The Sims 1 Complete Collection - install + crack as instructed, still asks for CD on clicking on icon?

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Post by LKay865 on Fri 13 Oct 2017, 00:03

Hi all,

I've just downloaded and installed The Sims 1 Complete Collection from G4TW, and followed the instructions exactly. The platform I'm running is XP (actual XP on a rather old laptop - there is more than enough space/RAM to run the game though).

Everything i.e. installation went smoothly. I replaced the sims.exe file to the C:\Program Files (x86)\Maxis\The Sims folder from the #Crack folder. 

I would try running as admin however because it's such an old laptop nobody knows the administrator password! 

The game will not play and just keeps asking for the correct CD-ROM... I thought the cracked file would have sorted this issue? 

Any ideas?!  Embarrassing...

I just wanna go back to 1999 and play The Sims and relive my childhood lol  Why God.

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Re: The Sims 1 Complete Collection - install + crack as instructed, still asks for CD on clicking on icon?

Post by Polarbear on Fri 13 Oct 2017, 16:07

The Sims can only be started as an Administrator.
You don't need to know the password, just rightclick on sims.exe and select Run as Administrator.
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Post by Ageha on Fri 13 Oct 2017, 17:29

@Polarbear wrote:The Sims can only be started as an Administrator.
You don't need to know the password, just rightclick on sims.exe and select Run as Administrator.
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I had just download and install the game myself and did not encounter any error. Make sure that you click on the correct .exe and if you have any shortcuts, make sure that it's pointed to the correct location. Adding to the above, you can also right - click the .exe -> Properties -> Compatibility -> check 'Run program as adminsitrator'. While under that tab, you can also run the compatibility troubleshooter or run the program in a compatible mode.

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Re: The Sims 1 Complete Collection - install + crack as instructed, still asks for CD on clicking on icon?

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Fri 13 Oct 2017, 18:17

@Ageha wrote:Adding to the above, you can also right - click the .exe -> Properties -> Compatibility -> check 'Run program as adminsitrator'. While under that tab, you can also run the compatibility troubleshooter or run the program in a compatible mode.


I don't think there is such an option on Windows XP (feel free to correct me though). Example screenshot from my own old laptop that still has Windows XP.





You indeed have to right-click on an .exe and choose "run as...". After which you will get to this here.




But I don't think if you run an old game under an old Windows system, this thing with "run as Administrator" is that relevant. Maybe it is, but probably not common. That thing is mostly found on more modern Windows systems.

Other ideas @LKay865: maybe the cracked .exe gets deleted by anti-virus software? Or the original .exe was not actually replaced with the cracked one...?

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Post by Ageha on Fri 13 Oct 2017, 20:05

@The_gh0stm4n wrote:I don't think there is such an option on Windows XP (feel free to correct me though). Example screenshot from my own old laptop that still has Windows XP.
Ah, apologies. Then disregard my comment. Lol /Should have search for an example before posting.
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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Fri 13 Oct 2017, 20:18

@Ageha wrote:Ah, apologies. Then disregard my comment. Lol /Should have search for an example before posting.
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