Sims 2 can't open body shop and package installer correctly

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Sims 2 can't open body shop and package installer correctly

Post by chocodrone on Thu 10 May 2018, 21:52

EDIT: I solved the body shop and possibly the white screen issue. It might have something to do with Windows 10 and NVIDIA drivers, you need to open NVIDIA control panel and temporarily change the preferred graphics processor for the program to integrated, run it and it should work, then change it back again to your NVIDIA processor.


Still can't use the body shop package installer though! I exported the sims I made in body shop from my other machine to sims2pack files, but when I double clicked it the package installer runs, but the window doesn't show up so I can't install my sims Why God.

When I try to open body shop it just shows me white/blue screen. Package installer doesn't show up at all. I notice the same thing happens in the game itself, but ONLY if I try to run it in windowed mode by adding the -w flag to the shortcut target. I can hear the game's audio and all, but it only shows me that white/blue screen. So I can only play on full screen mode.

I think the body shop's problem is also the same? I can't figure out how to solve this, I've tried using compatibility mode to no avail. Trying to start the program maximized doesn't work since it's still running windowed... I'm using windows 10 64-bit.

I don't know if this is related but just for clarity's sake, I downloaded The SIms 2 Complete Collection from the downloads page and the installation process wasn't so smooth either. I was hit with the "the update process did not complete successfully" error when I tried to install University and some other packs, but I read some other users' post who had the same problem and decided to just try installing one by one until SP9 (Mansion) and just retry to install the problematic EPs & SPs again. That worked though.


Last edited by chocodrone on Fri 11 May 2018, 07:21; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Partially solved issue)

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Re: Sims 2 can't open body shop and package installer correctly

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 23 May 2018, 20:44

@chocodrone wrote:EDIT: I solved the body shop and possibly the white screen issue. It might have something to do with Windows 10 and NVIDIA drivers, you need to open NVIDIA control panel and temporarily change the preferred graphics processor for the program to integrated, run it and it should work, then change it back again to your NVIDIA processor.


Still can't use the body shop package installer though! I exported the sims I made in body shop from my other machine to sims2pack files, but when I double clicked it the package installer runs, but the window doesn't show up so I can't install my sims Why God.


I'm sorry for the belated reply,

If you still needed help with the issue, have you considered using third-party tools for installing? Note that you need the integrated "package installer" ONLY for .sims2pack custom content, and in my experience, most custom content for The Sims 2 is in .package file format.

There is a tool named "Clean Installer":
http://sims2pack.modthesims2.com/index.php?page=3

A neat tool, for a more elaborate guide on using it, see this here. Good luck for now!

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