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t23881-game-doesn-t-start-no-specific-error-fix

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Post by chi168 on Wed 7 Dec - 13:05

no dual graphics

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Re: The sims 2 complete collection will not start.

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 7 Dec - 23:19

@chi168 wrote:no dual graphics


OK, do you think you could show us a screenshot from your computer system? Smile

Press the Windows key + R, type dxdiag and then hit enter. Now, a window will come up after a few seconds. There is a tab named "Display" - go under that tab. And then make a screenshot and upload it here. We'll then see what can be done further.  alien

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Post by chi168 on Fri 9 Dec - 5:40

thank you!

EDIT: Seems i can't even figure out how to add the screen shot Why.

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Fri 9 Dec - 15:41

Hello,


Use this button to upload and insert your screenshot:


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Re: The sims 2 complete collection will not start.

Post by chi168 on Tue 13 Dec - 6:53


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Re: The sims 2 complete collection will not start.

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 15 Dec - 1:07

@chi168 wrote:


Sorry for the late-ish reply,

I assume that computer is a laptop? Have a look here and try downloading this "AMD Catalyst Control Center":
http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/catalyst-windows-install.aspx

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Post by chi168 on Mon 26 Dec - 10:20

So in china I had problems downloading it, thought I'd wait until I got back home but my screen broke on the way home... Might just be buying a new laptop instead of fixing the screen... Thank you guys for your help though!

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